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Sao Paulo metro workers suspend strike ahead of World Cup

/ June 9, 2014 10:22

Sao Paulo metro workers have suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil’s biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday June 5, when the city hosts the first game of the World Cup. Fans arriving in […]

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Japanese PM considers allowing casino gambling to boost tourism

/ May 30, 2014 18:01

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured Singapore’s two casino resorts on Friday May 30 as his country considers allowing casino gambling to boost tourism and attract investment. Abe, in the city-state to deliver a speech at a regional defense and […]

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State Department told US citizens in Libya to leave immediately

/ May 27, 2014 17:54

The State Department on Tuesday May 27 told US citizens in Libya to leave the country immediately, warning that the security situation remained “unpredictable and unstable.” “The Department of State warns US citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends […]

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Ukrainian government warplanes carried out airstrikes against Donetsk airport

/ May 26, 2014 18:24

Ukrainian government warplanes carried out airstrikes against pro-Russian rebels who seized Donetsk airport on Monday, triggering a battle in and around the complex in a show of force by both sides after the election of a new president. Black smoke […]

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Thailand is in danger of losing its crown as the world’s top destination for medical tourism

/ May 23, 2014 18:19

Thailand is in danger of losing its crown as the world’s top destination for medical tourism if foreigners looking for low-cost, quality healthcare are scared off by political unrest, especially at a time of growing competition from Asian rivals. The […]

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Thai army’s martial law is another blow to the country’s tourist industry

Thai army’s martial law is another blow to the country’s tourist industry

/ May 21, 2014 18:15

The Thai army’s imposition of martial law is another blow to the country’s tourist industry, adding to the economic pain from six months of street protests as airlines cut back on flights and concern over insurance adds to travel concerns. […]

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Britain and the United States warned of potential terrorist attacks in Kenya

/ May 14, 2014 18:08

Britain and the United States warned of potential terrorist attacks in Kenya and British citizens were urged to immediately leave the east African country’s port city of Mombasa following a series of attacks. The latest warnings, issued on Tuesday and […]

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US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS

/ May 13, 2014 18:04

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, and said the patient was in good condition in an Orlando hospital. The patient, 44, is a healthcare worker who lives […]

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Iranian President says the Islamic Republic has the might to deter any attacks with its drones and missiles

/ April 18, 2014 09:04

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday Apr. 18. Chanting “God […]

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Powerful cyclone moving towards Australia’s northeast forces tourists and coastal residents to evacuate

/ April 10, 2014 09:38

Tourists and coastal residents were evacuating parts of the Great Barrier Reef on Thursday Apr. 10 as a powerful cyclone intensified in the Coral Sea and made its way towards Australia’s northeast. Cyclone Ita is forecast to make landfall on […]

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NATO satellite photos show Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian border

/ April 10, 2014 08:51

NATO presented satellite photographs on Thursday Apr. 10 it said showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier along with tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and aircraft ready for action. “This is a force that is very capable, at […]

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Tourism to Russia will be hit hard by terrorist attacks and the revolution in Ukraine

/ April 9, 2014 09:32

Tourism to Russia will be hit hard by terrorist attacks and the revolution in Ukraine, according to market research company Euromonitor International. The company told a WTM Vision Moscow conference that the events could impact on inbound tourism which the […]

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The best of the fairs and festivals in India

The best of the fairs and festivals in India

/ April 1, 2014 15:04

India is a feast for the senses at any time of the year. However, time your visit to coincide with one of India’s unique fairs and festivals – some traditional, some recent arrivals – and you’ll be rewarded with an […]

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Best European restaurants in Hong Kong

Best European restaurants in Hong Kong

/ March 31, 2014 18:33

Mention Hong Kong and food, and tiny morsels of delicately packed dim sum in light bamboo baskets spring to mind. That should come as no surprise – situated at the Southeastern tip of Canton, Hong Kong has some of the […]

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Spend a leisurely afternoon in Manchester’s Chinatown

Spend a leisurely afternoon in Manchester’s Chinatown

/ March 28, 2014 15:13

With the wet weather continuing unabated here in the UK, this afternoon we decided to head for Chinatown in Manchester, have a late lunch and a bit of a look around. This is the second biggest Chinatown in the UK (after London) […]

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Artistic stays in Cape Town

Artistic stays in Cape Town

/ March 27, 2014 12:26

As World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town is a destination highlight for art- and design-lovers around the world. Throughout the year, Cape Town will be showcasing a programme of over 450 projects to delight every sense and artistic taste. If […]

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Things to do in Hong Kong

Things to do in Hong Kong

/ March 27, 2014 08:57

In a city that is only 1,000 square kilometres, how much can there realistically be to do? Most visitors to Hong Kong scour the city from the Peak, shop till their hearts drop and eat well, but after your stomachs […]

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Short stay in Helsinki at the GLO Hotel Ithaca

Short stay in Helsinki at the GLO Hotel Ithaca

/ March 26, 2014 11:39

On a recent visit to Helsinki, I stayed at the GLO Hotel Ithaca, a moderately-sized hotel with an excellent city centre location, putting you in easy walking distance of many key sites. I arrived late at night (in fact, in the […]

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