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Hello Kitty house

Retired police officer Masao Gunji posing next to his Hello Kitty collection at a pink-painted Hello Kitty house in Yotsukaido, Chiba prefecture. Gunji was recognised for the largest Hello Kitty collection (5,169 items) by the Guinness World of Records in November 2016.


Dynamite fishing, drugs, threaten Myanmar's 'sea gypsies'

With a swift breath the teenage boy dives into the turquoise waters of southern Myanmar, a spear clutched in his hand, but below him lies nothing but a graveyard of broken, grey coral.


The legacy of all-year blooms in Poland's painted village

Danuta Dymon is sitting by the side of the road, painting flowers on her fence. The 70-year-old has been at it since the sun came up, dressed from head to toe in clothes also displaying her brushstroke.


Open and banned desire: LGBT art through the ages

Gays, lesbians and transgender people have been a feature of art -- and life -- throughout the ages, from the ancient Greeks to the Renaissance, 18th-century Japan to Native American tribes.


Afghanistan's 'hill of widows' live in a world apart

The first women settled on this stony slope outside Kabul in the 1990s hoping to escape the stigma those like them are forced to endure.


Staying active in her 80s

"We must move our bodies while we're still alive. I will only stop when I can't move any more."


'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard -- New York is one of the loudest cities in the world.


Building a childhood dream

"When I started to lay my hands on it, the idea of a treehouse popped into my head."


Inflight internet ready to take off

Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say.


Need to train more specialist doctors

There are not enough specialist doctors in the country.


 

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