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Vintage times for chocolate lovers: Dairy Milk and Hotel Chocolat

Cadbury’s future looks sweeter than ever thanks to new investment, and British chocolatiers are now the envy of the world<p>British chocolate fans can reach for their Dairy Milk with a sense of confidence today. Not only are they about to receive their hit of sugary, cocoa-based comfort, but the …

Pitbull's "We Are One (Ole Ola)" is official FIFA World Cup song

LONDON (Reuters) - Pitbull’s “We Are One (Ole Ola)”, featuring pop singers Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, will be the official anthem of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.<p>Singer Pitbull performs during the 2013 Z100 Jingle Ball in New York December 13, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson<p>Soccer’s world …

Barca president quits amid Neymar transfer probe

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona president Sandro Rosell resigned on Thursday in the aftermath of a Spanish court’s decision to investigate last year’s signing of Brazil forward Neymar.<p>Barcelona president Sandro Rosell arrives for a news conference where he announced his resignation, at Camp Nou …

Budget for Rio 2016 up 27 percent to $2.93 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The operating budget for the Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2016 has jumped 27 percent to seven billion Brazilian reals (1.76 billion pounds).<p>International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (R) speaks during a news conference next to Brazil's Sports Minister …

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The best free things to do in Moscow

The socialist dream has been officially abandoned, but it's still possible to have fun for free in Moscow. Here are our top picks for spending your time in the Russian capital without spending your money.<p>Moscow metro by Jason Rogers. CC BY 2.0<p>Tour Moscow for free<p>The innovative, entrepreneurial …

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Fiona Duncan's best hotels of 2013

Foreign Office warning on anniversary of Egyptian revolution

January 25 marks the third anniversary of the beginning of the revolution which led to the overthrow of former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak.<p>“A number of groups have called for demonstrations to mark the anniversary," the Foreign Office stated on its website. "Protests and disruption to travel …

North Korean ski resort open for business

It’s not exactly what you’d expect in a country famed for being the world’s last bastion of hardline communism, but welcome to the world’s newest ski resort - located in the improbable setting of North Korea<p>As this piece of film shows, the much-heralded Masik Pass Ski resort is now open for …

Titanic hotel to open at White Star Line's former HQ

The unused historic building, built in 1896 on Liverpool’s James Street, will be reopened later this year as ‘30 James Street – Home of Titanic’ following a £7m renovation project.<p>The 65-room hotel will house 310 guests across 11 floors including a spa area, with each room featuring a reference to …

Mystery of Sloths’ Tri-Weekly Poop Trips Solved?

Wildlife<p>A three-toed sloth hangs out in Madidi National Park, Bolivia. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.<p><b>Three-toed sloths are so, well, slothful, that they come down out of their tree canopy homes only once every three weeks, to go to the bathroom.</b><p>Part of the reason for the limited …

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Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

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New Mexico's top 10 national and state parks

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks national monument<p>Tent Rocks, less than an hour south of Santa Fe, has everything you could want in a desert trek, including slot canyons, bizarrely beautiful rock formations and incredible views. The first half of the three-mile trail winds through a slot canyon so narrow …

World’s best slow travel

Vacations are always too short, even if we have the luxury of more than a few weeks a year. So we feel the urge to cram in more sights and activities than is feasible. We spend two days in a city, when two weeks would probably still leave us wanting more. However, there is an alternative. In this …

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Travel insurance for the terminally ill

<b>A reader writes</b><br>My father, who has been diagnosed with cancer, wants to take a last family holiday with me and my siblings, possibly to Cuba next Christmas. I know to book on a credit card in case there’s a reason we can’t travel. I would really appreciate any other advice. (Name and address …

Special anniversaries: 10 timely reasons to travel in 2014

This year has a particularly rich calendar of anniversaries. If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane, look no further.<p>The Eiffel Tower turns 125, France<p>Eiffel Tower by Shelby Steward. CC BY 2.0.<p>Paris’ identity is so deeply entwined with the Eiffel Tower that it’s hard to comprehend a time …

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The world is flat … except when you need a visa

This week, my film Faisal Goes West, the imaginary journey of a young man from Khartoum to a chicken farm in Texas, screened at the opening ceremony of the Sudan Independent Film Festival in Khartoum, Sudan.<p>This is the first edition of the festival, and the first of its kind for the country's …

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Luxor, Egypt<p>A luxurious springboard for exploring Luxor’s Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings and town centre, this immaculate hotel offers a spa and excellent standards of service. Rooms have Nile river or garden views and a choice of eight restaurants ensures plenty of variety for those on a …

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The Definitive Ranking Of London Tube Lines

You cannot argue with this at all, not even a little bit. Well, maybe a little bit.

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Ryanair now on Google Flight Search

The move represents something of a U-turn for the low-cost carrier, which had been a vocal opponent of flight comparison websites.<p>The deal means that, since yesterday, customers in Britain and several other countries (including France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, USA and Canada) can compare …

My favourite chippie: Scarborough's Harbour View Cafe - video

Quayside in Whitby is officially Britain's best fish'n'chip shop, but there are plenty of other tasty ones out there. Kevin Rushby visits his favourite, the Harbour View Cafe in Scarborough – where regulars include the local fishermen – to discover the secrets of a good chippie. Tell us about your …