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Hitler, Saddam: Palestinians cope with loaded names

Hitler, Castro and Saddam Hussein meet in a bar. It may sound like the beginning of a joke, but in the Palestinian territories it is actually possible.

Syria's famed sweets bringing smiles once again

Syria's grinding conflict has brought bitterness to producers of the country's renowned Middle Eastern sweets, but after years of struggle they say business is finally picking up again.

Singaporeans with appetite for destruction get 'rage room' relief

Bad day at the office? In high-pressured Singapore there is now a solution -- a "rage room" that lets stressed-out people take a baseball bat to items ranging from glass bottles to televisions.

Beer o'clock in the Amazon: the tribe that loves to party

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, it's that time again -- beer o'clock.

The Noah's Ark of animals sent in to space

Three and a half years before Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, a dog called Laika was in 1957 the first living creature to orbit the Earth.

Dragon boat race

Cambodian participants rowing their dragon boats during the annual Water Festival on Tonle Sap in Phnom Penh.

Sculpture by the Sea

A sculpture on display between Bondi and Tamarama beaches as part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia. Celebrating its 21st year, Sculpture by the Sea is the largest free-to-the-public annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in the world.

Cosmic mat welcomes aliens

It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth -- and help create a new kind of space archaeology.

Remote Amazon tribe tries to straddle two worlds

Transfixed, tribal villagers in Brazil's Amazon rainforest look up, pointing at the sky.

Saving Indonesia’s birds-of-paradise one village at a time

Deep in Indonesia's easternmost province, a group of birdwatchers wait in earnest hoping to glimpse the renowned birds-of-paradise. Once plentiful in Papua's jungles, rampant poaching and deforestation have devastated populations.


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