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Innovative medical aid for Gabon's 'poorest of the poor'

"Here you're in the heart of precarious living," one of Gabon's first medical responders says in Kolo Ngoum, a grubby shanty suburb of Libreville that has seen no doctors in ages.

Graffiti artists brighten Amman's drab streets

Dreadlocked university student Suhaib Attar clutches a can of spray paint as he sets to work on the latest gloomy corner of Jordan's capital that he has turned into his canvas.

Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste

Bali's palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage.

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana's toxic dump

Joseph Awuah-Darko sits on a stool at one of the world's largest electronic waste dumps, watching polystyrene and insulation cables burn on the blackened ground.

Papal audience

Pope Francis looking on as members of Golden Circus of Liana Orfei perform a routine during his weekly general audience at Aula Paolo VI in The Vatican on December 27.

Tattooed and proud: Chinese women peel away stigmas

Once the mark of criminals or sex workers, for centuries tattoos have been stigmatised in China but the growing influence of celebrity culture is changing all that -- particularly for women.


A murmuration of starlings in the sky over agricultural fields near the Israeli city of Beit Shean in the Jordan Valley.

Time flies? Not for 81-year-old US air hostess

American Airlines Flight 2160 from Boston has just arrived in Washington, D.C., and Bette Nash, 81, helps the passengers disembark.

For Palestinian Christians, Trump is Christmas killjoy

US Vice President Mike Pence may have postponed his visit, but Palestinian Christians still say Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is spoiling their Christmas.

This Christmas, Raqa's churches demined but deserted

Two historic churches in Syria's Raqa will be declared free of explosives just in time for Christmas, but the devastation in the city has left no one to celebrate in them.


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