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U.S. embassy warns of security threat to Uganda airport

July 8, 2014 2:44 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6076
Kampala, Uganda (CNN) — The U.S. Embassy in Uganda said that it had been warned of a “specific threat” Thursday evening against Entebbe International Airport near the Ugandan capital, Kampala. An embassy statement, which said the warning came from Ugandan police, based on intelligence sources, said the threat involved an unknown terrorist group. “Individuals planning… View Article

Benghazi Suspect On Ship To U.S.

June 27, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2299
(CNN) — The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah could be compared to a large group of trappers quietly snaring rare and dangerous prey. For days, Army Delta Force commandos, the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies lay in wait for one of the alleged masterminds behind the deadly September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate… View Article

Georgia Woman Describes Pain Of Chikungunya Virus

June 25, 2014 5:03 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3796
Ashley Manning said she had no idea she was at risk for a new mosquito-borne virus that doctors say has a funny name and “fiercely unpleasant” symptoms. Manning is one of about a dozen people from Georgia who contracted the chikungungya virus in the Caribbean. She said used DEET, the recommended mosquito-repellant, but was infected… View Article

Iraqi Drama Caught U.S. Off Guard

June 24, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2902
At a closed-door gathering of Gulf states in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in May, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Arab counterparts all signaled agreement on one thing for the first time: Islamist forces seizing territory in Syria and Iraq had become a regionwide menace that can’t be ignored. What they didn’t agree on was what… View Article

Retirees eye lower cost of living in Latin America

June 19, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10331
Tarin Cardamone, 67, and her husband, James, 71, retired to Sierra Vista, Ariz., seven years ago, but now they want to move to a country in Central or South America for “a different lifestyle — something that’s more exciting and adventurous than going to the local grocery store or taking a trip to Tucson,” Tarin… View Article

The Gumball 3000: Bun B On The World’s Most Ridiculous Motor Rally

June 10, 2014 8:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5218
Pay no attention to the Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, Bugattis and Bentleys. Ignore the coterie of playboys, sheikhs, jet-setters and celebrities making the seven-day, 3,000-mile trek from Miami’s Ocean Drive to Ibiza’s Carrer Andenes. Disregard the late-night debauchery at each checkpoint, the obscenely wealthy scofflaws and the not-exactly-pocket-change entry fee of £40,000 (about $67,000 US). Forget… View Article

Travel and tourism professionals: WTTC wants you!

June 10, 2014 12:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5174
Members of the travel and tourism industry are being asked to participate in a new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) campaign to help change the perception of a career in the sector. Travel and tourism professionals are being asked to create their own 15-second videos to explain why they love working in travel and… View Article