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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok’s Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand’s tourism industry. But last year for the first time, the country drew more women tourists than men as a surge in Chinese female visitors outweighed …

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Ancient Turkish town prepares to vanish under floodwaters

At first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark in over 10,000 years of human settlement. The Tigris River languidly flows through the historic center of the town in southeast Turkey’s Batman province, …

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