The opening of a new outdoor surf centre in North Wales is being hailed as a 'game changer' for the sport, with a two-metre barelling wave crashing back and forth across an inland lagoon at the touch of a button. But it's also one of a number of new and unusual activities helping to revitalise the region, including Europe's longest and fastest zip wires and a trampoline park set in an old slate mine.
China is rejecting criticism of its program to build settlements for Tibetan nomads, saying that resettlement has been based on "what the masses want". (Photo: Reuters)
Japanese martial art iaido can train not only your mind but also your mind. (Cover photo: SCMP's Jonathan Wong)
More and more Palestinians with permanent residency in East Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship -- while defying taboo. (Photo: Reuters)