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NASA announces it's opening the Space Station to tourism

For a mere $35,000 per night, tourists will now be able to visit the International Space Station (ISS), NASA announced on Friday. The price does not include transportation, which will run around $85,000.

Rescued in Burkina: the 4 hostages freed in French raid

Paris - French special forces have rescued four foreign hostages in a complex overnight operation in northern Burkina Faso in which two of its soldiers were killed.

French special forces free 4 hostages in Burkina Faso

Paris - French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight raid in which two soldiers died, authorities announced Friday.

Divers seek bodies as boatmen recount deadly Colombia wreck

Estanzuela - Divers combed the murky depths of a Colombian reservoir Monday for the bodies of a dozen missing passengers from a pleasure boat that sank, killing seven people.

Tourists venture back to Champs Elysees after attack: 'Vive Paris!'

Paris - Tourists were back on the Champs Elysees early Friday with a mixture of shock and defiance, a day after a jihadist shot dead a policeman on the world-famous avenue on the eve of France's election.

Cruise ship with 1,070 on board attempts Northwest Passage route

The once pristine Arctic will soon be a thing of the past, now that climate change and melting ice is the new norm. Last week, the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise ship, began a month-long trip through the once-impassable Northwest Passage.

UPDATE: Has Zika spread to Miami Beach? Officials downplay news

Miami Beach - Sources have told several news outlets that the Zika virus has now spread to Miami Beach, creating alarm for those in the Florida tourist industry. Florida Department of Health officials confirmed there are two locally-transmitted Zika cases.

San Francisco offers platform to replace clear view of 'Ladies'

San Francisco - San Francisco officials promise to open a viewing platform this week after being bombarded with complaints over a chain-link fence blocking views of the city's iconic "Postcard Row" of Victorian homes across Steiner Street from Alamo Square Park.

Russia sending 44 planes to Egypt to repatriate tourists

Moscow - Russia will on Saturday send 44 planes to repatriate its nationals from two Egyptian Red Sea resorts, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency said as suspicions grow that a bomb caused last weekend's plane crash.

Crowded SF tour bus burns on Haight Street

San Francisco - Dozens of tourists visiting San Francisco’s iconic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood got considerably more excitement than they expected May 3 when their tour bus caught fire and burned on Haight Street.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Two members of a 'fish mafia' jailed over sandwich war in Germany

Two organized criminals who fought for the right to sell fish sandwiches to tourists in a German town have been sentenced to jail after a series of violent attacks started by the licensing of the fish snacks.

Despite Middle East turmoil Turkey is still a tourist destination

The terror treat from the Middle East may be expected to have had a negative impact on tourism in the area but reports from tourist boards show this isn't true for neighbouring Turkey as 42 million are expected to visit the country by the end of the year.

The Australians make some pretty weird travel insurance claims

A new report has shown how Australian insurance companies have been seeing an increase in the number of extraordinary claims made by travellers in recent years as Australians begin visiting new areas.

Tourists find python in trunk of rental car

Two women on their way to a vacation in Maine Wednesday got the scare of their lives when they opened the trunk of their rental to find a python curled up against their luggage.

Hot-air balloon will take tourists 20 miles above earth

On Tuesday, World View Enterprises, a Tucson-based space-tourism company, announced that they completed a test flight of a hot-air balloon and a capsule that is being developed to bring tourists 20 miles about earth.

South African elephant euthanized after attacking tourist

An elephant in South Africa's Kruger National Park was put down after it attacked a British tourist, ripping open the woman's thigh with its tusk. The woman and her male friend were filming the elephant, when suddenly they were both attacked.

Boxing Day sales: The bargain rush

London - Everyone knows December 26th is Boxing Day. As usual, this is the day shops around the country offer special deals and special offers, and discounts from 40 percent, up to 70 percent off the original price!

British man arrested on suspicion of killing his father in Spain

Girona - A 45-year-old British man has been arrested on suspicion of beating his father to death while on a family holiday at a campsite on the Costa Brava in Spain.

Critics slam Barcelona's decision to charge entry to Parc Güell

Barcelona - Critics are angry over the decision to charge a tourist fee for entry to the iconic Parc Güell, which is currently the only site displaying the work of Antoni Gaudí without charge.

Turkey: Police attack tourists in Taksim Special

Istanbul - On Sunday afternoon, Turkish police attacked tourists who were peacefully walking through Taksim, Istanbul. Police used so much pepper spray that it came into the cafe where I was having tea with friends.

Tourists dining on Icelandic iceberg washed out to sea

A small group of American tourists dining on top of an ice glacier in frozen Iceland had to be rescued when the ice broke away from the land and began to drift out to sea.

23 people poisoned by gas in major Istanbul hotel

Istanbul - Around 23 people, mainly tourists, have been hospitalized after a gas leak in the Modern Sultan Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Russian volcano eruption attracts tourists (video)

­Plosky Tolbachik on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula has been dormant since its most notable eruption in 1975. Now it is active again a spewing clouds of ash nearly 3,000 meters into the air, and attracting some extreme tourism.

New tourism trend: Israeli tourists head for Syria border (video)

The latest destination on the Israeli tour map is the border with Syria. Tourists are flocking there, armed with cameras and binoculars, hoping to catch a glimpse of the action.

Video: Bulgaria suicide-bomber caught on CCTV at Burgas airport

Burgas - The suicide bomber who blew up a tourist bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria has been caught on the CCTV camera in the Burgas airport.

Explosion on Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria kills 7

Burgas - A massive explosion on board a busload of Israelis, at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria has left 7 dead and many more injured.

Video: Bus rolls off cliff in Taiwan, 15 people injured

A bus carrying tourists from South Korea was visiting Taiwan's Taroko National Park in Hualian county when the accident occurred.

Tourists fined after stealing penguin during drunken holiday

Two men that admitted to stealing a penguin from a Sea World park in Australia while they were on a drunken bender have been fined for their actions.

Op-Ed: Will the French ever stop worshiping Napoleon?

The French are planning to build a “Napoleonland” theme park, in the south of Paris, with daily re-enactments of some of the Napoleonic Wars battles to which visitors will be able to take part, with battlefields filled with bodies of soldiers...
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REACTION: Turkish police  forensics and emergency services work at the scene of an explosion that ki...
REACTION: Turkish police, forensics and emergency services work at the scene of an explosion that killed four tourists on Istiklal Street in Istanbul on Sunday.
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The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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Dahab, Sinai, one of the popular beach and diving resorts in Egypt
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group of tourists whale watching when humpback breaches near San Luis Obispo, California
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Outside view of St. Paul's Cathedral in London
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Tourists in Italy taking photos
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Tourists leave Tiananmen Square to pass beneath the famous gate to the Forbidden City
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Tourists stand near the lighthouse at the harbor entrance on a stormy Antalya day
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