TOKYO (AFP) - Unable to get to that must-see tourist site but can't bear for your teddy to miss out? Then Japan has just the thing for you - a travel agency that takes stuffed toys on package tours and even provides the holiday snaps to prove it.
BEIJING (AFP) - China paid tribute to late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on Friday, calling him an "old friend of the Chinese people" who "won the respect and love of people all over the world".
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong authorities have shut down the city's largest prostitution website and dozens of people including sex workers have been arrested, officials said on Thursday.
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Beijing is the second-most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year, while Tokyo still tops the list despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed on Thursday.