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Four Female U.S. Tourists Attacked With Acid In France

Four Female U.S. Tourists Attacked With Acid In FranceFour female American tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in France



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Woman arrested after four female US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille

Woman arrested after four female US tourists attacked with acid in MarseilleFour female US tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station. The women, all in their 20s, were sprayed with hydrochloric acid, which hit two of them in the face and the other two hospitalised with shock. The attack took place at Saint-Charles station shortly after 11am on Sunday morning.  Local media reported that it was carried out by a woman believed to be unknown to the  holidaymakers, who were about to travel together  to Paris. The two women sprayed with acid in their faces are aged 20 and 21. One of the women may have an eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office said. Reports say the acid was in a spray canister  of a kind generally used for cleaning. The attack is not thought to be terror-related. A  41-year-old woman was arrested and detained by the police. The assailant, believed by police to be psychologically disturbed, was arrested minutes after the attack, the spokewoman said.   More than a dozen firefighters rushed to the station in four emergency vehicles after the attack, a witness said. The witness, who declined to be named, told the Telegraph: “It was a horrific scene. The Americans were screaming and people started rushing about. No one knew what was happening and these days everyone is on edge because of terrorism.” A French security report revealed by local media this weekend warned that jihadists may try to attack or derail trains. A woman was killed in Marseille last month when a man deliberately drove a vehicle into two bus stops. Police said the attack was not terror-related. In April, police said they had thwarted a terrorist attack days before the first round of the presidential election by arresting two suspected jihadists in Marseille. The port city on France’s southern Mediterranean coast has a large immigrant population.  It is plagued by frequent shootouts between rival drugs gangs.



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95 Canadian Tourists Not Allowed To Board Air Canada Evacuation Flight

95 Canadian Tourists Not Allowed To Board Air Canada Evacuation FlightAccording to the Air Canada authorities, they had received confirmations that “the charter flight would be authorized” to fly back with the Canadian tourists stranded on the island.



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Tourists Who Stop At Crash Horrified To Find Mom Dragging Daughter's Body Into Woods: Cops

Tourists Who Stop At Crash Horrified To Find Mom Dragging Daughter's Body Into Woods: CopsMotorists from New York stumbled upon the shocking sight Sunday, officials said.



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Chinese tourists arrested for giving Hitler salute outside Reichstag building in Berlin

Chinese tourists arrested for giving Hitler salute outside Reichstag building in BerlinTwo Chinese tourists were detained in Berlin for making the straight-armed Hitler salute for photos in front of the Reichstag parliament building, a police spokeswoman said on Sunday. The holidaymakers were spotted by officers on a routine patrol Saturday snapping smartphone pictures of each other posing with the banned gesture outside the historic landmark in the heart of the German capital. "A probe on suspicion of using the symbols of anti-constitutional organisations was opened against the two Chinese men, aged 36 and 49," the spokeswoman told AFP. The pair were questioned at a local police station and released after paying €500 bail each. Using the symbols of anti-constitutional organisations, a charge frequently levelled against members of far-right groups, can carry a sentence of up to three years in jail sentence or a fine. The spokeswoman said the men could leave the country during the investigation and that if a fine is handed down, the bail money they had already paid would likely cover it. The Reichstag housed the assemblies of the German Empire, the inter-war Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany until it was destroyed by a suspicious fire in 1933. In the wake of the blaze, Adolf Hitler consolidated his power over Germany, eventually unleashing World War II, which claimed an estimated 20 million lives in Europe, and the Holocaust, in which millions of victims including six million Jews were systematically slaughtered. Refurbished after Germany's 1990 reunification by British architect Norman Foster, who added an iconic glass dome to symbolise open democracy, it has since 1999 housed the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag.



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Tourists Arrested in Germany For Performing Hitler Salute

Tourists Arrested in Germany For Performing Hitler SaluteThe salute is banned in Germany



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Chinese tourists arrested after Hitler salutes in Germany

Chinese tourists arrested after Hitler salutes in GermanyGerman police on Saturday arrested two Chinese tourists for making illegal “Heil Hitler” salutes in front of the historic Reichstag building that houses the German parliament. Berlin police officers say they detained the two men, aged 36 and 49, after they were seen striking the Nazi-era pose and photographing each other with their mobile phones. Germany has strict laws on hate speech and symbols linked to Hitler and the Nazis, who ruled between 1933 and 1945.



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Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in Mexico

Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in MexicoThey also warned to drink in moderation



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After Woman’s Mysterious Death At Mexico Resort, Tourists Report Similar Incidents

After Woman’s Mysterious Death At Mexico Resort, Tourists Report Similar IncidentsTwenty-year-old Abbey Conner died after drowning in chest-high water at a luxury Mexican resort this year.



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'You would have to be a lunatic': Tourists to North Korea describe risks and rewards

'You would have to be a lunatic': Tourists to North Korea describe risks and rewardsJames left North Korea this year with smuggled currency, stamps and a poster of “the great leader,” Kim Il Sung, that he bought on the black market. Months later, James’s fellow American, Otto Warmbier, died after suffering from a mysterious brain injury while in detention in North Korea, accused of stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel. The US State Department has long recommended against travel to North Korea, but Warmbier’s death prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to authorize his department to block Americans from traveling to the country.



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