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More countries could be listed for harsh US travel restrictions

Washington - More countries could be hit with tough travel restrictions to the United States after the ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries expires from Sunday, Trump administration officials hinted Friday.

Air France unveils Joon — the 'millenials' airline

Paris - Air France on Thursday unveiled a new lower-cost subsidiary called Joon that will specifically target well-travelled millenials.

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope

Indonesia - A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot -- but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.

Ryanair's O'Leary says could ground more planes

Dublin - Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary on Thursday said he could not rule out axing more flights, but added any additional cancellations would not be linked to ongoing pilot roster problems.

An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore

Datang - Along southern China's snaking rivers, an ancient fishing community that once lived and worked exclusively on the water has been finding its way to land.

The godfather of eco-bling: Brando's Tahitian paradise

An exotic island paradise in French Polynesia bought by Marlon Brando in the sixties is using its Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues -- with a little help from its jet-set visitors.

British kayak adventurer slain in Brazil's Amazon

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said Tuesday that a British woman missing during an attempt to paddle the entire Amazon by kayak has been murdered and that three people are in custody.

Blackout hits flights in Panama, a major Latin America hub

Panama - A blackout at Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused more than 200 flights to be canceled and many others delayed on Monday, airport officials said.

World's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Munich - The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on Saturday.

Rebuilding tourism after Irma, an epic task for islands

Marigot - It's been over a week since hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean -- but for paradise islands overwhelmingly dependent on the tourist trade, the damage is far from over.

US sued over border searches of phones and computers

Washington - US rights groups sued the government Wednesday over the increasing use of warrantless searches of cellphones and computers of travelers, including American citizens, arriving at US borders from abroad.

Berlin in political dog fight over airport chaos

Berlin - Berlin's scandal-plagued BER airport project, now delayed five years with no opening date in sight, has become the laughing stock of Germany, but things are about to get more complicated.As the six-billion-euro ($7.

Tiny, colorful Key West hunkers down to ride out Irma

Miami - Long after everyone on Key West, Florida had been ordered with utmost urgency to evacuate, a few hardy islanders remained defiantly, even jovially, hunkering down in homes, hotels or school gyms against the ferocious winds of Hurricane Irma.

Warm Antarctic caves harbour secret life: scientists

Sydney - A secret world of animals and plants -- including unknown species -- may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers, scientists said Friday.

US court deals blow to Trump travel ban

Los Angeles - A federal court in California dealt a new blow on Thursday to the Trump administration's travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country.

Cuba evacuates 10,000 foreign tourists as Irma approaches

Havana - Cuba has evacuated 10,000 foreign tourists, many of them Canadians, from beach resorts and raised its disaster alert level to maximum as Hurricane Irma rapidly approached the Caribbean's biggest island on Thursday.

Tribe near Brazil's biggest city fights to hold on

Jacuba - Located next to Sao Paulo, one of the world's biggest cities, the Guarani-Mbya tribe's reservation here was always easy to miss. Under a new law, it risks disappearing almost altogether.

Chile's Easter Island declares huge marine protection zone

Indigenous people who live on Chile's Easter Island far out in the Pacific have voted to create a vast marine protection zone.

Fear and sweating in Pakistan's hottest cities

Sibi - After hours toiling at construction sites in 50 degree-plus heat, Lakhmir Brahmani finds little relief from the sun other than a donkey-powered fan during the dog days of summer in one of Pakistan's hottest cities.

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