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Morocco tourist murder trial to open on May 2

Rabat - Suspected jihadist sympathisers will face trial on May 2 for the murder of two Scandinavian women in Morocco, a defence lawyer told AFP on Tuesday.

Father and son drown saving tourist at popular Australia spot

Melbourne - A father and son lifesaving team drowned while trying to save a tourist swept out to sea near one of Australia's most famous sights off the south coast, officials said Monday.

Germans injured in Madeira bus crash flown home

A group of 15 Germans who were injured in a deadly Madeira bus crash were flown home on Saturday aboard a medically-equipped German military plane, Germany's air force said.

In Notre-Dame's shadow, a 'village' faces uncertain future

Paris - Days after the catastrophic fire at Paris's Notre-Dame, around 30 business owners on Thursday gathered at a cafe in the shadow of the burned cathedral.

Singapore airport nature dome unveiled in fight for flights

Fpo - A 40-metre indoor waterfall cascading through a steel and glass dome is at the heart of a vast complex in Singapore's main airport unveiled Thursday, part of the city-state's fight for global flights.Reportedly built for a cool Sg$1.7 billion ($1.

Thai cave boy divers explore new tunnel in Vietnam

Hanoi - Three divers who helped rescue a Thai football team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam where they explored a tunnel that could expand the footprint of the world's largest cave.

Saudi tourist falls, drowns in Nile while taking selfie

Kanpala - A Saudi tourist drowned after he slipped and fell into the River Nile while apparently attempting to take a selfie, police said Tuesday."The Saudi national was on a tour on Uganda.

French spy turned engineer behind Sydney Opera House magic dies

Sydney - A former French spy hailed as a genius for an engineering feat that made building the Sydney Opera House possible has died aged 97, officials said Monday.

Tourist numbers double at North Korea marathon

Pyongyang - Twice as many foreigners as last year gathered in Pyongyang Sunday for the city's annual marathon, tour firms said, as reduced tensions see visitor numbers rise in isolated North Korea.

Dubrovnik or King's Landing? Game of Thrones is 'blessing and curse'

Dubrovnik - Shepherding tourists through the arches and towers of Croatia's medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Ivan Vukovic spends half his time leading tours of a capital that doesn't exist: the fictional King's Landing from "Game of Thrones".

Singapore casino resort to get $3.3 billion expansion

Fpo - A major casino resort on Singapore's waterfront is to get a $3.3 billion expansion, including a new tower featuring luxury rooms and a 15,000-seat arena, its owner said.

Study links wildlife tourism to decline in elephant numbers

Liverpool - Wildlife tourism has supporters (revenue introduced into low-income areas) and detractors (such as negative environmental impact). A new study raises a concern with the impact of certain types of tourism and the impact upon elephant populations.

Picasso in I.Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist

Botro - "I'm sure! I tell you, he came. I saw him!" insists Soro Navaghi, keen to extinguish any doubts about Picasso's visit to a small Ivorian village famed for its painted textiles.

Madrid adopts plan to limit private tourist rentals

Madrid - Madrid's city hall adopted a plan Wednesday to limit to 90 days per year the unlicensed leasing of homes to tourists, potentially rendering thousands of holiday rentals illegal.

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

Oslo - Norway breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after the dramatic rescue of a stricken cruise ship off its coast, but questions mounted about why the vessel chose to sail into notoriously perilous waters in a storm.

Three of four engines on stricken Norway cruise ship restarted

Oslo - A cruise ship that broke down in rough seas off the Norwegian coast with some 1,300 passengers and crew on board has restarted three of its four engines and will be towed to port, emergency services said Sunday.

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

Oslo - A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation.

Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise ship

Oslo - Emergency services said on Saturday they had begun airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship in trouble off the Norwegian coast.

Eternal shell: Sacred turtle embalmed in Hanoi

Hanoi - A sacred giant turtle that died in Hanoi's storied Hoan Kiem lake has been given a new lease on life by city authorities who have embalmed the beloved creature for posterity -- and tourist visits.

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Paine - The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

The house always wins? Few trade war jitters as Macau's casinos boom

Macau - The trade war may have sent ripples of uncertainty through the world's second-largest economy but one corner of China has so far remained steadfastly buoyant -- the gambling enclave of Macau.

Cuba taps into high-end luxury tourist market

Havana - In Havana, there's a shop selling a camera for more than $25,000 -- roughly 850 times the average monthly wage in Cuba.

Parents of British tourist missing in Guatemala make emotional plea

Guatemala City - The parents of a British tourist who has been missing in Guatemala for the past five days launched an emotional appeal for her return Saturday as authorities continued their investigation.

British tourist missing in Guatemala: officials

Guatemala City - The parents of a British tourist who has been missing in Guatemala for the past five days launched an emotional appeal for her return Saturday as authorities continued their investigation.

Denmark police prosecute 14 over sharing Morocco hikers 'murder video'

Copenhagen - Danish police on Thursday said they had launched prosecutions against 14 people suspected of sharing on social media the murder video of one of the two young Scandinavian hikers killed in Morocco.

Austrian farmer ordered to pay widower over fatal cow attack

Vienna - An Austrian farmer has been ordered to pay 490,000 euros ($555,000) in compensation to the widower of a woman who was trampled to death by a herd of his cows in 2014.

Violent street protests in Haiti hit tourism industry

Port-au-prince - With flaming barricades and widespread looting, 10 days of street violence in Haiti have all but buried a tourism industry that managed to resurrect itself after a devastating earthquake in 2010.

Group of 25 Canadian students flees Haiti unrest

Ottawa - A group of 25 school students from Quebec and three chaperones were able to leave Haiti on Sunday, where they had been stuck due to violent anti-government protests.

Canada warns against all travel to Haiti

Ottawa - Canada has raised its travel alert for Haiti, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort.

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps tourists

Ottawa - Canada on Thursday temporarily closed its embassy in Haiti as violent protests against President Jovenel Moise's government trapped hundreds of Canadian tourists in the Caribbean island nation.
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