• Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned
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    Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned

    Banksy has admitted that one of his biggest pranks yet didn't really go according to plan. The British street artist created an art world sensation by sending one of his paintings through a shredder hidden in a frame moments after it sold at auction for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros

  • Ultra Violet on the runway: 10 looks for holiday 2018 outfit inspiration
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    Ultra Violet on the runway: 10 looks for holiday 2018 outfit inspiration

    Pantone's color of the year for 2018 -- will liven up even the darkest of festive looks this holiday season. An alternative to the traditional black, red and gold, purple will bring a pop of color to party looks with outfits that stand out from the crowd. The biggest fashion houses were quick to

  • China's Cosco to pump more money into Piraeus development
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    China's Cosco to pump more money into Piraeus development

    Chinese shipping giant Cosco on Friday said it has ambitious plans for the Greek port of Piraeus, including boosting already-bustling container and car piers and a five-star hotel expansion. "We do our best to improve the infrastructure to give a good image of our port," Piraeus port authority

  • Millennials willing to give up booze and sex for chance to travel the world
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    Millennials willing to give up booze and sex for chance to travel the world

    Netflix, booze, coffee and sex. They're some of the Millennial's favorite things which young and mobile consumers are willing to give up if they were offered the chance to travel for six months for free. 

  • Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre's soul
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    Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre's soul

    Inside a dark, low-ceilinged room once frequented by Picasso and Modigliani when they were still struggling artists, a group of tourists from Russia, Canada and Australia are listening to traditional French songs. This is the Lapin Agile, a small house surrounded by acacia trees which is home to the

  • Germany orders recall of 73,000 Opel diesels
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    Germany orders recall of 73,000 Opel diesels

    Germany's KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall 73,000 diesel vehicles worldwide that were configured to fool regulatory emissions tests. The authority "ordered an obligatory recall on October 17" for Opel Insignia, Cascada and Zafira diesels meeting

  • Giorgio says Armani to stay independent
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    Giorgio says Armani to stay independent

    Italian fashion house Armani will stay independent, its founder and designer Giorgio Armani in an interview published Friday on business website Milano Finanza. "I have always believed that economic independence was the fundamental principle to work in full freedom," said Armani. The 84-year-old

  • Moncler teams up with UNICEF to protect vulnerable children this winter
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    Moncler teams up with UNICEF to protect vulnerable children this winter

    Luxury outdoors brand Moncler is doubling down on its commitment to help vulnerable children this winter, in partnership with UNICEF. The fashion brand is strengthening its collaboration with the non-profit organization via its ‘Warmly Moncler' project, which was first launched in January. The

  • How you can win an $18,000 ski holiday that comes with a private resort
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    How you can win an $18,000 ski holiday that comes with a private resort

    It's a travel competition that will make a hero out of its winner. Vacation rental company VRBO has launched a competition that will offer the winner and 19 of their friends a ski holiday that includes very own private ski hill for a day. 

  • 'Pretty Little Liars' star Shay Mitchell drops travel accessories brand
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    'Pretty Little Liars' star Shay Mitchell drops travel accessories brand

    "Pretty Little Liars" and YouTube star Shay Mitchell has released a new travel accessories brand called BÉIS. 

  • Ford boosts production of GT supercar
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    Ford boosts production of GT supercar

    In response to strong demand, Ford has decided to boost production of its GT model with a two-year extension. Ford is set to re-open its final owner application process for the Ford GT (FordGT.com) from November 8 for 30 days. The firm will increase the number of Ford GT supercars produced to 1,350

  • Surprise! Tesla's Model 3 now has a mid-range battery option
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    Surprise! Tesla's Model 3 now has a mid-range battery option

    Tesla unexpectedly announced a mid-range battery option for the Model 3, bringing the price of the vehicle down to $45,000 and completely changing the pricing structure. Before the reservation holders of the Model 3 with a standard battery pack even get their vehicle, Tesla has added a fourth battery

  • Disney to open new nature-themed resort in Orlando
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    Disney to open new nature-themed resort in Orlando

    Disney's Walt Disney World Resort is getting a new nature-themed vacation resort that will add more than 900 new rooms to the resort area. 

  • Hermès is the latest fashion brand to unveil e-commerce site in China
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    Hermès is the latest fashion brand to unveil e-commerce site in China

    Hermès is doubling down on its efforts to conquer the Chinese market with the launch of a dedicated e-commerce site. The luxury French fashion brand launched the platform this week, reports Jing Daily, offering womenswear and menswear, as well as its signature handbags (with the exception of its ‘Birkin

  • Spider swarm cloaks Greek lake in 1,000-metre web
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    Spider swarm cloaks Greek lake in 1,000-metre web

    Lake Vistonida in northern Greece has become an arachnophobe's worst nightmare after it was cloaked recently by massive webs spun by hundreds of thousands of small spiders. "It's caused by an overpopulation of spiders...there is an abundance of food available," local environmental

  • Saint-Tropez cleans up after Mediterranean oil spill
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    Saint-Tropez cleans up after Mediterranean oil spill

    French workers on Thursday scooped balls of tar off the beach in Saint-Tropez after oil that leaked from two ships which collided washed ashore in the Riviera resort. Authorities in Saint-Tropez said this week that 16 kilometres (10 miles) of coastline had been affected by the spill. One of them is

  • How technology, trends and tastes will shape travel in 2019: Booking.com
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    How technology, trends and tastes will shape travel in 2019: Booking.com

    While travel companies -- be it airlines, hotels and cruise ships -- are tripping over themselves to come up with services powered by virtual or augmented reality and artificial intelligence, consumers are interested in more practical tech applications like luggage tracking apps and self-driving transportation

  • Passengers stranded as Cypriot airline goes bust
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    Passengers stranded as Cypriot airline goes bust

    Cyprus said Thursday it will pay to ensure hundreds of Cobalt Air passengers stranded on the holiday island can return home safely after the sudden collapse of the low-cost carrier. In a surprise announcement posted on its website late Wednesday, the airline said it was cancelling all flights from shortly

  • VW's future cars could feature headlights that project info on the road
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    VW's future cars could feature headlights that project info on the road

    Volkswagen engineers and designers are currently testing a set of interactive HD-LCD headlights and tail-light clusters that project information on the road to enhance driver and pedestrian safety. To combat these vision-related road difficulties, Volkswagen is developing new head and taillights that

  • Five things to catch at this year's FIAC contemporary art fair in Paris
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    Five things to catch at this year's FIAC contemporary art fair in Paris

    Here's a pick of five installations, artworks and exhibitions to catch at this year's event. The "Architectures" exhibition showcases a selection of "functional sculptures" by the legendary fashion designer and Chanel creative director, Karl Lagerfeld.

  • Christian Dior's love of Britain to be celebrated by the V&A
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    Christian Dior's love of Britain to be celebrated by the V&A

    The House of Dior is set to go under the spotlight in the UK next year, with the opening of the country's biggest-ever exhibition exploring the luxurious French fashion house. The V&A Museum has announced the launch of "Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams," a comprehensive show exploring

  • Topshop is bringing back its beauty line this fall
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    Topshop is bringing back its beauty line this fall

    Topshop Beauty is making a comeback.

  • Nothing to see here: Sri Lanka to revoke rogue bikini ban
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    Nothing to see here: Sri Lanka to revoke rogue bikini ban

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday promised to revoke a rogue bikini ban raising eyebrows at a popular seaside resort, as the authorities urged tourists to wear what they want at the beach. The signs erected by local police at Habaraduwa Beach, about 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of the capital Colombo, depicted

  • China backtracks on horse racing, gambling for island province
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    China backtracks on horse racing, gambling for island province

    China has backtracked on plans to promote horse racing and potentially introduce gambling on the southern island of Hainan amid a campaign to develop the destination as a tropical tourism draw.

  • New details on Lego Movie World attractions opening 2019
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    New details on Lego Movie World attractions opening 2019

    Legoland Florida Resort has revealed more details on its Lego Movie World, which will feature attractions from their blockbuster Lego Movies.