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Nude art classes hit UK pubs

A model poses during a life drawing class at The Lion pub in London.

Forget karaoke, sketching nude models with a pint in hand is the hot new trend in British pubs.

Most liveable city's now most visible

Eurovision fans paid up to $NZ587 for a ticket to attend the grand final at Vienna's Stadthalle.

As nearly 200 million people tuned in to watch the Eurovision Song Contest, host city Vienna's maximising its exposure on the world stage.

Laser shone at pilot

A person allegedly pointed a green laser beam into the cockpit of a plane.

Police investigating the use of a laser aimed at a passenger plane's cockpit during a flight out of Wellington.

Nine cool Indian music festivals to attend

Enchanted Valley Carnival

Music festivals are magical, combine them with an exciting travel experience and you have the best holiday package.

Bali tourist dies taking selfie

A Singaporean tourist died when he was swept away by a wave while taking a selfie on holiday in Bali.

Solo holiday snap turns deadly for man after he was hit mid-click by a wave.

How I flew a boeing 747

Pilots in a British Airways 747 simulator.

When it's my turn I find it terrifying. I'm sure I'll crash the plane immediately.

Protests close Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower closed to the public as workers protest a rise in aggressive pickpockets.

Korean Air 'nut rage' boss freed

Heather Cho received a suspended prison term for her "nut rage" tantrum, immediately ending her incarceration.

Woman who made headlines for her mid-air tantrum over nuts released from prison.

Holidays that will change your life

Sailing the Maldives.

Six holiday options from around the world that could change your life.

Recharge by the river

The view of the stunning Southern Alps is the real attraction.

This retreat is set among the scenic valley of the Hurunui River. Pack for stargazing, roaming and a soak in the outdoor tub.

Grounded for 'inappropriate' quip

A plane passenger is in hot water over an "inappropriate" comment about security at Auckland Airport.

Man booted off Jetstar flight after making a crack about security.

Air NZ opens new look Sydney lounge video

Tap beer and cocktails are served at Air New Zealand's new Sydney lounge.

Air New Zealand's new Sydney Airport international lounge is a swanky set up.

Ever been locked out of a hotel when naked?

How to survive locking yourself out of your hotel room... naked

If you've made it this far, you already know it's a dangerous world out there. Wouldn't it be great to have a little guidance?

Readers' pics of the week


This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

One for the birds

Akaroa Harbour views extend from the nearby Woodills Track.

At dusk, the silvery notes of the native birds steal all the attention from the sweeping views.

20 minutes to France

A sign for Grenache grapes in a Barossa Valley vineyard.

There's a whiff of France about the Barossa, Australia's premier wine region.

Amazing travel pics taken by drones gallery

Teahupo'o, Tahiti.

Forget the selfie stick, leave the DSLR at home - drones have thrown a wild new perspective on travel photography.

Air NZ customer cheesed off

Air New Zealand customers have expressed concern at the airline's cracker-to-cheese ratio.

Air NZ is facing a grilling over concerns it has miscalculated the ratio of cheese-to-cracker.

Top travel photos of the week gallery

A man (C) dressed in early nineteenth century French army uniform and women dressed as bourgeoises pose for a friend as they participate in the third edition of "Ronda Romantica" (Romantic Ronda) in Ronda, southern Spain, May 16, 2015. Ronda Romantica is a cultural, historical and tourist event during the three days where thousands of people of Ronda and about fifty towns around of "Serrania de Ronda" (Ronda Mountain Ranges), dressed in traditional costumes, recreate the era of the bandits, drovers and romantic travelers in the nineteenth century. They also recreate the war of Spanish Independence which started in 1808 with the invasion by French Napoleonic troops and lasted until 1814, when the French were defeated and expelled from the country. Picture taken May 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Passenger gets angry and naked

An American passenger got angry and naked when he found out his flight to Jamaica was overbooked.

After dressing down a gate agent about an overbooked flight, an angry passenger decided to get naked.

Higher airfares with new tax

Travellers will be charged $22 in new departure and arrival taxes when flying internationally.

The Government announced in Thursday's Budget that it will sting passengers with $22 in arrival and departure taxes.

A road trip to Southland

One of the ponds, planted with bog-loving plants, at Maple Glen.

Here are the top 20 spots for green-fingered visitors to Southland ahead of the Bluff Oyster Festival.

Sweet 16 spoiled by smelly surprise

An American girl had a not so sweet 16th birthday celebration when rained poo on her party.

A teen's birthday celebration was soiled when poo rained down from the sky.

High-country hideaway

Take in the mountain views from a traditional musterers' hut.

Lake Heron is a glittering haven, which drains northwards into the Rakaia River.

Ghent's gourmet gems

Ghent from the water.

This charming medieval city is Belgium's unofficial foodie capital.

World's great divided cities

The old bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Their contrasting characters and often turbulent histories make split cities fascinating to explore.

Europe's best summer music festivals

Camp Bestival, Dorset: Perfect for the whole family.

From Brighton to Barcelona and beyond, here are the best music festivals for this European summer.

Where rustic meets riverside

The suites at Chile's Vira Viira Hacienda all have views of the Liucura River.

A rustic riverside hacienda in Chile takes guests back to 70s with a dash of modern Scandi style.

Going it alone (with kids)

Yes, it's possible for a solo parent with small children to enjoy a ski trip

The recipe to a successful solo-parent trip with kids: Equal parts planning and positive attitude.

5 Things...worth a look on Surf Highway 45

Mt Taranaki from Surf Highway 45.

There's plenty to see and do on this winding coastal route.

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