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Despite new regulations drunken tubing goes on in Laos

Attempts by Laos authorities to limit the damage caused by the tourist craze of ‘‘tubing’’ — floating downriver in the inner-tube of a tyre — have had mixed success.

One Australian visitor dies in Bali every nine days

It's among Australia's most popular overseas holiday destinations - but the island paradise of Bali has a more sinister side.

Gran Canaria heatwave kills two UK visitors

Wendy Richardson, 78, and Willoughby Chaffey, 74, had both been hiking on the Spanish island on Sunday when tragedy struck, according to reports.

Two tourists die at Franz Josef Glacier

Two tourists have been swept to their deaths while walking near the Franz Josef Glacier.

Over 100 people injured, no deaths reported in Peru earthquake

LIMA, Peru - 134 homes were destroyed and 103 people were injured during a 6.9-magnitude quake just off the central coast, Peruvian officials said on Saturday.

Hundreds feared dead after devastating Turkish earthquake

Up to 1,000 people are feared dead after the most devastating earthquake in more than a decade struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, Health Minister Recep Akdag said that so far at least 65 deaths have bee

Deaths of tourists in Thailand may have been caused by toxic...

An investigation into the mysterious deaths of a British couple and four other tourists in hotels in northern Thailand found they may have been caused by toxic chemical exposure, it was revealed today

Fiji accused of censoring accounts of foreigners’ deaths

Fiji's military regime has been accused of censoring accounts of the deaths of two foreign men so as not to frighten Australian and New Zealand tourists.

6 dead, 30 injured in Siberian plane crash

MOSCOW, Russia - At least six people were killed in a plane crash in western Siberia, a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry official said on Monday.

Tour boat sinks in Russia, over 100 missing

MOSCOW, Russia - One woman was killed and some 102 others were missing after a cruise ship "Bulgaria" carrying 188 sank in Volga river Sunday, the Russian Emergencies Situations Ministry spokeswoman c

UN urges probe after media professionals die in detention in Bahrain

A senior United Nations official today called for an investigation into the deaths of two media professionals in Bahrain who died earlier this month while held in detention.

12 killed in tour boat sinking in Vietnam

HA LONG BAY, Vietnam – Vacationers from the U.S., Britain, Australia, Japan, Russia, France, Sweden and Switzerland died along with their Vietnamese tour guide Thursday in Vietnam's deadliest tour b

147 die in Indian festival stampede

IDUKKI, India – A stampede of pilgrims returning from one of India's most popular Hindu festivals killed 147 people and injured 55 others in southern India Friday night, police said.

Royal Caribbean sued over toxic gas leak

MIAMI – Florida trial attorney John H. “Jack” Hickey has filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court claiming that even though Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD.

UK safety warning for Turkey prompted by tourists’ deaths

Irwin Mitchell, a leading law firm, has reported a substantial increase in the number of clients seeking representation after members of their families or friends have been involved in fatal accidents

Cholera epidemic continues to spread in Nigeria, 352 dead

ABUJA, Nigeria – All of Nigeria is at risk in a cholera epidemic that has killed 352 people in only three-months time, health officials warned Wednesday, as the country's rainy season continues to s

US DOT: Short-snouted dogs more likely to die on planes than...

Just when you thought the hassles of flying were already at their doggone worst, now comes this warning from the U.S.

Families of American tourists to sue over Skellig deaths

The families of the two American tourists who died following a fall on one of the worlds heritage sites, Skellig Michael off the Co. Kerry Coast, plan to sue the state.

30 people killed as violence escalates in Jamaican slums

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Thousands of police and soldiers stormed the Jamaican ghettos where reggae was born Tuesday in search of a reputed drug kingpin wanted by the United States, intensifying a third

More rains, more mudslides, more problems for Uganda

Over the past few days, Uganda again suffered from torrential rains in parts of the country, both east and west, and subsequent mudslides again took at least eight lives as they cascaded down Mount El

Auschwitz memorial site closed due to heavy flooding in central Europe

WARSAW, Poland – Flooding in southern Poland has killed at least five people, and officials closed the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site on Tuesday to protect its Holocaust archives and artifacts.

President Carolos Papoulias: Greece stands on the edge of the abyss

ATHENS, Greece – Rioting over harsh austerity measures left three people dead in a torched Athens bank and clouds of tear gas drifting past parliament, in an outburst of anger that underlined the lo

Chaotic shootout in Mexican tourist paradise leaves 6 dead

ACAPULCO, Mexico - Police have identified an alleged hit man arrested on suspicion of taking part in a gunbattle that left six people dead and five wounded during a raging attack on the main boulevard

Opposition seizes power in Kyrgyzstan, dozens killed in uprising

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Opposition leaders declared they had seized power in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday, taking control of security headquarters, a state TV channel and other government buildings after c

Heaviest rains in Rio’s history leave at least 95 dead, 44...

RIO DE JANEIRO – The heaviest rains in Rio de Janeiro's history triggered landslides Tuesday that killed at least 95 people as rising water turned roads into rivers and paralyzed Brazil's second-lar

Bomb blasts slam Moscow subway during morning rush hour, 36 dead

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Two explosions, one of them blamed on a suicide bomber, slammed Moscow's subway system Monday morning as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 34 people and