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New visa regulations mean that British tourists planning to travel to India will have to undergo biometric testing before their application can be approved.
Danny Dyer has turned Tube announcer for one day only, generally endangering lives and making no apparent sense at Bromley-by-Bow Tube station on the District Line.
After a decade of near total blindness, an American man can see again thanks to a bionic eye implant. Now he plans to make up for lost time and see the world.
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A new hotel in Japan will be partially operated by worryingly human-like androids, who will carry your heavy luggage, make you coffee, and haunt your sleep until you gratefully die.
Are you scared of a flying? A new app has been released that will relieve your fears by telling you the probability of your plane crashing to the ground with you inside it.
Travel is wonderful, but it can be ruined by jet lag. Now scientists have invented a new treatment that resets your body clock, and could mean you never experience jet lag again.
Adulterous husband Fan Lung, from China, has had his penis chopped off by his enraged wife, not once, but twice. That'll teach him to send saucy emails from her phone.
A Blackpool man has been sent to prison for seventy days after being caught selling bottles of urine and faeces disguised as high-quality whiskey to unwitting consumers.
A Brazilian airline has spent $2 million turning its flight attendants into jungle survival badasses to save your pathetic life if one of their planes goes down in the Amazon.
A farmer from Devon who imported descendants of ‘super cows’ bred by Nazi Germany has had to reduce the size of his herd because the beasts have become too aggressive.
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A picture of a dog abandoned in its carrier on an airport runway in the pouring rain has sparked fury at the airline responsible after it went viral across social media.
There are few places left on Earth that humans haven't explored, but now NASA is looking to build an airship city in the clouds in the atmosphere around the planet Venus.
Meet the monkey who loved Kinder chocolate so much it attacked school children to get its hands on some and had to be tased by French police to stop its terrible rampage.
A Canadian man who caught the internet’s attention with his request for a travel buddy to join him on a prepaid round the world trip has finally found a good match.
You've probably wanted to visit Machu Picchu in Peru forever, but now the country is ready to open up another breathtaking ancient ruin that might make you tear up your itinerary.
It should be common sense not to randomly open the emergency exit on an airplane, but apparently this first time air passenger in China couldn't quite work that out for himself.
Some are calling it the worst start to a ski season for forty years, as poor snowfall in the French Alps threatens to melt the hopes of thousands of tourists across Europe.
A cat with the ugliest sleeping face in existence has been discovered in Japan, and scientists are baffled. Check out these pictures to see the horror for yourself.