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LATEST COVER STORY
Russell Crowe in Command
November 24, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 Indonesia: Antiterror academy
 Thailand: Poisoned canals
 China: N. Korean brides


BUSINESS
 China: Boom or bust?
 Fast Food: Taco Bell in China?


ARTS
 Books: Life abroad


NOTEBOOK
 Diplomacy: Sorry, Mr. Rumsfeld
 China: Serial killers
 Vietnam: Old guard speaks out
 Milestones
 Verbatim
 Letters


GLOBAL ADVISOR
 In-flight vino, to go
 Hong Kong's hot tables
 Is there a doctor in the lounge?


CNN.com: Top Headlines
Forget cuddling koalas or trekking in the outback. When your travels next take you Down Under, do something far more AustralianŚgo gambling instead. The Australian love of punting often surprises first-time visitors who labor under the touching delusion that locals spend all their leisure time outdoors and not in smoke-filled gambling parlors. But New South Wales is reputed to be home to 10% of the world's poker machines. Many of them seem to be located in Sydney's sprawling Star City casino complex, tel: (61-2) 9777 9000, smack on Darling Harbour and one of the city's inescapable landmarks. With its 145,000-square-meter...

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