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No Tax No Blessing

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A church in central Germany


A recent decree by Germany's Catholic bishops states that people who opt out of a church tax should not be given sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals


Fairmont Hotel to Open in Manila

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Makati skyline


The hotel, which will be Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' first property in Southeast Asia, is in Manila's upscale business district

Travel Disrupted by Torrents in Northern England

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North of England


Bad weather expected to head north as David Cameron promises help to communities in south-west and Midlands

Winter Southwest Region USA

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Updated!


With beautiful, snow-draped scenery


Happy Thanksgiving, guys!
By the bye, during the present time, people go shopping their Black Friday gifts on the "Black Thursday". Were not we calling it Thanksgiving before?


Back in Los Angeles from excursion East. I was simply happy to be back but had an amazing wintertime out of town

Santa Monica Nativity Display Case

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Palisades Park, California, USA


Christmas Nativity scenes had been erected in Palisades Park for decades 

Vietnam Dining Scene to Up the Ante

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Đà Nẵng (Danang City), Vietnam, overlooks the East Sea


Three-star Michelin chef Michel Roux launches his first restaurant in Asia at the new Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, which opened this summer in Danang City

Homecoming Con Air

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Taking off at a Philippine domestic airport


Taiwan has been the export powerhouse of fraudsters to the Mainland China and Southeast Asia, namely Malaysia, Thailand...


Australia Reports Deadly H7 Bird Flu

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A rustic barbeque chicken on a remote island off Caohagan Island


Australia's first outbreak of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in 15 years should be contained by a cull of 50,000 chickens

The Chedi Muscat

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Located 20 minutes north of Muscat, the capital of Sultanate of Oman
The Chedi Muscat

A Japanese Town so Happy Obama Won

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JR (Japan Rail) Pass
JR West Obama Line: including Obama Station (小浜駅), Higashi-Obama Station (東小浜駅), Kato Station(加斗駅), Seihama Station(勢浜駅), and Shin-Hirano Station(新平野駅)


Back when Barack Obama was sworn in for his first term, a small Japanese town was overjoyed. Women danced the hula at the local temple, and...

UA's First Dreamliner Touches down in Chicago

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its inaugural US flight, from Huston to Chicago 

My Cup

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I got this mug from a French chain store back in late 1980's. Long after I found out it was made in Japan, surprise surprise, and it is from Hallmark, too!?
To the side, the steaming cup is from SeaWorld Gold Coast, Australia, with my name on. Also an acquisition dated back to early 1990's by the way  


How much do you drink per year?