September 17, 2019

Rome tourist attractions attacked by vandals

It has been a few centuries since the last big time Vandal attack on Rome, but they are back it seems. Two big chunks have been knocked off a marble statue in a fountain in Rome's famed Piazza Navona in a series of attacks by vandals over the weekend. The damaged statue was a 19th-century … [Read more...]

Thai report says pesticide ‘likely’ cause of tourist deaths

A Thai report has identified that a toxic chemical or pesticide is the most likely cause of New Zealand tourist Sarah Carter's death. Sarah Carter, 23, died, and her Kiwi friends Emma Langlands and Amanda Eliason became gravely ill while on holiday in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in February. While the … [Read more...]

Lindisfarne tourists keep driving “into the North Sea”

A UK lifeboat volunteer says it is "quite bizarre" that tourists to Holy Island in Northumberland continue to try to drive on a tidal causeway outside safe crossing times. In the latest incident an Australian couple became stranded on the Holy Island causeway and had to be rescued when their car … [Read more...]

Thailand tourist deaths – toxin found in hotel

A toxin used in an insecticide spray at a Chiang Mai Hotel may be behind the deaths of six tourists and a tour guide in Thailand in recent months. A 60 Minutes investigation into the death of New Zealander Sarah Carter has found the Downtown Inn hotel was using a spray with a potentially lethal … [Read more...]

US Tourists drown at Iguazu Falls in Argentina

Two US tourists were killed and five people were injured when a small boat overturned while passing under a waterfall at the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Argentinian officials say seven tourists from the US, Germany and Colombia were sightseeing at Iguazu Falls in northern Argentina with a crew of … [Read more...]

International teams help in NZ earthquake rescue

International help is flooding into New Zealand with more than 600 emergency workers from seven countries joining the rescue efforts for earthquake victims in Christchurch. Currently the death toll stands at 148, but there are still around 200 people unaccounted for. New Zealand Foreign … [Read more...]

US State Department issues Europe travel alert

The United States issued a general travel alert for Americans in Europe on Sunday amid concerns that al Qaeda or related groups are planning attacks on civilian targets. The U.S. State Department says "U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt … [Read more...]