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Undated handout photo from the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities showing divers exploring the ruins of an ancient shipwreck on the Aegean island of Alonissos in Greece. Greece's culture ministry plans to open some of the country's ancient shipwrecks to visitors.

Cuba's worker bees boost thriving honey business

In the floral valleys of Cuba's Matanzas province, old fashioned farming means bees can swarm without the threat of pesticides that have decimated populations across the world.

Milky Way

Long-exposure picture showing the Milky Way behind a statue of Buddha in Taikkyi, Myanmar, early morning.

Pearls of wisdom: Japan's cultured farms still glisten

In Japan's picturesque Ago Bay, a couple sits in a little hut picking out oysters from a net, cleaning them carefully one-by-one before replacing them gently back in the water.

As new emperor arrives, Japan remembers bygone boom era

"Money dripping off trees": that was the sentiment in Tokyo the last time a new emperor took the throne, at the height of Japan's economic boom. But things have changed.

India fights to save its desert heritage havelis

The resplendent mansions of Bikaner once hosted royalty and wealthy merchants passing through India's deserts with their caravans, but centuries later these bygone architectural masterpieces are crumbling.

Differing approach to discipline

Sometimes my husband and I disagree on our discipline and argue in front of our children about what is best. Do you think this is damaging?

In Aleppo, the fate of a legendary hotel hangs in balance

For generations her husband's family managed the iconic Baron Hotel in northern Syria, but after years of war the inn is empty and Rubina Mazloumian says she is too tired to carry on.

Welcome to the tropical prison that some don't want to leave

More than a century after Mexico established a prison on the Maria Islands -- a Pacific archipelago eight hours by boat from the mainland -- the country's new government has decided to close it.

Straw sculptures

A King Kong sculpture made out of straw in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai. Photo courtesy: AFP



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