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How a village destroyed itself to save a nation

DAVID WHITLEY An English village made a grim but noble sacrifice sealing themselves in to a death trap to save their fellow countrymen.

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Best places to go after a break up

UTE JUNKER If you need to get over it you should get away from it. Here are the best places to go.

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If these coloured walls could talk

BEN GROUNDWATER Berlin's past is everywhere, and its people never forget.


America's trashy but entrancing city

LANCE RICHARDSON Beautiful and dirty; this place is a diverse mix of creativity.

South Africa

A long journey to freedom

LISA DAVIES South Africa has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go.


In the lair of The Leopard

Caroline Baum The elegant home of an Italian author has had its doors opened to guests.


An appetite for the Andes

UTE JUNKER Being forced indoors can be delicious.

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The creepy old man on a bus tour

THE BACKPACKER 5:28pm There's 37 girls, five guys. The average age is 22, but one guy is 34. That's me.

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World's best ski resorts for singles

Snow It All 4:05pm Chair lift speeding dating, free drinks and week-long parties. How ski resorts are helping singles find love.

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22 gadgets every traveller needs

MICHAEL GEBICKI Why travel light when getting kitted up is half the fun.

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How to pick the right person to travel with

THE BACKPACKER In my experience, you never truly know someone until you've travelled with them.

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Coffee vs tea: Which team are you on?

THE BACKPACKER Tea isn't a beverage to get excited about. It's what your parents drink. And yet ...

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Why travel to New Zealand is still a hassle

Travellers' Check Travel between Australia and New Zealand is more painful than it should be.

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How to deal with a fear of flying

LEE TULLOCH To endure or to not endure: For some the fear of flying can be crippling.

The Tripologist

Are travellers at risk from the Ebola virus?

MICHAEL GEBICKI What is the most effective way to safeguard your health?

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Top travel photos, August 22, 2014

Take a look at some of the best travel photos from around the world this week.