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'World's largest building' opens in China

The superlatives in China continue the latest symbol of China's "bigger is much, much better" ethos is open for business. Located in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China, the New Century Global Center is the "largest freestanding building in the world," Chinese officials say.

03 July 2013
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'World's largest building' opens in China

Skyjacked: A nation with no airline security

Imagine the airport with no security. No metal detectors. No TSA guards. No luggage searches. Boarding an airliner with a firearm could be as easy as putting a pistol in your pocket and taking your seat. That's the way it was in the United States in the early 1970s when an epidemic of airline "skyjackings" dominated the news. Hijackers' motives ranged from political to financial. Their destinations spanned North America, Europe and Asia and quite often included the island nation of Cuba. The hijackings took

25 June 2013
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Skyjacked: A nation with no airline security

Is Istanbul safe for tourists?

Weather, airfare and upcoming local events are criteria that typically factor into travel decisions. This week, however, far greater concerns are on the minds of potential visitors to Istanbul. Ongoing local protests, government retaliation and related unrest in the city have many wondering if they should pull the plug on upcoming trips or make any new plans at all.

15 June 2013
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Is Istanbul safe for tourists?

Space age underwater hotel planned for Maldives

The space age hotel is being set to be built on the remote and postcard perfect tropical island of Kuredhivaru in the Maldive Islands, with the National Ministry of Tourism giving the go ahead to the ambitious plan last week. Introducing the Water Discus Hotel, a luxury multi-million dollar resort featuring 21 moveable rooms found in the heart of spectacular coral reefs.

11 June 2013
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Space age underwater hotel planned for Maldives

Lamborghini for a day?

Making a strong first impression in the corporate world can take more than a power suit and a firm handshake. Nowadays, high-end status symbols like luxury cars are sought after by those seeking a profile boost.

25 April 2013
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Lamborghini for a day?

Urla: Slow food, slow life

Urla is a slow paced town a 45 minute bus ride away from Izmir, dominated by the blue waters of the Aegean and grayish-green olive trees. Moreover, Urla’s history dates back more than 5,000 years. It’s home to the oldest known olive oil press.

22 April 2013
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Urla: Slow food, slow life

Which nation's tourists spend the most cash?

Chinese travelers are now the top source of tourism cash in the world, according to a new report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Boosted by a rising Chinese currency, Chinese travelers spent a record US$102 billion on international tourism in 2012, a 40 percent rise from US$73 billion in 2011.

18 April 2013
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Which nation's tourists spend the most cash?

China’s Bruce Lee Theme Park

Bruce Lee only once visited his ancestral home in Shunde, a two-hour boat ride from Hong Kong. Nonetheless, the district built an RMB 100 million amusement center to honor the legacy of the legendary butt-kicker. In 2008, the museum unveiled a giant statue and 1,000 items of memorabilia. The best is still to come: Bruce Lee robot-mannequins and a roller coaster that emits his signature squawks.

11 April 2013
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China’s Bruce Lee Theme Park

Why Chinese hate kung pao chicken and foreigners love it

It’s no secret that Chinese would rather eat cartilage, bones, skin, bowels or any other inedible bit of an animal, rather than a fleshy piece of meat.

01 April 2013
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Why Chinese hate kung pao chicken and foreigners love it

Meet the men who are crucified on Good Friday

During the Good Friday in Philippines, Men there whipe their backs untill they are totally full of blood and allow themselves to be crucified. It's a decades old practice that takes place predominantly in Pampanga province by devout Catholics as a penance or to give thanks to God.

18 April 2013
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Meet the men who are crucified on Good Friday