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Active in North Asia

Malaysia

Jumbo effort

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Hamish McDonald Forget about pony club. An elephant sanctuary in Malaysia is the place to take children who love getting close to animals, writes Hamish McDonald.

Nepal

On top of the world

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Fifty-five years after the first ascent of Everest, Joel Gibson finds its mystique undiminished by its global celebrity.

Sri Lanka

Where worlds collide

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Mimi Spencer Mimi Spencer visits a country of striking contradictions.

South Korea

Saving face for Australia

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Terry Smyth When a seriously embarrassing incident with Korea looms, your intrepid reporter Terry Smyth steps up and shows his love for both countries.

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Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

30 Jul | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

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