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International Tourists Flock to Sabang Despite Sharia Law

Despite strict Sharia laws mandating that Muslim women wear headscarves and banning alcohol consumption, international tourism on the island of Sabang in Indonesia's Aceh province is growing. The key to success has been that both hotel owners and local officials have agreed to make compromises to accommodate Western visitors and to

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US Apologizes for Philippines Sex Tourism Remark

Philippines officials said Saturday that U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas has apologized for a remark last month that 40 percent of male tourists visit the country for sex. A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said Thomas sent a mobile phone text message Friday to Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario saying he

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Three Self-immolation Monks Hospitalised in Ngaba, Tibet

Dharamsala:- The Tibet Post has received the following report from two monks from Kirti monastery in exile - the mirror institution of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba county, Tibet: It has been reported that Kesang Wangchuk, the Kirti monk who made a self-immolation protest in Ngaba county on October 3 is now

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Typhoon Nalgae becoming more poweful while Nesat is weakening

BANGKOK, 4 October 2011 (NNT) - The Meteorological Department of Thailand said although typhoon Nesat has weakened into a depression while landing in the upper part of Vietnam, scattered showers and heavy rains can be expected in some parts of the upper region of Thailand. While ‘Nesat’ is becoming weaker,

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