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European vacation: car rentals complicated and expensive

Paris, France: After long months of lockdowns and curfews Europeans are looking forward to jetting off for a bit of sun and sand --...

Yemen’s unique ‘dragon’s blood’ island under threat

Centuries-old umbrella-shaped dragon's blood trees line the rugged peaks of Yemen's Socotra -- a flagship symbol of the Indian Ocean archipelago's extraordinary biodiversity, but also...

Disneyland Paris to reopen June 17 as Covid curbs ease

Paris, France: Disneyland Paris, Europe's biggest tourist attraction, said on Monday it would reopen on June 17 as France eases Covid-19 restrictions. The theme park, which...

The Maldives: honeymoon haven in peril

Malé, Maldives: The Maldives, a popular tourist destination with white beaches and turquoise seas, is beset by political unrest, rising sea levels, and, most recently, the...

China Labour Day travel rush gives glimpse of life after Covid

Beijing, China: As the Labour Day holiday began on Saturday, millions of tourists crisscrossed China, filling tourist attractions, thronging restaurants, and visiting family as the vast...

Portugal opens world’s longest suspension footbridge

Arouca, Portugal: The local mayor is hoping to pull in the tourists, but crossing the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the world will test anyone's...

Nepal reopens quake-toppled historic tower

Kathmandu, Nepal: Nepal Saturday inaugurated a replica of a historic tower that collapsed in a devastating 2015 earthquake, a day before the disaster's sixth anniversary. The...

Lamahatta: The land of the wise (Review)

Siliguri, West Bengal: Travelling unfurls my soul. So each time I travel, I realize how important it is to go out and meet the...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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AirAsia, VietJet, Bangkok Airways among other Asian carriers announced...