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Nepal's musicians retune to tradition

Nepal's musical heritage is enjoying a revival as young musicians fuse the sounds of traditional instruments once at risk of disappearing with lyrics that examine the modern challenges facing the country.


Pakistan indifferent as smog kills more people than militancy

The toxic smog that has covered parts of Pakistan for weeks has exposed official torpor over rampant pollution that has killed thousands more people than have died in years of militancy.


Festival of Lights

The Palace of Fine Arts illuminated during a light show as part of the International Festival of Lights (FILUX) in Mexico City.


Art project transforms historic Indian fishing dock

Indian fishermen unload their morning catch as sari-clad women carrying buckets on their heads walk past street art that has transformed one of Mumbai's oldest fishing docks into an exhibition space.


In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green

Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour -- green.


Unloved vultures fight for their survival in Pakistan

Once a common sight in the skies of Pakistan, today the white-backed vulture is facing extinction -- its population devastated by the use of industrial drugs to breed the cattle whose carcasses they traditionally feed on.


From grape to table, Dutch community toasts urban vines

As a high-speed train rattled past their heads, amateur Dutch winemakers were busy gathering the last of the season's grapes under a warm autumn sun in the heart of The Hague.


Made-in-Italy: a Disneyland for foodies

A gastronomic theme park designed as a celebration of Italy's field-to-fork food culture opens next week with backers aiming to pull in six million visitors a year.


Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance

Bathed in a pink spotlight, the caberet singer at Phuket's ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand.


Yellow blooms

Yellow flowers called Colza in Temuco, about 680km south of Santiago, Chile.


 

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