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Ski & Winter in Northeast Asia

Spoilt for choice: snowboarding at Madarao.

Japan

Play it cool with hot pursuits

Rachael Oakes-Ash Can't decide between epic snow, golf or a beach break? Combine them on one adventure holiday.

Japan

One happy gang

Club Med Sahoro

If only all ski holidays could be like this, writes Anna Anderson.

Japan

The land of powder and fun

Japan

Craig Tansley reveals what you should know about skiing in Japan, from the dangers of deep snow to getting in shape before you go.

Japan's quiet achiever

Carving powder at Rusutsu.

Niseko has an Australian flavour; nearby Rusutsu resort has epic runs and a family atmosphere, writes Susan Bredow.

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China's spectacular ice city opens

A worker takes a rest while giving the last touches to an ice replica of Rome's Colosseum ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.

Scenes from the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. As China's most famous and popular winter attraction, the festival has drawn a combined 28.

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Ice magic in China

Ice and Snow World at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

Fireworks illuminate ice castles and sculptures of fairytale characters at the opening ceremony of the 14th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in north-east China's Heilongjiang province.

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Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

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Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

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