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Life among the ruins: Chinese village 10 years after quake

- For some residents of southwestern China's Radish Village, very little has changed in the decade since a devastating earthquake nearly levelled their ancient homes.

Muslims flee village at centre of India's rape crisis

Hiranagar - There are no Muslims left in the village of Rasana, which has become a symbol of India's rape crisis after the brutal murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl blamed on Hindu men.

Sorrow, admiration in Mugabe's birthplace

Local residents in the rural Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married, and has a house say he was a great leader -- but express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting.

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Marawi - Islamic militants launched a day-long assault on a southern Philippine village Wednesday during which they held 31 people hostage inside a school, authorities said, raising fears of spreading violence as other jihadists fought a month-long urban war ne...

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Marawi - Islamic militants launched a day-long assault on a southern Philippine village Wednesday during which they held 31 people hostage inside a school, authorities said, raising fears of spreading violence as other jihadists fought a month-long urban war ne...

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Marawi - Islamic militants launched a day-long assault on a southern Philippine village Wednesday during which they held 31 people hostage inside a school, authorities said, raising fears of spreading violence as other jihadists fought a month-long urban war ne...

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

Marawi - Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war, authorities said.

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

Marawi - Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war, authorities said.

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

Marawi - Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war, authorities said.

Indonesian 'rainbow village' is internet sensation

Semarang - An Indonesian hamlet dubbed "the rainbow village" after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation.

Spanish hometown of Castro's father proud of place in history

L - Historians will debate Fidel Castro's legacy for years, but the remote Spanish village of Lancara is proud to be the birthplace of the late Cuban president's father.

Rio mayor hops back on Australia Olympic kangaroo 'joke'

Rio De Janeiro - Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has taken a big hop backwards in what was interpreted as his jibe over sending a kangaroo to an Australian team upset about their unprepared Olympic accommodations.

Indian village bans unmarried women from owning cell phones

Suraj, a village in India, has imposed a ban on unwed women and minor girls from owning cell phones. Those who violate the ban can face a fine of around $30.

Daily Show prompts Whitesboro to get rid of its racist town seal

After a dose of ridicule by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," the village of Whitesboro, in upstate New York, is changing its official logo, which shows a white man appearing to strangle a Native American.

Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children's homework

Ukraine - For Oksana Boiko's children, the trip to school used to be a short walk to the other side of their tiny village of Zaytseve in east Ukraine.

The 'Rainbow Grandpa' saving a Taiwan village with art

Taipei - Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of colour, a sign of the daily artistic labour that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers.

A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming

Siaya - "It's a business," said Hosea Owuor, a 30-year-old market trader on Kisumu's Achieng Oneko Road. "Obama is a brand.

President Obama's Kenyan roots and relatives

Nairobi - President Barack Obama's family tree reaches from his father's tiny Kenyan village to the White House in a single generation.

A late winter wander through a Hertfordshire village Special

Stanstead Abbots - Stanstead Abbotts is a small village located in the English county of Hertfordshire. The village typifies the region, with a picturesque river, old pubs, and interesting shops.

There's a village where dementia patients can lead a normal life

There is a Dutch village that allows those with dementia to live normal lives, while at the same time receiving proper care.

Mexico's students not the only ones missing

Cocula - A year before Mexico's latest nightmare -- the disappearance of 43 students -- there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths.

Priest arrested in Italy for allegedly selling drugs

Police officers in Italy arrested a catholic priest after he took part in a noisy cocaine party in the fashion capital of Milan.

English village goes on sale for $20 million

Want something to do this weekend and have some spare cash? An entire English seaside village and its popular surfing beaches goes on the market this weekend.

Mortar fire now a part of life for village on Ukraine frontline

- Olga Vasilyevna thought that the night's shelling was finished when she took up her hoe and headed into the garden to tend to her potato patch.

Mountain village gets thumbs up from athletes

Russian Alpine skier Elena Yakovishina was busy killing zombies in the Olympic athletes' Mountain Village on Tuesday.

IOC tours Games village, remembers Volgograd victims

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach paid tribute to victims of the recent bombing in Volgograd during a tour of the Sochi Games athletes village on Tuesday.

'The Holy Woman': Pensioner's 'mummified' remains found in closet

Borgo San Dalmazzo - The corpse of a 68-year-old tarot-reading woman has been found in the bedroom closet of a villa. The body was wrapped in bed sheets and was sitting upright in a chair, with her left hand resting on her knee and her right hand raised in blessing.

Spanish village purchased by man for $60,000

A British man, Neil Christie, bought an entire Spanish village for only $60,000, taking advantage of Spain's economic crisis.

Tuscan village on sale on eBay for $3.1 million

Looking for new digs? Maybe a change of location entirely? Several media reports have noted an entire Tuscan village is up for sale on eBay for a cool $3.1 million (2.500.000 €).

Austrian village wants to change name from curse word to Fugging

Salzburg - The 104 residents of an Austrian town are tired of the jokes, the prank calls and people stealing their traffic signs. Now they want to change the name of their town from Fucking to Fugging but there is already another town with that name.
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Saipum Village Bridge  Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Saipum Village Bridge, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
The coat-of-arms of the village of Stanstead Abbotts and reference to the village being twinned with...
The coat-of-arms of the village of Stanstead Abbotts and reference to the village being twinned with a village in Gambia.
Bunny Gillespie at the Colma Historical Association with the Arcadia book series. She wrote a book a...
Bunny Gillespie at the Colma Historical Association with the Arcadia book series. She wrote a book about Westlake.
Lye Green is a hamlet in the parish of Chesham in Buckinghamshire  England.
Lye Green is a hamlet in the parish of Chesham in Buckinghamshire, England.
The town of Kandira seemed peaceful with its cove and houses
The town of Kandira seemed peaceful with its cove and houses
Pic taken by me  a resort at the wettest place on earth - Cherapunji  Meghalaya  India.
Pic taken by me, a resort at the wettest place on earth - Cherapunji, Meghalaya, India.
TRANSYLVANIA AUGUST 2013
TRANSYLVANIA AUGUST 2013
Residents walk in a village among houses destroyed by super Typhoon Haiyan in Tanauan  Leyte in cent...
Residents walk in a village among houses destroyed by super Typhoon Haiyan in Tanauan, Leyte in central Philippines
With permission by Reuters / John Javellana
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
Moonguard/Wikimedia Commons
Dave Crimmen with his wife Sharon  standing next to fellow Broadmoor resident and Arcadia author  Bu...
Dave Crimmen with his wife Sharon, standing next to fellow Broadmoor resident and Arcadia author, Bunny Gillespie at the Colma Historical Association meeting hall and museum in Colma, CA
Saipum Village Bridge  Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Saipum Village Bridge, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
Pic taken by me at Saipum Village Bridge  Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Pic taken by me at Saipum Village Bridge, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
Pic taken by me  Saipum Village  Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Pic taken by me, Saipum Village, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.
Typical beauty in a Transylvanian Village
Typical beauty in a Transylvanian Village
The English village of Ridge  typical of a Hertfordshire village.
The English village of Ridge, typical of a Hertfordshire village.
A cluster of houses built in a upland in Tripura  India  surrounded by forest. However  the cluster ...
A cluster of houses built in a upland in Tripura, India, surrounded by forest. However, the cluster is well connected with the main road and has a primary school. In a remote village in Tripura, basic amenities are fast expanding and reaching to outreached.
Glenelg  Scotland
Glenelg, Scotland
Glenelg and Arnisdale Development Trust
A picture of Enugu  Nigeria gives you a small example of how much land the insurgents have to hide i...
A picture of Enugu, Nigeria gives you a small example of how much land the insurgents have to hide in. However the wildlife is taking exception to having to share the space with them.
Martin Kudr
Pic taken by me   Churachandpur  Manipur  India.
Pic taken by me, Churachandpur, Manipur, India.