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Empty villages, Rohingya on the run: Who is left in Myanmar's Rakhine?

A military campaign to wipe out Rohingya insurgents has rained violence down on Myanmar's Rakhine state, sending nearly 390,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing for sanctuary in Bangladesh.

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.

Mongolia's blossoming Buddhism faces money problems

On a barren patch of land outside Mongolia's capital, a former herder guards a half-finished pedestal and abandoned golden Buddha's head -- testament to the money problems keeping Buddhism from flourishing in the country.

No milk, sugar: Venezuelans lose prized ice cream to crisis

The Coromoto icecream parlour had it all - chocolate and vanilla for sure, though also garlic, avocado and even octopus sorbets... but the things you can't find in Venezuela any more, like milk and sugar, means the landmark has had to close for good.

Packed with tourists, Ibiza struggles to house locals

Gabriel Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain's Ibiza where rental prices have shot up as mass tourism takes its toll on locals.

Japan: the land of a thousand conveniences

Heated toilets that spray users clean, train seats that revolve so passengers can admire the scenery and a convenience store on every corner: welcome to Japan, where hospitality and customer service form part of the country's DNA.

Hungry ghost festival

Monks offering prayers in front of a paper-statue of deity Da Shi Ye or Guardian God of Ghosts to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur.

Business bubbles on at winemaker near Ukraine war zone

Deep in the bowels of a former gypsum mine in east Ukraine, winemaker Rafail Nasyrov scrutinises a bottle of sparkling rose.

Tourism and education, new growth areas for Townsville

Townsville is in the midst of a rapid economic transformation, focusing not only mining and agriculture but also the new growth sectors of tourism and education.

Tiger dance

Performers painted as tigers taking part in the Pulikali or Tiger Dance during the annual Onam festival in Thrissur in the south Indian state of Kerala.


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