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Bullfight

Bullfight during the Maghesangranti festival to herald the end of winter according to the Hindu calendar, at Taraka village about 80km from Kathmandu, Nepal.


Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.


In Oman, an ancient mediation method gets a makeover

Omani Mahmoud bin Yousef Temtemi found himself in a pastoral predicament this autumn -- his neighbour's flock of sheep had overrun his farm and gobbled up his crops, threatening his income.


Japan sewers clean up their act with manhole art

Japan's sewerage industry has found a way to clean up its dirty and smelly image: elaborately designed and colourful manhole covers with 12,000 local varieties nationwide -- including, of course, a Hello Kitty design.


Red lanterns

A worker holding red lanterns for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations at a factory in the village of Tuntou in Hebei province of China.


Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Carless commuting is cruising in the fast lane at the Consumer Electronics Show, with companies showing off electric bicycles, scooters, skateboards and more aimed at making the internal combustion engine a thing of the past.


Website? Century-old French newspaper seeks new Linotype instead

Jenny Braconnier sits at a hulking grey machine, amid the fumes of molten lead, swiftly typing out the news from northeast France on a strange-looking keyboard that produces lines of metal type.


When humans wage war, animals suffer too

When humans wage war, they harm more than just one another. Wild animals suffer too, and some have verged on annihilation in Africa's many anti-colonial and civil conflicts, researchers said Wednesday.


Ice festival

Ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at Qipanshan Ice and Snow World during the opening of the Shenyang Ice Festival in China's northeastern Liaoning province. Over 400 ice sculptures are displayed during the festival.


Lantern festival

A total of 36 scenes and nearly 500 monumental silk sculptures are on display until January 31 during the Lantern Festival at the Foucaud Park in Gaillac in southwestern France.


 

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