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Single dad never gives up on cerebral palsy children

No matter how tough life is, single dad Mohd Zain Abdullah is not going to give up on his three children suffering from cerebral palsy.


'It's a sin': Cambodia's brutal and shadowy dog meat trade

Cambodian dog meat traders drown, strangle and stab thousands of canines a day in a shadowy but sprawling business that traumatises workers and exposes them to deadly health risks like rabies.


London's new Vagina Museum: education, not titillation

Reykjavik has its penis museum and from this weekend London will have a vagina museum -- a place to tackle taboos and learn a little bit more about women's bodies.


In Brazil, dentists give battered women a new life

Ana Claudia Rocha Ferreira suffered domestic abuse at the hands of multiple partners, dating back to when she was just 15 years old. The violence took a mental and physical toll.


In bear country Romania, cohabitation grows strenuous

When Maria Lacatus' son opened the barn door, it was already too late. "The bear had one of the pigs in its claws," the sobbing 86-year-old says.


Poaching threatens Balkans' biggest lake

Weary after a day's work on the water, Albanian fisherman Ilir Neziri peers down with disappointment at his small haul of carp from Shkodra, the largest lake in southern Europe.


How to live off the land... in a major US city

Rob Greenfield needs a lift. He often does, as he doesn't own a car. Ride sharing is one of the many ways in which he tries to reduce his carbon footprint -- but the other is more extreme. For the past year, he hasn't spent a cent on food.


South Africa's sacred salt spices up top cuisines

With a sleek swish of his knife, Germaine Esau, the head chef at Cape Town's award-winning Myoga restaurant, slices open a freshly caught tuna, tops it with seaweed and delivers his masterstroke: a sprinkling of sacred Baleni salt.


Goat farmers at climate change frontline in Argentina's wine belt

In a vast valley at the foot of the Andes, Antonio Sazo counts his goats, having ushered them down mountain slopes in the south of the Argentine province of Mendoza, where climate change forces them higher every year in order to graze.


'Ghost' fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with an abandoned lobster cage covered in algae and other marine organisms.


 

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