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Air India jet aborts takeoff in Kolkata after bees block cockpit window

Air India jet aborts takeoff in Kolkata after bees block cockpit window

An Air India passenger jet was delayed by three hours in Kolkata Airport after the ... Read More

Dirty crime: £1 million solid 18K gold toilet stolen from English palace

Dirty crime: £1 million solid 18K gold toilet stolen from English palace

A solid 18K gold toilet named ‘America’ and worth approximately £1 million ($1.25 million) has ... Read More

‘Gunshots and the explosions’: Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone attack

‘Gunshots and the explosions’: Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone attack

Yemeni Houthi militants say they launched 10 armed drones that hit two large Saudi Aramco ... Read More

Stockholm police mobilized over potential Muslim migrant mob riots during Davis Cup

Stockholm police mobilized over potential Muslim migrant mob riots during Davis Cup

Stockholm police officers have been mobilized across the city, which will host the upcoming Davis ... Read More

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions ... Read More

Russia grants its security forces right to shoot down ‘unsafe’ drones

Russia grants its security forces right to shoot down ‘unsafe’ drones

Russian lawmakers have voted to grant police and other security services the right to take ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett calls for global support for hurricane-impacted Bahamas

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett calls for global support for hurricane-impacted Bahamas

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett today urged members of the United Nations World Tourism ... Read More

Bird strike sets plane engine on fire, prompts horrifying emergency landing

Bird strike sets plane engine on fire, prompts horrifying emergency landing

The absolutely last thing anyone wants to see on a flight would be the flames ... Read More

‘Huge fire and evacuation’ after train derails in Illinois

‘Huge fire and evacuation’ after train derails in Illinois

A freight train carrying flammable liquid derailed near Dupo, Illinois, prompting an evacuation of railroad ... Read More

Six passengers, two crew members hospitalized after Eurowings flight battered by severe turbulence

Six passengers, two crew members hospitalized after Eurowings flight battered by severe turbulence

Eight people were hospitalized for a range of issues including head wounds, fractures, and cervical ... Read More

US federal search warrants served in California deadly dive boat fire investigation

US federal search warrants served in California deadly dive boat fire investigation

U.S. federal search warrants were served on Sunday as part of the investigation into the ... Read More

Typhoon Faxai hits Tokyo: 1 killed, 40 injured, hundreds of thousands without power

Typhoon Faxai hits Tokyo: 1 killed, 40 injured, hundreds of thousands without power

At least one person has been killed and 40 others injured while hundreds of thousands ... Read More

British Airways flights nearly 100% grounded

British Airways flights nearly 100% grounded

"After many months of trying to resolve the pay dispute, we are extremely sorry that ... Read More

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polalikasvi is worried about eTurboNews and started blocking this publication. With ... Read More

Delta relief flight to Bahamas evacuates Dorian survivors, delivers 4,700 pounds of supplies

Delta relief flight to Bahamas evacuates Dorian survivors, delivers 4,700 pounds of supplies

Delta Flight 9994 departed Ft. Lauderdale Sunday morning, landing at 10:59 a.m. at the Marsh ... Read More

Tokyo flights canceled, train services suspended as city prepares for Typhoon Faxai

Tokyo flights canceled, train services suspended as city prepares for Typhoon Faxai

All air and ground transport in Tokyo has come to a standstill as Japan braces ... Read More

Boeing suspends testing of long-range 777X jet after plane’s door blows off

Boeing suspends testing of long-range 777X jet after plane’s door blows off

Boeing has suspended testing on its 777x aircraft after its team encountered an issue during ... Read More

Situation for tourists in Hong Kong this weekend

Situation for tourists in Hong Kong this weekend

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and eTurboNews have been in contact regarding the ongoing ... Read More

United States’ response to Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

United States’ response to Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

The United States extends its condolences to all those in The Bahamas who have lost ... Read More

United Airlines launches online campaign for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

United Airlines launches online campaign for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Today, United Airlines reaffirmed its commitment to lifting up communities in need, by launching a ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Centre aiding Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Global Tourism Resilience Centre aiding Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Today, the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM), one of the first international ... Read More