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Travel News from September 2014

Ebola virus.

Dallas hospital monitors patient for Ebola, awaits te…

Doctors are monitoring a patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after the patient began showing symptoms of Ebola and had a travel history which also indicated a possible case of the disease that has killed over 3000 people in West Africa. Test results should come back from the Centers for Disease Control on … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Passengers rescued by fishermen after South Korea sightseeing ship runs aground

Around 110 people were rescued after a sightseeing ship ran aground near a rocky island off South Korea’s southwest coast on Tuesday. Only minor injuries were reported after passengers were rescued by fishing boats. This comes as many South Koreans are still in mourning over the Sewol ferry sinking in April, in which 294 people died, … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Smoky Mountains closes hiking area to protect dying bats

A popular hiking area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been closed to protect a breed of bat which has been dying due to a fungal disease. The White Oak Sink area will be closed until 31 March to minimise human interaction with the endangered Indiana bat which has seen an 80% drop in its … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Tourists Thailand

Thailand to ‘track’ tourists with personal wristbands

Special wristbands imprinted with personal identification details are to be distributed to tourists in Thailand, with authorities claiming it will help identify visitors who get lost or into trouble. The next step in ensuring traveller safety, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul told Reuters, ‘would be some sort of electronic tracking device’. Read more: straitstimes.com … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Nairobi

UK relaxes Nairobi advice but be careful after dark

The UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has relaxed its travel advisory for Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Cautions against travelling to “township or slum areas” of the city have been removed, though the FCO still urges Britons to be alert in these areas, particularly after dark. Advisories still remain in place for the city’s Eastleigh suburb … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm
India

India to rewrite history on migration from north

The Aryan theory of migration to India may officially be abandoned as part of a government-backed initiative by Delhi University. Current history books state that the indigenous peoples of northern India were driven out by Aryan tribes from central Asia, but the university is seeking to prove that the Aryan tribes originated in India, a nationalist … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm
Temple Bar

Pub owner says staff must be Irish and know about loc…

A major Irish pub owner has said that his bar staff must be Irish. Charlie Chawke, who runs nine pubs including Dublin’s €22m Old Orchard Inn, says that it is essential to have bar staff who ‘have the personality to get on with the customer’ and know about Irish news and sports. The Irish Immigrant Council … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm
MONA

High-roller casino to be added to MONA in Hobart

David Walsh, owner of much-loved Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Australia,  has announced plans to add an elite casino to the complex. He intends to call his casino Monaco and will include twelve card tables for high-rolling tourists who would enjoy gambling in a high brow environment. Read more: theguardian.com Tasmin … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm
LA skyline

Los Angeles flat roofs skyline to get revamp

Critics who complain that the Los Angeles skyline is boring are about to see a change. A 1958 ruling stated that all city skyscrapers had to have flat roofs to allow helicopters to land in emergencies, but the mayor and other officials are planning to overturn that regulation and usher in an era of more exciting … read more

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September 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm
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