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Hopes and expectations: the journey of a fake girlfriend

A Chinese female blogger who posed as a man's Lunar New Year girlfriend says her experience illustrates the generational tensions over finding a marriage partner in China.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 29

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia’s Harar city

Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to drag to the nearby caves. Abbas Yusuf, known as Hyena Man, learnt to feed the hyenas from his father, Yusuf Mume Salleh, who fed them for 45 years before passing the job to his son 13 years ago

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 28

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Islamic State’s weapons of war

Suicide vehicles and weapons made by Islamic State militants are displayed at Iraq Federal Police headquarters in Mosul.

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A Pow Wow gathering in New Mexico

Traditional dancers from Indian Nations compete at the 32nd annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, a social gathering and summer celebration.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 27

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Latte Art

South Korean barista Lee Kang-bin is taking coffee art to the next level, creating miniature imitations of famous paintings on foamy cups of java at his central Seoul cafe.

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Venezuela’s shield-bearing protesters

Drawing inspiration from Ukraine's 2013-14 revolt, Venezuela's young protesters are donning Viking-like shields in battles with security forces and eagerly watching a film on the Kiev uprising.
Power to the people.

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Thailand’s crocodile farms

Thailand is home to some of the world's biggest crocodile farms, where tourists can see the giant reptiles lounging in the hot sun, chomping on chicken, or swarming in emerald green pools. Some 1.2 million crocodiles are kept on more than 1,000 farms in Thailand, according to figures from the Thai department of fisheries. Some are equipped with slaughterhouses and tanneries to produce luxury products

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 26

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Nepal rebuilds its passenger railway

After years of neglect the revamp of Nepal's railway presents clear signs of renewal and the improvements to come. They've got a long way to go though.

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