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Scorpion attacks United Airlines passenger on San Francisco-Atlanta flight

Scorpion attacks United Airlines passenger on San Francisco-Atlanta flight

A female passenger on United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta was bitten by a scorpion mid-flight. A ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Tonga, no tsunami warning issued

Strong earthquake rocks Tonga, no tsunami warning issued

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Tonga today. Samoa and Wallis and Futuna were also affected. No tsunami warning was ... Read More

Canada and US issue Dominica travel advisories over ‘civil unrest’

Canada and US issue Dominica travel advisories over ‘civil unrest’

The Government of Canada and the United States Department of State have issued Dominica travel advisories. Travel warnings were ... Read More

FAA: Holiday or not – do not aim laser-light displays at sky

FAA: Holiday or not – do not aim laser-light displays at sky

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a warning today that holiday laser-light displays aimed at houses become potentially dangerous ... Read More

Strike paralyzes transportation across France, shuts down tourist attractions

Strike paralyzes transportation across France, shuts down tourist attractions

Massive worker walkouts and thousands of protesters marching, in what has been billed as the largest protest of its ... Read More

Con artist sets up phony Russia-Finland border, charges illegals to ‘cross’ it

Con artist sets up phony Russia-Finland border, charges illegals to ‘cross’ it

A resourceful grifter has set up his own private 'Russia-Finland border' and charged four illegal migrants a thousands of ... Read More

Massive strike will disrupt train, bus, and airline services in France

Massive strike will disrupt train, bus, and airline services in France

Residents and visitors in France are preparing for a major strikes by transportation workers that will disrupt train, bus, ... Read More

River Nile is upset, wild and deadly: Disaster in East Africa

River Nile is upset, wild and deadly: Disaster in East Africa

Floods have cut off West Nile from the rest of Uganda after R.Nile burst its banks on Tuesday. This ... Read More

DHS wants mandatory airport facial recognition scans for all Americans

DHS wants mandatory airport facial recognition scans for all Americans

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is lobbying for a change to the current rules covering all Americans entering ... Read More

Consumer attitudes towards service animals during travel revealed

Consumer attitudes towards service animals during travel revealed

The results of the consumer survey dealing with attitudes and perceptions relating to the presence of service and emotional ... Read More

Pilot charged in deadly Moscow Superjet crash that killed 41 people

Pilot charged in deadly Moscow Superjet crash that killed 41 people

Russian civil aviation authorities announced that they have finished the investigation of a passenger jet crash at Moscow's Sheremetyevo ... Read More

UN: Severe hunger threatens half of Zimbabwe’s population

UN: Severe hunger threatens half of Zimbabwe’s population

The World Food Program announced plans to more than double the number of people it helps in Zimbabwe to ... Read More

Typhoon Kammuri: The World is Praying for Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri: The World is Praying for Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri is attacking the Philippines. Yona Smith posted on twitter: "Lord, please be with every person affected by ... Read More

‘Deliberate collision’: One child killed, five injured in Essex car attack

‘Deliberate collision’: One child killed, five injured in Essex car attack

A 12-year-old boy was killed, two 15-year-old boys, one 13-year-old boy, one 16-year-old girl and a 53-year-old woman were ... Read More

Robbers loot Berlin’s Stasi museum just days after Dresden jewelry heist

Robbers loot Berlin’s Stasi museum just days after Dresden jewelry heist

German museums apparently are going through a rough patch, when even the infamy of the once-omnipresent and menacing East ... Read More

16 Airbus workers fired for ‘industrial espionage’

16 Airbus workers fired for ‘industrial espionage’

European aerospace and defense company Airbus has dismissed 16 employees in a division handling German military projects, including a ... Read More

Cameroon Airlines plane attacked during landing at Bamenda airport

Cameroon Airlines plane attacked during landing at Bamenda airport

A Cameroon Airlines (Camair-Co) passenger aircraft came under fire while approaching an airport in Cameroon’s volatile English-speaking region. The ... Read More

Last chance to visit Victoria Falls before it’s drying up?

Last chance to visit Victoria Falls before it’s drying up?

Zimbabwe Stakeholders in the tourism industry, who included officials from the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, ... Read More

Flights grounded: WWII bomb shuts down Berlin-Schoenefeld airport

Flights grounded: WWII bomb shuts down Berlin-Schoenefeld airport

The official Twitter account of Berlin’s Airport Service today announced that Schoenefeld’s flight operations had been “interrupted” by the ... Read More

Five people stabbed, attacker shot by police in London Bridge terror attack

Five people stabbed, attacker shot by police in London Bridge terror attack

At least six people have were wounded and one person has been taken into custody, as London police deal ... Read More

IATA: MP14 boosts efforts to tackle unruly airline passengers

IATA: MP14 boosts efforts to tackle unruly airline passengers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on ... Read More

California and Oregon travelers preparing for bomb cyclone

California and Oregon travelers preparing for bomb cyclone

A “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon is expected to dump snow, knock out power and topple trees in California and ... Read More

Tourists in Crete in for a violent awakening: Earthquake!

Tourists in Crete in for a violent awakening: Earthquake!

Tourists in Creta had a rude awakening this morning when this Greek tourist island of Creta was struck by ... Read More

Dozens of foreign tourists injured in Dominican tour bus and truck collision

Dozens of foreign tourists injured in Dominican tour bus and truck collision

Dominican Republic's Civil Defense agency said that nearly two dozen foreign visitors for injured, some severely, after their tour ... Read More

Minister Bartlett proposes tourism crisis communication strategy for the Caribbean… Global Resilience Centre to formulate

Minister Bartlett proposes tourism crisis communication strategy for the Caribbean… Global Resilience Centre to formulate

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre has been tasked ... Read More

Albania earthquake potential of widespread casualties

Albania earthquake potential of widespread casualties

A  6.4. strong earthquake in Albania this morning at 3,54 am local time caused several buildings to collapse, sparking ... Read More

Hundreds of flights cancelled, thousands stranded by Italy and Finland air strikes

Hundreds of flights cancelled, thousands stranded by Italy and Finland air strikes

The latest Italian air-traffic control strike has effectively brought air traffic to and from Italy to a grinding halt, ... Read More

Swedish Foreign Minister: Sweden is safe to visit

Swedish Foreign Minister: Sweden is safe to visit

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said that foreign citizens do not want to come to Sweden, since this country ... Read More

Southwest Airlines issues Denver travel advisory

Southwest Airlines issues Denver travel advisory

Southwest Airlines issued the following  travel advisory: Based on the forecasted weather conditions for Denver International Airport (DEN), our scheduled ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: Nude Beaches and Topless in Jamaica

Sandals Resorts: Nude Beaches and Topless in Jamaica

Sandals Resorts and a clothing-optional vacation in Jamaica is not a combination many visitors would think about when booking ... Read More

Tourist dies in water accident from boat propeller

Tourist dies in water accident from boat propeller

A boat was being brought back to off Kamala Beach when a tourist swimming in the waters was cut ... Read More

Republic of Congo: State of natural disaster declared as floods displace 50K

Republic of Congo: State of natural disaster declared as floods displace 50K

The government of the Republic of Congo has declared a state of natural disaster after at least 50,000 people ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Papua region, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

Strong earthquake rocks Papua region, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

Strong Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Papua region, Indonesia today. So far there have been no reports of casualties or ... Read More

SpaceX Starship explosion puts brakes on space tourism

SpaceX Starship explosion puts brakes on space tourism

The Mark I prototype of SpaceX’s Starship launch vehicle exploded during a test on Wednesday. The explosion blew off ... Read More

JAZZUARY: Brussels puts jazz in the spotlight in January

JAZZUARY: Brussels puts jazz in the spotlight in January

The capital of Europe will vibrate to the sound of jazz at the beginning of 2020. From 8 to ... Read More

Turkish Airlines jet with 134 people on board crash lands at Odessa airport

Turkish Airlines jet with 134 people on board crash lands at Odessa airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet with TC-JGZ tail number, flying from Istanbul, Turkey to Odessa, Ukraine, rolled ... Read More