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Indigenous rom-com shines in Mormon heartland

Indigenous rom-com shines in Mormon heartland

Top End Wedding joined a contingent of six Australian films that premiered at Sundance Film Festival this year.

  • by Lydia Lynch

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Postcard: It's an ice day for a bike ride in Beijing
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Postcard: It's an ice day for a bike ride in Beijing

Forget about your lace-up boots or toboggans. We skate around Beijing's frozen lakes in a very different way.

  • by Kirsty Needham
How my hopes of reporting from Syria were stamped out
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How my hopes of reporting from Syria were stamped out

Sometimes it's the small things that throw well laid plans into disarray. Late last year it was the absence of a Sydney Morning Herald stamp.

  • by Michael Bachelard
Postcard from Chile: Santiago Saints get their kicks in very Aussie way
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Postcard from Chile: Santiago Saints get their kicks in very Aussie way

A uniquely Australian sport has devotees on the other side of the world.

  • by Lia Timson
Shopping with friends, and fracas, in China's Xinjiang
China

Shopping with friends, and fracas, in China's Xinjiang

I hadn't looked twice when I first walked past the small, pop-up police station. I should have.

  • by Kirsty Needham
A lot of good apples in the Big Apple
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A lot of good apples in the Big Apple

You never know who may be next to you as you squeeze into one of Manhattan's coffee shops, libraries, taverns or parks.

  • by Rachel Olding
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From Canberra to Jakarta to Bali: a stranger in a strangely unfamiliar land
Indonesia

From Canberra to Jakarta to Bali: a stranger in a strangely unfamiliar land

The flight from Jakarta to Bali is a little under two hours, but the differences are huge – and perhaps even more noticeable than a visit from Australia.

  • by James Massola
First world problems are only half the story in China
China

First world problems are only half the story in China

The unexpected friendliness of some of China's rural poor contrasts with the self-absorption of some of the recently enriched, urban millennials.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Postcard: The day I saved a kitten from an earthquake
Indonesia

Postcard: The day I saved a kitten from an earthquake

The kitten's cries were more than I could take.

  • by James Massola
At an Andy Warhol exhibition, the 'influencer' finds its home
USA

At an Andy Warhol exhibition, the 'influencer' finds its home

What would Andy Warhol make of this selfie-saturated scene in New York's Meatpacking district?

  • by Rachel Olding
Conflict cuisine packs a surprisingly good punch
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Conflict cuisine packs a surprisingly good punch

Shawarmas, kebabs, and the ever-present staple felafels can be found in many wonderful and tasty forms through out the Middle East.

  • by Michael Bachelard