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Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes.

Love in the time of Trump: Dating sites for the politically passionate

The encounter had seemed promising enough, but the couple brought together by an online dating site failed to connect because of one glaring, irreconcilable difference: He was a Donald Trump supporter, she was not.

Saffron, rural Spain's crisis-beating spice

On the arid, wind-swept plateau of central Spain, saffron producers are reaping the benefits of a return to favour of the precious spice introduced by Arabs in the Middle Ages.

Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts

Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, according to the first systematic assessment, released Wednesday, of how dwindling Arctic sea ice affects the world's largest bear.

Captive elephants help save wild cousins on forest frontline

It was the middle of the night when the villagers sounded the alarm: a huge Sumatran elephant was raiding their rice fields, and they needed urgent help to drive it back to the forest.


Skyscrapers seen amidst the clouds on a foggy morning in Dubai.

Iceland plays the tourism card, for better for worse

An island of ice and lava battered by the Arctic winds, Iceland's dramatic and pristine landscape is attracting a growing number of tourists, not all of whom are respectful of the fragile ecosystem.

Paradise lost: How toxic water destroyed Pakistan's largest lake

For generations the Mohanna tribe have lived, loved, worked, and played on Pakistan's Manchar Lake; their floating settlement serving their needs from birth to death.

Santa Dash

Runners dressed in Father Christmas costumes taking part in the annual 5km Santa Dash in Liverpool.

Cheeky Chinese artist critiques society with nudity

Setting up a camera in a public place, Ou Zhihang hastily removes his clothes, then with just one bottom-exposing press-up -- his work is done.


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