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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Wednesday 17 August 2011
The widow of a British man killed by a shark in the Seychelles has paid tribute to her "handsome and caring" husband.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
A British honeymooner was killed in a shark attack in the Seychelles yesterday as his new bride looked on.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Amir Khan has ruled out the possibility of a rematch with Marcos Maidana, instead favouring Erik Morales as his final opponent at light-welterweight. Maidana, who lost on points in December despite giving Khan a ferocious battering in the 10th round, has attempted to goad Khan into accepting a repeat of their thriller by claiming the 24-year-old "begged the WBA in writing" to avoid him. "I've got bigger fish to fry," said Khan. "I really want to fight the winner of Morales and [Lucas] Matthysse."
Saturday 23 July 2011
The book bazaar stands just opposite the main gates of Tehran University, a line of "libraries" of Persian poetry, American obstetrics manuals, English literature and novels translated from Russian, French and Italian authors.
Friday 01 July 2011
There is an 18-hour beach party on the last day of Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival, which starts next week, in Sète, in the south of France. This year's line-up, hand-picked by Peterson, includes Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk, James Blake, Jamie xx, Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison and Laurent Garnier.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
A mysterious shark-sighting off the coast of Cornwall has caused a stir, but it may be a case of mistaken identity.
Sunday 12 June 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
Deep in our tissues lurks a forgotten emotion, forgotten because most of us no longer need it. It is a terrified fascination with our predators – animals whose prey we might be. It is clearly an ancient emotion, and it is clearly potent, and its existence was brilliantly illuminated and tapped into by Steven Spielberg when he directed Jaws in 1975 – creating at the age of 29 what was then the most profitable movie ever made.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Friday 25 March 2011
A surfer in Australia has survived after becoming the second victim of a shark attack in the space of a week.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
A woman has been rushed to hospital after being attacked by a shark off the east coast of Australia.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011
I'm afraid of the ocean. It seems ridiculous for someone spending time in Australia, but I really don't like swimming in the sea and snorkelling is even worse. How can anyone not have a panic attack when they hear themselves breathing like that?
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Nearly a million sardines have died in a marina in Southern California after suffocating to death.
Friday 18 February 2011
Police say a diver has been killed by two great white sharks off the south Australian coast.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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