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Americans Arrive In Cuba To Open Arms

Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

The first group of American tourists traveling legally to Cuba under newly relaxed restrictions has been welcomed with open arms, says the organizer o...

Tiny Stowaway Grounds Fully Loaded Jumbo Jet

Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

Fears of a mouse on board a hulking Airbus 330 bound for Chicago stopped the jet just minutes before takeoff in Stockholm. SAS, Sweden's flagship carr...

Airline Offers 'Weep Warnings' For Sad Movies

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

Virgin Atlantic has decided to put "weep warnings" before emotional movies shown in-flight. It seems emotions run high at 30,000 feet. The warning ...

Depardieu Publicly Pees on Plane...

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

The French actor Gerard Depardieu gave the passengers on a CityJet flight from Paris to Dublin quite the show on Tuesday when he reacted to the news h...

Honeymooner Eaten By Shark In The Seychelles

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

A British honeymooner was eaten by shark on Tuesday while swimming close to the shore in the Seychelles. 30-year-old Ian Redmond was swimming off A...

Aruba Plans Search For Robyn Gardner's Remains

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Crime

ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Aruban authorities announced plans Tuesday for an extensive search involving police, firefighters and possibly the military as in...

Ambassador Charms China By Ordering Own Coffee At Airport

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Travel

SEATTLE — A photo of the new U.S. ambassador to China carrying his own backpack and ordering his own coffee at an airport has charmed Chinese ci...

An Ancient Racket: Fake Gladiators Face Off With Police In Rome

La Stampa/Worldcrunch | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

ROME - Thesedays, in the center of Rome, tourists might just see a real gladiator fight. The modern-day Roman tough guys -- long a photo-op attraction...

Harry Potter Studio Tours To Start In 2012

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

There are those for whom The Wizarding World of Harry Potter just isn't enough. Enter: the Harry Potter studio tour, where fans can visit the real Hog...

Drunk Passenger Claims Fear Of Flying, Gets Lighter Sentence

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

An English woman's fear of flying got her off the hook on Monday as a judge refused to send her to jail for drunkenly brawling with other passengers a...

Watch: Thailand Tourist Death Mystery Solved?

Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

An inquiry into the mysterious deaths of four foreign tourists and a tour guide in the resort city of Chiang Mai, Thailand has concluded that they wer...

Shell 'Deeply Regrets' Spill, Second Leak Pumps 84 Gallons Of Oil Daily Into North Sea

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MEERA SELVA | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

LONDON -- Royal Dutch Shell struggled to contain the worst North Sea oil spill in a decade as well as damage to its credibility Tuesday as a second le...

Qantas Starts New Budget Airline

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

SYDNEY — Qantas Airways Ltd. said Tuesday it plans to cut up to 1,000 jobs as part of a major shakeup of its international business that will in...

Woman Swept Over Niagara Falls, Presumed Drowned (UPDATE)

Posted 10.15.2011 | Green

Authorities presume that a female student drowned after being swept over Niagara Falls. The Associated Press reports that according to Niagara Par...

WATCH: Man Bitten By Shark Gets 120 Stitches

Posted 10.15.2011 | Green

It's not exactly what you expect to occur when you decide to cool down with a quick dip after fishing with friends. But when 45-year-old Don White jum...

Skier Takes Wrong Turn, Ends Up At Running Of The Bulls

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

A skier's run down New Zealand's Coronet Peak on Saturday took a turn for the interesting when she wandered off the trail and found herself being chas...

Tropical Storm Gert Nears Bermuda

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Green

By ELIZABETH ROBERTS, Associated Press HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- People in Bermuda hauled their boats onto beaches and shuttered their homes as Tro...

The "Sleepbox" Makes Airport Dozing More Comfortable

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

A Moscow airport eager to cater to tired travelers has installed the "Sleepbox," a modular dorm room, in a terminal so travelers can get a little shut...

Helicopter Pilot Jailed for Sugary Pacific Island Detour

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

An Australian helicopter pilot got more than he bargained for when he landed on the Pacific island nation of Nauru in search of a snack. The 24-yea...

Confessions Of A North Korean Stamp Collector...

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

Willem van der Bijl, a Dutch tourist who went missing in Pyongyang in July, then had a pro-North Korean government op-ed published in his name last we...

At Least 4 Dead From Horrifying Stage Collapse At State Fair

AP | By CLIFF BRUNT | Posted 10.13.2011 | Travel

UPDATE: A fifth person has died as a result of the stage collapse, the AP reports: "The Marion County Coroner's office identifies the victims as 23...

WATCH: Over 1,000 Dogs Rescued From Being Eaten (DISTURBING)

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

Over one thousand dogs intended for consumption were rescued by Thai authorities on Thursday evening, reports AFP. Four trucks were stopped in the ...

Hunt China's Endangered Animals...

Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Chinese authorities have issued two hunting permits to a group of seven American tourists headed to Qinghai province to stalk protected Bharal blue sh...

Government Pays For Empty Flights To Fly To Rural Airports

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS and ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

-- On some days, the pilots with Great Lakes Airlines fire up a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 at the Ely, Nev., airport and depart for Las Vegas withou...

Chinese Bullet Train Recall As Travelers Worry About Safety

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

BEIJING -- A Chinese bullet train manufacturer announced a recall Friday of 54 trains in the latest embarrassment for a problem-plagued prestige proje...