Snow problem for Japan's ice sculpture festival

A boy walks through the snow to get closer to a large snow sculpture during the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Taking place in February in the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture, the snow festival is the largest winter celebration in Japan. It showcases more than 200 ice and snow sculptures, expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors each day. The park will serve as the start and finish points of both marathon and race walk at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Every year, tens of thousands of tourists flock to the snow festival in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, attracted by some 200 large, but intricate ice sculptures. But this year, there’s a problem: no snow. With high temperatures that festival-goers put down to climate...
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Weeding out fakes? Lisbon tourism at threat from sellers offering bay leaves, flour or ground paracetamol as ‘drugs’

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“Tourists complain every week that they’ve been ripped off outside our bar,” a bartender in the main party street said.(Representational image/ Reuters photo) Whispering “Hashish? Cocaine?”, street sellers are offering unsuspecting tourists in Lisbon’s centre “drugs” which police say are often bay leaves, flour or...
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