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Sunday 31 March 2013
Campaigners target islands' tourist economy after teenage victim is ordered to be flogged
Friday 01 March 2013
Amid widespread outrage, the government of the Maldives has said it is seeking to halt the public flogging of a 15-year-old girl who had been repeatedly raped by her step-father.
Monday 28 January 2013
Boosting its reputation as Disneyland for grown-ups, Dubai may soon host the largest underwater hotel in the world, after a Polish firm unveiled plans to construct a massive disc-shaped floor 10m below the sea surface.
Friday 25 January 2013
Dubai is no stranger to breaking records. First, they built the world's largest mall, then they built the world's tallest building... And now, if plans come to fruition, the emirate could become home to the world's largest underwater hotel.
Travel Agenda: Winter palace, Eastern promise, Up in the air, Let's do lunch, Blooming marvellous, Paris to Princes Street, 325, Appy Skiers
Friday 21 December 2012
Where to go and what to know
Friday 24 August 2012
'I like taking long road trips and stopping at a village you wouldn't normally find'
Friday 10 August 2012
'My favourite Olympics was Barcelona – but London 2012 has overtaken it'
Tuesday 24 July 2012
A woman who claimed she was so disabled that she could not open a bottle of wine has been jailed for benefit fraud after she was pictured scuba-diving during exotic holidays.
Thursday 28 June 2012
A woman who claimed she was so disabled that she could not open a bottle wine has been convicted of benefit fraud after she was pictured scuba-diving during exotic holidays, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Maldives government 'looking for private funding for advertising campaign to boost tourism industry'
Wednesday 13 June 2012
The government of the Maldives is said to be looking for funding from the private sector for an advertising campaign to boost its tourism industry following turmoil earlier this year when its elected president was forced from office in what he later claimed was a coup.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Monday 07 May 2012
Islands' government wants to 'renew' its image in UK and US after months of conflict
Sunday 15 April 2012
Sydney and the Blue Mountains
Saturday 31 March 2012
A documentary study in integrity and its dangers.
Travel Agenda: Harry Potter; Viceroy resort in the Maldives; Italy's 'culture week'; Heineken Open'er Festival
Friday 30 March 2012
Tomorrow: Harry Potter's back – but this time it's the studio wizardry of the films that takes centre stage. The Warner Studio Tour opens today in Leavesden Studios, Hertfordshire, where the movies were shot. Visitors have the chance to walk through the Great Hall at Hogwarts School, peer into the Ministry of Magic, and ... potter along Diagon Alley. Props, gowns, models, monsters and green-screen gimmickry: it's all on dazzling display. Asked at the preview day what goes into butter beer (on sale at £2.95 a glass), the tour guide said, simply: "Magic." Tickets (£28) must be bought in advance (wbstudiotour.co.uk).
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand