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Soaring production: Kabul kite makers prepare for the flying season

Kabul - Surrounded by bright-coloured tissue paper and bamboo sticks, Afghan kite maker Halim Muhammadi and his children sit in their modest living room in Kabul assembling kites in preparation for the city's flying season.

Fiery kites adopted as new tactic by Gaza protesters

Gaza - Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border have begun attaching Molotov cocktails to kites to fly over the fence into Israel in a new tactic as demonstrations enter their fourth week.

Drones and kites must remain grounded while Obama visits London

London - When President Barack Obama arrives in London, drones, kites, balloons, and parachutes will be banned from flying above central London and Windsor. The restrictions are part of a security plan implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Online fossil hunters use drone photos to find ancient bones

Thanks to an online citizen science initiative, members of the public are now invited to help hunt for fossils in the Kenyan desert. Volunteers will have the chance to pore over one million images in an area known for fossils of early human ancestors.

Photo Essay: Life is like a day at the beach Special

Tybee Island - What Forrest Gump's momma always said is reinterpreted here and applied to visits to Tybee Island, Georgia, where you never know what you're gonna get.

Kites, crowds and blossom buds at Cherry Blossom Festival in DC Special

Washington - On Saturday a large crowd came out to enjoy the weather and the National Cherry Blossom Festival that is going on down on the National Mall in D.C. Saturday the annual Kite Festival took place.

Breezy surfing in Lawrencetown, NS Special

Lawrencetown - Areas around Halifax saw a veil of snow yesterday, under overcast skies. However, the sunshine brought many adventurers out on this crisp Sunday morning.

Will wind power tapped by high-flying kites light up New York?

A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds.
 

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