• travel July 1, 2022 6:11 pm

    Venice Unveils Mandatory Day-Trippers' Reservation and Fee

    Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city.

  • Roman Colosseum June 25, 2021 7:33 pm

    Colosseum Tourists Can Go Underground to See ‘Backstage'

    After 2 1/2 years of work to shore up the Colosseum’s underground passages, tourists will be able to go down and wander through part of what had been the ancient arena’s “backstage.”

  • NBC June 20, 2017 9:40 pm

    Brussels Train Station Blast Being Treated as Terror Attack

    Belgian authorities said they foiled a “terror attack” Tuesday when soldiers shot and killed a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe....
    Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said soldiers “neutralized” a male suspect at the Central Station immediately after the explosion there on Tuesday night....

  • Governor December 6, 2016 6:50 am

    Soot Swept Up: Business Unharmed by Wildfires Set to Reopen

    Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she’s seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed dusting. Spoiled food had to be tossed. Otherwise, she was set to reopen. While several Gatlinburg areas resembled a war zone, the...

  • South Korea December 1, 2016 2:27 am

    S. Korean Police Say Man Burns Late Dictator's Home

    South Korean police say they have detained a man suspected of setting fire to the birthplace of late military dictator Park Chung-hee, the father of current President Park Geun-hye. The fire Thursday happened in the southern city of Gumi. It comes as Park Geun-hye faces a push in parliament to impeach her over allegations that she allowed a confidante to...

  • China May 12, 2016 10:48 am

    Beware Everest Graffiti Artists, China Is Watching You

    Next time you leave silly messages on the world’s highest mountain, beware: China is watching you. Mountaineering officials have scrubbed graffiti from two granite tablets on the Chinese side of Mount Everest’s northern base camp and plan to name and shame future defilers. State-run mobile news site The Paper reported Wednesday that workers removed the signatures, dates, doodles and messages...

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