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Taking it slow in Luang Prabang

It’s easy to see why Luang Prabang is sometimes called the “jewel of the Mekong”. Once the proud royal stronghold of the Land of a Million Elephants, the UNESCO World Heritage site and former French protectorate gleams like a polished pearl. The ancient capital sits at the confluence of two great rivers, encircled by misty mountain ranges and craggy ...Full Article

Turkey hopes discounts, fuel subsidies can reverse 30 percent tourism plunge

BERLIN, Mar 10: Turkey expressed hopes on Friday for a revival of its tourism industry after security concerns caused a 30 percent drop in foreign visitors and revenues last ...Full Article

Colossus probably depicting Ramses II found in Egypt

CAIRO, Mar 10: Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive eight-meter statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh ...Full Article

Amateur historian ‘blew open locked doors’ by exposing Irish babies’ mass grave

TUAM, Ireland, Mar 10: Catherine Corless has been haunted all her life by childhood memories of the skinny children from the local Catholic home for unmarried mothers and their ...Full Article

National Gallery Singapore to hold major show on Yayoi Kusama in June

SINGAPORE, Mar 10: From Louis Vuitton bags to museums, her trademark dots and pumpkins have delighted art lovers all over the world. In June, Singaporeans will have a chance ...Full Article

Nike to launch high-tech hijab for female Muslim athletes

REUTERS, Mar 9: Nike will launch a hijab for female Muslim athletes early next year, becoming the first major sports apparel maker to offer a traditional Islamic head scarf ...Full Article

Boston gay vets group says booted from St. Patrick’s Day parade

REUTERS, Mar 9: A gay veterans’ group that marched in the past two editions of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the event’s organizers have voted to exclude them ...Full Article

Women worldwide rally for equality, and against Trump in US

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 9: Women protested around the world on Wednesday for equal rights and in the United States against President Donald Trump, with many Americans skipping work ...Full Article

Afghan women fencers aim to parry prejudice

KABUL, Mar 9: In Kabul’s national sports stadium, two young women fencers take guard, their faces covered with protective wire masks as they stand off warily, foils circling before ...Full Article

Swiss firms set goals to get more women into top roles

ZURICH, Mar 8: Swiss firms from food and beverage giant Nestle to banking groups UBS and Credit Suisse pledged new goals on Tuesday to support and promote women. While ...Full Article
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