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Whether you’re trekking to Machu Picchu or taking in the sun - and football – in Rio, take your pick from these inspirational and useful reads, chosen by Stanfords, the travel information specialists

Open Jaw

Ultimate European rail journeys

I agree about the Glacier Express journey – beautiful. In spring, you go past houses covered in snow; in summer, Alpine meadows and flowers; while autumn brings the different tree colours. If you can afford it, travel first class. A totally different experience!

Jeanne

h Rob Howley

Six Nations: Wales lock Ian Evans recognises selection dilemma for Rob Howley

Wales play Scotland at Murrayfield next weekend

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The Big Six: New Zealand Lodges

Whale-watching, exotic birdlife and luxury romantic retreats

Rescue teams find body of missing Cairngorms walker

Mountain rescue teams recovered the body of a missing hillwalker in the Cairngorms today after five companions, who had also gone missing in “hellish” conditions on the mountains, were located and airlifted to safety.

The manhunt for Dorner has entered a fifth day today

LAPD officer still on the run after promising 'warfare'

The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department said he would order an investigation into the sacking in 2008 of Christopher Dorner, a fugitive former officer suspected of three killings in southern California.

Egypt’s prime minister is facing a suit for slander after televised comments suggesting that Egyptian infants contracted diarrhoea from nursing at their mothers’ unclean breasts drew widespread derision and anger.

Egypt’s prime minister faces suit for slander after claiming infants contracted diarrhoea from 'unclean breasts'

Egypt’s prime minister is facing a suit for slander after televised comments suggesting that Egyptian infants contracted diarrhoea from nursing at their mothers’ unclean breasts drew widespread derision and anger.

Mineral wealth: otherwordly formations in the spirit caves

Underground Thailand: Subterranean spirits

Mysterious caves in remote Thailand reveal their secrets to Lucy Winstanley Norris

Bound, beaten and robbed: Backpackers attacked by whip-brandishing Peruvian villagers in 'savage' two day ordeal

New photo reveals injuries sustained by the three Americans

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Whether you're tackling the Pennine Way or just rambling around, it’s well worth investing in the right footwear for the job

Teen survives nine weeks in Australian Outback with no shelter and little food or water during record heatwave

Matthew Allen weighed just six stone, was covered in leeches and mosquito bites and was left partially blind after setting off on an apparent test of his survival skills

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