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Canadian Dean Gunnarson performs an escape above a lake in Zhangjiajie, China

Canadian escape artist Dean Gunnarson performs an escape above a lake in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China.

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Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel (青和锦江国际酒店), Wulingyuan District

When we booked our tour from the Singapore tour agency, in the itinerary, it specified that we would be staying in the only Avatar-themed 5-star hotel called… 1,076 more words

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A man removes muddied bedding from a hospital ward which was damaged by flooding in Srinagar

A man removes muddied bedding from a hospital ward which was damaged by flooding in Srinagar, India-Administered Kashmir.

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Taman Negara: caves, creepy crawlies and more trekking

Saturday 13th Sept 2014

Bright and early, and a little bleary-eyed, I got on the transfer bus from Cameron Highlands to Taman Negara – the serious no nonsense rainforest of Malaysia. 1,578 more words

ISIS Goes to Asia - By Joseph Chinyong Liow SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Extremism in the Middle East Isn’t Only Spreading West

A man prays in a mosque outside Kuala Lumpur. (Courtesy Reuters)

As the United States sought in recent weeks to assemble an international coalition to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, also known as the Islamic State), it looked mostly to the Middle East and Europe, regions that it said face a direct threat from the militant Islamist group. 213 more words

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China Has No Interest in Backing Down to the U.S.

WSJ.com, September 23, 2014

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice visited China earlier this month to pave the way for President Barack Obama’s upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping after an Asia-Pacific trade summit in Beijing this November. 137 more words

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