70-year-old plays Pokemon Go on 15 phones to catch 'em all

Chen recalls learning about the game from his grandson and has been playing the game since 2016. The World is One News, WION examines global issues… Read Article

Japan man 'crazy in love' marries a hologram

Akihido Kondo tied the knot with a 16-year-old virtual reality singer who he has been in love with for decades. Read Article

Buddha and bronzer: The Japanese monk who loves make-up

As make-up artist Kodo Nishimura sashays into a room in Tokyo balanced on pin-thin heels, he could hardly look less like a practising Buddhist monk. Read Article

96-year-old tops Kerala's literacy exam

Getting proper education was always a dream for Karthiyani Amma and the state government's "Aksharalaksham" programme helped her realise it. Read Article

Pay for bus rides with plastic waste in this Indonesian city

The project was launched in Surabaya in April this year, as part of its ambitious target of becoming free of plastic waste by 2020. Read Article

Full steam ahead! Old Hanoi railway a hit with tourists

In the past few years, visitors to Hanoi found a new use for the tracks: the perfect backdrop for postcard-perfect pictures from their travels. Read Article

Migingo Island: A rocky marriage between Uganda and Kenya

The densely populated island of Migingo, on Lake Victoria, is barely a quarter of a hectare large, its residents crammed into a hodge-podge of… Read Article

South African divers risk all in illegal search for abalone

Local fisherman risks their lives to illegally harvest abalone, a valuable seafood found along South Africa’s coastline, to sell to Asian crime… Read Article

Myanmar Buddhist temple now a nirvana for snakes

Pilgrims arrive at a temple in Myanmar's Yangon region eager to pin their hopes on the pythons slinking across the temple's floors and draped across… Read Article

Boxer Canelo Alvarez signs richest contract in sports history

Unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and the streaming service DAZN have agreed to a five-year, 11-fight deal that will pay the boxer… Read Article

Female car mechanic drives change in patriarchal Pakistan

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and… Read Article

Cocktails in the can at London's jail-themed bar

Orange uniforms, gloomy cells and sadistic guards might not sound like the ideal ingredients for a fun night out, but "Alcotraz" cocktail bar… Read Article

In the shoes of a dead man walking

A Pakistani group tried to recreate the day before an inmate is executed, to show what it actually takes upfront & close when the state decides… Read Article

Pakistan's Mithi, an oasis of Muslim-Hindu tolerance

The residents, however, fear that growing religious extremism and hate speech will end the unity in Mithi. Read Article

Family commemorates late daughter with iPhone-shaped gravestone

The gravestone is made out of granite and cost around $1522. The World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide… Read Article