In the Lamu archipelago, fishermen ply the channels between lush mangrove forests while life in an ancient Swahili town idles at the pace of the donkeys and boats which are the main means of transport.
The women embroiderers of the remote Mexican mountain village of Tenango de Doria made worldwide headlines recently when their government went to war with an American designer for “plagiarising” their patterns.
The Gulf’s largest book collection, the Qatar National Library, has enhanced ties with libraries outside the region and wooed younger readers in its first year, as an anti-Doha boycott drags on.
Among 10 other students in a classroom, Samlot Rina and Rith Sokhaneath smile as their two-wheeled toy car runs smoothly via remote control, after they spent 30 minutes installing small parts under their teacher’s instruction.
Ten years on, as the late King of Pop faces lurid allegations of pedophilia from men he kept close as youths, here’s a look at what’s become of the rest of the eccentric bunch surrounding MJ:
An elephant carcass lies at the edge of a field in Legotlhwana village, northeast Botswana – evidence of the desperation and anger felt by a farmer whose crops have been repeatedly destroyed.
Wearing yellow t-shirts featuring a Cambodian flag on the right sleeve and a Japanese flag on the left, a group of pre-school students pick up a wooden abacus and start simple calculations based on the instructions of their Japanese
Siblings from a famed circus family – the Flying Wallendas – walked a wire strung 25 stories over New York’s Times Square on Sunday, in a hair-raising balancing act performed across five city blocks.
Saudi salesman Majd had just begun his wedding preparations when his fiancee sought to enshrine in their marriage contract a condition already guaranteed by law – her right to drive.
An elephant rides business is fighting an order for it to leave the Ayutthaya Historical Park where it has been based for more than two decades.