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Best sacred sites

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Best sacred sites

(1) Ta Prohm, Cambodia Located in the Angkor region of Cambodia, not far away from Angkor Wat, this Hindu temple was deliberately left in a state of decline following its rediscovery. Swamped by roots, Ta Prohm reconciles the divine with the imperceptible but unrelenting grip of nature. (2) The Ka’ba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia The most […]

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Most threatened world heritage sites

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Most threatened world heritage sites

(1) Timbuktu, Mali Founded in the 5th Century, Timbuktu reached its economic and cultural peak in the 15th and 16th Centuries, when it was an important centre for the diffusion of Islamic culture through the University of Sankore, parts of which Islamist radicals destroyed during a recent city occupation. (2) Florida Everglades Rich in biological […]

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World’s top ancient ruins

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World’s top ancient ruins

(1) Great Wall, Badaling, China By their very purpose, walls protect, but also acknowledge limits, physical and otherwise. The sheer size and scope of this structure (8,850 kilometres), built by millions of slaves across centuries, makes the Great Wall a subject worthy of our study. (2) Colosseum, Rome, Italy An iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, […]

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World’s best natural sites

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World’s best natural sites

(1) Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina A land of ice and snow punctuated by soaring peaks, Patagonia in southern Argentina is home to Los Glaciares National Park, an area of exceptional beauty, said to be the best place to see glaciers in action. (2) Great Barrier Reef, Australia The largest living structure on Earth, the […]

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Top 10 global entertainment attractions

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Top 10 global entertainment attractions

(1) Times Square, New York City, U.S. Once synonomous with nightmarish decline and decadence during the 1970s, Times Square long ago morphed into a waking dreamland of flickering neon lights. A mass gathering place in the heart of Manhattan, this attraction is particularly popular on New Year’s Eve when revellers gather to watch the ball […]

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A big, booming business

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A big, booming business

Modern-day tourism can be a struggle against moderation. Tour operators lure clients with every imaginable gimmick — gaudy entertainment and gigantic buffets, to name just a few of the lesser sins against good taste. With the proliferation of all-inclusive resorts and cruises, contemporary tourism is looking like a grown-up’s version of spring break, that popular […]

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Saving the Euro by opening the exit door

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Saving the Euro by opening the exit door

  In 1925, Britain’s economically inexperienced chancellor of the exchequer, agonizing over the economic controversy of the day, returned Britain to the gold standard. The decision was hailed as a triumph of sound economics, necessary to protect sterling and London’s status as the world’s financial centre. Disaster followed. The Great Depression arrived half a decade […]

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‘The world is our emergency room’

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‘The world is our emergency room’

“My responsibility is to use those opportunities I’ve been given and try and put some good back into the world,” says physician and humanitarian AnneMarie Pegg. Pegg, who is from Yellowknife, is currently part of a crisis team working in Central African Republic and is one of hundreds of Canadians who work overseas every year […]

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Indian envoy has pre-ordained agenda for Canada

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Indian envoy has pre-ordained agenda for Canada

Indian High Commissioner and retired Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma joined the Indian Navy in 1970 and became the 20th chief of the naval staff in 2009. He retired from service after commanding three ships, including an aircraft carrier. Over his career, he served on vessels in the former Soviet Union and studied at the Royal […]

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Joining ‘the force’ in Star Wars

Joining ‘the force’ in Star Wars

Twenty years ago, then-president Ronald Reagan went before the American people to declare his bold new vision of a nuclear-free world. Appearing on national television, he said: “Let me share with you a vision of the future which offers hope. It is that we embark on a program to counter the awesome Soviet missile threat […]

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