Travel Secrets: Pack Like a Pro – Paste Magazine

Poet and musician Sharrif Simmons recalls a trip to Paris when he lugged around what he dubs, “a small apartment.” His suitcase was so overstuffed and unmanageable, it induced belly laughs among travel companions. Most of us have a similar story—usually more than one. We can laugh at each other’s trip […]

Google’s Travel Business Is Already Twice the Size of Expedia’s – Skift

When is Google finally going to tie all of its travel products together and become an online travel agency to rival Expedia, the Priceline Group and, increasingly, Ctrip? Not anytime soon or even in the foreseeable future. We’ve been saying this for awhile — for years, actually — but now we can use some dollar […]

Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces enter city

Media captionThe BBC’s Ian Pannell is with Iraq’s special forces as they enter Mosul’s outskirts Iraqi forces have for the first time entered the outskirts of Mosul, as they attempt to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from the northern city. Elite Counter-Terrorism Service troops seized control of the state TV building in Kukjali hours after […]

Morocco arrests 11 over fish-seller’s death in Al-Hoceima

Morocco arrests 11 over fish-seller’s death in Al-Hoceima

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of Moroccans protested for days following the death of the fish seller Eleven people have been arrested in Morocco after a fish-seller was crushed to death in a refuse truck prompting days of large-scale protests. The public prosecutor said they were accused of involuntary manslaughter and forgery of […]

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Hammond outlined his strategy to attendees of Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in London The UK must be able to retaliate in kind against cyber-attacks, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond added that hostile “foreign actors” were developing techniques that threaten the country’s electrical grid and airports. The warning came […]

Social media reacts as India’s top TV personality quits

Social media reacts as India’s top TV personality quits

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Goswami is a divisive but popular figure, famous for interrupting and criticising guests India’s prime-time TV presenter Arnab Goswami has sparked a social media frenzy with the news he is leaving the country’s top English-language channel. Goswami is a household name, famous for his loud, fast-paced news show and habit […]

Vietnam karaoke bar fire kills 13

Vietnam karaoke bar fire kills 13

Image copyright EPA Image caption Firefighters put out the fire at an eight-storey karaoke parlour in five hours A fire at a karaoke lounge in Vietnam has left 13 people dead, according to state media. The blaze broke out at an eight-storey karaoke bar in the Cau Giay district of Hanoi on Tuesday afternoon. It […]

President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal

President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demands for the president to step down have crossed political divides South Korea’s president has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration. Park Geun-hye has come under attack over the actions of her old friend and mentor Choi Soon-sil. […]

MH370: Report suggests flight was not preparing for landing

MH370: Report suggests flight was not preparing for landing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Investigators continue to search for M370 nearly two years after it disappeared Wreckage analysis suggests Flight MH370 did not make a controlled descent into the Indian Ocean, says a new report. The Boeing 777 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board in March […]