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A three-year-old child eats Hamburger and fries in a Quick fast food restaurant in Namur, Belgium, 08 February 2018.[Photo/IC]

>Junk food ads to be banned
A ban on junk food advertising across London's public transport system will be introduced on Feb 25. London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed the "tough action" initiative, which is part of the London Food Strategy to reduce child obesity in the city by 2028. The restrictions also outlaw adverts for goods deemed "less healthy" by Public Health England, such as salted nuts. London has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in Europe, with almost 40% of children aged 10 and 11 being overweight or obese. Speaking of the move's impact on reducing obesity, Khan said: "Reducing exposure to junk food advertising has a role to play in this - not just for children, but parents, families and carers who buy food and prepare meals."


A segment of the Eiffel Tower's original spiral staircase from 1889 is pictured at the Artcurial auction house in Paris, France, November 8, 2018. [Photo/REUTERS] 

>Eiffel Tower staircase sold
A collector from the Middle East paid 169,000 euros, three times of the initial estimate of a section of the Eiffel Tower's original spiral staircase at a Paris auction, Artcurial auction house said on Tuesday. Composed of 25 steps, the 4.3-meter high section, which came from a private collection in Canada, had linked the second and third stories of the Paris landmark "French Iron Lady" built in 1889. In 1983, the staircase was removed when elevators were installed, and it was cut into 24 sections, with their length ranging from two to nine meters. One of them has since been preserved on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and three others have been donated to three French museums. On Dec 1, 1983, the remaining 20 sections were first auctioned.


Footage of artist Olga Belka painting her new masterpiece of model Ksenia Galata off the Red Sea coast.[Photo/IC]

>Meet the underwater painter
Olga Belka, a Russian born diver and artist who now lives in Thailand, creates unique paintings which bring models and sea animals to life while under water. Each of her unusual pieces of artwork requires between two and six two-hour dives to complete. Olga started underwater painting because she wanted to capture the beauty of life under the waves, and has since created some truly unique pictures. Olga has previously stated that she finds the sea a "constant source of inspiration" that she can share with the world. But if you want to purchase one of the bespoke items, it could set you back as much as $3,000.



>Addition to heritage list
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed on Wednesday China's Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision was announced at the ongoing 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Port Louis, Mauritius. The Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa is the traditional knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in China. "This heritage not only embodies the folk experience in disease prevention and treatment, it also represents an inheritance and development of the traditional Tibetan medicine theories in modern health practices," Chinese Vice-Minister of Culture and Tourism Zhang Xu said. With the inscription of the Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, China now has 40 inscribed elements in total on relevant UNESCO lists, including 32 elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, 7 elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, and one program selected to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices.

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