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Hong Kong protests: saving the movement's art

A band of Hong Kong art guardians are on constant standby at the city's main sprawling protest site. Their mission: to swoop in and save a vast array of creative works -- including the towering "Umbrella Man" statue -- if the police move in.


Disabled Palestinian war photographer turns camera on culture

When Palestinian Osama Silwadi was crippled by gunfire it ended his career as a war correspondent, but the now wheelchair-bound photographer has found a new calling documenting his people's heritage.


Dances with wolves in China's wild west

Facing down a pack of snarling wolves -- the symbol of the Uighur minority in China's violence-wracked far west -- businessman Yang Changsheng offered a sausage in friendship.


WWII memories take flight in surviving B-17 bombers

With a steady hand, pilot John Bode pushes the big red throttles forward. Four radial engines roar in unison, and a living piece of World War II history takes flight.


Spanish town hopes for 'Game of Thrones' tourism boost

Fans of the "Game of Thrones" fantasy TV series are flocking to the historic Spanish town of Osuna, where part of its fifth season is being filmed, fuelling hopes the show will deliver a lasting tourism boost.


Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the 20-year-old insurance agent has donned a hard hat and home-made body armour -- symbols of a new and dangerous phase.


Eritrean asylum seekers find refuge in famous Swiss monastery

After a harrowing flight from autocratic Eritrea, the last place Nuguse Teklestion expected to call home was the pastoral grounds of a Swiss monastery housing a mysterious black Madonna.


'Little Apple': The hit song all of China is singing

Has China found its own "Gangnam Style"? From Beijing parks to Shanghai skyscrapers and in Guangzhou factories to karaoke rooms in Macau, people are singing "Little Apple" -- a song apparently so catchy it has even won over the army and police.


Analyst: RON97 petrol price shall be lowered

The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) responded that in view of the unstable international oil prices, the government would not rush to adjust the fuel prices and the subsidy rationalisation roadmap would be closely followed to help the government save considerable subsidy expenses.


Indonesia to inaugurate first president without ties to ex-dictator

Joko Widodo will cap a remarkable rise from an upbringing in a riverside slum when he is sworn in as Indonesia's president Monday, but takes power amid doubts about his ability to enact much-needed reforms.