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Erdogan opens third bridge over Istanbul's Bosphorus

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated the third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia in Istanbul, a spectacular project at the heart of his drive to create a lasting historical legacy.

Cruise ship with 1,070 on board attempts Northwest Passage route

The once pristine Arctic will soon be a thing of the past, now that climate change and melting ice is the new norm. Last week, the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise ship, began a month-long trip through the once-impassable Northwest Passage.

JetBlue to launch first US commercial flights to Cuba next week

Havana - The US airline JetBlue will make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said.

Stepping back in time — London's Churchill War Rooms Special

London - During World War II Winston Churchill and his government operated, at times, underground, especially during the bombing raids over London. The 'war rooms' are open to the public as an exhibition.

Moon is key to when jellyfish hit beach, study finds

Jerusalem - Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the sky as much as the sea after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phase of the moon.

Czech woman found a month after partner died on remote NZ track

Wellington - A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said Thursday.

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

Madrid - They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.

Shiny new buses challenge chaotic old ways in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - Sweaty passengers crammed into battered buses and stuck in traffic jams look on enviously as Tanzania's shiny new commuter buses fly by on the pristine asphalt of dedicated highway lanes.

Canada to US tourists: Please leave your guns at home

Ottawa - A rash of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign reminding tourists about their northern neighbors' relatively strict firearms laws.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

Streets with no names: Navigating the maze of African cities

Yaound - Maps, road signs, sat navs, Google maps -- it all makes travelling so easy. But how do you get around in a city with few street names, where buildings have no numbers?

Irishman shot dead on Majorca holiday island

Madrid - An Irishman was shot dead on the holiday island of Majorca, police said Thursday, in what local media reported may have been a settling of scores that went badly wrong."Yesterday at 9pm (1900 GMT), a person was...

Italy's tourist jewel feels strain of fame

Manarola - Hiking the coastal path that links the medieval fishing villages of Italy's Cinque Terre on its northwest coast is a stop-start affair these days.

Attacks, coup bring change to Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue

Istanbul - For centuries, it has been the main commercial artery running through the heart of Istanbul, attracting thousands of people every day for shopping, entertainment or historic sightseeing.

Op-Ed: London Underground's dirtiest tube line revealed

London - London's network of underground trains is one of the most well-known and efficient in the world, with each line network identified by a name and color. It seems that some lines are cleaner than others, with the dirtiest of all revealed this week.

Not all is green in Mexico City's Aztec garden district

Mexico - Colorful gondolas lazily ferry tourists around the floating gardens of Mexico City's Xochimilco district, but not all is green in this idyllic vestige of the Aztec empire increasingly choked by urbanization.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport

New Delhi - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter Friday to express his annoyance at being detained by US airport immigration authorities for the third time, saying the experience "really, really sucks".

Armchair Traveler — A visit to 'Panjin Red Beach' in the fall

Panjin - In just a few weeks, an extraordinary event will occur in the world's largest wetland and reed marsh. The landscape will turn a brilliant crimson red, as far as the eye can see.

Delta Air Lines digging out of delays from massive computer crash

San Francisco - Delta Air Lines continued to recover Tuesday from a massive computer outage that grounded flights and stranded passengers at the San Francisco Bay Area's three major airports.
 

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