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48 Hours: Hong Kong

The night skies are lighting up all over the Chinese city-state as residents welcome the dawn of the Year of the Dragon. Matthew Bell reports.

Q&A: How will the Qantas dispute affect you?

What’s happening?

Early this morning, British time, Qantas said all its flights will stop from 9am GMT on Monday. Over the past few weeks it has grounded a number of aircraft in a long-running labour dispute, and by this weekend the chief executive, Alan Joyce, said he would ground the airline.

£62m ends Qantas engine scare case

Australia's flagship carrier said today it had reached a 95 million Australian dollar (£62m) settlement with Rolls-Royce over the mid-air disintegration of a superjumbo engine, which temporarily forced Qantas' entire fleet of A380s to be grounded.

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Australia: Deals Down Under

As Australia Day dawns, you may feel that the only thing stopping you from visiting this wild and wonderful country is the punishing exchange rate. David Whitley helps you bag a bargain

Travel 2011: The year of travelling differently

It's surely the stuff of dreams. The ultimate, fantastical, globe-spanning holiday, lasting 365 days and starting ... now. You put aside the mundane demands of the office, unburden yourself of family responsibility and sample the freshest experiences that the planet can throw you. Wherever you have been and whatever you have done, everything in this ultimate itinerary will be novel: taking advantage of new flights, you'll stay in brand-new hotels and sample brand-new holiday itineraries. Money is no object as you contemplate a year of living from a suitcase (incidentally, prices here are per person and, for packages, normally based on two sharing). Crucially your new 2011 desk diary is suddenly clear of previous engagements, and instead will read like this...