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African nations in high school

Exploring twitter a few days back, we stumbled across one of the most interesting, funny and amazingly accurate hashtags we’ve seen in a while. #AfricanNationsInHighSchool used high school analogies to look at African current affairs in a rather different way – as Twitter users joked about their countries’ politics.…

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Storms batter UK as Met Office puts warnings in place

Gales and rain have returned to the UK, causing further disruption to transport and the power network.

There are around 13,000 homes still without power in the UK after almost 25,000 were reconnected overnight, the Energy Networks Association said.…

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Norwegian signs long-term Gatwick deal

Norwegian and Gatwick has announced a long term commercial partnership that will see the airline grow its business at the airport.

Norwegian started UK operations at Gatwick in 2009, moving‎ from Stansted Airport.…

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Ryanair boss defends company’s controversial practices

Ever travelled with Ryanair? Then you’ll definitely have an opinion on their services. Have a watch of Ryanair chief executive officer Michael O’Leary speaking on BBC’s Newsnight about getting cheap publicity, being misunderstood and his macho culture.…

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Passengers able to use gadgets for entire flight

Aviation regulators have cleared the safe use of mobile devices during take-off and landing for US airlines.

US carriers are expected to let passengers use smartphones, tablets, and e-book readers from gate to gate by the end of the year.…

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Australia declares fire emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales as Australian firefighters battle bushfires that have already destroyed more than 200 homes.

The announcement comes as conditions look set to deteriorate with soaring temperatures and strong winds expected to fan the flames in the coming days.…

Cyclone Phailin: Mass evacuations in eastern India

More than 400,000 people in India have been evacuated as a massive cyclone sweeps through the Bay of Bengal towards the east coast.

Cyclone Phailin, categorised as “very severe” by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states on Saturday evening.…

Ryanair fined 9m euros by French court

A French court has fined Ryanair more than 8m euros after ruling the low-cost airline had broken local labour laws.

A court in southern France, which also fined the company 200,000 euros, awarded the damages after ruling that Ryanair had illegally given locally based staff Irish contracts in order to save money on payroll and other taxes.…

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5 places to spend your study abroad year

Studying abroad for a year after college or university is a great way of travelling, seeing the world and meeting new people. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity, when you have nothing to hold you back (except for maybe a lack of money!). But I always found myself…

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Top spring locations 2014

As bright Spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and shiny autumn showcases in the south, it is a perfect time to get out and explore the world. Take a trip outside, tour a different country, walk, hike go on a scenic drive. But where to go? Choosing your next adventure…

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Photography

A trip through the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Male Lion I have been a big fan of wildlife photography for a long time. Photographer Martin Dunn does an amazing job capturing the animals in their natural setting, and offers some great tips if you're looking to do the same. With over 30 years of experience taking pictures of the…

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Spain

Things to see in Costa Brava in 2014

Spain as a whole is a very popular destination for holiday goers. But as there are simply so many places to choose from, here's a suggestion: Costa Brava. It’s filled to the brim with beautiful scenic places, and it has its fair share of fantastically interesting attractions. Read below to…

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Features

A trip through the Maasai Mara National…

Male Lion I have been a big fan of wildlife photography for a long time. Photographer…

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One day in: Venice (INFOGRAPHIC)

Where to go if you have one day in Venice. See the best of the…

It's time to visit Palestine

So, I've just returned from a fascinating trip to Israel and Palestine - honestly one…

One day in: Ho Chi Minh City

Top class food to trendy nightclubs and beautiful scenery - Ho Chi Minh City has…

Exploring Tenerife's wild side

Tenerife is filled with an endless amount of things to see - from Europe’s biggest…

Travel tips

5 places to spend your study abroad year

Studying abroad for a year after college or university is a great way of travelling, seeing the world and meeting…

Top spring locations 2014

As bright Spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and shiny autumn showcases in the south, it is a perfect time…

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