Violence in neighborhoods throughout Cape Town has left families devastated, South Africa’s military stretched thin and medics virtually helpless. CNN’s David McKenzie heads into what’s known as the Cape Flats, in South Africa’s largest city.
Born in Mthatha, a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, she says her family’s conservative nature made it difficult for her to talk to anyone about her body.
“I was aware that something was not entirely right with my body from a young age because of all the signs. But coming from a black family where we are so traditional, we never talked about sexual or reproductive health,” Mtshawu told CNN.
At the age of 25, after years of trying to figure out why she was different, she finally booked an appointment with the doctor.
“The doctors ran some tests, and that’s when I discovered that I am intersex,” she said.
Spanning multiple continents and oceans, these adventures will make you feel alive — albeit in some cases terrified you might not be among the living much longer.
If we continue on this path, “cities will become warmer, more polluted and generally more unhealthy for inhabitants,” said David Nowak, a senior US Forest Service scientist and co-author of the study.
Nowak says there are many reasons our tree canopy is declining, including hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, insects and disease. But the one reason for tree loss that humans can control is sensible development.
“We see the tree cover being swapped out for impervious cover, which means when we look at the photographs, what was there is now replaced with a parking lot or a building,” Nowak said.
More than 80% of the US population lives in urban areas, and most Americans live in forested regions…
First of all, they won’t be alone.
Tourism in Tokyo is already booming. Annual foreign visitor arrivals to Japan trebled in the years from 2013 to 2018 to over 31 million, with around 10 million stopping in Tokyo. That’s supposed to top 40 million in 2020.
(CNN) — It’s a lifestyle most of us can only daydream about — speeding through crystalline seas on a private floating palace, sipping cocktails with views of islands and open ocean, the sun beating down on the pool deck.
This is the world of the superyacht owner. Opulent, expensive, untouchable.
And mostly secretive. For all the rest of us know, life on board these vessels could be an endless stream of wild parties peopled with Bond villains, supermodels, soccer players and movie stars.
Not quite, says Spanish businessman Joaquín Folch-Rusiñol Corachán, the proud owner of superyacht Buka, a gleaming 36.8-meter vessel that spends most of its time sailing the sunnier waters of southern…
(CNN) — There are some joke tellers that only a few people find funny, but a true comedy genius will have the whole world laughing.
From lion cubs making wince-inducing pounces on the nether regions of bigger cats to birds ruffling the feathers of their partners for reasons we can only imagine, these images prove that animals are a boundless source of humor.
“Every year we do this competition, it gets more and more exciting seeing how people visualize the funny sides of wildlife in the wild,” says Paul Joynson-Hicks, a British photographer who co-founded the awards.
“And each year we see a wider variety of of species doing funny things, whether it’s a very naughty penguin (which had my…
The region of Molise, a wild, beautiful but overlooked area that lies east of Rome, has announced it will pay people more than $27,000 to settle in one of 106 underpopulated villages in an effort to prevent their communities from dying.
Anyone who takes up the offer will receive 700 euros a month (about $770) for up to three years to help them settle in an area known for its green pastures, olive groves and snowy mountaintops.
There’s a catch — they’ll also have to commit to starting a small business, in order to…
Born in Doncaster, England, Sam Rollinson has shot campaigns for Burberry, Balenciaga, Mulberry and Chanel Beauty, and she’s appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Japan, Singapore and Serbia. In recent years, she’s walked for brands including Chanel, Hermes, Dior and Emilia Wickstead.
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Written by Stella Ko, CNNMacao
Many of Asia’s biggest cities owe their skylines to long bamboo poles that allow construction workers to climb to great heights.
This type of scaffolding has been used for centuries in places like Macao, where two architects are now trying to change local perceptions by transforming the poles into works of art.
Rita Machado and João Ó, founders of the design studio Impromptu Projects, have teamed up with local bamboo masters, who are known as “spiders” for their deft and dangerous work on the web-like structures.
“We formed a kind of friendship where the masters share their knowledge and we show their work,” Machado says.
Bamboo has long…