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100 days

The statue of Christ the Redeemer illuminated in Brazilian flag colors, including a projected face designed by Brazil based Italian-French lighting artist Gaspare Di Caro, to celebrate 100 days until the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


Construction is bustling at Florida's first 'sustainable town'

With deep pockets and an environmentalist's zeal, retired American football player Syd Kitson dreamed up a plan to build the United States' first solar-powered town on a vast swath of rural land in southwest Florida.


Junk food is fattening rural Chinese children

Researchers raised the alarm Wednesday about an obesity explosion among children in rural China as a Western-style diet high in sugar and carbohydrates starts taking its toll.


Disney

Inside the Disney station at Pudong area of Shanghai. The Disney station on Shanghai's subway line 11 is decorated with Disney cartoon figures, and started a trial operation Tuesday.


Cat show

Some 200 cats take part in an international cat show organized by the Malaysian Cat Club in Shah Alam.


Abandoned

A tapir calf rejected and abandoned by its mother is helped to get fed from a goat at the National Zoo in Managua, Nicaragua.


A Chinese eye delivers new perspectives on Europe's migrant crisis

Liu Xiaodong, the acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist, has put Europe's migrant crisis at the centre of an exhibition of new work which goes on show from Friday in Florence.


One-time slave Harriet Tubman to be new face of US$20 bill

The one-time slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman was named Wednesday as the new face of the $20 banknote, the first time an African American has featured on US currency.


Tripoli women lean towards yoga to escape Libya tensions

Mats rolled tightly under their arms, a group of women walk to a secluded Tripoli beach for a seaside yoga session to escape tensions in conflict-stricken Libya.


Nesting season

An adult Wood Stork tending to a hatchling at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida. Spring is the nesting season in southern Florida and over 140 species of birds have been spotted in the wetlands. Photo courtesy: AFP


 

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