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  • Guardian Council marks 38th anniversary

    July 17, 2017 4:08 PM 16

    TEHRAN – The Guardian Council marked its 38th anniversary of its establishment in an announcement on Monday. In the announcement the council renewed its pledge to work toward safeguarding the Islamic Republic. The Guardian Council is a constitutionally mandated 12-member council that wields considerable power and influence in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Iranian

  • Korean jet loses radio contact, escorted to German airport

    July 16, 2017 8:27 AM 28

    BERLIN – German authorities say a South Korean airliner headed for Switzerland was escorted to Stuttgart Airport by two German military jets after losing radio contact. Police said officials determined after the Boeing 777 landed safely on Saturday evening that there was a problem with the aircraft's radio equipment. They said Sunday that they received

  • What will Star Wars land look like? Here’s Disney’s big reveal

    July 14, 2017 5:30 PM 32

    With people coming from around the world to this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California — an annual gathering of Disney fans and Disney industries — a scale model of the Star Wars lands being built at parks in Orlando and Southern California was unveiled Thursday by Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The lands are set on a remote

  • Qantas passenger checks single can of beer for flight across Australia

    July 12, 2017 9:00 AM 54

    A man on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth, Australia, decided to check an unconventional (but totally necessary) item as his luggage: a single can of Emu Export. The passenger, who wishes to remain anonymous, checked the single can to be sent through baggage claim, much to the surprise of airport staff. According to The Daily Mail, the scheme

  • Delays clear up after DC flights stop for hours

    July 11, 2017 6:53 PM 22

    LEESBURG, Va. – Flight delays and cancellations are clearing up around the nation's capital a day after Washington region's three airports halted flights due to an evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration facility. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport

  • Electronics ban off, rerouting on: What you need to know about flying through the Middle East now

    July 10, 2017 8:17 PM 26

    According to the Washington Post, U.S. security officials have lifted an electronics ban instituted last March against six air carriers and six airports, prohibiting passengers from transporting laptops, electronic cameras and other large devices in the airport cabin on flights bound for the U.S. The airlines are Emirates Air, Ethihad Airways, Kuwait

  • Ike-damaged Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston moving

    July 10, 2017 3:10 PM 27

    GALVESTON, Texas – The Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston will close this month to move to a bigger location in Houston and farther from Gulf of Mexico hurricanes. The Galveston County Daily News reports the museum , which suffered extensive flood damage during Hurricane Ike in 2008, will hold a farewell event Saturday. The $38 million museum complex

  • One-of-a-kind Experiences in Nairobi: A Traveler’s Guide

    July 7, 2017 5:35 PM 21

    A financial center with a distinctly urban edge, Kenya’s capital also has a warm and fuzzy side. Giraffe kiss, anyone? MANY TRAVELERS pass through Nairobi, Kenya’s frenetic capital, en route to an East African safari, rarely staying longer than a night at an airport hotel. Yet this city of more than 3.5 million, which has ripened beyond its colonial

  • We dare you to look down from this glass-bottomed skywalk

    July 7, 2017 7:00 AM 81

    At this park near Chongqing, China, a new skywalk gives nature lovers and tourists a dizzying and terrifying view. The new walkway measures about 120 meters (about 393 feet), making it the longest glass skywalk in the world, the Hindustan Times reported. The v-shaped construction is suspended 70 meters (about 229 feet) above the ground. Just in case the height

  • Cuba bringing back 'love hotels' in an effort to discourage public sex

    July 6, 2017 9:00 AM 86

    Cuba is looking to bring back some of its love hotels in an effort to encourage lovers to take their X-rated acts indoors. According to the BBC, authorities in Havana plan to restore a network of hotels where guests can rent rooms by the hour. Known locally as posadas, the state-run hotels will cost guests about $6.50 for three hours, according to News.com.au. The rooms