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Tenerife, Spain (CNN) — Pristine beaches frame the Canary Islands in multicolored sand as the Spanish archipelago sweeps seaward from Africa’s Atlantic coast. Those sunny beaches draw a year-round crowd seeking warm escapes at all-inclusive hotels, which have earned the Canaries a reputation for mass-market tourism. Look past ranks of seaside resorts, though, and you’ll
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Everett, Washington (CNN) — The world’s longest and largest twin-engine airliner, the Boeing 777-9X, has finally taken to the skies for its maiden flight, offering a ray of hope for the troubled US aviation company following months of grim headlines. After days of abysmal weather, airplane WH-001 took from Paine Field, home of Boeing’s wide-body
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Hong Kong (CNN) — It’s time to say goodbye to the Pig and hello to the Year of the Rat. This year’s Lunar New Year, which marks the beginning of the 15-day Spring Festival in China, begins on January 25. It’s the biggest holiday of the year for many Chinese — and for some the
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(CNN) — It’s a classic Lunar New Year scene: Family and friends huddled over a red and gold candy box, unwrapping edible treats and shelling nuts. Though lesser known, these exquisitely decorated containers are as essential a part of the celebration as firecrackers and red envelopes. Every year, families pull them out from the back
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Hong Kong (CNN) — It’s the busiest time of the year for So Man-fung Peter, one of the most famous geomancy consultants in Hong Kong. On the eve of Lunar New Year, which falls on January 25, many are anxious to get their fortunes told and hear insights into what the Year of the Rat
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(CNN) — Much is still unknown about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and health officials are urging vigilance. That means travelers crisscrossing the globe should be aware of the virus, steer clear of heavily impacted areas and exercise some of the same kinds of preventive measures they’d use to avoid influenza and other illnesses. The US
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The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, consisting of channels, weirs and dams built from volcanic rocks, is one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems, according to UNESCO. Constructed by the Gunditjmara people more than 6,600 years ago, it is older than Egypt’s pyramids. While the aquatic system was known to archaeologists — it
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(CNN) — A long time ago, Uzbekistan was the beating heart of the world. It sat at the center of the Silk Road, collecting and dispersing luxuries for trade to lands from China and India to the Mediterranean. More importantly, it sent rills of knowledge flowing through its web of trade, everything from algebra to
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(CNN) — Florida is my father’s chosen state. He often jokes that he came to Tallahassee to attend FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) Law School in 1960 after he saw my mother’s picture in “Jet,” the digest published by Johnson Publishing Company to cover news and general interest stories for African-American readers. True story,
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