Lack of conscious appreciation of Africa Day further divides fragmented country

It is just another holiday on the calender, pity it falls on a Saturday this year, otherwise it could be used to show the beauty of Africa off yet again

How much do you really know about Mary and Joseph?

Mary and Joseph, known as the parents of Jesus, are truly significant characters in religious history. However, their personal lives remain a relative mystery. While it is acknowledged in Catholicism that Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus, which Joseph accepted, any other defining moments in their relationship are less well known. In this gallery, we explore the lives of Mary and Joseph, shedding light on their individual stories as well as their dedicated roles in the holy family. Intrigued? Click on to expand what you know about these important figures in religious history.

Why is wild swimming suddenly so popular?

It's easy to see the appeal of taking a cooling dip in the sea on a hot summer's day, but taking the plunge into an icy lake or chilly river when it's cold outside? For many people, the idea seems like madness. But for a growing group of brave souls, outdoor swimming in all weather has become a popular pastime. Would you take the plunge? Click through this gallery to find out why wild swimming has suddenly become so popular.

Thousands take to Mallorca streets to protest against overtourism

Thousands of demonstrators took to the street in Mallorca to protest against 'excessive tourism' which they blame for overwhelming the popular holiday island.

Food favorites that may soon be extinct

For many of us, food is more than just sustenance. It's a window into a variety of cultures around the world, or an expression of love that comes from a parent, friend, or significant other. However, what happens when some of the key ingredients in our favorite dishes are no longer available for our use? Well, we may soon find out. Barley is one of many ingredients that are in jeopardy, and it’s all thanks to climate change. This means we will soon have to say goodbye to cool, refreshing beer. It’s being predicted that beer consumption around the world will decline by 16%, while prices for the refreshing beverage are likely to double. The really bad news is that isn't all. Tequila prices are likely to shoot up due to increased demand for the liquor in New York and Tokyo, specifically. While tequila itself might not go extinct, quality tequila may, as the increased pressure on production is not allowing the agave plants to develop to their full maturity. With numerous farmers using immature plants, how long will it be before we're all drinking from the bottom-shelf tequila bottle? And not even hummus is safe! Chickpeas are also facing difficulties in meeting their demand, as temperatures in countries like India (the world's lead exporter of chickpeas) have risen and droughts have become more numerous. These are just a few examples, but there are plenty of other foods that may very well be gone for good, and very soon at that. If you're a big fan of margaritas, hummus, or a nice, cold pint, you better click through this gallery to learn which items you'll need to start buying in bulk before they disappear… forever!

Discover the world's last unspoiled destinations for perfect peace and quiet

Lesser-visited and underrated destinations around the world for those who really want to get away from it all.

Dame Mary Archer appointed new Chair of The Royal Parks charity

The Royal Parks cares for the most famous collection of urban parks in the world, offering free access to 5,000 acres of London's natural green spaces with a mission to 'improve everyone's quality of life'.

The essential 70s folk playlist

Flip through the slideshow for 20 essential classics to include on any '70s folk playlist, all of which make for a perfect soundtrack for a road trip or lazy day of lounging and listening to great tunes.

What is 'quiet vacationing'?

There’s another workplace trend to look out for - 'quiet vacationing' - and it’s a further example of gen Z and millennial workers attempting to reclaiming ownership of their work life balance. You may have heard of ‘quiet quitting’, which came to prominence last year on TikTok, described as a way for workers to empower themselves and redraw bounda...

WATCH: Why Japan banned tourists from certain areas

A growing number of governments are implementing bans on tourists in a bid to deal with over-tourism and unruly visitor behaviour.

American father AVOIDS Turks and Caicos prison for ammo in luggage

Bryan Hagerich, 39, from Pennsylvania, was charged with possession of firearms after loose bullets were allegedly found in his luggage earlier this year.

Cost of saving Red List species

Although South Africa, as one of only 17 megadiverse countries on Earth, has done much to protect species from dire threats, much still needs to be done to ensure the survival of the country’s priceless natural heritage.

This is where you should live in the USA based on your personality

With 50 states and thousands of municipalities, America has a little something for everyone. Like-minded people tend to gather near their essential elements, whether that be sunshine or a copious amount of wine, so check out this gallery based on a list by Culture Trip to see where is best for you, depending on your personality.

27 astonishing treasures rescued from the Titanic, and their auction prices

The stories behind sensational Titanic artefacts recovered from the doomed ship and later sold at auction.

South Africa’s only ski resort is up for sale

No place to ski as South Africa’s only ski resort closes down and seeks buyers.

The best road trip movies of all time

The open road, a sense of adventure, and a cinematic backdrop: the best road trip movies capture them all. Of course, real-life road trips rarely go totally smoothly, and classic road trip movies don't shy away from showing all the dramatic bumps along the way. From drug-fueled misadventures to disastrous family trips and bust-ups behind the wheel, these movies range from cringe-making comedies to tense thrillers and joy-filled adventures. Got your interest? Then buckle up to discover the best road trip movies of all time.

The top 15 most expensive Banksy pieces, revealed

From Girl with Balloon to Love is in the Air, read on to discover Banksy's 15 priciest pieces of art.

Brits enjoying bank holiday in Benidorm make dash for hotel pool

British tourists enjoying a bank holiday getaway to Benidorm were seen making a dash for sunbeds on Saturday at the popular Melia Hotel.

15 magnificent palaces where you can actually spend the night

These royal residences, including jaw-dropping quarters in the Palace of Versailles and Gritti Palace in Venice, are now luxury hotels paying homage to their illustrious history. Here’s our pick of the most beautiful palatial places to stay around the world.

Martin Lewis reveals the secret to securing the best easyJet deals

Massive fire at India amusement park leaves at least 20 people dead

A massive fire broke in an amusement park in India, leaving at least 20 people dead. The blaze erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state.

The mysterious bent pyramid and more ancient Egyptian secrets

Here are some of Egypt's familiar sights and lesser-known relics – and the fascinating stories behind them.

Concerning tourism statistic potentially costing Australia billions

The Australian tourism industry is reeling from new statistics that could cost it up to $6billion a year, as the number of Chinese visitors drops dramatically.

Everest queue may have sparked snow slip as Brit, 40, still missing

Hundreds of crowded climbers have been captured in videos making their way up the summit of Everest close to where Daniel Paul Paterson, 40, and Pastenji Sherpa, 23 went missing on Tuesday.

Red Lobster staff dish on the toxic and demoralizing workplace

Staff at Red Lobster have opened up about the 'miserable' environment at the workplace and blamed Thai bosses for the decline of the world's largest seafood chain.

Overdue megaprojects whose costs have spiralled out of control

From a billion-dollar airport to railway projects that have gone decidedly off the tracks, we explore some of the world's most notoriously problematic megaprojects...

A popular Johannesburg hiking trail has been closed

The Lonehill Koppie trail in Johannesburg, known for its natural beauty and scenic views, has been closed for the winter months.

Quiz: can you name these iconic landmarks from their close-ups?

We've found 28 of the most famous and awe-inspiring landmarks ready for their close-up – can you guess what and where they are?

33 of the world's most beautiful train stations are right on track

From classical masterpieces to modern marvels, we take a look at some of the world's most beautiful train stations and their intriguing history.

Demonstrators gather in Mallorca in rally against 'excessive tourism'

People from all walks of life gathered in the capital Palma to call for limits on the number of visitors which they accuse of ruining the lives of locals by inflating property prices and causing traffic jams.

Road trip fun: Discovering hidden gems of the USA

Planning your next road trip and looking for an out-of-the-box destination? Beyond the well-trodden paths lie lesser-known destinations, waiting to charm and captivate. These hidden gems offer a perfect blend of nature's wonders, historical richness, and cultural diversity. Join us as we explore 30 unique and inviting locations across the United States, each with its own distinctive character, ensuring memorable adventures for your next road trip. Click on to discover them all!

Inside the world's wonderful rotating homes

Whether you're a sun-seeker or simply want to soak up gorgeous vistas from every room of the house, these innovative homes will swivel, shift and tilt, for a truly smart and responsive living space.

20 ways to travel well and leave a small footprint

Travellers are increasingly searching for holidays that are healthier for them and the planet. They may try an off-the-grid experience in nature as a cure for all the time they spend with technology; or they may seek to leave a smaller carbon footprint by reducing their jet travel or finding resorts that truly embrace sustainable practices. Here are 20 ways to be a more eco-conscious and healthy traveller.

Coastal decorating schemes perfect for Summer

Looking for some cool coastal decorating ideas? From beach house decor to a seaside-themed bathroom, there's a whole host of ways to give your home a stylish nautical look...

‘Rundown dump’ revealed as worst city to visit in the UK

Apartments evacuated after dangerous fire started by lithium battery

About 50 residents were evacuated from the three-storey Axis Apartments in Chippendale, Sydney , at about 12.45am on Sunday.

The Sycamore Gap Tree: Why Britain's most famous tree got cut down

More adventure awaits on the KZN South Coast with the launch of the rural tourism experience

Emalangeni Experience launched on the KZN South Coast as part of efforts to promote rural tourism in the region.

Brits pack out UK beaches before more thunderstorms batter Britain

Brits have flocked to beaches dotted throughout the UK as the sunshine beams and temperatures hit 21C, making the most of the sunshine before thunderstorms descend on Sunday.

The 30 best small towns in America

America is an enormous country with many beautiful big cities that are world famous. Names like Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco come to mind. With that being said, not everyone is a fan of the busy city life; plenty enjoy a quieter lifestyle. Luckily, there are absolutely beautiful small towns in America that everyone should discover. Ready? Click on for the 30 best small towns in America.

CTICC wins gold at prestigious awards

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has received an international accolade after winning gold at the prestigious 2024 Eventex Global Awards.

30 things to do in Europe at least once in your life

One thing is certain, there's no shortage of things to do in Europe. It's a continent of diversity and history, filled with unique experiences and breathtaking scenery. From famous cities like Paris and Istanbul, to beautiful eastern European national parks and quirky Dutch architecture, everywhere you turn, there's something great to enjoy. And if you're lucky, you'll make multiple trips in a lifetime just trying to see it all. From island hopping in Greece to taking a train into the Swiss Alps, click on for 30 things you need to do in Europe once in your lifetime.

20 facts you might not know about 'The Shining'

Combine an iconic, taxing director, one of the most successful writers ever, and the biggest movie star of his generation, and you get “The Shining.”

The world's most stunning clifftop towns will make you dizzy

Venture to dizzy heights with a look at some of the world’s most incredible clifftop towns. From seaside citadels to remote medieval mountain villages, living life on the edge has never looked so good.

The deadliest passenger plane crashes ever

Singapore Airlines halts meal services while flying through turbulence

The airline said it has adopted a 'more cautious approach to managing turbulence in-flight' after the Boeing 777 jet heading to Singapore hit extreme turbulence over the Andaman Sea on Tuesday.

North Carolina man says bizarre UFO landed from his garden

A shocked North Carolina man revealed the ginormous and bizarre UFO object he stumbled upon in the mountains.

The US missionaries killed in capital where violent gangs control 80% of city

The US missionaries killed in capital where violent gangs control 80% of city - Criminal gang members attacked the couple – along with a local mission group leader – after leaving a youth group in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince

10 Famous Explorers Whose Discoveries Connected the World

From Christopher Columbus to Marco Polo, these celebrated—and controversial—explorers made groundbreaking journeys across the globe.

Spot the difference: world-famous landmarks and their replicas

From Stonehenge to the Colosseum, some of the most famous world wonders have inspired a host of copycat attractions in far flung corners of the globe. Read on and see if you can tell the replicas from the originals. After all, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...