Customers in Japan are willing to pay more than $100 for a single watermelon - and they don't even taste good! It's the shape that matters.
The Bauhaus buildings in Weimar and Dessau may be monuments, but they are by no means relics of a bygone era. Relying on the Bauhaus pioneering spirit, they are used today for teaching and research based on fresh ideas.
A final tuna auction has been held at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, before it moves to a new site. The 83-year-old market - the world's largest - has long been a drawcard for locals and tourists.
The West African country is hardly known as a tourist destination. In addition to the capital, Dakar, attractions include kilometers of sandy beaches and huge mangrove forests. Time for a visit.
In a bid to clean up the islands of garbage streaming across the world's oceans, a new system designed to collect millions of tons of plastic is to be launched in the Pacific by the end of the year. Julian Ryall reports.
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