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Argentina: Receding waters reveal ghost town

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Argentina: Receding waters reveal ghost townThe Argentine town of Epecuen was a popular resort area before being spectacularly flooded when the local saltwater lake breached its banks in 1985. Photo / Thinkstock

A strange ghost town that spent a quarter century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires.

Epecuen was once a bustling little

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Would you take on the world's most dangerous roads?

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Would you take on the world's most dangerous roads?Skippers Canyon near Queenstown. Photo / Dean Purcell

Car fanatics are being given a chance to take a driving holiday on some of the world's most dangerous roads, including a notorious stretch of South Island road.

A British driving firm is offering the adrenalin-fuelled two-day breaks, which it warns is not for those of a "nervous disposition''.

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Bar/fly: New Delhi, India

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The "Palace on Wheels" is an extravagant week you won't forget, writes Kevin Pilley.

Bar/fly: New Delhi, IndiaThe passengers of the 14-carriage 'Palace on Wheels' are called 'POWs'. Illustration / Rod Emmerson

The whisky-wallah poured out our Red Blazers. Arthur made the toast.

"To the POWs!"

We chinked and swallowed, shuddering simultaneously.

Arthur then tempted me with a

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European agency advises avoiding Crimean airspace

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BERLIN (AP) The European Aviation Safety Agency is advising planes to avoid the airspace over Crimea because of possible risks posed by two countries seeking to control the sky in the region.

The agency issued a safety bulletin drawing aircraft operators' attention to "the possible existence of serious risks to the safety of international civil

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Kia ora: Papamoa

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Craving fun, sun and stupendous beaches? Here's the place, says Elisabeth Easther.

Kia ora: PapamoaSurfers on Papamoa Beach. Photo / Jon Goldie

Jealous: Papamoa boasts 16km of white sandy beach from Mount Maunganui in the west to Kaituna River in the east.

Origin of name: No, it doesn't mean Daddy Moa Bird. Papa is Maori for flat, moa for raised - so Papamoa means

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