Women truck drivers break new ground in Syria

Women in Syria have not only borne the brunt of the country's lengthy civil war, but they have also been marginalised and rendered invisible, a panel… Read Article

Painting sow Pigcasso hogs the limelight at South Africa farm

The sow was rescued from an abattoir as a piglet and brought to an animal sanctuary in Franschhoek, in South Africa's Western Cape region in 2016,… Read Article

Dare to drink? Egypt juice shop challenges customers

Sugarcane juice is a popular drink in Egypt, with small shops selling the sweet treat scattered around the country. Read Article

Paralympic fast track : Japan firm develops hi-tech wheelchairs

In a small workshop just outside Tokyo, mechanics hammer, weld and measure as they craft "the Porsche of wheelchairs" for the world's top Paralympic… Read Article

With 500 days to go to the Olympics a Tokyo volunteer is proving it's never too late to learn

Takamizawa will be 92 when the Olympics return to Tokyo in July next year and this time she wants to get as close to the action as possible. Read Article

World's biggest outdoor laundry gets viewing gallery in Mumbai

The newly opened viewing gallery at the outdoor laundry, 'Dhobi Ghat' in India's western Mumbai on Tuesday was welcomed with excitement by tourists. Read Article

Brazilian sprinter suffered stroke, had 200 tumours removed, now aims to prove herself

Although she is a medal-winning sprinter, the life path of the Paralympic medalist Veronica Hipolito has been serious and full of obstacles. Read Article

Opium-addicted parrots raid farms in India

Opium hungry parrots are raiding fields in central India's Madhya Pradesh state and giving nightmares to helpless farmers. Read Article

The Dead Sea's lonely sailor

Jacky Ben Zaken, an Israeli citizen, is the only person allowed to ferry tourists around the world's lowest waters, the Dead Sea. Read Article

HIV biologist Prof Ravindra Gupta presents second patient with AIDS remission

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant… Read Article

‘Total devastation,’ recalls tornado victim who lost her home

It is the greatest loss of life from a tornado in the United States since an EF-5 storm tore through Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013, killing 24 people… Read Article

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan sparks moustache trend in India

The Indian pilot's ordeal made him a focal point of the crisis for Indians, after footage of his battered face was shown on Pakistani television and… Read Article

In deep despair, Venezuelans turn to eating trash

On Tuesday US television news anchor Jorge Ramos and his team were briefly detained at Venezuela's presidential palace because their line of… Read Article

Samsung, Huawei unveil future of technology with foldable phones

The phones challenge the notion of what a phone can cost, debuting at nearly twice the price of current top-of-the-line models from Apple and Samsung… Read Article

Giant condom hands out rubbers ahead of Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a giant condom and other volunteers canvassed Mexico City on Wednesday to hand out 100,000 condoms to subway riders… Read Article