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Grandma Ca: the 99-year-old standing up to Vietnam's coal rush

Toothless and nearly blind, grandmother Pham Thi Ca refuses to leave her plot of land even after bulldozers demolished her house -- an extraordinary holdout against communist Vietnam's deepening addiction to coal.


Fortress

The Machu Picchu complex, an Inca fortress enclave in the southeastern Andes of Peru.


Tank Man

The "Tank Man" artwork by dissident Chinese artist Baidiucao (巴丢草) on display in front of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.


Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim.


Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test

Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found.


Gardens of the future spring up at Chelsea Flower Show

Gardens of the future are being unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, where green-fingered designers have imagined innovative solutions to help combat climate change.


Banksy's home city an urban canvas for elusive artist

Five years ago, British street artist Banksy adorned the side of a once uninspiring white brick building in Bristol with the familiar image of a girl gazing out solemnly.


Could the fabled Orient Express take to the rails again?

It conjures up the atmosphere of rail travel from a bygone golden age, steaming through Europe experiencing top-notch cuisine and the company of fellow passengers who could be writers or spies.


Submerged

A worker preparing the dining tables as a diver cleans the outside of a viewing window of Under, a restaurant semi-submerged beneath the waters of North Sea in Lindesnes about 400 km southwest of Oslo. Stretching 5 meters underwater, the architectural showpiece was designed by Norwegian firm Snohetta, known for its celebrated works such as the Oslo Opera and the 9/11 Memorial Pavilion in New York City.


'Angry glances in the street': how Paris met Pei’s Louvre pyramid

The modernist architect I. M. Pei, who has died aged 102, was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, but his controversial creation is now a landmark of the French capital.


 

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