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Reviving bamboo craft in Kangpara

|    Younten Tshedup    | KANGPARA, Bhutan (Kuensel/ANN) - Cane and bamboo products have been supporting 71-year-old Sangay Wangdi’s family for generations. Kangpara is one of...

France caught in war with wolves

SEDERON, France (AFP) - Furtive, wily and the animal of fairy tales, wolves fascinate nature lovers, but they raise fears among French sheep breeders...

Europe’s migrant crisis: The ghosts of Sid

SID, Serbia (AFP) - Exhausted from being stuck in Serbia for months, dozens of young migrants survive in appalling conditions in Sid, a small...

Calls for army patrols as South Africa gangland violence spirals

MANENBERG, South Africa (AFP) - With rifles raised, South African police speed through the streets of Manenberg, responding to yet another call to quell...

Cold turkey at Vietnam’s compulsory drug rehab centres

HAIPHONG, Vietnam (AFP) - During four years of compulsory rehab in Vietnam, Trung spent his drug-free days gluing together false eyelashes as part of...

IS long gone, but former Iraqi oil hub still dead

BAIJI, Iraq (AFP) - A white rocking horse and a child’s toy car lie abandoned on a dusty lane in the Iraqi city of...

India faces painful move to cleaner energy

UNCHA AMIRPUR, India (AFP) - Subedar Singh bears the scars of India’s painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the...

Climate change could affect cropping pattern

|     Rinchen Zangmo     | THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Bhutan’s districts of Paro, Thimphu and Chukha that grow apples in abundance today, would be affected by climate...

Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of...

Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

NEW YORK (AFP) - The humble potato - drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked - brought centuries of...

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