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An unspoilt marine paradise, Timor-Leste has barely tapped its rich tourism potential

DILI, Timor-Leste, dec 24: War and violence – those are the two things that usually come to mind when Timor-Leste gets mentioned. But since its independence from Indonesia some 14 years ago, the country has enjoyed relative peace and stability save for a brief period of unrest in 2006. In the last decade or so, the small Southeast Asian ...Full Article

Leaving war-torn Syria, luxury chocolatier finds new home in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Dec 24: Bassam Ghraoui’s Syrian confectionary became synonymous with the finest gourmet chocolates anywhere before war decimated his business, and he is starting anew in Hungary with a ...Full Article

US parents accept children’s transgender identity by age 3

NEW YORK, Dec 23: Jodie Patterson’s 3-year-old, Penelope, was brooding and angry until one day she asked her child what was wrong. Penelope, who was assigned female at birth, ...Full Article

Spain’s socialists cheer at last: they win El Gordo lottery

MADRID, Dec 23: Staff from the Madrid headquarters of Spain’s PSOE socialist party were among the top winners on Thursday of El Gordo, the world’s biggest lottery jackpot with ...Full Article

UK’s Queen Elizabeth, 90, starts Christmas holiday after illness delay

LONDON, Dec 23: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, 90, and her husband Prince Philip, 95, left Buckingham Palace by helicopter on Thursday, going ahead with their Christmas travel plans following a ...Full Article

Tropical Thailand expects up to 6 percent rise in tourists in 2017

BANGKOK, Dec 22: Thailand’s tourist arrivals are forecast to rise between 3.75 percent to 5.8 percent next year, the Tourism Council said on Wednesday, driven largely by Chinese visitors. ...Full Article

After the battle, Aleppo shows its scars

ALEPPO, Syria, Dec 22: Before the war, Aleppo’s ancient walled citadel drew in armies of visitors to one of the Middle East’s greatest treasures. But for the past four ...Full Article

Hong Kong uses 3D archive to preserve kung fu heritage

HONG KONG, Dec 22: Kung fu master Wong Yiu-Kau stands in a Hong Kong studio and waits as his black suit is covered head to toe in reflective markers ...Full Article

Vienna State Opera to be headed by record company executive

VIENNA, Dec 22: Vienna State Opera will be headed by a former pop radio boss and record company executive, Austria’s Culture Ministry said on Wednesday, hoping to attract a ...Full Article

Syrian girl, 7, who tweeted from Aleppo meets Turkey’s Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Dec 22: A seven-year-old Syrian girl who drew global attention with her Twitter updates from besieged Aleppo met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at his palace in Ankara on ...Full Article
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