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UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destination

UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destinationBritish Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sought to ease tensions with Iran on Saturday, saying a tanker held by Gibraltar would be released if Tehran guaranteed it was not heading to Syria. “I reassured him our concern was destination not origin of the oil on Grace One,” a tanker seized off the coast of the tiny British territory of Gibraltar on July 4, Hunt tweeted.



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Dominican Republic deaths: Tourist becomes eighth American to mysteriously die at Caribbean holiday destination

Dominican Republic deaths: Tourist becomes eighth American to mysteriously die at Caribbean holiday destinationThe FBI has been called in to help investigate the deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic.One possible line of inquiry reportedly being looked into is whether bootleg alcohol is to blame for the spate of deaths and illnesses in resorts at the popular Caribbean holiday destination.Some of those who died are reported to have consumed alcohol from the minibar in their hotel room before their deaths – however it is not known whether there is any connection at this stage.Officials in the Dominican Republic have said the deaths over the last year are isolated incidents and that the country is still a safe destination.Leyla Cox, 53, became the eighth American to die on the island after she was found dead in her hotel room at Excellence Resort in Punta Cana on 10 June, just a day after her birthday, her family said.The MRI technician’s son Will Cox said his family did not know the cause of his mother’s death and that her body had not yet been returned to her home in Staten Island, New York.Bride-to-be Yvette Monique Sport, 51, of Pennsylvania, was the first tourist to die after drinking from a minibar at Bahia Principe hotel in Punta Cana in June 2018.A month later, David Harrison, 45, of Maryland, died from an apparent heart attack at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.In April this year, Robert Bell Wallace, 67, from California, reportedly fell ill and died four days later after drinking a whisky at the same Hard Rock Hotel. That same month, John Corcoran, the 60-year-old brother of TV star Barbara Corcoran, who appears on America’s version of Dragons’ Den, died from an apparent heart attack while holidaying on the island.In May, Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Pennsylvania, checked into the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville with her husband.She is said to have fallen ill after having a drink from the minibar in their room and died a short while later.Five days later, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found dead in their room in neighbouring Grand Bahia Principe resort.Excess fluid in the lungs was listed among the causes of their deaths in preliminary reports, according to NBC news.The US embassy in the Dominican Republic said the FBI had been called in to carry out toxicology reports, but that the results could take up to 30 days.It said in a statement last week: “These incidents are tragic and we offer our deepest condolences to those personally impacted.“Dominican authorities have asked for FBI assistance for further toxicology analysis on the recent Bahia Principe, La Romana, cases and our FBI colleagues tell us that those results may take up to 30 days. “We ask everyone to be patient while these investigations run their course.”Francisco Garcia, the country’s tourism minister, called the deaths “isolated incidents” earlier this month and said that the Dominican Republic was a “safe destination”.



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Breathtaking images celebrate the world's best destination wedding photography

Breathtaking images celebrate the world's best destination wedding photographyThese breathtaking images have been selected as the best of the best when it comes to destination wedding photography around the world. The shots were taken in a variety of stunning locations, from the tops of mountains to sites overlooking lakes, and they use the likes of New York City and the Milky Way as glittering backdrops. In other images, newlywed couples can be seen embracing in fields in full bloom, reflected in salt flats, and kissing underwater. (Caters News)



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Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destination

Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destinationSpain is set to replace the United States as the world’s second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday. “It is expected” that Spain will take the second position with some 82 million visitors last year, UNWTO chief Zurab Pololikashvili told reporters. Pololikashvili did not give any details about the United States, nor did he explain why Spain took the second spot despite a terror attack in August and a highly mediatised independence crisis in tourism magnet Catalonia, home to Barcelona and Costa Brava beaches.



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TripAdvisor names Bali best global destination for 2017 in Travelers' Choice Awards

TripAdvisor names Bali best global destination for 2017 in Travelers' Choice AwardsThe Buddhist island has claimed the top spot for the first time in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, published Tuesday, March 21, crowning the year's best travel destinations.



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New river cruise to set sail in rising tourism destination Myanmar

New river cruise to set sail in rising tourism destination MyanmarIn a sign of Myanmar's rise as a tourist destination, another cruise company has announced plans to set sail along the Irrawaddy River in response to growing demand. 



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