My stomach has endured the full scope of awful foods this planet has to offer Trying adventurous food is a big part of travelling, but India, where I'm travelling through now, has more problems with [food] hygiene than anywhere else in the world. It's a cultural problem, as eating meat is a rarity in rural areas, so they treat it like a vegetable, keeping it in a cupboard. So when the occasional Westerner passes through, by the time it's pulled out, it's been in there for a few months. When travelling across poorer parts of India now, I try to survive off rice and dahl.
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Monday 03 June 2013
The Iranian government claims it has captured a “spy ring” working for Israel and Britain which had planned to carry out “sabotage and assassinations” to undermine the impending national elections in the country.
Sunday 02 June 2013
A deadly virus alarms scientists, as a new flu strain appears in China
Thursday 30 May 2013
A new Sars-like virus discovered in humans could pose “a threat to the entire world”, the World Health Organisation warned this week.
Thursday 30 May 2013
In Saudi Arabia, the right to drive has become a symbol of a wider fight for women’s freedom, a leading campaigner tells Catrina Stewart
Sunday 26 May 2013
Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, has taken a 25 per cent stake in a tiny Exeter-based manufacturer of drilling products.
Revealed: Stunning new images show gold-plated, ultra-luxurious Riyadh metro station that Saudi king has ordered to be built
Monday 20 May 2013
King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station has been designed by half-British architect Zaha Hadid
British boy, aged 1, taken to morgue in body-bag by mistake - after surviving crash that killed family in Saudi Arabia
Monday 20 May 2013
It was only when the bodies were being put into temporary storage units at a hospital that Eisa moved and workers realised he was still alive
Sunday 19 May 2013
Mountaineering officials say 64 climbers, including a Saudi Arabian woman, have successfully scaled Mount Everest from Nepal's side of the mountain.
Monday 13 May 2013
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two men to lashes and prison terms for converting a woman to Christianity and helping her flee the conservative Islamic kingdom, the Saudi Gazette reported on Monday.
Sunday 05 May 2013
Saudi girls will be allowed to play sport in private schools for the first time.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Chancellor writes SFO cheques - so is there a conflict of interest?
Monday 22 April 2013
A military pilot sent by Eritrea to Saudi Arabia to reclaim a jet stolen by two fellow officers when they flew to seek asylum has herself defected.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Rising problem of online fraud sees thousands of tourists paying for fake hotels, flights and trips
Sunday 14 April 2013
He looks like an eccentric chap.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Have you heard of Jazan? Nope, me neither – until this week.
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- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage