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55 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago |

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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13 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

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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Hindustan Times

Nepal backtracks allows entry of Tibetan leaders body for last rites

Backtracking from its earlier stance, Nepal government on Tuesday allowed entry of a prominent Tibetan spiritual leader's body for conducting his last rites.


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Bangkok Post

Hat Yai hoteliers fear worst

The negative economic situation in both Thailand and Malaysia and the latter's national airline having two accidents may cause Malaysian tourist arrivals to Hat Yai to drop by at least 30% this year.


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Mon Jul 28, 2014

International Business Times

Travel at Risk; Emirates, Qantas Differ on Flying over Iraq Warzone;...

A Boeing 777-F aircraft of German Lufthansa Cargo air carrier stands on the tarmac during loading at Fraport airport in Frankfurt July 28, 2014.


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The Age

Rage as child defecates in plane seat

The etiquette of mainland Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.


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The Age

Vladimir Putin: what can Australia do?

The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinksmanship of Russia and the West.


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Chosun Ilbo

China Warns of Air Travel Delays

The Chinese government warns of major flight delays at Shanghai International Airport and about a dozen other airports starting on Tuesday.


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Weekday Magazine

Here We Go Again: Turkmen Statue Proposal Suggests History May Be Repeating Itself

Unlike his predecessor, Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has not yet had too many statues erected in his honor.


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The New Zealand Herald

Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus of one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most talked-about pet projects a campaign to transform ... (more)


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