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  • Model forced to spend the night in an Egyptian prison cell after being caught during [tr]

    09/11/2017 10:49:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    A nude model has revealed she was forced to spend the night in an Egyptian prison cell after being caught during a photoshoot at a temple in Luxor. Belgian nude model Marisa Papen, who describes herself as a 'free-spirited and wild-hearted expressionist', travelled with photographer Jesse Walker to North Africa for a shoot at some of the most famous landmarks of ancient Egypt. Having bribed young men patrolling temples in Giza, she narrowly avoided trouble and was able to strip off and pose for photographs.
  • Interstate 11 opening causes GPS glitch

    09/04/2017 4:15:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX 5 Vegas ^ | August 17, 2017 | Faith Tanner
    LAKE MEAD (FOX5) - A section of Interstate 11 opened Wednesday between the 95 and Railroad Pass Casino. But some drivers said they are having a hard time navigating it, thanks to a glitch from GPS technology. When a 2.5 mile stretch of I-11 opened, Apple and Google maps didn't register it. Instead, it caused a major glitch, and instead of routing people down the 95 toward Boulder City and Arizona, drivers were being redirected all the way through Lake Mead National Park. The route takes more time and also comes with a $20 toll. "I pulled over with all...
  • BPM Festival SHOOTING: 8 dead in massacre at tourist hotspot in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

    01/16/2017 2:46:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | January 16, 2017 | Rebecca Perring
    UP to eight people have been killed after a gunman stormed BPM festival in Mexico's popular tourist hotspot Playa Del Carmen. Shots were fired in the early hours of the morning at the dance and music event, which attracts a whole host of DJs from across the world, including UK artists. A gunman reportedly fired through an open window at the Blue Parrot club in Playa Del Carmen, which is a popular tourist hotspot with British and American music fans. The popular nightclub was one of the several venues holding a closing party for the event, which featured 150 of...
  • Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico (American party spot)

    01/16/2017 2:17:09 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Billboard ^ | January 15, 2017 | Pearcey Proper
    Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico A mass shooting has rocked the Mexican resort town of Playa Del Carmen where the BPM Festival was wrapping up, according to reports. Unverified witness accounts suggest four or five people were killed when shots were fired at Blue Parrot during Elrow's closing party late Sunday night or early Monday morning. A security guard was said to be among those fatally injured. A separate shooting reportedly took place during a BPM closing party at The Jungle, where the likes of John Acquaviva, Stacey Pullen and David Berrie were booked to play. Clips...
  • Watch: 5 dead, tourists taken hostage in Jordan

    Video You tube below At least 5 people are dead, 9 wounded, and an estimate 14 people held hostage in a standoff between gunman and local police in the Karak castle in Jordan. Four Jordanian police officers and a female Canadian tourist were killed in a drive-by shooting attack just outside of the castle, a popular tourist attraction 70 miles south of Jordan’s capital of Amman. Jordanian authorities say two separate shooting attacks took place before the assailants took hostages inside the Karak castle. Police have cordoned off the 900-year old Crusader castle, where the hostages, believed to be tourists,...
  • Tourists refused to flee erupting volcano so they could keep taking photos

    10/04/2016 5:43:41 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2016 | Oliver Smith
    Tourists in Indonesia ignored instructions to flee an erupting volcano so they could continue taking photos, the country’s disaster agency has said. Mount Barujari, part of the Mount Rinjani National Park on the island of Lombok, erupted without warning last Tuesday, ejecting a column of ash two kilometres into the sky that subsequently delayed flights to and from nearby Bali. Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency quickly moved to evacuate the 1,023 tourists, including 639 foreigners, that were in the park at the time. It claims, however, that many refused to leave the mountain, in some cases even hiding from officials, so...
  • Truck in Nice Attack: Important to test for fingerprints/DNA on weapons

    07/15/2016 12:19:40 AM PDT · by topher · 38 replies
    15-July-2016 | Vanity
    The fact there is so many weapons on the truck in the Nice (FR) attack, it is important to get forensics on these weapons. The truck supposedly had quite a few weapons (rifles/grenades/etc). It should NOT BE CONSIDERED profiling to get fingerprints/DNA of all immigrants in Europe/United States/Canada -- as well as other countries. It is a way to see WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THESE ATTACKS AS WELL AS FUTURE ATTACKS. Remember that it is reported that the truck was loaded with weapons. Europe should consider fingerprinting/getting DNA on all immigrants and even current citizens.
  • Man 'arrested in France for planning attack on tourists'

    06/16/2016 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 Jun 2016 17:59 GMT+02:00
    A 22-year-old radicalized convert to Islam has been arrested in France over suspicions he was planning to attack American and Russian tourists, legal sources said Thursday. The suspect had gone to the southwestern city of Carcassone “with a view to carrying out a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians,” a judicial source said. A source close to the investigation said the suspect was arrested in possession of a knife and a small mallet. …
  • Fort Carson soldiers evacuated from Colorado peak by helicopter

    06/03/2016 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3,2016
    Defense officials told Fox News that 11 Green Berets from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs were involved in a climbing training exercise Thursday on 14,259-foot Longs Peak, but a few of them had trouble continuing. The group ended up spending the night. Rocky Mountain National Park spokesman Kyle Patterson said they're helping one another climb to the summit of Longs Peak and that rangers are helping as needed. Two soldiers got altitude sickness, and the other soldiers decided to spent the night on the mountain, 10th Special Forces group spokesman Lt. Col. Sean Ryan told ABC News. “No one is...
  • It's time for Wisconsin to seriously consider tolling

    05/29/2016 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2016 | Patrick Jones
    America's roads and bridges got a real workout in 2015. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drivers last year logged more miles on our roads than in any year in U.S. history — more than 3.1 trillion miles — an increase of more than 3% over 2014. Wisconsin is part of that trend with more than 60 billion of those miles traveled. But, too often, Wisconsinites find themselves idling in traffic or on slow-going, bumpy roads. I'm sure it was not a surprise when a study commissioned by the Local Government of Wisconsin Institute concluded last spring that Wisconsin...
  • Turkish official: 'I wish wounded Israeli tourists were dead'

    03/19/2016 12:06:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16
    Irem Aktas, a member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, posted a tweet today, reading "I wish that the wounded Israeli tourists were dead." She deleted the account shortly after posting it, but not in time to prevent a strong backlash over her lack of sympathy. Aktas, who is responsible for the party's digital communications and holds the party's Women's Media & Publicity Chair, also wrote "when Israel was attacking your Muslim brothers, why didn't you say anything," i24 reports. A spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said, "We are looking into the issue with the Turkish Foreign Ministry....
  • Florida Attorney General investigating rental car companies for fees added to toll charges

    02/21/2016 5:11:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    WPTV ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jenn Strathman
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Take a drive on Florida's toll road. It's not how far you go that determines what you pay. We found it may be the car you drive. "I was mad going on vacation with my wife," explained Steve Pasek. For Pasek, the memories of his Florida vacation are as fresh as the snow back in Ohio. He declined the rental car company's toll service. With the rental car company's automated billing services, you are billed weeks after you return the car. A third party company is used to send you the bill. While Pasek declined...
  • 'No evacuation' for 80,000 Russian tourists still in Egypt

    11/07/2015 11:43:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 11/07/15
    Nearly 80,000 Russians are currently vacationing in Egypt but there will be no emergency evacuation, with tourists set to return home when they want, an official told AFP. "Nearly 80,000 tourists are in Egypt," Irina Tyurina, a spokeswoman for the Russian Union of the Tourism Industry, told AFP after a government meeting. "There will be no evacuation," she said, adding that most were staying in Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. Russia halted flights to Egypt on Friday amid growing fears that a Russian jet downed last weekend over the Sinai peninsula with 224 people on board was bombed.
  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • French Couple Dead After Hike in New Mexico; Child Rescued

    08/07/2015 3:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    KOB ^ | 8/7
    Authorities say a man and woman from France have been found dead after hiking in New Mexico's White Sands National Monument. Park rangers say a young boy was found alive and treated for heat exposure Tuesday, when the daytime temperature at the monument was 101 degrees. SNIP Park rangers were on patrol about 1 ½ miles from the Alkali Flat trailhead when they found woman's body about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. SNIP
  • Four Swedish Cops on Vacation in New York Answer the Call of Duty to Stop a Brutal Assault ....

    04/23/2015 3:54:58 PM PDT · by Cecily · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Zinnie
    Four burly Swedish cops put their New York City vacation on hold to answer the call of duty on a Manhattan subway train last night. The friends were on their way to see Les Misérables on Broadway, DNA Info reports, and rushed in to stop a brutal assault on a crowded rush-hour 6 train. 'We came here for vacation. We’ve been here one day. We’re no heroes, just tourists,' Makrus Åsberg, a 25-year-old officer with the police Uppsala, Sweden, told the New York Post. Mr Asberg, along with Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell and Eric Jansberger, subdued an enraged homeless man...
  • Canadian man found dead at Mexican resort of Los Cabos

    03/19/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | 3- 19- 2015
    His body was found on the El Tule beach, midway between the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. ... Also Wednesday, the Mexican navy said it had found a boat stolen during a mass robbery of tourists on an island off the nearby city of La Paz last week ... On March 14, a group of armed men arrived at the island of Espiritu Santo aboard a boat and stole the belongings of a group of mainly foreign tourists on a day trip to the island. The thieves also stole one of the boats the...
  • 2 American tourists charged over names carved into Colosseum, in latest act of vandalism

    03/12/2015 9:50:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Carabinieri Captain Lorenzo Iacobone said Monday two tourists from California, ages 21 and 25, were picked up Saturday for carving their names eight centimeters (three inches) high into an upper level of the Colosseum. They were freed later but will face trial for aggravated damage to a monument. Iacobone said the young women apologized for the vandalism, but he said such acts "are extremely serious, and no one considers the damage they are creating."
  • Bibi's Subtle Diss of Barry

    07/23/2012 6:20:15 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 31 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 07/23/2012 | Joy Tiz
    You have to start with the premise that the Prime Minister of Israel chooses his words carefully. Unlike our president who is more enchanted with the sound of his own voice than Narcissus was with his reflection. Netanyahu was asked by Chris Wallace on Wallace's Fox News Sunday show about the terrorist attack on a bus in Bulgaria that slaughtered five Israeli tourists. Bibi was well beyond adamant that the perpetrators were Hezbollah, supported by Iran. On this point, the prime minister was quite forceful. Wallace then asked Netanyahu if he had shared any of his recently acquired information with...
  • N. Korea bars tourists from popular race over Ebola concerns

    02/22/2015 7:24:38 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    North Korean authorities are barring foreigners from this year's Pyongyang marathon, a popular tourist event, due to ongoing Ebola travel restrictions. Nick Bonner, co-founder of Beijing-based Koryo Tours, a tour agency that specializes in North Korea travel, said more than 400 foreign runners had signed up with his agency alone for the event, which is to be held April 12. He said he was informed by officials on Monday that the race would be open only to local runners. Though no cases of Ebola have been reported anywhere near North Korea, the country shut its borders to foreign tourists in...