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Tradition meets tech as Kenya's herders adapt to climate change

For generations, Kaltuma Hassan's clan would study the sky over Kenya's arid north for any sign of rain -- some wind here, a wisp of cloud there -- to guide their parched livestock to water.


First 'dry pub' in Ireland, the land of stout and spirits

It's happy hour in Dublin and the drinks are flowing, but in Ireland's first "dry pub" patrons are forgoing Guinness and whiskey for non-boozy beers and zero percent wine.


Bangladeshi's diary spotlights Singapore migrant struggles

Toiling for long hours for meagre salaries and living in crowded dormitories, migrant construction workers have helped build modern-day Singapore but remain all but invisible to many in the affluent city-state.


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.


 

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