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Oman’s operatic shift in sound – and sin

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Muscat’s state-of-the-art opera house has hosted Andrea Bocelli and Yo-Yo Ma, sparking controversy – and, as other Arab countries follow suit, a shift in conservative cultures.
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Rare wakeboarding footage in the wondrous Jeita Grotto

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Watch Red Bull athlete, Duncan Zuur surf through Lebanon’s marvellous crystal-filled cave, a sight rarely caught on film.
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Shaping football dreams in Brasilia

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A passion for art, excitement and the beautiful game pulses through the streets of Brazil's capital city.


A drink more American than beer?

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The US loved cider back when John Adams drank a tankard a day, but the fermented apple drink fell from favour. Now, cider is back – and no longer seen as beer’s cloying stepchild.
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A road trip straight from the 1960s

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The classic Airstream takes on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, with jaw-dropping views, rare redwoods and all-American towns along the way.


Where to commemorate WWI

As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the start of World War I, it raises the question: should sites from the conflict be considered tourist attractions?
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