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ISIS Tells Followers It's 'Easy' to Get Firearms From U.S. Gun Shows

The Islamic State has urged its adherents to buy weapons from gun shows in the United States to take advantage of gun control laws.<p>“The acquisition …

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Videos posted to social media show uniformed security agents violently assaulting a passenger on a United Airlines plane as he is forced off a flight …

Aviation

'Gap yah' backpackers begging for money should be ashamed of themselves

Take a walk down Khao San Road in Bangkok and you’ll see people lining the streets asking for money. Only they’re not homeless locals struggling to feed their families; they’re gap yah backpackers who spent their week’s budget on too many drinks in the hostel bar #fail #YOLO.<p>There has been a recent …

South-east Asia

The myth of the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist

In recent years, references to such attacks have become inescapable. But this lazy term obscures the real nature of the threat against us<p>At around 8pm on Sunday 29 January, a young man walked into a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City and opened fire on worshippers with a 9mm …

Terrorism

Castle hotels: Your own 'Beauty and the Beast' fairytale | CNN Travel

(CNN) — You don't have to be royalty to vacation like a king or queen.<p>Turreted spires, moats, drawbridges and centuries-old charm are all within reach -- and more affordable than you might think.<p>Here, we've handpicked 15 of the world's best castle stays, where your very own "Beauty and the Beast" …

Hotels

The US government has banned laptops on some incoming flights from the Middle East and Africa

On Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security announced the introduction of a ban on electronic devices for passengers on nonstop flights originating from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa.<p>"Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation …

Airlines

Business travelers feel safest in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, survey finds

Terrorism is one of the biggest concerns for business travelers, ahead of other threats such as street crime and disease outbreaks, while Los Angeles is considered among the world’s safest destinations, according to an online survey of nearly 800 business travelers.<p>L.A. ranked behind only …

Airlines

More than half believe any destination can be at high risk in today's environment.

Environment

5 Key Components of a Robust Travel Risk Management Program

Meeting duty of care requirements is a complex process to navigate for any organization with employees who are traveling overseas on company …

Risk Management

Security Concerns on the Rise for Foreign Travelers in Nigeria

The international community looked on with increasing concern and interest last week as the security situation in parts of Nigeria looks increasingly …

Archaeology

Mexico Spring Break Safety — Top 5 Dangers

Around springtime, every year over 100,000 American students head off to Mexico and other exotic locations. Mexico is an amazing country and it fits …

Spring Break

How to Avoid Express Kidnap - Top 5 Tips

Express Kidnap is a method of abduction, usually quick, violent in nature and where a small ransom is either demanded from the family or employer of …

Kidnapping

Why are Public WiFi Networks Insecure?

If you follow tech and cybersecurity news, this is something that you see a lot: Public WiFi networks, the free wireless networks found at hotels, …

Cybersecurity

15 Germiest Places You Should Avoid on a Plane and in the Airport

Planes and airports are notoriously germy places. In fact, one of the secrets airlines don’t want you to know is that staff members clean tray …

E.coli

Duty of Care for Business Travelers

The need for employers to meet their duty of care requirements to employees is a complex process to navigate for many organizations. Understanding …

Health Care

Express Kidnap

<b>One mans Terrifying Ordeal: The True Story of an Express Kidnap on The Streets of London.</b><p>The case-study that follows tells the story of Adam, a young …

How to Survive Active Shooter or Terrorist Attack

This animated video is a quick way of learning how to react in a terrorist or active shooter incident to dramatically increase your chances of …

Self Defense

Russian lawmaker aims to make football hooliganism a sport

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawmaker has proposed an unorthodox solution to the country's problems with soccer hooliganism ahead of next year's World Cup — legalize it and make it a spectator sport.<p>Organized groups of Russian fans, many with martial arts training, fought English fans on the streets of …

Russia

Britain's terror threat 'won't end' if ISIS are destroyed in the Middle East - Mirror Online

Smashing Islamic State in the Middle East does not mean the terror threat will be over for Britain, police have warned.<p>It came as it emerged our …

Middle East

British ranch owner killed by armed raiders in Kenya

Tristan Voorspuy, a former British soldier, had gone to inspect damage on his ranch when he was shot<p>A British man has been shot dead on his ranch in central Kenya, in a crime officials blame on armed herders responsible for land invasions in the area.<p>Thousands of herders – some armed with spears, …

Wildlife

10 Travel Safety Tips for Women

<b>Know before you go</b><p>Research destinations and ask yourself the following question:<p>What are the main dangers of the country or cities that I will be …

11 Travel Backpacks Made for Exploring the World

Pack up one of these top-rated travel backpacks and hit the road for an adventure you'll never forget.<p>Carrying a travel backpack can make life on the road much easier than with a suitcase. Some are great for week-long trips across Europe's countryside, while others are ideal for quick weekend …

Camping

TSA Rolls Out New Pat-Downs, Some Travelers Say They’re Invasive

The Transportation Security Administration has rolled out changes to pat-downs at airports, which some travelers said resulted in more invasive screenings at airports.<p>The pat-downs don’'t involve any additional areas of the body, and will still be performed by agents of the same gender as …

WHO chief: Air pollution link to 600,000 deaths in children

The director general of the World Health Organization has said air pollution is "one of the most pernicious threats" facing global public health today and is on a much bigger scale than HIV or Ebola.<p>Dr Margaret Chan told the Today programme that poor air quality was having a disproportionate impact …