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'Autsome' shopping experience for the autistic

Sunway Putra Mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur is dimming the lights and shutting out blasting music every Tuesday to create a soothing shopping environment for the autistic.


Herbal tea to battle haze

The parent-teacher association (PTA) of SJKC Chan Wa in Seremban has provided the much needed respite to students, teachers and school staff suffering from unhealthy levels of air quality.


'You gave me a papaya'

“You gave me a papaya, and I now pay you back with a jade pendant, not as repayment for your kindness, but for a relationship that lasts forever.”


Polka-dotted zebra

A polka-dotted zebra foal is seen in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Antony Tira, a Masai guide who first spotted the foal, named him Tira. Tira has a condition called pseudomelanism, a rare genetic mutation in which animals display some sort of abnormality in their stripe pattern.


Farmers, chefs fight to save classic ingredients in Mexican cuisine

Speaking against a backdrop of two soaring, snow-capped volcanoes, Asuncion Diaz explains his fight to save the original poblano chile, one of the most important ingredients in Mexican cuisine, from climate change and other threats.


Solar panels, vegan diets, no flights: meet America's climate revolutionaries

The last time Californian climate scientist Peter Kalmus was on an airplane was in 2012: He says it made him feel physically sick and like he was "stealing" from his children's future, and vowed never to fly again.


Giant art project transforms East German housing blocks

An enduring reminder of the communist era, the vast, concrete "Plattenbau" tower blocks that surround cities in eastern Germany are usually considered eyesores rather than works of art.


Among the believers in North Korea's 'holy land'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's father and predecessor is said to have been born in a simple wooden hut on the slopes of a sacred mountain, and guide Kim Un Sim has no doubts: "Welcome to our holy land."


Reduce waste, save money: France's poorest city goes green

At her home in Roubaix, a former industrial centre in northern France that is now the country's poorest city, Magdalene Deleporte is making her own deodorant.


In Britain's bingo capital, love for the game endures

Most nights of the week, Margaret Fisher can be found sitting in the same seat in the same Glasgow bingo club she has been frequenting for nearly 25 years.


 

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