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'Ultimate package holiday' features 'bucket list' tour of almost 1,000 of the world’s most famous tourist sites
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.
Where to go and what to know
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.
Campaigners say World Heritage site is threatened as Rome tries to find new home for waste overflow
Fighting in the central African state has reached the national park where a dwindling population of primates lives
Paddle past pearls in Vietnam's Halong Bay.
Bresnan and Finn set to come in with Panesar facing omission
A billionaire's 60-storey skyscraper has prompted Unesco to reconsider the honour it granted the city
Extreme weather has destroyed the dugong's feeding grounds – just the latest menace facing this already endangered species
The week in books
In the second of our nature specials, David Randall talks to National Trust experts who reveal 40 of their prime places to spot the best and rarest of British flora and fauna, from butterflies and dormice to wildflowers and falcons
Chris Beanland visits Darwin's Kent home - a future candidate - to find out
The huge number of people who visit Machu Picchu every year are threatening the site's very survival. Simeon Tegel reports
An Italian shoe magnate is preparing to step in and help to save the ancient site of Pompeii from disintegration, following last year's headline-grabbing collapses in key buildings.
A century after Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the dramatic ruins of Machu Picchu, Mick Webb explores the trails and cities the Incas left behind