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Macau sees future in Portuguese past

Sitting in his university office in Macau, professor Lei Heong Iok opens what he calls his "treasure" -- a dog-eared Portuguese dictionary, its velvet cover worn and frayed.


Back to basics: Taiwan's industrial chic

With watches made from cement, furniture fashioned from factory pipes, and accessories created from motorbike leather, Taiwanese designers are winning new fans at home and abroad with their own brand of industrial chic.


In Kosovo's capital, 'breathing harms health'

Every winter morning workers wrap scarves around their faces and emerge from the pea soup fog that engulfs their town of Obiliq, stuck between two coal-fired power stations on the outskirts of Kosovo's capital.


Year of Dog

Lion dancers performing in front of the Harbour Bridge for the Lunar New Year Festival in Sydney, Australia.


CNY decorations

A vendor hanging decorations at his stall at a market in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province ahead of the Lunar New Year.


Homeless Lebanese dishwasher becomes Michelin-starred chef

When Lebanese chef Alan Geaam first arrived in Paris two decades ago he found himself sleeping on the streets, lost and penniless with hardly a word of French.


Native art

People looking at a monumental sculpture of a bicycle called "Iwarika Nautsarika" ("Winning a Race") made of fiberglass, wood and a bronze handlebar banded in gold, worked in Huichol art and placed along Reforma Avenue of Mexico City as part of "the world's biggest Huichol exhibit" exposition. A hundred Wixarikas indigenous artists from social and cultural company Paricuta have made ten monumental artworks inspired by sports and nature for public display.


Virtual reality may reduce paranoia in psychotics: study

irtual reality-based therapy combined with standard treatment reduced paranoia and anxiety in people with psychotic disorders, scientists reported.


The people who know no war: Afghanistan's most isolated corner

"Taliban -- what's that?" asks Sultan Begium shyly from her freezing home in Afghanistan's mountainous Wakhan Corridor, a region so remote that its residents are untouched by the decades of conflict that have devastated their country.


Dog takes center stage at Dong Zen Temple

The renowned Chinese New Year lantern festival at Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat is up again, and dog takes center stage this year in conjunction with the Year of Dog.


 

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