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Japan's Akita dogs melt foreign hearts

Hollywood actor Richard Gere, French film star Alain Delon and Russia's figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova have one thing in common: They adore Japan's Akita dogs.


Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Other bear orphans perch in the trees when Ben Kilham ventures into their enclosure.


Scooter rental

Three scooter rental companies Bird, LimeBike and Spin have been served a cease-and-desist notice as the San Francisco board of supervisors considers a proposed ordinance to keep people from riding scooters on sidewalks, parking them in the middle of sidewalks and to require riders to wear helmets and have a drivers license.


Morocco's child maids suffering like slaves

"Even a pet animal is better treated," sobs 17-year-old Fatima, one of thousands of young girls exploited and too often abused while working as housemaids for unscrupulous employers in Morocco.


Arcades seek to take virtual reality gaming mainstream

Gamers wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde of zombies, letting out the occasional terrified shriek.


Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan 'mule women'

It's a form of hard labour that has provoked an outcry -- Moroccan women bent double, overburdened by goods approaching or exceeding their own bodyweight.


Commemorative mugs

Hand-painted commemorative mugs with messages celebrating the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent, central England.


75 years after the Warsaw ghetto's end, the dead live on in memory

At 86 years old and the last remaining member of her family, Krystyna Budnicka has made it her mission to recount how she survived the Warsaw ghetto in order to keep her loved ones' memory alive.


'I want my life back': Japan sterilisation victims seek justice

Junko Iizuka remembers clearly the day she was taken to a hospital as a teenager and forcibly sterilised under a Japanese government programme.


Commonwealth Canopy

A rainforest design is being projected onto Buckingham Palace in London, part of Queen Elizabeth II Commonwealth Canopy global conservation initiative to preserve forests for future generations.


 

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