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Nanzen-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

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Travel + Leisure names world's best cities

Thailand's recent political troubles may have worked in Japan's favor when it came to this year's Travel + Leisure awards, with Kyoto knocking Bangkok off its spot at the top of the magazine's world's best cities list.

Florence

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Digital Duomo: Florence by smartphone

Is it possible to survive in Florence, Italy, and see it properly armed just a smartphone?

Genalguacil

From City of Genalguacil

'Artbnb?' Village offers artists free accommodation

As vacation deals go this one isn't bad. The beautiful southern Spanish village of Genalguacil is offering free accommodation for more than two weeks during the summer peak season. There's a catch of course. The offer is open only to artists who must produce sculptures or other work during their stay, and bequeath at least one to the village.

US Capitol 2

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Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

Delta in-flight entertainment

From Delta

Delta to offer free entertainment on U.S. flights

Airlines aren't known for giving away services.

But Delta Air Lines says it will offer free movies, TV shows, music and video games on all U.S. flights that are 90 minutes or more, starting Friday.

Uganda, tour bus

Will Boase

How Uganda became a top tourist destination

Fifty years ago Uganda was the "Pearl of Africa," a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a functioning democracy and splendid national parks.

China's flag

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China to soon be the world's top business travel market

China is the world's hottest market for business travelers, and spending in the country could surpass the U.S. as soon as 2015, according to a new report.

Virgin America

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Richard Branson's Virgin America files for IPO

Virgin America, the U.S. airline formed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group seven years ago, has filed for an IPO.

While the West Coast-based airline got its name from Branson's Virgin Atlantic airline, it is not mostly owned by Branson, Vir...

Ali Shahi, man accused in Canadian flight threat

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Dad: Man on SWAT-stormed jet mentally ill

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."

The father's intuition apparently was correct.

Ali Shahi was arrested Fr...

Neon signs in Bangkok

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Neon signs are dying, our appreciation isn't

A few years ago, Brian Daniel was driving around Los Angeles when he spotted a neon sign for a random storage facility. The red stick figures carrying yellow boxes glowed from the mundane building. It was like it was screaming out to him.

Entertainment

Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

Zayn Malik

CNN

Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians "genocide," while "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot sends her "love and prayers" to Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

One Direction singer Zayn Malik, a Muslim born in England, received...

Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show

Country music artist Keith Urban performing at 2011 AMAs

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A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said.

The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in M...

Dave Bautista thrilled to put mind, muscle into 'Galaxy' guardian Drax

Dave Bautista in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista talks about the complexities of his character, Drax the Destroyer, in the new Marvel superhero action adventure.

Phantoms will play pre-season games in PPL Center

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The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will play two pre-season home hockey games at the PPL Center in center-city Allentown.

Drew Barrymore's half-sister found dead

Drew Barrymore

Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead early Tuesday morning.




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