‘Men only’ Japanese island declared Unesco world heritage site

Okinoshima, a sacred island in south-west Japan that bans women and here male visitors must strip naked before going ashore, has been declared a Unesco world heritage site. The island, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety and a centre for relations with China and Korea that stretch back as far as the fourth century, reports the Guardian. The 700-square-metre island, along with three nearby reefs and four other related sites were given world…

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‘Men only’ Japanese island declared Unesco world heritage site

Okinoshima, a sacred island in south-west Japan that bans women and here male visitors must strip naked before going ashore, has been declared a Unesco world heritage site. The island, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety and a centre for relations with China and Korea that stretch back as far as the fourth century, reports the Guardian. The 700-square-metre island, along with three nearby reefs and four other related sites were given world…

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Do you think Goa is only about beaches? The tiny state also has a serene countryside

Goa is known for its beaches, churches, temples and the carnival among other things. But, the state also has a beautiful countryside that is never explored by tourists. For starters, the structure of an average Goan village is lined with huge Portuguese style villas that will simple leave you in awe. A large percentage of Goans work and stay abroad. So, more often than not, you will find just one or two people staying in these massive residences. Therefore, finding someone who can rent out a room in one of…

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Volkswagen limits the GTI badge to its hatch-back range of cars only

Volkswagen has history of making thoughtful cars for the masses. The manufacturer’s name itself means ‘people’s-car’ in German. However, Volkswagen has also catered to the enthusiast by offering a little more in their cars which carry the GTI badge. In fact, the Polo GTI (in the global market), launched as the Volkswagen GTI in the Indian market, offers a crazy amount of oomph! However, according to a recent statement made by the Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess, the GTI range of cars are unlikely to get any more additions. Volkswagen boss…

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Travellers’ choice: Taj Mahal only Indian monument to figure in top 10 global landmarks

Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument of love, has made it to the top 10 landmarks in the world by securing fifth position in the list. One of the most iconic wonders in the world, the Agra- based imposing white marble structure, a tourist delight, is the only Indian monument to figure in the world’s top 10 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks. Angkor Wat in Siem Reap (Cambodia) topped the list followed by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (Spain) and St…

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For veteran Turkish smuggler, only an army could stop migrant flow

Refugees gather at a beach to try to sail off for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme, in Izmir province, Turkey in this November 4, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/UMIT BEKTAS/FILES Demand has never been higher for the services of Turkish smuggler Dursun, who has taken migrants to Europe for more than decade, and he says nothing short of an army could stamp out his illicit trade. The EU is counting on Ankara to stem the flow of migrants to Europe after more than…

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Samsung Galaxy A7 Come With 5.5-Inch Display, 64-Bit Octa-Core SoC Launched at Only Rs. 30,499 only in INDIA

Samsung Galaxy A7, the metal-clad cell phone that propelled all inclusive a month ago, has now arrived at the Indian shores. The handset is evaluated at Rs. 30,499 and is accessible to purchase from the Samsung India’s online store. At 6.3mm, it is likewise Samsung’s slimmest cell phone to date. The Indian form of the cell phone emphasizes 2GB RAM and a 64-bit octa-center Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, which incorporates four Cortex-A53 centers timed at 1.5GHz and four Cortex-A53 centers timed at 1.0GHz. It is important that the cell phone…

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