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Ready for your close-up: Orlando airport to scan passengers’ faces

Going to Disney World? Your face, please! Orlando International Airport, the busiest airport in Florida, will reportedly start face-scanning passengers on all international flights, including US citizens. Passengers on all inbound and outbound flights will soon have their faces scanned and checked against a federal database of passport and visa photos. Airports in eight other American cities, including New York ...

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State of emergency: Rioters torch plane at island airport (PHOTOS)

Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has declared a nine-month-long state of emergency, after rioters torched a plane and other property in the country’s southern highlands province. Violence broke out in parts of the Pacific island nation after a court dismissed a petition calling for the election of South Highlands Province Governor William Powi be declared void over alleged inconsistencies in ...

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‘Only in Florida’: Gator rambles across airport runway, shocks plane passengers (VIDEO)

Passengers onboard a plane landing in Florida were reportedly delayed by a plucky alligator, who was spotted crossing the tarmac at Orlando International Airport. The bizarre close encounter happened on Monday, according to one passenger, who explained how a Spirit Airlines aircraft, flying in from Washington DC, was “held up” because of the wandering reptile. READ MORE: 10yo girl beats 8ft ...

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Frankfurt airport fire sparks plane inferno fears (PHOTOS)

A fire on the runway of Frankfurt Airport sparked alarm on Monday with people thinking of the worst, including a plane inferno as thick smoke was seen rising from the area. Images showing columns of black smoke billowing from the airport tarmac have appeared online, with some people fearing that an aircraft had caught fire. Yet, the blaze, which in ...

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Kim Jong-un impersonator detained in Singapore airport for being too good at his job

Impersonators are great at entertaining, but one man apparently impersonates Kim Jong-un a little too well. His uncanny resemblance to the North Koran leader led to him being detained and questioned at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who goes by the stage name Howard X, was traveling to Singapore to get into character ahead of the historic summit ...

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Boy Scout’s toy grenade prompts Texas airport evacuation

A toy grenade sparked an evacuation of the William P Hobby Airport in Texas after a Boy Scout brought the grenade through security. Hobby Airport announced the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) security checkpoint was closed “due to a suspicious device being found during screening” on Thursday morning. The TSA security line has been closed due to a suspicious device being ...

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Mapping Russia's new airport construction: From Crimea Wave to Platov International (PHOTOS)

Since 2010, Russia has seen a major boost in infrastructure as the country hosted the Sochi Winter Olympics, Formula 1, the APEC Summit and prepares to welcome the World Cup. As a result, a number of cities got brand new airports. However, not only the cities that hosted major events like Sochi and Vladivostok benefited. Over the last decade, new ...

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Chaos at Dublin airport as sound system gets 'stuck on evacuation mode' (VIDEO)

Travellers at Ireland’s main airport were left alarmed and then bemused on Friday, after an announcement on the public address system told them to evacuate the building, only for staff to say that everything was okay. The problem occurred at around 6.30am in Terminal 1 of Dublin airport. The PA system repeatedly issued a message telling people that an evacuation ...

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Naked foreigner dances cancan at Russian airport (VIDEO)

A man was filmed entertaining fellow passengers by energetically dancing the cancan while at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport – while in his birthday suit. The footage was uploaded to the Telegram channel Mash on Monday and has been viewed more than 100,000 times. According to the outlet, the misbehaving passenger was from Mexico. READ MORE: Party like a Russian… minister? Saratov ...

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Dresden Airport shut after bomb disposal experts set WWII explosive on fire (PHOTO)

All flights in and out of Dresden Airport have been suspended after an army disposal team inadvertently set a WWII bomb on fire while trying to defuse it. Police in the German city have cordoned off an area on Lobtauer Street close to a fly-over and gas station, after the historical device caught fire on Thursday. According to Saxony Police, ...

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