Valerie Vandango

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Top 10 views in Rio de Janeiro – in pictures

Photograph: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, Sunshine, Rio de Janeiro/Getty Images/Flickr Select<p>Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro Photograph: Getty Images/Flickr …

Barcelona

Local laws and etiquette<p>Tipping is a pretty relaxed affair in Spain, and people tend to round up to the nearest euro in a bar, café or taxi, and leave just a few euros in all but the smartest restaurants.<p>Drivers are required to keep a fluorescent gilet inside the car, to be worn if they break down …

Tony Blair must explain IRA 'comfort letter' deals, say MPs

Blair is likely to face a formal summons to answer questions over the so-called 'comfort letters' offered to IRA terrorism suspects during peace negotiations with Sinn Fein<p>Tony Blair faces being summoned before Parliament to explain the secret deals he made with Sinn Fein to assure IRA suspects “on …

Investigation Finds Multiple 'Serious' Incidents Occurred At Government Labs Storing Deadly Diseases

"I will say that I'm just astonished that this could have happened here," CDC Director Tom Frieden said at a press conference Friday announcing the results of the report.<p>According to the report, the anthrax was released after a scientist at the CDC's Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Advanced …

Emails shed new light on UK link to CIA 'torture flights'

Crucial logs revealing flights to a British overseas territory when it was allegedly used as a secret US prison are in the possession of the police, the <i>Observer</i> has learned.<p>The revelation has raised concerns about why, despite repeated demands, details of the flights have not been shared with …

Crowd Cheers as Sea Turtles Return to the Sea

<b>JEAN BEASLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE KAREN BEASLEY SEA TURTLE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION CENTER:</b><p>Sea turtles are the canaries of the ocean. If this ancient creature who has existed since before the age of the dinosaurs, who survived all the cataclysmic events that reshaped the planet. If they are in …