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Cuban town hooked on pirate social network

On a traffic island in a country town, young Cubans are doing what most of their compatriots cannot: surfing an online social network.


Passing down a legacy of nyonya goodness

"A very common food will look totally different if we do a proper plating. This will give added value to the product!"


Kashmir's brutal stories get cartoon treatment

Through sombre black and white drawings, graphic novelist Malik Sajad tells the brutal story of his native Kashmir in the 1990s, as an armed insurgency against Indian rule reached its bloody peak.


Hair therapy boosts Istanbul's receding tourism

On his to-do list for his trip to Istanbul, Palestinian tourist Jameel wants to visit the Blue Mosque and take a tour on the Bosphorus, like any other tourist.


A young Malaysian's Vietnamese mission

"Despite their poor lliving environment, these children are eager to learn."


Food truck invasion

Kuantan's commercial hub is no longer dead after dark, as food trucks flood the street with their tasty offerings.


Turning a rotten apple into volleyball champ

Volleyball training could indeed transform a child many would have believed is hopeless.


Young Chinese couple break 300-year village curse

A stream little more than a metre wide separates them, but for at least three centuries a bitter rivalry pitted two eastern Chinese villages against one another -- until love brought the adversaries together.


Afghan beauty parlours are a sanctuary for city women

The photos in the window promise much: languorous, kohl-rimmed eyes and bright, bold nails -- but once you enter the beauty parlours of Kabul, it becomes clear the images outside are a pale reflection of the vibrant reality inside.


Fishing with guns on Kenya's threatened lake

The beach looks ready for war: in the sparse lakeshore shade hundreds wait, sweaty from the heat, weapons at their feet.


 

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