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Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with Islamic State links

Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with Islamic State links

BANGKOK: A Pakistani passport forger whose fakes may have been sold to Islamic State operatives has been arrested in Thailand, police said Friday (Jan 19), ending a career that helped people slip into Europe illegally. Mohammad Iqbal, 52, was arrested on Sunday in a Bangkok suburb in possession of fake Singapore and Indian passports, ...

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Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to Delaware, including all ...

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EU, China bet on tourism to boost trade, ease tensions

EU, China bet on tourism to boost trade, ease tensions

At a time of increased tensions between Brussels and Beijing, the two partners met in Venice on Friday (19 January) to launch the EU-China Tourism Year, hoping to patch up or revitalise relations. The EU and China have common objectives with the EU-China Tourism Year, said European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska: ...

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State park snapshot: Ponca shows a different side of Nebraska

State park snapshot: Ponca shows a different side of Nebraska

Nebraska’s Ponca State Park affords a commanding view of a free-flowing section of the Missouri River, designated as the Missouri National Recreational River. The park is near the eastern point of a 59-mile stretch of the MNRR and is a popular takeout point with canoeist and kayakers.(Photo: Gary Garth for ...

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Brand USA Confident in America’s Travel Outlook

Brand USA Confident in America's Travel Outlook

The UN World Tourism Organization believes Spain will soon replace the United States as the world’s second-most popular tourist destination. Despite terrorist attacks in 2017, the European country attracted a record 82 million visitors last year. France meanwhile, will likely remain in the top spot as the world’s most popular ...

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Travelling pets ‘must be vaccinated’

Travelling pets 'must be vaccinated'

The department has now urged Islanders to observe pet travel rules after four dogs and one cat were barred from re-entry to the Island for not receiving a ‘valid vaccination’ against the deadly disease, which can spread to humans via the saliva of an infected animal. Last year a total ...

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