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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 …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

Exploring Alderney, Sark and Herm in the Channel Islands

How much adventure can you fit into a few square miles? When it comes to the least-explored islands of the English Channel, the answer is far more than you might think. Alderney, Sark and Herm share many of the traveller-pleasing traits of their bigger, better-known neighbours, Jersey and Guernsey: …

How deforestation is helping to spread Ebola

One of the big questions surrounding the current deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is how the disease spread to humans in the first place.<p>In all likelihood, the virus was originally circulating among bats or possibly gorillas in the forests of western Africa. Some experts …

Ebola Virus: A 2,500-Year-Old Ancient Greek Story

The epidemic hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus in countries of West Africa is out of control, but it can be halted, said on Friday the head …

Terrifying Ebola 'facts' for enhanced scaremongering

Ebola is no laughing matter. Let’s make that clear from the start. It is a deeply unpleasant and dangerous disease, with a fatality rate of up to 90%. In lay terms, for every 10 people who get it, only 1 survives, making it among the most lethal diseases known to man.<p>There is no known cure or …

We have Ebola in the US but Africa remains most at risk

Last spring, most people would have guessed that this Ebola outbreak in West Africa would be over by the end of summer. Yet, nine months on, we're in the midst of the deadliest outbreak in history, and one that has defied the odds: it has lasted longer, killed more, and spread further than any …