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First Twenty20 International: England 151-1 (17.5 overs) beat Australia 150-3 (20 overs) by nine wickets

What will travelling be like in 2053?

British Airways' inflight magazine was first published 40 years ago. Travel was very different then, but where will it be in four decades' time?

Clockwise from top left: the Blue Lagoon; Fimmvorduhals volcano; Reykjavik; Gullfoss waterfall

Foreigners are cool: Iceland's lesson for Britain as isolated island is voted the friendliest place on earth

The country that topped a hospitality poll could teach the UK (placed 55th) a thing or two, Jenna Gottlieb discovers

Britain's second toll motorway is to be given the go-ahead by George Osborne later this year

Chancellor plans second toll motorway in major road spend

Britain's second toll motorway is to be given the go-ahead by George Osborne later this year as part of a multi-billion pound road-building programme to stimulate the economy, The Independent has learnt.

Indian women shout anti-government slogans demanding justice to gang rapes in New Delhi

Number of female tourists visiting India falls by a third following Delhi gang rape case

The number of female tourists visiting India has fallen by more than one-third since the Delhi gang rape in which a 23-year-old student was killed, according to a survey by the country’s Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Paris' Eiffel Tower was cordoned off yesterday after an anonymous call about an attack

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Concerns linger over attacks after France's campaign in Mali

The Big Six: Peruvian pit stops

Andean-style furnishings, hot springs and private beaches

Neil Wagner, Dean Brownlie,Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum and Peter Fulton of New Zealand look on after the draw with England

New Zealand v England: Brendon McCullum describes draw as 'heart-breaking'

England held on in the final Test

Matt Prior is expecting a much-improved performance for the remainder of this potential series decider

New Zealand v England, third Test: Matt Prior form cannot mask England's mystifying lapses

Timid deficiencies in New Zealand show how far the side has slipped since beating India with such panache and courage

Australian woes continue as Ravichandran Ashwin puts India in charge

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets as India stamped their mark on the opening day of the fourth Test against Australia in Delhi.

Steve Finn is in fine form with the ball having shortened his run-up

New Zealand v England: Steven Finn remains positive despite struggles

The hosts reached 250 for one today

Two men charged over Barbados shootings

Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting of a British couple on holiday in Barbados, local police said.

Cyprus holidaymakers Q&A

The banking crisis in Cyprus has struck just as tens of thousands of British holidaymakers are preparing for their trips to the island. Should you stay or go? If you stay, what are your rights? And if you go, how should you cope financially? Simon Calder offers advice

Six men arrested over gang-rape of Swiss tourist in India appear in court as police say woman must share blame for attack

Latest attack just three months after fatal gang-rape of woman in New Delhi

Easter: weak pound may deter holidaymakers

Currency collapses will mean a catastrophic cut in spending money for families heading abroad for the Easter holidays.

White stuffed: Tourists aboard an inflatable take photographs close up to an Antarctic iceberg

The Antarctic is left defenceless to tourism

Tourism booms again, but continent has no mandatory protection against visitors

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us