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    S. Korea launches amphibious tour bus

    Published on 04/05/2015

    » SEOUL — Visitors to South Korea will in future be able to explore the Ara canal that travels between the west coast and the capital Seoul in a colourful amphibious bus.

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    Brunei woos tourists with rainforest

    Published on 18/11/2014

    » BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — Largely ignored by tourists for decades, Brunei is finally stirring as a holiday destination, drawing more tourists with its pristine rainforest as well as quiet and safe image.

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    Nepal to reopen damaged heritage sites

    Published on 28/05/2015

    » KATHMANDU — Nepal has decided to reopen next month three world heritage sites that have been off-limits to tourists since last month's devastating earthquake, officials said.

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    Japan warned of facility shortage

    Published on 02/12/2014

    » TOKYO — It is crucial to draw more foreign tourists in local regions in Japan as Tokyo and other big cities will face a shortage of facilities needed for travellers before the number of overseas visitors hits the government's target, a travel association said Tuesday.

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    Foreign tourists visiting Japan top 10m

    Published on 31/07/2015

    » TOKYO — The number of foreign tourists visiting Japan this year has already passed 10 million, marking the third straight year the milestone has been reached, the Japan Tourism Agency said Thursday.

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    Nepal reopens World Heritage sites

    Published on 16/06/2015

    » BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL — Nepal has announced the reopening of Unesco World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, seven weeks after a deadly quake that killed 8,787 people and damaged hundreds of cultural monuments and some key trekking trails in the country where tourism employs about a million people.

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    Singapore posts drop in visitors

    Published on 11/02/2015

    » Singapore reported its first decline in visitor arrivals since the global financial crisis, as a new Chinese law curbed tourists from the mainland while political turmoil in Thailand and aviation disasters damped travel.

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    UN special envoy visits Rakhine state

    dpa, Published on 14/02/2014

    » YANGON - United Nations special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana visited Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state on Friday following reports of new atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority living there, officials said.

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    Bangladesh widens tax probe against Yunus

    AFP, Published on 12/09/2013

    » DHAKA - Bangladesh authorities Thursday widened a tax probe against 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, accusing seven enterprises he founded and now chairs of evading taxes and under-reporting profits.

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    26 dead after fire on Chinese bus in Taiwan

    Kyodo News, Published on 19/07/2016

    » A fire that engulfed a tour bus in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, on Tuesday left 26 people dead, including three children aged between 12 and 13, local authorities said.

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