SOUTH AFRICANS GET THEIR TONGUES ROUND GQEBERHA, THE NEW NAME FOR PORT ELIZABETH

South Africa's city of Port Elizabeth has been officially renamed to Gqeberha - derived from the Xhosa language - the native tongue...

'FIREFALL' 2021 LIGHTS UP IN ORANGE GLORY - AND YOSEMITE HAS EXTENDED THE VIEWING

For all the world, it looks like dangerous hot lava streaming down the side of a cliff. But no, that's not volcanic activity in Yosemite...

 
 
 

THE 20 BEST SOUPS AROUND THE WORLD

If a bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in comfort, you've got plenty of company. So here are 20 of the world's best soups -...

DOLPHIN 'STAMPEDE' CAUGHT ON CAMERA

A dolphin tour off the coast of Newport Beach, California, got a special treat when they encountered a "stampede" of dolphins.

 
 
 

CHEESE ROLLS: HOW A HUMBLE SNACK BECAME A SIGNATURE NEW ZEALAND FOOD

A cheese roll may seem simple: it's basically a slice of bread with cheese-based filling, rolled up and toasted until slightly crispy.

AIRPLANE SEAT REVOLUTION CREATES ONE OF BIGGEST BEDS IN THE SKY

One of the largest beds in the sky is set to debut in just a few months time when JetBlue starts flying its A321neos from Boston and...

 
 
 

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE ON ITALY'S COVID-FREE ISLANDS

There are very few places across the globe that have managed to escape the Covid-19 pandemic; even Antarctica has reported cases.

RISKY BUSINESS? BALANCING MEXICO'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE WITH TOURISM

Along the beaches of Mexico, typically teeming with vacationers, there is a struggle between two powerful forces that won't be going...

 
 
 

MYSTERY OF 60-YEAR-OLD PHOTOS IS SOLVED

After a collection of mysterious photographs of Alaska were published on CNN, the people featured in them have step forward to identify...

THIS MAN HAS CLIMBED EVERY MOUNTAIN IN HONG KONG

Surrounded by photos, maps and other documents, 45-year-old photographer Simon Wan Chi-Chung is planning his next great Hong Kong adventure.

 
 
 

AIRBUS CEO: COULD RAMP UP PRODUCTION BY SECOND HALF OF 2021

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury discusses how UK production levels remain competitive and how he expects air travel to go back to pre-pandemic...

JAPAN'S NAKED FESTIVAL WASN'T THE SAME THIS YEAR

This time a year ago, thousands gathered for Japan's annual Hadaka Matsuri - also popularly known as the "Naked Festival"- in Okayama...

 
 
 

SEE MARDI GRAS 2021 VERSUS 2020

Mardi Gras celebrations are very different this year as Covid-19 restrictions have closed much of the French Quarter, leaving Bourbon...

ECO-FRIENDLY CRUISE SHIPS TO BE POWERED BY SAILS

French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique is planning to construct cruise ships topped by striking 80 meter "eco-friendly" paneled...

 
 
 

SOUTH KOREA HOTEL APOLOGIZES AFTER HONEYMOONERS DISCOVER PEOPLE CAN SEE INTO MIRRORED SAUNA

An upscale hotel in South Korea has issued an apology for a mistake that may have enabled outsiders to see into their sauna.

HOW THE MALDIVES BECAME THE BIGGEST 2020 INTERNATIONAL TOURISM SUCCESS STORY

In most destinations, being a million tourists short over the previous year would be a huge cause for concern, the result of a horrible...

 
 
 

30 CLASSIC ITALIAN DISHES THAT EVERYONE SHOULD TRY

Think of Italy and you're likely to think of food first, and all the other beautiful things it offers second.

THIS IS MARDI GRAS DURING A PANDEMIC

No parades, limited gatherings and shuttered bars. A normally raucous Bourbon Street almost devoid of people. No sign of crowds who...

 
 
 

'SWEETHEART CLAUSE' ALLOWS COUPLES TO REUNITE AMID PANDEMIC

Thousands of long-distance couples have been separated by travel bans since the pandemic began. Some countries, including France, have...

COUNTRIES WELCOMING VACCINATED TRAVELERS

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry, countless destinations around the world are rolling out vaccines...

 
 
 



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Nigel Slater's recipe for sausages and black-eyed beans, and for savoy...

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Guilt and fury: how Covid brought mothers to breaking point

The pandemic exposed gender inequality, shattering the fragile jigsaw of support that allowed women with children to work. Radical action is necessary to prevent women's rights... Read more ...

Forget grooming to Zoom - 18th-century men were first to make up

As sales of cosmetics for men soar, book reveals industry's first boom was in 1700s Male cosmetics are no longer the preserve of rock stars, with data showing sales are... Read more ...

Dad's Covid vaccination puts him in the spotlight once more

Thank heavens we found a good parking spot... My father has been remarkably stoic about lockdown. This has surprised his children since we have, at different points, heard him... Read more ...

California duplex with mannequins in every room is listed for $650G: 'To be...

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom multifamily home at 3695 Primrose Road in South Lake Tahoe has been listed for $650,000, and comes with several mannequins and statues. Read more ...

Marty Baron, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and the eight years that reshaped The...

Baron, who is retiring Sunday, expected to manage a newspaper during hard times. Instead, he found unimagined opportunities and challenge. Read more ...

Sunday with Tim Key: ‘Those comforting evenings in the pub will be back'

The actor on football drills, online gigs and overdone potatoes How do your Sundays start? They start with a run. It's vital to get something useful under your belt early... Read more ...

Seed sowing time is here, but don't rush

It's the right season to get things growing, but you may get the best results by holding off a little longer As someone who grew up in the tropics, I feel absolutely no shame... Read more ...

Rings of steel: dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves

Spate of audacious and often violent robberies leads to boom in sales of high-security animal accessories A spate of dognapping in recent months has led to growing numbers of... Read more ...

Hemp chocolates for when you need a lift

The joys of chocolate containing full-spectrum high-potency CBD+ I've always been fantastically suggestible; the mere sniff of someone being ill and I imagine I am, too. So the... Read more ...