Thailand storm Pabuk update: Is it safe to travel to Thailand? Phuket tourist warnings

Tropical Storm Pabuk has been called the worst tropical storm to hit Thailand in 30 years. Thousands of people fled their homes in Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan on the advice of weather forecasters after predictions of five-metre high waves hitting the coastline. Pabuk made landfall at 5.45am GMT (12.45 local time) over […]

Cairo tourist bus explosion: Is it safe to travel to Egypt after disaster in capital city?

A tourist bus in Cairo, Egypt, exploded tonight, killing some of those on board. The blast was said to have happened in the south of the city in the Giza district, which is home to the world-famous pyramids. It is unknown who or how many people were on the bus. Russian state television channel Russia […]

‘Aquaman’ director James Wan explains why he thought it was a safe superhero movie choice. And why he was wrong.

Warner Bros. Director James Wan chose to make “Aquaman” because he thought it was the superhero “everyone makes fun of,” so he’d get to make it under the radar. It backfired as “Justice League” bombing at the box office put more pressure on “Aquaman” to succeed.  Wan told Business Insider why making “Furious 7” helped […]

Canadian wrestlers want an independent body on safe sport issues

Erica Wiebe knows how Olympic dreams can be threatened with a complaint to the wrong person. The Olympic wrestling gold medallist said is lucky to have had "amazing coaches and amazing experiences" in her sport, but has seen teammates struggle around safe sport issues. Canadian wrestlers are appealing to Kirsty Duncan to establish a third-party […]

Belgium: Terror following knife attack in Brussels – is it safe to travel?

Belgium’s capital city Brussels is on lockdown after a man stabbed a police officer early this morning. This is the latest travel advice.  The official was stabbed in the neck by a knife-wielding attacker who reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” before launching the attack. The incident took place in front of a city centre police station […]

‘There’s not a day that we go into work feeling safe’: Video shows violent attack on Winnipeg hospital staff

A shocking video shows an attack on staff at a Winnipeg hospital, but workers tell CBC it’s all too common — and they need more support for security, on-site police and even metal detectors to protect against rising violence blamed on the meth crisis.

Haiti earthquake: Is it safe to travel after huge quake kills 11? Latest FCO safety advice

Haiti has seen its capital, Port au Prince, rocked by a huge earthquake which has claimed 11 lives. The quake was centred around 12 miles (20 km) west-northwest of Ti Port-de-Paix off Haiti’s north coast. The president, Jovenel Moïse, confirmed the news in a statement this morning, and said: “An earthquake with a magnitude of […]