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Nanzen-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

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Travel + Leisure names world's best cities

Thailand's recent political troubles may have worked in Japan's favor when it came to this year's Travel + Leisure awards, with Kyoto knocking Bangkok off its spot at the top of the magazine's world's best cities list.

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Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending toward one of the deadliest years in aviation history. Experts say don't be nervous.

Florence

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Digital Duomo: Florence by smartphone

Is it possible to survive in Florence, Italy, and see it properly armed just a smartphone?

Genalguacil

From City of Genalguacil

'Artbnb?' Village offers artists free accommodation

As vacation deals go this one isn't bad. The beautiful southern Spanish village of Genalguacil is offering free accommodation for more than two weeks during the summer peak season. There's a catch of course. The offer is open only to artists who must produce sculptures or other work during their stay, and bequeath at least one to the village.

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Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

Delta in-flight entertainment

From Delta

Delta to offer free entertainment on U.S. flights

Airlines aren't known for giving away services.

But Delta Air Lines says it will offer free movies, TV shows, music and video games on all U.S. flights that are 90 minutes or more, starting Friday.

Uganda, tour bus

Will Boase

How Uganda became a top tourist destination

Fifty years ago Uganda was the "Pearl of Africa," a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a functioning democracy and splendid national parks.

China's flag

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China to soon be the world's top business travel market

China is the world's hottest market for business travelers, and spending in the country could surpass the U.S. as soon as 2015, according to a new report.

Virgin America

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Richard Branson's Virgin America files for IPO

Virgin America, the U.S. airline formed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group seven years ago, has filed for an IPO.

While the West Coast-based airline got its name from Branson's Virgin Atlantic airline, it is not mostly owned by Branson, Vir...

Ali Shahi, man accused in Canadian flight threat

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Dad: Man on SWAT-stormed jet mentally ill

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."

The father's intuition apparently was correct.

Ali Shahi was arrested Fr...

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