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Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights

A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, they take turns climbing up the limestone.

Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
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Growing obesity problem in Kazakhstan

Obesity in Kazakhstan is becoming a serious issue. Nutritionists and scientists urge Kazakhstanis to reconsider their nutrition philosophies

Growing obesity problem in Kazakhstan
The illicit wine-makers of Pakistan's north
The illicit wine-makers of Pakistan's north

The hems of his jeans rolled, Rehmat Ali climbs barefoot up a tree to pick the grapes dangling from climbing vines, defying hostile religious injunctions against alcohol to celebrate a wine-making tradition.

The illicit wine-makers of Pakistan's north
Fashion Week opens in Sao Paulo
Fashion Week opens in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo kicked off the 40th edition of its Fashion Week featuring the winter 2016 collection of Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch.

Fashion Week opens in Sao Paulo
Couples get silent treatment in London's new dating game
Couples get silent treatment in London's new dating game

Candles and languid electro-jazz set the scene for a romantic rendezvous at a north London bar, but the couple sitting face-to-face can use only their eyes to beguile.

Couples get silent treatment in London's new dating game
The bandana's back: Paris catwalk show brings back the 1970s
The bandana's back: Paris catwalk show brings back the 1970s

On the Paris catwalk, a reappearance of bandanas -- those paisley kerchiefs that were hot back in the 1970s, remember? -- proved the lesson that old can become trendy again if you just wait long enough.

The bandana's back: Paris catwalk show brings back the 1970s
Small is beautiful: models under 1.30 metres wow Paris
Small is beautiful: models under 1.30 metres wow Paris

Bucking the fashion show stereotype of tall, willowy models, Paris Fashion Week was treated to a parade of women of restricted growth sashaying along the runway to great public applause.

Small is beautiful: models under 1.30 metres wow Paris
Armani looks back to the future
Armani looks back to the future

Giorgio Armani had three important things to say: yes, he can do colours other than grey and beige, no, he is going nowhere and no, he has not had a nose job.

Armani looks back to the future
Microbrew trend in Holy Land turns water to hummus beer
Microbrew trend in Holy Land turns water to hummus beer

In an industrial zone among the hills of Galilee in northern Israel, a ponytailed sociologist with an intolerance for gluten explained what he was up to: beer made with chickpeas and dates.

Microbrew trend in Holy Land turns water to hummus beer
Burberry hits London Fashion Week with leather and lace
Burberry hits London Fashion Week with leather and lace

British fashion heavyweight Burberry Prorsum summoned a biker spirit as it presented the Spring/Summer 2016 collection at London Fashion Week.

Burberry hits London Fashion Week with leather and lace
Dance meets martial arts at London Fashion Week
Dance meets martial arts at London Fashion Week

Cocktail dresses tied with karate belts set the tone at London Fashion Week as Georgian designer David Koma produced a sleek catwalk mashup of dance and martial arts.

Dance meets martial arts at London Fashion Week
New York fashion turns into global entertainment
New York fashion turns into global entertainment

Once the preserve of the rich and famous, New York high fashion is now more than ever entertainment for the world at large, with catwalk shows increasingly accessible and clothes instantly available.

New York fashion turns into global entertainment
Serena serves up NY fashion after shock Open defeat
Serena serves up NY fashion after shock Open defeat

Serena Williams put a brave face on her shock US Open defeat, unveiling her latest fashion collection in New York with Anna Wintour and rumored boyfriend Drake in the front row.

Serena serves up NY fashion after shock Open defeat
Rosie Assoulin, the rising star in New York fashion
Rosie Assoulin, the rising star in New York fashion

In just two short years, rising New York designer Rosie Assoulin has established her own label and won plaudits for sophisticated yet sensuous clothes that sacrifice nothing to comfort.

Rosie Assoulin, the rising star in New York fashion
Givenchy is star of New York fashion day two
Givenchy is star of New York fashion day two

French giant Givenchy will be the main attraction at New York fashion week, with its bolt across the Atlantic after decades in Paris one of the most hotly anticipated events of the season.

Givenchy is star of New York fashion day two
Whisky, clubs, music: Karachi's nightlife behind closed doors
Whisky, clubs, music: Karachi's nightlife behind closed doors

Karachi, Pakistan's biggest and most diverse city, was once home to a famous nightclub scene where alcohol flowed freely and luminaries from the world of jazz played to packed crowds eager for a taste of Western culture.

Whisky, clubs, music: Karachi's nightlife behind closed doors
Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white
Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white

Hundreds of people dressed all in white attended an elegant pop-up picnic in London in an event aimed to celebrate public space in cities.

Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white
London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off
London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off

London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of colour despite grey skies, in a celebration of Caribbean culture reputed as Europe's biggest street party.

London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off
Kung fu tourism: foreigners learn at China school
Kung fu tourism: foreigners learn at China school

In the countryside outside the birthplace of the Chinese sage Confucius, 35 students battle the elements as well as exhaustion at a remote kung fu training academy.

Kung fu tourism: foreigners learn at China school
Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce
Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce

Britain's Prince Charles dreaded the prospect of divorce a year before he wed Princess Diana, suggests a letter he wrote in 1980 that is up for sale in the United States.

Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce