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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks central Italy, tremors felt in Rome

August 24, 2016 3:52 am

BREAKING NEWS –  A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, with reports of damaged buildings and blackouts near the epicenter Rieti and residents fleeing their homes and running into the streets. The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. and was felt across a broad section of central Italy,...

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Virgin Cancels August 20 Vanuatu Flight

August 19, 2016 12:16 pm

Virgin has cancelled its flight to Vanuatu on 20 August, and flights on the following days could also be cancelled at short notice. Travellers should confirm flight schedules and other travel arrangements with airlines or tour operators. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal...

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Virgin East Coast rail staff vote to strike

August 10, 2016 12:05 pm

Virgin East Coast rail workers have voted to go out on strike in a dispute over job cuts, working conditions and safety, the RMT union has said. Five out of six (84%) of those who voted in the ballot backed walkouts and the union said its leaders will now consider...

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Brazil Travel Advice: High degree of caution

August 6, 2016 3:42 am

We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil due to high levels of serious and violent crime, particularly in major cities. You should pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about possible new security risks. For those...

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More construction ahead as Delta relocates at LAX

July 23, 2016 10:47 pm

The battle to dominate at Los Angeles International Airport rages on: Delta Air Lines has received a green light to go ahead with a $1.9-billion plan to relocate and expand its operations. Under an agreement approved by the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners this week, Delta will move from terminals 5 and...

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Germany – Smartraveller advice

July 23, 2016 9:57 pm

Current Advice Level: Exercise normal safety precautions Latest update: The shooting incident in Munich on 22 July (local time) has been resolved. At least 9 people have been killed. German authorities are treating it as a terrorist investigation. Public transport has returned to normal. You should expect extra security in...

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