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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.
A new invention designed to curb boredom, based on an arcade game, means there is now nothing pedestrian about the crossings of Hildesheim, a small town in Germany.
The Top 10 Instagrammed locations of 2014 have been revealed, and you might be a little sad by what takes the top spot. How many of these have you visited on your travels?
UK and US counterterrorism officials are considering introducing a ban on all airplane hand luggage in the wake of the renewed and raised threat of terrorist attacks.
From the icy heart of Siberia a video has emerged which shows aircraft passengers getting out and pushing their plane after it became stranded on a freezing runway.
The new controller, which sucks out the gamer's blood whenever a player is shot, is hoped to encourage blood donations in Canada. It definitely makes for a more realistic experience.
A video has emerged of legendary skater Tony Hawk riding a hover board. And this time it’s real. Probably. Back to the Future fans can now rejoice - it finally happened!
Two YouTubers from the Czech Republic have conducted a social experiment to try and find an honest homeless person who deserves a reward. It’s pretty heart wrenching stuff.
Discovery Channel has come under fire for an upcoming show in which a naturalist apparently allows himself to be swallowed by an anaconda while wearing a ‘snake-proof suit’.
When Jordan Axani's relationship ended after booking a RTW trip, he decided to find a new companion. She just has to have the same name as his ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Gallagher...
19 year old Chinese backpacker Ju Peng has come up with a novel way to fund her travels: by offering her body for sex to any man who is willing to pay her way through China.
In 10 years the aviation industry could introduce windowless planes to reduce weight and cut costs. Entire fuselages would have smart screen technology, making them appear transparent.
Safety videos are one of the most important, yet tedious, things about a flight. That is unless you're a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan and flying with Air New Zealand. Then you get this.
A man who woke from a colonoscopy to find himself wearing pink knickers is suing for damages. He claims he became the victim of the prank while under anaesthesia.
In response to concerns over sex tourism and the country's reputation, Denmark has decided that it's about time they introduce a ban on bestiality. Yes, this is real.