Colourful explosions from Mount Etna light up night sky

An eruption from Mount Etna lit up the sky during the night on Wednesday (January 13), seen from Fornazzo, a small village under the volcano. Read Article

Dogs dash through snowy French Alps in breathtaking sled race challenge

Dozens of mushers and their teams of dogs are dashing through the snowy French Alps as part of this year's La Grande Odyssee dog sled challenge. Read Article

Small businesses cry for help, no time for government crisis

Italian chef Marco Manili is demoralised, the Spazio Caffe restaurant where he works in Rome is struggling to get by and now the government has… Read Article

Tunisian women mix and perform thanks to all-female DJ academy

Tunisian women who say they have long been excluded from the world of turntables and electronic music flock to a local DJ academy to help launch a… Read Article

Mealworms for dinner? EU approves first insect food

Mealworms may soon find their way into Europe's pasta bowls and dinner dishes, after becoming the first insect approved in the region as a human food. Read Article

A village doctor's struggle to keep up with rising COVID-19 cases in Ukraine

Riding an old-fashioned horse-driven cart, Dr Viktoria Mahnych trots country roads to attend to her patients in several villages nestled in the… Read Article

From grief to comfort: Mexican seamstress fills in void left by COVID-19 victims

From her workshop in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, Erendira Guerrero makes teddy bears for the family and friends of COVID-19… Read Article

One man determined to keep Rio Carnival spirit alive

Despite Brazil's pandemic and the cancellation by city authorities of the annual Carnival, in Rio de Janeiro, one man has been determined to… Read Article

Pilgrims in Tokyo plunge into icy bath for Shinto ritual, pray for end of the pandemic

In a ritual to purify their souls and pray for an end of the COVID-19 pandemic, a handful of people braved the cold and stepped into an ice bath at a… Read Article

Snowed under! Madrid residents enjoy biggest snowfall in decades

Four people died in Spain as Storm Filomena caused travel chaos across the country, but those who were more fortunate in the Spanish capital Madrid… Read Article

Mine-free River Jordan shrine ends 50 year wait for Epiphany

After a years-long effort to remove landmines near where Christians believe Jesus was baptized, Fransciscan friars marked the Epiphany holiday on… Read Article

Rexy the 'dinosaur' makes snow angels in Madrid

A Madrid resident saw the lighter side of a snowstorm in the Spanish capital on Saturday (January 9) by donning a T-Rex dinosaur costume to play in… Read Article

Watch how this Jordanian artist uses makeup to transform into celebrities

Sitting in her room for hours finishing her makeup, Alaa Bliha is not preparing for a night out but instead to transform into famous figures and… Read Article

Female bodybuilder with one leg captures hearts in China | Inspirational story gone viral

Losing a leg did not stop Gui Yuna from achieving her dreams. The 35-year-old former Paralympian has now chosen to take on competitive bodybuilding,… Read Article

Animals at Berlin Zoo enjoy Christmas leftovers

Animals at Berlin Zoo enjoyed a belated Christmas feast on Thursday (7 JANUARY 2021). Elephants and bison at the German capital's famous zoo chomped… Read Article