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Major US carriers ground flights amid global cyber outage

(Reuters) -Top U.S. airlines including Delta, United and American issued ground stops on Friday citing communication issues, as a global outage roiled operations across a wide swathe of industries around the world. American Airlines, however, later said in a statement it had re-established operations. Frontier and Spirit too cancelled directives to ground planes. It was not clear if the


Ancient sites worth visiting

History has left us with some truly remarkable visitor attractions, many of which date back to antiquity. Whether standing alone as a singular piece of architecture or as part of a wider archaeological site, these ancient wonders inspire and educate in equal measure. But where in the world can you find some of the most illustrious of these extraordinary hand-built treasures? Click though and marvel at these ancient sites worth visiting.


Michelin Adds Three Austin Hotels to Its Texas Hotel Guide

Commodore Perry Estate, Soho House Austin, and Hotel Van Zandt were added


Passenger stranded overnight by the global IT outage said his airline offered him $10.70 in vouchers

Jetstar gave Jordan van den Lamb vouchers worth $10.70 after his flight to Melbourne, Australia, got canceled in a global IT outage.


I transformed this rundown cottage into a stylish dream home

A tired, crumbling cottage in Sydney's inner-west that was 'so rundown it was borderline liveable' has been transformed into a coastal oasis that'll make it feel like you're on holiday everyday.


15 incredible facts about the Olympic Games in Paris


Flight Delayed? Track the Status of a Flight Directly From Your iPhone's Text Messages

Is your flight status in limbo with the global IT outage? You may be able check on your flight status without a web browser or third-party app.


Galleon takes centre stage at Seafest

The Scarborough festival takes place this weekend, with the Galeón Andalucía among the attractions.


Modernist Paris, a Monet adventure park and the death of life drawing – the week in art

Exhibition of the week The Flooded Garden An art adventure playground for all ages, inspired by Monet’s water lily garden and conceived by painter Oscar Murillo. . Tate Modern, London, until 26 August Also showing Oscar Murillo Parallel to his summer extravaganza at Tate Modern, Murillo is showing his paintings in the Regency treasure that is Burlington Arcade. . Burlington Arcade, London, from 25 July until 24 August Paris 1924 A look at the...


Indian travellers queue for hours as airports hit with massive delays

Indian travellers face persisting flight delays a day after hours-long global computer systems outages affect multiple airlines. Crowds of desperate passengers queued at a help desk at Chennai's international airport.


I'm raising my kids in a town with fewer than 1,500 people. Cost of living is cheap, but we need to drive to find diversity.

My kids were born in Boston, but we moved to a town with less than 1,500 people. Everything is far away, but life feels more relaxed now.


The friendliest countries in the world, ranked

When traveling, there are always places that stand out for their scenic beauty, amazing cuisine, and/or their mark on history. But one of the things that keeps visitors coming back to a country over and over again is the people. Some destinations really excel at making those who visit feel welcome, and it leaves a lasting impression. Website InterNations conducts an annual survey, in order to discover which countries rank the highest for friendliness amongst those who've relocated abroad and amongst foreign travelers. Published by World Population Review, the results for 2024 are in. Does your country rank in the top 30? Click on to find out!


Dover Port and Gatwick hit by global IT issues

The worldwide issue is causing problems across the South East including to travel and shops.


Scotland's biggest airport hit by global IT outage

Scotland's biggest airport descended into chaos yesterday after its computer systems fell victim to the botched software upgrade.


Bedford River Festival brings 'positivity' to town

The two-day event, held every two years, is expected to attract more than 300,000 people.


Microsoft crash sends travellers 'back to Stone Age' as baffled passenger gets handwritten boarding pass

The Microsoft outage, caused by cyber security firm CrowdStrike, has disrupted travellers around the world - sparking widespread chaos in airports and forcing us back to the 'Stone Age'


Summer heatwave is causing terrifying explosions on Southwest planes

Southwest Airlines has reported cases of soda bursting open due to heat pressure on flights out of airports in Phoenix and Las Vegas as temperatures continue to hit triple digits.


More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage

More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage - Some 167 flights scheduled to depart UK airports were axed on Friday.


Meet Sankofa Video, Books & Café, a cultural hub in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1998, Sankofa Video, Books & Café specializes in videos and books about people of African descent around the world.


Wheelchair adventurer completes Yr Wyddfa climb

Nick Wilson dedicates his feat to his father, who died in June.


Some airports were forced to use whiteboards to handwrite flight information due to the global IT outage

Belfast International Airport and Singapore Changi, around 7,000 miles apart, both resorted to low tech means of keeping passengers up to date.


Global tech outage hits airlines, banks, health care and public transit

In the U.S., hundreds of flights were canceled Friday morning and some public transit systems reported impacts.


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

The hide at North Cave Wetlands is named after Dennis Wood who was killed in 1942.


The best public-access and private golf courses in Nevada, ranked

Looking to play the best golf courses in Nevada? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses. Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide n


What to know about airline refunds, delays as global IT outage causes 'mass chaos,' expert says

A global outage linked to a CrowdStrike tech update impacted airline passengers. Financial remuneration for customers will largely depend on airline policy.


What to expect from an Olympic ceremony like no other

Date, time, order and how to watch on the BBC - here is everything you need to know about the Paris Olympics opening ceremony.


The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!


10 Must-Try Croissants in Atlanta

With the Olympics headed to Paris, Atlantans can enjoy one Parisian treat right in their own backyard


Venice makes £2million from day-tripper tax with trial scheme tipped for extension

Venice makes £2million from day-tripper tax with trial scheme tipped for extension - Officials in Venice say they are trying to limit numbers to help protect the city but the move has sparked protests


ELLE Escapes: Shelter Island

The no-frills island is the epitome of laidback luxury.


I want to see the world with my spouse. How do we do that on a budget?

"For Love & Money" answers your relationship and money questions. This week, a reader wants to travel abroad and doesn't know where to start.


I impulse-booked a $6,000 trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe. I paid just $727, thanks to credit card points.

My 48-hour impulse trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe would have cost over $6,000 if I paid cash. I only paid $727 total after using points and miles.


Rivian Turned An Old Yosemite Gas Station Into Its First Charging Outpost

The building was first a blacksmith shop, then an auto repair shop and then an old-school service station.


Queen of knitting's glorious treasures rehomed

The famous replicas are on display at the Wroxham Miniature Worlds


LIST: Canceled flights from July 19 to 20 due to Microsoft outage

MANILA, Philippines — Several Cebu Pacific flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 19 to 20, were canceled due to technical issues related to the global outage of technology giant Microsoft. In a Facebook post, local carrier Cebu Pacific said that the following flights will not push through as of 7 p.m. on July 19: READ: Cebu Pacific, global airlines hit by Microsoft outage DG 6639/6640: Cebu – Pagadian – Cebu DG 6839/6840: Manila –...


Inside the homes of great artists: must-see museums around the world


Discovery of 3,800-year-old artifact mentioned in Bible story

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient artifact in Israel's 'Cave of Skulls,' which bears features that are mentioned 25 times throughout the Bible.


How many countries can you visit in one day?

It can be quite an appealing idea to break a world record, and to know that you are the only one in the world to have achieved something so far. According to Swiss travelers Cédric Waldburger and Rainer-Marc Frey, this feeling is truly monumental! On August 23, 2022, the duo broke the record for the most number of countries visited in 24 hours. Their journey was documented on Waldburger’s YouTube channel and, according to them, it is a feat that can only be done in the European continent. Intrigued? Click through this gallery and join us as we follow the route that these record-breaking travelers took in 2022.


Photos capture fallout of global tech outage at airports, stores, Disneyland, more

A global tech outage stemming from cyber company Crowdstrike disrupted major airlines, banks, and businesses worldwide.


West Seattle’s Iconic Luna Park Cafe Is Up for Sale

Plus, Rainier Beer is bringing back its festival, and more news of the week


I booked an Airbnb in a Swiss village to save money while backpacking Europe for 2 weeks. It ended up being my favorite destination.

When BI's reporter visited Zurich, Switzerland, on a two-week backpacking trip, she booked an Airbnb in the village of Roggwil and found a hidden gem.


I've traveled to all 50 states, but there's only one I'd choose to live in every time

After traveling to all 50 US states, I chose to live in Colorado because of its diverse landscapes and high quality of life.


Discovery World sheds crypto concern as losses shrink

Discovery World Corp. (DWC) will drop its cryptocurrency venture to focus on its core hospitality business in hopes of finally erasing the luxury hotel and resort operator’s losses that started piling up during the pandemic. In a stock exchange filing on Friday, DWC said its board of directors had “unanimously approved” the sale of all its shares in True Ally Ventures Ltd., a cryptocurrency-focused company registered in the British Virgin...


Airline passengers face chaos and uncertainty after massive IT outage

Passengers reported being stranded at airports, receiving hand-written boarding passes, and facing delays amid the global IT outage.


Millionaires who can't afford Miami are flocking to this Florida city

Millionaires who have been driven out of Miami and Palm Beach by an influx of billionaires have resettled in a different Florida city. Their arrival in the new area has driven up real-estate prices.


What to do in Seoul: the new touristic hot spot

Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, combines a centuries-old culture with a modern, futuristic vibe—and the contrast is bewildering! The city humbles visitors with its collection of ancient palaces and then dazzles with futuristic fashion and technology. Deeply traditional but cutting edge too, Seoul seduces and surprises... and never disappoints! Click through and find out where to go Seoul searching.


Incredible hidden attractions in US cities

Everyone knows the basic monuments you need to see in America's big cities. If you go to New York, see the Empire State Building! If you're in San Francisco, check out the Golden Gate Bridge! However, there are plenty of other attractions in these US cities that you may never have even known were there. Are you looking for a more unusual travel experience? Here are some offbeat and unusual urban must-sees that most tourists fail to find. Browse the gallery for your city and places to go that others will miss.


Notice to Airmen issued as Mayon Volcano rumbles

MANILA, Philippines — A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued for flights near Mayon Volcano after a phreatic eruption was recorded on Thursday evening, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) said. “The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for flights near Mayon Volcano, with vertical limits from the surface to 9,000 feet,” the agency said in an advisory on Friday. Caap said the...


Vintage photos of famous cities

Have you ever wondered how some of the world's biggest cities looked like decades ago? Well, this is your chance! In this gallery, we compiled the most amazing vintage photos of numerous capital cities and other major cities. From Europe to North America, and Asia to Africa and further, we've covered many big cities across the globe. Browse through and marvel at these retro pictures of famous cities.