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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tourists in Palau to swim with sharks rather than eat them
In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamor to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them one of the country's main visitor attractions. Palau created the world's first shark sanctuary in 2009 and the move has been so successful that plans are now underway
2014/9/4
The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities.
2014/9/4
Monday, September 1, 2014
Ecuador women box to fight sexual abuse
After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing — and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.
2014/9/1
Russian train-surfers, extreme sport or sign of lagging social support systems?
Since he was 10, Sasha has taken the train everyday between Moscow and his home in the suburbs. Only instead of sitting inside with the other passengers, he runs on its rooftop as the train hurtles along.
2014/9/1
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler — and from his gold-plated wheelchair he is as combative as ever in fighting for free speech.
2014/8/31
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Despite her sore feet, Federica Simonetto smiles for a photo by the last signpost on the Way of Saint James — one of a new wave of young pilgrims bringing fresh life to the Medieval trail.
2014/8/28
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Popular temple opens doors as usual without smoke, vendors
The doors to Taipei's iconic Xing Tian Temple (行天宮) opened as normal at 4 a.m. Tuesday, but gone for the first time was the smoke from burning incense that had filled the halls and corridors of the popular religious site for almost a half century.
2014/8/27
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A group of Japanese porn actresses are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend for a charity event loosely translated as “Boob Aid.”
2014/8/26
Everybody knows that wine should have a good nose, but one South African vintner wants the world to believe it also needs a good ear.
2014/8/26
Monday, August 25, 2014
Coffee and pizza: customers grab a slice of life in Libya
In corners of Tripoli unaffected by militia violence gripping the capital, Libyans sip espresso and eat pizza — defiantly, as the sound of gunfire echoes in the distance.
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