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Turkey & Greece: Mediterranean Sea: 6.7 earthquake trigger a mini Tsunami

2 fatalities, flooding from tsunami after powerful quake in Mediterranean Sea Two people have been killed and dozens more injured after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Mediterranean Sea early Friday morning. The quake hit close to Turkey and the Greek island of Kos, triggering a mini tsunami which flooded some areas. The quake […]


Hungary: Bomb threat on international trains

Hungarian police say they are inspecting all international trains arriving in Hungary after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. MAV, Hungary’s state railway company, said Wednesday that police haven’t found any explosives on any of the trains searched so far. But the checks will be held on all international trains entering Hungary until midnight (2200 GMT; […]


UK: Gatwick Airport: AC plane tire bursts during take off

Travellers complained of “carnage” at Gatwick Airport and delays of more than three hours. Some flights were diverted to other airports including Heathrow and Cardiff. Passengers took to social media to vent their frustration at the disruption, which was expected to continue for the rest of the day. Dan Cabell tweeted: “Well Gatwick Airport is […]


UK: Flights cancelled due to thunderstorms and lighting

DOZENS of flights have been cancelled out of Heathrow Airport with heavy rain and lightning expected to lash parts of the UK and Europe today. Airlines have been warned to reschedule a number of their flights to reduce the impact of the predicted thunderstorms – while other areas are expected to bake in temperatures up […]


Istanbul: IST: Fire at the US departure lounge

A FIRE has broken out at Istanbul Airport after a power socket exploded at the US departure lounge, according to reports. Turkish media say a Brit has been arrested after refusing to hand over the power unit at a security check. Traveller Greg Luck posted on Twitter that there was a “small” blast at Ataturk […]


Italy: Rome: July 26 transportation strike to affect bus, tram, metro, local railway

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Azienda per i Trasporti Autoferrotranviari del Comune di Roma (ATAC) workers will be on strike. The strike will affect public bus, tram, metro and local railway transportation in Rome from 08:30 to 17:00 and from 20:00 until the end of scheduled service. Affected lines include Roma-Lido, Roma-Civitacastellana-Viterbo, and Termini-Centocelle. Regular […]

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