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Voting vacation: Exploring the UK's election scene

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Addictive website of the week: Airport Codes deconstructed

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Asia's richest man funds $193M monastery with bulletproof VIP rooms

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World's tallest hotel planned for tiny Swiss village

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Singapore: Is this the world's hottest new cocktail city?

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Behind the scenes of the world's most envied metro system

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30 of the world's best island escapes

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Club Street: Singapore's hottest dining destination

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The 600-year-old perfume store you've never heard of

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