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Snow geese descending upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland.

Keeping my lazy teen on track

My thirteen-year-old daughter has become increasingly lazy in the past couple of years. She lies around the house and will sleep half a day on Saturday. She complains about being tired a lot. Is this typical of early adolescence? How should I deal with it?

On Lake Victoria, a green stain spreads across Africa's blue heart

With nets piled onto wooden boats, a group of fishermen joke while gazing out across Lake Victoria and the vast green weed clogging up the waterway. But their laughter has a worried edge as the sun sets.

Pet fashion

Dogs dressed up for the 16th annual New York Pet Fashion Show in New York City.

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug? Indonesia cashes in on Kratom

The sweltering backwaters of Indonesian Borneo have become the unlikely ground zero for the global production and export of Kratom, a tree leaf hailed by some as a miracle cure for everything from opioid addiction to anxiety.

Meat with a side of geopolitics in Belgrade's Kosovo-obsessed eatery

Madagascar meatloaf, Laotian pork neck, Lesotho chicken kebab -- politics, not palate sets the menu at Korcagin, a Serbian restaurant that serves food only from countries that don't recognise Kosovo.

Dogs have their day at revived NY museum

Dogs play cameo roles in some of the West's most iconic paintings, yet man's best friend has arguably gotten short shrift in the global museum hierarchy.

The battle for Hmong heritage in Vietnam

Vuong Duy Bao surveys his ancestral palace, a vestige of Vietnam's marginalised Hmong ethnic minority that he says was taken from his family by local officials.

CNY celebrations

People visiting Maha Vihara Maitreya Temple to usher in the Lunar New Year of the Pig in Medan, Indonesia.

Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean's hidden depths

A mission to explore uncharted depths in the Indian Ocean was launched on Wednesday, hoping to discover hundreds of new species and find out what impact plastic is having way below the surface.



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