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Eternally stinky city? Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears

A 'hygiene alert' warning has been issued to the city of Rome to clean up its mess as serious health problems could arise.

5 splendid reasons to stay at Weil Hotel in Ipoh

Besides its strategic location and awe-inspiring rooms, this hotel has great food, excellent customer service and breathtaking views at the top.

Singapore’s new ‘ground breaking’ city

Train lines, retail outlets, pedestrian walkways and even a five-lane highway and air-conditioning cooling pipes are already underground in Singapore.

Paris tops ranking of world’s healthiest cities

Analysts considered the number of parks, gyms, fitness centers, spas, yoga and pilates locations, health food shops and vegan restaurants in every city.

Curitiba: Brazil’s once model city, now frozen in the past

In the suburbs, there are virtually no green areas, and the transport system is insufficient to move commuters between the city and their distant homes.

Kuala Hijau: KL’s ‘green’ park of the future

A pocket park in the heart of the city made entirely out of repurposed material is slowly gaining the attention of Malaysians - why have a look-see yourself?

Ramada Suites KLCC: Home in the heart of the city

Located along Lorong Ceylon, the suites are tastefully designed while the surroundings offer a fascinating mix of pubs, clubs, eateries and shopping complexes.

Head to Heybeliada, Istanbul for a lazy island getaway

From quiet cafes to pine-covered hills and horse-drawn carriages, this idyllic island getaway is ideal for a quite weekend. Best of all - it's absolutely traffic-free.

Majestic Hotel: Set to become KL’s best?

The Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur has retained its old charm and elegance while being every bit as modern as some of the best hotels in the city.

Shanghai looks to Olympic hosts in push to become ‘sports city’

Shanghai aspires to become a global sporting capital, and it would like to do so by hosting an Olympics in the future.

Colombian authorities bust child sex trafficking ring in tourist city

Charges include recruiting and selling girls aged 14 to 17 into the sex trade in Cartagena and abroad, and forcing them to have sex with locals and tourists.

Zlatan’s hat trick carries Galaxy past Orlando City

Ibrahimovic now has 15 goals over 17 appearances for the Galaxy, scoring multiple goals five times since joining the club in late March.

New super-tall ‘triplets’ in KL to make up for Twin Tower’s...

The three-tower project in the city is a long-term plan and its construction could only start after 2030, says a report.

Afghan capital rebuilds from ashes of war, but what next?

The Afghan capital had been consigned to rubble by rocket-propelled grenades and artillery fire, first in fighting between mujahideen warriors and the Soviets after their invasion in 1979, and then between different mujahideen factions.

MP Chan has big plans for Kota Kinabalu

But he first wants to solve two key problems plaguing the state capital.

Saudi-led coalition poised to take airport of Yemen’s main port city

Alliance forces led by Emirati troops have advanced to within metres of the airport, entering the al-Manzar area adjacent to it, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television quoted Yemeni military officials as saying.

Xi Jinping’s dream city is off to a slow start

Things are off to a slow start, and locals tell of shuttered factories, lost jobs, and a gold rush went bust in the sleepy region, which was known for its orchards and lotus flowers.

Ting Pek Khiing to build RM30 bil Langkawi city project

The Langkawi New City project, expected to cost RM30 billion, will be located on 81ha of reclaimed land off the west side of the island.

Cheap and cheerful: KL’s undervalued street traders

These traders provide cheap goods and 'healthy fast food' but are often seen as a hindrance to progress.

Duterte banks on China ties to repair war-torn Philippine city

The contract for rebuilding Marawi, the country’s only Muslim-majority city, is expected to be finalized by the end of May, as the two nations seek to improve relations strained by a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

City celebrations would have been ‘like a death’, says Pogba

Victory for City would have seen Pep Guardiola's men crowned as champions and take a United record in the process by winning the title with six games to spare.

Painful homecoming in Philippines’ battle-torn Marawi

Swathes of the southern city has been destroyed in five months of house-to-house fighting between troops and jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group that killed nearly 1,200.

Paris to study pollution-busting free transport

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is commissioning a study into making public transport free in the French capital to bring down grim levels of air pollution.

Vienna world’s most livable city, Baghdad still least

A survey by Mercer ranked Vienna ahead of Zürich, Auckland, and Munich as the most livable city in the world.