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Kuwaiti sculptors struggle for right to be seen

Kuwaiti sculptor Sami Mohammed finished his towering statue of the country's first emir over four decades ago, but now it just gathers dust unseen in a long-shuttered office block.

Sniffing out truffles in Italy

"Go on Rocky, find it! Good boy!" The labrador wags his tail, happy to have found the hidden treasure as he graduates from Italy's "truffle dog university", doing his master proud.

Festival of Lights

Devotees lighting earthen lamps on the banks of River Sarayu on the eve of Diwali in Ayodhya, India.

Video game action heads for the cloud

Video games are following television and music into the cloud, with console-quality play on its way to being a streaming service as easy to access as Netflix or Spotify.

Hotel poses challenge for tribal tradition in Iraq

The opening of a new hotel is posing a challenge to tribal customs in western Iraq's Anbar province, where locals traditionally welcome outsiders into their homes.

Driving parent crazy, child has a nervous habit

My child has a nervous habit that is driving me crazy. I've done everything I can think of to put a stop to it, but so far nothing has worked. Can you help me?


A furoshiki exhibition by Japanese architect and art director Tsuyoshi Tane in Paris.

Cheesy music: Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses.

Mexico's orange sea guides the souls of the dead

A sea of bright orange flowers sways in the wind, releasing the intense fragrance of the blossoms across the foothills of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano.

Street view: Former homeless man leads 'invisible Zagreb' tour

Alcoholics, vagrants, nobodies -- Mile Mrvalj rattles off common prejudices against Zagreb's "invisible" homeless community as he leads a tour around sites that usually go unnoticed in the Croatian capital.



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