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Climate change forces ski stations in Chile to produce artificial snow

Publication date 21 August 2019 | 21:14 | ICT

Once deep in powder this time of year, Chile’s ski stations are fighting the ravages of climate change and pollution that have brought less and less snow to the central Andes.

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  • Harassed Moroccan women shun beach for Rabat’s new pool

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:22 | ICT

    Morccan women seeking to escape harassment at the beach are flocking to Rabat’s vast new public swimming pool instead, but many still eschew swimsuits for fear of voyeurs and disapproving glances.

  • Canadian woman takes on stereotypes as a drag king

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:20 | ICT

    Melodie Rousseau is an actress by day, but at night, the 33-year-old Canadian makes herself up as a man – and takes the stage at Montreal’s cabaret halls as a drag king.

  • English town celebrates local hero Ed Sheeran

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 18:51 | ICT

    The little-known town of Ipswich in eastern England has historically prided itself on farming and football, but is now celebrating the stellar pop career of its most famous son, Ed Sheeran.

  • Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Syria’s Kurd children

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 18:50 | ICT

    In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin’s pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside.

  • Nang Leng Pub and Seafood

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 16:35 | ICT

    Nang Leng – Pub and Seafood, located near the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh, provides delectable feasts from the sea in a beautifully decorated environment meant to delight diners.

  • Award-winning film In the Life of Music on journey to Oscars 2020

    Publication date 19 August 2019 | 21:34 | ICT

    After winning the Audience Choice Narrative Feature award at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) in November, In the Life of Music has followed this up by being selected to represent Cambodia in the Intern

  • Dead pets get earthly feast at VN animal cemetery

    Publication date 19 August 2019 | 20:43 | ICT

    Sausages, grapes, milk and mooncakes are laid at the gravestones of beloved cats and dogs at Hanoi’s pet cemetery – an earthly feast for the souls of dead animals believed to return from the afterlife for a meal to mark ghost month.

  • Playing god: Japan’s centuries-old temple puts faith in robot priest

    Publication date 19 August 2019 | 20:42 | ICT

    A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion – despite critics comparing the android to “Frankenstein’s monster”.

  • Rape rows take sheen off starry Venice film festival

    Publication date 19 August 2019 | 20:40 | ICT

    The star-studded Venice International Film Festival opens on Wednesday with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker.

  • Obamas’ film charts life at Chinese-run factory in US

    Publication date 19 August 2019 | 20:38 | ICT

    ‘They refer to us as the foreigners,” says a downbeat employee at the Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese laborers have come to work, far from their wives, children and homeland.