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Tourism-starved Europe charts course for summer travel

Tourism-starved Europe charts course for summer travel

- by Reuters

The European Union will unveil on Wednesday plans to reopen summer travel with a new coronavirus pass intended to help revive the bloc’s multi-billion tourism and leisure industries that have been pulverised by the pandemic.

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Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training

Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training

- by Reuters

Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At 85 kilograms (187 lb), Kyuta is twice the size of the other children his age and is so dominant that he wrestles, and beats, boys five or six years older.

No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

- by Associated Press

It’s been a while since visitors to Greece sought out souvenirs in Athens’ oldest neighborhood. The winding streets of Plaka, laid out long before the city imported a grid system, are lined with closed stores behind aluminum shutters.

Dazzling display over the sky: Pics

Dazzling display over the sky: Pics

- by Sangita Shrestha

Vibrant colors excite most of us and it is an absolute thrill to witness an amazing burst of colors over the vast sky. On Thursday, rays of Sun scattered over the Valley's sky that created the colors of twilight.

Havana, the 'Paris of the Caribbean,' gets its own Eiffel Tower

Havana, the 'Paris of the Caribbean,' gets its own Eiffel Tower

- by Reuters

Havana was once dubbed the ‘Paris of the Caribbean’ for its beautiful architecture, vibrant arts scene, and flourishing nightlife. Now it even has its own Eiffel Tower. The illuminated four-meter (13-ft) high replica by Cuban blacksmith Jorge Enrique Salgado lights up a corner of the otherwise dimly-lit Arroyo Naranjo southern residential district of the capital.

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

- by Associated Press

Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even unusual marine life behavior - and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week jumped through hoops to capitalize on the brief window.