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A young Malaysian's Vietnamese mission

"Despite their poor lliving environment, these children are eager to learn."


Food truck invasion

Kuantan's commercial hub is no longer dead after dark, as food trucks flood the street with their tasty offerings.


Turning a rotten apple into volleyball champ

Volleyball training could indeed transform a child many would have believed is hopeless.


Young Chinese couple break 300-year village curse

A stream little more than a metre wide separates them, but for at least three centuries a bitter rivalry pitted two eastern Chinese villages against one another -- until love brought the adversaries together.


Afghan beauty parlours are a sanctuary for city women

The photos in the window promise much: languorous, kohl-rimmed eyes and bright, bold nails -- but once you enter the beauty parlours of Kabul, it becomes clear the images outside are a pale reflection of the vibrant reality inside.


Fishing with guns on Kenya's threatened lake

The beach looks ready for war: in the sparse lakeshore shade hundreds wait, sweaty from the heat, weapons at their feet.


Iceland drills 4.7 km down into volcano to tap clean energy

It's named after a Nordic god and drills deep into the heart of a volcano: "Thor" is a rig that symbolises Iceland's leading-edge efforts to produce powerful clean energy.


'Smart' denim promises touchscreen tech clothes

A young man in a white t-shirt pulls on a dark blue denim trucker jacket, tucks his smartphone in an inside pocket and puts in-ear headphones in his right ear.


Luxury Japanese train has bath and fireplace

It's got Michelin-starred chefs, solid cypress bathtubs and a cosy snug complete with roaring fire: the Shiki-Shima could hold its own against any five-star hotel. Not bad for a train.


Walk out of your room: street musician

"Some musicians can write perfectly beautiful lyrics but there's little life in them! I doubt they know what they're writing."


 

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