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Underwater museum

Handout image released by Jordan's Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) showing a sunken Jordanian Armed Forces AH-1 Cobra helicopter on the seabed of the Red Sea off the coast of southern port city Aqaba, as part of a new underwater military museum.

Grannies for Future: 100-year-old German enters politics

German great-grandmother Lisel Heise's ambition to enter politics crystalised a few years before her 100th birthday, when organisers of a public hearing cut off her microphone.

Car boom brings gridlock misery to 'green and happy' Bhutan

Famed for valuing Gross National Happiness over economic growth, Bhutan is a poster child for sustainable development.

Robot show

A man checking a robot at a robot show held to attract tourists ahead of the Qingdao Beer Festival in China's Shandong province.

South African teens fight gun crime with radio broadcast

Every week a group of bubbly South African teens crowd into a studio to play hip-hop music and trade views on the scourge of neighbourhood gun crime for their community radio show.

For Cubans, a day at the beach is no easy task

Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.

Dharma Dogs: Buddhist chants calm stray Myanmar mutts

Pumped out over speakers, Buddhist chants play for packs of stray dogs at a Yangon shelter in an unusual effort to calm them down as Myanmar struggles to control a ballooning canine population and a deadly rabies scourge.


General view of Shiite Imam Ali's historical mosque built in 636 AD in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Lavender boom

Lavender fields near Chatuzange-le-Goubet in southeastern France. French lavender has regained a boom, thanks to the explosion of aromatherapy.

Back to basics: Can Croatia revive nudism's glory days?

As an early pioneer of nudism, Croatia's idyllic Adriatic coast has a long and storied history of people stripping down to swim and commune with their surroundings in the naturist tradition.


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