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Apple's Tim Cook calls out 'religious freedom' laws as discriminatory

US laws enabling discrimination against LGBT people ‘rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear’, says Apple chief<p>Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called on US legislators to rethink their support of so-called religious freedom laws, which enshrine the ability …

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The Brave Man Who Remained Behind to Care for Local Animals After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Disaster

Naoto Matsumura, the incredibly brave and compassionate man who has been taking care of the local abandoned animals in Tomioka, Japan since the …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Attach a Parachute to Your Snowmobile and You're Ready for the Insane Sport of Para-Snowmobiling

Okay, so here's the plan:<p>Step 1: attach a parachute to your snowmobile.<br>Step 2: drive your snowmobile as fast as you can off a cliff.<p>Let me know when …

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

Infographic: Gender equality – Where are we today?

About<p>About UN Women<p>Directorate<p>Executive Director<br>• Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau<br>• Deputy …

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London’s best late-night and dawn experiences

If New York is the city that never sleeps, London is the city that likes to have a quick nap sometime between 3 and 6am. But whether you’re chasing a late-night buzz or are rising for the dawn, the wee hours offer the opportunity to experience the capital as few others do. Here are our picks for …

Five Chinese feminists held over International Women's Day plans

Activists are being criminally detained after reportedly planning to distribute stickers with slogans highlighting sexual harrassment<p>Concern is growing for five Chinese feminists detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and creating a disturbance” after planning to highlight sexual harassment on …

Activist arrested for showing rape documentary in Indian village

Ketan Dixit used borrowed equipment and bedsheets to screen India’s Daughter, which has been banned by the authorities, to 60 people<p>A young activist who defied the Indian government’s ban on the documentary India’s Daughter and screened the film for a village audience near the northern city of Agra …

Sustainable development goals must fulfil Beijing's vision for women

NGOs, governments and international agencies will congregate in New York next week to commemorate 20 years since the fourth world conference on women in Beijing and its Platform for Action during the UN Commission on the Status of Women(CSW).<p>The Beijing agenda remains as visionary and …

Street art, city views, coffee and markets: exploring Belleville, Paris’ hip northeastern neighbourhood

Once a patchwork of farms and windmills, Edith Piaf’s old stomping ground and a staunchly working-class <i>quartier</i> (neighbourhood) <i>,</i> brilliantly multicultural Belleville is now home to neobistros, coffee roasters and burgeoning art projects.<p>And with some of the city's best street art, panoramic views …

What's on in London in summer 2018

Something magical happens when temperatures rise and the sun shines in the British capital. Londoners emerge across the city, with parks, pavements and pubs filling up with convivial drinkers, and smiles spreading across once-tight lips. Summer is prime tourist season, but the atmosphere and those …

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Tokyo in spring: best things to see and do

Like everywhere in Japan, spring in Tokyo means <i>sakura</i> (cherry) blossoms. This is an obvious reason to visit, but by no means the only one. There are also traditional festivals, sumo, seasonal delicacies and a whole lot more in bloom in the city's parks and gardens.<p>Bear in mind that spring is the …

10 fascinating facts about Harbin, China's ice festival city

An avalanche of visitors descends on Harbin for the annual Ice & Snow Festival. And it's well worth braving the cold: the sculptures are often record-breaking in size and night illuminations of the ice add a surreal kaleidoscope of colour to northeastern China's bitter winters (minus 13C on a good …

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Volcanic France: exploring the unsung Auvergne region

Fire and brimstone have indelibly marked the Auvergne. The craters and valleys of this French region were shaped by the Chaîne des Puys volcanoes, while architecture in its towns and cities glower with volcanic stone.<p>Mercifully for this slow-paced region of central France, the volcanoes sleep …

An insider’s guide to Amsterdam's hippest neighbourhoods

It's easy to get caught up in Amsterdam's city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffeeshops might tempt you never to leave. But by venturing that bit further you'll find bohemian clubs, hotels atop cranes and hidden cocktail lounges await you in neighbourhoods on the …

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Washington, D.C., is full of memorials and museums to visit, many of which are free to explore. But dig a little deeper, and you'll find even more activities and sites that don't cost a thing. Here are some ideas to get you started.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>The <b>National Building Museum,</b> …

Free Things to Do in Paris

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and</b> …

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