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Gol prices IPO for frequent flyer program to raise $565 million

Smiles SA, the frequent-flier program for Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, is raising as much as 1.13 billion reais ($565 million) in an …

In Tijuana with your gente

You should just park at the border and walk to the big revolving metal door that welcomes you to Mexico. There’s never a wait to get into Tijuana, …

A Single Day in Luxor

There is a problem. With all this action, it's very tough for me to stop doing stuff long enough to write down what I've been up to. Each day is jam-packed with vivid images and amazing experiences. Yesterday, we did a marathon sightseeing blitz of the tombs and temples of the west bank of the Nile …

Ancient History

NYC's largest development reminds residents they can be evicted for vacation rentals

TripAdvisor-owned vacation rental site FlipKey is dipping its toes into the New York market, but it may get them bit off before it gets a firm …

Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …

Fly Happier: Routehappy’s New Flight Comparison Tool

For most passengers there is only one thing to consider when buying a plane ticket: price. But there is more to the travel experience—from seat …

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Travel

Canada and the U.S. just can't make high-speed rail work

For short-haul trips there’s nothing better than a good train to get you from one city centre to the next. A few weeks ago I spent about 10 days …

Wynn Resorts profit on the rise thanks to Vegas bump, but Macau growth slows

Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company run by billionaire Steve Wynn, reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, helped by gains in …

EasyJet follows Ryanair's lead and kills the airport check-in desk

The low-cost airline easyJet is bringing what was once a great tradition to an end when it this week consigns check-in desks to the history …

Why hotel marketing agencies don't understand how to build decent websites

The hotel industry has always been a target for misinformation about new, emerging, and especially open-source technology. It feels like the industry …

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Social Media

Philippines accused of trying to 'illegally' occupy South China Sea territories

China accused the Philippines of attempting to "illegally" occupy and seize territories in the South China Sea on Friday and rejected calls for international mediation.<p>The dispute, over the Spratly islands and other interests in the South China Sea, is one of a number of increasingly acrimonious …

China

Madrid unemployment protesters clash with police – video

Protesters clash with police in Madrid after a march against unemployment in Spain. Thursday evening's event started peacefully, but ended in 15 …

'Narco-torpedoes' and frogmen: drug smuggling ring busted in Rotterdam

French and Dutch police have smashed a smuggling ring that sent cocaine-filled "narco-torpedoes" bolted to cargo ships from South America to Europe's largest port, where criminal frogmen recovered them.<p>Three French divers were arrested earlier this month as they prepared to dive under a cargo boat …

Crime

North Korea rejects South's call for Kaesong talks

North Korea has rejected South Korea's demand for talks on a jointly run factory park that has been closed for nearly a month, responding to a threat …

South Sudan rebels: SSLA 'surrenders'

<b>Some 3,000 fighters from one of South Sudan's biggest rebels groups, the SSLA, have handed in their weapons, officials say.</b><p>The former rebels crossed the border from Sudan in about 100 trucks, a local official told Reuters news agency.<p>Sudan has always denied accusations that it backs numerous rebel …

Boston bombing suspects' mom in terror database

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva was added to a terrorism database with her son Tamerlan Tsarnaev about 18 months before the attack.<p>About 18 months before the Boston Marathon bombings, the CIA added the mother of the two suspects to a terrorism database after Russian authorities raised concerns that she and her …

Iran Arrests Thousands Of Men For Claiming To Be A Fake Messiah

A website based in Qom, Iran's holiest city, deemed the men "deviants", "fortune-tellers" and "petty criminals", who were exploiting credulous Iranians for alms during the Persian new-year holiday, which fell in mid-March.<p>Many of the fake messiahs were picked up by security men in the courtyard to …

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ex-student says she was plied with gifts, sexually used

A civil suit filed last month in U.S. District Court in Michigan alleges school authorities failed to protect a student from a predator -- her teacher.<p>DETROIT -- She says the grooming started at age 15.<p>Raquel Mallett was the new kid at the small Christian academy, and the assistant principal took a …

This Is Not Where You're Supposed to Wear Your Google Glass

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Did you expect to see someone wearing Google Glass in a box? Did you expect to see someone wearing …