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Google Translate app: will it break down language barriers on holiday?

Putting it to the test: It’s hard to believe the app isn’t operated by magic

The solution to congested railways? Turn train tracks into high-traffic 'busways'

Think tank wants to convert some railways into special coach-only roads

Swiss resorts such as St Moritz have received lots of snow

Snow report : It's as cold as ice as Europe's resorts endure winter storms

There are some great conditions across Scandinavia - temperatures remain low so the snow is excellent both on and off piste

The Aurora are more impressive when viewed through a lens

'The Northern Lights are a myth': Does the camera lie?

The Northern Lights are elusive, but  when you come to see the real thing it can be pretty underwhelming, says Sarah Barrell

Executives at the Civil Aviation Authority, which is the British regulator, were concerned that this was an “unusual incident”, and questioned whether engine manufacturers were managing their risks properly

Engine fault that stranded Thomson tourists found in eight other planes

A problem in a Boeing 787 engine worried the regulator

Numbers of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone have dwindled (AP)

Ebola outbreak: BA and Whitehall pushed to restart direct flights to virus-hit countries

British aid workers and UK-based West Africans can now fly to Freetown and Liberia only via Belgium or Morocco

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Object: The passport photograph

Passport photos were hastily ushered in 100 years ago following an incident of wartime espionage

Delta Air Lines flight makes emergency landing after pilot gets locked out of cockpit

The passengers applauded as the plane landed safely

Winner: Landscape category - Penguins in the South Shetlands (Baily Head, Deception Island, Antarctica) by Fred Barrington

Travel Photo of the Year competition winners: The big picture

The winning entries from this year's Travel Photo of the Year competition, held in association with 'Wanderlust' magazine, reveal dramatic images of the world's landscapes and inhabitants

Gatwick’s biggest airline, easyJet, calls for new runway at Heathrow

The easyJet flight to Belfast, Berlin or Barcelona could soon be departing from Heathrow Terminal 4. Britain’s largest budget airline is Gatwick’s biggest customer. But it has told the Airports Commission that the next new London runway should be built at Heathrow.

Shanghai has modern high-rises to rival the likes of Manhattan and Chicago

Stopover cities: Enhance your trip with culture, scenery or shopping

If you're heading to the other side of the world, there are plenty of great places to see on the way. And the travel industry is making it easier for you

Fly the flag: there is no reason to cancel a trip to Greece

Greece: Why this is the summer to go

Last weekend's election triggered turmoil and uncertainty, but life – and tourism – goes on, says Simon Calder

A class above: BA introduced World Traveller Plus eight years after Virgin first launched the concept in 1992

BA vs Virgin Atlantic: Who has the best premium economy?

Paul Gallagher takes his slightly posh seat on the long haul to Japan and back to compare the airline arch-rivals

Self-drive, £1,838 - Namibia

Southern African safari: One holiday, three ways

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