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Croatia's Adriatic gem limits number of tourists to fight overcrowding

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (Reuters) - The Croatian town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and picturesque coastal resort on the Adriatic, is at risk of being overwhelmed by visitors from the cruise ships that arrive daily.<p>Between January and June, almost 280,000 tourists from 188 cruise tours …

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

Nearly 17 years since 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s family remains an influential part of Saudi society – as well as a reminder of the darkest moment in the kingdom’s history. Can they escape his legacy?<p>On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly. …

Osama Bin Laden

Best things to do in Croatia: 28 reasons why it's time you visited

Croatia may have failed to win the World Cup, but it remains one of top holiday destinations in Europe. And it's not all down to <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

Vis island, Croatia: how can I resist your Mamma Mia charms?

Despite its low-key vibe, Vis has enough sights to avoid beach-centred boredom<p>Croatia can feel like an actor that, despite talent and charisma, never quite makes it to mega-stardom. If it’s the case of needing the right role then <i>Mamma Mia 2</i>, due out next week, might just do the trick for Vis, an …

European Travel

20 great holidays in Central Europe

<b>Slovenia</b><p>Friendly farm stay<p>The hamlet of Kupljenik is only an hour’s drive from Slovenia’s Ljubljana airport but it feels a world away. Surrounded by meadows, Dolinar farmhouse offers simple double rooms with rustic wooden furnishings as well as larger apartments. Outside, crickets chirp at sunset, …

European Travel

These secret codes will unlock Netflix's hidden categories - and there are LOADS of them

If it takes you ages to find what you want on Netflix then this handy hint will make things a lot easier<p>Netflix has a lot of content to choose from - …

TV shows

Found: The Remains of Chinese Laborers Interred on a Peruvian Pyramid

In the 19th century, 100,000 indentured laborers came to Peru from China.<p>In Lima, Peru, at the top of a pyramid built thousands of years ago, …

22 dead after blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

<b>Manchester, England (CNN) —</b> Monday's attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people, including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb, Manchester Police said.<p>"The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was …

Ariana Grande

Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

Thousands who dream of a better life in Europe face horrors of modern slavery on way across the Sahara to Libya<p>Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man …

Africa

Jane Smiley Explores Ancient Ireland’s Mysterious Tombs

About a half-mile past the entrance to Newgrange, in the Valley of the Boyne, County Meath, Ireland, is a handmade sign with an arrow that reads “Irish crafts for sale.” I am, of course, fascinated by Newgrange, a Neolithic site that predates Stonehenge by a thousand years, but I can never pass up …

How circadian rhythms and Roman baths are transforming Australian cities

The team behind the next generation of sustainable buildings, including Sydney’s Barangaroo, aim to promote wellness along with preventing environmental harm<p>Hidden beneath Federation Square, the heart of civic Melbourne, is a complex labyrinth of concrete cells.<p>This labyrinth – the world’s largest …

Obama urged to press Vietnam over 'missing' US prisoners during historic visit

They were the focal point of 1980s action thrillers like Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo and Missing In Action, starring Chuck Norris.<p>Now the spectre of American prisoners-of-war left behind in Vietnam is back, not as Hollywood fiction but as political reality as President Barack Obama makes his first …

The women risking it all to flee Syria for a new start in Europe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1243000/1243203_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534571487_f1684ff843fb2619c2756dd002c01850<p><b>Maha is a 28-year-old doctor from Raqqa with a bright smile and a dark story of life in Syria.</b><p>Travelling on her own to escape her home city, which is …