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Solar panels offer a lifeline in Rohingya refugee camps

The squalid camps in Bangladesh that are now home to nearly 600,000 newly arrived Rohingya have no running water and barely any toilets, but they do have power -- thanks to a proliferation of solar panels.


It's Mao or never: In Xi's China, a village clings to past

Disneyland has "Main Street, USA", a monorail and Mickey Mouse. China's Nanjie village has "East is Red Square", red trams and Mao Zedong.


'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

The news that a young reporter at Japan's public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country's media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.


When 'healthy eating' ends up making you sick

People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food -– and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives.


Gender is new battleground in culture wars

With a wave of films, television series and art shows championing "gender fluidity" -- and catwalks awash with "gender neutral" models and clothes -- the old dividing line between the sexes is being increasingly called into question.


Taiwan's battle with betel nut addiction

For years Huang Sheng-yi helped feed Taiwan's addiction to the betel nut, planting thousands of the trees on his mountainous farm.


Tanning camp keeps Canada's indigenous heritage alive

Smoked caribou and bison skins are strewn over old pine logs among the teepees at a tanning camp in Yellowknife, northern Canada, where indigenous youth are preserving their heritage by learning ancestral skills.


Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock

Messing with your body's clock is dangerous business, in fact it could make you sick -- or worse.


Skipping breakfast may double risk of hard arteries

People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday.


The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'

Thousands of festival-goers packed a historic neighbourhood of Hong Kong to watch a "fire dragon" lit with incense sticks dance through the streets in a century-old ritual.


 

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