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Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked by images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice.

Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate
Photo courtesy of Khabar.kz.
Airport in South Kazakhstan Oblast to reopen after 20 years of downtime

The airport in Shardara town in South Kazakhstan oblast will resume its operation after 20 years of downtime.

Airport in South Kazakhstan Oblast to reopen after 20 years of downtime
Life's a beach for Italy's dogs
Life's a beach for Italy's dogs

The sun brollies are up, the beach loungers full and the water is full of daytrippers splashing about.

Life's a beach for Italy's dogs
Photo courtesy of guineehitmusique.com
At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital
©Reuters/Daniele La Monaca
Indian minister calls for Goa beach bikini ban

A minister in India's resort state of Goa has drawn ridicule by saying women in bikinis should be banned from beaches and girls in short dresses should not visit pubs.

Indian minister calls for Goa beach bikini ban
©Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad
Myanmar unrest raises stakes for growing tourist industry

Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar's most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state's fluid transition to democracy.

Myanmar unrest raises stakes for growing tourist industry
Aktau beach. Photo courtesy of wordpress.com
Czechs open new resort in Aktau

A Czech company has built a new resort in Aktau called Tree of Lives.

Czechs open new resort in Aktau
Sunbathing crocodile shocks Indonesian beachgoers
Sunbathing crocodile shocks Indonesian beachgoers

Hundreds of sunbathers fled a popular Indonesian beach in panic when a four-metre (13-foot) crocodile laid down next to them to soak up some rays.

Sunbathing crocodile shocks Indonesian beachgoers
Public to get access to ancient Mexican beach rock carvings
Public to get access to ancient Mexican beach rock carvings

Thousands of years ago, long before Spanish conquistadores raided Mexico, ancient people carved circles, spirals and drawings of bow hunters into volcanic rocks dotting a Pacific beach.

Public to get access to ancient Mexican beach rock carvings
Photo courtesy of popurri.info
Muslim swimwear appeared in Astana shops

One of Astana shops started selling Muslim swimwear for women.

Muslim swimwear appeared in Astana shops
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