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Contortion

12-year-old Palestinian boy Yousef Al-Bahtini invited to attempt the record attempt for "fastest time to travel 20 meters in a contortion roll" by Guinness World Records, shows off his acrobatic skills as he contorts his body in Gaza City.


Merkel soup, beer and nudism: When Germany's election got weird

Boring? What's boring? The punters may have already placed firm bets on Chancellor Angela Merkel to win her fourth term on Sunday, but Germany's general election is still turning up surprises.


In search of Borneo's 'Last Frontier'

It was not a rumor after all. The Last Frontier is for real!


The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon Valley

Surrounded by the sleek hi-tech campuses and luxury condominiums of "Beijing's Silicon Valley", migrants from the countryside recreate village life, cooking in outdoor communal areas, playing cards and showering in the street.


Pink chocolate

Ruby chocolate, a new pink chocolate obtained without adding berries, flavors or colorants, is presented to the media at the Barry Callebaut Belgium factory in Lebbeke-Wieze. Barry Callebaut, world leader in cocoa, presented Ruby (pink) chocolate as the fourth category, along with dark chocolate, milk and white, in the name of a cocoa bean of the same name.


Seeing Kulim on a bike

More and more people are joining cycling trips in Kulim in recent years.


A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study

Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked to poor diet, researchers said Friday.


Pakistan's fatal attraction to celebratory gunfire

As Pakistan erupted in ecstasy over a breathtaking cricket win against India this summer, five-year-old Noeen lay dying in the country's northwest, the tiny victim of an often deadly tradition: celebratory gunfire.


Resurrection

A giant tortoise at the Galapagos National Park in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. A breeding program in Galapagos Islands attempts to resurrect a species of giant tortoise thought to have been extinct for over 150 years.


Rohingya lives and limbs shattered by mines

Azizul Haque wanted to scream but could not muster the energy as he fought for his life, his body torn apart by the landmine he stepped on as he and his Rohingya Muslim family fled Myanmar.


 

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