Australia's Dreamworld to reopen after fatal accident

​Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Dreamworld, the popular theme park in Australia's Gold Coast in Queensland, is set to reopen on December 10, six weeks after four people died when a ride crashed. The park was closed after two women and two men, between the ages of 32 and 42, were killed when its Thunder River Rapids ride malfunc...

6,000-year-old pentagon house discovered in China

​Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) Archaeologists have found ruins of a pentagonal structure in China's Shanxi province which is believed to have been a tribal meeting hall or a leader's office 6,000 years ago, authorities said on Monday. The semi-subterranean house, discovered at the neolithic ruins in Taoyuan, a village in the ...

Japan's hot springs city plans 'spamusement' park

​Tokyo, Nov 27 (IANS) Japan's Beppu city has figured out how to create a place that will calm your senses while driving your heartbeat through the roof, media reported on Sunday. The mayor of Beppu, a city known for its hot springs, issued a posting on social media last week: "If this YouTube video hits a million views...

Seychelles: As exotic as it gets

​Victoria (Seychelles), Nov 21 (IANS) It was raining heavily when the inaugural SriLankan Airlines flight from Colombo touched down on the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Seychelles and one could hardly make out the water cannon salute from inside the aircraft. As the passengers deboarded at the Seychelles Internati...

Monarch butterflies to woo tourists in Mexico

​Mexico City, Nov 17 (IANS) Monarch butterfly hibernation sanctuaries, located in Mexico and Michoacan, will remain open for tourists from November 23, 2016 to March 31, 2017, an wildlife official said. The Mexican Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) announced this on Wednesday, reported Efe news agency....

UAE, France to cooperate in safeguarding cultural heritage

Abu Dhabi, Nov 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and France will cooperate to protect cultural heritage during armed conflicts. This initiative will be launched by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the ...

Taiwan offers much for Indian travellers with varied interests

​Taipei, Nov 3 (IANS) The island nation of Taiwan has something of interest for everyone -- scenic, lush-green mountains, lakes, hot springs, culture, cable cars, high-speed trains, museums, malls, amusement parks, beaches and a world class aquarium. Taiwan, with a population of around 23 million, is not just an indust...

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

​Florence, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence in what they described as an "exceptional" find. "This is a completely exceptional building," said Federico Cantini, from the University o...

NH7 music festival to kick off in Meghalaya on Friday

​Shillong, Oct 20 (IANS) Come Friday, and all roads in Meghalaya will lead to Madan Kurkalang in Bhoirymbong, Ri-Bhoi district for the seventh edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender, one of the biggest music festivals in India. The two-day festival, which will entertain the region's music enthusiasts on October 21 and 22, wi...

Now, undertake a culinary journey to Benaras

​New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The grandeur of Benaras' exquisite food and the beautiful ambience of its ghats have been brought alive at an ongoing festival here that recreates a spread of the city's specialties and street snacks for the capital's food lovers. The third segment of the "The Grand Trunk Culinary Journey", wh...

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