Travel and Life

Nepal: Kathmandu airport to remain closed at least another day

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 6:17PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s only international airport will remain closed at least another day as crews attempt to remove the Turkish Airlines jet that skidded off the surface and blocked the runway.

Nepal airport’s blocked runway strands thousands of people

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 9:45AM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s only international airport remains closed for a second day, cancelling all flights to foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers.

Kamaishi among 12 cities named to host 2019 Rugby World Cup

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 10:22AM UTC

DUBLIN (AP) — The city of Kamaishi, hit hard by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is among 12 Japanese cities named Monday to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 1:24PM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a new initiative to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing them to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Tourism Thailand’s creepy ‘stalker’ video’

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:33AM UTC

Tourism Thailand’s attempt to charm potential travellers with romantic plot twists and photogenic actors has had the opposite effect. MSN’s coverage of the ad says it “comes off as more creepy than creative.” Meanwhile, a harsher critique on the popular Skift website questioned whether or not the ministry was being “tone deaf” with the video.