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    From land-mine warnings to a mouse-trap on a bike seat: The wackiest anti-theft devices ever

    Thieves, beware, because there are some devious anti-theft devices out there.And there are some that are so hilarious that would-be villains might actually be laughing too hard to attempt to steal anything, as images that have emerged online show.Some people, they reveal, take no chances.For instance, there’s the mug that’s been padlocked to a washing up tray, the car encased in metal and the bike completely wrapped in gaffer tape.Others are downright funny, such as the bike seat with a mouse-trap on it and the stapler that comes with a warning message written in the style of Liam Neeson’s tough-guy ...

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    Foreign Office issues stark warning to British holidaymakers to 'avoid crowds' in Turkey during the upcoming elections

    The Foreign Office (FCO) has issued a warning to British holidaymakers to ‘avoid large gatherings’ in Turkey during the presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24.It said that the elections may result in ‘rallies and demonstrations around the country’.The FCO also advises against all travel to within 10km (six miles) of the border with Syria and to the city of Diyarbakir. The Foreign Office (FCO) has issued a warning to British holidaymakers to ‘avoid large gatherings’ in Turkey during the presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24. Pictured is the capital, IstanbulThe Post Office recently named the Turkish resort of ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Air accident expert reveals the parts on a plane that can break without causing it to crash-land (and the bits you definitely DON'T want to see fall off mid-flight)

    It's endlessly repeated – air travel is one of the safest modes of travel.And this article will show you just why using the expert knowledge of safety and accident investigation lecturer Dr Simon Place, from Cranfield University.Here he explains which bits an airliner can lose, or suffer damage to, without it falling from the sky using, in some instances, real-world examples of extraordinary landings by planes that have lost key parts, including the wheels, tail fin and even the wing…Pilots All airliners fly with at least two pilots. They choose different menu options in case of food poisoning[On airliners] there ...

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    Qantas Dreamliner sets new record for fastest ever passenger flight from Australia to London

    A new record has been set by Qantas for the fastest ever passenger flight time from Australia to the UK.The Boeing 787-9 from Perth to London Heathrow completed the journey in 16 hours and 29 minutes instead of the scheduled 17 hours and 20 minutes.This means that a total of almost an hour was slashed off the expected flight time and beats the previous record of 16 hours and 35 minutes, also set by Qantas. A Qantas Boeing 787-9 has set the record for the fastest flight time between Perth, Western Australia, and London Heathrow. In fact, the QF9 service that ...

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    Thought the Dubai skyline couldn't get any more eye-popping? Its latest skyscraper is a 26-storey building that looks like an iPod in a 'docking station'

    This is the latest skyscraper to join the Dubai skyline - a 26-storey building that looks like an iPod.The building has been designed to resemble the Apple product and is being constructed at a 6.5 degree incline so it appears like it's charging at a docking station.Called The Pad, the building is currently being built in the Business Bay area in the centre of Dubai, which is famous for its record-breaking skyscrapers and opulent hotels. An artist's impression showing what The Pad building in Dubai will look like when completed later this year  The Pad is being built in the ...

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    The envy-inducing images of a filmmaker who travels the globe and stays at the world's most luxurious hotels (no wonder he has 38,000 Instagram followers)

    These are the envy-inducing pictures of a filmmaker who globe-trots from one luxury hotel to another.Andre De Mello - who styles himself as a 'content creator' - lives the high life, having 'fallen in love with luxury hotels'.The 36-year-old grew up in Rio de Janeiro but decided to relocate to New York at the age of 19, where he studied at Hunter College for a degree in film studies. Andre De Mello, who travels around the world staying at some of the world's most luxurious hotels. Pictured, left, is the Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba, and right, the Frutt Resort & ...

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    Paradise... for a princely sum: Resort in a lagoon dubbed the most beautiful in the world is up for sale for £17million

    It is a stunning island resort perched on a South Pacific lagoon that has been dubbed the most beautiful in the world.And now it could be all yours after going on the market - but you'll need almost £17million (US$22million, NZ$32million) to buy it.The Aitutaki Private Island Resort is located on Akitua Island, near the Cook Islands, and is the only inlet that sits directly on the Aitutaki Lagoon. The Aitutaki Private Island Resort is located in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, which is now up for sale for £17million  Up for sale is the island's 27 acre ...

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    'Party city' Amsterdam warns rowdy Brits they may face fines as officials campaign to stop 'drunkenness, noise in the street, litter and public urination'

    Amsterdam has warned rowdy British and Dutch tourists who 'party excessively' in the city that they could face stiff fines, in the latest campaign to halt drunken mayhem on the streets.The campaign specifically targets men aged between 18 to 34 years, who are increasingly attracted by the freewheeling Dutch capital's beer-drinking and soft-drug culture, as well as the salacious draw of its red light district.Enticed by cheap travel, groups of young men - mainly from elsewhere in the Netherlands or Britain - frequently roam the inner city's canal-lined streets at weekends, on elaborate pub crawls or to celebrate noisy stag ...

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    The best North American airlines ranked, according to passengers: Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines rated top with United and Frontier coming bottom

    The best airlines in North America have been ranked by passengers and it's Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest that come out on top.The carriers were rated the best in a survey that measures performance across seven factors including cost, reservations, flight crew and in-flight services.The worst rated were United Airlines and Frontier Airlines. The North America Airline Satisfaction Study ranked airlines according to passenger satisfaction. The most highly rated traditional carrier is Alaska Airlines, pictured The North America Airline Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power is now in its 14th year and polled 11,000 passengers on flights between March 2017 and March ...

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    Pictured: The UK's first airport therapy dog, Harley, calming nervous passengers at one of Scotland's busiest airports

    The UK's first airport therapy dog has been easing the nerves of stressed-out passengers at one of Scotland's busiest airports.Alaskan malamute Harley has been walking around the terminal at Aberdeen International Airport in the past week alongside owner Niel Chisholm, from Fife, in a bid to calm those who have a fear of flying.Passengers can stroke the dog and play with him, with studies having shown that petting an animal can reduce stress. Alaskan malamute Harley, the UK's first airport therapy dog, who is working at Aberdeen International Airport Passengers can stroke the dog and play with him, with studies ...

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    Forget business class... welcome to HOTEL class! The stunning private jet cabin by Airbus that features a master bedroom, office and lounge

    Forget business class - this is hotel class.Airbus has unveiled a breathtaking design concept for private widebody jets that features a master bedroom, office, bathroom and lounge. And a rather cool holographic globe that shows passengers where in the world they are during the flight.The cabin concept is called Harmony and Airbus says it combines the 'comfort and space of a widebody cabin with the practicality to suit the longest of flights'. The Airbus cabin concept called Harmony, which can be fitted to its private jets. It features a master bedroom, office, bathroom and loungeThe cabin was initially proposed for ...

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    The 'unbearable stench of an unwashed man' who cabin staff tried to quarantine in the toilet forces airliner to divert

    An airplane full of tourists was forced to divert after a passenger's foul-smelling body odour reportedly caused those around him to vomit and faint.The Transavia Boeing 737 took off from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands for Gran Canaria, but instead it touched down in Faro, Portugal.At one point, flight crew reportedly tried to quarantine the 'unwashed' man in a toilet before the pilots decided to divert the flight.   A plane full of tourists on a Transavia flight had to make an emergency landing after a passenger's foul-smelling body odour caused other holidaymakers to vomit and faintPassengers reportedly became increasingly distressed by the ...

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    Ryanair quietly raises the price of taking two carry-on bags on flights just months after bringing in the charge

    Ryanair has quietly raised the cost of taking two pieces of carry-on luggage on selected flights - just months after bringing in the charge.The low-cost carrier announced in January that passengers would have to pay £5 for priority boarding to ensure that they could take two bags into the cabin with them. If they don't pay and turn up to the gate with two bags, the larger one is placed in the hold for free.However, it appears that the fee to ensure passengers can keep both carry-on bags with them on board has been increased in some cases.  Ryanair has ...

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    Inside Singapore Airlines' stunning new 787-10 Dreamliner, which features the same material used in the interiors of luxury sports cars and yachts

    Stunning images reveal the luxurious interior of Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.The airline was the first to accept delivery of Boeing's newest model, which uses 25 per cent less fuel per passenger compared to aircraft of a similar size.Interior shots show the business area decked out with 36 fully-reclinable seats, which have been clad in a luxury synthetic suede-like material called Alcantara more usually used to furnish yachts and super cars.  Stunning images reveal the luxurious interiors of Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Above, a view of the business class seats complete with 18-inch screens  Singapore Airlines was ...

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    Revealed: The landmarks that tourists find the trickiest to photograph, from Buckingham Palace to the Matterhorn

    The landmarks that tourists find the trickiest to photograph have been revealed - and often it's because there are too many people in the way.A study quizzed travellers on hotspots across the UK and Europe where they failed to capture a picture they were happy with.Respondents highlighted locations such as Snowdonia in Wales, Buckingham Palace, the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland and the Matterhorn in Switzerland as being particularly troublesome to snap. A lone tree stands in a lake in Snowdonia. The national park in Wales is the trickiest UK sight to photograph, according to a new study The research, commissioned ...

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