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France

Postcard France: ice hole diving

Brian Johnston I roll with a plop into the ice hole. My chest feels tight, and shallow breathing fills my ears.

Photography

How to take the ultimate travel selfie

The art of a selfie: be ready to snap away at a moment's notice.

Tatyana Leonov Love it or loathe it, the selfie is getting bigger. You can embrace it, whinge about it, or just hate it. Either way, the selfie is here to stay.

Samoa

The new surfer's paradise

Samoa

Craig Tansley rides high on Samoa's world-class reef breaks without the crowds of Indonesia or Hawaii.

Fiji

The village people

Lunch.

Shaney Hudson takes an exhilarating jet boat ride inland to visit some of Fiji's more remote communities.

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Photo galleries

Ball ban: Rio's beach crackdown

Under rules aimed at bringing order to Rio's famous beaches, ball games are among the undesirable activities being curtailed or banned as the city that will host a World Cup and Olympics within seven years seeks to clean up its act.

Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on beach behaviour ahead of 2016 Olympics, including banning ball games.

Travellers Tips

Insider

The modern holiday: go now, go hard, go home

Short Breaks illustration by Michael Mucci. SHD TRAVEL MAY 9.

Jane E. Fraser If you think big experiences must come with big vacations, think again. A growing range of getaways shows that short breaks can be long on adventure.

Tips

How to stay fit on the road

Matthias Morel, an airport marketing consultant who travels a lot for work, likes to stay in shape.

Map of Australia

Travel News

Paris tourist spot overrun by 'dirty' rats

A rat runs next to a Maillol Statue in The Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Muesum in Paris, France.

10:13am | Hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden at Louvre, but there is just one drawback - 'dirty' rats.

Why some flights are safer than others

9:45am | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe - roughly the population of New York City - step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely.

Stranded Air New Zealand passengers finally head home

LAURA WALTERS AND SHABNAM DASTGHEIB 9:29am | Air New Zealand passengers stranded in Honolulu since Sunday due to plane fault finally take off.

Jetstar apologises after crew member advises passengers to flush their drugs

9:20am | Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festival goers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

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