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Cruises in South Asia

Familes washing in Hooghly River, Calcutta.

India

India: Gliding the golden gateway

Peter Cochrane The surrounds of Kolkata's Hooghly River contain all of the follies of the British raj, writes Peter Cochrane.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: river cruising India

Diamond Princess

Sally Macmillan The spotlight is now turning to India as an up-and-coming river cruise destination.

India

Shore excursions: moving riverside scenes

ganges

Jane E. Fraser Bruce Gates of Port Douglas is moved by scenes of life and death on the Ganges.

Cruising

Serving up more

The pool on Lido deck on the way to New Caledonia onboard Pacific Dawn cruise ship, January 2008. Photograph by Ruth Duncan. SHD TRAVEL FEBRUARY 17 CRUISE.

Joanna Hall To the uninitiated, cruising may appear a one-dimensional kind of holiday, floating on the seas somewhere exotic with many people, eating too much and sunbathing with a cocktail in hand.

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World's top 10 river cruises

Mekong-River

Forget airport hassles and cramped tour buses - a relaxing river cruise is the way to see the world. Here are the top 10.

Map of South Asia

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Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

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10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

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9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

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9:22am | Spidey's punch the latest case of children's characters behaving in an R-rated manner in Times Square.

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