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With its legendary “après-ski” activities, skiing is another good bet for singles looking for fun

It might be too late for this year but if you’re looking to boost your chances of being coupled up by the time Valentine’s Day 2018 rolls around, a ho(...)

Villagers look at a house which was damaged in a landslide in Kintamani, Bali on February 10th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Twelve people have been killed in three landslides across the Indonesian resort island of Bali, as torrential rain lashed the area, Indonesia’s disast(...)

A rendering of the proposed artificial floating island project in a tropical lagoon in French Polynesia, designed as a response to climate change. Photograph: Seasteading Institute via The New York Times

You might call it a Noah’s Ark for an era of melting polar ice sheets. An audacious plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating i(...)

Anna Neistat, senior director for research with Amnesty International, talks to journalists behind a copy of a report she co-authored titled ‘Island of Despair - Australia’s “Processing” of Refugees on Nauru’ in Sydney, Australia, on Monday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s offshore detention regime on Nauru as an “open-air prison” and akin to “torture”, where refugees and a(...)

Sinead Lawson with her husband Randi at the Blue Lagoon in Nusa Lembongan, Bali.

I think I was destined to be an eternal nomad; at the age of two I left Dublin with my family for my father’s job in the Middle East. I became what wa(...)

In a word . . . Mayo

Most people think of Mayonnaise as a thick, creamy dressing made of oil, egg yolk, and either vinegar or lemon juice. It is not. Mayonnaise is a dise(...)

A police forensic team examines a ferry boat which was carrying tourists from the island of Bali to Lombok following an explosion on board, at Padangbai port, Bali, Indonesia September 15th, 2016. Photograph:  Antara Foto/Nyoman Budhiana /via Reuters

Two Irish people are understood to have been on board a tourist boat in Bali which was hit by an explosion on Thursday. Initial reports from local po(...)

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I love beauty salons and spas. I’ve been to salons all over the world and if I can squeeze in a visit when I’m away, I will. I’m always struck by the(...)

Venetians celebrate the 440th annual Festival of the Redeemer

NEWS Festive Venice: This weekend, Venetians celebrate the 440th annual Festival of the Redeemer. The celebrations, complete with gondola parties, (...)

After a few dodgy beachside meals, we discovered one of the local warungs, family run shacks which are common throughout Indonesia and offer different traditional dishes each day.

When flipping through holiday brochures, I always used to shunt Bali to the bottom of my list, due to the flight time from Dublin. A 20-hour, two-flig(...)

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