Travel Safety News Daily - 9th June 2011
We've gathered all the news you need to Keep Travelling Safely. Today - Baby Elephants trample man to death in Southern India - Arizona fires threaten New Mexico - Spanish Protesters agree to leave camps - Japan plans changes to nuclear safety rules - London examines domestic terror threat - Worst of E.Coli over, Minister. Plus, forget suitcase thieves - watch out for suitcase squatters!
Baby elephants gore security guard to death in Mysore rampage - News.com.au
A man was trampled to death and three people were injured when two baby elephants went on a three-hour rampage through a city in southern India.
Massive Arizona fire now threatening New Mexico - Channel News Asia
A huge fire that has destroyed hundreds of miles of forest land in Arizona now is threatening to cross into neighbouring New Mexico, authorities said Wednesday.
Spanish protesters agree to leave camps - UPI
M-15 movement demonstrators protesting corruption and high unemployment have agreed to break up their camp in Madrid's Puerta del Sol Sunday, officials said.
Tunisia delays new elections until Oct. 23 - AP
Tunisia will hold an election Oct. 23, not in July as planned, because conditions are not yet right for the first vote since the ouster of the country's autocratic president, the prime minister announced Wednesday.
Heavy rains, flooding affect more than 4000 in Antioquia - Colombia Reports
Persistent rains have flooded villages, destroyed crops, and inundate buildings in 15 municipalities in the Antioquia department over the last week. Approximately 4,000 people have been affected, reported Caracol Radio Wednesday.
Japan plans changes to nuclear safety rules - Euronews
Japan is planning to revise its nuclear safety rules to prevent a repeat of the Fukushima disaster. The government plans to replace current regulator, the Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency, with an independent body.
London examines domestic terror threat - UPI
London unveiled a revised strategy aimed at preventing extremist ideology at the community level though critics said the measure isn't good enough.
Florida wildfires continue to grow - UPI
Lightning has triggered two new fires in northeastern Florida adding to dozens of already smoldering swamp fires, fire officials said.
Minister: Worst of E.coli outbreak over - UPI
The worst of the deadly E.coli outbreak is over, German Health Minister Daniel Bahr said Wednesday, even as at least one new case in France was reported.
Protesters clash with police in southern China - Channel News Asia
Hundreds of people battled police and destroyed cars in southern China after a factory worker was wounded in a knife attack over a wage dispute, authorities and media said on Wednesday.
Weird And Interesting News
Contortionist who hid in a suitcase to steal from tourists arrested - News.com.au
A contortionist has been arrested after he hid inside a suitcase and stole from tourists' luggage while on a bus trip.
Hotel rooms of the future to offer virtual sex - News.com.au
Guests will be able to control their dreams, have virtual sex and check their emails using high-tech contact lenses in the hotel rooms of the future, according to a report.
Author: Phil Sylvester
About World Nomads
WorldNomads.com keeps you travelling safely. Whether you’re off for a long weekend, looking for the ultimate adventure or living the nomadic dream, you’ll stay safe with Travel Insurance you can buy online, anytime, and the latest travel safety advice. Learn basic phrases in over 25 languages with our free language guides and have an experience of a lifetime on a travel scholarship. We'll also help you share your journey with a free travel blog, get answers from other nomads to all of your travel questions (try the new 'Ask A Nomad' iPad app and donate to a local community development project through our Footprints program.
WorldNomads.com - an essential part of every adventurous traveller's journey.
- Stay alert on travel safety - follow us
RT @SchneiderK: The world's most expensive city is... http://t.co/O6gGn7Gh7r
RT @RichardBarrow: 9:40am - RT @beijve: Protesters have closed intersection at Petchaburi MRT http://t.co/YWkR4x7lOW
State of emergency in Bangkok, what does it mean for tourists? http://t.co/SvP2tIRBk4
Double Dutch: Language Difficulties in #Belgium
CAR on brink of catastrophe http://t.co/v7eTLgk1bf
via @AJEnglish #travelalert
Do Not Travel warnings in place
Indonesia warns of plans by extremists to launch attacks on New Year's Eve. http://t.co/GxkGNvsyRN