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REUTERS

It's raining cats on a Japanese island

An army of feral cats rule a remote island in southern Japan, where the felines outnumber humans six to one.

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His Majesty the King of Bhutan

Inside the world’s happiest country

It is known as the happiest country in the world. Now Bhutan has released amazing images taken by the king himself.

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AFP

Take the other route to Everest

London – The route used by mountaineers to scale Everest is to be altered next month amid fears of an increased avalanche risk.

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Swimming with giants
January 28 2015 at 11:51

Live out the experience of a lifetime diving with blue whales in Sri Lanka. John Hutchinson took the wildlife tour.

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Blinging in the Year of the Goat
January 20 2015 at 15:12

Luxury brands target jetsetters in the run up to Chinese New Year festivities worldwide.

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Heaven on a bike
January 16 2015 at 17:34

Allison Foat finds that a guided cycle tour is the best way to explore a Thai island

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The amazing soul of Seoul
January 14 2015 at 15:23

In the grip of a civil war, the last bastion of the Cold War offers a myriad surprises.

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25 passengers held for air rage
January 12 2015 at 12:25

Two placed in 15-day detention for ‘inciting passengers’.

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Travelling into 2015
January 7 2015 at 17:51

Rising costs aside, this year could well be your year for jetting the globe.

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Making the most of Little Tibet
January 5 2015 at 06:47

Byklakuppe is a surprising little Tibetan nook that holds many delights for the intrepid tourist.

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Wish you were in... Kabul!
December 31 2014 at 12:02

Adventure trips to Afghanistan are becoming increasingly popular, say specialist tour operators.

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The ghost of Kabul past
December 23 2014 at 06:58

All-night parties with plenty of alcohol and a lot of single people were always incongruous in the capital of conservative Muslim Afghanistan.

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‘I wish another tsunami would hit’
December 19 2014 at 07:03

After the tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand.

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