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The world's cities: vital, but fragile

Davos - They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world's urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth.

Spanish village hurls turnips to drive away evil

Piornal - Residents of a Spanish town pelted a devil-like character portrayed by a young man with thousands of rock-hard turnips Thursday in a tradition that aims to drive away evil.

Vienna's homeless show tourists life on the street

Vienna - On a wintry afternoon, tourists huddle around their guide outside Vienna's central train station.

'This time is different': Istanbul tourism reels after attacks

Istanbul - Yavuz Indere has worked as a hotel receptionist in Istanbul for nearly half a century, witnessing coups, unrest and economic crises.

Rail, airline strikes bring fresh transport chaos to Britain

London - Industrial action brought fresh disruption for travellers in Britain on Tuesday as rail workers and airline cabin crew walked off the job, the day after a major strike on the London Underground.

New snowfalls close Bosphorus, cancel Istanbul flights

Istanbul - Heavy snowfall in Istanbul paralysed traffic for a third straight day Monday with the Bosphorus closed to shipping traffic and hundreds of flights cancelled again.

Hundreds more flights cancelled as snow blankets Istanbul

Istanbul - Heavy snow blanketed Istanbul for a second day on Sunday, resulting in the cancellation of hundreds of flights and more disruption for thousands of travellers.

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

Cairo - With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.

US Customs computer collapse leaves thousands of travelers waiting

Washington - A nationwide collapse of the US customs service computer system left thousands of passengers lined up at airports awaiting clearance to officially enter the country, the authorities and US media said.

Huge wildfire burns homes in Valparaiso, Chile

Playa Ancha - A wildfire ravaged woods and burned 100 homes in the hilly Chilean port city of Valparaiso on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Monday they have detained the captain of a tourist boat that burst into flames en route to a holiday island and left 23 people dead, amid reports he was the first to jump ship.

Two countries, two airlines, two apparently drunk pilots

While pilots attempting to fly commercial planes after having consumed alcohol or drugs is not unknown, two pilots; one in Indonesia and one in Canada appeared to be extremely intoxicated before attempting to fly aircraft filled with passengers.

Cuba reports banner tourism year in 2016

Havana - Cuba welcomed a record four million tourists in 2016, up 13 percent over last year, with much of the increase thanks to a crush of visitors from the US and Europe, officials said on Saturday.
 

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