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Diwali celebrations light up India

Diwali celebrations light up India

Around the world, Indians are celebrating the festival of lights with fireworks and candles. Here's a look at some of this week's India festivities
North Korea halts foreign tourism over Ebola fears

North Korea halts foreign tourism over Ebola fears

North Korea is reportedly closing its borders to international tourists starting Friday due to Ebola concerns
'No weird buildings': The end for Chinese architectural ambitions?

'No weird buildings': The end for Chinese architectural ambitions?

President's call for fewer ostentatious structures could quash China's recent enthusiasm for incredible-looking buildings
Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bet

Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bet

The Chinese city holds all the aces for serious gamblers and is now roughly seven times bigger than Vegas
Air New Zealand posts new 'Hobbit' safety video

Air New Zealand posts new 'Hobbit' safety video

Starring Elijah Wood and "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, here's an airline safety video passengers might actually watch
Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

Japan to launch new commercial passenger plane

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, aka the MRJ, is Japan's first new commercial jet in over 50 years
Smog chokes Beijing marathon

Smog chokes Beijing marathon

Pollution forces runners in Sunday's Beijing International Marathon to don face masks
On the Roofs climbers scale new heights

On the Roofs climbers scale new heights

A collective of photographers from Moscow shoot thrilling, often beautiful stills and video from the rooftops of the world's tallest buildings
World's best airport bike paths

World's best airport bike paths

Some allow travelers to pedal right up to their plane, others skirt airport perimeters, giving cyclists a closeup view of the behemoths of the sky
Incredible rideable camera maps 'last refuge' for coral reefs

Incredible rideable camera maps 'last refuge' for coral reefs

Scientists are busy surveying Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle, home to 75 percent of all known coral species
How to eat sushi like a master

How to eat sushi like a master

With chopsticks or fingers? Wasabi or no? A double Michelin-starred Tokyo chef sets the record straight and shows us the sushi way
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city