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Shared bikes

A man cycling past Ofo shared bicycles at a repair centre in Beijing. A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. Photo courtesy: AFP


You can have 4 Hummers and still save planet: Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast.


After 10-year gap, Thai lotuses bloom again

For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret -- the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses.


Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity

Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, according to findings unveiled Thursday at a medical conference.


World's most famous movie house turns 90

Shirley Temple did it barefoot. Mel Brooks wore an extra finger. Whoopi Goldberg buried her dreadlocks. Steve McQueen and actress wife Ali MacGraw did it facing the wrong way.


The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest

When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!"


Busking for charity

"We hope to do something meaningful for the society through our music."


Chinese cultural theme park in Alor Setar

The theme park has been constructed to promote the religious ideologies of great philosophers Laozi, Confucius and Gautama Buddha.


Huge Rio slave cemetery faces crisis after cuts

When Merced Guimaraes found piles of human bones under the floor of her Rio de Janeiro house during a refurbishment, she thought she'd stumbled upon evidence of a serial killer.


Flame it on the sunshine: Thai solar chicken a hot hit

Not many chefs don a welding mask before they enter the kitchen, but Sila Sutharat prefers to cook his chicken sunny side up.


 

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