UK’s star ballet choreographer dies at 35

A former star choreographer for Britain's famed Royal Ballet Company has died aged 35, his family announced Saturday, a day after Denmark's Royal Theatre...

Livin’ on a prayer: Champion Pakistan Quran reader in full voice

To master the art of Quran recitation, 21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi had to follow a strict regime of yoga, hours of rehearsing vocal scales-and...

Saudi Arabia’s city of roses blooms in Ramadan

Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom’s vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink....

ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus urges reforms to pay songwriters their due

The COVID-19 pandemic’s rampage through the music world has laid bare the industry’s flaws, shining a bright light on “the plight of songwriters,” says...

Libyan capital’s neglected Old City gets facelift

In alleys criss-crossing the Libyan capital's Old City, construction crews are hard at work restoring former glory to architectural treasures neglected under ex-dictator Muammar...

Solo swim: The fighting fish raised alone in Vietnam

Thousands of glass and plastic bottles lie across the floor of Tran Ngoc Thang's farm in Hanoi, each one home to an aggressive, brightly...

Crunch time: Indian snack spins feminist success story

The fairytale success of Lijjat Papad-a multi-million-dollar venture founded by seven women in a crowded Mumbai tenement in 1959 with seed capital of 80...

Is it a bird? Is it an iguana? No, it’s a croissant!

Polish animal welfare inspectors on Wednesday reported their bafflement at being called out about a dangerous-looking animal lurking in a tree-only to find out...

Ruins, ghosts and cats: Rome’s ‘Area Sacra’ to welcome visitors

History buffs will be able to roam the ruins of Rome's "Area Sacra", perhaps catching a glimpse of Julius Caesar's ghost, after the site...

French volcano enthusiasts camp out to skirt curfew

France's Reunion island is regularly treated to spectacular eruptions of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano-but with a COVID-19 curfew in place, some residents...

With giant swabs and grumpy camels, Kenya hunts for next deadly virus

Kicking and grunting under the restraint of three men, the camel makes its displeasure known as Kenyan veterinarian Nelson Kipchirchir swirls a giant swab...

Tunisia ‘sandy’ Farms resist drought, development

Farmers near a seaside lagoon in northern Tunisia are fighting to preserve a unique, traditional irrigation system that has sparked renewed interest as North...

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20th April