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Malaysia, where love begins

With unfortunate incidents hitting the country one after another, it is understood that morale of Malaysians is low. However, large corporations have come up with Merdeka Day videos aimed at lifting the spirit of Malaysians as they are reminded of our shared past and look forward with a positive attitude towards the future.


Dam-hit Sri Lankans to get their own 'Bridge on River Kwai'

Its detonation is one of the most iconic scenes in movie history.


Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

Playing Icarus as they leap off sheer cliffs and fly at eye-watering speeds along mountainsides, thrill-seekers dressed like flamboyant bats have become an increasingly common sight in the Alps. But the incredible rush of wingsuits can come at the ultimate price.


Precision in mid-air as rope jumpers soar on Greek isle

When he was nine, Michal Trzajna jumped off a second-floor balcony at the prompting of his brother -- and broke both his legs.


Whistles, no bikinis... Baywatch Gaza-style

It's a world away from the glitz and glamour of "Baywatch", but in time of war Gaza's most devoted lifeguard is passionate about keeping the beach a little bit safer.


Ethiopia's herbal high struggles after foreign ban

For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia's Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back.


Foreign pilgrims flock to Spain's Santiago trail

Despite her sore feet, Federica Simonetto smiles for a photo by the last signpost on the Way of Saint James -- one of a new wave of young pilgrims bringing fresh life to the Medieval trail.


Last post: US mail service winds down in Afghanistan

Even in the age of emails and Internet video chatting, there's nothing like a parcel or a letter from home for US soldiers on deployment in Afghanistan.


'Roofers' get a thrill exploring St. Petersburg from up high

Saint Petersburg has long been a tourist favourite, but if this band of young Russian thrill-seekers is to be believed, the best way to see the country's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.


In Iran, love is rarely a many-splendoured thing

Like an increasing number of Iranians, Mahnaz divorced after marrying young because of the pressures of a conservative society that she feels often ignores a relationship's most important ingredient: love.