In London, rail-side gardening blossoms during pandemic

A busy commuter train station is an unlikely place to find a haven for flowers, bees and hedgehogs. But a decade-old project in London...

Symbol of youth, Italy’s Vespa marks 75th birthday

Ever since Audrey Hepburn took control of her Vespa in the 1953 classic "Roman Holiday", the Italian scooter has been a symbol of joy...

Baking away solitude: Vienna cafe hopes to unite world’s grandmas

Framed by wooden cabinets, Karin Hofbauer holds a stick of butter to her laptop camera and imparts to the novice bakers gathered virtually in...

Fashion designer Alber Elbaz, ex-Lanvin director, dies

Alber Elbaz, the fashion designer whose audacious designs transformed the storied French house Lanvin into an industry darling before his shock ouster in 2015,...

Farmers and football: The Vietnamese women scoring big on the field

Legs stiff from long days in the rice terraces of northern Vietnam, scores of female farmers dressed in colorful cloth headbands and skirts gather...

Black ballet dancer wins payout in Berlin racism row

A black ballet dancer has been awarded 16,000 euros ($19,000) in compensation and the renewal of her contract at the Berlin State Ballet in...

Yemeni model detained as Houthis impose morals crackdown

Entisar Al-Hammadi was just starting a career in modeling when she was arrested two months ago in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, where the Houthis...

‘Joints for jabs’: Free marijuana for vaccinated New Yorkers

New Yorkers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 were able to get an unlikely freebie Tuesday: a marijuana joint. Activists celebrating the recent legalization...

Paradise lost? Motorbikes threaten historic Kenyan isle

In the old town of Lamu, a historic Swahili trading outpost, a motorbike taxi weaves through a crush of donkeys, market hawkers and wooden...

Forgotten species could future proof coffee in a warming world

A once-prized coffee species, rediscovered in West Africa decades after it was thought to have disappeared, is just as tasty as high-end Arabica and...

COVID-hit UK museum reopens early… as a supermarket

Touching artwork is strictly forbidden in most museums, let alone buying it and taking it home. But the Design Museum in London wants visitors...

Four weddings and a fine: Taiwan couple maximize leave with repeat weddings

Keen to make the most of a statutory holiday for newlyweds, a couple from Taiwan found a novel way to maximize their honeymoon-by marrying...

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