World Watch

The last Incan bridge

Every year the last remaining Incan rope bridge is devotedly rebuilt.

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Child marriage in focus

You may have seen it in your news feed on Facebook or Twitter recently, a confronting video that begins with […]

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Violence in Turkey escalates

Increased military presence, tanks, helicopters and armoured cars have been deployed in Turkey’s capital of Ankara following deadly fights between […]

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Christchurch remembers five years on

At 12.51pm on Monday Christchurch remembers the day, five years ago, it changed forever. Monday is the fifth anniversary of […]

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Bataclan survivors play again in Paris

Californian rock band the Eagles of Death Metal were playing at the Le Bataclan in Paris on 13 November when […]

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Einstein’s new frontier

If you pass someone who is utterly beaming with joy this week it is possible they are an Astrophysicist or Physicist.

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UAE appoints Minister for Happiness

A change in the UAE government structure and portfolios heralds a shift in focus.

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Underground city uncovered

Under a fortress in the middle of Turkey is potentially the largest ancient underground city discovered in the region.

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The dark side of wildlife tourism exposed

World Animal Protection has called for an end to dangerous “wildlife tourism” as it releases a list of the top 10 worst offenders.

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Syrian peace talks break down; world pledges help

Nations around the world have pledged money towards helping Syrian refugees as the prospects for ending the war in Syria look bleaker than ever.

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Saving Syrian antiquities

An international committee of academics and researchers are taking action to protect Syria’s ancient history.

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France becomes first country to ban supermarket food waste

France has become the first country worldwide to ban supermarkets from destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities […]

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Black Rhino soon to be lost forever?

Rhino numbers across all species are in drastic decline, the black rhino is on the absolute brink of widespread extinction within a matter of years.

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Up close and personal

Incredible footage of whales breaching captured by stunned onlookers off the coast of Maui.

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What is the Zika virus?

What you need to know about the Zika virus as travel advisories are issued across the world.

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Incredible scientific discoveries of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for science with a number of big discoveries, successful missions, experiments and groundbreaking procedures accomplished.

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The case of the missing book publishers

  Calls are growing louder for the release of a group of political booksellers who criticised China’s elite and are […]

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France remembers victims of January attacks on Paris

Commemorative plaques are unveiled around Paris honouring victims of the terrorist attacks of January 2015.

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Australia, New Zealand among best countries to live in

Australia has pipped New Zealand at the post in the ranking of the best countries in the world in a global snapshot […]

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The Russian ‘road fairy’ fixing potholes at night

A Russian florist has become an overnight sensation after a video of her was filmed fixing potholes in the midst of darkness […]

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Women elected for first time in Saudi Arabia

A landmark election has seen women become council representatives for the first time in the conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia. […]

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North Korea tries to curry favour with China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sending his personal girl band, Moranbong, to Beijing as he seeks to improve […]

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Elephant Parade arrives in Bangkok

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas along with Elephant Parade® has launched the world’s largest open air art exhibition, the ‘Elephant Parade Bangkok 2015’.

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Female genital mutilation coming to an end in Gambia?

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh made an unexpected announcement outlawing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) on 23 November, effective immediately.

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