In Ecuador, a nighttime crypt visit for the morbidly curious

By GONZALO SOLANO

Blindfolded tourists walk through El Tejar cemetery, in downtown Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. They're there to get a taste of death while still alive, spending part of the night in a dark crypt at the El Tejar cemetery, the latest example of the so-called "necro tourism" trend luring those with a keenness for the macabre.

Writers on a journey to Phoksundo

Some of the famous writers of the country have toured the Phoksundo lake area located in Dolpa of Karnali state.

New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

This Dec. 7, 2015, file photo shows the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. A new computer problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that will further delay the plane's return to flying after two deadly crashes.

Second cultural competition starts in Bhume

On the occasion of Bhume festival, open inter village cultural competition is being held with the main objective of cultural promotion whose main slogan is "Save local culture", said the president of Bhume Municipality, Ramsur Budhamagar.

Can Americans still go to Cuba? Yes, but it’s more difficult

Bobbie Bryant, 41, of Orlando, Fla., holds a fan that she got in Cuba as she arrives back to Port Everglades on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, includinsg a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel.

Cuba restrictions hit cruise lines at the start of summer

A woman waves goodbye as another takes pictures of the Empress of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean vessel, as it navigates out of the harbor in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Major cruise lines on Wednesday immediately began dropping stops in Cuba from their itineraries and hastily rerouting ships to other destinations including Mexico, after the Trump administration's new restrictions on travel to Cuba.

Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

This photo taken Wednesday, May 1, 2019, shows a cliff at the Fjadrárgljúfur canyon in southeastern Iceland. The canyon area has suffered environmental damages after intense traffic, prompted by the music video "I'll Show You" by Justin Bieber.

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