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Boeing Starliner's debut crewed flight delayed again to check helium leak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA and Boeing delayed the launch of Boeing's Starliner crew capsule again on Friday, giving them four more days to assess a helium leak before attempting to launch the spacecraft's first two astronauts into space, the space agency said Friday. Starliner's liftoff from Florida has been delayed several times in May and it was last scheduled for May 21. Aside from the


Your dream beach vacation can happen right at home in America

Can’t go abroad this year? Don't sweat it. The US has some awesome beaches for you to kick back and relax on that are closer to home. Check them out!


At Thailand dive expo, fears for coral's future

Jakkapat Yodnil calls out to visitors at a diving expo in Bangkok, eager to share details of his shop's expeditions to the azure waters around the Thai island of Koh Tao. For now though, the bleaching around Koh Tao is "not bad, considering."


Best European destinations for a family summer vacation

Summer is just starting in Europe, and tourists are flocking to all the warm, beautiful coastal towns the continent has to offer. However, many other European destinations are perfect for families and some of them are still pretty much under the radar. Whether you're looking for sea and sand, adventure, mountains, or cultural sites, these places are guaranteed to delight the entire family. Click through and find out more!


Hilton Manila hosts an enchanting 2-day bridal fair for couples

HILTON Manila proudly opens its bridal fair, "Ever After: A journey through time," set to take place from May 18 to 19 at the hotel's ballroom. This year's theme celebrates weddings and the enduring milestones of love that follow from 10-year anniversaries to golden wedding celebrations and vow renewals. The bridal fair will feature top industry suppliers such as Amady, Foreveryday Photo, Got Music and GDV, offering guests a chance to explore a...


New train services between London and Greater Manchester planned

New train services between London and Greater Manchester planned - Transport company FirstGroup announced its plan to run six return trains a day between London Euston and Rochdale via Manchester Victoria.


The Mexican Seafood Star of Queens Is Opening in Brooklyn

Mariscos El Submarino is expanding


Highly Opinionated: An Expert’s Favorite Cioppino in San Francisco

The smartest fisherman stews to order in the City by the Bay


Escape to a Sky-High Restaurant for a Taste of the Sea in La Jolla

A James Beard-recognized chef is movin’ on up to the penthouse in the sky with this new restaurant


Must-have camping and outdoor gear is up to 50% off at REI this weekend

REI's Anniversary Sale features incredible discounts on major brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Coleman, and more. Here are our favorite deals.


West Side Books and Curios: Denver’s choice spot for vintage titles

West Side Books in Denver's customers can find anything from rare titles to vintage maps.


Expedia CTO, Senior Engineering Leader Exit on Policy Violation

Expedia Group Inc. said its chief technology officer and a senior engineering leader were fired due to “a violation of company policy,” just days after the online travel firm’s annual product and partner conference.


Where to Eat at Newark Liberty Airport

A guide to all the food and restaurant options at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)


New swimming spots monitored for water quality

The sites at Derwentwater and Coniston have recently been awarded bathing water status.


Ang See: Tougher visa rules for Chinese not right solution

Tightening visa rules for Chinese tourists will not stop the influx of undesirable visitors if immigration officers can be bribed anyway, civic leader Teresita Ang See said on Thursday. “We already have a proper visa application process in place in our consular and embassy office abroad. That system ain’t broke,” said Ang See, a longtime anticrime crusader from the Filipino-Chinese community. “Instead, the problem lies with our bureaucrats here...


End of the great British staycation? Package holiday trips boom

Seven-day trips for a couple to Turkey, Greece , Spain , Portugal and Cyprus are all being offered for less than £750 including flights in the first week of June.


As summer travel chaos nears, a financial planner has a tip for even the most experienced travelers

Especially if you travel frequently, consider an annual travel insurance policy to prevent disaster instead of insuring each individual trip.


A union for Boeing workers is set to give them training on whistleblower laws, saying staff are being punished for speaking out

The SPEEA said its members continue to report being punished for speaking up about safety concerns.


Part of London Overground will close for six weekends in May and June

A large part of the London Overground is closing over six summer weekends in 13 days of disruption between May 18 and July 7. Find the full list of dates and stations affected here.


A Luxe London Coffee Shop Is Coming to the Chrysler Building

Plus, a secret crab delivery service opens a restaurant — and more intel


The 10 holiday destinations most used by cybercriminals to trick Brits

Experts from McAfee have revealed the 10 holiday destinations most used by cybercriminals to entice unsuspecting British holidaymakers.


Gunmen kill three Spanish tourists in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar, Charlotte Greenfield and Ana Cantero KABUL/MADRID/DELHI (Reuters) -Three Spanish tourists were killed and at least one Spaniard was injured in an attack by gunmen in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province, Spain's foreign ministry said on Friday. Earlier on Friday, Taliban interior ministry spokesman Abdul Mateen Qaniee had said that three foreign tourists and one Afghan


9 Books That Transport You Around the World

If you want to explore new countries and immerse yourself in different cultures without leaving your couch, pick up one of these books.


Migrants slam 'hotel king' who raked in £3.5m PER DAY for housing them

A lucrative contract to accommodate new arrivals has catapulted Graham King - dubbed 'the migrant hotel king' - into the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated fortune of £750million .


King Charles III to travel to France for UK ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III plans to travel to France next month for British ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, while skipping the larger international event a few miles away as he continues to be treated for cancer. Charles and Queen Camilla are expected to attend a ceremony at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer on June 6, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Prince of Wales will stand in for the king at...


Clark Street Outdoor Dining to Return Without Pedestrianized Roads

Plus, AAPI Restaurants Week starts today


Aurigny performance criticised as 'not acceptable'

The government body which owns the airline said problems could "damage Guernsey's reputation".


Some vacationers expect to carry summer travel debt, report finds. Here's how to avoid that

Americans are looking forward to traveling this summer, but some won't pay off their credit cards. Here's how to lower costs and avoid summertime debt.


The Whisky Library's Happy Hour Deal Is One of Manila's Best

Newport's The Whisky Library is offering a promo that feels too good to be true.


A major new aviation bill seeks to end passengers being made to pay to sit with their kids, and to improve safety on planes after the Alaska blowout

"Corporations shouldn't rip off hardworking Americans" with hidden fees, President Biden said in a statement.


UK's 'richest gypsy' Alfie Best to become first traveller billionaire

Mr Best has a fortune of £947million having invested in US-style caravan parks and billing them as a solution to Britain's social housing crisis - up from £745million a year ago.


The greatest retirement locations in the world

After so many years of working hard, retirement can sneak up on you quickly, so why not start planning for your golden years now? Choosing the ideal place to retire is an incredibly important decision and requires a lot of planning and research, but luckily the International Living magazine has published a list of the best destinations to relax into the better half of life. From modern cities to idyllic coastlines, check out this gallery to see the best options out there.


Visit of RNLI scroll marks charity's 200th birthday

It is being signed by representatives at each location on its route around the British Isles.


9/11 as seen from space and other out of this world photographs

The outstanding photographs taken in space by orbiting Space Shuttle astronauts and those aboard the International Space Station show our planet in a new light. Countries and continents are captured in hi-res clarity, with cities and natural wonders brought into sharp focus. Weather and atmospheric phenomena appear in extraordinary and sometimes alarming detail. And beyond our world, the sun and the moon are revealed in magnificent close-up. (Pictured above: A thunderstorm over the Indian Ocean) Click through the gallery to launch a spectacular collection of photographs taken out of this world.


A local’s guide to Coffs Harbour: ‘The culture here is being outside’

Food When we moved to Coffs Harbour on Gumbaynggirr country on the New South Wales mid-north coast in 2007, we really missed Sydney’s multicultural food. Thankfully, Coffs is a well-supported refugee settlement city and it didn’t take long for those communities to gift us an assortment of culinary options. There are Syrian, Iraqi, Burmese and Indian food stalls at Harbourside Markets on Sundays. Some are brick and mortar now including Mana Chita...


The Ultimate Guide to Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Festival

An ideal itinerary for getting the meatiest experience the Memorial Day weekend has to offer in Austin


Long Island by Colm Tóibín review: A sequel that doesn't fly quite as high

Long Island by Colm Tóibín review: A sequel that doesn't fly quite as high -


Eerie video shows once thriving tourist island completely deserted

Footage of Magnetic Island, 20 minutes from Townsville, revealed a distinct lack of tourists despite the April-May window usually being popular with those seeking warmth.


27 Things to Pack if You're Traveling Solo This Year

Embark on your main character journey with these travel accessories, gadgets, and all-around essentials.


Group aims to buy moorland for nature reserve plan

Bridestones Moor sits on a hillside above the town of Todmorden in the Calder Valley.


Where to Eat and Drink During Memorial Day Weekend in Austin

Kick off the summer properly with barbecue, beer, and hot dogs


Red Planet hopes to open a new PH hotel yearly

MANILA, Philippines — Red Planet Hotels plans to expand further its portfolio in the Philippines, with the budget hotel brand looking into opening a new site annually starting next year. Florent Humeau, chief executive officer of Red Planet Hotels, on Friday said they are looking at several prospective areas across the country, including locations in the cities of Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu. “I hope in the next three, five years, we...


US ambassador to Japan visits southern islands at the forefront of China tension

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Japan stressed Friday the importance of increased deterrence and his country’s commitment to its key ally as he visited two southwestern Japanese islands at the forefront of Tokyo's tension with Beijing. Rahm Emanuel visited Yonaguni, Japan’s westernmost island just east of Taiwan, a self-governed island also claimed by China. He later visited another Japanese island, Ishigaki, home to Japan Coast Guard patrol...


Queen Maxima to visit Philippines, to push financial inclusion

MANILA, Philippines — Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is scheduled to visit Manila next week in her capacity as United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). She is expected to stay from May 21 to 23 and meet with President Marcos and top finance officials. The visit will focus on advancing key foundational building blocks for financial inclusion – including connectivity, digital...


Frontier Airlines eliminates change fees as Biden admin cracks down on transparent pricing

Frontier Airlines announced that it's eliminating change fees as it works to comply with the Biden administration's mandate that U.S. carriers become more transparent with pricing.


4 Restaurants and Bars to Try This Weekend in the Bay Area: May 17

The best things to do, eat, and drink this weekend from San Francisco to Napa


Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A decades-old landslide that’s rapidly accelerating has forced the dismantling of Wayfarers Chapel, an iconic Southern California church that was designed by one of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's sons and built among soaring redwoods and sweeping Pacific Ocean views. The earth beneath the chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes is moving an unprecedented 2 feet (61 centimeters) or more each month. Intended to...


Have a cool summer adventure at Kingsford Hotel Manila

STAY cool this summer without the need to go far at Kingsford Hotel Manila in Entertainment City. Quench your thirst with tantalizing cocktails at Frost By The Pool Bar on the sixth floor. From fizzy, fruit-based drinks such as Harri's Hula Haze, Kingsford's Drink of the Month, to chocolatey-sweet shakes, everyone can have a cool treat under the sun. Bring the family over and munch on savory snacks under the blue skies. Watch the bad vibes melt...


The mysterious beauty of ancient Maya monuments

The ancient Maya civilization left behind it a remarkable architectural legacy, a collection of fabulous must-see monuments found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Browse the gallery and visit some of Central America's most outstanding archaeological sites.


The popular destinations you can't visit in 2024

In 2024, your wanderlust may encounter unexpected roadblocks as some of the world's most iconic destinations temporarily close their doors. From the ancient steps of the Acropolis to the shadowy corridors of Paris' Catacombs, this year marks a pause for some of the globe's most treasured sites. Under the banner of preservation and enhancement, these closures offer a moment of reflection on the delicate balance between our desire to explore and the need to protect our cultural and natural heritage. As you delve into this gallery, discover the surprising, and sometimes hidden, reasons behind the inaccessibility of these famed locations. Click through to explore a world of closed doors and the stories they hold within.