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Eiffel Tower reopens after staff walk out over pickpockets

Paris - Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower was shut to tourists for several hours on Friday as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming around the monument.

Philippines to turn disputed sea outcrops into tourist draws

The Philippines plans to turn some disputed South China Sea islands into tourist sites to promote peace as China builds suspected military facilities on nearby reclaimed reefs, Filipino officials said Monday.

Video: Protective mother bear goes viral

The warm spring weather brings thousands of flocking visitors to Yellowstone but this mother bear wasn't very happy to see them

'HELP!' Stranded trekkers send out SOS after Nepal quake

- As the helicopter swooped over Nepal's lush Gorkha Valley in search of earthquake survivors, the 10-foot 'HELP!' sign spelled out by a desperate group of foreign trekkers couldn't fail to grab the pilot's attention."Thank God you've come!

'We are all Chinese!' Mainlander anger over Hong Kong curbs

Shenzhen - Living and working just a few hundred metres from Hong Kong, residents of neighbouring Chinese boomtown Shenzhen are infuriated by new restrictions on travel to the former British colony.

French town pays Brits after death from falling 'Napoleon' tree

La Rochelle - A French seaside resort has paid out more than 100,000 euros to compensate a British family after a 62-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree planted in honour of Napoleon's son.

Beijing limits visits by mainland Chinese to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Beijing has scrapped unlimited entry to Hong Kong for mainland Chinese visitors whose voracious shopping for everything from baby milk powder to iPhones has emptied stores and stoked bitter resentment in the protest-hit city.

Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai tourist island of Samui

Ko Samui - A car bomb on the Thai resort island of Samui has wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, police said Saturday, in a further blow to the country's tarnished reputation as a top tourist destination.

Anti-austerity strike closes Eiffel Tower

Paris - The Eiffel Tower was forced to close to visitors on Thursday due to a strike by unions opposed to what they see as the "austerity" policies of the French government.

Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

Tunis - Tunisia said Sunday it had killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum, as foreign leaders joined thousands of Tunisians in a march against extremism.Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!

Tunisians to march against extremism after museum massacre

Tunis - Thousands of Tunisians, led by their president and joined by several foreign dignitaries, are to march in the capital Sunday to denounce terrorism after the museum massacre of 21 tourists.

Frenchwoman dies of injuries from Tunisia museum attack

Paris - A Frenchwoman has succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's national museum, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from the shooting to 22.

Indian village bans kissing in public

Panaji - An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such "obscene" behaviour is unwanted by local residents.

Tunisia arrests 23 in 'terror cell' over museum attack

Tunis - Tunisia said Thursday that it has arrested 23 suspects in connection with last week's jihadist massacre at the country's national museum.

Tunisians honour massacre dead as museum reopening delayed

Tunis - Tunisians on Tuesday honoured the 21 people killed in last week's jihadist attack on foreign tourists at their national museum, but its promised reopening was delayed.

Security concerns delay reopening of Tunisia national museum

Tunis - Tunisia's national museum on Tuesday delayed a planned reopening after last week's attack on foreign tourists due to security concerns, its head of communications Hanene Srarfi told AFP.

Tunisia PM fires police chiefs over museum attacks

Tunis - Tunisia's prime minister fired police chiefs in the capital Monday as the country looks to restore faith in its tourism industry after last week's jihadist attack that killed 20 foreigners.

Third Tunisia museum suspect 'on the run'

Tunis - Tunisia is hunting a third suspect in the massacre of tourists at its national museum, President Beji Caid Essebsi said, after admitting security failures at the Bardo.

Tunisia president admits security 'failures' in museum attack

Tunis - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi says security "failures" had helped facilitate the attack on the country's national museum claimed by the Islamic State group that left 20 foreign tourists dead.

Tunisia says progress in museum massacre probe

Tunis - Tunisian authorities said Saturday there were developments in the investigation into the attack on the national museum claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 20 foreign tourists.

Shocked tourists abandon cruise after Tunis massacre

Barcelona - Hundreds of shocked tourists disembarked Friday in Spain after their luxury cruise was cut short by a jihadist massacre in a Tunisian museum that killed 12 of their fellow passengers.

Tunisia says museum gunmen trained in Libya

Tunis - Tunisia said two gunmen who killed 21 people at its national museum trained at a militant camp in Libya, as the country marked its Independence Day in sombre fashion Friday.

Tunisia attack stirs fear, defiance among tourists

Sidi Bou Sa - Hermes and Carla Pierrotti had come to Tunisia to get away from their hectic lives in Italy, hoping for a tranquil break in a country full of tourist treasures.

Two Spanish tourists found hiding inside Tunis attack museum

Tunis - Two Spanish tourists have been found alive following Wednesday's deadly attack on a Tunis museum after spending the night hiding inside, the emergency services said.

Silent demonstration called outside Tunis attack museum

Tunis - Tunisia's main trade union confederation and other civil society groups called for a silent demonstration Thursday outside the Tunis museum where 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians were killed.

Nine Tunisia tourist victims were on a cruise

Paris - Nine of the 17 tourists killed at a Tunisian museum on Wednesday were passengers on the MSC Spendida cruise ship, the tour company said on Thursday.

Tunisia vows 'merciless war against terrorism' after museum attack

Tunis - Tunisia's president promised to wage a "merciless war against terrorism" after gunmen killed 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Unrest in Tunisia since the popular revolt

Tunis - Tunisia on Wednesday saw its first deadly attack on foreigners since the 2010-2011 uprising that toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power.

17 tourists killed as gunmen attack Tunisia museum

Tunis - Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen killed at least 17 foreign tourists in a brazen attack Wednesday on Tunisia's national museum before being killed in a police assault, officials said.

Hawaii tourism authority reveals record numbers

When you think about Hawaii your mind shifts to warm beaches, beautiful weather, ancient volcanoes, and unique culture. It’s the combination of these things that keeps tourists returning each year.
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