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Monday, March 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Environmentalist call for curb on Antarctic shipping

The stricken M/S Explorer sank off the Antarctic coast  last November

Environmental campaigners are calling for greater restrictions on shipping around Antarctica in order to prevent damage to its unique ecosystems.

Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Global and regional poor rating for Chilean air facilities

Santiago airport

Bad flight connections, long waiting lines and restricted flight options are some of the reasons a recent World Economic Forum study placed Chile 7th among Latin American nations in airline services. Worldwide, Chile ranked 50th, with a 3.4 mark on a scale of one to seven.

Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islanders shocked by flight price increase

MOD/RAF charter OAI DC10-30 airbridge aircrafts

FALKLAND Islanders are reeling from another increase in the cost of a flight on the Royal Air Force airbridge from Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falklands to RAF Brize Norton in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile: Finnish tourist held over Easter Island ear

Authorities on the island are inspecting the statue to see if it can be repaired

The authorities on Easter Island have detained a Finnish tourist on suspicion of trying to steal an earlobe of one of the world-famous moai stone statues.

Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

James Bond latest thrill begun to be filmed in north Chile

007 Craig and his wife

As the mysterious 007 agent he represents in the film, Daniel Craig has been out of the limelight, locked in his hotel since he arrived Tuesday night to Antofagasta, in the north of Chile for the filming of “Quantum of solace”.

Tuesday, March 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Singapore's A380 superjumbo starts London route

Amid pomp and ceremony, the world's biggest passenger plane, the Airbus A380 superjumbo, headed for Heathrow airport on its first commercial flight to Europe.

Tuesday, March 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

James Bond expected in Chile March 24 for next film

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Accompanied by an entourage of bodyguards, actor Daniel Craig will arrive in a private jet to the Chilean city of Antofagasta on March 24 to film a few scenes of the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.

Friday, March 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Heathrow: Queen set for Terminal 5 opening

Terminal 5 cost 4.5bn pounds

Heathrow Airport's controversial Terminal 5 is set to be opened by the Queen in a ceremony involving hundreds of airport and construction workers.

Thursday, March 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

London the best city but also the most expensive & dirtiest

London was voted the best European city to visit by international travelers in a TripAdvisor survey, despite also being voted the most expensive and dirtiest. In a poll of 1,100 travelers worldwide, London retained its place as the number one city in Europe for nightlife and was also voted the best in Europe for public parks.

Thursday, March 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Greek cruise vessel runs aground: 280 pax rescued

Cruise <i>Gioris</i>

An investigation is underway after 280 foreign tourists had to be rescued on Thursday when their cruise ship ran aground in the Aegean Sea, Greek officials said.

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