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Dutch robots help make cheese, 'smell' the roses

It might be one small move for a robot, but it could prove an important step for Dutch cheesemakers. Moonlander, invented by students, is here to help take the hard work out of curds and whey.


Vaping under threat in tobacco-loving Indonesia

Chain-smoking Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector, sparking criticism that the government is siding with giant tobacco firms at the expense of public health.


On a Rio beach, a man's home is his castle

With a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat.


Lumiere London

Child Hood by French artist Collectif Coin on show as part of the Lumiere London light festival. London is hosting a festival that brings together international light artists to create installations across the city.


Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves.


'Lake of buried corpses': Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry

Screaming Chinese-poetry inspired lyrics like a demon bursting from the depths of hell, the black-clad singer raises a white chalice above his bamboo hat as fog enveloped the stage.


Men treated as dogs and pigs in Paris catwalk shows

Paris men's fashion week began in earnest Wednesday with two collections showing what dogs and pigs men can be, as the industry reels from a new sexual harassment scandal.


Bullfight

Bullfight during the Maghesangranti festival to herald the end of winter according to the Hindu calendar, at Taraka village about 80km from Kathmandu, Nepal.


Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.


In Oman, an ancient mediation method gets a makeover

Omani Mahmoud bin Yousef Temtemi found himself in a pastoral predicament this autumn -- his neighbour's flock of sheep had overrun his farm and gobbled up his crops, threatening his income.


 

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