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    The world's most wished-for properties on Airbnb

    Everybody has a vision of the perfect holiday home – but some are more perfect than others, as Airbnb has revealed.  The rental website has named the properties that appear on guests’ wish lists on Airbnb the most frequently. They include a villa on Australia’s gold coast with a jaw-dropping pool, a...
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    Winning entries of National Geographic's picture contest

    A stunning shot of an orangutan crossing an Indonesia river has been named the winner of a prestigious nature photography award. The shot, by Singapore photographer Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, was selected as the winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. He has won $10,000 and...
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    The best cruise lines of 2017 named by the experts

    It’s time to set sail, because the best cruise ships in the world have been revealed. A range of large, medium and small cruise companies across dozens of categories – including best ship, best service, most luxurious and most romantic – have been handed gongs in the ninth annual...
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    UK Weather: Black Monday sees snow turn into deadly ice

    Britons will tonight endure biting temperatures of as low as -15C (5F) in places while Moscow will be a full 11C warmer. The mercury is set to plunge well below freezing in parts tonight as Britain braces for the coldest night of the year so far — Moscow will reach lows...
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    The questions about the UK that the world asks Google 

    From drinking lots of tea to driving on the left-hand side of the road, foreign visitors can be left feeling perplexed by life in Britain. And new research has revealed the questions countries from around the world ask the most on Google when it comes to the UK. But...
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    Take the inside track to the heart of Paris

    I think I know Paris but what I’d like is someone who knows it better to show me around. So I was intrigued when Eurostar announced it was launching exclusive Interludes breaks. The train company has been experimenting on how it can give a city break the personal touch...
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    American ghost town where Billy the Kid hid

    Eerie images and video footage have revealed the abandoned American ghost town where notorious gunslinger Billy the Kid is said to have hid during the 1800s. The haunting pictures and video show what little remains of the town, which has been uninhabited for nearly 50 years. Now, only a...
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    North Face women’s ski camp in Whistler Blackcomb

    Have you ever been skiing with your husband who has sped past you at 100 miles an hour, or with your children who look back towards you shouting ‘keep up Mum’? The world’s best ski resort has a solution, with a supportive learning environment just for women who want...
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    A cruise through northern France is high on culture

    Frankly, I’ve lost count of the number of times I have refused to get on the cross- Channel ferry at Dover. Forget stabilisers, pills and those bands you put on your wrists. I was once seasick on a lilo at Brighton beach. So it was with trepidation that I...