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France's Loire Valley is famed for its wine and castles. This year several chateaux have come with innovative initiatives based on the region's unique history to attract tourists to the region this summer.
As Europe sizzled Tuesday at the start of a heatwave tipped to break records, drivers on Germany's famously speedy motorways were ordered to slow down and fans at the women's World Cup were showered in health warnings.
Hong Kong protesters march to major consulates as they call on G20 nations to confront fellow member China at an upcoming summit in Japan over sliding freedoms in the financial hub.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan Wednesday for bilateral talks after a testing time for the longstanding alliance between Paris and Tokyo following the arrest of former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn.
A group of youngsters get to grips with rugby in rural Vietnam - a country where few people have ever heard of the sport. They belong to Vietnam's only rugby program for locals, rolled out for kids in a remote commune where some players have to tr...
France's Mirazur restaurant, whose Argentine chef boasts three Michelin stars, was crowned Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.
A clock almost identical to the one destroyed during the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral fire has been found in a miraculous discovery just a few kilometres away. Restorers hope it will enable them to rebuild the masterpiece carried away by the flames.
Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos were on Monday successfully relocated to Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a long journey from the Czech Republic.
Fans flew off store shelves and water fountains offered relief from the heat as temperatures soared in Europe on Monday, with officials urging vigilance ahead of even hotter conditions forecast later in the week.
As International Renewable Energy Agency meets in Abu Dhabi til June 26, we give a videographic showing how electricity is created by offshore and onshore wind turbines. VIDEOGRAPHICS
Dozens of Syrian families who have sought refuge in olive groves along the Turkish border after fleeing from violence in Idlib province are now forced to sell their possessions for survival.
Ros Sitha, one of two men pulled alive from a collapsed Cambodian building more than two days after the accident left at least 28 people dead, recounts his ordeal.
Honduran military police and protesters clash in Tegucigalpa, during demonstrations by university students in which they demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Frida the rescue dog, a labrador retriever who gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retires from duty in a ceremony at the canine unit of the Mexican marines.
Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo is named host of the 2026 Winter Olympics, beating off a bid from Stockholm-Are in Sweden, giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.
At a farm outside Saint Petersburg, a group of people with mental disabilities are working in a bakery, a barn and a dairy -- a rare case of integration in Russia, where mental health issues face a strong stigma.
A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of the bark-like growths on his body says he wants his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.
Italians rejoice as the name of Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo is pulled from the envelope by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo will host the Winter Olympics in 2026 after the Italian bid beat the Swedis...
Parisians and visitors attempt to cool down by dousing themselves in water in the French capital's fountains near Trocadéro, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. A dog is seen frolicking in the water as well. Temperatures are expected to reach ...