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  • Beijing's overwhelmed Forbidden City to limit visitors

    Beijing's overwhelmed Forbidden City to limit visitors
    Forbidden City, the former imperial palace in the heart of Beijing, will begin limiting how many tourists it admits, amid worries that its popularity is damaging the site, state media said on Wednesday. The plans include not letting annual ticket holders...
  • Brazil's Sancho Bay named best beach of 2014 by TripAdvisor reviews

    Brazil's Sancho Bay named best beach of 2014 by TripAdvisor reviews
    If you're looking for dreamy beaches this summer, TripAdvisor travelers suggest Sancho Bay on a remote Brazilian island in the Atlantic Ocean as the 2014 best beach in the world. The website's fans also give high marks to beaches in Hawaii, ranking...
  • Creciente demanda energética amenaza el suministro de agua: ONU

    Por Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - La creciente demanda energética, desde biocombustibles a gas de esquisto, es un serio problema para el suministro de agua potable, que ya está amenazado por el cambio climático, dijo la ONU el viernes en un informe....
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • Syrian troops recapture ancient castle from rebels

    CAIRO Syrian government troops have retaken an ancient crusader castle from rebels in the center of the war-torn country, ending a three-month siege, Syrian state media reported Thursday. President Bashar Assad's forces killed dozens of rebels after...
  • Fresco from ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii reported stolen

    ROME A priceless fresco from the ancient Roman ruins of the city of Pompeii has been stolen, authorities at the UNESCO World Heritage site said Tuesday. "On March 12, a guardian on patrol reported that a segment of a fresco at the House of Neptune had...
  • Italy travel: Tuscany's Val d'Orcia has beauty, fine wine and dining

    Italy travel: Tuscany's Val d'Orcia has beauty, fine wine and dining
    MONTALCINO, Italy — "Scusi," I said to a well-dressed man in this medieval Tuscan village, where even the gas station was somehow part of the farming landscape. "Can you tell me how to get to Castiglion del Bosco?" "Hmm, yes," he said in English,...
  • Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan

    Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan
    Wendi Dwyer should have been packing for a trip to Africa. She had been scheduled to leave the next day. But a recent outbreak of violence in South Sudan — the nation is teetering on civil war — forced her to cancel. Instead, she sat in her...
  • Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala

    Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala
    Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute...
  • Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time

    Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time
    Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies. Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
  • An artistic renaissance in Taos, N.M.

    An artistic renaissance in Taos, N.M.
    Taos, N.M., has had many lives: a pre-colonial Native American community, a Spanish settlement and, more recently, an artists' colony for those seeking a quieter pace. Today, many come to Taos to ski, but this resilient small town is enjoying an...