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May 28, 2016
Tourism boom fires Iberian economies but leaves some cold
With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other ...
May 24, 2016
Oil spilled from ship pollutes Albanian beach
Authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania. Vlora Deputy Mayor Ardi ...
May 21, 2016
No clothes? No beach. Court rules against Spanish naturists
Nudists have lost a seven-year legal battle for access to a popular tourist resort beach on Spain's southwestern tip.
April 15, 2016
Land mines of the sea: Cleaning up lost fishing gear
They are the land mines of the sea, killing long after being forgotten. Abandoned or lost fishing gear, including traps, crab ...
April 11, 2016
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures ...
March 19, 2016
Tourist drowns off Puerto Rico beach
Authorities say a tourist has drowned at a popular beach in northwestern Puerto Rico. Police said that 63-year-old Anders ...
March 17, 2016
Spain: Beachgoer stumbles across 182 pounds of cocaine
Spanish police say a person has stumbled across 83 kilograms (182 pounds) of cocaine on a beach in the popular Mediterranean ...
March 16, 2016
Ivory Coast tourism sector uncertain after extremist attack
Olivier Koffi puts his head in his hands as he contemplates his future selling jewelry on Grand-Bassam beach where a gruesome ...
March 14, 2016
Ivory Coast reels from extremist attack, boosts security
Before the shooting started, an armed man stood quietly at the entrance to a beachfront restaurant, holding a Kalashnikov ...
March 13, 2016
Ivory Coast: Extremists kill 14 civilians, 2 special forces
Armed men attacked an Ivory Coast beach resort Sunday, killing at least 16 people and sending tourists fleeing through the ...
March 11, 2016
Japan marking 5th anniversary of devastating tsunami
Japan on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and left a devastated ...
March 02, 2016
Visiting the Aran Islands in Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
Give up Paris, the Irish poet W.B. Yeats told fellow writer J.M. Synge, and go to the Aran Islands in order to "express a ...
February 08, 2016
Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves
Hurricane-force winds and huge waves are battering Britain's coastline as the country is soaked by a winter storm. More than ...
February 03, 2016
Russian tourist loses leg to speedboat in southern Thailand
Two Russian tourists were badly injured Wednesday at a Thailand beach resort when a speedboat's propeller severed one man's ...
January 06, 2016
Boy in stable condition after Australian shark attack
An 11-year-old boy was in a stable condition in hospital on Wednesday after he was mauled by a shark on the Great Barrier ...