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Beijing’s unexpected Muslim enclave

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Despite being officially atheist and historically associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam that’s best seen in Beijing's Muslim quarter, Niu Jie.


Tracking Estonia’s brown bears

Travellers are heading to Estonia in hopes of spotting wildlife that has vanished from much of Western Europe.
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Cycling sees massive growth in Sydney

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Over the last four years, Australia’s largest city has become an oasis of cyclers, with the number of bike-riding residents increasing more than 130% since 2010.
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Living in: The world’s friendliest cities

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These five cities are among the most welcoming on Earth, thanks to hospitable locals who are quick to smile or help a stranger in need.
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Hainan: China's paradise of exiles

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For centuries, Hainan has been a magnet for political exiles. Today, the island is drawing exiles of another kind: refugees from the pollution and urban hustle found on the mainland.
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The hunt for a peaceful Honduras

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Crime may plague other parts of Honduras, but on Utila, a Caribbean island with a population of just 3,500, the biggest problems are invasive lionfish – and getting a restaurant table.
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