‘Selling death’: Australia cemeteries get new lease of life

ADELAIDE, Nov 19 — From the graveside to the dinner plate, olive oil is being harvested from centuries-old trees at a Australian cemetery in a bid to shake up people’s attitudes towards...

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China pledges another three years of ‘toilet revolution’ to boost tourism

BEIJING, Nov 19 — China announced today plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its “toilet revolution” aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the...

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Xinhua: Hainan Airlines to launch new Sydney route

BEIJING, Nov 19 — China’s Hainan Airlines will start direct flights from its base in Haikou, on Hainan island, to Sydney, Australia, from January 30, the official Xinhua news agency...

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Canada highway throws lifeline to Arctic hamlet

TUKTOYAKTUK (Canada), Nov 19 — Life can be tough in Tuktoyaktuk, a Canadian hamlet on the Arctic Ocean where one in three are jobless.  But things are looking up thanks to a new highway...

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Beguiling Bergen, the city of seven mountains

BERGEN, Nov 19 — Picturesque may be the best way to describe Bergen, the second-largest city in Norway. A single snapshot could encompass the towering Mount Fløyen standing guard over a maze...

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