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Pink chocolate

Ruby chocolate, a new pink chocolate obtained without adding berries, flavors or colorants, is presented to the media at the Barry Callebaut Belgium factory in Lebbeke-Wieze. Barry Callebaut, world leader in cocoa, presented Ruby (pink) chocolate as the fourth category, along with dark chocolate, milk and white, in the name of a cocoa bean of the same name.


Seeing Kulim on a bike

More and more people are joining cycling trips in Kulim in recent years.


A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study

Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked to poor diet, researchers said Friday.


Pakistan's fatal attraction to celebratory gunfire

As Pakistan erupted in ecstasy over a breathtaking cricket win against India this summer, five-year-old Noeen lay dying in the country's northwest, the tiny victim of an often deadly tradition: celebratory gunfire.


Resurrection

A giant tortoise at the Galapagos National Park in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. A breeding program in Galapagos Islands attempts to resurrect a species of giant tortoise thought to have been extinct for over 150 years.


Rohingya lives and limbs shattered by mines

Azizul Haque wanted to scream but could not muster the energy as he fought for his life, his body torn apart by the landmine he stepped on as he and his Rohingya Muslim family fled Myanmar.


Empty villages, Rohingya on the run: Who is left in Myanmar's Rakhine?

A military campaign to wipe out Rohingya insurgents has rained violence down on Myanmar's Rakhine state, sending nearly 390,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing for sanctuary in Bangladesh.


Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.


Mongolia's blossoming Buddhism faces money problems

On a barren patch of land outside Mongolia's capital, a former herder guards a half-finished pedestal and abandoned golden Buddha's head -- testament to the money problems keeping Buddhism from flourishing in the country.


No milk, sugar: Venezuelans lose prized ice cream to crisis

The Coromoto icecream parlour had it all - chocolate and vanilla for sure, though also garlic, avocado and even octopus sorbets... but the things you can't find in Venezuela any more, like milk and sugar, means the landmark has had to close for good.


 

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