Sylt — hidden jewel of Germany

Sylt is a luxury island for the rich and famous, it’s the Hamptons of Germany where the wealthy own houses and spend their vacations there.

Pak family recounts drone terror in visit to America

Nabila Rehman was picking okra in her family garden last year when missiles from a drone rained down from the sky, killing her grandmother and injuring her and seven other children.

Chinese water project creates flood of problems, say villagers

China is looking to rework nature itself with a gargantuan project to divert water from its lush south to the parched and populous north which will take half a century and tens of billions of dollars

Hong Kong’s boom in US accent schools

Standing at the front of the classroom in Hong Kong, nine-year-old Charlotte Yan recites a 2008 speech by Hillary Clinton — enunciating the words with a perfect American accent.

‘Afghan girl’ cameraman tells stories behind pictures

Photographer Steve McCurry remembers exactly how he got his famed 1983 shot of two Pakistani waiters passing a tea tray precariously along the outside of a moving train.

Iranian actress jailed for 18 months

TEHRAN: An Iranian actress known for her political activism in support of the country’s reformists has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after facing security charges, newspapers reported Tuesday,

Japan royal couple meet man-sized bear

TOKYO: He is instantly recognized all over Japan, generates millions of dollars of merchandising sales, and has 300,000 Twitter followers.

Russian Bolshoi dancer denies acid attack

MOSCOW: Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to ordering an acid attack that nearly blinded the Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director, and a jobless former convict accused of c

Vatican’s culture minister tweets Lou Reed song

VATICAN CITY: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican’s 71-year-old culture minister, paid his own tribute on Monday to the late rocker Lou Reed, tweeting one of his best-known songs before clarifying

Mt. Everest woman honored in Riyadh

Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, was honored at a ceremony held by the General Presidency for Youth Welfare in Riyadh on Saturday.

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