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A road trip through Australia's Northern Territory

Hit the open road in Australia's Northern Territory for the best in road trips, quirky pubs and vast open landscapes<p><b>DURATION:</b> 4 days <b><br>BEST FOR:</b> …

‘Don’t stop there, it’s a hellhole’: Matthew Abbott captures the murderous, majestic Australian outback

Matthew Abbott was in a one-man tent about 20km outside Lightning Ridge when he began to feel a profound sense of unease. The Sydney photographer was documenting life in the hard-up towns in the drought-hit Murray-Darling basin, Australia’s longest river system; he had “rocked up” the day before to …

How to keep children safe from drowning: expert Q&A

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with children aged four and under particularly vulnerable.<p>This summer alone there have been 12 recorded deaths in British waters with five people drowning in the sea at Camber Sands this week.<p>Typically, more children drown inland – in …

Alan Bennett: 20 witty quotes

Alicia Vikander launches her own production company, Vikarious

Vikarious Productions’ debut film, featuring the Oscar-winning actor and Eva Green as estranged sisters, will start shooting in autumn<p>A week after being cast as Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot, Alicia Vikander has announced plans to launch her own production company.<p>Related: Alicia Vikander to …

Why it's much better to drink milk after a workout than water

Did you know mushrooms produce Vitamin D even after they've been picked? Professor Alice Roberts reveals some of the fascinating facts she uncovered for the programme Britain's Favourite Foods<p>After a long session pounding the treadmill in the gym, what do you tend to reach for to refresh yourself? …

The 22 most spectacular Star Wars filming locations

Great country walks: Whitby, North Yorkshire

From picturesque seaside town of Whitby to the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay then up to breathtaking Ravenscar<b><br>• Five more walks tomorrow</b><p><b>Difficulty</b> Moderate<b><br>Distance</b> 16.6 miles/27km<b><br>Typical duration</b> 8 hours (or can be done in two parts)<b><br>Start and finish</b> Start at Whitby bus station, finish in …

Bored stiff with stuffy advertising? Then get board silly

Sandwich boards may be as old as the hills, but can be a surefire way to boost footfall in the social media era<p>Two weeks ago the Artillery Arms pub in east London was broken into. But instead of being disheartened, quick-thinking manager Tony Bennett decided to turn the situation to his advantage. …

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …

Michael Bloomberg announces $50 million to take on the NRA

Former New York mayor says he will have "earned my place in heaven" as he launches national group to combat the power of the US gun lobby<p>Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, has said he will have "earned my place in heaven" as he announced that he will pour $50 million of his vast …

Brazilian plane makes emergency landing with no front wheels

BRASILIA (Reuters) - An Avianca Airlines passenger jet safely made an emergency landing in Brasilia on Friday after its front landing gear failed to deploy, authorities said.<p>An Avianca airlines Fokker 100 aircraft, flight number AV6393, is seen after making an emergency landing at the Juscelino …

MH370: objects bearing colours of missing plane seen in new search zone

A Chinese military plane searching for signs of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 spotted several objects floating in the sea on Saturday, including two bearing colours of the missing jet.<p>But it was not immediately clear whether the objects were related to the three-week-old investigation, …

Australia to resume ocean search for missing Malaysia jet

SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Rescue authorities studied satellite data on Friday for more clues in the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after an air and sea search in the remote Indian Ocean off Australia failed to find any trace of a suspected debris field.<p>Australia rushed four …

MH370: 'two objects spotted in southern Indian Ocean'

Australian air force planes en route to the region to try to locate objects seen on satellite imagery<p>Australia's prime minister has announced that two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have been spotted on satellite imagery and an air force aircraft had been diverted …

MH370: the unanswered questions about Malaysia Airlines' missing plane

More than a week after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, an ever-increasing number of questions remain unanswered or partly explained.<p>• <b>Why did no passengers or cabin crew make mobile calls if they realised the plane was off course?</b><p>Experts say calls can be made even at high …

6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

Police hunt for motive as search for Malaysian jet spans hemispheres

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian investigators are trawling through the backgrounds of the pilots, crew and ground staff who worked on a missing jetliner for clues as to why someone on board flew it perhaps thousands of miles off course, the country’s police chief said.<p>Background checks of …

Melissa Gira Grant: 'I got into sex work to afford to be a writer'

American journalist Melissa Gira Grant wants to change the way we think about prostitution and sex work. Rather than dwelling on the "sex" part, Grant suggests we focus on "work". By doing so, she argues, sex workers become neither corrupters, nor victims who need rescuing, but workers who need …

The world's greatest second cities

Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …

Beaches

10 cities with brilliant beaches

If you're thinking about your next getaway but aren't sure whether to take a city break or a beach holiday, then we may have the answer. These sunny cities sit conveniently on the coastline, meaning you can take your city break with some sunbathing on the side.<p>Barcelona, Spain<p>Barcelona is Spain’s …

Beaches

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Exclusive: Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane flown deliberately toward Andamans - sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday.<p>Senior Lieutenant and flight …

Ozil's vanishing act a real worry for Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) - When Arsenal paid a club record 42 million pounds for Mesut Ozil last August it was with nights like Tuesday in Munich in mind.<p>Arsenal's Mesut Ozil reacts after missing a penalty against Bayern Munich during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match at the …

Malaysia jet sent 'pings' after going missing, sources say

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the investigation said …