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Magnitute 6.2 earthquake rocks southern Iran

Strong earthquake rocks Southern Iran.Preliminary Earthquake Report:Magnitude 6.2 Date-Time 11 May 2013 02:08:14 UTC11 May 2013 06:38:15 near epicenter

No big damage expected after major earthquake in Taiwan

A strong earthquake has been felt throughout Taiwan. Most earthquake don't cause casualties or damage. So far no damages had been reported.

1200 injured after meteorite explodes over central Russia

CHELYABINSK, Russia - A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged building

Syrian civil war killing Lebanese tourism

As civil war rages in neighbouring Syria and with tourism from the Gulf non-existent, hardened Lebanese merchants are surviving on a mixed bag of individual initiative, well-off Syrian tourists and he

Earthquake rocks Peru’s tourist region of Cusco

LIMA, Peru - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook Peru's tourist region of Cusco, home to the Inca site Machu Picchu, though there were no immediate reports of damage, seismologists said Sunday.

Herd of doomsday tourists damages ancient Mayan temple

Tourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization.

Sandy caused significant damage to national parks

WASHINGTON, D.D. - Damage from Superstorm Sandy was not limited to heavily populated cities along the Eastern Seaboard.

Study: Tourist hordes ruining exotic locations

Tourists thronging pristine beaches, forests and natural and exotic locations such as Polynesian Bora Bora island, the Maldives, the Seychelles and Fiji are engaging in practices that are damaging the

MV Pearl: New ferry, new problems

(eTN) - Ugandan media reports that some rowdy scenes had occurred at the new MV Pearl ferry, officially launched only days earlier by the Minister for Works and Transport, when an the ferry was damage

Fiji: It’s business as usual

Flood-ravaged Fiji insisted it was "business as usual" for the South Pacific nation's vital tourism industry Wednesday, as officials confirmed the death toll from recent downpours had risen to five.

Giglio worried cruise disaster ruins tourism

The Italian region of Tuscany has invited tourists to visit the island of Giglio - the scene of a cruise ship disaster last month that locals fear could destroy the local economy.

Costa Concordia disaster deals severe blow to cruise industry

The Costa stand at the CMT holiday trade fair in Stuttgart was empty.

Southern Thailand ravaged by high waves

BANGKOK, Thailand - High waves hit hundreds of houses, shops and restaurants in Thailand's southern provinces on Sunday, forcing at least 1,000 people to flee their homes and leaving several dozen tou

“Arab Spring” chaos killing Middle East and North Africa tourism

Tourism to the Middle East and North Africa declined sharply in the first half of the year, going against an international trend of growth in arrivals to record levels.

Tourists: Damage caused by protestors “a total shame”

The damage caused by violent anti-cuts demonstrators was branded “embarrassing” and “a total shame” by tourists visiting the capital.

UN: Marine trash threatens wildlife, economy and human health

With vast amounts of marine litter posing multiple threats, from harming wildlife to damaging tourism to loading the human food chain with potentially cancer-causing toxins, a United Nations conferenc

Japan struck by massive 8.9-magnitude quake, then tsunami

TOKYO, Japan - An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Friday, triggering tsunami warnings and sending people fleeing out of buildings in the capital.

Baghdad bills US $1 billion for damage to city

BAGHDAD – Baghdad government wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion.

UNESCO to assess damage to Preah Vihear temple

The United Nations cultural agency said today it plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, by the recent armed clashes between Thailand and

Cambodia: Thai shelling damaged Preah Vihear temple

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Part of a historic 11th-century stone temple collapsed Sunday due to heavy shelling by the Thai army, the Cambodian government said.

Damage to priceless antiquities in Cairo condemned

MILWAUKEE - In light of this weekend's looting in Egypt and damage to some of the world's most priceless treasures at the Cairo Museum, Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc., producer o

Ban voices concern at heavy toll taken on Australia by floods

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern at the heavy toll the ongoing floods have taken on lives and property across much of north-eastern Australia.

Super Typhoon Megi hits Philippines, 5 dead

Manila, Philippines - With memories of last year's killer typhoons still fresh, Typhoon Megi roared across the Philippines on Monday, ripping through roofs and cutting off electricity.

US terror warning to dent UK, European tourism

According to flight comparison website Skyscanner, US government warnings of increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe will "dent" UK tourism.

Visit Florida doing the math on economic impact of BP oil...

Florida seen the physical damage of the BP oil spill, now it's seeing the economic damage.Visit Florida is doing the math on the oil spill's negative effects on state tourism.

Saint Martin back to normal after Hurricane Earl

MARIGOT, Saint Martin - The Saint Martin Tourist Office is pleased to report that the island has sustained only minimal damage from hurricane Earl that passed 30 miles north of the island on Monday, A

Vandalism becomes serious problem for Eternal City

ROME – They knock the noses off statues in a park that was a favorite haunt of poet John Keats and throw dye into the iconic Trevi Fountain.

Arizona finding that bad PR is even bigger problem than illegal...

Arizona is finding it's got another problem even bigger than illegal immigration.Bad public relations.

US Airways plane strikes another jet, no injuries reported

WARWICK, R.I. — A US Airways plane carrying 36 people struck an empty one on the ground at T.F.

Message from president of Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok

After delibertly being set on fire by Red Shirt protestors, CentralWorld appeared to have been in ruins, once the flames were put out.