Jess Orton

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Boko Haram says it will sell abducted Nigerian girls into slavery

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, …

Somalia is the worst place to be a mother: aid agency

The London-based charity estimates that 800 mothers and 18,000 young children are dying around the world every day from largely preventable causes. …

NEW: Why Taking Photos While You #Travel Is Important. http://www.gadventures.com/blog/why-taking-photos-while-you-travel-is-important/

[New Post] Martin Luther King Jr Day: Taking the Measure of an Immeasurable Man. http://gadvnt.rs/1mvlL5Z

Pic of the day: Venice, Italy. Enough said.

It’s ancient, reserved, mysterious, and more than a bit chilly—it’s Russia, and it's in the spotlight due to the Winter Games being held in the resort city of Sochi. Join us on the ‘Looptail’ as we explore the world’s largest country. http://gadvnt.rs/russia2014

Pic of the day: we thought we'd try a warmer approach to the winter sport of snowboarding on some Moroccan sand dunes.

Today is UN World Day of Social Justice. "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." - George Bernard Shaw

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

Travel

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Wellness<p>Ross McGuinness<p>Police believe the couple lost their balance and fell off the wall some time between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.<p>Beauty<p>The Cut<p>And why …

1 trick that will change the way you pack forever

SOMEHOW I missed this the first time it went around the internet, but anyway, if you study the way this guy packs, there’s a key trick that let’s him …

5 to-Die-for Parisian Sweetshops

In a city that can be explored a thousand different ways, none is sweeter than going patisserie by patisserie.

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

35 EASY Solo Trips to Try!

From the beaches of Belize to the heights of the Himalayas, there's no need to wait when the world is calling! Here, Budget Travel readers' favorite …

Budget Travel

PHOTOS: To Go or Not To Go 2014

Sure, the world can be a dangerous place, but we're happy to report progress in some notorious trouble spots. Here, the up-to-the-minute scoop on …

Is Australia Really That Expensive?

While we have been travelling the world we became aware that life on the road was cheaper than we first expected. We started saving money instead of …

Day Care

These 19 travel hacks will change you

Whether you’re concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the liquid toiletries, organising all of your belongings into one …

57 maps that will challenge what you thought you knew about the world

THERE’S SO MUCH MORE to the world than we can usually glean from a map of a place.<p>Sure, you’ve got the political and topographical maps we’re all …

Maps

You Haven't Really Seen Italy Till You've Seen...

Pompeii! Capri! Sicily! We turned to our well-traveled BT audience to shed some light on some of the don't-miss spots south of Rome. Here, your …

Italy

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The Latest Obama Claim to Receive ‘Four Pinocchios’ by Washington Post Fact-Checker

The Washington Post’s fact checker on Monday awarded President Barack Obama with a flunking grade for claiming recently that approximately 7 million Americans now have “access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.”<p>The president’s claim, which the Post awarded four …

California lawmaker pleads innocent to corruption charges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California state senator pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges he took bribes from a businessman as well as from undercover FBI agents posing as Hollywood film executives to shepherd legislation in their favor.<p>California Senator Ron Calderon watches Governor Arnold …

Why Russia Doesn’t Understand the Uprising in Ukraine

The standoff between Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovych’s administration and protesters lasted three months, and no one outside Ukraine watched it as closely as the Russians. Pro-democracy Russians saw their own hopes for eventual victory rise and fall with the fortunes of the protesters. “If …

Longest-serving US Congressman John Dingell to retire

<b>John Dingell, the longest serving congressman in US history, has announced he is retiring from office.</b><p>The Michigan Democrat was a driving force behind some of the most important liberal legislation of the past 60 years, notably health programmes.<p>Mr Dingell, 87, was 29 when he won a special election …

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Pentagon's Chuck Hagel plans to downsize US military

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1055000/1055703_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534564701_89eb648dd5892f5877000f91805ac365<p><b>Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled plans to shrink the US Army to its smallest size since before the US entered World War Two.</b><p>Outlining his …

Military

Women disappearing from corporate workforce 'due to childcare cost'

The Australian chief executive of Goldman Sachs has called for a national debate on childcare costs to stem a flood of women leaving the corporate workforce.<p>Simon Rothery is one of a number of senior executives and CEOs who are so concerned at the number of women fleeing the corporate world that …

Immigration estimates and question time – as it happened

Have a good evening<p>Estimates hearings are grinding on into the evening. Right now, Labor senator Penny Wong is doing her block in the finance committee trying to get to the bottom of the case of Alister Furnival, the assistant health minister Fiona Nash’s chief of staff, who had to depart his post …