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Alice Springs – the Aussie town being singled out by foreign travel advisories

March 16, 2017 10:00 am
Alice Springs – the Aussie town being singled out by foreign travel advisories

Foreign travel advisories are warning tourists against visiting Alice Springs, after a spate of tragedies involving international travellers. The town, described by Tourism Australia as the “beating heart of Australia’s Red Centre’, is featured in several European and UK travel advisories updated in the past year. Germany tells its residents […]

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Germany has most powerful passport in the world

January 20, 2017 12:40 am
Germany has most powerful passport in the world

The most coveted passport for travellers would be a German passport. Photo / 123RF Germany has the most powerful passport in the world, according to the results of a 2017 travel ranking. Coming a close second is Sweden, followed by Singapore, which overtook South Korea as the most powerful in […]

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Amazing Chinese pilot labelled a hero after brave split-second decision that saved 439 lives

November 4, 2016 3:00 am
Amazing Chinese pilot labelled a hero after brave split-second decision that saved 439 lives

Captain He Chao at an awards ceremony in China this week. Photo / Weibo A quick-thinking pilot in China has avoided a major runway collision with another passenger jet that has saved the lives of at least 439 people. Incredible vision of the incident was captured, showing how the sharp […]

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NASA launches mission to save Earth from killer asteroid

September 10, 2016 2:00 am
NASA launches mission to save Earth from killer asteroid

Probe to study space rock and gauge whether a ‘tug boat’ will be needed to drag it away from Earth. Nasa has launched the first ever mission to take samples from an asteroid in the hope of preventing the space rock having a catastrophic collision with Earth later this century. […]

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European Union extends asset freezes, travel bans on Russia over Ukraine conflict

September 7, 2016 5:30 pm
European Union extends asset freezes, travel bans on Russia over Ukraine conflict

File photo shows the EU headquarters in Brussels. European Union ambassadors have extended asset freezes and travel bans against Moscow over its alleged involvement in the conflict in Ukraine and the rejoining of the Crimea Peninsula to Russia.   The travel bans and asset freezes, which cover some 150 people […]

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Cruise ship passengers injured in Vanuatu bus crash

June 21, 2016 4:30 am
Cruise ship passengers injured in Vanuatu bus crash

Brisbane hospitals are on standby to receive a group of Australian tourists injured in a fatal bus crash at Port Vila, Vanuatu. Photo / iStock A group of Australian cruise ship passengers have been seriously injured in a fatal bus crash in Vanuatu. P&O says 12 tourists, who’d been travelling […]

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Kiwi in hot water over selfies in Yellowstone National Park

May 25, 2016 3:30 am
Kiwi in hot water over selfies in Yellowstone National Park

A New Zealand man has been accused of walking through no-go areas of the United States’ biggest hot spring, in Yellowstone National Park, to take photos and videos to put online. Kiwi Hamish McNab Campbell Cross has been identified by US authorities as one of four men who were videoed […]

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Turkey halfway through getting visa-free EU travel

April 27, 2016 5:38 am
Turkey halfway through getting visa-free EU travel

Turkey still has an uphill battle ahead before the European Union allows its citizens to enter the bloc’s passport-free Schengen zone without a visa. For the past couple of years, Turkey has been asking the European Union to allow its 79 million citizens to enter the bloc’s passport-free Schengen zone without […]

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Woman angry after being forced to dump 15L of breast milk at airport security

April 26, 2016 6:40 am
Woman angry after being forced to dump 15L of breast milk at airport security

Jessica Coakley Martinez took to Facebook to write an angry letter to Heathrow Airport after the incident. Photo: Jessica Coakley Martinez/Facebook A mother-of-two has lashed out at Heathrow Airport after she was forced to throw out around 15 litres of breast milk she was trying to take onto a plane. […]

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Sydney Instagram selfie that will land you a $300 fine

March 30, 2016 6:20 am
Sydney Instagram selfie that will land you a $300 fine

Instagram image taken at Wedding Cake Rock in the Royal National Park south of Sydney. Photo: Instagram The warning couldn’t be any clearer: “Do not risk your life for a photograph”. But visitors to Wedding Cake Rock in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, are not getting the message […]

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The Italian ghost town that’s home to just one man

March 28, 2016 5:59 pm
The Italian ghost town that’s home to just one man

Fausto Mottalini is out to tell the world that a human being can live with a few simple things: food, shelter and above all, uncontaminated nature. Photo / Supplied Sostila is a tiny mountain hamlet at the feet of Italy’s Alps, isolated and cut-off from civilisation. It’s a bunch of […]

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Photoshop holiday becomes a reality for Kenyan woman

March 26, 2016 6:58 am
Photoshop holiday becomes a reality for Kenyan woman

Seve Gat couldn’t afford a real holiday to China so instead, she got her friends to superimpose photos of her on to pics of popular tourist destinations. Photo / Facebook A Kenyan woman who used crude photoshopping skills to give herself the holiday of a lifetime has become an internet […]

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Cruise-ship passengers on a luxury two-week voyage around the South Pacific ‘struck down by gastro’

March 20, 2016 10:00 am
Cruise-ship passengers on a luxury two-week voyage around the South Pacific ‘struck down by gastro’

People have been sick on the cruise, the paper reported, with passenger Ray McNamara saying there had been “a really bad case of gastro”. Photo / iStock A luxury cruise ship sailing around the South Pacific has reportedly seen an outbreak of a stomach bug. The Golden Princess South Pacific […]

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Britain’s Prince William and Kate’s skiing holiday: Details of royal family’s luxury jaunt emerge

March 10, 2016 5:51 am
Britain’s Prince William and Kate’s skiing holiday: Details of royal family’s luxury jaunt emerge

Britain’s Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte, right, and Prince George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Photo / AP It is one of the world’s most exclusive skiing resorts, where Russian oligarchs and celebrities come to flaunt their wealth. Details […]

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‘Drunk Irish’ passengers delay flight

March 8, 2016 2:55 pm
‘Drunk Irish’ passengers delay flight

A flight at Gatwick Airport was delayed after 25 drunk Irish passengers were removed from the plane A Caribbean holiday flight was delayed for more than three hours at Gatwick as 25 ‘drunken Irish’ passengers were kicked off the plane. The Thomson Airways Dreamliner to Costa Rica yesterday was ready […]

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