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Photo essay: Mumbai from a balcony

Mumbai - A street photographer at heart, I chastise myself when I don't get out enough in Mumbai to photograph its people and places. But with a new building going up within shouting distance of my balcony, I'm rediscovering India — from 10 stories high.

A page out of history: Virginia's annual tribute is paid

Richmond - In a tradition that dates back to 1646, an annual tax tribute is paid to the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia the day before Thanksgiving, when leaders of the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Indian tribes bring gifts in lieu of taxes.

Airport passenger profiling key to thwarting attacks: Analysts

Barcelona - Contested in some quarters, air passenger profiling is gaining ground among watchdogs as a defence against terror attacks following two bloody assaults in less than a month.

Fear and beauty at foot of Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano

Since it awoke in August from a 138-year slumber, Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano has become one of the most-watched in the world, holding wary locals and fascinated scientists in thrall.

GoPro: Man films entire vacation in Las Vegas in selfie mode

Las Vegas - Joseph Griffin was so excited about his trip to Las Vegas, he borrowed his son's GoPro to document the experience. Only problem was he had it in selfie mode the whole time.

Belgium urges citizens to avoid Paris

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Saturday urged his fellow citizens to avoid travel to Paris following the attacks that left at least 128 people dead.

Treasure hunter seeks gold in sunken British ship off Uruguay

Colonia Del Sacramento - More than 250 years after Spanish forces sank the British warship Lord Clive off the coast of Uruguay, treasure hunter Ruben Collado is working to raise it from its watery grave.

Nigeria rejects 'world's worst airport' tag

Lagos - Unhelpful staff, demands for bribes, lack of seating, broken air-conditioning and a tent for an arrivals hall. Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport was recently voted the worst in the world.

Sharm nightspots deserted as tourists vanish from Egyptian resort

Sharm Al Shaikh - Usually buzzing with foreigners on holiday, Sharm el-Sheikh's tourist nightspots have been deserted after thousands left the Egyptian resort following the crash of a Russian airliner.

Lufthansa strike grounds another 100,000 passengers

Berlin - Lufthansa scrapped 930 more flights on Wednesday, grounding 100,000 passengers after a court allowed cabin staff to press on with a strike that is shaping up to be the worst in the German airline's history.

Experience Honolulu through Flighthub Commissioned

Honolulu is situated inside the island of Oahu which is famous for its majestic beaches. Flighthub is one of the leading online travel sites in Canada.

Discovering Spanish-American religious culture in Colombia Special

Bogot - Monserrate Mountain is part of the Oriental Hills, which is the natural eastern boundary of the city of Bogotá, Colombia. The Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ atop the 3.152-meter-high mountain is visited by thousands of religious pilgrims.

Thousands more foreign tourists fly home after Egypt crash

Sharm Al Shaikh - Thousands more foreign tourists flew home from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh Monday after the downing of a Russian airliner claimed by jihadists, as police killed a top militant in the capital.

Op-Ed: Travel writer finds a story of food, family and survival in WWII Special

Redwood City - The BBC series "Home Fires" now airing on PBS tells about the role of women, food and family during war time. Set in an English village just at the beginning of WWII, the captivating period-piece drama can pull an audience right to it.

11,000 Russian travellers fly home from Egypt: Deputy PM

Moscow - Some 11,000 Russian tourists have returned home from Egypt in the past 24 hours after Moscow suspended flights to the country over the Sinai plane crash, an official said Sunday.

Russia, Britain ramp up efforts to return stuck Egypt tourists

Sharm Al Shaikh - Moscow and London ramped up efforts Sunday to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort following the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula.

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