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Hidden mysteries lie in wait inside Kenya's fossil treasury

The only hint that something extraordinary lay inside the plain wooden drawer in an unassuming office behind Nairobi National Museum was a handwritten note stuck to the front: "Pull Carefully".


Royal barge procession

Royal Thai Navy personnel rehearsing for the Royal Barge Procession along Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. The Royal Barge Procession on October 24 will be the final event for the Coronation of King Rama X of Thailand.


'Raucous' seagulls: Parisians' new noisy neighbors

Parisians need no longer go to the beach, in the time-honoured August tradition, to hear the plaintive cries of seagulls, but the birds' growing cacophony is ruffling many feathers in the French capital.


In a London workshop, artisans craft bespoke globes

In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present.


Singaporeans make messy art to de-stress

Singaporeans dressed in overalls squirted paint onto walls and canvases using water pistols and syringes at a new pop-up art studio where people get messy to relieve stress.


Pets in America now get human treatment

Eleven-year-old Bess waits patiently to be immersed in water just a little cooler than her body temperature.


Back to the wild: how 'ungardening' took root in America

Retired union organizer Anna Burger lives by a busy road just a minute's walk from a metro station in the US capital Washington, but every morning she wakes up to a birdsong symphony.


Too tired to get lazy teens do homework

My teens are lazy, and I'm too tired to make them do their homework or chores.


China's child modelling industry booms amid controversy

Manicured children strut down the catwalk at a Beijing fashion show, one of thousands of events driving huge demand for child models in China that insiders warn leaves minors vulnerable to physical abuse, 12-hour-days and unrelenting pressure from pushy parents.


Canadian iceberg hunter on the trail of white gold

It's midday and Edward Kean, a Canadian fisherman who now scours the North Atlantic for icebergs that have broken off from Greenland's glaciers, is positively beaming.


 

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