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Mother lack of sleep, child refuses to stay in bed

Battles at bedtime are not unusual when there is a strong-willed child in the house.

Cambodian reptile cafe slithers into people's hearts

For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh's first reptile-themed cafe is the only remedy.

Iraqi resort a macabre emblem of war and state decay

In the 1980s, Iraq's Lake Habbaniyah was a tourist hotspot, popular with wealthy newlyweds and so luxurious it was even a haunt of dictator Saddam Hussein and his fearsome entourage.

Times are a-changin' in London where contactless is king

For centuries, London has sustained a street-level economy where performers and vendors make a living from the spare change of strangers -- but they are being forced to adapt as cash falls out of fashion.

Pre-dawn harvest

Pickers cut grapes at Moulin-à-Vent vineyard near Chenas, Beaujolais in eastern France. Traditionally grapes are harvested at the end of the night when the temperatures are lowest in order to produce "fruity and tender" wine.

Beer-mad Belgium moves to save historic drinking dens

Belgians are famous for taking their beer seriously, but authorities are now moving to preserve some of the historic cafes where drinkers have been quaffing since the early 20th century.


Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building.

Turkey's Saturday Mothers defy ban in search for sons

Hanife Yildiz, 66, says she last saw her only son, Murat, in 1995 -- when he was 19 and she handed him to Turkish police for questioning.

Dog Day

Dogs waiting to enter the ball park for Astros Dog Day at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.


A man sunning himself on the Coney Island boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on a hot afternoon.



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