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Paris ballet's foreign legion reaches for the stars

Watching YouTube as a child in Australia, the idea of one day joining the ranks of the hallowed Paris Opera Ballet seemed nothing short of an impossible dream.

'The end': Poverty bites in remote Egyptian village

The name of the remote Egyptian village Al-Nehaya sounds much like the Arabic word for "the end", which is sadly fitting given the grinding poverty endured by most of its people.

Our teen doesn't take part in family activities any more

What should we do when our teenager is never available to take part in family activities because he’s spending all of his time with friends?

The multiracial 3-man team that runs Malaysia's successful milk company

Loi Tuan Ee and Azmi Zainal are much more than business partners or friends. They are almost like brothers.

Drone project aims to put floating Lagos slum on map

John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos.

Antarctica tourism: the quest for Earth's vulnerable extremes

The swimsuit-clad tourists leap into the icy water, gasping at the shock, and startling a gaggle of penguins.

The hair salon changing how transgenders are seen in Pakistan

Bebo Haider's beauty parlour is bright, small, and decorated sparsely with three large photographs: transgender models who became her clients because the Karachi salon is one of the few in Pakistan which caters to them without judgement.

Israel's drone industry becomes global force

In a fierce battle for market share against world superpowers China and the United States, Israel's drone industry likes to say it has a secret weapon -- military experience.

Los Angeles: Hollywood, palm trees and urban oil fields

For most outsiders, Los Angeles is all about Hollywood, palm trees and sunny skies.

Autistic boy's beautiful world of painting

With exceptional patience, Eric Lai coached autistic boy Yee Jia Xian step by step to bring out his unique painting style. To the young boy, the painter has been his Ultraman and protector.


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