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Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest

Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths.


A Unesco World Heritage site, the Qasr al-Farid (Lonely Castle) tomb carved into rose-colored sandstone in Madain Saleh near the town of al-Ula in Saudi Arabia.

Turkey's 12,000-year-old town about to be engulfed

From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family's town for generations will soon destroy it.

Ice fishing

Thousands of anglers casting lines through holes on a frozen river during the annual ice fishing festival in Hwacheon, about 120km northeast of Seoul. The 3-week festival draws up to a million people to the frozen river, where organizers drill some 20,000 fishing holes in the ice and release 180 tons of trout into the river during the festival period.

Kite festival

People taking part in the International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad, India.


A costumed participant taking part in the "La Vijanera" winter masquerade carnival to bid farewell to the previous year and pave the way for the next in Silio in the northern Spanish province of Cantabria.

Ice sculptures

Ice sculptures on display during the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

Snow sculptures

A visitor walking past a pig sculpture made from snow and ice marking the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Pig in Harbin in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

Bolivian bees under threat from coca pesticides

High up in the Bolivian cloud forest, a woman tends to her bees, smoker in hand, working from hive to hive under a canopy of leaves to delicately gather panels of honeycomb. It's a bucolic scene that experts say won't last, for the bees are dying.

Bickering with my teen daughter

My teen daughter, Cynthia, and I have incredible fights sometimes. No one has ever gotten to me in quite the way she can. We actually yell at each other when these battles are going on. How unusual is that kind of conflict between mothers and daughters? And is there hope for us?



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