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From bagels to baguettes, these are 50 of the world's best breads


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Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:21:06 GMT

What is bread? You likely don't have to think for long, and whether you're hungry for a slice of sourdough or craving some tortillas, what you imagine says a lot about where you're from.

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Retired 747 to test radical new jet engines


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Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:55:51 GMT

A 20-year-old passenger airplane has been recruited by Rolls-Royce to test its radical new UltraFan jet engine, which the company believes could revolutionize aviation in coming years.

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Czech Republic's Sedlec Ossuary, aka 'Church of Bones,' to ban selfies


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Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:51:49 GMT

The Sedlec Ossuary chapel in the Czech Republic town of Kutná Hora has become the latest attraction to clamp down on photography.

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You can now stay in Barbie's Dreamhouse. No, seriously


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Created: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:45:50 GMT

The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available to rent for only $60 per night on Airbnb. The two-night special will be available to book starting October 23 at 11 a.m. PT and the stay itself must take place from Sunday, October 27, to Tuesday, October 29.

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Record melting sees Swiss glaciers shrink 10% in five years


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Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 02:59:11 GMT

Glaciers in Switzerland have shrunk 10% in the past five years, a rate that has never been seen before in over a century of observations, according to new research published Tuesday.

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Hotel opening on the grounds of Versailles


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Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:33:21 GMT

Visitors to France's magnificent Château de Versailles won't have far to go to spend the night in regal style come spring 2020.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator through the ages


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Created: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:55:15 GMT

As fans await the Microsoft Flight Simulator reboot coming in 2020, we look back at the evolution of the beloved PC-based game, from 1982 to now

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Porsche drivers stuck after Google Maps error


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Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:27:31 GMT

Visitors flock to Sardinia's Ogliastra coastline for the unspoiled beaches at the foot of cliffs. But hundreds are getting stuck on unpassable mountain tracks when they follow Google Maps

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The world's longest-running airlines


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Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:23:28 GMT

When we hear that an industry is celebrating its 100th anniversary, images of the industrial revolution might spring to mind, with its coal-powered steam machines, railways and chimneys.

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Fall in love with Dublin in 1.5 minutes


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Created: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:43:24 GMT

Let Ireland's capital charm you with its dramatic seascapes, stunning buildings and vibrant nightlife.

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Allergy horror stories from 35,000 feet


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Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:02:01 GMT

Food allergy sufferers say they are often harassed or even bullied over the restrictions they ask for while traveling on airplanes. But their disease is all too real -- these are their horror stories.

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Most beautiful Greek villages


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Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:23:14 GMT

Greece may be home to some of the most idyllic and secluded islands around, but the Mediterranean country also holds plenty of charming villages.

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Secret Cold War past of a Spanish tourist hotspot


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Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:21:24 GMT

For more than 40 years, the Spanish beach resort of Platja de Pals on the Costa Brava was the home of the US-funded Radio Liberty, broadcasting deep into the heart of the Soviet Union.

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Futuristic superyacht could change sailing


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Created: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 15:35:38 GMT

The world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht could be taking to the waters in the not too distant future.

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The world's best bar for 2019 revealed


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Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 08:10:14 GMT

New York real estate may be plummeting, but there's one spot in Greenwich Village where space remains at a premium: Dante, a 104-year-old hostelry that's just been voted top of the World's 50 Best Bar list for 2019.

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Europe's most beautiful places


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Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:58:38 GMT

From Norwegian islands high above the Arctic Circle to forest-covered mountains in Romania, here some of the prettiest spots in Europe.

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Airplanes to get cameras outside restrooms


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Created: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:07:40 GMT

Airplane maker Airbus is starting in-flight trials for a new connected cabin concept that includes cameras installed outside restrooms on its aircraft, a move likely to further ignite debate over passenger privacy in the skies.

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The best around-the-world cruises for 2020


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Created: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:46:06 GMT

Back in September 1522, an 85-ton carrack barely larger than a modern leisure yacht became the first ship to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the globe.

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10 things Nigeria does better than anywhere


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Created: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:52:49 GMT

With its vibrant culture, sense of humor and adaptability, Nigeria has become the "Giant of Africa" in more ways than just population size

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Our favorite travel photos of 2019 so far


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Created: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:43:15 GMT

A picturesque church in a Slovenian lake. A child playing in Moscow's Gorky Park. The ruins of an ancient metropolis in modern Turkey.

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Stephen King is converting his haunting Maine home into a writers' retreat and archive


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This week, the Bangor City Council approved a request by Stephen and Tabitha King to rezone their home as a nonprofit, allowing the literary legends to convert their Victorian mansion into an archive and writers' retreat.

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Huge Nazi bunker to house luxury hotel


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The Flakturm IV Hochbunker in the St Pauli district of Hamburg is to become home to a luxury hotel complete with a memorial to victims of Nazi Germany.

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From the telephone to the X-ray machine and Heinz ketchup, World Expos have been celebrating progress since 1851. On October 20, 2020, Dubai will become the first country in the middle east to host the mega event.

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Banned from Champions League glamor game, Ajax fans look to the Orient


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After booking travel and accommodation for a high-profile Champions League match against Chelsea, fans of Dutch football club Ajax were dealt some bad news on Thursday.

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Ancient 'lost city' of the Khmer Empire uncovered in Cambodia


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Researchers have identified the elusive ancient "lost city" of Cambodia. Scientists used aerial laser scans and ground-based surveying to map Mahendraparvata, or the Mountain of Indra, King of the Gods.

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Woman who stood on ship's railing for selfie barred for life from cruises


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A woman was removed from a cruise ship and banned for life by the cruise company after she climbed onto her room's balcony railing to pose for a dangerous photo shoot over the ocean.

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Americans can't seem to get enough of these haunted house attractions during Halloween. Brace yourself and check out these photos for a fun scare in 2019.

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Royal plane forced to abort landing twice amid storms


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A British Royal Air Force plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was forced to abandon landing twice in Pakistan due to bad weather on Thursday.

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'Ibiza in the desert': Building a party culture in Dubai


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From Martin Garrix to Hardwell, Don Diablo to Afrojack, many of the world's top DJs are flocking to the Emirate.

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Ethiopia opens its secretive Imperial Palace


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Ethiopia's Imperial Palace has witnessed plotting and the planning of brutal conquests. Now it's been opened to the public by Ethiopia's charismatic leader, Abiy Ahmed, to boost tourism and help the country move on from its turbulent past.

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