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'Petya' Ransomware Hits At Least 65 Countries; Microsoft Traces It To Tax Software

The "Petya" cyberattack that has now struck computers in at least 65 countries can be traced to a Ukrainian company's tax accounting software, Microsoft says.<p>"We saw the first infections in Ukraine — more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat," Microsoft says. "We then observed infections in …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Twenty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under Senate bill: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage over the next decade under draft legislation unveiled by Senate Republicans last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.<p>By comparison, the CBO had earlier estimated that similar …

The Serengeti in the off-season

From January to March, travellers can get an early glimpse of the great migration in Tanzania’s south before indulging in the crowd-free wildlife show of the country’s north.<p>You’ve seen the pictures. Dust exploding as thousands of wildebeest thunder across the plains. Crocodiles lurking in the …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Gear & Gadgets

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Hot Springs

5 Nairobi Gems Overlooked by Tourists

Nairobi is a well-trafficked tourist destination, but few tourists stick around before or after their safaris. While the bush offers incredible experiences, seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, and visits with the Masai give an insight into what tribal life once was, these unique experiences …

The Craziest Market in the World: The Bamako Death Market

When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find.<p>Then I went to the Death Market.<p>Fun fact: People in the West African country of Mali will say, "The country is 80 percent Muslim, 20 percent Christian but 100 percent Animist." Which means that everyone carries amulets, …

Africa’s Salvador Dali dreamscape

In Matopos National Park, surreal balancing rocks, psychedelic reptiles and multicoloured lichen combine to create a scene from another planet.<p>Standing atop the massive granite mound known as World’s View – the centrepiece of Zimbabwe’s Matopos National Park – is an unworldly experience.<p>Surreal, …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

Paradise Lost and Found in Northern Kenya

For a recent birthday, writer David Lansing received an unusual gift from a friend–a well-worn book with the great title <i>I Married Adventure</i>, purchased at auction because his acquaintance like the book’s cover: a zebra-stripe pattern.<p>The memoir, published in 1940, sat untouched on Lansing’s shelf …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

Winter sports in weird locations

Alpine huts, chocolate crêpes, outdoor hot tubs and gallons of glühwein. These things probably spring to mind when you conjure up images of ski or snowboarding resorts.<p>But what about active volcanoes, African sunsets and a warming plate of rogan josh at the end of an invigorating day on the slopes? …