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What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

A day in Galway, Ireland: city guide

Take a tour around Galway, Ireland's 'city of festivals', and sample its history, culture and love of a good cup of tea – and maybe end the day with a taste of something stronger<p>Have no fear … Galway is regarded as one of the safest and most-relaxed cities in Ireland. The "capital" of the ancient …

Getty For the past century, the number of shark attacks on people has been on the increase. Since the spate of maulings off New Jersey's shores back in 1916 which inspired Spielberg's Jaws, every decade sees more fatal incidents, prompting

Getty<p>For the past century, the number of shark attacks on people has been on the increase. Since the spate of maulings off New Jersey's shores back …

London's best walks - escape the office and enjoy the sun

London's gardens, The City<p>The London Parks & Gardens Trust is one of the city’s unsung heroes and this walk unveils magical green spaces hidden in the Square Mile.<p>It starts and finishes at St Paul’s Tube station and circles the northern part of the City of London, focusing on its many tiny, …

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Ten countries that deserve more tourists

The beaches may be beautiful and the coastline inviting, but you can understand why Tuvalu doesn’t get much through-traffic. It’s tiny for a start; one of the smallest nations in the world, and not much bigger than Vatican City. It’s also about as far from the beaten track as possible – right out …