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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
Ai Weiwei opens installation on Alcatraz island

Ai Weiwei opens installation on Alcatraz island

The Chinese artist and activist explores themes of imprisonment in his new installation at the former San Francisco prison
Namibia's plan: Pay off poachers, save wildlife

Namibia's plan: Pay off poachers, save wildlife

Conservationists are using poachers' skills to track animals to protect wildlife
Workers taking fewest vacation days in four decades

Workers taking fewest vacation days in four decades

Study finds U.S. workers forfeited 169 million paid time off days and $52.4 billion in time off benefits in 2013
Travelers from West Africa restricted to five U.S. airports

Travelers from West Africa restricted to five U.S. airports

The five selected airports will take additional steps to screen for the disease, such as taking passengers' temperature
Louis Vuitton art museum makes waves in Paris

Louis Vuitton art museum makes waves in Paris

Frank Gehry-designed building houses contemporary art collection controversially funded by luxury goods brand
How much does it cost to rent out the Sistine Chapel?

How much does it cost to rent out the Sistine Chapel?

As part of Pope Francis' Art for Charity project, the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican hosted a corporate event for the first time
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
Kid-friendly flying: Airline offers on-board nannies

Kid-friendly flying: Airline offers on-board nannies

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways offers free "Flying Nannies" to tend to children on long flights
U.S. tourist gets trapped in London bookstore

U.S. tourist gets trapped in London bookstore

David Willis from Texas wandered in to the Waterstones store to use its WiFi, little suspecting he wouldn't be able to leave
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
The strange world of London's Frieze Art Fair

The strange world of London's Frieze Art Fair

Soup said to be radioactive and fish in formaldehyde: A trip to contemporary culture's cutting edge
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Destination Berlin

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