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Land of Smiles extends warm welcome

In spite of the language barrier, the friendly peaceful Thai people are happy to share, writes Thobile Mathonsi.

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WASHINGTON POST

Japan’s historic churches vie for heritage status

Historic religious sites in Japan's Goto Islands considered for World Heritage status.

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REUTERS

Simple food that’s easy on your pocket

Offering the rare chance to eat outdoors, street restaurants are a nostalgic throwback to Hong Kong's past.

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Visits, hugs, leaves
February 13 2015 at 16:52

Sophie Borland goes inside the Chinese panda breeding centres where volunteers cuddle and hand-feed their charges.

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‘Don’t execute our drug smugglers’
February 13 2015 at 11:58

Indonesia – Australian tourists could boycott Indonesia if Jakarta executes two drug smugglers on death row, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned Friday, refusing to rule out withdrawing diplomats.

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Nut case VIP gets a year in the bag
February 13 2015 at 09:58

‘Unremorseful’ airline head jailed for delaying flight in a fit of rage.

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A riot of sensations amid relics of the Raj
February 9 2015 at 11:07

Chris Leadbeater highlights the sights and sounds of the bustling city of Mumbai.

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Bliss is a traditional Japanese inn
January 30 2015 at 17:15

Paula Shoyer discovers the meaning of fastidious luxury in a traditional Japanese guesthouse.

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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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