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Towering outdoor lift zips tourists up China’s ‘Avatar’ cliff

Towering more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) up the cliff face that inspired the landscape for the blockbuster movie "Avatar", the world's highest outdoor...

Kaziranga National Park resumes elephant safaris after COVID shutdown

Elephant safaris have resumed at a famous national park in India's northeastern state of Assam, seven months after being forced to shut by the...
Oktoberfest raise security level after recent attacks

Oktoberfest raise security level after recent attacks

ORGANISERS of the world’s biggest beer festival, Munich’s Oktoberfest, have raised security after Islamist attacks in Germany last month, including banning rucksacks, introducing security...
Drones patroling beaches in Benidorm

Drones to be used in Benidorm

SPANISH police have started using drones to help patrol some of the country’s most popular beaches. Police in Benidorm, on Spain’s eastern coast, rolled...
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China opens longest and highest mountain bridge

THE world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened last Saturday (20) in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains – the inspiration for 2009 American blockbuster Avatar. Some...
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Prague castle security effecting tourists

NEW security checks at Prague Castle, which attracts nearly two million tourists annually, have caused queues of visitors at peak times, sparking criticism from...
Officials hope Dubai opera house will raise cultural profile

Dubai opera house to inspire arts and culture

A BOAT-SHAPED hulk of steel and glass at the foot of the world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s new opera house is set to boost the...
Trending public saunas in Finland

Finland public saunas

IS STRIPPING down and getting sweaty with strangers your kind of thing? In Finland, despite an astounding two million private saunas, the hottest trend...


Brilliant blue flames light up the skies

East Java’s blue lava spectacle

BRILLIANT blue flames light up the night sky above Kawah Ijen, casting an eerie electric glow as they flow down the sides of the...