Author Archives: AFP

The chosen bun

Decade-old burger’s decay livestreamed in Iceland REYKJAVIK: A decade after McDonald’s shut down in Iceland, thousands of online users follow the live slow decay of the last order — a…

Filipinos pack cemeteries to remember the dead

MANILA: Filipinos poured into cemeteries by the millions yesterday for a rite to remember their dead, blending expressions of grief and faith in Catholic-majority Philippines with a party-like ambiance. Vendors…

From suicide hotline to sex line

LOS ANGELES: Officials from a California school district were left red-faced after students who dialled a suicide prevention hotline listed on their ID badges instead stumbled on a sex line….

Boosting Bundesliga bid

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Julian Brandt says he hopes his side’s 2-1 midweek win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the German Cup will mark a turning point in the season. …

Marathon venue to be moved

TOKYO: The 2020 Olympic marathon and race-walking will be moved to northern Japan over heat concerns, officials said yesterday, after Tokyo’s governor offered her reluctant support. The International Olympic Committee’s…

Democratic voters suffering under Trump

Some broke with pro-Trump friends and family. Many quit social media and now refrain from talking about politics. Others say they had old emotional wounds reopened by his presidency. The…