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Cuba cabaret stars don't fade, even in their 70s

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(Cuba, HAVANA-AFP) -- About 20 retired cabaret stars aged from 50 to 80 are starring alongside other, younger performers in the show "Encuentro," which opened this month at the National Theater in Havana. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Pet chickens help French families reduce food waste

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France, Versailles (AFP) +- With its law banning supermarkets from throwing out still-good food, France has become internationlly known for its efforts to reduce food waste. But when it comes to tossing edibles, the end consumer is still the top offender -- and that's where chickens come in. For just 10 Euros and the cost of a chicken coop, families in a growing number of communities around France can adopt a pair of laying hens who will process their table scraps and maybe provide an egg or two. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Swede wins world's best sommelier title in Argentina

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Swedish sommelier Jon Arvid Rosengren, 31, becomes the world's best sommelier after beating his French and Irish competitors in Mendoza, Argentina. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Disco ball in a telephone box: Germany's smallest nightclub

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(Germany, Berlin-AFP) -- Lights, smoke and a disco ball - all the markings of a nightclub but inside a telephone box. Welcome to the smallest club in Germany. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Shakespeare's hometown welcomes world for 400th anniversary

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(United Kingdom, Stratford-upon-Avon-AFP) -- William Shakespeare's hometown is bracing for a surge in visitors from around the world this month as it marks 400 years since the death of the foremost playwright in the English language. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


‘PsychoBarn' appears on roof of NY's Met Gallery

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(United States, New York-AFP) -- British artist Cornelia Parker officially unveils her latest work on the roof of the Metropolitan Gallery of Art in New York. Called “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)”, the work is based on the house in Hitchcock's film ‘Psycho', made out of the timbers of a red barn from upstate New York. The work will open to the public on Tuesday April 19th. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Sandboarding gives hope to South African youths

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Sand, steep hills and speed - sandboarding is proving the perfect escape for young people living in some of Cape Town’s roughest areas. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Tracking elephants as new railway cuts Kenya

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(Kenya, Tsavo-AFP) -- The 12,000 elephants living in Kenya's Tsavo National Park already face the threat of poaching, but now conservationists are concerned about the construction of a new high-speed railway cutting through their habitat. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Paris goes technicolour as 'Colour Run' 2016 takes place

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(France, Paris-AFP) -- Jogging alone can be tiresome, but for thousands of runners taking part in the 'Colour Run' in Paris there is no shortage of good cheer as they make their way around some of the city's most famous landmarks. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


Sesame Street's first Afghan Muppet empowers girls

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Afghanistan, Kabul (AFP) -- With purple skin and an orange nose, her multi-coloured braids wrapped in a headscarf, Zari is Sesame Street's first female, Afghan muppet and she has a message: girl power. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2016.


 

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