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After a series of flight disruptions by angry or unruly passengers, Chinese media on Tuesday revealed a new menace to air travel in the country: fighting pilots.

Vietnam's Ho Citadel — An unlikely UNESCO World Heritage site

Rather than ignore its Imperialist past, the Vietnamese government is embracing it, seeing the value of celebrating the country's history and welcoming tourism. UNESCO has helped out, designating a total of eight locations as World Heritage sites.

Review: Touring the Bombay Sapphire distillery Special

Several distilleries and breweries tack on visitor centers. Few are as integrated and interesting as Bombay Sapphire, which takes guests on botanical journey of self-discovery.

'Cure' for Chernobyl children: Sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.

On Lesbos island, tourist comforts clash with migrant needs

On the Greek island of Lesbos, a record influx of desperate migrants has left the tourist sector struggling to help out while still trying to keep its normal clientele.

‘Pure of spirit' caretaker required for Spanish hermitage

For anyone who is “pure of spirit” and with a good handle on the Catalan language, a unique job is on offer. A hilltop hermitage is looking for someone to act as a caretaker for a year.

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

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.

Review: The history of aircraft on display in London Special

Nestled away in a corner of North London is the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum contains vast hangers containing the history of aircraft, from primitive flying contraptions to modern Tornado jets.

Review: RAF Museum — Battle of Britain experience in London Special

The Battle of Britain experience is part of the Royal Air Force Museum in London. The museum features many of the aircraft used during the Second World War. This summer Digital Journal paid a visit.

Baby born on flight grows up to work for same airline

A man born on a Turkish Airlines flight bound to Frankfurt, Germany grew up to be a flight attendant for the same airline.

First of two flight recorders from Indonesia jet found near crash

Disaster workers have located one of two electronic flight recorders that could reveal why a Indonesian passenger plane carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency aid for impoverished families crashed in Papua province.

Rescuers rush to mountainous region to find Indonesia plane crash

Scores of emergency workers in Indonesia were rushing Sunday to the mountains of Papua province after a commercial flight was reported missing and villagers reported seeing a plane crash.

More Cubans traveling abroad

The number of Cubans traveling abroad surged by 23.7 percent last year, according to official statistics published Sunday, an increase prompted by the Communist island's easing of travel restrictions.

Hundreds of flights delayed, canceled in U.S. over air traffic glitch

Hundreds of flights out of major airports in New York and Washington were delayed or canceled Saturday because of a computer problem at a regional air traffic control center, aviation officials said.

Airline screwup ruins vacation and leaves family stranded

American Airlines and U.S. Airways merged, but their reservation systems are not yet integrated. One unlucky family got caught in the middle and it ruined their dream vacation.

Family of SF plane crash victim run over by rescuers drops suit

The parents of the young girl accidentally killed by first-responders after she survived a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport have dropped their lawsuit against the city.

Seagulls terrorise British holidaymakers

A familiar presence at Britain's seaside resorts, seagulls have this summer spread fear after ambushing holidaymakers as they tuck into their fish and chips, and even attacking pets.

Restoration of St Pancras and the Renaissance‎ Hotel Special

St Pancras station in London connects the city to the north of England. Over the past few years the station has been restored to its formerly glory. This includes the conversion of former railways offices into a swanky hotel.

Czech coal safari offers excavators instead of giraffes

It is a safari with a twist: two private Czech mining companies have joined forces to take tourists on trips to see long-necked excavators and coal beds, instead of giraffes and lush wilderness.

Plane debris appears to be from Flight 370, tests show

Initial tests show plane debris found on an Indian Ocean island last week appears to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Wednesday.

French beach returns to public after Saudi royal take-over

Workers were busily returning a beach in southern France to its previous condition on Monday after the premature departure of Saudi King Salman, whose commandeering of the coastline had caused uproar among locals.

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

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

Plane debris could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Plane debris found in the western Indian Ocean appears to be from a Malaysia Airlines airliner that disappeared with 239 passengers and crew last year.

Fast-burning fake palm trees fueled blaze at The Cosmopolitan

Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday.

U.S. Senate committee votes to ease Cuba travel restrictions

The US Senate Appropriations Committee approved a slate of amendments that open to the door to restoring open travel to Cuba, as well shipping and agricultural financing.

United flight makes emergency landing after passengers become ill

A flight from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction, Colorado, on Wednesday after a number of passengers reported feeling ill. Some on board took pictures of themselves using oxygen masks.

Op-Ed: Bay Area transit agency needs a timeout or something

Call us old-fashioned. Go ahead, we can take it. If you're still dishing by the time we're done telling you what we think, we might even listen.

Asian, Saudi owners polish Madrid Ritz's faded glory

From a cocktail inspired by Salvador Dali to a piano Frank Sinatra once played for Ava Gardner, Madrid's Ritz hotel has a century's worth of classy artefacts and anecdotes. But its gilded taps and Baroque facade are showing their age.

'Paradise Lost?' One island you should not visit

It's nice to know that in our modern world today, there are a few isolated spots left that could be called paradise. Lost to modern civilization, these few remaining places have managed to remain untouched. One such place is North Sentinel Island.

Photo essay: Geneva is more than just Red Cross and heavy heat Special

If you thought Geneva was only expensive watches and the Alps and Red Cross headquarters, think again. I visited this Swiss gem to get a glimpse into what makes this city so attractive.

EU lawmakers agree air passenger data collection

European lawmakers approved Wednesday plans to collect EU passenger data, a measure sought by the United States after years of controversy over how to protect personal information while fighting terrorism and serious crime.

Photo essay: Berlin is made for art lovers Special

Berlin is an artistic paradise. From the unique architecture of Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum to the outdoor East Side Gallery, Berlin showcases memorable art you won't see anywhere else.

Review: Exploring the gardens of Woburn Abbey Special

Woburn Abbey is a country house located in Bedfordshire, England. The house is impressive, replete with period furniture. Equally impressive are the gardens, especially in the summer.

This airport allows marijuana on in-state flights

Those who are flying within the state of Oregon can bring their marijuana with them on in-state flights, as the Portland airport now allows it.

Bali airport reopens after new volcano ash shutdown

The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Sunday after an erupting volcano forced its closure for the second time in just a few days and caused fresh travel misery for stranded holidaymakers.

The chilling secret of one of the Himalaya's glacial lakes

High up in the Himalayan mountains of the Uttarakhand state of India, lies a small glacial lake called Roopkund. At an altitude of 16,499 feet, it is frozen over most of the year. But when the ice melts occasionally, Roopkund gives up its grisly secret.

Photographing London: A journey from 675 AD to 2015 Special

Anyone interested in European history and medieval culture would be wise to visit London. Check out what I enjoyed during my London travels this summer.

Britons, Danes urged to leave Tunisia over attack fears

Denmark followed Britain's example on Friday in urging its nationals to cut short their holidays in Tunisia after London warned the country was still unsafe after last month's beach massacre.

Sisters who went missing in Wyoming wilderness found

Three sisters who went on a camping trip outside of Jackson, Wyoming, ended up going missing for days, but they were safely found.

Photo essay: There's nothing like summer in Paris Special

On a brief visit to Paris this summer, I was enamoured with the city's gorgeous architecture, rich history and delicious food.

Op-Ed: Why are some big towns growing into small cities?

Small cities are growing in numerous locations throughout the U.S. Some cities like Mankato, MN are leading the way, but what can urban planners learn?
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