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The stunning photos in new Rough Guides book You Are Here

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If you don’t have the energy to get up and see the world, fear not, because you can sit down with a cup of tea and see it through the eyes of talented travellers who’ve contributed to a new photography book. More than 300 images are included in new Rough Guides tome You Are Here, Read More

RAF jets escort Ryanair plane with ‘suspect package’

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A bus carrying Ryanair passengers diverted to Stansted amid a huge bomb hoax broke down on its way to another airport. Weary travellers were forced to endure another frustrating leg to their already prolonged journey when their coach pulled up on the way to Luton. The group were stuck on the bus without any news Read More

Monarch staff pay up to £40 on redundancy phone calls

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Monarch staff have revealed that they were forced to call a premium rate number to hear their redundancy news, with some forking out up to £40 for the privilege. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) discovered that employees were asked to join a conference call if they could not make it to meetings discussing lay-offs. Read More

China’s first cross-island glass bridge built at 490 ft

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China is continuing its passion for glass-bottomed bridges. The country has just opened its first cross-island glass bridge to the public in central China’s Hunan Province on September 30. The multi-glazed glass bridge measures 300 metres long (984 ft) and set 150 metres (492 ft) above water across Shiyan Lake. China’s first glass bridge that Read More

Landmarks that are much smaller than imagined

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Size may not be everything, but when it comes to major tourist attractions you’ve traipsed half way around the world to see – a bit of scale is always appreciated. However, from The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen to the Statue of Liberty in New York, many of the planet’s most venerated sightseeing highlights have Read More

California man converts ambulance into mobile bachelor pad

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An adventurer left with nothing after splitting with his fiancé has now converted an old ambulance into a campervan to travel the world. Ian Dow decided to use the medical vehicle to make his journey after first breaking his heart, then his shoulder, in a subsequent motorbike accident. Determined to overcome his misfortune, he then Read More

Giant tarpon fish displays its very large mouth

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Some have eyes bigger than their belly, but this ravenous fish has a mouth that’s bigger. Slow motion video footage from the shores of Florida shows a large silver tarpon being offered a fish by a man. As the sea creature lurches out of the water, it stretches its mouth as wide as the man’s Read More

Mother defends taking her children hunting in Oklahoma

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A mother has defended taking her children hunting, saying it teaches youngsters respect for animals – and keeps them off their mobile phones. Alongside friend Amanda Thomas, 33, Heather Del Moral, 34, regularly takes her children Juan, known as Papi, 14, Isa, 12, and Armonia, nine, out to shoot deer, ducks and doves. While the Read More

Drivers who take bad parking to the next level

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A lot of drivers will confess that parking isn’t one of their strengths.  But some people take bad parking to the next level – as shown by a series of staggering photos. The pictures show cars left in the most unlikely of places, including one mounted on top of a pair of benches. Other amusing Read More

Female Egyptian mummy turns out to be a castrated priest

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It has been held in a Russian museum for over a century, but scans have revealed that a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy may not be all it seems.  The scan suggests that the mummy, which was thought to be a female, is in fact the remains of a castrated man.  Experts now think their famous exhibit Read More