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Associated Press 9 Oct 2019

AP Travel: Three tranquil Thailand getaways


Get off Thailand's well-trodden track with these lesser-known weekend getaways. (Oct. 9)

Iman Dehzangi and Gazelle Taherzadeh lived apart for three years because of the ban, and they almost gave up on living together in the U.S.
The Turkish parliament has approved sending troops to Libya, to help the UN-backed Government of National Accord in the ongoing civil war. This following an offensive that brought a series of airstrikes which killed at least three civilians. Rachel Blevins reports for News.Views.Hughes. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof joins Scottie to cover the geopolitical implications of the announcement.

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An Austrian BASE jumper was rescued in southern Thailand after being stuck for hours 200 meters above the ground on a cliff side, Monday, January 13.

Nearby residents of Phattalung spotted the 28-year-old Johannes Grasser dangling by his parachute cords early in the morning.

Rescue workers were forced to hike to the top of the cliff and lower a climber down, reaching Grasser by 2 p.m. local time and lowering him to safety.

BASE jumping stands for building, antenna, span (such as a bridge) and earth (such as a cliff), the four most common objects jumpers leap and parachute down from. (AP)
The CDC announced today that it will begin screening travelers from a city in China at three major U.S. airports, for a mysterious virus that's resulted in more than 40 confirmed cases and at least two deaths.

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