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CNN

FAA restricts flights over Iraq

The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted all planes traveling over Iraq from flying at or below 30,000 feet, a threshold similar to the altitude of a Malaysian airliner that was downed over Ukraine.

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Flight attendant to travelers: Flush your drugs now

An Australian airline is apologizing after a flight attendant told passengers to flush their drugs before landing.

Weekly int'l flights from countries hit by Ebola

Jason Kwok/CNN

What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

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REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending toward one of the deadliest years in aviation history. Experts say don't be nervous.

Nanzen-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

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Travel + Leisure names world's best cities

Thailand's recent political troubles may have worked in Japan's favor when it came to this year's Travel + Leisure awards, with Kyoto knocking Bangkok off its spot at the top of the magazine's world's best cities list.

Florence

Donald Strachan/CNN

Digital Duomo: Florence by smartphone

Is it possible to survive in Florence, Italy, and see it properly armed just a smartphone?

Genalguacil

From City of Genalguacil

'Artbnb?' Village offers artists free accommodation

As vacation deals go this one isn't bad. The beautiful southern Spanish village of Genalguacil is offering free accommodation for more than two weeks during the summer peak season. There's a catch of course. The offer is open only to artists who must produce sculptures or other work during their stay, and bequeath at least one to the village.

US Capitol 2

Bob Kovach/CNN

Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

Delta in-flight entertainment

From Delta

Delta to offer free entertainment on U.S. flights

Airlines aren't known for giving away services.

But Delta Air Lines says it will offer free movies, TV shows, music and video games on all U.S. flights that are 90 minutes or more, starting Friday.

Uganda, tour bus

Will Boase

How Uganda became a top tourist destination

Fifty years ago Uganda was the "Pearl of Africa," a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a functioning democracy and splendid national parks.

Entertainment

'Sharknado 2' runaway ratings hit

Sharknado 2

From Syfy

The Syfy channel's first "Sharknado" movie last July generated buzz through social media chatter.

The second movie, appropriately titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," used a different tactic -- getting attention through ample news coverage in the ru...

Michael Rooker has blast turning blue for Yondu in 'Galaxy'

Michael Rooker in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (photo -- Disney-Marvel)

Disney/Marvel Studios

Acclaimed actor Michael Rooker talks about playing the bad and good in his new film, Marvel Studio's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Dave Bautista thrilled to put mind, muscle into 'Galaxy' guardian Drax

Dave Bautista in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Disney/Marvel Studios

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista talks about the complexities of his character, Drax the Destroyer, in the new Marvel superhero action adventure.

Justin Bieber vs. Orlando Bloom: Feud fuels buzz

Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish nightclub with Orlando Bloom on Wednesday..

Michael Jackson's Neverland could be sold

Train station at Neverland Ranch

Phil Klein/Reuters

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch could be put up for sale, according to the investment company that owns a controlling interest in the estate.

The 2,700-acre property, nestled in the rolling hills and cattle ranches of Santa Barbara County, Californi...




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