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1 hr ago | Reuters

New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich

After four years of refurbishment work costing 430 million euros, the Peninsula Paris hotel opens its doors on Friday, promising prince-like treatment to well-heeled visitors to the French capital.


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5 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

Taslima Nasreen upset with Indian govt after being given 2-month visa

New Delhi : Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months.


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7 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Australian couple leaves Down syndrome baby with Thai surrogate

Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.


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10 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Canada's claims of NRC hacking 'irresponsible,' Beijing says

China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.


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12 hrs ago | Trend

Over 6,000 Turkish citizens living in Azerbaijan to vote in Turkish presidential election

The citizens of Turkey, living and temporarily residing in Azerbaijan, will be able to vote in the Turkish presidential election on August 3 at the country's embassy.


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14 hrs ago |

Vietnam Says It Owns The Seas, But Will Anybody Notice?

As I climbed the stairs of the Ho Chi Minh museum, a large, life-size poster of the man himself greeted me at the top of the stairs.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Terror on board ANOTHER Malaysia Airlines jet: Passengers shaken up after near-collision

A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to abort a take-off after learning that it was on a collision course with an incoming airliner.


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Travel Weekly

Past, future meet in South Korea

Travel Weekly contributor Nadine Godwin recently participated in a tour hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization with support from the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism.


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Durant Daily Democrat

SE professor spends summer teaching in Hong Kong and China12:41 pm

College professors spend their summers in a variety of ways. Some may teach. Others may do research.


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Armenian Liberty

Yerevan Reaffirms Support For Karabakh Peace Plan

President Serzh Sarkisian underlined on Wednesday his apparent differences with the political leadership of Nagorno-Karabakh when he reiterated that international mediators' existing plan to end the conflict with Azerbaijan is largely acceptable to Armenia.


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Sydney Morning Herald

The Opal card is no gem

Every Herald reader should know about the Guangzhou Metro because it provides an insight into the mind-boggling mediocrity of Transport for NSW, for which we all have to pay, including those who don't use public transport.


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ABC News

South Korea Says North Korea Fires 4 Projectiles

North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.


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Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

The junta approved 741.46 billion baht to build two high-speed train routes that will connect Thailand's industrialized eastern seaboard with its northern and the northeastern borders, Transport Ministry permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said.


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The Globe and Mail

China's Xi reached deal with former leaders to investigate ex-security chief, sources say

China's former President Hu Jintao walks past China's then Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing in this March 11, 2011 file photo.


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Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Burbank Leader

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.


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Malaysia tries to parlay appeal to Muslim visitors into medical tourism push

Now the Southeast Asian country, where Muslims make up about 60 percent of the population, wants to parlay its visitor dividend into a bid to overtake its neighbours for the world's medical tourism crown.


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China Daily

Britain announces visa reform package in China

The British Home Office on Monday announced a variety of improvements to the visa system in China, including a 24-hour visa service, the expansion of mobile biometrics, and a new service enabling customers to apply for the British and Schengen visa at the same time.

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Midweek Herald

Janet plans China trek in memory of her late mum

Janet Barratt-Pearce has been collecting donations for her forthcoming Great Wall of China trek in aid of Marie Curie.


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Korea Herald

Gwangju's Alleycon promises bigger, better

The Alleycon comic-con in Gwangju kicked off to such success last year that organizers have found an even bigger venue for the second edition of the event, to be held in September.


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