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A trial to find a vaccine against the Ebola virus is due to take place at Oxford University

Ebola vaccine trial due to begin

A trial to find a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus is due to begin - and a volunteer from the UK will become the first person to receive the experimental drug.

Mamma Mia made scenic Skopelos a tourist hotspot

Let Hollywood inspire your holiday

Looking for inspiration for your next holiday? Why not look to the big screen?

Many Britons choose early September to book their next holiday abroad

Blue Monday 'boosts travel bookings'

The travel industry was bracing itself for a rush on bookings as Britons banished the 'end-of-summertime blues' by snapping up their next break abroad.

Yoyogi Park: one of Tokyo's most popular parks has seen some visitors contract dengue fever

Dengue fever hits Tokyo beauty spot

Visitors to one of Tokyo's favourite public parks have fallen victim to a crippling viral disease.

British travellers are getting better hotel deals abroad than at home

Best hotel deals found overseas

Britons in search of the best hotel deals should look for a holiday abroad rather than on home soil, research suggests.

Pregnant women usually have to provide a letter of consent or a letter from a doctor or midwife if flying within a month of their due date

Woman goes into labour on flight

A passenger jet was forced to make an unscheduled landing when a pregnant woman went into labour shortly after take-off.

Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes

Warning over spread of dengue risk

Climate change could increase the risk of holidaymakers coming into contact with dengue fever in Europe, experts have warned.

More than one in five UK adults do not believe they can get sunburnt if they already have a tan

Brits 'ignorant' about sun risks

A fifth of Britons wrongly believe they cannot get sunburnt if they already have a tan, while half do not realise they can get sunburnt through a window.

The world's most friendly and unfriendly cities have been revealed in a new poll

World's most friendly and unfriendly city breaks revealed

Melbourne in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand have been named the world's friendliest cities - with Johannesburg named the most unfriendly, according to a new survey.