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Chinese tourists to Maldives grows 20.2% in first half of 2014
Tourist numbers to Maldives have passed the 600,000 mark in the first six months of 2014 with China posting a hefty 20.2-percent growth from the previous year, the Maldives Tourism Ministry said in its latest data on Tuesday.
Firms going the extra distance as medical tourism blossoms
Medical tourism, once the exclusive preserve of the rich, is growing and changing as hospitals and clinics offer farflung patients advantages hard to come by at home-whether it be high-tech therapy, less-expensive care or alternative treatments.
A snapshot of Macao
Macao is one of the two special administrative regions of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing.
Amazing mural arts in Rome streets
Italian capital Rome has launched a project to turn the city into a street arts center. Spanish street muralist Liqen and Italian street muralist Agostino Iacurci have finished murals on four facades in San Basilio community on eastern outskirts of Rome. More neighborhoods in Rome will be decorated in the future.
Nigerian to mark 80th birthday of Nobel literature prize winner Soyinka
People perform during a rehearsal to celebrate the 80th birthday of Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature prize laureate in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 15, 2014.
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