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  • US Navy sailor sentenced to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping Japanese tourist

    07/16/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For
    A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping a Japanese tourist in Okinawa. Justin Castellanos, 24, who was based in the district's Camp Schwab, pleaded guilty in May to raping the 40-year-old victim in his hotel room in Naha, south Japan on March 13. The serviceman had found the woman, who was drunk and asleep in the hotel lobby, and taken her up to his room where he assaulted her. 'I am sorry for what I have done,' he told the court. 'My heart is filled with regret,' Stars and Stripes reports.
  • Man 'arrested in France for planning attack on tourists'

    06/16/2016 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 16 Jun 2016 17:59 GMT+02:00
    A 22-year-old radicalized convert to Islam has been arrested in France over suspicions he was planning to attack American and Russian tourists, legal sources said Thursday. The suspect had gone to the southwestern city of Carcassone with a view to carrying out a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians, a judicial source said. A source close to the investigation said the suspect was arrested in possession of a knife and a small mallet.
  • Hamas celebrates murder of American tourist

    03/09/2016 6:43:40 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/16 | Ari Yashar
    In Petah Tikva a man was moderately wounded but managed to kill his Arab attacker; in Jerusalem two officers were shot and seriously wounded; and in Yafo, a mass casualty stabbing took place. American tourist Taylor Allen Force was murdered in the Yafo attack and 12 others were wounded. The US issued a condemnation of the attack. But for the Hamas terror organization that holds de facto rule of Gaza, the bloodshed throughout the country was something to rejoice. "We applaud he courageous attacks in Tel Aviv (Petah Tikva - ed.), Jerusalem and Yafo. This is proof of the failure...
  • American reported killed while walking on Caribbean beach with her husband

    01/25/2016 2:00:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies ^ | January 25, 2016
    An American tourist was brutally stabbed to death at a deserted beach on the Caribbean island of Grenada Saturday, according to police who say the suspect quickly turned himself in. The 39-year-old woman had been walking in the sand with her husband when the attacker stabbed her with a cutlass, a short sword, The Telegraph reports.
  • Egyptian security forces shoot at Mexican tourist convoy, kill 12: statement

    09/13/2015 5:47:47 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies ^ | 9-13-15 | Ahmed Mohamed Hassan and Ahmed Tolba
    Egypt's police and military killed 12 Egyptians and Mexicans and injured 10 when they accidentally shot at a Mexican tourist convoy whilst engaging militants in the country's western desert, the ministry of interior said on Monday. "A joint force from the police and military, whilst chasing terrorist elements in the oasis area of the western desert tonight, accidentally engaged four four-wheel drives belonging to a Mexican tourist group," the ministry said in a statement.
  • Thai woman flips out over rude Chinese tourists (video)(Not actual title - See first comment)

    03/19/2015 7:10:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube,com ^ | 3-16-2015 | Thaivideo Today
    Author- I don't own the video. I just added subs. See video origins below: 片源看下面: Chinese only . . . 12/3/58 CREDIT: ขอบคุณคลิปแนะนำจาก @Nan Paweena Morasu [Language Warning]
  • North Korea: We've detained another American

    06/05/2014 9:43:23 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 06-06-2014 | K.J. Kwon
    North Korea announced Friday that it has detained a U.S. citizen who it says entered the country as a tourist in April and broke the law. The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that authorities are investigating the man, who it said "carried out acts that were inappropriate for a tourist."
  • Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in Utah

    03/01/2014 11:33:29 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 90 replies ^ | 26FEB2014 | BRADY McCOMBS
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint with their young son watching after their confusion about American traffic laws set off a high-speed pursuit in southern Utah.</p>
  • Suspect arrested in 2010 S.F. killing of German tourist

    01/04/2014 4:49:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A suspect wanted in connection with the killing of a German tourist near Union Square in 2010 has been arrested, authorities said Friday. Devante Laws, 21, was spotted in Hayward on Thursday and taken into custody by members of a task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service. Laws, suspected of being a gang member, was sought on suspicion of being an accessory to murder in the August 2010 shooting that killed Mechthild Schroer, who was visiting with her husband to celebrate her birthday and anniversary.
  • Something you don't see everyday

    09/06/2013 10:32:45 PM PDT · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 18 replies
    Queensland Country Life ^ | 07/09/2013 | mrdaddylonglegs
    BUSINESS FOR SALE Kangaroo Scrotum Souvenirs Manufacturing business for sale.
  • American tourist faces death penalty in North Korea

    04/27/2013 11:31:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Manchester Guardian (UK) ^ | 27 April 2013 06:38 EDT | (Staff and agencies)
    North Korea has announced that an American tourist is to be tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that carries a possible death penalty. The case against Korean-American Kenneth Bae, who has been imprisoned in North Korea since early November, could further stoke tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. Bae, 44, was arrested in Rason, a special economic zone in North Koreas far north-eastern region bordering China and Russia, according to official state media. The exact nature of his alleged crimes has not been disclosed, but North Korea accuses Bae, described as a tour operator, of...
  • Caught On Video: Crowd Laughs As Tourist Beaten, Stripped And Robbed

    04/07/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT · by hotshot · 83 replies ^ | 4/7/2012 | WJZ TV 13
    Caught on camera a tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore and instead of helping him, a crowd laughs and steals his belongings.
  • Saudi Teen Caps Wild Week With Airplane Bust

    02/23/2012 5:58:25 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | 22FEB12 | Not Listed
    Feds: Unruly air traveler, 19, was "singing about Usama bin Laden" FEBRUARY 22--The man who repeatedly yelled Allah is great as he was removed yesterday from a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing due to his unruly behavior is a 19-year-old Saudi Arabian who was arrested Sunday night after he led Oregon police on a drunken car chase that saw him ram two cop cars and attempt to run over pedestrians, The Smoking Gun has learned. According to investigators, Yazeed Mohammed Abunayyan was smoking an electronic cigarette on a Continental Airlines flight traveling from Portland to Houston....
  • Gunmen kidnap two U.S. tourists in Egypt's Sinai

    02/03/2012 4:11:42 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 02/03/2012 | NA
    (Reuters) - Gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula kidnapped two American women on Friday in an apparent attempt to hold them for ransom, security sources said.
  • Shark rips bodyboarder in half off West Australia beach

    09/05/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | 9/4/11
    A tourist on a bodyboard was killed in a horrific attack by what was believed to have been a great white shark near Bunker Bay, south of Perth in Western Australia.A tourist on a bodyboard was killed in a horrific attack by what was believed to have been a great white shark near a beach on Australia's west coast. The 21-year-old was dead before fellow surfers could drag him ashore at a popular surfing spot called Boneyards, near Bunker Bay, about 3.5 hours south of Perth, the West Australian reports. The shark had pulled the man below the surface and...
  • American Tourist Beats Up Korean Elderly Couple On Bus (video)

    08/29/2011 2:58:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 8/29/2011 | Liveleak
    Linky Here Foreigner on Korean bus verbally abuses elderly couple--all over a misunderstanding Description from here: "A video is circulating on the Korean Internet of a black gentleman yelling at and threatening an elderly Korean couple.His violent behavior was the result of him misunderstanding the elderly man’s comment to him. The elderly man reportedly said “니가 여기 앉아” (a sign of consideration) ("You can sit here" = Niga Yuh gi anja"), but not knowing Korean, the man in question interpreted “니가” as the N-word which led to his violent outburst. [...] Apparently our culprit learned “개새끼야” but couldn’t...
  • The Last Tourist in Syria

    07/29/2011 11:26:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 7/28/11 | Emma Sky
    DAMASCUS Is this your first visit to Syria, the passport control man asks me. No, I tell him, I came here once before over a decade ago. He stamps my passport. I had been very lucky to get a Syrian visa this time. The travel advice was not to visit. The Syrian regime is very wary of foreigners, fearing that journalists and spies are inflaming the situation further. I collect my bag and walk through customs, passing a poster, of modest size, of President Bashar al-Assad with the words in Arabic proclaiming: "Leader of the youth, hope of the...
  • Britons shot in Florida killed as part of 'gang initiation'

    04/18/2011 9:56:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 18 Apr 2011 | Paul Thompson, in Florida and Nick Britten
    Two British friends shot dead on a crime-ridden American housing estate were ambushed and murdered, possibly as part of a gang initiation. James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were in Florida when they were killed at 3am in a gangland area rarely visited by tourists. They apparently accepted a lift from someone they met in a bar, thinking they were being driven home. A 16 year-old, named locally as Shawn Tyson, was charged with their murder. It emerged yesterday that he was freed by a judge last week despite being arrested over an armed robbery. The bodies of Mr...
  • Florida murders: Britons 'forced at gunpoint to go to run-down housing estate'

    04/22/2011 12:48:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 7:01PM BST 21 Apr 2011 | By Paul Thompson
    Police investigating the murder of two British tourists in Florida believe they were ordered at gunpoint into a run-down housing estate where they were robbed before being shot dead. They are working on a theory that James Cooper and James Kouzaris were confronted by the alleged gunman Shawn Tyson as they tried to find an all-night restaurant. The 16 year-old is thought to have frogmarched the pair away from a well lit road and into the series of one way streets that make up the no go area of the Courts housing project in the Newtown, north Sarasota. [SNIP] Tyson...
  • Shark bites Cancun tourist in surf despite warning

    03/25/2011 3:26:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 25, 2011
    CANCUN, Mexico A lifeguard in the Mexican resort of Cancun says a tourist has been attacked by a shark after ignoring warnings to stay out of the water. It was the second shark attack in the hotel zone of Cancun in less than two months
  • Mexico Says its Troops Killed US Man (US Tourist)

    12/25/2010 11:20:03 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 65 replies · 8+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/25/2010 | Yahoo News
    MEXICO CITY Joseph Proctor told his girlfriend he was popping out to the convenience store in the quiet Mexican beach town where the couple had just moved, intending to start a new life. The next morning, the 32-year-old New York native was dead inside his crashed van on a road outside Acapulco. He had multiple bullet wounds. An AR-15 rifle lay in his hands. His distraught girlfriend, Liliana Gil Vargas, was summoned to police headquarters, where she was told Proctor had died in a gunbattle with an army patrol. They claimed Proctor whose green van had a for-sale...
  • Source: U.S. to Issue Travel Warning on Public Places in Europe

    10/02/2010 1:13:09 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/10
    The Obama administration will issue a warning Saturday to U.S. travelers in Europe to avoid places frequented by Westerners after new intelligence suggested an attack by Al Qaeda could be imminent, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Fox News. The travel warning is expected to be announced at 4 p.m., pending Secretary Hillary Clinton's approval, the official said. The move is expected to have significant implications for European tourism. The travel warning will advise Americans to stay away from European tourist sites, transportation hubs and other facilities because of fresh threat information, U.S. officials said. A European official briefed on...
  • Man who killed tourist and attacked his family freed for 'good behaviour' (Scotland)

    THE release of a notorious killer who shot dead a German tourist and then savagely attacked his family has been criticised by MSPs as another example of "soft-touch Scotland". James Boyce, 70, is to be freed after serving 17 years for killing Thomas Boedeker, even after being told that he would be locked up for at least 20. The brutal murder and Boyce's savage attack on the victim's family stunned the quiet community of Cairnryan, near Stranraer.
  • Texas tourists arrive to back SB 1070

    07/03/2010 11:25:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield
    Roughly 60 people, wearing flip-flops and toting water bottles and generating applause from a small group of onlookers, piled out of a coach bus in front of TownePlace Suites in the middle of the afternoon heat Friday. "Thanks for coming and welcome to Arizona," said state Republican Rep. Vic Williams, shaking hands with the Texas tourists who have become the latest symbol in the fight over Arizona's immigration battle. Saying they're countering the Arizona boycott by groups who say the state's controversial new immigration law will lead to racial profiling, the bus riders - plus a reported 60 others in...
  • Kim Jong-il's Eldest Son Drinks with S.Korean Tourists

    03/10/2010 5:23:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 532+ views
    Chosun ^ | 03/10/10
    Kim Jong-il's Eldest Son Drinks with S.Korean Tourists North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's eldest son Kim Jong-nam, who has reportedly been passed over in the succession, can sometimes be found drinking with South Koreans at a bar in Macau. A government official on Tuesday said, "I've heard that some South Koreans were watching Kim Jong-nam at a bar in Macau recently because he looked familiar, and he suggested they have a drink together. So they drank and had a chat." The official said a visit to China by Kim senior is "a possibility." Regarding Kim Jong-il's health, he said the...
  • Tourist killed by 'dinosaur-sized' shark off South African beach

    01/13/2010 3:54:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 2,182+ views ^ | 1/13/10 | David Smith
    Zimbabwean holidaymaker eaten by shark described by onlookers as 'longer than a minibus' Witnesses today described their horror at seeing a tourist being eaten by a "gigantic" shark in South Africa's most popular holiday destination. Lloyd Skinner was pulled under the surf and dragged out to sea by the shark, believed to be a great white, off Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town. His diving goggles and a dark patch of blood were all that remained in the water. "Holy shit. We just saw a gigantic shark eat what looked like a person in front of our house," witness Gregg...
  • Urinating tourist attacked by crocodile in Mexico

    09/30/2009 8:13:44 PM PDT · by Saije · 36 replies · 3,132+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/30/2009 | Staff
    A U.S. tourist got more then he bargained for when he was attacked by a crocodile while attempting to answer the call of nature in the Mexican resort of Cancun this week. According to Mexican police 20-year-old Andrew Dales, from Dallas in Texas, confessed that he had been on a mission to relieve himself at the edge of the local Nicupt lagoon , in the popular tourist resort of Cancun, when the crocodile suddenly snapped at him. He suffered multiple bite wounds to his leg and neck and was also left with a head injury after the reptile knocked him...
  • Cop: U.S. hikers held in Iran are CIA agents

    08/03/2009 9:32:29 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 16 replies · 1,700+ views ^ | Aug. 3, 2009 | Staff
    Three Americans who were arrested after crossing into Iran have been accused of being spies, according to a local report. Tehran-based television news channel al-Alam quoted an Iraqi police officer as saying the trio were “working with the CIA.” The Swiss Embassy in Tehran was working to learn more about the Americans' fate through its contacts with the Iranian Foreign Ministry, spokeswoman Nadine Olivieri said. Switzerland represents U.S. interests in Iran. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here It also emerged that an American linguistics student traveling in northern Iraq didn't go on an ill-fated hiking trip because he...
  • Bison Attacks California Tourist at Yellowstone National Park

    07/22/2009 5:51:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 2,776+ views
    KIFI ^ | July 22, 2009
    For the second time this year a tourist at Yellowstone National Park has been attacked by a bison. a 55-year-old man from Norco, California, was taking pictures of a bull bison that was wandering in the Bridge Bay Campgrounds. The two were about 10 feet apart when the bison charged. a bull bison can stand six feet tall, weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 miles an hour. During the next several weeks they are more dangerous than usual because it's their mating season.
  • PETA goes after Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market...for throwing fish

    06/09/2009 3:09:52 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 28 replies · 1,738+ views ^ | 6/9/09 | AP
    PETA has taken a stand against one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seattle - the fish market at the Pike Place Market that tosses salmon. PETA heard that the American Veterinary Medical Association planned a Pike Place Fish Market demonstration at next month's convention at the convention center.
  • Tourist clings to Australia train

    06/07/2009 10:29:33 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 881+ views
    bbc ^ | 7 June 2009
    A teenaged American tourist says he spent two hours clinging to the side of a long-distance train as it sped across the Australian outback in the night. Chad Vance said he had to leap onto The Ghan as it left the station at Port Augusta, South Australia, after he had disembarked during a 40-minute stop. He became cold and tired as the train reached speeds of up to 110km/h (68mph) on the journey to Alice Springs. Engineer Marty Wells finally heard his yells and applied the emergency brake. Mr Vance, quoted in the Herald Sun, said: "I feel very lucky...
  • The Tourist-in-Chief Finds an Ear-y Resemblance within the Great Pyramids

    06/04/2009 1:24:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies · 1,942+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/4/2009 | Sunlen Miller
    President Obama had ears on his mind as he visited one of Egypts most famous landmarks this afternoon, the Great Pyramids of Giza. While looking at a hieroglyphic on a tomb, the President remarked that there was a certain resemblance, that he has in the past had a penchant for noticing. That looks like me! the President exclaimed when he saw the image of a big-eared man on the tomb, Look at those ears! Dragging over his Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senior Advisors Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod and even personal assistant Reggie Love, the...
  • ROP Alter: Al Qaeda beheads British tourist kidnapped at African music festival

    06/03/2009 11:53:27 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 25 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | 03rd June 2009 | David Williams and Arthur Martin
    Al Qaeda beheads British tourist kidnapped at African music festival A Briton kidnapped in North Africa has been murdered, reportedly by beheading, by Al Qaeda terrorists after demands for the release of fundamentalist cleric Abu Qatada... The 60-year-old Briton is said to have been killed on Al Qaeda ahead of Obama's speech in... Cairo today. Murdered: Edwin Dyer as seen in a video released by his kidnappers in February The statement...said they 'killed Dyer on May 31, finding that Britain...does not... care for its citizens'. It added: 'The British captive was killed so that he, and...the British state, may...
  • Blast in crowded Cairo tourist area wounds 8

    02/22/2009 10:32:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/22/09 | ap
    Egyptian police said Sunday evening a bomb detonated outside a historic Cairo mosque in the crowded bazaar area frequented by tourists, wounding at least eight people. Blood stains could be seen in the front courtyard of Hussein mosque, next to the famed Khan el-Khalili bazaar in Islamic Cairo. Riot police had cordoned off the area and sniffer dogs could be seen as worshippers were being evacuated. A security official said police were attempting to defuse a second bomb. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
  • Japanese tourist spends three months in airport

    11/27/2008 5:37:16 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 947+ views ^ | November 24, 2008 | staff
    PASSENGERS complaining about delays should spare a thought for a Japanese tourist who has spent almost three months in the Mexico City airport. Hiroshi Nohara flew into Mexico on September 2 with a tourist visa and a return ticket home, but has never left the airport. For reasons he can't explain, Nohara has been in Terminal 1 of the Benito Juarez International Airport, surviving off donations from fast food restaurants and passengers and sleeping in a chair.
  • Tourist Bashed to Death by Waiters for Being 'Arrogant'

    10/09/2008 8:14:19 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 62 replies · 1,436+ views
    foxnews ^ | Thursday, October 09, 2008
    Waiters have allegedly beaten an Australian tourist to death for being "arrogant" while ordering a beer in an Indian restaurant. The Times of India and local reports said Mr Kelly's beating followed an altercation in which he displayed an "arrogant attitude". Some reports said security staff at the bar joined in the bashing.
  • Mexican police are found guilty in the fatal beating of an Oregon tourist

    10/08/2008 10:42:21 AM PDT · by AuntB · 51 replies · 1,420+ views
    KEX ^ | Oct. 8, 2008 | Mark Workhoven
    Four Mexican officers are found guilty in the death of an Oregon tourist near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Yoncalla tourist on vacation was beaten in a Mexican jail, after getting arrested for stabbing a man outside his rented condo. A judge decided to convict the four Mexican jail guards of manslaughter. A surveillance video shows the men beating Sam Botner to death in a Cabo San Lucas jail. Botner and his wife were vacationing in Mexico to celebrate his completion of a commercial fishing trip.
  • US tourist is 'killed in Beijing'

    08/09/2008 3:28:20 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 240+ views
    BBC ^ | 9 August 2008 | BBC
    A US tourist has been killed in central Beijing after being attacked by a Chinese man, officials have said. The man attacked two tourists and their tour guide as they visited the capital's ancient Drum Tower monument, injuring the second tourist and guide. The assailant then committed suicide by jumping off the second story of the monument, the officials added. No motive has been given for the attack. Officials have named the man as 47-year-old Tang Yongming. The city's municipal government said the attack happened at around midday local time on the first full day of Olympic competition. High security...
  • Fangs A Lot

    06/10/2008 6:45:57 AM PDT · by fings · 8 replies · 181+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: How do you know youre having a bad day? When youre on vacation in Australia, and you stop to do your business and then this happens to you. Fortunately it happened to a human and not a canine, but even I feel embarrassed for this guy. ( A ROADSIDE toilet stop ended in pain, embarrassment and almost death for a tourist when a highly venomous snake bit the end of his penis. The deadly brown snake slithered between his legs and lunged at his manhood as he crouched on a roadside near Laura, 300km northwest of...
  • China:Tourism body urges Chinese tourists to give Paris department store a miss

    02/23/2008 4:47:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 433+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 02/23/08
    Tourism body urges Chinese tourists to give Paris department store a miss Chinese reporters and officials of the French high-end retail group Galeries Lafayette attend the breakfast meeting in Paris, capital of France, Feb. 22, 2008. Galeries Lafayette held on Friday morning a breakfast meeting to make an apology to the Chinese tourists who have been treated insultingly while shopping in Lafayette Feb. 11, 2008. Accused of using forged notes, a Chinese couple from east China's Zhejiang Province suffered wrongful treatment while shopping at Galeries Lafayette Feb. 11, 2008. (Xinhua Photo) BEIJING, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A...
  • Vodka-drip feed saves tourist

    10/09/2007 8:15:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 757+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 October 2007 | Jessica Marszalek
    DOCTORS used a case of vodka to help save an Italian tourist being treated for poisoning in a Queensland hospital. And hospital authorities later proved very understanding about the booze bill. The 24-year-old man was brought to Mackay Base Hospital, in north Queensland, two months ago after he had ingested a large amount of the poisonous substance ethylene glycol, found in antifreeze, which can cause renal failure and is often fatal. In details just released by the hospital, Dr Pascal Gelperowicz, who led the man's treatment with Dr Todd Fraser, said the man was unconscious on arrival and his treatment...
  • US Tourist Kills Mugger With Bare Hands

    09/15/2007 2:30:32 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 47 replies · 657+ views ^ | Sept 15, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    February 23, 2007 A US tourist realized a robbery wasn't a joke when a masked robber put a gun to her head and a military veteran in her tour group grabbed the young assailant and killed him with his bare hands. "I thought it was a skit. But then he pointed the gun at my head and grabbed me by the throat and I thought I was going to die," Clova Adams, 54, told The Associated Press by telephone from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship on Friday, two days after the thwarted robbery. The assault took place during a ship...
  • Breaking News-Blast hits tourist site in Yemen; several people wounded, officials say

    07/02/2007 8:04:39 AM PDT · by No2much3 · 113 replies · 5,346+ views
    Breaking News-Blast hits tourist site in Yemen; several people wounded, officials say. Banner heading. All I have so far.
  • Venice, Italy sick of the slovenly tourists [$675 fine for slobs]

    06/05/2007 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 21 replies · 722+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 25, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson
    Officials in Venice as well as the handful of actual Italians still living in the lagoon city have declared themselves fed up with a certain category of tourist: the pot-bellied, bare-chested, food-chomping, trash-spewing hordes that peak from now until autumn. To combat what they see as a scourge, Venice authorities are distributing leaflets and posting posters with a new set of rules. In St. Mark's Square, it is now forbidden to sit or recline under the porticos and on the steps along the Procuratie Nuove and the Ala Napoleonica, the buildings that ring the city's iconic St. Mark's...
  • State Dept. Warns: Be Careful Overseas

    03/30/2007 10:46:46 AM PDT · by -=SoylentSquirrel=- · 23 replies · 224+ views
    Ass. Press ^ | Mar 30, 5:53 AM (ET) | By Mathew Lee
    As if you needed reminding: It's dangerous out there. And if your parents' warnings that the world is full of malevolent people and mishap-prone places didn't stick, the State Department is ready to fill the void.... [snip] "Driving in Qatar is (like) participating in an extreme sport." "Police involvement in criminal activity is both legendary and true in Mexico..." [snip] ...unflattering descriptions of countries are not uncommon. "The tragedy of Haiti is that Haitians have become great leaders in every profession and in every country, with the exception of Haiti,"...[snip] ..."Despite Malta's geographic proximity to Italy, organized crime is almost...
  • Cubans Feel Betrayed By Tourist Playground

    02/12/2007 7:33:35 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 882+ views
    Cubans feel betrayed by tourist playground Last Updated: 2:58am GMT 13/02/2007 Carlos swung his legs over the sea wall bordering one side of Havana's famous Malecon seafront promenade and looked on curiously as a 1957 Chevrolet with an open top slowed to allow its passengers to photograph the faded facade of a colonial building. "They watch us and we watch them," he said with a resigned laugh as the tourists turned their cameras to capture the image of a young boy optimistically fishing in the oily waters. A tourist horse and trap pass infront of a Che Guevara mural "It's...
  • Police arrest Chewbacca-clad street performer at LA tourist spot (head-butted tour guide)

    02/03/2007 8:50:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 416+ views
    A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested after police said the street performer head-butted a tour guide operator in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Frederick Evan Young, 44, of Los Angeles was booked Thursday for investigation of misdemeanor battery, police Lt. Paul Vernon said. Police said the 6-foot-4 street performer was seen arguing Thursday afternoon with a tour guide who had expressed concern the wookie impersonator was "harassing and touching tourists" in violation of city law. The city passed ordinances last year seeking to crack down on the colorful assortment of actors who perform outside the landmark theater....
  • Confused Tourist Lands in U.S., Not Australia (Idiot of the day award!)

    Confused Tourist Lands in U.S., Not Australia BERLIN (Dec. 29) - A 21-year-old German tourist who wanted to visit his girlfriend in the Australian metropolis Sydney landed 13,000 kilometres away near Sidney, Montana, after mistyping his destination on a flight booking Web site. Tobi Gutt planned on flying from Germany to sunny Sydney, Australia, left. He mistakenly booked a ticket to snowy Sidney, Montana. Big Sky, Montana, is shown at right. Dressed for the Australian summer in t-shirt and shorts, Tobi Gutt left Germany Saturday for a four-week holiday. Instead of arriving "down under," Gutt found himself on a different...
  • Rio thieves armed with grenades rob tourists

    11/26/2006 8:11:10 PM PST · by nuconvert · 32 replies · 1,056+ views
    yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Nov 26, 2006
    Rio thieves armed with grenades rob tourists Nov 26, 2006 Thieves armed with automatic rifles and military-issue grenades robbed a busload of British tourists in Rio de Janeiro before dawn on Sunday, the latest incident in a wave of violent crime plaguing Brazil's seaside tourist mecca. Police said four armed men pretending to be police stopped the tour bus as it pulled into an upscale neighborhood in the southern part of the city. At least 18 British tourists who had just arrived in Brazil were robbed, losing their luggage, passports and cash. One tourist who resisted was hit in the...
  • "Paris Syndrome" leaves Japanese tourists in shock

    10/23/2006 11:00:01 AM PDT · by Millee · 18 replies · 695+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/23/06 | Staff
    Around a dozen Japanese tourists a year need psychological treatment after visiting Paris as the reality of unfriendly locals and scruffy streets clashes with their expectations, a newspaper reported Sunday. "A third of patients get better immediately, a third suffer relapses and the rest have psychoses," Yousef Mahmoudia, a psychologist at the Hotel-Dieu hospital, next to Notre Dame cathedral, told the newspaper Journal du Dimanche. Already this year, Japan's embassy in Paris has had to repatriate at least four visitors -- including two women who believed their hotel room was being bugged and there was a plot against them. Previous...