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7 secular pilgrimages that could change your life | CNN Travel


Unesco's new World Heritage Sites - 2015

Nazi Panther tank and flak cannon seized in raid on collector in Germany

A torpedo and other second world war-era artefacts were also captured in raid near Kiel. The 78-year-old collector remains free while the inquiry continues<p>Authorities have seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and other second world war-era military items in a raid on a 78-year-old …


Godzilla: the early years - in pictures

First published on Sat 28 Jun 2014 19.05 EDT

The Graffiti That Made Germany Better

Berlin's architecture blends the tragedy of the past with redemption in the present and renewal in the future.<p>BERLIN—One Thursday in March, Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, strode the light-bathed halls of the Reichstag building in Berlin on her way to its plenary hall, to address …

Japanese Tea Ritual Turned 15th Century 'Tupperware' Into Art

Eight hundred years ago, tea was rare in Japan. It arrived from China in simple, ceramic storage jars. Chinese ceramists churned these jars out with little care or attention; they stuffed tea leaves into them and shipped them off.<p>This is the Chinese version of Tupperware.<p>The jars were "the Chinese …

China Has Launched the Largest Water-Pipeline Project in History

But is the South-to-North Water Diversion Project creating more problems than it solves?<p>BEIJING—On a Saturday morning in late August, about a dozen university students, professors, and middle-aged Beijing locals stand by a row of apartments in northwestern Beijing. Once an outskirt of the city …

Why China's Global Supremacy Is Not Inevitable

The country's strongest asset—its huge size—is also it's biggest liability.<p>China is preparing to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy, in purchasing power parity terms. Already its economy is 80 percent the size of ours, and if current growth rate differentials persist, it will …

Our New Champion in Self-Defeating Soft Power: Japan

Only one step could have made conditions worse among Japan, China, and South Korea, with spillover effects on America. That is the step Japan's prime minister has just taken.<p>At first I didn't believe the news this evening that Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe had visited Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. …