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Fireworks over Malta

Fireworks light up the sky over Mosta during week-long celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Malta.

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CatCon California

You think you love cats? Wrong.
These people LOVE cats.

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Riding with Native Americans to mark pact anniversary

The Lakota (Sioux) people mark the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie peace treaty between the Sioux Nation and United States government with a 400-mile horse ride from Green Grass, South Dakota, to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, where the treaty was signed.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 31

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

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NSFW: China’s sex doll makers jump on AI drive

Amid Beijing's push to turn the country into an artificial intelligence (AI) powerhouse and embed the technology in all facets of life, some Chinese entrepreneurs are taking the expertise to a new frontier: sex dolls.

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As stocks deplete, Greek fishermen send boats to scrap

Hundreds of fishermen like him are turning in their boats and their licences, partly because catches are down, partly because the EU and the Greek government are offering them cash to leave the trade, under a scheme to protect fish stocks.

Europe's environment agency says those stocks have reached a critical level in the Mediterranean, with serious implications for the people living on its shores who have found their food there for centuries.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 25

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

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Cut off by lava, pot growers refuse to let go of dream

Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.
They are the last remaining residents on Halekamahina Hill, after two roiling streams of lava spouting from ground fissures and flowing into the sea, completely cut off the community.
Altman, 66, estimates they have $100,000 worth of marijuana in the field that they are harvesting.

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Shepherds guide sheep in Alpine crossing

Shepherds lead 1,500 sheep across a 10-mile centuries old alpine crossing.

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The Photos Of 2018 Week 23

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

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The Beautiful game: Football Around The World

As Russia puts the finishing touches to the carefully manicured fields that will host the World Cup from next week, people around the globe are playing football on a surprising variety of makeshift pitches.

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Mongolia’s millennial monks

Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions, but its fate in Mongolia now rests on very young shoulders.
The country's monasteries are increasingly run by millennial monks, the first generation to come of age after decades of religious repression under the Soviet system wiped out almost all Buddhist clergy.

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