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Focus: Looking for the Bet of Your Life? How to Travel the World Casino by Casino

While many punters are being wooed by online casinos offering plenty of free bonuses and promotions, traditional land-based casinos are currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, as vacation destinations. Yes, while it has always been popular to pack your backpack and buy a round trip ticket to see the world, many vacation companies are now offering special package deals and casino based itineraries for those travellers who wish to experience some of the best land based casino in the world. Here is our pick of the top casino travel…

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World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease

A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person’s skin. The U.S.-based Carter Center, which leads the eradication campaign, says just 30 cases were reported last year in isolated areas of Ethiopia and Chad. All 15 cases in Ethiopia occurred at a farm where workers drank unfiltered water from a contaminated pond. Mali has not reported any cases in 25 months, and civil war-torn South Sudan has reported no cases in 13…

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Konta knocked out by world number 123 Pera

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. British number one Johanna Konta suffered a shock defeat by world number 123 Bernarda Pera in the second round of the Australian Open. The American won 6-4 7-5 to claim only her second win at Grand Slam level. Ninth seed Konta had reached the quarter-finals and semi-finals on her past two visits…

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Culture 

The TV Show ‘Black Lightning’ Gives the Superhero World a Jolt of Social Justice

The night of the “Black Lightning” world premiere kicked off with a star-studded “red carpet” event—the carpet was actually black, in honor of the show, dappled with little yellow lightning bolts and bearing the title in large block capitals. It was the evening of Saturday, January 13, the start of Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend; the venue was the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The culmination of two days’ worth of “DC in D.C.” comics-themed festivities (the bulk held at the nearby Newseum), the rollout of “Black Lightning,” whose African American title character first…

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News: World Travel Awards gears up for silver anniversary

World Travel Awards has begun preparations for its 25th anniversary – honouring a quarter of a century recognising leaders in the international hospitality sector. Celebrations for the silver anniversary will kick off this April in Ras Al Khaimah. An up and coming United Arab Emirates holiday hotspot, the destination boasts a balmy climate, traditional culture, sandy beaches, and a wealth of activities to keep visitors entertained. World Travel Awards will host the annual Middle East Gala Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah on April 19th. As part of…

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