Archaeologists excavating beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent have discovered hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs.
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Friday 26 April 2013
The last time Croatians voted in a referendum it was to decide whether – 21 years after the country broke away from Yugoslavia and declared independence – it should join the European Union.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The 11th-century minaret of a landmark mosque in Aleppo was destroyed, leaving the once-soaring stone tower a pile of rubble and twisted metal scattered in the tiled courtyard.
Monday 15 April 2013
A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the south-western Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000kg of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.
It lasts two years, costs nearly £1m and takes in 1,000 tourists sites - is this the most expensive holiday in the world?
Thursday 21 March 2013
'Ultimate package holiday' features 'bucket list' tour of almost 1,000 of the world’s most famous tourist sites
Sunday 03 March 2013
Stretching the breadth of northern England, Hadrian's Wall is a majestic reminder of the ambition and might of the Roman Empire's conquest in Britain. Now, new archaeological evidence has suggested, contrary to previous belief, that the Romans far from co-existing peacefully with the locals, ejected them by force in order to build the 73-mile divide.
Saturday 02 March 2013
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!
Travel Agenda: Dutch culture, Bath bus, ferry fortnight, Greenland, Alastair Sawday, ME, Barcelona hostel and skincare
Saturday 02 March 2013
Where to go and what to know
Tuesday 05 February 2013
A former restorer of the ancient city of Pompeii was arrested on corruption charges yesterday and five others are under investigation.
2013 Tour de France route unveiled, and mountainous route is not good news for defending champion Bradley Wiggins
Wednesday 24 October 2012
While the sports world comes to terms with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Tour de France organisers unveiled a mountainous, prestigious route for the 100th edition of the world's greatest cycling race on today.
Thursday 16 August 2012
A Spanish official says investigators have detained multiple people in connection with the devastating wildfires on the Canary Islands, but authorities have yet to determine what caused the blazes.
Monday 13 August 2012
Two firefighters have died battling a wildfire in the Spanish province of Alicante.
Thursday 05 July 2012
The National Trust has defended its decision to include references to creationist theory at a new state-of-the-art visitors' centre at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Monday 02 July 2012
Despite international condemnation, the radical Islamic faction controlling the northern Malian outpost of Timbuktu continued destroying the city's ancient tombs today, laying waste to the city's five-hundred-year-old heritage.
Monday 28 May 2012
Campaigners say World Heritage site is threatened as Rome tries to find new home for waste overflow
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- 2 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 3 Grace Dent: I’m not sure how these people can avoid being called ‘bigots’. And the more ‘civilised’, the worse they are
- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
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