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Catholic pilgrims pray in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary near the Medjugorje church. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has authorised pilgrimages to Medjugorje, which means such trips can now be officially organised by Catholic dioceses and parishes worldw(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

 Bosnian Croat, Slobodan Praljak (right) enters the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia shortly before his death on Wednesday. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA.

Bosnian Croat war crimes convict Slobodan Praljak used cyanide to kill himself in court after losing his appeal, according to preliminary postmortem f(...)

Shannon Airport has made it to the final three destinations in an X Factor-style competition to decide a new airline route from Cologne

First it was singing, then dancing and now airline routes. Yes, you read that correctly. In the first round of an X Factor style comptition, a German (...)

Sarajevo, which was ‘besieged, blockaded, and bombarded by aircraft, artillery, mortars, tank and heavy machine gun rounds’ during the siege of the city by Serbian forces in the Bosnian war of the 1990s. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bullet-scarred walls flash by the window of the taxi during the brief night journey through winding narrow streets from the airport into Sarajevo. (...)