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Bangladesh kids turn the tide on climate change aboard floating schools

Mosammat Rekha's older cousins grew up unable to read and write, their tiny village so frequently cut off from the nearest school by floods that would rise suddenly in their remote corner of disaster-prone Bangladesh.

Extortion and abuse: Myanmar workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

A "mafia" of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom's notoriously shadowy job market, activists and workers say.


Crystal Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

Daring death on the remote roads of Pakistan's north

The jeep bumps along a sloppy mud road carved between Pakistan's northern mountains, its tyres running with breathtaking precision along the very edge, where nothing but air lies between them and the snake-like river winding hundreds of feet below.

Mass shooting

Visitors looking at the 58 new crosses set up by retired carpenter Greg Zanis for shooting victims in Las Vegas on the first anniversary of the massacre, the deadliest in US history.

New wave of Chinese artists driving art market

The contemporary art market is booming with Chinese artists helping to push prices up by nearly a fifth in the past year, the world's biggest art index said Monday.

Hong Kong's new fight against fast fashion

Despite Hong Kong's reputation for rampant consumerism, a nascent movement against fast fashion is taking root in the city, with clothes-mending workshops and pop-up swaps growing in popularity, and designers parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk.

Date palm

A man picking up dates from a palm tree at a farm in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Wooden library lures bookworms outside Beijing

Deep in the heart of a valley surrounded by rocky hills, a wooden library sits just over a creek on the outskirts of Beijing, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

Golden-age glitterati return on canvas to old Lebanon hotel

Inside an abandoned century-old hotel near Lebanon's capital, paintings of the Arab world's once powerful and famous hang around a worn poker table, testimony to its glamourous past before the civil war.



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