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Meet American tourist who plans to visit Khunjerab Pass on his rickshaw

Without a doubt, rickshaws are a fun to ride. All of us have ridden this native-to-Asia vehicle quite a few times in our lives – some do it even daily. The joy multiplies when the weather is pleasant with breeze and drizzle touching you from the open sides as you head to your favourite picnic spot. Then there is this American tourist who loved rickshaw ride so much that he ended up buying one of his own. What’s more, is that he is planning to go from Karachi to Pakistan-China border at Khunjerab Pass on his…

Tourists flee Thailand islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in

Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular islands and resort areas as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the southern part of the kingdom with heavy rains, winds and seven-metre (22-foot) waves. The islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, packed with holiday-makers during the peak Christmas and New Year season, have emptied out since Wednesday as tourists squeeze onto ferries bound for the southern Thai mainland, with swimming banned and boats set to suspend services.…

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…