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Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdish region kills 19

- A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people and injured dozens more on Friday, officials said.

Arrests in Burkina Faso attack probe, Italy lays wreath for boy

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso police were questioning several people on Wednesday, including four seen talking to the jihadist gunmen who killed 30 people after storming a top hotel and a cafe in the capital, a security source said.

Three Burkina Faso attack suspects still at large: French PM

Paris - A jihadist attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel was carried out by six gunmen, three of whom are still on the run, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday.

W. Africa to 'fight back' as Burkina hotel gunmen named

Ouagadougou - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Monday named three gunmen behind a deadly attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel that has highlighted the growing reach of jihadist groups in west Africa, as French police joined in the probe.

Burkina Faso attack survivors recall night of horror

Ouagadougou - "We didn’t know if we would get out.

Siege over at Burkina Faso hotel, separate assault ongoing

Ouagadougou - Security forces in Burkina Faso ended a siege at hotel and a restaurant that were stormed by Al Qaeda linked gunmen, killing three jihadists and freeing 126 people, but another assault was ongoing at second hotel nearby.

Al-Qaeda attack on Burkina Faso hotel kills 20

Ouagadougou - At least 20 people have been killed and others were being held hostage in an ongoing Al-Qaeda attack on a hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso popular with United Nations staff and westerners.

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Ouagadougou attack: Monitor group

Washington - An Al-Qaeda affiliate in Africa has claimed responsibility for Friday's attack on a restaurant in Ouagadougou in which a witness said several people were killed, according to a US-based jihadist monitoring group.

Gunfire, explosions in 'terror attack' at Burkina Faso hotel

Ouagadougou - Gunshots and explosions were heard coming from one of Ouagadougou's main hotels and a nearby restaurant on Friday night, with a witness saying several people had been killed in what the French embassy called a terrorist attack.

Woman who set deadly Paris hotel fire avoids jail

Paris - A French woman convicted of causing a hotel fire that killed 24 people including 11 children walked free on Tuesday after an appeals court reduced her sentence.

Mali hotel reopens after deadly Islamist siege

Bamako - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita hailed the reopening Tuesday of a luxury hotel at the centre of a deadly Islamist attack as a victory over the scourge of jihadist violence.

Mali hunting at least three suspects over hotel attack: Source

Bamako - At least three people suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that killed 21 people were being hunted down Saturday, a security source said.

Putin condemns Mali attack as Russians killed

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned Friday's jihadist attack on a hotel in Mali that killed 21 people, including several from his country, the Kremlin and a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

Bamako - Mali was hunting Saturday for suspects wanted over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead, mostly foreigners, as the president warned that no one in the world could hide from terrorism.

Jihadist Al-Murabitoun group claims Mali hotel attack: Jazeera

Dubai - The jihadist group Al-Murabitoun claimed that its forces had carried out the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital Friday that has left more than 27 people dead.

French minister says Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'likely behind' Mali attack

Paris - France's defence minister said Friday that notorious Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar was "likely behind" a deadly attack at a luxury hotel in Mali but acknowledged it was not certain.

At least three dead as gunmen seize 170 hostages at Mali hotel

Bamako - At least three hostages were killed as gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, seizing 170 guests and staff, the security ministry said.

Paris attackers rented two hotel rooms on eve of assault

Alfortville - A credit card belonging to a suspect hunted by police for his role in the Paris attacks was used to rent two rooms in a hotel on the eve of the bloody assault, police sources said Tuesday.

Hotel in Vermont will offer black bear and roadkill on menu

Burlington - In November, you can go to a hotel in Burlington, Vermont, and order some roadkill, as well as black bear and muskrat from the menu.

Norway hotel tycoon offers 5,000 hotel nights to refugees

Oslo - A Norwegian billionaire who made his fortune in the hotel business offered on Tuesday 5,000 nights in his hotel chain to refugees who do not have a spot in asylum centres.

SF Bay Area home kitchen experts take shot at cooking immortality

San Francisco - Feeding the family isn't only about defrosting or drive-through windows — and certainly not for the dozens of amateur cooks who turned out Saturday to compete for a spot on Fox TV's "MasterChef."

Review: Touring The Grove, Watford's boutique hotel Special

Watford - The Grove is a five star hotel located in Watford, Hertfordshire, close to London. The hotel is commonly used by golfers, like Tiger Woods, and frequented by actors, such as Tom Cruise due to its vicinity to Leavesden film studios.

Greek migrant hotel where no one wants to stay

Kos - The carcass of an abandoned hotel on the Greek island of Kos has become a grim shelter for scores of migrants fleeing war and poverty as Europe faces its worst refugee crisis in decades.

Review: Sopwell House, the Georgian mansion in St Albans Special

Saint Albans - Sopwell House is an historic Georgian country house, now a luxurious 128 bedroom hotel, country club & spa. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Attack wasn't Tunisia's fault, say tourists who stayed

Port El Kantaoui - Despite many tourists taking the first flights home after a gunman's killing spree at a popular Tunisian beach resort, others decided to stay, saying the massacre was not the country's fault.

Woman pulled alive from rubble after Nepal quake

Kathmandu - Rescue workers on Thursday pulled a second survivor from the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Nepal's capital, five days after a massive earthquake that killed nearly 6,000 people.

Atlantic City fines bankrupt casino-hotel for losing power

Atlantic City - The empty Revel casino-hotel has already been fined $20,000 and will continue to be fined $5,000 a day by the city of Atlantic City until it gets electric service restored, officials said.

Photo essay: Touring London's historic Savoy Hotel Special

London - The Savoy is a 125 year-old hotel at the heart of the theater district in London, and the birthplace of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operettas. Recently refurbished, the hotel is an Art Deco wonder.

Gunmen assault luxury Tripoli hotel, at least nine dead

Tripoli - Gunmen stormed a hotel in Tripoli popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people, including five foreigners, before blowing themselves up.

Photo essay: Celebrating New Year's Day at Claridge's, London Special

London - Claridge's is a 5-star hotel located on the corner of Brook Street and Davies Street in Mayfair, London. On New Year's Day the hotel is still decorated for Christmas. Digital Journal paid a visit.
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The new Four Seasons Toronto
The new Four Seasons Toronto
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A more formal garden at The Grove  ideal for morning coffee when the weather is good.
A more formal garden at The Grove, ideal for morning coffee when the weather is good.
One of the lounge areas  a popular place for pre-dinner cocktails.
One of the lounge areas, a popular place for pre-dinner cocktails.
Hanbury Manor  as taken from the rear. A large manor house constructed in red brick and with magnifi...
Hanbury Manor, as taken from the rear. A large manor house constructed in red brick and with magnificently large, lead glass windows. This part of the building is circa 1890.
Hotel Los Castanos  Cartajima  Spain
Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos
One of the lounge areas in The Grove  decorated with a purple theme  with a nod towards Art Deco.
One of the lounge areas in The Grove, decorated with a purple theme, with a nod towards Art Deco.
A 1930s themed room in The Grove  replete with silver mirrors and a panther statue.
A 1930s themed room in The Grove, replete with silver mirrors and a panther statue.
A buffet breakfast
A buffet breakfast
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Hotel Cosmos in Moscow
Hotel Cosmos in Moscow
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Hotel. Maesot, Thailand
Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
A corrdior in The Grove. A nod to Japan is apparent with the screen and shadow projection of the tre...
A corrdior in The Grove. A nod to Japan is apparent with the screen and shadow projection of the tree.
Chef Concierge Liloo Alim of new Four Seasons Toronto
Chef Concierge Liloo Alim of new Four Seasons Toronto
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Katie Taylor  president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts  addresses the media at the openi...
Katie Taylor, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, addresses the media at the opening of the company's new hotel in Toronto.
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The front of the Dove & Olive Hotel.
The front of the Dove & Olive Hotel.
One of the many interesting gardens of The Grove. This picture was taken as dusk begins to ascend.
One of the many interesting gardens of The Grove. This picture was taken as dusk begins to ascend.
Celebrating the opening of Four Seasons Toronto with some champagne
Celebrating the opening of Four Seasons Toronto with some champagne
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Hotel Los Castanos  Cartajima  Spain
Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos
Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa  Nerja
Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa, Nerja
Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
Chinese women greeters at a fancy hotel in the northeast of China
Chinese women greeters at a fancy hotel in the northeast of China