Paris names squares and streets for LGBTQ icons

(CNN) — Paris has renamed three squares and one avenue to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, dedicating them to LGBTQ icons. One sq. was named Stonewall Riots Sq., in recognition of the rebellion by New York’s LGBTQ group in response to a police raid at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn. A second sq. was devoted to poet and Communist activist Ovida Delect, a French transgender girl who

Drones delay flights at Singapore’s Changi Airport for second time in every week

The incident was the second in every week: on the evening of June 18, drone sightings delayed about 37 flights and brought about one diversion. Monday’s delays, affecting 15 departing flights and three arrivals, had been the results of “dangerous climate and unauthorised drone actions,” the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) stated in a statement. Flights had been “rigorously regulated” as a “precautionary measure” for about an hour, it

Is ‘darkish tourism’ on the rise?

(CNN) — It is the location of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe, answerable for inflicting an incalculable variety of deaths and exposing tens of millions to harmful radiation. It is also a tourism hotspot, a spot the place guests seemingly strip off for selfies in entrance of deserted buildings and snap artistically macabre photographs of ruined relics. That is Chernobyl, which in 1986 turned the scene of the world’s worst-ever

The place’s subsequent on UNESCO’s World Heritage listing?

(CNN) — A bird-filled estuary alongside China‘s Yalu River, historic Bagan temples peering out above treetops in Myanmar and an Alpine street in Austria fashionable with thrill seekers are amongst this yr’s nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage List. This week the committee answerable for the listing begins 11 days of deliberations in Baku, Azerbaijan, to determine which locations must be added to a portfolio that already names 1,092 websites

You should buy this non-public island close to NYC for $13 million

(CNN) — Love the island life-style however cannot convey your self to maneuver away from New York Metropolis? Properly, for a cool $13 million, you may get one of the best of each worlds. Proprietor Al Sutton lately listed Columbia Island on the market through William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, and if in case you have the $13 million to fork out, Sutton is throwing in neighboring Pea Island to

As Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge enters ‘digital queue’ part, could the Power be with you

(CNN) — In case you’re nonetheless plotting your entry into Disneyland’s latest, greatest and very talked-about new land, maintain on. At present begins a shift away from a reservation system to normal entry into Galaxy’s Edge — the title of Disney’s new Star Wars land. However, there are some “buts.” If it is as well-liked as anticipated, guests will possible have to line up in a crowd controlling virtual queue

New England’s reply to The Hamptons

North Adams, Massachusetts (CNN) — Brooklyn. Marfa. Provincetown. These hip enclaves throughout the USA are talked about with some regularity by residents and enterprise house owners of North Adams, who imagine their little slice of the Berkshires in Massachusetts shares similarities. The comparisons are comparatively new, for North Adams wasn’t at all times so artsy and lovely. Within the early 1900s, households on the lookout for a metropolis escape ventured

Japanese zoo employees chase furry pretend lion in escape drill

(CNN) — A lion escapes from its zoo enclosure and expenses right into a net-wielding member of zoo employees earlier than being tranquilized and captured. The Tobe Zoo in Japan held a lion escape drill on June 22. Tobe Zoo/Fb This scene, which unfolded on Saturday on the Tobe Zoological Park in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, would have been fairly terrifying if it weren’t a drill and the “lion” a member

Probably the most elegant lodge in Paris

(CNN) — You may name it a smaller, quieter model of the Palace of Versailles. There’s an on-site mansion, sprawling André Le Nôtre-designed gardens, Michelin-starred gastronomy and a five-star lodge. However, crucially, no sea of vacationers. Lately, city-weary Parisians within the know — and within the cash — have been escaping to the Domaine de Chantilly, a retreat simply 40 minutes away by prepare or automobile from the day by

Airplane recognizing at Thailand’s controversial airport seashore

Phuket, Thailand (CNN) — It is 9:55 a.m. and all’s quiet on Phuket’s Mai Khao Seaside. Vacationers stand on the shoreline, scanning the cloud-free skies for approaching plane, some their telephones for flight information. Because the blurry kind within the distance begins to take form, the crowds scatter throughout the sunshine brown sand, which is already scorching within the 35-degree Celsius warmth. A dozen or so extra guests rush out