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12-year-old Palestinian boy Yousef Al-Bahtini invited to attempt the record attempt for "fastest time to travel 20 meters in a contortion roll" by Guinness World Records, shows off his acrobatic skills as he contorts his body in Gaza City.

Pink chocolate

Ruby chocolate, a new pink chocolate obtained without adding berries, flavors or colorants, is presented to the media at the Barry Callebaut Belgium factory in Lebbeke-Wieze. Barry Callebaut, world leader in cocoa, presented Ruby (pink) chocolate as the fourth category, along with dark chocolate, milk and white, in the name of a cocoa bean of the same name.

Seeing Kulim on a bike

More and more people are joining cycling trips in Kulim in recent years.


A giant tortoise at the Galapagos National Park in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. A breeding program in Galapagos Islands attempts to resurrect a species of giant tortoise thought to have been extinct for over 150 years.

Olympics: Spiralling costs a risk for Paris 2024

With Paris set to be awarded the 2024 Olympics, one of the organisers' biggest challenges will be to keep within budget -- a challenge that has defeated so many of their predecessors.

Japan: the land of a thousand conveniences

Heated toilets that spray users clean, train seats that revolve so passengers can admire the scenery and a convenience store on every corner: welcome to Japan, where hospitality and customer service form part of the country's DNA.

Hungry ghost festival

Monks offering prayers in front of a paper-statue of deity Da Shi Ye or Guardian God of Ghosts to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur.

Tiger dance

Performers painted as tigers taking part in the Pulikali or Tiger Dance during the annual Onam festival in Thrissur in the south Indian state of Kerala.

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.


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