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Google Street View takes on Mongolia

Google Street View takes on Mongolia

After going underwater, climbing mountains and riding atop trains, Google Street View chalks up another achievement
World's oldest panda sets Guinness World Record

World's oldest panda sets Guinness World Record

Hong Kong's Jia Jia marks her 37th birthday with cake made of ice and syrup
China's other 'Forbidden City': Guilin's Jingjiang

China's other 'Forbidden City': Guilin's Jingjiang

It's just as magnificent as its famous Beijing rival -- but without the crowds
40 Taiwanese foods we can't live without

40 Taiwanese foods we can't live without

From mountains of shaved ice to chicken cutlets as big as your face, Taiwanese eating always comes with superlatives.
Amazing 360-degree images show new sides of North Korea

Amazing 360-degree images show new sides of North Korea

Singapore photographer granted permission to capture North Korea in a series of incredible 360-degree photos and videos
Robot hotel opens its (automatic) doors in Japan

Robot hotel opens its (automatic) doors in Japan

When the reception desk is staffed by a robot dinosaur, the chances of a room upgrade are going to be fairly slim.
Passengers stranded as Indonesia volcanoes erupt

Passengers stranded as Indonesia volcanoes erupt

Thousands of passengers traveling home for the Muslim Eid festival are stranded in Indonesia erupting volcanoes cause airport closures.
Trang: Thailand's next big island-hopping destination

Trang: Thailand's next big island-hopping destination

Removed from the crowds of Phi Phi and Phuket, the islands of Trang offer everything from secret beaches to unspoiled forests
Heritage and hilarity: Funnyman's mission to save Old Manila

Heritage and hilarity: Funnyman's mission to save Old Manila

Comedian/historian Carlos Celdran hopes to revive the isolated old districts of the Filipino capital with an alternative tour
First look at the new Disneyland Shanghai

First look at the new Disneyland Shanghai

Promising never before seen attractions, the long awaited theme park is due to open next spring
Noma takes over world's best Thai restaurant

Noma takes over world's best Thai restaurant

It's all part of the Gelinaz! Chef Shuffle, in which 37 of the world's top chefs traded kitchens for a few exhilarating days
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