Man crushed by giant crucifix in Italy, grounded Bali flight ‘hijacked’ by Twitter, New Orleans Jazz Fest kicks off

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Gherkin goes into receivership One of London’s most iconic buildings is in receivership. The Gherkin, which has been voted London’s favourite tower, is likely to be sold for around £550 million. The owners of the building, officially called 30 St Mary Axe, have … Read More

Planeteer: Bologna to get a food theme park, cherry-blossom season comes to Japan, giant pharaoh statues unveiled in Luxor

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The world’s best spot for a selfie Selfie fans should head to Norway’s Trolltunga, because it’s the ‘most stunning place in the world’ to take a picture of yourself, according to Buzzfeed website. The natural wonder is one of the country’s most popular … Read More

10 places in Europe you never thought you could afford

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It’ll take more than a discreetly tucked money belt to protect your cash in Europe’s most expensive cities. Here’s how to experience London, Paris, Venice and other delightful destinations for a whole lot less than the average traveler. Paris It’s … Read More

Planeteer: UN peace mission ends in Sierra Leone, Edinburgh Castle breaks records, Thailand offers extreme makeovers

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Edinburgh Castle at night. Image by Glen Bowman / CC BY-SA 2.0 Edinburgh Castle visitor numbers soar A record 1.4 million people visited Edinburgh Castle last year, making it the UK’s most popular paid-for attraction outside London. Other outdoor attractions such as … Read More

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