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Egyptian authorities have defended renovation works at a historic Cairo palace after the site's new look sparked mockery on social media.The site, dubbed the Baron Palace, was built between 1907 and 1911 by wealthy Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain....

Disneyland Shanghai sued over 'double standards'

A Chinese student is suing American giant Disney alleging double standards because the company bans visitors to its Asian theme parks from taking their own food.

New digital healthcare solutions using gamification tested out

Pharmaceutical firm Astellas is working with Tokyo University of the Arts and Yokohama City University to develop and commercialise new digital healthcare solutions which incorporate an element of gamification.

Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire

Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in western Ireland for several hours on Thursday after fire broke out on the undercarriage of an aircraft on the runway, an airport spokesman said.

Powerful Japan storm turns deadly, snarls holiday travel

A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at a peak holiday period.

Russian Airbus makes emergency landing in corn field

A Russian Airbus with more than 230 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in a corn field outside Moscow on Thursday after hitting a flock of seagulls, officials said.There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

Cathay Pacific caught in crossfire of Hong Kong's crisis

Cathay Pacific has flown into a storm of controversy generated by the Hong Kong protests that has left it trying to appease an angry Beijing while not alienating its home market.

China slams HK airport protesters, US 'deeply concerned'

Beijing on Wednesday slammed "terrorist-like" attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong during a second day of chaos at the city's airport, as the United States expressed concern over apparent Chinese troop movements at the borde...

Flights departing Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub.

Devastating banana fungus has spread to Colombia

Colombia has declared a national state of emergency following confirmation that a dread fungus has appeared in the country’s banana plantations - making this the first time the fungus has appeared in Latin America.

Survey into U.S. sleeping patterns reveals gender differences

New internal data from Sleep Cycle, a smart alarm clock application, reveals how different seasons affect our sleep patterns. The data also reveals in which U.S. states people are experiencing the best—and worst—sleep.

Stranded passengers voice support for Hong Kong protesters

Travellers in Hong Kong's airport voiced support for pro-democracy demonstrators on Tuesday, despite an overnight occupation of the international transit hub that saw tens of thousands of passengers stranded.

Blockade, beating, pepper spray on second day of Hong Kong airport chaos

Chaos erupted at Hong Kong's airport for a second day Tuesday as pro-democracy protesters staged a disruptive sit-in that paralysed hundreds of flights, saw police fire pepper spray, and a mainland journalist beaten.

Cathay Pacific warns staff over 'illegal protests'

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned staff on Monday that they could be fired for supporting "illegal protests", as the firm comes under pressure from Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations.

Cathay Pacific warns it could fire staff for supporting 'illegal protests'

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned its staff on Monday that they could be fired if they "support or participate in illegal protests", as the airline comes under pressure from Beijing.

Tourism in trouble: Hong Kong demos hit economy

Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city's economy, with no end in sight.

Q&A: Patient monitoring sensors are set to improve healthcare Special

VivaLNK, who are developing remote patient monitoring sensors, has shaken up the digital health market by opening up its platform for health tech solution providers to develop a new generation of wearable health items.

Cathay to comply with China rules over Hong Kong protests

Cathay Pacific said Saturday it will comply with new rules from China banning staff who support Hong Kong's protesters from working on flights to the mainland or through its airspace.

Separated Bangladeshi twins stable: doctors

Conjoined Bangladeshi twins who were separated last week are in a stable condition, the team of Hungarian and Bangladeshi doctors who carried out the marathon operation said Saturday.

Hong Kong protesters kick off three-day airport rally

Pro-democracy activists kicked off three days of rallies at Hong Kong's airport on Friday, hoping to win international support from arriving passengers as the protests that have rocked the city enter a third month.

Major investment in AI to support UK health service

The U.K. National Health Service has announced a major plan to establish a national artificial intelligence lab. This will include seeking digital advances to improve the detection of diseases and to predict which people are most likely to develop them.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to legalize cannabis

Aside from a relaxed approach to criminalization in The Netherlands, cannabis use has been heavily restarted in the European Union. This is set to change with Luxembourg becoming the first member state to legalize use.

New Study: Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths

States that legalize recreational marijuana see a reduction of at least 20 percent in fatalities linked to opioid overdoses, according to a study published Wednesday that is likely to be welcomed by the cannabis industry.

'We are scared': Deadly dengue outbreak overwhelms Bangladesh

Five-year-old Mohammad Ahnaf lies in a makeshift bed in the balcony of a major hospital in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, fighting for his life as dengue fever ravages his little body.

US upgrades Hong Kong travel warning as airport protest planned

Washington on Thursday warned US citizens to "exercise increased caution" when travelling to Hong Kong, as protesters announced three days of new demonstrations at the city's airport.

New tech calculates blood pressure via a selfie video

Scientists have developed a straightforward way to assess blood pressure where the user takes a selfie video. The technique works well with some people, but it is less effective with certain skin tones.

Majority of expats opt for virtual health care services

For those electing to living abroad, accessing health services can be challenging, not only in terms of cost but also due to cultural differences and language barriers. A new survey finds 78 percent of expats are now likely to use virtual health services.

Philippines rejects dengue vaccine as outbreak leaves hundreds dead

The Philippines stood firm Tuesday on its ban on the world's first dengue vaccine while declaring a nationwide epidemic from the mosquito-borne disease that it said has killed hundreds this year.

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

US ends visa-free entry for foreigners who have visited North Korea

Washington on Monday revoked visa-free entry rights to the United States for foreigners who have visited North Korea in the past eight years, potentially dealing a new blow to the isolated country's nascent tourist industry.

Beaches choked with stinky seaweed could be the new normal

Slimy, stinky brown seaweed that ruins beachgoers' vacations from Mexico to Florida may be the new normal unless Brazil halts Amazon deforestation, experts say.

Chocks away for round-the-world Spitfire flight

A vintage World War II Spitfire plane took off for an unprecedented journey around the world on Monday, which will see the iconic aircraft soar over some 30 countries.

Australia cancer sufferer first to use new assisted dying law

A 61-year-old cancer patient has become the first person in over two decades to die under controversial assisted dying laws in Australia, a charity said.

Vacation tip: don’t travel east if you want quality sleep

According to a new report from Sleep Cycle, which looked at more than 1.5 million nights’ worth of sleep data through different time zones, traveling east (forward in time) results in poorer quantity and quality of sleep and worse wake-up moods.

Study: The most and least stressed U.S. cities revealed

With workplace-related stress alone costing society more than $300 billion per year, understanding and addressing stress levels is important. A new survey from WalletHub presents the most stressed and least stressed cities in the U.S.

Sierra Leone's secret societies mark bodies and minds

Wearing a fading Mickey Mouse T-shirt, her knees hugged to her chest, eight-year-old Musu Kamara sits in a corrugated shack in Sierra Leone's capital waiting for her initiation into a secret society.

Anxious tourists flee Indian Kashmir after 'terror' warning

Thousands of tourists and students scrambled to get places on planes and buses leaving Kashmir on Saturday after the Indian government warned of the threat of "terror" attacks.

Canadian officials surprised over U.S. medicine imports

The U.S. government plans to allow its citizens to legally import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. The problem is, they neglected to tell Canadian officials about the scheme.

India warns tourists to leave Kashmir over 'terror' threat

Indian authorities on Friday told tourists to leave Kashmir because of "terror threats", as media reports said 25,000 military reinforcements have been sent to the troubled Himalayan region.

Hungarian doctors separate Bangladeshi twins joined at head

Bangladeshi twins who were joined at the head were recovering Friday after Hungarian surgeons performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate their skulls and brains.

Meet Kerry Neal-Shaw: Events Director of Tavern on The Green Special

Kerry Neal-Shaw is the Events Director at Tavern on The Green. She chatted with Digital Journal about her job at this critically-acclaimed New York restaurant, her future plans, and how technology has changed the food service industry.
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