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Underground cemetery

The newly constructed underground Jewish cemetery in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy: AFP

Bringing the community together through gardening

Started only a year ago, the organic community garden at Pandan Jaya Utara is today teeming with all kinds of vegetables such as cabbage, long bean, cucumber, pumpkin and cherry tomato.

Aquaculture offers lifeline to floundering Moroccan fishermen

With fish stocks declining in the Mediterranean, struggling Moroccan fishermen are hoping to turn to aquaculture as a way to secure their future.

Indonesia's halal tourism bid faces pig pushback

Indonesia's bid to lure more visitors by spreading halal tourism across the archipelago is facing a backlash, with a Christian celebration of pigs -- forbidden for Muslims -- the latest act of dissent.

Travel boom has not made world smaller, says writer Pico Iyer

From crowded temples at Angkor Wat to queues to scale Everest, there's no escaping the downsides to mass tourism but renowned writer Pico Iyer says the boom in world travel has brought positive changes.

Day of the Dead

People visit the 'Gran Ofrenda' (Mega Offering) installed in the Chapultepec forest in Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Balancing responsibilities with my children’s need for time with me

It seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to do all that needs to be done. What with working and maintaining a household it's difficult to spend quality time with my children. What do you think I should do?


A man holds a flag that reads "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times" in the Lan Kwai Fong area during Halloween in Hong Kong.


A fire ripped through the ancient Shuri castle on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa early Thursday morning.

Fishing plastic 'ghost nets' out of the Baltic

On a small fishing boat out in the Baltic Sea, Pekka Kotilainen rifles through buckets of fishing gear, mixed with rubbish and mussel shells.


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