Travel Safety News Daily - 14th May 2012
We've gathered all the news you need to Keep Travelling Safely. Today - 'Indignants' back in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square - Storms toll hits 44, with more heavy rain on way - New Greek elections loom after govt talks fail - New Zealand Tornadoes and storms on the way - forecasters - Safety concerns bring China-Philippines tourism to grinding halt - Plan for Japan quake debris advances
'Indignants' back in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square
BBC reports: Protesters are back in Puerta del Sol square in the Spanish capital, Madrid, hours after being evicted by police.
Storms toll hits 44, with more heavy rain on way
SCMP reports: Parts of the mainland south of the Yangtze River are bracing for torrential rain today and tomorrow, while other areas of the country are still reeling from flooding and hailstorms in recent days that killed dozens and collapsed a large bridge in the central province of Hunan
New Greek elections loom after govt talks fail
NZ Herald reports: Greek political party leaders have emerged from emergency cabinet talks with no breakthrough in sight, raising the prospect of new elections that could scupper reforms and force the country out of the eurozone.
New Zealand Tornadoes and storms on the way - forecasters
NZ Herald reports: New Zealand is in for stormy weather over the next three days, with weather forecasters predicting possible small tornadoes.
Safety concerns bring China-Philippines tourism to grinding halt
Eturbo news reports: Chinese mainland travel agencies have stopped sending tour groups to the Philippines due to concerns for tourists' safety.
Plan for Japan quake debris advances
UPI reports: An agreement has been reached in Japan for the disposal of the ashes from earthquake debris on a man-made island, officials said.
Author: Phil Sylvester
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