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Rumba, the dance of seduction running through Cubans' veins

Born among black slaves on sugar plantations, Cuba's rumba has since become a national icon almost as renown as its cigars or amateur boxers and two years ago was designated by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tyres screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back.

HK's elderly cardboard collectors sent packing

Her fingers are bent from 20 years of collecting cardboard from Hong Kong's streets, but Au Fung-lan says she has no desire to give up the gruelling work.

Mid-Autumn decorations

Workers installing lanterns on a floating platform in preparation for the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival at Garden by the Bay in Singapore.

Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world's oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception.

Dragons and steamed buns at Taiwan's temple-like church

With a cross rising from a red pagoda roof and two lion statues guarding the entrance, a Catholic church in southern Taiwan could easily be mistaken for one of the ubiquitous temples dotting the island.

Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany

The first video game to depict Germany's 1933-45 Nazi era uncensored, showing the swastika and Adolf Hitler, has stirred up debate over whether it's an advance for artistic freedom or a new danger of radicalisation.

Resilient and resourceful, Rohingya diaspora carve out new lives

Driven from Myanmar over decades, Rohingya Muslims have been labelled the most persecuted people on earth. But resilience and ingenuity have led members of the stateless community to carve out new lives -- everywhere from refugee camps in Bangladesh to the hospitals of Europe

Sofia theatre group explores 'invisible hands' of recycling

In a neighbourhood in downtown Sofia, theatregoers are looking for entertainment among the city's rubbish -- quite literally.

Paris aquarium offers haven for unwanted goldfish

Paris's biggest aquarium has created a refuge for goldfish, providing a second life for any unwanted pets who might otherwise find themselves flushed down the toilet.



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