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The winter of 2014-2015 is already one to remember for millions of U.S. residents living on the country's East Coast, and the season hasn't officially started yet.

World's first Yak museum opened in Lhasa, Tibet

On a high plateau in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in China, you will find the homeland of the Tibetan people. The Tibetan plateau is also home to a bovine-like animal called the Yak. The Yak has always played an important role in Tibetan culture.

Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes interior and culture

Famed for its sunshine and beaches, the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes the interior and culture in a double video release.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Supernova’s spectacular New Year’s Eve 2015 Party

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Novotel New York Times Square, featuring direct views of the midnight Ball Drop. With a heated terrace, private booths, open bar and great entertainment, it is the one place you want to be to ring in the new year.

Photo essay: Touring Dublin Special

Dublin, Ireland's capital, has plenty to see and do. Whether it is sampling the "craic" or visiting the museums, there is plenty to see and do. Digital Journal recently paid a visit.

Canadian woman gets $950,000 medical bill after Hawaiian vacation

A Saskatchewan woman, Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel, went on a holiday to Hawaii in October 2013 while she was pregnant. She ended up giving birth nine weeks prematurely in Hawaii.

U.S. quarantines cruise ship, passengers on arrival in California

U.S. health officials quarantined a Carnival Corp. cruise ship Sunday after it arrived in California with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from norovirus.

Photo essay: Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire, England Special

Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, England currently serves as a hotel and social venue. The building, however, has a long history, dating back to the 1730s.

Man travelling to every country in the world, without flying

A man is planning on travelling to every single country in the world in one single journey, with no flying or use of air planes whatsoever.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry gets 36-year sentence

Gasps and screams filled a Gwangju courtroom Tuesday after the captain of a passenger ferry that killed more than 300 -- mostly high school students -- when it sank off South Korea last year was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

Ben Lomond House — From plantation to Civil War hospital Special

Manassas, Virginia is full of history. The town, located about 25 miles west of Washington, D.C., is probably best known for its role in the American Civil War.

Gusty winds, snowfall in forecast as storm spans U.S. and Canada

Extended swaths of Minnesota, and other portions of the upper United States, are bracing Monday for up to a foot of snow left by a large system that stretches well into Canada.

The turbulent past and history of Southampton still around today Special

It is known that the old part of Southampton, on England's south coast, was inhabited as far back as the stone age. The Romans stormed in here in AD 43 and the ill-fated Titanic ship began its fateful journey from here in 1912.

Smaug the Magnificent welcomes you to New Zealand Special

Smaug the Magnificent, considered to be the last of the great dragons in Middle Earth, now welcomes visitors to Wellington airport.

Brava: The island of flowers in Cape Verde

The smallest inhabited island in the Cape Verde archipelago is “Brava.” The name means wild, but the island is the greenest of them all and is often called the Island of Flowers for this reason.

Ferry answers emergency call to deliver pregnant woman from Hvar

With stormy conditions grounding emergency helicopters, a Jadrolinija ferry is pressed into nocturnal action to assist a pregnant woman in Croatia.

Fascinating history found at the Castillo de San Marcos Special

Built by Spaniards on Matanzas Bay between 1672 and 1695, the Castillo de San Marcos (Castle of Saint Mark) is a remarkable historical site. View a sample of the sights offered at this fortress.

'Gateway to the Islands' passes 1m overnights in Split, Croatia

The transformation of the Dalmatian capital of Split from transit centre to hip tourist destination continues with a landmark statistic.

Photo Essay: Wild and cultural gems of inland Dalmatia, Croatia Special

The Croatia National Tourist Board has launched a new initiative to extend the season. Digital Journal went to visit a lesser known region with a lot of year-round potential.

A first look inside One World Trade Center's observation deck

After eight and a half years of extensive construction and reparation, One World Trade Center in Manhattan is finalizing its much-anticipated observation deck. At its completion, the deck will offer visitors unparalleled views of the cityscape.

Photo Essay: Streets of Cusco's historic San Blas neighborhood Special

Clinging to the hillside just above the historic center of the city, the San Blas neighborhood is the oldest residential area of Cusco, Peru and a paradise on earth for those that love to walk.

2Cellos, Plitvice Lakes star in official Croatian tourism promo

As the Croatian National Tourist Board embarks on its Croatia 365 initiative, a new promotional video featuring 2Cellos and Plitvice Lakes is released.

High Court denies damages to French-speaking Ottawa couple

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Air Canada does not have to pay an Ottawa couple that filed suit against the airline because they couldn't be served in their preferred tongue.

American Airlines flight grounded due to 'Al-Quida' Wi-Fi Network

An American Airways flight has been grounded after one passenger searched for a free Wi-Fi network, only to discover one called “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]."

Tropea, a real cliffhanger on your Italian vacation

Tropea is located in Calabria in southern Italy. Offering vistas of palaces, hanging from the sheer rocky cliffs, golden sand beaches and turquoise water, this charming town has plenty to offer visitors.

Video: Tourists cheer S.F. tour guide's racist anti-Chinese rant

Video of a San Francisco tour guide launching into an anti-Chinese tirade while leading an open-topped bus tour through the city's famed Chinatown has gone viral.

Unusual finding at Glasgow's Kelvingrove—The Antiques Roadshow Special

Glasgow has many free, interesting attractions. One of the more famous is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End. What you might not expect to find while browsing around is the filming of an episode of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Despite Middle East turmoil Turkey is still a tourist destination

The terror treat from the Middle East may be expected to have had a negative impact on tourism in the area but reports from tourist boards show this isn't true for neighbouring Turkey as 42 million are expected to visit the country by the end of the year.

Photo Essay: Indian Summer in Dalmatian capital of Split, Croatia Special

The Dalmatian capital of Split is undergoing a tourism boom. Digital Journal spent the day discovering why in the October sunshine.

São Vicente: Culture and music in Cape Verde (Video)

São Vicente is the heart and soul of the culture and music of the beautiful and varied Cape Verde islands. Located between the mountainous Santo Antão and the deserted island of Santa Luzia, it is an fascinating place to visit.

Review: The eerie Skagway Gold Rush Cemetery and 'Soapy' Smith’s story Special

The Gold Rush Cemetery in Skagway, Alaska, contains the remains of many ill-fated gold-seekers who lost their lives in search of wealth. It also holds the remains of a town’s hero and the tomb of one of the most infamous con men of the American West.

Fall is the time for foliage tours and raptor counts in Virginia

When autumn comes to Virginia, the mountains and valleys don their coat of many colors, giving the countryside a patchwork quilt appearance. This is also the time of year for the annual raptor watch when birds-of-prey are counted as they migrate south .

Photo essay: London from up high Special

London is a spectacular city, blending thousands of years of history alongside modernist architecture. One of the best views of London can be obtained from its tallest building - The Shard.

The Australians make some pretty weird travel insurance claims

A new report has shown how Australian insurance companies have been seeing an increase in the number of extraordinary claims made by travellers in recent years as Australians begin visiting new areas.

Richtersveld National Park: At one with nature in South Africa

Nature and wildlife lovers looking for a different and exciting experience in the wilds of South Africa will love the amazingly beautiful Richtersveld National Park, located up in the Northern Cape, close to the Namibia border.

Jet makes emergency landing after cabin walls buckle

An American Airlines flight from California to Texas was forced to turn around over Nevada and make an emergency landing Monday after walls inside the passenger cabin began to buckle, leaving insulation exposed.

Tower of London's moat is filled with thousands of red poppies Special

The "Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red" is an exhibition by artist Paul Cummins. The exhibit involves 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the dry moat at the Tower of London, to mark the one hundred years since the start of World War One.

Jordanian poet a UK citizen denied permission to enter U.S.

Amjad Nasser an acclaimed Jordanian poet and novelist was invited to give the inaugural address at the Gallatin Global Writers series on September 30 this year.

Photo Essay: Wonders of nature at the Vancouver Aquarium Special

About 50,000 aquatic creatures make their home at the Vancouver Aquarium. With a focus on communication and research, the dazzling exhibits entertain and educate visitors promoting conservation of wildlife in marine and freshwater environments.
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