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Loneliness is also a political crisis which is fuelling divisiveness and extremism in the US, Europe and across the world, and closely connected to right-wing populism.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli authorities on Sunday erased a "Peeping Toms" mural that had long been a fixture at a Tel Aviv beach, responding to public outrage over the suspected gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the southern resort of Eilat.
BEIJING (Reuters) - For Zhang Yu, who runs a cafe in one of Beijing's top tourist spots, business has never been so bad.
UNWATUNA/GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing about 250 people. It had no customers as tourists cancelled holidays, and its manager Nuwan Harshana says he took two months leave and a pay cut.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo's tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.
PETALING JAYA: Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia's highest peak in the land below the wind, has been listed as one of the world's 50 most incredible hikes in Lonely Planet's new guidebook on hiking trails around the world.
PETALING JAYA: Roti canai and char koay teow may rank much lower than curry laksa on Lonely Planet’s latest eatlist, they are nonetheless firm favourites of Malaysians, including chefs and restaurateurs.
KUALA LUMPUR: A crowd was patiently lining up at a stall in Madras Lane, waiting to sink their teeth into a bowl of curry laksa that has been ranked No.2 on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist of 500 best eating experiences, beating sushi from Tokyo and the chilli crab from Singapore.