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Tuti Island is considered as the "Bride of the Nile", and one of the major tourist destinations in the capital, Khartoum. It is associated with many legends and fairytales, most notably a story claims that Prophet Moses met Kheidr on this island. The island is surrounded by Nile ٌRiver and green areas from all sides, having the largest green space in Khartoum, where there are gardens of lemon groves, mango, orange, guava, citrus fruits and vegetables. It provides the capital Khartoum with …
02.24 / 15:14
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Egyptian MP Mohamed Abou Hamed called for activating the civil society's role in coordination with the state to promote tourism in Egypt. "We are in dire need for the role of the civil society, the private sector and all Egyptians to push Egypt toward the path of development, progress and stability," he stressed. Abou Hamed praised Messi's visit to Egypt, in which the whole world talked about, which showed the security and stability's size that enjoyed by Egypt. "It is no doubt that this…
02.24 / 14:17
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Overwhelmed after a long week of work? Looking for an easily accessible getaway that is less than a movie’s length away? Just 90 minutes away from the grueling hustle and bustle of Cairo is Byoum – Egypt’s newest getaway in al-Fayoum. Byoum is Orascom Development’s latest 4-star hotel and real estate development. It is also [R…
02.24 / 11:53
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A northern Italian airport reopened on Friday hours after being temporarily shut down when a cargo plane exited the runway after landing and slid onto a local road, Italy’s civil aviation authority ENAC said   The two-person crew of the aircraft was unharmed and there were no injuries on the ground, ENAC said in a statement. The DHL 737-400 aircraft that flew in from France’s Charles de Gaulle airport slid through the airport’s fences after landing at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio airport north-e…
02.24 / 01:45
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Desperate passengers pleaded by mobile phone live on TV to be saved from a burning ferry adrift off Albania on Sunday as rescuers battled gale-force winds and billowing smoke to get to them. "I cannot breath, we are all going to burn like rats - God save us," cried one of the ship's cooks in a call to his wife, she told journalists. But with gusts of up to 100 kilometres (60 miles) per hour making any approach difficult and dangerous, rescuers have so far only managed to get 136 of the 478…
02.24 / 00:46
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Dutch actress and adventurer Manon “Tractor Girl” Ossevoort arrived at the South Pole on Tuesday after chugging along on a tractor from Europe through Africa and across the frozen wastes of Antarctica. “It’s quite emotional, I’m very happy,” Ossevoort said by satellite telephone shortly after arriving at the Pole and fulfilling a decade-long dream. “It feels quite magical really, to have made this happen and arrived here!” The ebullient new mother of a 10-month-old baby said the 16-day, 2,5…
02.24 / 00:29
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A Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous “high-energy objects”, according to a report Tuesday which could back up claims it was downed by a missile. While the preliminary report from Dutch investigators does not point the finger of blame over the July disaster, it could heighten Western pressure against Moscow over its role in the bloody Ukraine conflict. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “broke up in the a…
02.24 / 00:29
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Flight MH17 that crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine split into pieces during flight after being hit by numerous high-speed objects, said a report released by the Netherlands on Tuesday. "Flight MH17... operated by Malaysia Airlines broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside," said the preliminary report into the disaster that claimed 298 lives, most of them Dutch…
02.24 / 00:13
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Passengers travelling out of Dubai on Friday can expect delays on their route to the airport   Dubai Airports on Thursday announced that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will be carrying out several roadworks near Dubai International Airport. In a statement, Dubai Airports said: “[We] would like to advise departing passengers travelling on Friday, February 24, between 0200 and 1300 to allow additional time to travel to Dubai International due to road construction work being carried o…
02.23 / 23:09
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