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How tourism is killing Barcelona – a photo essay

La Rambla is a business. Every year more than 100 million people walk along it. Imagine if each person spends only €1 Fermín Villar, Friends of La Rambla<p>It’s 9am on a hot August morning and timed tickets to visit Barcelona’s emblematic Sagrada Família basilica have already sold out. Only a few …

Photo Essays

8 revisionist Westerns to watch before you see The Sisters Brothers

People have been proclaiming Westerns to be dead or irrelevant nearly as long as they’ve been in existence. Though the genre isn’t as popular as it …

George Lucas

London's 11 best hotels

When a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life, said Samuel Johnson. But what about when he’s just tired?<p>Thankfully the buzzing British capital is …

Human survival cannot be left to politicians. We're losing our life support systems

When medical researcher Jonas Salk discovered the Salk Vaccine for polio, it prevented hundreds of thousands of deaths throughout the world.<p>His work …

Extinction

Steve Bannon predicts working-class revolt in Australia as China rises

Former chief strategist to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon has criticised Australia's approach to an aggressive China, labelling it weak and saving his …

Cool Bangkok Hotels You Have To Experience At Least Once In Your Life

Frenetic. Frenzied. Dizzying. Harried. Chaotic. Crowded. Teeming.The words used to describe Bangkok paint the city as a cacophony of gridlocked …

Hospitality

We Put 17 Travel Pillows to the Test, and Only One Got a Perfect Score

Our editors tested each pillow for support, comfort, portability, and public shame potential.<p>A travel pillow will see you through one of your most …

Honouring Abbott

To survive, the new Liberal leadership team needs the man who got them there in the first place<p>If Malcolm Turnbull’s mainstream and social media defenders have their way, the parliamentary Liberal party’s mayhem last week will be framed very simply. For them the ‘insurgency’ blamed by Turnbull for …

Australia

12 Things You Should Never Do in Italy

Italy has rightfully earned its place among the must-visit destinations in Europe -- and the world. The pizza, pasta, and gelato here are legendary, …

Italy

Standoff in Italian port as Salvini refuses to let refugees disembark

An Italian coastguard ship with 177 people on board remains docked in Catania, with Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, refusing authorisation for the refugees and migrants to disembark.<p>The passengers, who have been stuck on the Ubaldo Diciotti for five days and arrived at the …

Save the Children

Chart of the day: Where do migrants to Australia come from?

Asia is Australia's largest source of permanent migrants, according to the latest available figures from the Department of Home Affairs.<p>In the …

Manly boardwalk revival triggers wave of support and fond memories

Decades of beach memories have come flooding back for people in northern Sydney as a push to rebuild the Manly boardwalk and pool gathers …

Europe Made Billions from Tourists. Now It’s Turning Them Away

In Giovanni Bonazzon’s paintings, Venice is a vision of serenity. Bridges arch gracefully over rippling canals, sunlight bounces off flower-filled …

13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

These innocent-seeming habits could be making you and your family sick—really sick.<p>While moisture in the home is normal—bathing, cooking, and even …

My Health Record: Your questions answered on cybersecurity, police and privacy - Science News - ABC News

Every Australian will soon have a My Health Record — an online summary of their health information — unless they opt out over the next three …

Visa denied for Canadian who warns Australian way of life is under threat

Lauren Southern has been denied a visa by the Australian government ahead of her planned speaking tour across Australia.<p>The conservative activist is …

Top attractions you can't miss in Dublin, Ireland | CNN Travel

Ireland

Versace bed sheets, $180,000 luxury cars and a gold-plated handgun lamp: Inside the lavish life of the Instagram-famous 'Muslim soldier' who infuriates his followers with his 'haram' tattoos

A heavily-tattooed gym junkie who calls himself a 'Muslim Shia soldier' has built up a legion of followers by documenting his lavish lifestyle online.<p>…

Penguin killer Joshua Leigh Jeffrey avoids jail; bird group expresses 'extreme disappointment' at sentence

A man who beat six penguins to death with a stick has been sentenced to 49 hours of community service at a court in north-west Tasmania, with a bird …

Netflix's Evil Genius: Marjorie Diehl Armstrong is more complicated than the documentary shows

I first met Marjorie Diehl Armstrong at Pennsylvania's largest women's prison — SCI Muncy — in November, 2012. Travelling to the prison that day, I …

‘I wish for death’: detainees in Yemen reveal rampant sexual torture

The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign – from the …

Human Rights

New private Vatican tour lets visitors unlock the Sistine Chapel at dawn and explore before crowds arrive

As one of the world's revered religious and historical sites, the Vatican is by default also one of the most overcrowded, with some 25,000 visitors per day in peak season.<p>But there is now a way to sidestep the masses. A new tour of the artistic treasure trove – one of the biggest museums in the …

Wedge-tailed eagles found dead after 'clearly intentional' mass killing in East Gippsland

Authorities have confirmed 136 dead wedge-tailed eagles have been found under suspicious circumstances in Victoria, in what could be the worst …

Actress Brigitte Nielsen pregnant with fifth child at age 54

Danish-Italian actress and model Brigitte Nielsen, 54, has announced on social media she is pregnant with her fifth child.<p>Nielsen, who was married to …

'Shocking betrayal': the soldier, the lover and the sabotaged parachute

Emile Cilliers took extraordinary measures to try to clear his debts and start a new life with another woman<p>Emile Cilliers appeared to have it all. He was a successful soldier, an excellent athlete, good company and seemed a decent family man.<p>His Facebook page, which he continued to update while on …

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

The complete foodie guide to Sardinia

Sardinia’s rich and varied history has made it an incomparable food destination, with influences stretching back 2,500 years. Learn more about the …

An Indian railway adventure: the pilgrim train from Hyderabad to Tamil Nadu

There would be plenty of time to become best friends because the first stop was Tiruchirapalli, nearly 1,000km away<p>‘Don’t worry, she’s lighter than a feather,” said the man as he tried to pass his aged mother to me – in the train – up from the tracks. She eyed me suspiciously, decided I wasn’t a …

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains