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New museum reveals power of poo in Italy

It may pong, but Italy's "Shit Museum" has the whiff of success about it: here in Castelbosco, farmers are transforming sloppy cowpats into plates you can eat off.


Afghan martial arts bout reveals a nation divided

A martial arts bout in Afghanistan was billed as a bare-knuckle duel for supremacy, but it has become a lightning rod for long-simmering ethnic rivalries that threaten to tear the country apart.


In Berlin, a street art gallery designed to be destroyed

It may seem an unlikely venue for an art gallery -- an old bank building in the centre of a busy shopping district and about to be torn down.


Reindeer police stop Far North from going Wild West

Mathis Andreas, an indigenous Sami reindeer herder, sees a snowmobile with glowing fluorescent strips approach his remote cabin in the frozen tundra and worries what the neighbouring herder may think.


Chinese students imbibe secrets of Burgundy wine-making

Chen Yanfen swirls a glass of Burgundy wine, noting its ruby red robe and fruity bouquet before taking her first sip.


A slice of luxury: Hong Kong's high-end fruit fad

It might be a healthy food choice, but Hong Kong's latest fruit fad is doing serious damage to shoppers' wallets.


Tomb sweeping

People paying respect to their dead elders ahead of the annual Tomb Sweeping Festival at a cemetery in Shanghai, China.


New TV shows test love in the age of the smartphone

A new wave of television formats are set to get into viewers' heads -- and their private lives -- like never before.


Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

The crested black macaque shot to fame when one of the monkeys snapped grinning selfies and became embroiled in a US court battle -- but the tussle over copyright is the least of the rare animal's worries.


Homeless Poles hoist sails for around-the-world trip

Residents of a homeless shelter in Warsaw can already feel the wind in their sails as they work on the imposing steel hull of a majestic schooner, which they aim to take around the globe.


 

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