Archive for July, 2019


Notre Dame fire: Paris faces lawsuit over toxic lead fumes

July 31st, 2019 by

A French group has filed a lawsuit over potential public health threats from lead that was released into the environment during Notre Dame Cathedral’s devastating fire.Hundreds of tons of toxic lead in Notre Dame’s spire and roof…

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These Kiwi destinations have made the Rough Guide’s 100 Best Places in on Earth

July 31st, 2019 by

Planning a trip abroad next year or just looking for travel inspiration?Have you ever thought about a trip to Stone Town in Zanzibar? Or even Moscow’s Red Square?If you haven’t, you might be missing out on some of the “Best Places…

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Le Jules Verne Paris restaurant reopens in Eiffel Tower with a ‘View to a Kill’

July 31st, 2019 by

Set on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Verne might be Paris’ most high profile restaurant.Situated 125 metres in the famous French structure, the gourmet restaurant Some might recognise it as the setting from the…

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Southwest air hostess’s misjudged joke goes badly wrong

July 31st, 2019 by

“We would like to ask passengers to check excess luggage because. . . there’s a STEWARD IN THE OVERHEAD BIN.”Passengers boarding a Southwest flight to Philadelphia were surprised and perplexed to discover a member of the cabin crew…

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Hotel fined after actor exposes hotel’s cheeky banana charge

July 30th, 2019 by

A viral video posted on social media about the cost of two bananas has resulted in a ritzy hotel being slapped with a hefty fine, after they charged a guest almost $10 for two pieces of the fruit.Indian actor Rahul Bose called out…

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Travel agency steps up and pays for devastated Auckland family’s flights to Pakistan

July 30th, 2019 by

An Auckland family say they’re relieved a travel agency has chipped in and helped pay for new flights after one of their connecting flights to Pakistan was cancelled. Muhammad Khayam earlier told the Herald he was shocked to…

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The world’s best smartphone photographers revealed in IPPAWARDS winners 2019

July 30th, 2019 by

“The best camera to use is the one you have at hand,” goes the old adage. Just looking at the winners of this year’s international iPhone Photography Awards, you can’t help but see a talented photographer can produce some stunning…

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Purl Jam: Finland hosts heavy metal knitting championship

July 30th, 2019 by

Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland this month.With stage…

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Trek to ‘Into the Wild’ magic bus claims life of tourist

July 29th, 2019 by

A woman has died trying to get to the “magic bus” that was featured in the book and film Into the Wild.McCandless, who hiked into the Alaska wilderness in April 1992 perished there in late August, apparently poisoned by wild seeds…

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Dark tourism: Where to go to experience the eerie travel trend

July 29th, 2019 by

Forget happy snaps, lazing on tropical beaches and rowdy cocktail sessions, the newest travel trend is eerie and you need not travel to Chernobyl to take part in dark tourism.From exploring execution sites in China, to earthquake…

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