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Was Einstein racist? Travel diaries reveal shocking truth about physicist’s views on Asians

The reputation of the world-renowned theoretical physicist and humanitarian Albert Einstein may be tainted in the wake of the recently published travel diaries that unveil his racist views, in particular on the Chinese. Published by Princeton University Press, the diaries date back to 1920s, the time when the famous Austrian physicist was extensively traveling with his wife Elsa. In late ...

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Back to earth, Bezos! Amazon chief under fire for space travel plans as workers struggle

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is facing criticism for plans to spend billions on space travel as his workers sleep in tents to save money and pee in bottles to avoid missing their daily work targets. Bezos, the world’s richest man, recently told Business Insider that the “only way” he sees how he can spend so much money is by converting ...

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Popular Hotels Outrigger Reef on the Beach 2169 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, United States Offering 4-star accommodation, Outrigger Reef on the Beach is ideally located in Waikiki. Only moments from the coast, it is perfectly situated for those searching for a sea-side retreat. The hotel has 639 rooms and has been recently refurbished. The in-house spa offers a variety of ...

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FIFA plans Muslim-friendly travel guides for Russia 2018 World Cup

FIFA is planning to issue travel guides for an expected 100,000 Muslim fans at the Russia 2018 World Cup. The guides will detail the locations of mosques, halal restaurants, and even information on prayer times. A total seven Muslim-majority countries qualified for the Russia 2018 World Cup this summer: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iran, Tunisia, Senegal and Nigeria. ...

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‘Stuffed bears won’t bite’: Norway mocks Aussie travel warning of polar predator attacks

Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted a helpful clarification for Australian travellers, who had been warned by their government about Norwegian polar bear attacks. The good-humored exchange began on January 10, when the Australian Government’s travel advisory and consular information service tweeted out that Aussie tourists should read their travel advice to “avoid polar bear attacks in Norway.” After being ...

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Twitter ridicules State Dept. after it urges US citizens to ‘reconsider travel’ to Russia

The US State Department found itself the focus of social media jibes after an overhaul of its travel safety warning system downgraded Russia to the same category as Mauritania, Sudan and other trouble spots. The move, explained as “due to terrorism and harassment,” comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow and just five months before Russia ...

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Apple's Tim Cook now only uses private jets to travel & gets massive bump in pay

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 14:32 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 14:39 The current fiscal year has brought Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook a hefty pay increase as well as a new corporate perk, allowing him to move by personal transport for “all business and personal travel.” “This policy was implemented in 2017 in the interests of security and efficiency ...

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No Women, No Fly? Tunisians angered by UAE’s brief female travel ban

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:55 Edited time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:56 A temporary ban on Tunisian women entering the UAE has caused uproar in the North African country, leading authorities there to ban all flights from Emirates airlines. The ban seems to be motivated by concerns over terrorism. The United Arab Emirates briefly imposed a travel ban on all ...

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Chechen leader mocks sanctions & travel ban, says got ‘no order to step on US soil yet’

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 22:17 The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has said that while he is proud to be sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act, the US should search for real human rights abusers at home, “in the White House and the Pentagon.” Kadyrov seemed flattered to be placed on the US sanctions list alongside four other ...

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Atlanta airport travel chaos as power outage hits world’s busiest hub

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 20:12 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 21:26 Travellers have been left stranded after a power cut grounded all flights at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, one of the world’s busiest travel hubs. Staff at the airport are said to be working to restore power after the outage struck at around 1:15pm local time. All outgoing ...

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