One of the most remarkable festivals in Europe, the Hom Strom, takes place in the Swiss town of Scuol. With overtones of " The Wicker Man," locals torch a giant straw effigy in the dead of winter.
Scuol is one of those perfectly preserved semi-isolated communities in the Lower Engadine valley of Switzerland, separated from Italy by a series of Dolomite peaks.   Until the advent of the 19-kilometer Vereina...
© AFP | Cyclists ride past buildings at Dubai Marina during Dubai Tour 2016
Germany's Marcel Kittel won the Tour of Dubai on Saturday after he outsprinted his rivals, claiming victory in the final fourth stage of the race.   He replaced Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo, who had seized the...
CNN's Nima Elbagir speaks to a Kenyan family about why they choose to continue to brutal practice of female genital mutilation.
They covered her face and laid her down.   What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.   "They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out....
Movers prepare to hang Leonardo da Vinci's "Early Mona Lisa" painting ahead of its exhibition at The Arts House in Singapore in this file picture taken December 12, 2014. 
It's hard to believe the National Gallery Singapore is just a few months old.   Since flinging open its doors in November 2015, it's become the go-to place for Southeast Asian art and Singaporean history....
At the height of operations, the fully automated service was carrying four million letters each day.
The mysterious world of subterranean London looks set to give up one of its secrets next year as a previously hidden underground railroad opens to the public.   The Mail Rail is a 23-mile network once used by the...


Abdullah Mohamed Hani Zaher, 23, hopes for a fair trail as state prosecutors build their case...


Restaurant fans around the world have plenty to make their mouth water this...
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Falling February 9 in 2016, Shrove Tuesday – otherwise known as Mardi...
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This year saw the completion of several outstanding projects in architecture...
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You know what they say about children: they should be seen and not heard. It...
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