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Cologne Airport: Flights grounded as climate protesters block runway

At least four flights have been diverted to nearby airports while police deal with activists.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


Surfer's leg washes up after shark attack

On Tuesday morning, a surfer was attacked by a shark near the Australian east coast resort of Port Macquarie. The three-meter-long white shark bit the surfer's surfboard and ripped off his lower leg. A police officer who happened to be nearby was able to tie off the surfer's wound with a dog leash until emergency services arrived on the scene. Neighbors saw the leg washed ashore and immediately wrapped it in ice and handed it to emergency...


Breaching whale lands on small boat and sends one man straight into the sea

Everyone escaped unharmed after a whale breached and landed on a boat in Portsmouth Harbor.


History's famous military retreats

According to military strategists, the best course of action during battle is often to withdraw to fight another day. Indeed, claiming a victory is sometimes to know when to retreat. A retreat is a tactical strategy, and does not equate to surrendering. However, not all retreats are successful. History has recorded some truly disastrous military withdrawals, when fighting on the back foot, often in harsh conditions, has all but decimated an army. However, when undertaken correctly, a retreat can allow forces to regroup and come back stronger. So, when has losing ground enabled combatants to gain the upper hand? Click on and march through this gallery of famous military retreats.


Southwest Airlines plane has 'near catastrophe'

Federal officials are investigating an incident in which a Southwest Airlines jet flew as low as 150 feet over water, narrowly avoiding complete disaster.


Just Stop Oil targets summer holidays across Europe

Just Stop Oil activist have been arrested attempting to disrupt summer holidays at Heathrow airport.


Is this the deadliest road in the world? Travelers think so.

Discover Death Road in Bolivia, once dubbed the most dangerous road in the world. Find out why this road is so dangerous and what makes it so appealing.


The most DANGEROUS countries in the world right now - and the safest

These are the most and least peaceful countries in the world, according to the 2024 Global Peace Index, which is based on three different factors: societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and militarisation.


Fascinating facts about the Incas

The Inca civilization was one of the most vital societies in South America in terms of its cultural influence and legacy. Around from 1438 to 1533, the Incas began as a small tribe who steadily grew in power to conquer people down the coast from today's Colombia to Argentina. They are remembered to this day for their architecture, agricultural techniques, communication, and record-keeping. Intrigued? Discover more about this astonishing civilization in the following gallery.


Virgin Atlantic boss warns passengers will soon be charged green levy

Virgin Atlantic's chief executive Shai Weiss said the green surcharge is set to be in force by the end of 2025 and will help make travellers aware of why prices are rising.


20 road trips for your bucket list

Always on the lookout for exceptional landscapes? Discover 20 iconic, unforgettable road trips around the world. Epic views and amazing attractions await along routes perfect for adventure lovers!


Construction continues on new $122 million U.S. 1 bridge in Florida

Construction continues on new $122 million U.S. 1 bridge in Florida


Cal, Stanford ready for cross-country flights in their new ACC home

Stanford and Cal are ready for the challenges that will come with cross-country travel for football games in their new ACC home this fall.


The world's smallest bucket-list restaurants for unforgettable meals

Bigger doesn't always mean better, and these tiny restaurants definitely prove that point. We look at the world's smallest restaurants worth travelling for.


Places in Europe where three countries meet

Although it is technically impossible to travel instantly from one place to another, there are some locations on the planet that allow you to take only a few steps and you'll find yourself moving between three different countries! These places are known as "tripoints," and they are the converging location for three distinct nations, cultures, and even languages. There are more than 170 tripoints around the world, with 48 in Europe. Some of them are relatively insignificant, but there are others that are worth noting. Curious? Click through this gallery as we take a look at the more prominent ones on the European continent.


The world's most relaxing retreats are truly off the grid

Switch off your phone, pack your camera and let's explore the world's most envy-inducing retreats.


As the Olympics nears, Paris puts 75,000 troops on the streets

A huge security operation is under way, with street closures and anti-drone squads across the city.


15 Things The TSA Wants Us To Stop Doing

Discover the top 15 things the TSA wants travelers to stop doing. Our article highlights common mistakes and tips to streamline your airport experience. From packing tips to security line etiquette, find out how to make your next trip smoother and stress-free.


Server reveals her budget travel hack for exploring the world on a low income after visiting 10 countries in just three years

Celeste Cox, from New York, has revealed how she has managed to globetrot for the past three years and visit 10 countries, despite earning a low salary.


Would you hike the Pacific Crest Trail?

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a ankle-straining, blister-inducing long-distance hiking trail that spans 4,270 km (2,653 mi) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. One of the toughest walking and backpacking challenges in the world, the PCT summits, snakes, dips, and weaves through seven national parks and 25 national forests, meandering over and around a beautiful and dramatic landscape of mountains and meadows, rivers and lakes, and valley and vales. Designated a National Scenic Trail in 1968, although not officially inaugurated until 1993, the PCT provided the scenic backdrop for 'Wild,' a biographical adventure drama released in 2014 and starring Reese Witherspoon. Like in the movie, completing the trail requires strength, stamina, and a passion for the great outdoors. Are these qualities that you possess? Click through the following gallery, lace up your boots, and discover some the PTC's most notable locations.


Deaths feared as Nepal plane crashes during take-off

An airline official told the BBC that the Saurya Airlines flight was headed to Pokhara, a popular tourism destination.


Jasmine Yarbrough enjoys the perks of her husband Karl Stefanovic's big work trip to the Paris Olympics as she gets a themed manicure and drinks a cocktail in the sun

The designer, 40, took to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday to share a snap of herself soaking up the sun as she enjoyed a cocktail during the big trip.


Fallen soldier Eitan Rosenzweig’s art is on display at the Bible Lands Museum

The exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem showcases Eitan Rosenzweig’s art and writings, honoring the late IDF soldier’s legacy and resilience.


30 stunning natural wonders of the world

Our planet is a treasure trove of awe-inspiring landscapes and remarkable natural wonders that have captivated explorers, adventurers, and travelers for generations. Whether you're a seasoned globe-trotter or simply looking to be inspired, this gallery is a testament to the breathtaking diversity and wonder that Mother Nature has to offer. From towering mountains to enchanting underwater realms, these 30 natural wonders represent the pinnacle of Earth's beauty. Click on to discover them all!


Spectacular "Hidden Gem" Vacation Destinations

If you want the unforgettable trip without the crowds, visit one of these hidden gems. You won't regret it.


SIA flash sales will take you around Asia starting from S$268!

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines, a consistent winner of the world’s best airlines awards, is holding a... The post SIA flash sales will take you around Asia starting from S$268! appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


Emergency guide: Essential tips for surviving an airplane crash

When flying, we nearly always neglect the safety instructions imparted to us by flight attendants before take off. But there are some guidelines you can follow that could help save your life in the event of a plane crash or an emergency landing. Take a look at how to increase your odds of surviving an air disaster.


The hottest and coldest places on the planet

If you are one of those people who suffers from changes in temperature more than most, then it's probably best to stay away from these places. With temperatures as high as a sweltering 70 °C, or as low as a bone-chilling -93.2 °C, these places are the regions with the most impressive recorded temperatures on the planet. And there are even the meteorological records to prove it. Prepare yourself for some intense temperatures. Take a look at the gallery!


Historian discovers Machu Picchu ruins on this day in 1911

Historian discovers Machu Picchu ruins on this day in 1911


Food facts that airlines don't want you to know

Taking a flight soon? Worried about what you're eating? Fear not, this gallery will answer most (if not all) your questions about airline food. Read on for trivia about why airlines use undercooked meats and why you will never eat raw food in flights.


Is The World cruise ship a home, a luxury hotel, a country club? It’s all of them at once

Expect 'six, seven-star' service on The World cruise ship, which has on board 165 residences that cost up to US$15 million each to own Picture this: you are on your way to Antarctica, the world's southernmost continent. Travelling by ship, you pass penguin and seal colonies, and an active volcano, and traverse icy channels. You marvel in the grande...


Travel hotspots! Countries with the highest UV levels

The ultraviolet index (UVI) is a measure of the level of UV radiation. UVI 3 is the level above which sun protection is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). But some of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet regularly experience a UVI of anywhere between 8 and 11. This means anybody failing to cover up in such conditions runs the risk of damaging their health, not least by promoting the onset of skin cancer. But how do you interpret UVI, and where in the world are some of the worst travel hotspots? Click through and discover the countries with the greatest UV levels.


Ranked: countries with the lowest crime rates

To assess the safety and security of a nation, looking at the rate of crime is the first port of call. Countries that might be considered safe based on several criteria may actually have a higher rate of crime than you'd think. For this reason, low crime rates, taken by themselves, are important to examine, as they offer valuable information. By looking at the context that creates those low crime rates, we can better understand how some policies successfully keep the level of lawlessness in a country under control. Intrigued? Click on to discover the countries with the lowest rates of crime, ranked.


Photos Of The Remote Village At The Top Of The World

When the apocalypse happens and all on Earth is wiped out, this lone village at the top of the world may end up being the last place standing.


Jetstar plane suffers mechanical issue on Sydney to Adelaide flight

A Jetstar plane suffered a mechanical issue while travelling from Sydney to Adelaide.


What ACTUALLY happens to your luggage after check-in?

Top tips on how to avoid the wrath of baggage handlers and ensure that your luggage gets where it is meant to go.


How to travel a lot more comfortably

No matter what mode of transport you are taking, traveling can be uncomfortable. Sitting in one position in a noisy and stuffy plane, train, or bus can leave you feeling drained. From not being able to sleep because of noisy passengers to feeling bored because your device has run out of battery, it can be tedious even for the most patient people. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little bit of preparation, you can avoid most annoyances experienced while traveling. Click through this gallery to learn about what you can do to make your next travel experience a lot more comfortable.


The deadliest passenger plane crashes ever

Even with ever-improving technology, we seem to have constant grim reminders of the catalog of air disasters recorded in the annals of commercial aviation. Sadly, few survive a plane crash, such is the destructive force of an event of this nature. And there have been some truly awful air accidents across the world. Nepal is commonly known as one of the most dangerous places in the world to fly, mainly due to its mountainous terrain amid the Himalayas and extreme weather conditions. On Wednesday, July 23, a small passenger plane skidded off the runway during takeoff at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal's capital of Kathmandu. It's reported that there were 19 people on board but only one survived the crash. All passengers were employees of the plane's carrier, Saurya Airlines, and were taking the craft for routine maintenance. Images captured at the scene showed thick black smoke billowing from the burning aircraft. Only charred pieces of the fuselage remained when the fire was finally extinguished. This is far from the first devastating plane crash to occur in Nepal, where many more lives have been lost in air accidents. Click through to learn about these and many more of the deadliest passenger plane crashes in history.


Earth's best destinations to see wildlife

Lions, scarlet macaws, toucans, and grizzly bears are part of our collective upbringing. From Disney and Pixar to coloring books, children around the world grow up surrounded by these incredible characters. However, few of us ever get to see one in their natural habitat. However, it is possible! Browse the gallery and check out some amazing places where you can see your favorite animals in all their majestic form.


Step Inside this historic mansion with a tragic titanic connection

Take a tour of this spectacular New Jersey mansion, built from the fortunes of Macy's founding family after they tragically perished on the RMS Titanic


I spent 3 nights in Asia's least visited country. It also turned out to be the most expensive.

There are only two cities with flights to Timor-Leste. The author spent $500 on a two-hour flight from Bali with a low-cost airline.


Gone forever: Incredible extinct animals that once roamed our planet

From gigantic land mammals to strange sea creatures, discover 40 amazing animals that once roamed Earth and are now extinct.


Travel destinations you should make an effort to see

The world is vast and with so many places to see it's often difficult to choose which destinations to tick off the wish list. But there are some countries that are definitely worth traveling to, whether for their cultural significance, outstanding wildlife, or natural beauty. Click through the gallery for a tour of where you need to go and what you must see.


Photos: Top aircrafts fly Wisconsin through the years

Photos: Top aircrafts fly Wisconsin through the years


What do you know about the deepest point on Earth?

The Earth's land surface is truly remarkable, with its mountainous peaks and spectacular valleys. When we think of the ocean's topography, we tend to imagine a flat sandy floor, but it's actually just as varied as our world above water. One of the most intriguing underwater "valleys" is the Mariana Trench, a place of mystery and wonder shrouded in the deepest depths of the Pacific Ocean. It's famous for being the deepest oceanic trench, as well as the home to Challenger Deep—the deepest known point on the Earth's surface. From mind-boggling depths to astonishing creatures, click on for some fascinating facts about this deep-sea phenomenon.


These churches are the last of their kind in the world

Nestled in the hills and valleys of Norway’s hostile climate are a series of medieval buildings that are testaments to the test of time. These are the country’s stave churches, and they are significant not only in their architectural splendor, but also in their rich history. What's more, there are only 28 of them left in the whole world! Intrigued? Click through this gallery as we take a closer look at each of them.


Historic battlefields you can visit

Battlefields serve as a permanent reminder of some of history's bloodiest military engagements. The bucolic landscapes we see today were once stained with the blood of hundreds, sometimes thousands, felled in the throes of mortal combat. Preserved for posterity, these conflict locations remain hallowed turf, historical landmarks of past campaigns and encounters, many of which influenced the outcome of world wars. Click through and tread the fields of history's bloodiest battles.


20 Luxurious Safari Lodges We Can’t Wait To Visit

Embark on a journey of opulence and adventure with our guide to the most luxurious safaris in the world. Indulge your senses in the lap of wildlife luxury as we unveil unparalleled experiences, from lavish accommodations amidst untamed landscapes to bespoke wildlife encounters that redefine safari sophistication.


Singapore passport reclaims sole top spot as world’s most powerful in the Henley Passport Index

SINGAPORE: Singapore has reclaimed the sole top spot in the Henley Passport Index, making it... The post Singapore passport reclaims sole top spot as world’s most powerful in the Henley Passport Index appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News