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Taj Mahal

Blind tourists: Sightseeing by sound

Holidays always present challenges, but blind tourists face particular problems, as the BBC's Peter White can testify. A sense of terror can be part of the pleasure, he tells Simon Calder

Mumbai terror attack hotel reopens

Eighteen months after militants terrorised the city of Mumbai and left more than 160 people dead, one of the luxury hotels seized by the gunmen has reopened.

Mumbai terror survivors blame police for deaths

Survivors of the Mumbai terror attacks have accused police of causing the death of some of those trapped inside the Taj Mahal hotel by telling them it was safe to leave when armed militants were still at large. The fleeing guests were subsequently shot dead.

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The Bucket List, 12A

Smile for the camera, and say cheesy: Jack and Morgan may be on autopilot, but Julie really knows how to fly