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Czech woman found a month after partner died on remote NZ track

Wellington - A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said Thursday.

Czech police probe fake Islamic attack stunt

Prague - Czech police on Tuesday said they had launched an investigation into a stunt over the weekend in which anti-Islamic activists caused panic in downtown Prague by simulating a terror attack by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

Madrid - They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.

Canada to US tourists: Please leave your guns at home

Ottawa - A rash of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign reminding tourists about their northern neighbors' relatively strict firearms laws.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

15 held in Thailand not linked to tourist bombs: police

Bangkok - A group of 15 suspects detained by the Thai military investigating last week's deadly tourist resort attacks was not involved in the blasts, police said Friday, adding to confusion surrounding the case.

Thai military detains 15 over tourist town attacks

Bangkok - Thailand's junta on Thursday detained at least 15 suspects at military barracks on suspicion of launching a string of deadly bomb and arson attacks against tourist resort towns last week.

Italy's tourist jewel feels strain of fame

Manarola - Hiking the coastal path that links the medieval fishing villages of Italy's Cinque Terre on its northwest coast is a stop-start affair these days.

Four killed in Greek tourist boat collision

Atenas - Four people were killed on Tuesday when a speedboat sliced into a wooden tourist vessel near a popular Greek holiday island, the coastguard said.Those dead include the tourist vessel's captain and a nine-year-old girl, a coastguard spokeswoman said.

Second arrest warrant issued over Thai tourist blasts

Bangkok - A military court in southern Thailand has issued a second arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect involved in last week's coordinated bomb and arson attacks against a string of tourist resort towns, police said Tuesday.

Attacks, coup bring change to Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue

Istanbul - For centuries, it has been the main commercial artery running through the heart of Istanbul, attracting thousands of people every day for shopping, entertainment or historic sightseeing.

Thai police find unexploded devices in search for bombers

Bangkok - Thai police discovered unexploded bombs in three top tourist destinations over the weekend as they searched for clues to a wave of blasts that rocked resort areas and killed four last week.

Thai authorities hunt tourist town bombers

Hua Hin - Thai authorities on Saturday hunted for culprits behind a wave of bombings targeting popular holiday destinations, as businesses braced for the economic fallout from the attacks on the crucial tourism industry.

Hunt for Nazi 'gold train' resumes in Poland

Walbrzych - Treasure hunters on Friday relaunched their search for a lost Nazi gold train allegedly loaded with loot and buried in southwestern Poland, despite there being no scientific evidence it exists.

Faithful cult worships Cuba's reluctant Fidel at 90

Santa Clara - It was just what the fiery communist leader Fidel Castro told them not to do.His admirers say he freed Cuba from tyranny, but the revolution wasn't about just one guy. Would they please not plaster his face everywhere?

Thai royal resort town shaken by deadly bomb attacks

Hua Hin - An elegant resort town with royal heritage, Hua Hin looked more like a war zone than a tourist hotspot Friday, with bodies in the streets and blood on the pavement after a series of deadly attacks.

Four dead as string of blasts hit Thai tourist resorts

Hua Hin - A string of bomb attacks hit popular tourist towns across Thailand, leaving four dead and many wounded, with authorities Friday ruling out terrorism despite suspicions insurgents in the kingdom's deep south are responsible.

A timeline of recent explosions in Thailand

Bangkok - Twin blasts in a seaside resort town in Thailand killed one and wounded 21 others, including foreigners, the latest explosions in the region's top tourist destination.

One dead, 19 injured in Thailand resort town blasts

Bangkok - Twin blasts in Thailand killed one woman and injured 19 people, including foreigners, in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said.

One dead, 19 injured in Thailand resort town blasts

Bangkok - Twin blasts in Thailand killed one woman and injured 19 people, including foreigners, in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said.

One dead, 19 injured in Thailand resort town blasts

Bangkok - Twin blasts in Thailand killed one woman and injured 19 people, including foreigners, in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said.

Italian coastguard tightens port security

Rome - The Italian coastguard on Thursday raised the security level across the Mediterranean nation's ports, a spokesman told AFP.

Chinese tourist kills woman at luxury Kenya safari lodge

Nairobi - A Chinese tourist stabbed a woman to death and seriously wounded her husband after demanding they vacate a table at a luxury Kenyan safari lodge, police said Tuesday.

War tourism in Afghanistan: Adventure or reckless hedonism?

Kabul - Thousands of people are fleeing the conflict roiling Afghanistan, but American backpacker John Milton recently made the reverse journey to the war-ravaged country -- for a holiday.

With ceremony over, Rio learns to love the Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - The Rio Olympics were going to be a disaster, right? Well try telling that to the crowds of locals and tourists flocking to the Olympic flame in central Rio on Saturday.

Greek Acropolis restorers to bolster west side of Parthenon

Atenas - Restoration work on Athens' Acropolis is set to shift to the west side of the Parthenon under a 40-year-long effort to restore the ancient archaeological monument, officials said Thursday.

Britain's new i360 tower a 'pier in the sky'

Brighton - The world's tallest moving observation tower, the i360, opens to the public on Thursday, a futuristic landmark that has transformed the historic seafront in the English tourist resort of Brighton.

Five visitors killed at Bolivia's top tourist draw

La Paz - Five tourists from Belgium, Italy and Peru were killed in a car crash at Bolivia's famous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, authorities said Sunday.
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