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All did not go too well with the opening of Gwyneth Paltrow's first Goop store to open in Canada. Within minutes of the opening, Heath Canada inspectors pulled two beauty products from the shelves.

Last cruise ship leaves Cuba as fresh US sanctions bite

The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba was expected to sail out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.

Thousands demonstrate against cruise ships in Venice

Thousands of people took to the streets in Venice on Saturday calling for a ban on large cruise ships in the city following last week's collision between a massive vessel and a tourist boat.

Canadian pilots warned to stay off cannabis for 28 days

Pilots in Canada have been warned not to smoke or to consume cannabis containing products up to 28 days before the they are due to fly. This is due to concerns about impaired performance.

From an 'Irish wall' to a tight palace suit: 5 Trump highlights in Europe

US President Donald Trump's trip to Europe unlikely to be forgotten in a hurry by any of his hosts.

Priscilla Arena discusses 2019 SASI event, 'Blue Party,' future Special

Priscilla Arena chatted with Digital Journal about her May 31st "Blue Party" event in Holbrook, which supported the Specialized Autism Support and Information (SASI), as well as her plans for the future with the organization.

Last cruise ship leaves Cuba as fresh US sanctions bite

The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba sailed out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.

In Niger, mass distribution of antibiotics proves effective: study

The mass administration of antibiotics to villages in Niger led to a reduction of a childhood mortality, without apparently creating resistance to antibiotics so feared by public health experts, according to a study published Wednesday.

Russia opens first Arctic train service

The first tourist train travelling through Russia's Arctic region and on to Norway set off from Saint Petersburg station on Wednesday with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey.

Hungary tourist boat disaster death toll climbs to 13

Hungarian police said Wednesday the bodies of two more South Korean tourists had been found after the sinking of a sightseeing vessel in Budapest last week, raising the toll to 13 killed with 15 people still missing.

Nepal looks to limit Everest access after deaths, but doubts linger

Under pressure after a deadly season on traffic-clogged Mount Everest, Nepal is considering tightening access to the world's highest peak, but mountaineering experts fear the proposed changes could amount to little more than lip service.

US moves to bar American tourists from visiting Cuba

The Trump administration clamped down on US tourist visits to Cuba Tuesday, aiming to cut the flow of dollars to a country that Washington accuses of helping prop up Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Big increase reported in sexually transmitted diseases

The latest health figures show a marked increase sexually transmitted infections in England, especially among the younger generation. This is reflected in few 'safe sex' practices.

Hungary tourist boat disaster death toll reaches 11

Hungarian police confirmed Tuesday the discovery of two more South Korean victims of a sightseeing vessel which sank in Budapest last week, raising the toll to eleven tourists killed with 17 still missing.

Growing alarm as Ebola outbreak in DRC reaches 2,000 cases

More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the health ministry has said, and aid agencies expressed concern over the accelerating spread of the disease.

US tightens Cuba sanctions, ends group travel

The Trump administration banned group educational travel to Cuba on Tuesday, cutting off one of the main avenues for Americans to visit the Caribbean island.

War-torn Philippine city's rebuild 'painfully slow': Red Cross chief

The "painfully slow" reconstruction of a Philippine city flattened in a war with Islamic militants is causing discontent, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday.

Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark

DR Congo's health ministry said late Monday that it had recorded more than 2,000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago.

China warns its citizens of police harassment, crime in US

China on Tuesday issued a pair of travel alerts to its citizens going to the United States, warning them of police harassment and crime as tensions soar between the global powers.

New Nipah virus case in southern India

An Indian student has been infected by a virus that killed at least 17 people in the southern state of Kerala last year, local officials said Tuesday.

Climbers 'knowingly risked' lives on Indian peak

Eight climbers believed to be dead on a treacherous Himalayan mountain "knowingly risked" their lives by changing their plans without permission, an Indian official said Tuesday.

Ethiopian churches oppose gay travel company's tour plans

Ethiopia's religious leaders on Monday urged the government to block a US gay travel company from touring the country's ancient sites, and one group warned visiting homosexuals could face violence.

British Airways resumes Pakistan flights after a 10-year absence

British Airways landed back in Pakistan Monday, in a major vote of confidence from a Western airline after suspending operations due to security fears over a decade ago.

Indian rescuers narrow search for missing climbers

Indian authorities Monday narrowed down the search for eight climbers missing on India's second-highest mountain for several days after an avalanche, saying they have a "rough idea" of their location thanks to information from another rescued group.

Four rescued, eight still missing on avalanche-hit Indian peak

Four British climbers have been rescued from an avalanche-hit Himalayan mountain range, Indian authorities said Sunday, as a frantic search continued for eight other mountaineers still missing on its treacherous heights.

Collision sparks fresh debate over cruise ships in Venice

A massive cruise ship lost control in Venice Sunday, crashing into a wharf and sparking a fresh controversy over the damage the mammoth vessels cause to one of the world's most famous cities.

Leading health tech innovator awards showcase well-being tech

Health technology continues to advance at a rapid rate and several of these advances were celebrated at the AXA Health Tech & You Awards 2019. Winners included a digital coach to address anxiety and a home epigenetic testing kit.

Global airline body warns of US-China trade war spillover

The intensifying US-China trade war and rising fuel prices will continue to bog down airline profits this year, the International Air Transport Association said Sunday.

Facelift helps Morocco's Old City of Fez lure tourists

In recent times the imperial city of Fez has been overlooked by tourists in favour of Marrakesh, but now Morocco's "spiritual" capital is bustling with visitors due to major renovations and low-cost flights.

Descend, Eat, Marvel: Europe's first underwater restaurant

For the chef and diners alike, each meal beneath the waves at Europe's first underwater restaurant is a thing of wonder.

Bolivia restores myth-generating funerary towers

Unique quadrangular pre-Inca towers made of earth and straw, standing up to eight meters tall, dot the landscape at Condor Amaya on the Bolivian altiplano -- giving rise to myths and legends.

Johnsonville recalls over 47 tons of sausage over plastic pieces

Johnsonville, LLC., a Sheboygan Falls, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 95,393 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalape?o cheddar smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically hard green plastic.

Rescuers search for eight climbers on Indian peak

Scores of emergency workers were battling bad weather Saturday to locate eight climbers missing on India's second highest mountain, an official said.

Battered Athens turnaround a tall order for new mayor

Battered by the crisis that ravaged the rest of Greece, Athens will have a new mayor on Sunday and a challenge to reverse the fallout from the country's long recession.

France tightens rules on Mont Blanc access to combat overcrowding

French authorities have moved to ban climbers from scaling Mont Blanc unless they have booked a room in one of the shelters on the flanks of Europe's highest peak, in a bid to tackle safety risks linked to overcrowding.

Stinky seaweed threatens Mexico's pristine beaches

Tulum is the kind of beach that vacation dreams are made of: turquoise water, white sand and an ancient Mayan pyramid overlooking it all.

Bali volcano spews ash in new eruption

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.

Desperate search after Budapest boat tragedy enters third day

Hopes were fading Friday of finding more survivors from a boat accident on the Danube river in Budapest, with 21 people still missing, mainly South Korean tourists.

Amid fentanyl crackdown, Mexico risks 'balloon effect'

President Donald Trump says China's new ban on all fentanyl-related substances will be a "game-changer" in the deadly US opioid crisis, but experts warn it may just shift production elsewhere -- particularly Mexico.

Life lessons for S. Korea's octogenarian school pupils

When the tune of "Twinkle twinkle little star" plays in her South Korean classroom octogenarian pupil Nam Yang-soon sings along with classmates more than 70 years her junior.

US risks losing measles elimination status with record cases

The United States risks losing its measles "elimination status" if current outbreaks continue, US health authorities said Thursday.
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