Travel

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

May 16, 2018

China, Airbus investigating why jet's windshield detached during flight

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

May 16, 2018

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam

Pilots warn of weak taxiways at Bangkok's busy airport

May 11, 2018

A pilots' organization is warning that soft ground conditions at Bangkok's main international airport, a major regional hub, can cause its taxiways and aircraft parking positions to buckle or otherwise fail

China slams US criticism of its 'Orwellian' Taiwan demand

May 7, 2018

China has dismissed White House criticism of its "Orwellian" demand that foreign airlines not refer to self-ruled Taiwan as a country, saying companies operating in China must respect its sovereignty

Australian nun ordered to leave Philippines has no regrets

Apr 26, 2018

An Australian nun whose missionary visa in the Philippines was revoked after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies says social advocacy and human rights are part of church teachings

Workers head home, look for other jobs as Boracay closes

Apr 26, 2018

The cooks, hotel workers and other Filipinos who served tourists to Boracay headed home and started looking for other work as police guarded the empty beach on the first day of a shutdown intended to let the island recover from overuse

Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018

Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development

Air China flight diverted after man holds attendant hostage

Apr 15, 2018

Chinese authorities say an Air China flight diverted to land in central China after a passenger held a flight attendant hostage using a pen as his weapon

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

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