Move over Suez, hello Stad – Norway to build world’s first tunnel for ships

Ambitious project will create 1,700-metre long passageway underneath rocky peninsula for cruise and freight ships by 2023

The world’s best hostels: and the ‘Hoscar’ goes to …

Users of booking site Hostelworld have rated their favourite hostels around the world, including categories for size, continent and atmosphere, with Lisbon and St Petersburg earning many plaudits

Inside Peru’s modern-day Machu Picchu – is this the best new building in the world?

The soaring buttresses and hanging walkways of UTEC in Lima have earned it the RIBA international prize. And Grafton Architects, the Irish team behind it, have equally big plans for Britain

The Pantanal is national heritage: protecting the world’s largest wetlands

Spanning Brazil, Paraguay and BoliviaSpanning Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and home to 4,700 species, the Pantanal wetlands are under threat from deforestation and agriculture. But local people are taking on the challenge to protect this unique region

Shenzhen – from rural village to the world’s largest megalopolis

When Leo Houng arrived in Shenzhen in 1974, it was an unremarkable Chinese settlement that ‘smelled of countryside’. Since then, he has witnessed the city rise up at a bewildering rate – with little regard for the families caught in its path.