Wheelchair adventurer completes Yr Wyddfa climb

Nick Wilson dedicates his feat to his father, who died in June.

PH, US tackle preserving rights to fly, sail, operate under int'l law | INQToday

The defense chiefs of the Philippines and the United States discuss the importance of safeguarding the rights of nations to fly, sail and operate under international law.

Tense talks as UNESCO mulls Heritage sites at risk

Tensions are simmering ahead of summer talks on which UNESCO World Heritage sites are deemed to be endangered, with countries battling against featuring on the UN cultural body's list. UNESCO, the UN body for education, science and culture, insists that being placed on the narrower list of endangered sites is not a black mark.

More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage

More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage - Some 167 flights scheduled to depart UK airports were axed on Friday.

Inside the homes of great artists: must-see museums around the world

Downtown Austin Restaurants Are Offering Food and Drink Specials for Free Music Festival

Plus, the chef of Austin omakase Otoko is opening an Aspen restaurant, and more news

Pag-asa Island airport dev't among priorities -- Marcos | INQToday

President Bongbong Marcos says the development of an airport on Pag-asa Island is among the priorities of the government.

Meet Crush, the rare orange lobster diverted from dinner plate to aquarium by Denver Broncos fans

The Downtown Aquarium in Denver has a new resident — a rare orange lobster that was rescued from a shipment of crustaceans delivered to a Red Lobster restaurant in Pueblo, Colorado. A long-term employee who is a dishwasher and head biscuit maker spotted the bright orange lobster while unpacking a shipment last Friday and alerted restaurant managers, aquarium officials said. The staff named it Crush after the Denver Broncos' legendary Orange...

Record number of tourists in West Midlands last year

Various sectors had a total of 145.4 million visits, a rise of more than four million, figures reveal.

Group says photos of reclusive tribe on Peru beach show logging concessions are 'dangerously close'

An advocacy group for Indigenous peoples has released photographs of a reclusive tribe's members searching for food on a beach in the Peruvian Amazon, calling it evidence that logging concessions are “dangerously close” to the tribe's territory. Survival International said the photos and video it posted this week show members of the Mashco Piro looking for plantains and cassava near the community of Monte Salvado, on the Las Piedras River in...

What credit score do you need to rent an apartment?

Credit score requirements for apartment rentals can vary from landlord to landlord. See what credit score you need to rent an apartment.

What are air passengers entitled to during IT outage flight disruption?

What are air passengers entitled to during IT outage flight disruption? - The PA news agency answers 10 key questions on assistance and compensation.

Full list of UK train lines hit by IT outage as services cancelled and ticket machines stop working

Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink are the worst impacted rail operators following a fault in a Microsoft Windows update which has caused travel issues across the world

US carriers grounded as Microsoft fixes cloud outage

MAJOR US carriers including American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines issued ground stops on Friday morning citing communication issues, less than an hour after Microsoft resolved its cloud services outage that impacted several low-cost carriers. It was not immediately clear whether the call to keep flights from taking off were related to the earlier Microsoft cloud outage. Apart from American and Delta, UAL and Allegiant Air, too,...

Makati City kicks off local tourism program

MANILA, Philippines — Makati City launched its tourism campaign “Visit a Better Makati” on Thursday to showcase its cultural heritage, development programs, and commercial lifestyle. Makati Mayor Abby Binay said that the tourism program aims to encourage more visitors to the city. With the slogan “Tara Na! Experience a Better Makati,” visitors from sister localities can enjoy discount vouchers from partner merchants and free walking tours to...

City paddling pool closed days after reopening

The council apologises to residents for the closure and says an engineer has visited the pool.

Air India Boeing plane bound for San Francisco makes unscheduled landing in Russia

(Reuters) -An Air India plane flying from Delhi to San Francisco made a precautionary landing in the Russian region of Siberia after crew detected a potential issue in the cargo hold area, the Indian airline said on Friday. It was the second time in a little over a year that an Air India flight on the same route had made an unscheduled landing in Russia. The Boeing 777 aircraft, carrying 225

Thames Water slapped with £500,000 in fines over 320 late-finishing roadworks

Thames Water slapped with £500,000 in fines over 320 late-finishing roadworks - More than 320 Thames Water roadworks took longer than agreed in just over two years

The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!

The welcome signs of every US state (and their meaning)

Welcome signs serve as indicators of having crossed state lines. They are also important tools in marketing a state to visitors. Some US states have really interesting signage; many feature nicknames and slogans, and also make reference to the region's unique landmarks and visitor attractions. So, how do you want to be greeted? In this gallery you'll find the welcome signs for all 50 US states, and the meaning behind them. Click on.

Surreal rock formations around the world

Rock formations, sculpted by the relentless forces of nature, stand as some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on our planet. From the towering sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum to the whimsical Queen's Head, each formation tells a unique story of geological processes spanning millions of years. These natural sculptures, shaped by elements like wind, water, and volcanic activity, create landscapes so surreal they often defy belief. For a journey into the heart of our planet's most stunning natural art, click through this gallery.

Rivian Turned An Old Yosemite Gas Station Into Its First Charging Outpost

The building was first a blacksmith shop, then an auto repair shop and then an old-school service station.

Some airports were forced to use whiteboards to handwrite flight information due to the global IT outage

Belfast International Airport and Singapore Changi, around 7,000 miles apart, both resorted to low tech means of keeping passengers up to date.

Air travel hit by global cyber outage

EDINBURGH/LONDON/SEOUL — Air passengers around the world faced delays, cancellations and problems checking in as airports and airlines were caught up in a massive IT outage that also affected industries ranging from banks to media companies. READ: Global cyber outage grounds flights, hits media, financial, telecoms In Edinburgh, a Reuters witness said boarding pass scanners carried a “server offline message”, […]

You'll soon be able to get an automatic refund when your flight is delayed or canceled

The new DOT regulations mean passengers can also get automatic refunds when their checked bags are delayed, too.

Emirates Slashes Prices for Flights to Europe and the Middle East

Your dream vacay is one click away.

Rachel Cruze: ‘Bring Home Memories, Not Debt’ — How To Budget for a Disney Trip

Personal finance expert Rachel Cruze recently shared the results of a LendingTree survey, which revealed that 45% of families with kids under 18 years old have gone into debt to experience the magic...

Dover Port and Gatwick hit by global IT issues

The worldwide issue is causing problems across the South East including to travel and shops.

National Museum of the Philippines receives meteorite collection

MANILA, Philippines — A meteorite collection with some samples dating up to more than 140 years ago was donated to the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP). According to the NMP on Wednesday, the donation made on July 12 came from the collection of a certain David Herskowitz, Ana Ophelia Herskowitz, and Ferdinand Jolo Agbayani, in honor of their mother, Myrna Agbayani. The provenance of the meteorites came from various locations locally and...

Bob Dylan’s 2024 UK tour: when is he playing in London and how to get tickets?

Bob Dylan’s 2024 UK tour: when is he playing in London and how to get tickets? - The Rough And Rowdy Ways tour will hit the UK later this year but fans must not record his hits

Plans to restore peatland approved

Cumbria Wildlife Trust wants to restore the area which was dried out under previous land management.

Tripbtoz partners with Korea Tourism Organization to launch online pavilion for foreigners

Promotes Korea tourism through VisitKorea Alliance Introduces Korea's charm through short-form videos and offers discount promo codes SEOUL, South Korea, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripbtoz (CEO Jiha, Jung) announced a special promotion for foreign visitors in cooperation with the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). In addition to discounts available through the events page in conjunction with VISITKOREA -Korea's integrated tourism platform-,...

Arci Muñoz recalls stolen card incident during flight

Arci Muñoz looked back on the time when her card was allegedly stolen by another passenger while she was on a plane ride back to Manila. On Thursday's "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda," Arci said that the case has not yet been resolved to this day. "What happened was I came from Japan, connecting flight, so may layover in Korea for like three hours and I [hung] out with my friends the night before, so I only had a couple of hours of sleep. Tapos po,...

Travel Expert Shares 'Custom' Feature Tourists Must Experience at Viral Cup Noodles Museum in Tokyo (Exclusive)

Food and travel content creator Kathryn Ling spoke to PEOPLE about the multi-level exhibition's "Noodles Bazaar" and personalized ramen bowls

Edinburgh Fringe 2024: Where to catch the best comics before they head up for the festival

Edinburgh Fringe 2024: Where to catch the best comics before they head up for the festival - Want to get ahead of the curve and see some of the best comedy talent before they head up to the biggest arts festival in the world? Here’s our pick of who’s playing in London over the next month

Venice officials defend day-tripper tax, but delay the decision on extending it

MILAN (AP) — Venice city officials said Friday that the day-tripper tax netted 2.4 million euros ($2.6 million) during a test phase this summer, and that decisions on how to proceed would be made in the fall after a full analysis of the data. According to the city, the 5-euro tax was paid 485,062 times over the 29 test days, mostly weekends and holidays, from April 25 to July 14. The final numbers included paper access tickets sold to bus tours,...

Millionaires who can't afford Miami are flocking to this Florida city

Millionaires who have been driven out of Miami and Palm Beach by an influx of billionaires have resettled in a different Florida city. Their arrival in the new area has driven up real-estate prices.

I impulse-booked a $6,000 trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe. I paid just $727, thanks to credit card points.

My 48-hour impulse trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe would have cost over $6,000 if I paid cash. I only paid $727 total after using points and miles.

The best and worst US cities for singles in 2024

Struggling to meet someone? You might not be totally to blame! It turns out the city where you live makes a big difference. Some cities have a much higher number of single people, or going out to meet people comes at a lower cost, with better amenities and safety available. Dating in these cities makes it a lot easier for singles to spend time (and money) meeting new people, with a bigger dating pool available to choose from. Conversely, there are cities where unaffordability is a problem, where there is a mismatch between the number of singles of a certain gender, or there is a smaller pool of eligible people to date. Curious? Click on to find out which US cities you should go, and where to avoid, if you're single in 2024. All prices in USD.

5 Places in America To Retire That Are Just as Cheap as Mexico, Portugal and Costa Rica

You may know friends or family who've moved to places like Mexico, Portugal or Costa Rica to live more frugally after they retire. If you're looking to stay in the United States for your retirement,...

America's most illustrious state capitol buildings

The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. But each of America's 50 states has its own unique state capitol, most of them historic landmarks in their own right. While most states use the term "capitol" for their seat of government, there are those that use "statehouse" or "State House." Either way, these buildings represent a defining architectural style and are singular in their beauty and prestige. Click through and visit America's most illustrious state capitol buildings.

Which Austin Restaurants Should Get Into the Michelin Guide Texas?

Share your Michelin predictions with Eater Austin

Grinning Kim Jong Un surveys plans for his new tourist resort

The Wonsan-Kalma zone is one of Kim's most talked-about tourism projects since 2015 and North Korea has been building luxury hotels and recreational facilities there.

Tiny Drake's Island off the coast of Plymouth is up for sale - and it could make the perfect spot for a hotel

Drake's Island, named after the explorer Francis Drake, is just 6.5 acres wide and lies 600 yards off the Plymouth coast. The tiny fortified island has planning permission for a 43-bed hotel.

Galleon takes centre stage at Seafest

The Scarborough festival takes place this weekend, with the Galeón Andalucía among the attractions.

These are the most dangerous roads in the US

With 4.19 million miles (6.74 million km) of roads, the US is a country built for driving. However, with that many routes to ride on, you can be sure that some roads are going to be less safe than others. In fact, roughly 36,000 people die on American roads each year. And while you can't blame the roads alone, there are certainly some that host more than their fair share of fatal accidents. With this in mind, click on to discover the most dangerous roads in the US.

Airports across the globe descend into chaos after 'IT outage'

A 'mass worldwide IT outage' has caused severe disruptions across dozes of Airports. From Gatwick to Dubai hundreds of keen travellers were stuck in long queues this morning, while they waited at check-in. Effecting Palma and LA too.

Netherlands commemorates 10th anniversary of downing of MH17 airline

By Bart H. Meijer and Charlotte Van Campenhout AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -The Netherlands commemorated on Wednesday the 298 victims of flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine 10 years ago with a ceremony attended by the bereaved and representatives from Malaysia, Australia, Britain, Belgium and Ukraine. Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over eastern

15 Dishes That Prove The Best American Food Is From The Midwest

You might want to book a flight to Omaha ASAP.

Manila Bridal Fair by Manila Prince Hotel: A premier wedding showcase

THE much-anticipated Manila Bridal Fair by Manila Prince Hotel is set to grace the hotel's Grand Ballroom on July 26 and 27, 2024. This prestigious event aims to bring together a curated selection of industry experts, offering soon-to-wed couples an unparalleled experience. Admission is free on both dates. The lineup of over 20 exhibitors is set to impress in its dedication to make each wedding truly memorable. Couples can consult with these...