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Syria photographer takes action instead of pictures, picks up injured boy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every so often, a photograph cuts through the grim cacophony of the war in Syria and pierces viewers' hearts.<p>It happened in 2015 with an image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a beach in Turkey, who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing the war.<p>It happened last year when a …

Statue of Ramses II in Cairo slum heralded as 'important find'

Archaeologists have discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum they believe is of pharaoh Ramses II who ruled Egypt 3000 years ago.<p>The find is being …

Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin join forces

The airlines are unhappy with the "under investment and over recovery at key airports", says Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon.<p>Air …

Travelling the world with cats and a dog

<b>It's 26 years since I set off to try my luck as a journalist in Moscow. I had a rucksack, a Russian phrasebook, and the expectation of adventure. What I hadn't anticipated was… pets.</b><p>Within a year there was an insistent scratching sound on my apartment door. I opened it to find a scrawny stray …

Afghanistan: The only gynaecologist for hundreds of miles

<b>Fed up with what she felt was mismanagement at her hospital, gynaecologist Homa Amiri Kakar had walked out of her job in a remote part of Afghanistan and returned to the capital. But just a week later she agreed to go back, guilt-stricken about the women she had deserted, as the BBC's Sarah Buckley</b> …

Beauty and the Beast: Russia considers ban over 'gay moment'

<b>Russian officials are coming under pressure to check if Disney's new film Beauty and the Beast breaches the country's law against "gay propaganda".</b><p>Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said action would be taken after the checks while an MP described the film as "shameless propaganda of sin".<p>The …

Your Next Trip Should Be to Roatan, Honduras. Here's Why.

Only a few miles off the mainland Central America lies the paradise island of Roatan, Honduras.<p>Thick green forests.<p>White sand beaches.<p>Blue waters.<p>Roatan is relatively unknown by most. By the end of this article you're going to have Roatan on your list of destinations.<p>That's a promise.<p>Surrounded by …

Majority in NZ backs cannabis law change - survey

MORNING REPORT/Radio New Zealand<p>A new poll shows more than 80% of people want cannabis to be legalised or decriminalised for terminal pain …

What does it cost? A week in Jordan

I might be in a chilly Cheltenham today but this time last year I was in the much more exotic – and warm – location of Jordan. Visiting the ancient …

Ten Things to Do in Amman, Jordan

Admittedly, I had no idea what to expect on my first ever trip to the Middle East. <i>Would it be safe traveling alone? Would I like it?</i> After spending …

Storms unveil giant pumice boulders and condom tin along Kapiti Coast beach

Waikanae builder Dave Hogarth was out searching for treasures with his metal detector on Paekakariki beach when he saw this pumice boulder.<p>Giant …

Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.<p>An illustration provided to Reuters February 18, 2017 shows what geologists are calling Zealandia (C), a …

Earth Science

14 Reasons to Visit Panama

1. <b>Money</b>. The U.S. dollar is the standard currency. No need to exchange for the local currency or do exchange rate math at shops or restaurants. You …

11 places you should see in Panama (canal is just the start) | CNN Travel

How Much Does It Cost to Travel in Cuba?

Many people are surprised that Cuba is not a cheap country to travel in. The average Cuban salary is around $25 a month after all, and travellers …

Cuba

The Most Beautiful Islands in the Caribbean

Pink beaches, shallow coves, azure water: The Caribbean doesn't suffer. But how to choose the best of the best? Each island nation and territory is stunning in its own right, but these ten are among the most unspoiled, with some of the best beaches on the planet.

25 Ways To Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

If you are feeling a rush of new-year euphoria, jump on it — because it won’t last! Take a moment or a couple of hours within the next three days to sit down and think about the upcoming year.<p>Create a vision for yourself, looking back twelve months from now. What do you want to be different in your …

Meet the Man NASA Paid $18,000 to Lie in Bed For 70 Days Straight

<b>To say the least, 28-year-old Drew Iwanicki took an uncommon path to making some extra cash.</b> Last year, he was a part of a NASA study that paid him …

The 30 Best Hotels in the World

This post, the 30 best hotels in the wold is inspired by the recent hotel lists by the usual travel magazine suspects. They are written each year by …

What’s the Best Lens for Landscape Photography?

Home » Tutorials » Landscape » <b>What’s the Best Lens for Landscape Phot...</b><p>Drew Buckley<br>• Jun 10th, 2015<br>• Comment<p>Last updated on April 17th, 2018<p>Choosing the …

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The 20 Most Popular Cities Among International Students

New data shows the most popular cities among international students as the globalization of education shows no signs of slowing down.<p>London is the first choice for most, with its unparalleled combination of world-leading universities and cultural attractions.<p>And the impact of Brexit has yet to be …

Madrid Plans To Ban Cars From Its Busiest Street

Another European city is trying to cut smog and help local business by changing its traffic patterns–this time on the Spanish capital’s Gran Via.<p>When smog levels surged in Madrid in late December, the city temporarily banned half the traffic from its roads. Now the mayor plans to make a more …

Creating a ‘smart city’ from the ground up in India

Palava shows a future that may work.<p><b>Abhishek Lodha</b> is managing director of the privately held Lodha Group, one of India’s largest real-estate …

Flashback: First solo flight across the Tasman

As half a dozen settlers worked their fields a foreign noise could be heard in the skies above Harihari, on the West Coast.

The 20 cities with the highest cost of living

The city with the highest relative cost of living in the world is Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda.<p>That’s according to rankings published by data …