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Revealed: The world's best airlines for 2018 – where does BA rank?

Singapore Airlines has scooped the top prize at the annual World Airline Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, regaining a title it last held in 2008.<p>The Asian carrier pipped Qatar Airways - last year’s winner - to the gong, with Japan’s All Nippon Airways completing the …

Singapore Airlines

The top 10 beach holidays in Greece for 2018

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Greece, see our Greece summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>Iguana Beach, Crete<p>Lucky Haniá has two lovely, clean, amenitied town beaches, 4km west at the end …

The last unexplored places on Earth

Want to discover a new species, tread where others haven’t, or simply leave behind the stresses of the modern world? These destinations are a good place to start.<p>The Darien Gap<p>The Pan-American Highway is a vast network of roads that stretches for 19,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, on the north coast of …

South America

25 wild adventures for 2018

From canyoning in Jordan to penguin-spotting in Antarctica, Francesca Syz has adventures galore lined up – however you get your kicks.<p>Active<p>1. Food foraging and photography weeks at Alladale, Scotland<p>Celebrate the glorious landscapes and ingredients of the Highlands during this seven-day, …

National Parks

The world's 50 greatest countries – according to you

Suicide is now the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide. Here's why

A shocking statistic has emerged, which reveals suicide has overtaken maternal mortality as the biggest killer of young women in the world. Nisha Lilia Diu asks the experts why this is happening - and how we failed to notice<p>Towards the end of last year, a shocking statistic appeared deep in the …

Earth - The real reasons why we have sex

The birds, the bees, chimpanzees, humans – we all do it, but few people realise that sexual reproduction actually first evolved in creatures vastly different to ourselves.<p>So what were they and how did it all start? What is the real story of the birds and the bees?<p>View image of What is the real …

Biology

15 incredible deals on unlocked international Android smartphones under $260

Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola and Huawei are all Android smartphone manufacturers that you’re probably familiar with. Those brands are very well …

These are the world's first transparent directional speakers

If you’re in the market for impressive speakers that will wow your guests, skip the vast range of Bluetooth boxes and check out Turtle Beach’s new set, which is made of glass.<p>You read that right: the HyperSound Glass speakers are made from thin, transparent panes of glass and are directional, which …

Multinationals warn of job cuts and lower profits after Brexit vote

JP Morgan, Airbus and Ford say they will review UK operations as analysts warn of serious implications for City workforce<p>Thousands of jobs are at risk in the UK after some of the world’s largest companies warned they could relocate their British-based operations on the back of the EU referendum …

Obama’s Trip to Europe in Pictures

Custom Floor Plans | Modern Prefab Homes | Round Homes | Modern Homes

360° Collection<p>Round Shape. Custom Floorplans. Hurricane Resistant.<p>There are no load-bearing walls in our round homes, so you can completely …

Prefab Homes

Panama Papers: 7 things to know

The publication of the Panama Papers sent shock waves around the world.<p>The reports by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which CNNMoney hasn't been able to independently verify, allege that top officials around the world hid wealth through secret offshore companies.<p>The …

The Great Wall of Vagina comes to London

‘We recently carried out a survey which showed that 23 percent of ladies were worried about partners judging the look of their labia,’ frowns Ky …

Colorfully Crafted Knot Cushions You Can Easily Reshape

Icelandic designer Ragnheiur sp Sigurardttir stumbled upon an unusual idea when she was attempting to create a teddy bear's legs. The artist was trying to save manufacturing time by efficiently producing tubular limbs on a machine, which would thankfully mean that she wouldn't have to crochet them …

Stockholm

How to cook the perfect aloo tikki

It is north India and Pakistan’s greatest street food – but how do you recreate this intensely savoury potato snack at home?<p>Aloo tikki, or spiced potato fritters, are to northern Indian and Pakistan what the chip is to Britain: a near ubiquitous street food, best served hot, crisp, and satisfyingly …

Chaat

Welcome to South Carolina: home of Hootie, Aziz and the low country boil – in pictures

As the country looks to the Palmetto State ahead of the Republican primary on 20 February, here are a few key facts and figures you may not have known about the heart of low country

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’

Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las Vegas meets Miami in the Caribbean’. So can the city cope with the commercial storm ahead?<p>In central Havana’s Parque Fe del Valle, at the end of a street …

Cuba

Britain's most expensive Huf Haus is yours for £5m (with a helicopter thrown in)

The UK now has the second biggest Huf Haus market in the world, so what does the fabulous German pre-fab have to offer?<p>It is hard to find a type of home that inspires such devotion among its owners as the glass and timber-frame Huf Haus. There are no tales of self-build woe, spiralling budgets or …

Diving in Borneo: the Derawan islands and a blissful life aquatic

The Derawan islands in Indonesia offer spectacular diving, golden beaches and tranquility, but with ambitious plans for tourism they may not stay sleepy for long<p>The steering wheel spins frantically, the engine graunches and the tiny speedboat slews side-on to the swell, centimetres from a mess of …

Best Solo Traveller Tours

Budapest<p>Travel to the heart of Europe and you'll find a trio of romantic countries connected by the windi...<p>Italy<p>For centuries, Italy has drawn visitors in search of culture and romance; few countries can compa...<p>Valencia<p>Mention the Costa del Azahar and most people won't have heard of it. Yet it …

Northern Europe

Where do the rich, famous and powerful stay in Davos?

Top 10 backpacker lodges in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

Looking for beauty on a budget? These eco-friendly cabins and huts on the Eastern Cape offer sustainable stays in stunning locations, with easy access to outdoor activities and volunteering opportunities<p>The Wild Coast and Amathole Mountains are two of South Africa’s least westernised and most …

Are you living in a Zombie Marriage?

On the outside, it looks like your relationship is alive and well. You turn up at dinner parties together, you’re both cheering on the kids at their sporting events and the atmosphere around the house is civil – most of the time. There are certainly no blazing rows. Sometimes you’re so good at …

Linking India’s rivers: critics rally to protest ‘illegal and unnecessary’ plans

Plans to connect 37 rivers in India to prevent flooding and drought have been criticised for large-scale displacement and environmental destruction<p>After four decades of debate, India’s plans to connect its rivers finally got underway last September. Drums were played, bright yellow flowers were …

India

35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

Our love affair with purebred dogs has created genetically inferior animals

With the beginning of the new year comes an unfortunate annual tradition. Each year, families purchase purebred dogs as short-sighted holiday gifts—many of which wind up in animal shelters in the first weeks of January.<p>Our predilection for purebred dogs is troubling for a number of reasons. For one …

Pets

The best read travel stories of 2015

Going to Greece: a guide to the country, its islands and the best deals<p>Despite the economic storm, the sun shines on in Greece, and the tavernas, beaches, ancient sites and vineyards are ready to serve. In our in-depth guide you can discover where to go and where to stay, as well as the best places …