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Venezuelan cocoa becomes bright spot in dismal economy

Photos: Venezuelan cocoa seeing high demand

The price of cocoa, the raw material of chocolate, has been booming in recent years-partly owing to increased demand from Asian consumers. The biggest price growth has been in the rare “aroma beans”, used in the finest chocolate. That’s been good news for small producers […]


Photos: India celebrates No Moon Day

Hindus across India perform various rituals as a part of Somvati Amavasya or No Moon Day. It is believed to be one of the most auspicious days. On this day Hindus traditionally fast and participate in various religious festivities.


Photographer Xi Zhinong uses camera to protect wildlife

Xi Zhinong, China’s well-known wildlife photographer and conservationist, spent more than 30 years in the wild to capture images of rare wildlife. He is famous for taking the first video footage of the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey and raising public awareness about environmental conservation and endangered […]


Photos: Second major earthquake strikes Nepal

A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 42 people and injuring more than 1,000, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.