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Researchers compared two rituals - one involving only praying and singing, the other requiring participants to pierce their bodies with hooks, skewers and needles
Half of pensioners abroad have had their pension frozen. That’s not right, they say
The first UK airline to fly the ultra-green Dreamliner plane finally took delivery of its initial aircraft today.
Welcome to Hancock's half-minute (and other utter failures)
As David Cameron hosts summit to tackle threat to trade on the Indian Ocean, Britain is accused of soft-pedalling the issue
Less than £200... Summer flights
Spanish airline Vueling has announced it is due to start direct flights from Southampton to its main hub at Barcelona's El Prat airport from 23 June this year, just in time for the summer season. Tickets to the Catalan capital – with its vibrant Gaudi architecture, gourmet cuisine and glorious beaches – are available to book now via the website, with return fares starting at €140 (£116). Vueling.com
On an idyllic island marooned in the Indian Ocean, Matthew Bell is reduced to incoherent ecstasies. Modern Mauritius is that kind of place, he says
Colonial remnants and beautiful beaches aren't the only attractions here. It's also got the most infectious feel-good factor, says Adrian Mourby
Flight of fancy
The killing of an Irish teacher on her honeymoon shocked the world, but not those who know Mauritius well
Skin tissue found under the fingernails of strangled honeymooner Michaela McAreavey could prove crucial to the police case against the three men charged in connection with her murder.
Andrew Johnson and Jonathan Owen speak to the 15 winners
But there are still sodden lawns, mosquito-infested water, stained walls and the threat of a cattle jam
'I'd love to take a trip across America'
Combine white-painted furniture, striped linen and the right vintage accessories