Japan: Is it safe to travel to the country after third earthquake in three weeks?

Earthquakes have plagued Japan through the start of 2019. The latest tremor struck on the island of Kyushu on January 26. Fortunately no casualties were reported but the natural disaster followed two similar events in the country in the space of weeks. Japan welcomes thousands of British holidaymakers every year, yet could their journeys be […]

Maldives: Police issue warning to tourists as FIVE holidaymakers drown in three weeks

Maldives tourism bosses have cautioned holidaymakers in the tropical nation of the perils of drowning. A series of drownings have occurred across the island chain, claiming the lives of five tourists this month. Two of the five were a young couple on their honeymoon. Police are urging holidaymakers to take extra care when swimming, snorkelling […]

100 years ago, a train carrying Spanish flu pulled into Calgary. Within weeks, Alberta was in crisis

While those in the prime of their life were victims of both the war and the flu, the war took young men. Women (mainly volunteer nurses and expecting mothers), Indigenous people, and members of the working class were hardest hit by the influenza.

Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill ‘dangerous’ items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)

Fred Greaves/Reuters Amazon announced it will introduce a new fee for sellers using its Fulfillment by Amazon program and who want to store and fulfill “dangerous” items like aerosols and lithium-ion batteries. The fees are a step higher than those charged to store and fulfill other kinds of items. The new fees come after a […]

Jailed Catalan official brought to hospital after 2 weeks of hunger strike

Jailed Catalan leader Jordi Turull has been transferred to an infirmary, after his health deteriorated 14 days into the hunger strike he and a colleague began, to demand a fair trial over their role in the independence referendum. The former spokesman for the regional Catalan government of Carles Puigdemont was relocated to the infirmary inside […]