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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes close to South Sandwich Islands

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that was initially reported as a 7.5, struck near the South Sandwich Islands near Antarctica today, December 11, 2015, at 02:26:33 UTC, The...

Happy Chanukah from the land where miracles are a daily occurrence!

Tourism in Israel is booming and Chanukah is a great time to visit the Jewish State. A record 3.6 million tourist arrived in Israel 2017, a 25 percent growth since 2016. This is also the time donuts are big business, and here is why:

New luxury hotel brand sets its sights on ILTM Cannes

BLESS Collection Hotels is a new luxury hotel brand from Palladium Hotel Group.

Emirates adds Buenos Aires and Rio to expanding route network

(eTN) - Emirates added Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro to their expanding route network, as was mentioned to this correspondent during the week from a regular source at the airline’s offices in Kamp

Gun battle at Intercontinental Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO – Gunmen engaged in a shootout with police took 30 people hostage Saturday at a luxury hotel popular with foreign tourists but within hours freed the captives and surrendered to polic

Aviation news: American Airlines seeks approval to fly from Dallas to...

FORT WORTH, Texas - Before long, South America will be the focus of two major international events - the next World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Brits love Brazil!

(eTN) – Brazilian airline, TAM Airlines, has said it is to add a thrice-weekly non-stop service between Rio de Janeiro and London as of August 10, 2010.

Why Rio loves conferences

Marco, the laid-back, softly-spoken, Italian ex-banker and co-owner of our hotel in Rio de Janeiro, was delighted that the fifth session of the UN World Urban Forum was being held in the city.

Dutch tourist shot in Rio

A Dutch tourist was in hospital in Rio de Janeiro after being shot twice by a mugger who attacked him and his wife after the city's fabled carnival festivities got under way.

Rio wins bid for 2016 Olympics

After Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the country and South America is now looking to the benefits that tourism will bring from hosting the event.

2016 Olympics will greatly benefit Brazilian tourism

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected Rio de Janeiro as the 31st Olympic and Paralympic Games host city.

Airbus urges airlines to replace air speed probes

Two months after the crash of an Air France Airbus A330 into the Atlantic, the France-based aircraft manufacturer and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is urging companies flying its planes t

View from Paris: A puzzling tragedy dawns slowly

PARIS – The mysterious fate of Air France flight 447 took place when France was asleep.

Best view in Rio? Pushing limits of slum tourism

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rolf Glaser zips his motorbike up the twisting alleyways of Vidigal slum, past a bunch of cheerful, gun-packing drug traffickers, and emerges at a cliffside plateau next to some demol

Carnival in crisis? The party rolls on

RIO DE JANEIRO — From where he sits inside Rio's Sambadrome, a snack vendor mulls what the global financial crisis means for "the greatest party on earth."

GPS guides Norwegian tourists into trouble in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - Three Norwegian tourists came under fire and one was shot after the satellite navigation system in their car guided them straight into one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums.

TAM to offer direct Rio – New York flights

SAO PAULO, Brazil - TAM will start operating direct flights between Rio de Janeiro and New York starting Saturday, November 1.

Vietnamese diplomat, tourists escape captors in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - A Vietnamese diplomat and three Chinese tourists were kidnapped at gunpoint on their way to Rio de Janeiro's famed Christ the Redeemer statue but managed to escape from their captors
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