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Outrage after Auschwitz installs showers to ‘cool down’ visitors

The proprietors of the Auschwitz concentration camp have found themselves in hot water after installing showers in the former Nazi extermination camp in a bid to “cool down” visitors to the onetime slaughterhouse, which is now a museum [...]

Mozambique: Journalists and academic found guilty of defamation for 2013 Facebook post

MAPUTO, Mozambique –  A judge in Mozambique has found two journalists and an academic guilty of defamation over a Facebook post. On Monday, a judge found economist Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco guilty of defaming former President Armando Guebuza [...]

Massive explosion at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 3

Aug. 31, 2015: Police officers and firefighters stand by the destroyed fireworks factory Pirotecnia Zaragozana’s building after a huge explosion in Pinseque, Spain. The blast at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed [...]

Silence replaces homily at Vatican funeral for ex-papal envoy sent to trial for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY –  Eight minutes of silence instead of a homily have marked the Vatican funeral of a former papal diplomat, whose trial on charges of possession of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors had begun this summer in a Holy [...]

EU Council president rejects criticism over migrant crisis, promises further measures

BLED, Slovenia –  European Council president Donald Tusk has rejected criticism of Europe’s handling of the migrant crisis and promised further measures to deal with the issue. Tusk said Monday after meeting Slovenia’s Prime [...]

Boy band One Direction helps sink SeaWorld’s online reputation even further

Harry Styles is another celebrity critic of SeaWorld. (AP File Photo) SeaWorld Entertainment is suffering a new wave of backlash from fans of the British pop group One Direction after lead singer Harry Styles criticized the marine [...]

Yellowstone guest asks park rangers to ‘train’ bears so guests can see them

A bear crosses the road with her cub in Yellowstone National Park. (iStock) Every year, millions flock to Yellowstone National Park to take in the breathtaking scenery and wild animals. But apparently some visitors to the Wyoming [...]

7 crazy things we learned about hotels from Reddit

Reddit users give their tips on how to get the most from hotel stays and what to stay away from. (iStock) It’s time to once again to mine the experts wading in anonymity on Reddit for their wisdom on various aspects of travel. Much [...]

Things to do in Orlando to whet your appetite

Diners at the Cowfish at Universal Orlando Resort. (Universal Orlando Resort.) Forget the latest theme park attractions. How about a farm tour or cooking lesson on your next trip to Orlando? OK, maybe not, though Grande Lakes Orlando, [...]

Olympic hero Victoria Pendleton finishes second in first competitive horse race since she took up racing instead of cycling 

Former cyclist came agonisingly close to victory at Ripon, North Yorkshire The glamorous 34-year-old was leading before losing out in a photo-finish   In 2012 retired from cycling as Britain’s most successful female Olympian Then [...]