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‘My suitcase was like a sex shop’

Mandy Smith tells all. Source: Supplied FOR more than a decade, Mandy Smith was a flight attendant for Virgin Atlantic Airways. In her book, Cabin Fever, she dishes on partying with Virgin mogul Richard Branson, meeting first-class billionaire suitors and joining the Mile High Club in a Cessna. Now 41, …

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‘I’m a mother, and Putin will kill you!’

Will Russian President Vladimir Putin come for you? Source: AP AS FAR as threats go, “I am a mother of seven children and Vladimir Putin will kill you,” is a fairly chilling statement. The fact that the not-at-all-veiled threat was issued by an allegedly drunk passenger and caught on video, …

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‘Door of no return’: The horror sex chamber

Elmina Castle has a horrifying past. Picture: Erik Cleves Kristensen Source: Flickr AT HIS whim, the Governor stood on his balcony to select one of the 400 female slaves gathered below to be his ‘mistress’ for the day. A purpose-built staircase led directly from women’s dungeons straight to the Governor’s …

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Buck’s nightmare in Bali paradise

The tranquil setting at a beach in Seminyak, Indonesia, where the men were allegedly assaulted and extorted by officials. Picture: Renee Nowytarger Source: News Corp Australia A GROUP of Melbourne men celebrating a buck’s night in Bali were allegedly pistol-whipped, Tasered and extorted by corrupt officials who threatened them with …

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‘I woke with blood in my eye’

Exhausted, Dave Gill packed in his job for an adventurous cycling trip across the US. Picture: Caters News Source: Picture Media A STRESSED out worker knew something had to change when he woke up to find blood in his eye. 26-year-old Dave Gill from Cumbria in the UK threw in …

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‘It was unimaginable’: The beautiful killer

Will Hatton conquered the world’s highest pass. Picture: Will Hatton Source: Supplied WILL Hatton travelled to Nepal in June 2014, prior to the devastating earthquake. The April earthquake, and following aftershock in May has left thousands dead, and many people homeless. The country continues its struggle to rebuild. You can …

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Six dirty little holiday secrets

Have you called in sick to keep partying on holiday? Source: Getty Images BEWARE, travellers! Your secrets are out! Travelzoo recently published the results of a global survey showing the sneaky things travellers do while on holiday. Based on responses from 9,577 adults in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany …

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