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The most unbelievable things stolen in the United States

There have been several remarkable heists in history, where items such as precious jewels, priceless paintings, and incomprehensible amounts of cash were stolen. However, there are also peculiar criminals who set their sights on treasures that are a little more... unusual. From the strangely specific to the utterly inexplicable, check out this gallery to see some of the weirdest things people have ever stolen in America.


Regent Hong Kong named top HK City Hotel at 2024 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

HOT on the heels of being awarded the Best Hong Kong Hotel at the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024 in June and making the prestigious Travel + Leisure It List 2024 and Condé Nast Traveler Hot List in May, the reimagined Regent Hong Kong continues to garner global accolades. In the 2024 edition of the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards readers' survey, Regent Hong Kong has just been named the number one Hong Kong City Hotel,...


Real small towns that seem to be in a parallel universe

With such diverse landscapes and people spread across this enormous spinning rock, there’s bound to be some extraordinary happenings, but many of them are tucked away in tiny towns, waiting to be discovered. So check out this gallery of unbelievably quirky, impressive, and mind-boggling communities, and revel in the amazement at what your fellow humans have been up to.


Tim Dowling: we’re off to sunny Spain, but I’ve got the airport blues

Our old people’s travel cards do not open the barriers at Gatwick airport train station. My wife flashes me an I-told-you-so look, because she told me so, shortly after we left the house. Things have not started well, and we’re still a long way from Spain. “Zones one through six only,” the guard says, in a weary, patronising sing-song. This, I realise, is what being old is like: they give you free stuff, and then snatch it away so they can treat...


The last unexplored places on Earth

We've been to the Moon, so surely we know every corner of our planet, right? Not quite. Many places on Earth remain largely unexplored. From unclimbed mountains, to the depths of the oceans and rainforests, there are still many ecosystems to be discovered. And not only are there unexplored places, there are also still uncontacted peoples out there! Earth is indeed a big place, and we've not seen it all. In this gallery, we've compiled a list of some of our planet's unexplored places. Click through and start your journey of discovery.


Tourists Flock to Hong Kong for Doraemon, City Cashes in on Cultural IP Economy

Hong Kong Harbourfront Event Attracts Record Number of Tourists HONG KONG, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "100% DORAEMON & FRIENDS" exhibition opens its doors today in Tsim Sha Tsui's K11 art and cultural district, attracting a record-breaking crowd. The event, featuring the beloved 1969 manga character, Doraemon, underscores Hong Kong's emerging status as a cultural hub. Tourists flood to see the Doraemon exhibition The exhibition, held at...


Terrified tourists told to disembark from ferry into the SEA in Greece

Hundreds of terrified tourists are being forced to disembark into the sea and wade through neck-deep water to reach Balos in Crete, after officials banned the use of a floating platform.


Britain's loneliest sheep, is now HALF the size she ewe-sed to be!

After spending two years marooned on a remote Highland beach, she was in need of a bit of pampering.


Stunning seaside town with hardly any tourists - unlike its swamped neighbour

Seaton is a beautiful seaside town sitting at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is packed full of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants


American cities where residents have the best skin revealed

Researchers ranked cities based on eight factors, including air pollution, UV levels and working hours - which can indicate stress.


Plane makes emergency landing at Sydney Airport after fuel leak

A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport after a mayday report was made about a fuel leak mid-flight.


Costco is a master at building customer loyalty

Costco has built up a loyal following of shoppers over the decades it's been operating.


London Wildlife Trust launches stag beetle count

The stag beetle is in decline across much of Europe but London remains a "hotspot", the trust says.


No to half measures on POGOs

THE discovery by police of an underground tunnel and clandestine firing range during an inspection of a posh leisure resort owned by a Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) in Porac, Pampanga, this week reinforces the extent to which these online casinos exert a corrupting influence on our communities. The earlier discovery of nine foreigners found dead and dumped in different areas of Pampanga — including the site of the POGO hub in Porac...


Huge RAF plane lifted from fort by crane

The Blackburn Beverley is being dismantled in Hull and moved to a museum in Cumbria.


Move to create zero-emission route with St Malo

The island signed an agreement to create a zero-carbon maritime route with St Malo in Brittany.


I took up skiing in my 40s and proved that age is no barrier to learning a new sport

Learning to ski? The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempsted helped HELLO!'s Christian Anderson-Ramshall conquer his fears and try skiing lessons with his family


Maui sees significant decrease in tourists a year after devastating wildfires

Maui's economy continues to take a hit almost a year after wildfires devastated portions of the island and killed over 100 people, due to the continued drop in tourism revenue.


A popular tour guide's death leads to more scrutiny of border issues

Kristie Thibodeaux's gunfire death made headlines first because it happened in the French Quarter — New Orleans' oldest neighborhood and a place where residents of historic homes and owners of tourist-dependent restaurants and clubs have long worried about recurring violent crime. Then came the news that one of three suspects in the armed robbery and shooting of the 43-year-old tour guide was a juvenile with an arrest record and an ankle monitor...


Canceled flights: Bad weather affects Manila-Zamboanga route

MANILA, Philippines — Flights were canceled on the Manila-Zamboanga-Manila route for Saturday due to “unfavorable weather conditions,” according to the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa). In a statement, Miaa said the following trips were called off as of 8:00 a.m. on July 13: Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express (2P) 2P 2949/2950 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila Cebu Pacific (5J) 5J 851/852 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila 5J 859/860...


Mirror roundup of the best last minute family deals for some summer holiday sun

With the school holidays around the corner and the temperamental British weather ruining plans, there is no better time to snap up a last minute holiday deal


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila celebrates a decade of world-class hospitality

MARCO Polo Ortigas Manila, the Philippines' first sky hotel, marks its 10th anniversary with a monthlong celebration of moments that deliver the brand's renowned world-class hospitality standard. "The past decade has been a most extraordinary journey for us, and we are immensely grateful to our supportive stakeholders — our hardworking team, reliable public and private partners, and our esteemed patrons — for being with us through the years,"...


One hurt as Cessna plane overshoots runway in Bulacan

A Cessna 152 plane made a rough landing at Bulacan's Plaridel Airport before crashing into a residential property on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said. Aboard the plane were a pilot and a student pilot. ''The aircraft attempted to initiate a missed approach but was unable to do so due to insufficient airspeed. Eventually, it surpassed the end of runway 35 and subsequently collided with both the perimeter fence...


'Flight 1989': Southwest Airlines adds US flights for fans to see Taylor Swift's Eras Tour

Southwest Airlines is offering additional flights to support fans trying to see Taylor Swift when the Eras Tour returns to the U.S. this fall.


Newspaper headlines: Human remains in suitcases

Local websites and newspapers have been talking about the suitcases found on Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Watkins' last minute winner.


Small sleepy town defeats billionaire's plans to build luxury resort

Joe Ricketts this week ordered crews to immediately stop construction on his $50million tourist trap in Bondurant to the delight of its 156 residents.


How accessible is Disney World for guests who use a wheelchair? We put it to the test.

What to know about accessibility for guests with disabilities at Disney's Orlando theme parks.


The Midwest state with lowest cost of living revealed

Oklahoma has been ranked as the state with the lowest cost of living after its major city was revealed as the cheapest big city in the country to rent in.


Would you fly into the world's scariest airports?

These days, we take landing at an airport pretty much for granted. But there are some flight destinations that are notorious for the dangers they pose to both the aircraft, its crew, and passengers. These are airports that have a frightening reputation for their difficult and sometimes remote location, challenging weather conditions, and perilous runways. Arriving and departing from such terminals tests the skill and confidence of the most seasoned of pilots, and the nerve and resolve of the traveling public. So, does your next flight take you to one of the world's scariest airports? Check in, buckle up, and click through this list of dangerous destinations.


Travelers say these are the best—and worst—U.S. airports for on-time flights, cleanliness, restaurants and more

AirHelp scored the airports based on flights taken from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.


Tips to have a relaxing spa day at home

If you have ever been to a spa, you'll know that they are a great way to relax, unwind, and forget about the stresses of everyday life. Unfortunately, spas can be a bit pricey to say the least, and not all of us have the luxury of time or money to visit the spa on a regular basis. Luckily, there are things you can do to recreate the spa experience for yourself. Check out this gallery for some tips on how to have a relaxing spa day at home.


30 of the oldest things on Earth

Did you know that the world's oldest religion dates back 5,000 years? Or that the oldest country is found in Europe? And what about the oldest ship still in use, or the oldest shoe company? Yes, you'd be surprised at the age of some of the things on our planet, with a few actually spanning billions of years. So, what else is truly advanced for its age? Click through and find out why age is no barrier.


I moved our family from California to Costa Rica for love, and it ended up being the best thing for us — despite the breakup

Ivette Cuevas moved from California to Costa Rica and opened a coffee shop with her son. They both say it's better for them than life in the US.


Inside Magic Johnson's lavish summer getaway as NBA legend travels around Europe with wife Cookie and Samuel L. Jackson

Magic Johnson and Samuel L Jackson have been spotted on a big European vacation on board a superyacht. Johnson has been known to take trips around the Mediterranean in the past.


What you should (and shouldn't) pack for the perfect beach day

Here are some of the best simple tips and hacks for packing light for the beach and managing beachside food and beverages with ease.


German tourists have a cunning NEW trick to secure best holiday spots

German holidaymakers are beating their British counterparts to the punch by reserving parasols on the beaches of Mallorca, sidestepping deckchair bans.


Socotra Island, the most unworldly place on the planet

Socotra Island covers an area of just 3,626 sq km (1,400 sq m), and yet this tiny Indian Ocean island lying off the coast of Yemen represents a treasure trove of dazzling biodiversity. The largest island in the Socotra archipelago, this is a destination that defies worldly description. Instead its landscape in more alien in nature, a unique collection of habitats that would look more at home on a distant planet in the far reaches of the universe. But Socotra is accessible, and more people are venturing outside their comfort zone to explore this remarkable island and its wealth of rare flora and fauna. So, how adventurous are you? Click through and journey to a place extraterrestrial in looks, and little explored by earthlings.


Surreal sea creatures: the weird wonders of the ocean down under

Australia is known to have some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world, particularly when it comes to creatures of the deep. There's a reason it's one of the most popular destinations for diving enthusiasts! The Great Barrier Reef alone is home to more than 1,500 species of fish and Australia as a whole has more than 4,000. Many of them aren't found anywhere else in the world, and some of them look like they're not from planet Earth... Click on to see some of Australia's weirdest, creepiest, and most colorful sea creatures in this gallery.


Trnsmt fans fly the flag at Scotland’s biggest music festival

Trnsmt fans fly the flag at Scotland’s biggest music festival - Headliners at Glasgow Green on Saturday include Rick Astley and Gerry Cinnamon.


Rail firm to add 220 trains a week from December

New services will show in journey planners on Southeastern and Network Rail apps from the Autumn.


4 Reasons That Buying Travel Insurance Will Save You in the Long Run

While traveling is a great opportunity for relaxation and exploration, it's no secret that travel comes with many potential risks. From losing luggage to delayed flights to unexpected illness, a...


Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by a passenger's outrage over two flight attendants photographed wearing Palestinian pins. The uproar over the July 10 post, which described the Palestinian pins as “Hamas badges,” led Delta to ban its employees from wearing pins representing any country or nationality besides the U.S. The rule will take effect...


How to avoid getting sick or injured on vacation

There's seemingly nothing that kills one's joy more than getting sick while traveling. But whether you're packing up the family for a road trip or flying around the world, vacations often come with unexpected surprises that can compromise your immune system and overall physical wellness. It could be that you ate something dodgy that resulted in food poisoning, or you simply got a cold from the plane. Luckily, you can limit these incidents for your next trip. In need of some tips? Click on to learn how you can stay happier and healthier on your next adventure.


The most famous sculptures of all time

Sculptures have been a vital part of human history for thousands of years. From ancient civilizations to modern times, they have been used to depict gods, heroes, everyday people, and even objects. From Michelangelo’s David to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, these iconic sculptures are defining works of both their eras and their creators. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply curious about the world of sculpture, check out this gallery for the most famous sculptures of all time. But keep in mind that photographs alone rarely do sculpture justice, so aim to see these examples in person to appreciate their full aesthetic impact.


Possible stone circle find near monument

An area around Arthur's Stone - said to mark the spot where King Arthur slew a giant - is being excavated.


Government observes growth in tourism spending, investments in 2023

MANILA, Philippines — The government saw a surge in spending by tourists within the Philippines, as well as investments and spending by the government for tourism, which the Department of Tourism (DOT) said all helped grow the Philippines’ tourism industry in 2023. Domestic tourism expenditure, or spending by people traveling within the Philippines including locals, grew by 72.3 percent from 2022 to 2023, according to the 2023 Philippine Tourism...


Bin collections to continue on royal bank holiday

The States has issued fresh information for residents ahead of King Charles' visit.


Australia explorer laid to rest in village

Matthew Flinders, the man credited with naming Australia, has been reburied in Lincolnshire.


Drones and parking suspended for the King's visit

St Peter Port Seafront will also be closed to traffic from Sunday until the end of Tuesday.


The most beautiful sounds found in nature

It's just our luck that nature has an abundance of amazing creations for us to marvel at and appreciate. Even just listening in can be quite the unique experience. Indeed, there are certain animals blessed with some of the most beautiful calls in the wild. Many of them are well known, while others might not be recognizable to many people. Intrigued? In this gallery, discover some of nature's most beautiful sounds. Simply click on!