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Overtourism and the big chill: travel trends in 2018

Berlin - The tourism industry is booming as travellers find ever more intrepid ways of exploring the globe and receding security fears revive old favourites.

Mountaineer Reinhold Messner, and the art of not getting killed

Frankfurt Am Main - Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner is perhaps one of the world's last great adventurers: he has conquered the planet's highest peaks, crossed Antarctica and hunted for the elusive Yeti.

Margaret Atwood says Trump era 'feels like 1930s'

Frankfurt Am Main - Award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood on Saturday said Donald Trump's America reminded her of Europe in the 1930s, and warned that the world was "at a moment of change and disruption".

Don't isolate Turkey, warn writers caught in crackdown

Frankfurt Am Main - Thinking back to his months in an Istanbul prison last year, Turkish journalist Can Dundar recalls a fellow inmate asking a guard for a book from the prison library."We don't have the book, but we have the author," came the reply.

God can't survive science, 'Da Vinci Code' author says

Frankfurt Am Main - God cannot survive science, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown said on Thursday, putting his faith in technological advances to connect people in new ways that would eventually scrap the need for religion."Historically, no god has survived science.

Manal al-Sharif, driving change for Saudi women

Frankfurt Am Main - For Manal al-Sharif, the self-described "accidental activist" who spearheaded the campaign against the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia, the time for women to be silent is over.

British author Follett calls Brexit 'absolute disaster'

Frankfurt Am Main - British novelist Ken Follett, creator of the best-selling "Pillars of the Earth" series, on Wednesday called Brexit an "absolute disaster" and said the characters in his sweeping medieval saga would have been "remainers".

Star authors en vogue at Frankfurt book fair

Frankfurt Am Main - Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks are among the big names descending on Frankfurt this week as the world's oldest book fair glams up for the Instagram generation, hoping to wow the crowds with "live events" by star authors.

Amusement ride accident kills one in US, others injured: media

Chicago - A malfunction in an amusement ride at the Ohio State Fair sent riders catapulting through the air Wednesday, killing one and injuring seven, US media reported.

The migrant trail in a wheelchair: a Syrian teen's story of hope

Frankfurt - She tackled the gruelling 2,000-kilometre (1,200-mile) migrant trail in a wheelchair, translating along the way for other refugees using English she learned from a US soap opera. Syrian teen Nujeen Mustafa is not one to shy away from a challenge.

Frankfurt book fair opens with plea to free Turkish novelist

Frankfurt - The Frankfurt book fair opened Tuesday with a plea for Turkey to release acclaimed author and rights activist Asli Erdogan, jailed along with other journalists in a post-coup crackdown.

Visitors to Minnesota State Fair warned to wash hands regularly

Visitors to this year's Minnesota State Fair are being warned by organisers to wash their hands regularly to prevent outbreaks of disease, contracted from the abundance of farm animals at the event.

International party-time again in Fuengirola, Spain (Video) Special

Fuengirola - It's that time of year again, when Fuengirola throws the biggest, tastiest and most colorful international fair ever. This year celebrating it's 20th anniversary, this is an event not to be missed.

Move over '123456': Passwords to go high-tech

Hanover - Internet users may soon have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords, in which they can use visual patterns or even their own body parts to identify themselves.Developers at the world's biggest high-tech fair, CeBIT, say that one of the big...

Robots, hands-free wizardry wow at high-tech fair

Hanover - A "toddler" robot that sees red, a digital master chef and a suitcase that never gets lost -- new technology at the world's biggest high-tech fair has the potential to change lives.The gadgetry ranged from time-saving to life-saving in the buzzing CeBI...

Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

Berlin - Tourism companies are turning to travel bloggers as a route into the vast global market of social network users, industry insiders say.At Berlin's ITB tourism fair this week, bloggers and tourism professionals were brought together at a "speed dating" ...

Tata Motors readies for auto show amid turmoil over chief's death

New Delhi - Tata Motors is launching two models this week for India's Auto Expo but the sudden death of its operations chief has left the vehicle giant in turmoil as it struggles to rebuild its fortunes.

Pretoria Diplomatic Fair celebrates 50 years of the African Union Special

Pretoria - South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the City of Tshwane (Greater Pretoria) have held a Diplomatic Fair celebrating 50 Years of the Organisation of African Unity, now re-christened the African Union.

All the fun of the fair in Fuengirola, October 6 to 12 (Photos) Special

Fuengirola - Running from October 6 to 12 each year, Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) is a feast for the eyes and camera, and loads of fun. Several different events are planned over the course of the fair and a visit is well worthwhile.

Photo Essay: The CNE fair opens in Toronto Special

Toronto - In Toronto families know that summer is winding down when the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) comes to town. The annual fair brings thousands to Toronto's waterfront area for a day at the fair.

Photo Essay: Family fun at 4-H Fair & Carnival in Fairfax, Va. Special

Herndon - The annual 4-H Fair & Carnival at Northern Virginia's Frying Pan Farm Park just wrapped up its 65th year. This year's 4-day event was filled with family fun and lots of activities.

Human claw game Stockpile evokes carnival nostalgia in Toronto Special

Toronto - A performance art installation at Toronto's Brookfield Place returns us to those carnival days where you'd try to fish out a toy from a glass box using a mechanical claw. This time, though, you can control a human instead of a robotic claw.

Hey Toronto Let's go to the Ex 2012 Special

Toronto - The Canadian National Exhibition, or The Ex as it's fondly called in Toronto, opened today for the yearly two and a half week Fair that delights the city.

Deep-fried watermelon, a popular item at California fair

Pleasanton - Deep-fried, well almost any type of food, seems to be the trend for annual fairs. Every year one vendor ultimately tries to top previous deep-fried concoctions.

Op-Ed: Great Dickens Christmas Fair still an annual favorite Special

San Francisco - The day after Thanksgiving the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair will open and usher in the Holiday season. “Early bird tickets” went on sale this past Oct 15

CNE opened today in Toronto starting 18 days of summer fun Special

Toronto - There's something about the Canadian National Exhibit that brings out the kid in all of us in Toronto. Maybe it's the rides, the games or just the smiles that appear on almost all of the kids racing around the midway.

Op-Ed: Deep-fried Kool-Aid, a high or low for fair food? Special

San Diego - Just when you though it was safe to return to the fair, a new food concoction turns up that will send you to intensive care in a deep-fried minute.

Tornado caught on video destroying Montana's largest sports arena Special

Billings - Deadly tornadoes have been blasting the US Midwest since May. Montana was hit by a tornado that tore down its largest sports and entertainment facility. The Rimrock Auto Park was destroyed spreading debris for hundreds of miles as shown in this video.

Chemicals industry conference hosted in Berlin Special

Berlin - Messe Berlin, the complex of buildings next to the Olympic Stadium of the capital city of Germany, hosted from June 8 to 9 chemspec Europe, a conference focusing on the chemicals market.

Swine with swine flu found at Minnesota State Fair, first US case

The first case of the H1N1 flu in a U.S. hog was confirmed by the USDA on Monday. Officials point out that the finding at the state fair does not mean that commercial herds are infected. The message from the USDA is that pork is safe to eat.
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Berliner Motorrad Tage 2010
Berliner Motorrad Tage 2010
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola  Spain.
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola, Spain.
Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Fair 2010.  Bella Vista  Ark.
Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Fair 2010. Bella Vista, Ark.
The CNE in Toronto brings fun and excitement during the end of summer for everyone!
The CNE in Toronto brings fun and excitement during the end of summer for everyone!
The CNE in Toronto brings visitors a chance to check out the latest cars
The CNE in Toronto brings visitors a chance to check out the latest cars
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola  Spain.
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola, Spain.
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola  Spain.
Annual Feria (fair) in Fuengirola, Spain.
The cheese products could be purchased  but not the baby.
The cheese products could be purchased, but not the baby.
Berliner Motorrad Tage 2010
Berliner Motorrad Tage 2010
Annual Feria fair) in Fuengirola  Spain.
Annual Feria fair) in Fuengirola, Spain.
Live performances take place at several venues during the CNE  including the Direct Energy Building
Live performances take place at several venues during the CNE, including the Direct Energy Building
The CNE in Toronto
The CNE in Toronto
The CNE in Toronto brings fun and excitement during the end of summer for everyone!
The CNE in Toronto brings fun and excitement during the end of summer for everyone!
carnival times 
fun days food games
carnival times fun days food games
tropical fare is popular at the CNE
tropical fare is popular at the CNE
The CNE in Toronto always has classic fair food like roasted corn
The CNE in Toronto always has classic fair food like roasted corn