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Legendary great white shark swims with divers off Hawaii

A great white shark, believed to be one of the largest on the planet, has been spotted by divers as it fed on a whale carcass off the coast of Hawaii.

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$1 home deal sparks buying stampede in Sicily

Tempted by the deal offering homes for just over $1 in the town of Sambuca on Italy's island of Sicily? So's everyone else, deluging its deputy mayor with tens of thousands of inquiries.

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How pilots land when they can't see runway

When bad weather means pilots can't see the runway, they can use autoland -- an automatic control system that uses radio signals to guide their ...

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Huge North Korean beach resort to open late 2019

North Korea has ambitious plans for a new beach resort. The Wonsan-Kalma tourist zone, slated to open October 2019, will be a huge complex with ...

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MLK national park will reopen during government shutdown with help of Delta Air Lines

The National Park Service will use a grant from Delta Air Lines and fee revenues to reopen the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in ...

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How the shutdown has snarled Americans' travel plans

The partial US government shutdown raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national ...

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The shutdown hasn't shut down D.C.

There's no doubt that tourist attractions in Washington, D.C., are especially hard hit by the partial federal government shutdown.

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Give the Wombats Some Space, Australia Tells Selfie-Loving Tourists

Visitors to a Tasmanian island snuggle, chase and even pick up the fuzzy creatures for photos. Officials are asking them to pledge to respect the wildlife.

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Snow: Flight cancellations already growing for Saturday

Airlines are already canceling flights ahead of a new winter storm forecast to bring snow and ice from the Great Plains to the Midwest and Northeast.        

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Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through ...

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Update: The Rise of Halal Tourism

Muslims now make up one of the fastest-growing segments of the global travel industry. In response, hotels and tour operators are increasingly trying ...

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The best wellness retreats for 2019

Once, a simple hangover breakfast might have sufficed for a reset on January 1, but not today: The world is moving lightning fast and keeping up doesn't generally include taking a moment to breathe.

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North Korea may be close to opening beach resort in 2019

North Korea is close to opening a beach resort with water slide and other amenities later this year, said the policy research website 38 North.        

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100th anniversary of Bauhaus spotlights influential design movement

Germany is celebrating the 100th birthday of the Bauhaus art and design movement. Throughout the year, they will hold exhibitions and performances.        

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Check In: Hotel Review: Eaton DC, Washington

On K Street, better known as home to the capital’s lobbyists, you can now wake up ‘woke” and in style.

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Thanks to Delta, Martin Luther King Jr. park in Atlanta will open again despite shutdown

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta will open again Saturday morning through Feb. ...

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Road trip scenes: Highlights on the drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Joshua trees, abandoned buildings, funny billboards, the Mojave Desert and the Mad Greek are just some highlights of this 290-mile ...

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In Kathmandu, dumplings are everywhere — and now I know how to make my own

A Nepalese couple invites visitors into their kitchen to make steamed momos by hand.

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Five affordable destinations for a do-it-yourself wellness vacation

Where to find reasonable options for exercise, spa treatments and healthy eating.

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Anger over 'friendly, seductive' Satan statue

Controversy erupts in the Spanish city of Segovia over a statue of Satan that some say is offensive to Roman Catholics because it's too friendly.

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Louisville votes to rename airport after hometown hero Muhammad Ali

Louisville visitors will fly "like a butterfly" after the city renames its airport after hometown great Muhammad Ali.

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AeroMexico's new 'DNA Discount' ad goes viral

AeroMexico, the country's national carrier, unveils a program called "DNA Discounts," which offers airfare cuts on flights to Americans who can prove ...

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Australia Fare: The Best Restaurants in Melbourne’s Little Italy Are on Opposite Sides of the Street

The Olive Jar and Capitano are standout examples of family-run and modern updates on Italian-Australian restaurants.

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The Pour: Great Retsina, an Oxymoron No More

This traditional Greek wine, made with the addition of pine resin, has been roundly scorned. But a new breed of producers aims to change minds.

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Is ice swimming one of the secrets to Finnish happiness?

Finland ranks as the happiest country in the world. Could (voluntary) plunges into icy water — and the mental and physical health benefits associated with such a practice — be one of the reasons this country is so content?

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New York City on sale: Deep discounts on shows, restaurants, hotels starting Jan. 21

New York City introduces NYC Winter Outing starting Jan. 21. Restaurant meals, Broadway shows and other attractions will be steeply discounted.        

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Louisville airport will be renamed after Muhammad Ali

Ali would have turned 77 Thursday. He died in 2016.

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