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Flights resume after global IT crash wreaks havoc

Planes were gradually taking off again Saturday after global airlines, banks and media were thrown into turmoil by one of the biggest IT crashes in recent years, caused by an update to an antivirus program. Passenger crowds had swelled at airports on Friday as dozens of flights were cancelled after an update to a program operating on Microsoft Windows crashed systems worldwide. By Saturday, officials said the situation had returned virtually to...


Apollo 11 landing: A full moon, moon movie mark 55th anniversary

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The cosmos is providing a full moon for the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing this weekend, and plenty of other events honor Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s giant leap. Aldrin, 94, the last surviving member of the Apollo 11 crew, headlines a gala at the San Diego Air and Space Museum on Saturday night. He’ll be joined by astronaut Charlie Duke, who was the voice inside Mission Control for the July 20, 1969...


Chile 11-52 Scotland: Have your say

Scotland secured a third win from three on their summer tour of the Americas, with a convincing eight-try win against Chile What did you make of their performance? Who stood out for you? Were you watching at home or are you one of the lucky few who made the trip over to South America? We want to hear from you.


This Gen Zer traveled to 10 countries in 3 years. Here's how she did it while earning $25 an hour.

Explore how a Gen Zer funds her travels by waiting tables and volunteer exchange sites like Worldpackers.


Brits stuck in holiday hell as flights home cancelled three times in CrowdStrike chaos

Nicole Raby, 26, is still trying to to get back from Italy with her mum after being hit with three flight cancellations since the IT outage - and has slammed an 'outrageous' lack of help from airlines


Air passengers face no guaranteed compensation for cancellations and delays caused by the CrowdStrike IT outage

Just over 46,000 flights were delayed, and more than 5,000 were canceled on Friday, according to the flight tracking platform FlightAware.


In a multi-airport set-up, how can Clark keep up?

MANILA, Philippines — Clark International Airport may be flying in turbulent skies as the gateway was underutilized by 75 percent last year and is nowhere near regaining pre-pandemic levels, with both domestic and international passenger traffic down by double digits. Further, Clark is just two hours away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), which will undergo a P170.6-billion upgrade under a consortium led by San Miguel Corp....


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!


Iconic British indie band are forced to postpone their show after missing their flight due to airport chaos caused by Crowdstrike IT outage

An Iconic British indie band was forced to reschedule their Friday festival appearance after missing their flight due to Crowdstrike IT outage.


Cambridge Folk Festival celebrates its 60th year

The celebration of all things folk is a mainstay in music lovers' diaries.


Owner of listed hotel threatened with legal action

The Grade 2 listed building closed down as a hotel more than a decade ago


Tourism industry hit new peaks in 2023

PHILIPPINE tourism achieved several milestones in 2023, bringing it closer to being an Asian tourism powerhouse, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said. Tourism accounted for 8.6 percent of the country's gross domestic product, the highest growth rate in tourism direct gross value added in 24 years. Total inbound and domestic tourist receipts were P3.367 trillion, 75.3 percent higher than the 2022 figure. Tourism also provided livelihood...


Cyanide teacups in Room 502: Mystery of the Bangkok hotel deaths

Six people were found dead in a locked hotel room - but what happened remains a mystery.


Key route closed after serious crash

The closure is likely to affect traffic to and from the Royal International Air Tattoo.


TUI passengers face 'nightmare' 50-hour delays in 35C holiday hotspot

Holidaymakers hoping to jet back to Manchester after their break away on the Greek island have now been left desperate to return home after being sent a number of emails outlining sudden cancellations to their flight back


Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights

Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights - Marion Geoffroy predicted Airbus A321XLR planes will ‘revolutionise’ air travel from a cost perspective.


Vintage photos of famous cities

Have you ever wondered how some of the world's biggest cities looked like decades ago? Well, this is your chance! In this gallery, we compiled the most amazing vintage photos of numerous capital cities and other major cities. From Europe to North America, and Asia to Africa and further, we've covered many big cities across the globe. Browse through and marvel at these retro pictures of famous cities.


Afghanistan - wish you were here? The Taliban do

Tourism is booming under the Taliban regime as Westerners flock to see its unspoilt sites - but not everyone is winning.


Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.


Massive queues at Gatwick Airport as global IT outage continues

Massive queues at Gatwick Airport as global IT outage continues to cause delays. Thousands of flights were cancelled or severely delayed after a system glitch at Microsoft, for which CrowdSource has taken responsibility, caused a global IT outage.


More canceled domestic, intl flights due to global IT outage – MIAA

MANILA, Philippines — Several local and international airlines have canceled their flights following a massive IT outage on Friday that caused chaos at airports, banks and businesses across the globe, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Saturday. In an advisory, the MIAA said affected were: Cebu Pacific 5J186/5J185 Manila - Incheon - Manila 5J279/5J280 Manila - Denpasar - Manila 5J931/5J932 Manila - Bangkok - Manila...


Paradise about to be lost

I haven’t been to Boracay in over 10 years. So I decided to see how it is doing with my visiting California-based daughter. The nice powdery white sand beach that Mother Nature gave us is still as amazing as ever. The rainy weather didn’t let me see a dramatic sunset during our four-day stay. But the way the sun struggles to peek through the thick clouds was drama enough in this rainy season. Then again, Mother Nature can only do so much....


Casa Luisa Offers a Twist on Filipino Cuisine with French Flair

Formerly a private dining destination, Casa Luisa in San Pedro, Laguna now welcomes walk-in guests.


The bus driven by volunteers that became a lifeline

The volunteer-run Heather Hopper takes people who don't drive on trips to markets, cafes, and pubs.


250 tourists from US to visit Northern Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — Around 250 residents of the United States will join a tour that will be held for the first time in the Northern Mindanao region. Composed of a mix of Filipino-Americans and resident Americans, they would visit the province of Bukidnon, as well as the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, during the 15th Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour. The guests will “immerse in the culture of the indigenous people of Malaybalay (in...


How should York deal with unruly tourists? I have a few suggestions for my hometown

‘Go steady, we’ve got enough history,” reads one of York’s new purple street signs. “Respect your bar staff and taxi drivers, give them gratitude not attitude,” says another, while a third says: “Hold it! It’s not a place to pee.” This is the latest initiative to try to tame our city centre. The signs follow a “guide for stags and hens”, a hospitality “code of conduct” (no admittance for “offensive inflatables”, or “people we believe to be...


Cracks appear in Geelong’s fortress with another dirty night on home turf

When Geelong historian and former vice-president, Bob Gartland, told the ABC in March that “the stadium precinct is probably the glue that holds us all together”, it is unlikely that he had in mind the mud at Kardinia Park. When you feed a stadium off the public purse like a foie gras goose, one thing you don’t expect is a surface that was as redolent as the guernsey the Cats wore to celebrate Edward ‘Carji’ Greeves and the centenary of his...


Delta offers crews extra pay as carrier struggles to recover from IT outage, CEO apologizes

Delta is struggling to recover from a global IT outage even as its competitors have largely returned to normal operations.


Ernest Hemingway fans celebrate the author's 125th birthday in his beloved Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Ernest Hemingway spent the 1930s in Key West, Florida, and more than six decades after his death, fans, scholars and relatives continue to congregate on the island city to celebrate the author's award-winning novels and adventure-filled life. Hemingway Days started in 1981 with a short-story competition and a look-alike contest. This year's celebration concluded Sunday on the 125th anniversary of Hemingway's birth on July...


Boeing Driving ‘Transformational Change’ That May Take Years

Boeing Co. is intent on driving “transformational change” into its factories and culture based on feedback from customers, regulators and to a large part employees, the head of the planemaker’s commercial aircraft business said.


Camp counselors, golf caddies and 10 other people to consider tipping this summer, according to etiquette pros

Etiquette experts say it's worth tipping all of the people who make your life that much easier this summer.


LTO overwhelmed by Viber messages

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Saturday said it was already coordinating with Viber Philippines to restore access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline number, which the agency had tapped to expedite the processing of the printing of plastic-printed driver’s license. LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said the agency’s IT personnel lost access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline 0929-2920865 after it was flooded with inquiries and...


Billionaire's fight with council over $45million property

New York-based Australian David Droga, 54, purchased the 1,100sqm 1920s brick house overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east for a record-breaking $45million in May 2023.


I transformed this rundown cottage into a stylish dream home

A tired, crumbling cottage in Sydney's inner-west that was 'so rundown it was borderline liveable' has been transformed into a coastal oasis that'll make it feel like you're on holiday everyday.


Microsoft IT outage live: Dozens more flights cancelled across UK as CrowdStrike issue recovery tool released

Microsoft IT outage live: Dozens more flights cancelled across UK as CrowdStrike issue recovery tool released - Experts warn it could take weeks for global tech infrastructure to fully recover as 8.5m devices hit


Manila to national government: Ensure tourists’ safety

MANILA, Philippines — Following a report that ranked Manila as the fifth “riskiest city for tourists,” the city government called on the national government to do its share in ensuring tourists are safe while visiting the country. In a statement, the local government said the report by Forbes Advisor – which identified Manila as the fifth “riskiest city for tourists” – could have pertained to a wider area beyond the city of Manila, whether “the...


Ai-Ai delas Alas among airline passengers affected by global tech outage

Ai-Ai delas Alas showed herself waiting, lying on the floor of an airport in the United States after the flight disruptions caused by the global outage of technology giant Microsoft. The comedian documented her experience through a video she shared on her Facebook page on Friday, July 19. “Nang dahil sa software global outage na ‘to, humiga na lang ako sa sahig sa Charlotte International Airport. Salamat at may dala ako kumot at unan,” she wrote...


Her $5,500 infirmary bill was higher than the cruise itself: How she got it covered

A traveler disembarked her Caribbean cruise cruise last year with over $5,500 in onboard medical bills. Here's how travel insurance covered all of it.


DOT hails Apayao designation in UNESCO biosphere reserves list

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has welcomed the recent inclusion of Apayao in the UNESCO’s world network of biosphere reserves, which is the fourth in the Philippines to be recognized by the international body. The UNESCO approved the designation of 11 new biosphere reserves, including the Apayao Biosphere Reserve in the Philippines during the 36th session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the...


The Medical City, DoT partner to boost PH's medical tourism

THE Medical City (TMC) and the Department of Tourism (DoT) joined hands for the Discover Your Wellness medical tourism project at Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig on July 17, 2024. Discover Your Wellness, a travel and wellness online series, aimed to promote the Philippines as a medical tourism destination through TMC's network hospitals and health care services while simultaneously highlighting the country's tourist attractions and cultural...


Exciting camp for little go-getters

LET the kids embark on an adventure like no other while it is vacation time with the Kiddie Getaway Club at Acea Subic Beach Resort. Open to little go-getters ages 3 to 12, it is for them to experience the thrill of being a junior hotelier. CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES This fun-filled workshop includes pizza making, where the mini chefs don their aprons and decorate their scrumptious pizzas. They can also splash around,...


Outdoor market upgrade to be completed by 2026

The work is expected to be complete in the summer of 2026.


Best Amazon budget suitcases including hard shell, lightweight and family luggage sets

Our list includes suitcases of all sizes, styles and colours for holidays and trips away


Tipping culture keeps creeping into ever more parts of daily life — and some people are resisting it

Some customers are fed up with expectations around tipping: "If I have to stand up to order my food or to buy my product, you're not getting a tip."


Ryanair and EasyJet-friendly bag that 'holds a surprising amount of clothes'

There is a reason these bags have been rated as one of the best Amazon has to offer for travellers


RHR, HHI to launch first luxury villa in Siargao

ROBINSONS Hotels & Resorts (RHR) signs Hira Holdings Inc. (HHI) for a 10-year management agreement to bring global hospitality standards with a unique Filipino heart of service to Siargao. This partnership envisions to open an exquisite eco-friendly villa resort by 2026 at Batangay Malinao, General Luna in Siargao Island, with a total land area of 2,856 square meters. Known as the first franchisee of the country's leading quick-service...


Readers reply: is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go?

Is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go? Victoria Miller, Hull Send new questions to [email protected]. Readers reply Depends on your definition of nice. If you want to chat with strangers in a cafe or at a bus stop, your chances are directly proportional to the distance from London. If you want privacy and toleration of difference, London is pretty good for that. The rudest anyone has ever been to me was a bus driver...


'I went to a European festival and these 10 things were super different to UK events'

I headed to NOS Alive in Portugal to experience the iconic music festival set on the banks of the river Tagus just outside Lisbon, and found ten big differences to UK festivals


Wheelchair adventurer completes Yr Wyddfa climb

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


New York woman honored with special dessert at popular restaurant for her 70 years of loyalty

A woman is having a dessert named after her at a New York City restaurant she's been visiting since the 1950s. The stunning ice cream sundae will be available for one day only.