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Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in Red Sea

CAIRO: A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, authorities said Sunday. The man died 20 kilometres north of Marsa Alam city as "a result of an attack by a shark", city council chairman General Atef Wagdy told AFP. The health ministry is coordinating handing over the body to the Czech embassy, Wagdy said. Local media reported on Friday that human remains were found on a beach in Marsa Alam. The environment ministry has set up a committee to investigate the death…

Russian tourist allegedly gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI: Indian police were holding six men on Thursday after a Russian tourist was allegedly drugged and gang-raped in a popular southern tourist town, officials said. Media reports said the 21-year-old had bite marks on her face and arms when she was found naked and unconscious on the floor of her hostel room early on Monday. "Six men have been detained over the rape and drugging of the woman," investigating officer Mangayar Karasi told AFP. The woman, who was travelling on her own, had arrived in the town of…

SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon

WASHINGTON: SpaceX will not send tourists around the Moon this year as previously announced, and will delay the project until the middle of next year, US media reported on Monday. "A new timetable for the flight -- now postponed until at least mid-2019 and likely longer -- hasn´t been released" by the California-based company, said the report in The Wall Street Journal. The reason for the delay is unclear. But it is a "sign that technical and production challenges are disrupting founder Elon Musk's plans for human…

Tourist mauled to death after he tries to enter zoo thru tiger’s enclosure to avoid ticket

BEIJING: A tourist was mauled to death by a tiger after he tried to enter zoo through the big animal’s enclosure to avoid a ticket. The victim, in his forties and identified by his surname Zhang, had been visiting the Youngor Zoo in Ningbo City, in East China’s Zhejiang Province, with family and friends. Ningbo City officials have confirmed that Zhang and one of his friends, surnamed Li, climbed the zoo’s 3-metre outer fence in order to avoid paying for the £15 ticket. The pair’s wives and children, however, did…

Ten years jail sought for taxi driver over ‘fraud’ ride

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday requested a prison sentence of up to 10 years for an Istanbul taxi driver who needlessly took a passenger from one side of the city to the other, causing the tourist to miss a flight. The Istanbul driver is accused of deliberately taking the Saudi tourist from the Asian side of the city to the European side and back again rather than directly to Istanbul's second international airport, state broadcaster TRT Haber said. Both the Kadikoy district, where the passenger was picked…

Assad regime promotes Syria as a ‘tourist’ destination

It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into submission. Buildings were flattened, those who survived were left terrorised, hungry and filled with despair, and the stench of dead bodies rose up from the rubble as families searched for their loved ones. Now, having largely destroyed the city it sought to control, the Assad regime wants the world to visit what remains: as a tourist destination. This week the Syrian…

Crocodiles kill tourist in Zimbabwe

HARARE: Crocodiles in Zimbabwe savaged a 90-year-old tourist to death and left another traveller critically wounded after attacking their rubber dinghy, the national parks service said Friday. The pair, who are both Zimbabwean, were part of a group participating in a New Year's Eve picnic on Sunday in the Matopos National Park, 35 kilometres (22 miles) from Bulawayo in the country's south. "John Bowman and Rosemary Mitchell were attacked while paddling in the crocodile-infested Mpopoma Dam," said Tinashe Farawo of the…

One tourist killed, 12 injured in air balloon crash in Egypt

CAIRO: A tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured in a hot air balloon crash near Luxor in Egypt on Friday, state-run news agency MENA reported. The balloon, with tourists from different nationalities and Egyptians onboard, crashed to the west of the city of Luxor, MENA said. The health ministry said a woman was killed and 12 people injured but gave no other details. In 2015, at least 19 people, most of them Asian and European tourists, died near Luxor when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed after…