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Get me out of here: Miami, Turkey, India

Now... Slink off to Miami for a four-night stay in one of the stylish all-white rooms at The Delano, South Beach. The deal, with Western & Oriental, is valid for stays between 19-31 August, costing £989pp with BA flights from Heathrow and breakfast included. Book by 19 August. wandotravel.com

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The coast around Killarney is so striking that it even stops the locals in their tracks.

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Ru: A Novel, By Kim Thuy. Clerkenwell Press, £8.99

Born during the Tet Offensive, Kim Thuy left Saigon with her family, escaping by boat to a Malaysian refugee camp and then to Quebec. Her narrator, Nguyen An Tinh, describes the trade-offs between the peace and security of Canada and the erasure of identity. On a trip back she realises that she has changed, "because I no longer had their fragility, their uncertainty, their fears". Despite her new life, she carries a past freighted with guilt.

Peter Sagan celebrates

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For the past week the Tour's fans have had their fill of bunch sprints, crashes and bizarre victory salutes such as Peter Sagan's hat-trick celebrations as he won a third stage yesterday. Finally, though, on today's first summit finish of La Planche des Belles Filles, though, the overall contenders should come to the fore in their own right.

Lonesome George was the last remaining tortoise of his kind

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One of Potash Corp's mines in Saskatchewan, Canada, where a foreign takeover was bitterly opposed

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How Whitby fell victim to potash fertiliser fury

Deep beneath the cherished North York Moors lies a valuable mineral that is dividing local people

Endangered Sumatran rhino born in sanctuary

A Sumatran rhinoceros – one of the world's most endangered species – has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary.

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A mining company says it has found the world's biggest and best quality supply of a valuable mineral under the North York Moors National Park.

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Serengeti officials in poaching inquiry

Four senior wildlife officials and dozens of game wardens have been suspended after poachers killed two critically endangered rhinos in the Serengeti park.

Under threat: A mountain gorilla in the Virunga National Park, where the rebel group M23 has been under siege by the Congolese national army since April

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Fighting in the central African state has reached the national park where a dwindling population of primates lives

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