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Asia's 50 best restaurants 2015
Victory for Indian chef's eatery in Bangkok marks second year of success for Thai capital in San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Russian Federation

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

The plan includes a road that would connect Russia's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, while linking with existing roads in Western Europe and Asia
A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

Nominations for Design Museum's prestigious award have been revealed. Here are our top picks in each category
 Is now the time to visit Russia?

Is now the time to visit Russia?

Recent turmoil has dented Russia's appeal to tourists. But should it be scrapped from travel itineraries?
10 exciting attractions opening in 2015

10 exciting attractions opening in 2015

From the world's largest archeology museum to its biggest eco-park, 2015 is gearing up to be a great year for tourists
Back to the USSR: Soviet tourism posters on show

Back to the USSR: Soviet tourism posters on show

Hell hole? Hell no! Soviet tourism posters on display at a London exhibition paint a picture of an earthly paradise
Eyes to the sky: The 10 tallest skyscrapers of 2015

Eyes to the sky: The 10 tallest skyscrapers of 2015

It's been a major year for new skyscrapers in 2014, but what's in the pipeline for the year ahead?
World's most spectacular footbridges

World's most spectacular footbridges

Up in the mountains and across deep chasms, these bridges are both spectacular and terrifying
Gallery: The epic, educational, unforgettable Mongolian Express

Gallery: The epic, educational, unforgettable Mongolian Express

The rail journey from St. Petersburg to Beijing offers history, culture and even a few tidbits about the railway itself
Best of Bourdain: 7 can't-miss adventures

Best of Bourdain: 7 can't-miss adventures

Looking for a vacation that will shock all five of your senses? Anthony Bourdain can help