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A New York artist has created his own country in the Utah desert, a tiny piece of barren land that he has dubbed Zaqistan. But is it worth a visit?
A Japanese comedy genius known as 'Mansooon' has invented the selfie arm, so that you can use a selfie stick without anyone around you knowing.
The Crazy Toilet Cafe has just opened in Moscow, dedicated to all things toilet, including a menu of brown food served in miniature urinals. Yep.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia will now open earlier in the morning to visitors, and has introduced a new code of conduct to protect the site.
Jetpacks! Every traveller alive would want one. And now consumer jetpacks are closer to reality than ever with these historic flights.
The UK government has invested in a new engine that could cut journey times from London to Australia to just four hours, reaching 4000mph.
Chile's Atacama Desert, known as the driest place on Eartht, is covered in pink flowers after enjoying its heaviest rainfall in 20 years.
22 shipwrecks have been discovered in an area of 44 square kilometres of the ocean floor around a group of 13 islands near Greece.
A street in Prague is so narrow that traffic lights have been installed to prevent pedestrians from colliding with each other when they walk through.
Qantas is planning to offer a 19-hour direct flight from London to Perth, which would become the longest commercial flight on the planet.