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Self-driving cars could have a long road to travel

Despite promises that self-driving cars are in the fast lane, it could be a long haul before they merge with everyday lives.


A world of flavors

Packs of different KitKat flavors seen at a KitKat "Chocolatory" boutique shop in Tokyo. KitKats have been around in Britain since 1935 and only arrived in Japan in 1973, but the Japanese market has a crucial unique selling point: a huge variety of different flavors.


A sight for sore eyes

Foreign photography buffs are seen busily capturing the beauty of lotus blooms at Taman Gelora, Kuantan.


Getting well-oiled: booze in the age of the robo-barman

As Tipsy methodically unfolds an arm to select a glass, retrieve ice and mix a drink, it's all a far cry from the flashy swagger of Tom Cruise in "Cocktail."


Master of miniature food art

"I only need to take one look at the food to know how to mix the colors, such as what kind of red for the gravy."


In smartphone age, the hajj is for sharing

Arm outstretched, Abdul Rahman sweeps his mobile phone across the vista of Mecca, the Great Mosque dazzling in the sun, so his son in Tanzania can experience the pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites.


Organic fruit garden in Batang Berjuntai

The fruit garden used to be the private playground of Amy Lew and her husband before it was opened to visitors this May.


Man Who Brings The Light lifts Romania's poor out of darkness

It is late, but Nicoleta Monea and her children cannot sleep. This is the last night the family will spend without electricity, thanks to "The Man Who Brings The Light".


Gourmet grub: Thai fine-diners explore insect cuisine

At a hip Bangkok diner, foodies with an adventurous palate tuck into a bug-based menu that includes watermelon salad sprinkled in bamboo worms, nachos with silkworm cherry tomato salsa and pasta made from ground crickets.


The rich biodiversity of Belum state park

Covered by virgin forests at an altitude of 1,500 feet above the sea level, the Royal Belum State Park in northeastern Perak boasts a complete ecosystem with its immeasurable wealth of flora and fauna.


 

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