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Virus pushes iconic American department stores to the brink

New York, United States | AFP |  The Macy’s department store located two blocks from the Empire State Building in New York City is a stop on many tourists’ itineraries, but visitors may need to find another shopping temple once the coronavirus pandemic is over. Iconic American department store chains like …

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Death casts dark shadow over Spanish town

Tomelloso, Spain | AFP |  After burying five elderly people in one morning, the local priest can finally remove his gloves, a job all too familiar in this central Spanish town blighted by death. These days, they no longer publish death notices in Tomelloso, a town of 36,000 located in the …

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Witchcraft practices discouraging tourists from Ssezibwa falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uncontrolled witchcraft practices at Ssezibwa falls in Buikwe district are discouraging local tourists from visiting the falls despite its beautiful scenery. According to legendary tales, Ssezibwa was born of Nakangu Tebatesa, the wife of Nsubuga Ssebwato.  It is alleged that Nakangu gave birth to …

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For China virus insurance, check the small print

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Companies and tourists out of pocket from the global disruption caused by the virus epidemic in China risk meeting a cold shoulder from insurers, industry experts warn. Basic travel insurance policies are unlikely to cover epidemics. Instead, individuals are being advised initially to consult their …

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Anti-Asian assaults a ‘neglected’ plight in France

Vitry-sur-Seine, France | AFP |  Ming was getting off the bus in the Paris suburbs when a masked man attempted to rip her handbag from her. When she resisted, the attacker threw her to the ground and beat her unconscious. The ordeal left her with two fractures and suffering from post-traumatic …

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Tourism grew slowest in 2019 – BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tourism earnings are estimated to have grown slower in the first ten months of 2019, according to to the Central Bank. The government planned to attract more one million tourists this year on top of the 1.8million people received in 2018.  But the Central Bank …

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Despair, jihadism and revolt: Mali’s torn heart

Mopti, Mali | AFP |  Untroubled by time, the mighty Niger River glides through the Sahel city as women wash their clothes in its brackish waters and cows slumber nearby in the heat. But this peaceful image is an illusion, for Mopti, a city of 150,000 people, is on a dark, …

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