In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong
January 17, 2021
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lai Chi-wai became the first in Hong Kong to climb more than 250 meters of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair as he pulled himself up for more than 10 hours on Saturday to raise money for spinal cord patients.
January 15, 2021
Gaza man with disabilities conquers karate
GAZA (Reuters) - Youssef Abu Amira, a Palestinian law school graduate, never let disabilities hold him back. Born without legs and with only partially developed arms, he has taken up a new challenge - karate.
January 14, 2021
After years in a drawer, Tintin painting tipped to fetch over 2 million euros
PARIS (Reuters) - A painting of comic book hero Tintin that for years was kept folded in a drawer is to go on sale at a Paris auction house on Thursday with an estimated sale price of more than 2 million euros.
January 11, 2021
Young Japanese celebrate Coming of Age Day under COVID's shadow
TOKYO (Reuters) - Young women in colourful traditional costumes, masks and white stoles braved cold weather in lines and sat seats apart from one another in Yokohama on Monday to mark Japan’s Coming of Age Day, even though the city is under a state of emergency.
January 8, 2021
Rah! Japanese cheerleaders lift spirits amid pandemic
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese cheerleaders danced and cheered on commuters outside a Tokyo rail station on Thursday in a bid to lift spirits with the capital heading into another state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 5, 2021
As end to pandemic mask-wearing nears, South Koreans scramble to arrange cosmetic surgery
SEOUL (Reuters) - When Ryu Han-na, a 20-year-old university student, got cosmetic surgery on her nose in mid-December, she had a simple reason: it might be the last chance to do so covertly before people start taking off masks this year as vaccines are distributed.
January 1, 2021
'I will survive': 2020 slinks into history as fireworks light deserted streets
(Reuters) -Fireworks soared into the sky above the Sydney Opera House, but the harbour below was a deserted ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year that will not be missed.