Missing UK explorer ‘alive and well’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn a recent documentary Benedict Allen described his experiences of living in Papua New Guinea Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen has been seen “alive and well” near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea. The BBC’s Frank Gardner said Mr Allen had asked to be rescued and efforts …

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Search under way for missing UK explorer

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn a recent documentary Benedict Allen described his experiences of living in Papua New Guinea A search has been mounted for British explorer Benedict Allen, whose family say has gone missing during an expedition to Papua New Guinea. The 57-year-old was travelling on his own to try …

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Best overseas breaks at Christmas and new year: readers travel tips

Our tipsters go cold turkey on the traditional British Christmas in search of ice hotels, a lantern festival, exotic wildlife and traditional markets, from Brittany to the Japanese alps Winning tip: east African wildlife trip Last year we spent 25 December in Ethiopia to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas on 7 January in the Bale mountains, …

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Los Angeles is the globe in a small space: author Ryan Gattis

LA is the most diverse city in the US, says the thriller writer. And with regeneration, areas like Downtown are fizzing with cultural mashups and food fusions When I moved to Downtown LA in 2007, it felt abandoned. Going out at night was a bit like being in a zombie movie it was so empty. …

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10 of the best attractions in Emilia-Romagna: readers travel tips

Fast cars, slow food, hilltop castles and open-air art galleries Our readers pick their highlights of Emilia-Romagna classic Italy without the crowds Winning tip: open-air gallery, Dozza On a hilltop between Bologna and Imola is Dozza, a handsome village of classic medieval appearance, with an unexpected twist. The entire village is an eight Unesco heritage …

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6 Shocking Ways Your Phone Is Destroying The Planet

We do a lot of things knowing that they aren’t great for the environment. We leave the faucet running while we brush our teeth, we throw out tons of food because it looks misshapen, and we use hairspray even though we know damn well we’ve been bald for over 15 years. But surprisingly, our worse …

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Northern Lights will be visible across much of continental U.S.

On Wednesday evening, thanks to a very powerful sun storm, folks living as far south as Ohio and Indiana will likely catch an exceedingly rare glimpse of the Northern Lights. As Space.com explained, on Labor Day the sun “blasted out a huge cloud of superheated plasma known as a coronal mass ejection (CME).” The CME, which is harmless to humans, …

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Disney’s Candy Corn Soft Serve Is The Halloween Treat You Need On Your Radar

‘Tis the season of all-pumpkin everything. From coffee to chocolate — and even unusual items like deodorant — the flavor reigns supreme. It’s easy to overlook other seasonal favorites like apples and cinnamon because of the pumpkin craze, but one thing you’re not going to want to miss this year is candy corn. Disney’s candy corn …

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Airlines are giving away miles in exchange for Harvey disaster relief donations

Hurricane Harvey swept into Texas over the weekend, causing at least two fatalities and billions of dollars in damage. The hurricane paralyzed much of the Houston metropolitan area and several counties in southeast Texas. While the worst of the storm was over by mid-day Saturday, many parts of the state remain under a flash flood …

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