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Ticonderoga-class cruisers Hue City and Philippine Sea return to Mayport.

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers USS Hue City and USS Philippine Sea have returned to their homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla.

- UPI - US

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit hotel.

The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early on Wednesday, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of people, Yemeni officials and witnesses said.         

- USA TODAY - US

U.S. Warns Cancun Travelers of Rise in Homicides at Resorts.

Quintana Roo alone has seen 169 murders this year

- TIME Magazine - US

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41.

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa. The escalation comes amid a standoff in Sanaa between the two main components...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

'Star Wars Battlefront II' adds tactical weight to space combat.

As my T-65B X-Wing glides into view, I survey the scene up ahead. TIE fighters chase after nimble A-Wings, a flurry of green laser fire in their wake. A group of X-Wings circle an Imperial Cruiser, unloading proton torpedoes in a desperate attempt to...

- Engadget - US

Bus crash in Turkey kills driver, injures Polish passengers.

A bus carrying Polish tourists to Turkey's Antalya airport has crashed, killing the Turkish driver and injuring 11 passengers, the Polish foreign ministry has said, according to the IAR news agency.

- Polskie Radio - PL

WATCH: Arsonist throws grenade into upmarket Marbella hotel popular with celebs.

THIS is the moment an arsonist launched a live hand grenade into an upmarket Marbella hotel. CCTV footage, released today, shows the

- The Olive Press - ES

Why Sardinia's tourists taking sand as souvenir face fine.

Famed for its pristine beaches, the Mediterranean island hits back at tourists pinching its sand.

- BBC - UK

AIADMK crisis: Amid resort politics by 18 rebel MLAs, EPS calls for unity.

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday said unity was the need of the hour to take the party and the AIADMK government forward, amid a threat to his government's stability posed by 18 MLAs loyal to sidelined party deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran.

- Times Of India - IN

Sarah Jessica Parker sold me a pair of her shoes — and taught me a valuable lesson about customer service.

Sarah Jessica Parker, style icon and star of Sex and the City, this week launched her new SJP Collection shoe boutique in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. I happened to be staying in the hotel, so thought I’d check it out. After walking past a couple of times, deterred by the line up of customers out the door, on the ...

- Business Insider - US

State Dept. Warns of Cartel Violence near Mexican Beach Resorts.

The U.S. State Department is warning tourists about cartel violence spreading to the once calm beach resorts of Mexico. Famed cities like Cancun, Los Cabos, Cozumel, and others are now being fought over by gunmen.

- Breitbart - US

Sarova Group opens Sh1bn five-star hotel in Nakuru town

The Sarova Group has opened a Sh1 billion five-star hotel in Nakuru, bringing its total number of properties in the country to nine.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Deadly airstrikes near Sanaa, Yemen's rebel-held capital

At least 35 people have been killed in raids on Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Medical sources say two airstrikes hit a small hotel just outside the capital.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Massive Cincinnati nudist resort closing down after nearly 50 years

Paradise Gardens, a huge nudist resort that's been open in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1970 is closing its gates. The owners sold to a developer who will build five new homes on the 34 acre property. The resort has raised the ire of neighbors for decades. Just a few years ago, residents complained about the resort's plan to ...

- Boing Boing - US

Yemen officials: Saudi-led coalition strikes hotel, many die

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa.

- Stars and Stripes - US

LaLa Anthony flaunts incredible 'revenge body' with bikini snaps from Puerto Rican cruise

Power actress and 34 of her relatives were treated to a free holiday aboard the luxury liner.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Usury victim resorted to fraud to clear debts - defence

A man who turned to loan sharks quickly found himself out of his depth and came up with a rental scam to come up with the cash, the court heard today. Darren Sapiano, 25, residing in Gudja, was today arraigned before Duty Magistrate Aaron Bugeja and charged with fraud and misappropriation after he allegedly defrauded five ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Trump luxury hotel given £110,000 Scottish tax rebate

The tax rebate was meant to aid struggling small businesses and revive Scotland's tourism industry.

- BBC - UK

British Tourist Arrested in Turkey After Attempting to Fly Home with Gold Coins Found While Snorkelling

A British tourist has been arrested in Turkey after he reportedly attempted to fly home with coins he found while snorkelling, according to the Independent.co.uk. Toby Robyns was detained at Bodrum airport on Friday on suspicion of finding Turkish artefacts without notifying authorities', The Sun said. The 52-year-old ...

- Novinite - BG

'60 dead' after air strikes hit hotel in Yemen

Air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition have hit a small hotel near Yemen's capital Sanaa, killing dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels and civilians, Yemeni security officials said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

ABAD trade & exhibition centers to appear in Baku's hotels

- Today.Az - AZ

Forbes Top 10 paid actors list includes Cruise and Chan

The top 10 paid actors this past year, according to Forbes magazine:1. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million2. Dwayne Johnson, $65 million3. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million4. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million5. Jackie Chan, $49 million6. Robert...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How the remote Western resort of Jackson Hole became a go-to gathering for central bankers

Every year, the biggest names in global central banking descend on the outskirts of the small Western town of Jackson, Wyoming, to discuss what they see as the most pressing issues in economics and interest rate policy. They will do so this week, starting Thursday, and this year’s conference theme is "Fostering a ...

- Business Insider - US

New York City's famed Plaza Hotel is once again looking for a buyer — here's why it's so legendary

Shutterstock/Sean Pavone New York City's Plaza Hotel has been one of the world's most iconic accommodations since its opening in 1907. At the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, its location is only one factor contributing to the hotel's rise as a premiere destination for celebrities, writers, and leaders. Some ...

- Business Insider - US

South African minister faces inquiry in Grace Mugabe scandal

South Africa's main opposition party says a parliamentary committee has agreed to summon the foreign minister to explain the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assaulting a young model at a Johannesburg hotel.

- FOX News - US

Foreigner returns to testify in South Sudan hotel rampage

A lawyer says a foreign aid worker has returned to South Sudan to identify her alleged attackers in a rampage by soldiers on a hotel compound in the capital a year ago.

- FOX News - US

Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition on Yemen hotel kill 60: officials

Witnesses say another air strike hit a checkpoint manned by Houthis a few kilometres from the hotel in Arhab

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Yemen officials: Saudi-led coalition strikes hotel, many die

The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early on Wednesday, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of people, Yemeni officials and witnesses said.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

It's been a general truism that destinations often bounce-back tourism-wise from isolated — but tragic — terrorist incidents. It has taken awhile, but Paris has come all the way back. -Deanna Ting

- Skift - US

Yemen officials: Saudi-led coalition strikes hotel, many die

The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early on Wednesday, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of people, Yemeni officials and witnesses said. There were conflicting reports on the victims, with doctors saying they were farmers and officials...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill 35 in Yemen

DUBAI - At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic and a Houthi-run television station said, blaming the attack on Saudi-led coalition forces.

- Reuters - US

Barcelona balances security and freedom after deadly attacks

MADRID - Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, hit last week by two Islamist militant attacks which killed 15 people, is to deploy more police, install bollards in Barcelona and step up security around stations and tourist landmarks.

- Reuters - US

Yemen Officials: Saudi-Led Coalition Strikes Hotel, Many Die

The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early on Wednesday, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sana'a and killing dozens of people, Yemeni officials and witnesses said.   There were conflicting reports on the victims, with doctors saying they were farmers and officials and witnesses saying ...

- Voice of America - US

BBC Reporter's Criminal Defamation Trial Begins in Thailand

A British BBC correspondent's trial began in Thailand on Wednesday in a criminal defamation case involving a report on foreigners being defrauded of property. The case against Jonathan Head, BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, has been criticized as an example of how Thailand's harsh criminal defamation laws can be used to ...

- Voice of America - US

Six Flags Magic Mountain plans year-round operation to compete with bigger rivals

Good news for thrill-seekers: Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and its stomach-churning roller-coaster collection will operate every day of the year, starting Jan. 1. The expansion represents an attempt to transition from a niche regional theme park to a major destination resort like Southern...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Barcelona Terrorists Planned to Kill Hundreds and Strike Cathedral, Says Suspect

A Moroccan arrested in connection with the Barcelona terror attacks has said his Islamist cell aimed to kill hundreds and strike numerous iconic Christian and tourists sites.

- Breitbart - US

Saudi coalition air strikes near Yemen capital Sanaa leave civilians and rebels dead say officials

Jets targeted a hotel in Qaa al-Qaidhi district, located in the town of Arhab, about 35km north of Sanaa.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Yemen war: Air strike on hotel outside Sanaa 'leaves 30 dead'

Rescuers are pulling bodies from the rubble of the two-storey building on the outskirts of Sanaa.

- BBC - UK

Saina, Praneeth enter pre-quarterfinals at World Championship

A confident Saina Nehwal brushed aside the challenge of Sabrina Jaquet in straight games to move to the World Championship pre-quarterfinals, here today.The 27-year-old London Olympics bronze medallist hard broke a sweat as she cruised past her Swiss rival 21-11 21-12 in just 33 minutes at the Emirates Arena.It was second ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill 35 in Yemen

At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a small hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a local medic and Houthi's television station.

- BDNews24 - BD

Saudi-led airstrike kills 35 in Yemen's capital

, Aug 23 : At least 35 people were reportedly killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday.Citing officials, Xinhua news agency reported that the air strike occurred in Bait al-Edhari area of Arhab district, north of Sanaa.The Houthis, who ...

- Sify - IN

Three dead as Typhoon Hato hits Macau, Hong Kong

, Aug 23 : At least three people died after Typhoon Hato hit Macau, bringing chaos and destruction in the city on Wednesday.A 30-year-old man died after he was hit by a falling wall amid strong winds and a 62-year-old man fell from his home on the 11th floor of an apartment building, the South China Morning Post reported.A ...

- Sify - IN

'Shaman' detained over alleged rape of factory worker

TAMPIN, Aug 23 — A man claiming to be a shaman could not summon his powers to evade the long arm of the law when he was arrested by the police last week for luring a factory worker to a hotel where he allegedly raped her in June. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Chasing the Deal: In St. Lucia, a Celebration of Chocolate

Resorts are offering packages and deals for Chocolate Heritage Month, with tours, tastings and spa treatments.

- New York Times - US

Q&A: In an Arkansas Town, Music Is Key to a Comeback

Terry Stewart, formerly with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has a plan to bring tourists to El Dorado, Ark. The focus is on the arts.

- New York Times - US

US citizens warned about traveling to Mexico's Cancun and Los Cabos

MEXICO CITY — The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens about traveling to Cancun and Los Cabos, two of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations, after a spike in violence in those regions. A travel advisory issued Tuesday upgraded the warnings for two states, Quintana Roo and Baja C...

- The Raw Story - US

Tourists flock back to Paris a year after terror attacks

The tourists are flocking back to Paris. After a catastrophic year in 2016, the French capital saw a surge in the number of visitors in the first six months of this year. One official said the city was on track to welcome more tourists over the whole year than ever before. The Paris region registere...

- The Raw Story - US

A historian explains the other mistake defenders of 'Southern heritage' make

They're not just wrong to overlook the fact that slavery was the cause of the war, they're wrong about this, too. During a research trip in the 1990s, I worked at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. One morning, after visiting the breakfast bar at my hotel, I sat alone and had my bagel with...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. Navy Finishing Design for New Guided Missile Destroyers

Kris Osborn Security, And why China and Russia should worry.  DDG 51 Flight III destroyers are expected to expand upon a promising new ship-based weapons system technology fire-control system, called Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, or NIFC-CA. The technology, which has already been deployed, enables ...

- The National Interest - US

Will Barcelona lose its appeal for tourists in wake of terror attacks?

A tourist magnet in Spain, adored for its beaches and architecture, Barcelona is working to reassure future visitors in the hope that last week's bloody rampage won't impact a key sector for its economy.

- The Local - ES

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