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Japan Quarantines Cruise Ship After Confirmed Coronavirus Case

Health screening began Tuesday for 3,700 passengers and crew aboard a cruise liner held in quarantine at the Japanese port of Yokohama, after a Hong Kong passenger who sailed on the vessel last month tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus. The 80-year-old man flew to Japan and boarded the ship, the Diamond Princess, run by …

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Coronavirus Prank Forces Jamaica-bound WestJet Flight Back to Canada

A passenger jet taking winter-weary Canadians to Jamaica for a sunny holiday was forced to turn back after a passenger falsely claimed to have the coronavirus, the airline said Tuesday. The Westjet flight to Montego Bay was diverted to Toronto on Monday “due to an unruly guest,” spokeswoman Morgan Bell told AFP. “Out of an …

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6 Passengers Shot and 1 Killed On Greyhound Bus in California

One person was killed and five others were wounded Monday morning after a shooting on a Greyhound bus, California Highway Patrol said. The bus, carrying about 40 passengers, was headed from Los Angeles to the San Francisco area.  Shortly before 1:30 a.m., a gunman on the bus opened fire on Interstate 5, in the Grapevine …

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Airline Removes Man Wearing Gas Mask On Flight Causing Travelers To Panic

American Airlines removed a mysterious gas mask-wearing man from a Houston-bound flight and rebooked him on another plane after passengers became panicked, airline officials said. The presence of the man, whose gas mask completely hid his face, unnerved many of those on board Flight 2212 from Dallas to Houston as they waited to take off …

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Jewish Couple Removed From American Airlines Flight Because of Body Odor Suing For Discrimination

An Orthodox Jewish couple who was removed from an American Airlines flight over body odor is now suing the airline for discrimination. Yehuda Yosef Adler and Jennie Adler were flying on an American Airlines flight with their 19-month-old daughter on Jan. 23, 2019 when the alleged incident occurred. According to Fox News, as soon as they boarded the flight, the …

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Coronavirus Fears: Family Is Out $32,000 After Cruise Line Won’t Refund And Insurance Doesn’t Cover Epidemics

A Hawaii family is losing the $32,000 they spent on a cruise to China after cancelling the trip due to their concerns over the coronavirus. Pua Morrison, from Maui, said she and seven family members paid $4,000 each for a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line that departs in the next couple of days and stops …

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Chinese Travelers Are Banned From Entering Australia After 12 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus

Chinese travellers will be denied entry to Australia as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 12. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday that foreign travellers who have left or passed through mainland China will be banned from Australia in a desperate effort to prevent the outbreak from spreading further. Australian citizens, permanent residents and …

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3 killed and 2 Injured In a Shooting At An Airbnb in Canada

A party at a downtown Airbnb condo turned deadly Friday night when gunfire erupted killing three young men and injuring two others. Toronto Police raced to 85 Queens Wharf Rd. — near Bathurst St. and Lake Shore Blvd. E. — around 10:20 p.m. and found victims suffering from gunshots wounds on multiple floors of the …

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Travel Warning: State Of Emergency Declared in Australia’s Capital Canberra Due To Fires

A state of emergency has been declared in Australia’s capital city of Canberra as bushfires move rapidly in the area, according to authorities from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). According to CNN, Canberra is on high alert as fires now encompass nearly 8% of the total landmass of the entire region, the territory’s Chief Minister …

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You Can Spend The Night In India’s Biggest Jail Sleeping With Real Prisoners

The Tihar prison, in Delhi, India, is reported to be in the final stages of approval to become a dark tourism location – guests will stay among prisoners with no phones. The dark tourism market has exploded in recent years as travellers look for for the weird, macabre and scary locations on offer around the …

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No pillows & No Hot Meals As Airlines Adopt Preventative Measures Against the Coronavirus

While multiple airlines have temporarily suspended all flights to China due to the coronavirus outbreak, those that are still flying to the country are adopting a series of measures to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced it will no longer offer hot towels, pillows, blankets and magazines to passengers …

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Chinese Tourists Begin To Cancel Trips to Canada’s Popular Destinations Banff and Jasper

Tour companies and hotels in destinations popular with Chinese tourists are starting to see cancellations after a new form of virus that has led to mass quarantines and 170 deaths in China. The virus comes from a large family of what are known as coronaviruses. The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the outbreak a …

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