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Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede

Chen Yan is 35 and fears middle age is upon her, so like all of her friends she sees cosmetic surgery as the solution: time to get a new nose.


Roudabouts that tell a town's stories

Many existing roundabouts have been replaced by sets of ugly traffic lights, forcing the once ubiquitous traffic circles--symbols of civilized motoring--into oblivion.


Glass bottle temple

The perimeter wall of Wat Charokpadang in Sik, Kedah, is decorated with designs made of glass bottles.


Wildlife pays the price of Kenya's illegal grazing

"It's devastating. I've been following them every day of my life for the last year," said Dedan Ngatia, a wild dog researcher in Kenya's central Laikipia region. "They're all dead."


Agricultural designs

An image of a dragon created using different varieties of rice in a paddy field during the harvesting season in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province. Photo courtesy: AFP


Tech dreams live or die on startup battlefields

Fearing failure but driven by a chance at Silicon Valley stardom, young entrepreneurs pitch their dreams in mere minutes at startup competitions like TechCrunch Disrupt that ended here Wednesday.


The godfather of eco-bling: Brando's Tahitian paradise

An exotic island paradise in French Polynesia bought by Marlon Brando in the sixties is using its Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues -- with a little help from its jet-set visitors.


Big Anxiety

A visitor experiencing Snoosphere, an interactive multi-sensory installation that encourages people to feel their way through a host of objects and surfaces, during the media launch of the Big Anxiety Festival in Sydney, Australia.


Escaping disillusion: Skilled youth quitting Turkey

When Dilara left Turkey for Dubai five years ago, her friends said she'd made a mistake. The economy was flourishing, the cultural scene was vibrant and relations with the West warm.


Humble bicycle back in vogue in Cuba

The humble bicycle is gradually shedding its grim association with Cuba's economic crisis that followed the fall of the Soviet Union, and making a comeback buoyed by demand from tourists and Cubans frustrated by poor public transportation.


 

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