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Spain struggles to repopulate its deserted interior

Sarnago lost its last resident 37 years ago but Jose Maria Carrascosa and his association are trying hard to revive the village, an uphill battle in one of Spain's most depopulated regions.

Magic in the air: Myanmar wizardry flourishes

From spells to win back an errant lover to help communing with the spirits, Myanmar's mediums, soothsayers and wizards dabbling in the occult, are in high demand.

Madagascan cock fighters claw their way to glory

Two competing roosters rear up to face each other in the heart of a rowdy Madagascan arena before bursting forward in attack, wings outstretched and claws set to strike.

In Montreal, mushrooms make the local economy go round

While delivering oyster mushrooms to restaurants in the heart of Montreal, Lysiane Roy Maheu stops to get a bucket filled with coffee grounds from a barista friend. She needs it for her next crop.

Women's Day

Students posing with their faces painted to mark International Women's Day at a college in Chennai, India.

China 'comfort women' history buried as brothels fall

With its red-painted window frames and sooty facade, the empty two-storey building on Gongping Road is typical of many of Shanghai's pre-World War II structures -- but this one houses dark memories.

For the love of his hometown

"This is the place I was born and raised. I hope to do something for my hometown."

Ageing cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women

Waving white pom poms in the air, dozens of grey-haired cheerleaders in matching red and white uniforms hop and skip to K-pop music that fills the practice room.

Fashion designers turn to secondhand shops for inspiration

It is a humdrum secondhand clothing store in one of the most down-at-heel districts of the French capital.

Japan's 'fake food' more appetising than the original

They may look good enough to eat, but Japan's mouthwatering food replicas are only for show as restaurateurs compete for the attention of hungry customers.


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