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Working mother, what quality time with children

You may have more time than you realize. If not, it's crucial that you put out an effort to find or make some.


Ostrich farm

Ostriches at Kledu Farm, some 30km north of Bamako, Mali.


Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, "Enjoy your meal."


Slovenians strive to live in peace with bears

When he used to go hunting, Miha Mlakar would dream of killing a bear. But today the 33-year-old from Slovenia makes his living watching the animals, peacefully, in their natural forest environment.


International Cat Day

A woman playing with kittens at a cafe in Bogota, Colombia. August 8 marks the International Cat Day.


Melting

A glacial lake at the end of the Rhone Glacier near Gletsch, Switzerland, as heatwave sweeps across Europe.


Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes yield clues

Despite a century of scientific scrutiny, the 5000-year old Neolithic monument in southern England known as Stonehenge has yielded few secrets about the people buried amidst its ring of towering rocks.


Playing with history: Corsica's Playmobil homage to Napoleon

Tucked away on a side street near the Corsican home where Napoleon Bonaparte was born, a mini museum invites young minds to relive the French emperor's story -- through scenes painstakingly built from hundreds of Playmobil figurines.


On the frontline of India's human-elephant war

On the day Yogesh became another of the dozens of Indians trampled to death each year, the coffee plantation worker knew from the fire crackers set off nearby that danger was at hand.


Art of cinema comes alive in basement of Iraq aficionado

From black-and-white musicals to action movies, Abdel Qader al-Ayoubi screens films and exhibits paraphernalia of the art form in his basement in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a cinema-free zone.


 

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