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Packed with tourists, Ibiza struggles to house locals

Gabriel Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain's Ibiza where rental prices have shot up as mass tourism takes its toll on locals.


Japan: the land of a thousand conveniences

Heated toilets that spray users clean, train seats that revolve so passengers can admire the scenery and a convenience store on every corner: welcome to Japan, where hospitality and customer service form part of the country's DNA.


Hungry ghost festival

Monks offering prayers in front of a paper-statue of deity Da Shi Ye or Guardian God of Ghosts to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur.


Business bubbles on at winemaker near Ukraine war zone

Deep in the bowels of a former gypsum mine in east Ukraine, winemaker Rafail Nasyrov scrutinises a bottle of sparkling rose.


Tourism and education, new growth areas for Townsville

Townsville is in the midst of a rapid economic transformation, focusing not only mining and agriculture but also the new growth sectors of tourism and education.


Tiger dance

Performers painted as tigers taking part in the Pulikali or Tiger Dance during the annual Onam festival in Thrissur in the south Indian state of Kerala.


Self-driving cars could have a long road to travel

Despite promises that self-driving cars are in the fast lane, it could be a long haul before they merge with everyday lives.


A world of flavors

Packs of different KitKat flavors seen at a KitKat "Chocolatory" boutique shop in Tokyo. KitKats have been around in Britain since 1935 and only arrived in Japan in 1973, but the Japanese market has a crucial unique selling point: a huge variety of different flavors.


A sight for sore eyes

Foreign photography buffs are seen busily capturing the beauty of lotus blooms at Taman Gelora, Kuantan.


Getting well-oiled: booze in the age of the robo-barman

As Tipsy methodically unfolds an arm to select a glass, retrieve ice and mix a drink, it's all a far cry from the flashy swagger of Tom Cruise in "Cocktail."


 

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