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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.

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof.

Air traffic suspended for hours over Libya capital

Tripoli air traffic was suspended overnight for "security reasons", the Libyan capital's only operating airport said Sunday after clashes intensified for control of the city.

Madeira, Portugal's tourist pearl in the Atlantic

Portugal's Madeira islands, where 29 Germans were killed in a bus crash Wednesday, are a favourite European holiday spot and famously the birthplace of soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

29 German tourists killed in Madeira bus crash

Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Lightning strike at Acropolis, Greece, injures four

A lightning strike injured four people Wednesday at the Acropolis in Athens, which was closed for the rest of the day, the Greek culture ministry said.

Three killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said.

Finland: from suicide hotspot to world's happiest country

When the UN crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised.

Singapore airport nature dome unveiled in fight for flights

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.

Saudi tourist falls, drowns in Nile while taking selfie

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.

Tripoli's only functioning airport says hit by air raid

A warplane carried out an air strike Monday against the Libyan capital's only functioning airport and halted all flights, aviation authorities said, as fighting raged for control of Tripoli.

Nepal expedition to remeasure height of Everest: officials

Nepal is sending a team of government-appointed climbers up Mount Everest to remeasure its height, officials said Monday, hoping to quash persistent speculation that the world's tallest mountain has shrunk.

Poverty, repression in shadow of Azerbaijan's shiny new skyline

In a crowded Baku street, Gyulya Akparova talks proudly about the major transformation of Azerbaijan and its thousand-year-old capital dotted with glittering skyscrapers on the Caspian Sea.

Wiebe Wakker completes three-year world tour in his electric car

Dutchman Wiebe Wakker has a major reason to celebrate. He just finished his world tour in his electric car. This journey took three years to complete and it ended in Sydney, Australia.

Dinner in white in Cuba: a French picnic and American ambience

"Dressing in all white -- the ambience, the Champagne, the sparkles -- I love it," exclaimed Kay Barnes, who traveled from Florida to participate along with hundreds of other Americans in Cuba's first Dinner in White, a giant, chic, French-inspired pic...

UK's May warns deal with opposition only way to secure Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday defended her decision to turn to Britain's main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could "slip through our fingers".

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

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".

European Parliament approves no-deal Brexit visa waiver

The European Parliament on Thursday approved a law allowing Britons visa-free EU visits even after a "no deal" Brexit, despite a furious dispute over the status of Gibraltar.

Singapore casino resort to get $3.3 billion expansion

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.

Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash report expected Thursday: sources

Ethiopian officials on Thursday are expected to release preliminary conclusions in the probe of last month's crash of a Boeing 737 that killed 157 people, two sources told AFP on Wednesday.

LA officials call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

Officials and LGBTQ leaders in California joined Tuesday a growing chorus of people calling for a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels in the Los Angeles area.

Singapore carrier grounds two Boeing jets over engine problem

Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it had grounded two of its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft after discovering an engine defect during inspections, the latest problem for the US planemaker.

Downtown Cairo battles to keep cosmopolitan heritage alive

Cairo's downtown, with its old European-designed buildings, is wrestling to preserve its cultural heritage as Egypt readies a new capital in the desert.

Chef Marcela Valladolid talks Mexican cookbook and travel goals Special

Celebrity chef Marcela Valladolid chatted with Digital Journal about her travel goals for 2019, as well as her new Mexican-inspired cookbook.

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix: US regulator

Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.

Sherpa widows breaking down taboos as they eye Everest

For generations climbing has been firmly the realm of men among the legendary Sherpas of Nepal, tradition dictating women care for the home while their husbands conquer the Himalayan peaks.

Iceland's WOW Air budget carrier collapses, cancels all flights

Iceland's budget carrier WOW Air said it had ceased operations and cancelled all flights on Thursday, stranding thousands of passengers.

Israelis unveil 'world's longest salt cave'

Israeli cave explorers said Thursday that a salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea is the world's longest, beating the previous record-holder in Iran.The cave named Malham, stretching over 10 kilometres (6.

Qatar 'stronger' despite Gulf dispute, says emir as he opens vast museum

Qatar's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said Wednesday his country had become "stronger" since the start of a Gulf diplomatic crisis almost two years ago, as he formally opened the country's national museum.

End of an era in Indian aviation as Goyal bows out

Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal rose from humble beginnings to be undisputed king of India's skies. But now, at 69, massive debts have forced him to cede control of the pioneering airline he founded.

Boeing holds test flights for 737 MAX fix: sources

US aviation authorities will defend their certification methods for new planes before lawmakers Wednesday, two weeks after grounding the Boeing 737 MAX over two deadly crashes in less than five months.

US says China 'systematically' impedes Tibet access

China "systematically" impedes access to Tibet with restrictions that have prohibited diplomats, journalists and ordinary citizens from visiting, the United States said in a report Monday.

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

An anti-stall system believed to have caused a fatal October jet crash in Indonesia was probably also involved in this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people onboard, the carrier's CEO said on Monday.

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

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.

Disneyland Paris 'attack' false alarm sparks stampede

Crowds of holidaymakers stampeded for safety in Disneyland Paris Saturday when they mistook the din from a broken lift or escalator for the sound of weapons, officials and witnesses said.

The latest: Second ship needs rescue off Norwegian coast

Norwegian rescue authorities say a freighter has experienced an engine seizure in the same stormy Hustadsvika Bay region off western Norway where hundreds of people are being winched off by helicopter from the ailing Viking Sky cruise ship.

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

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.

Miami Beach calls time as Spring Break party gets out of control

Spring Break is a US holiday known for excessive partying, but in Miami Beach, one of the centers of festivities, residents have had enough.

Indonesia's Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the model was involved in two fatal crashes.

Finland tops world happiness rankings, South Sudan bottom: UN

Finland ranked as the world's happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in a United Nations report released on Wednesday.The Nordic nation of 5.

Kazakhstan renames capital 'Nursultan' after ex-president

Kazakhstan's parliament on Wednesday voted to rename the country's capital in honour of long-time ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, a day after he resigned as president.
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