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Review: Cats galore at Chesham's cat themed pub Special

Chesham - The Black Cat is a small, homely pub located in the historic market town of Chesham. On a hot summer's afternoon, Digital Journal popped in to examine the varied features (and sample a pint of ale.)

Corks fly in France as Champagne, Burgundy win UNESCO status

France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "World Heritage" status by UNESCO. This latest designation brings to 41 the number of French sites on the UN's world heritage list.

Japan's Meiji industrial sites win UN world heritage status

Berlin - The UN's cultural body on Sunday conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites including some seen as representative of Japan's industrial revolution, as South Korea lifted its opposition to the listing.

Hamburg's historic port warehouses win UN world heritage nod

Berlin - The UN cultural agency Sunday designated Hamburg's historic maritime warehouse and business districts, boasting early 20th century German brick architecture, as World Heritage sites.

Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains named World Heritage site

Kingston - In a first for the Caribbean country, Jamaica's beautiful Blue and John Crow Mountains were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site on Saturday during the World Heritage committee's 39th annual meeting in Bonn, Germany.

China airstrip nears completion on disputed Spratly islands

Washington - A new 10,000-foot airstrip being built by China in the Spratly islands near The Philippines is nearly complete, suggesting the start of new aggressiveness in the region by the world's most populous country.

Canadian airline target of repeated threats, three diversions

A rash of bomb threats targeting Canadian airline WestJet happened in the past week. Three planes were diverted due to these threats. A fourth threat to Air Canada resulted in the temporary evacuation of a Canadian airport.

What mice tell us about the effects of jet lag Special

Boston - Practically every organism on Earth responds to time, a phenomenon called "circadian rhythms," which refers to the 24-hours regulated by our internal clocks.

Delaware is no longer accessible by commercial airlines

Wilmington - Anyone who wants to get to and from Delaware by airplane will no longer be able to count on a commercial airline to get there.

EU law bans certain travel selfies that could put you in jail

Brussel - Tourists planning to take "selfies" in front of monuments this summer should careful because it could very well lead to them being arrested.

European tourists cancelling Tunisia vacations after massacre

Tunis - Thousands of European tourists are cancelling planned vacations to Tunisia in the wake of last week's massacre at a beach resort by a gunman whose attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Russian consumer group under fire over 'occupied' Crimea travel advice

Moscow - A Russian consumer rights group that advised caution to tourists visiting Crimea has provoked a major outcry, with Vladimir Putin accusing it of serving foreign interests and authorities blocking its website.

June is the time for Dragon Boat Festivals and sticky rice treats

Falling on Saturday, the fifth day of the fifth month (or June 20), according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival will begin. A festival of great significance, it has been held for 2,000 years.
 

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