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How much the Great Barrier Reef is worth, and what there is to lose

(CNN)Australia's Great Barrier Reef has long been considered one of the world's natural wonders, but now we know how much some economists think…
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How Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to democracy fighter

Hong Kong (CNN)In 1997, as sovereignty over Hong Kong passed from the UK to China, Denise Ho didn't care about politics. Political awakeningHo's…
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Hong Kong: How a ‘barren rock’ became an Asian powerhouse

Hong Kong (CNN)The Hong Kong Crown Colony was founded on January 26, 1841, when Britain's Union Flag was raised over Possession Point, a…
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What do young Indians think of Donald Trump?

New Delhi (CNN)Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet US President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday. Trump's "Buy…
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The world’s oddest election

(CNN)There are stump speeches, handshakes and even an official statement refuting voting fraud.Think "Baby One More Time" era Britney Spears, cloned over and…
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Muslims keep alive Calcutta’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

Calcutta, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Calcutta's Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of…
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Do you need to be Korean to be K-pop?

(CNN)Can Korean pop music still be considered Korean if it no longer features any Koreans? But not everyone agrees.
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Dozens arrested as South Korean military conducts ‘gay witch-hunt’

Seoul (CNN)"Sergeant A" doesn't want to give his real name, his exact rank or show his face. Sergeant A is part of a…
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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China's loss is America's gain. "China is South Korea's biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture," said…
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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang's love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded…
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