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Canadian Train Quarantined after Passenger Dies

Train QuarantinedTrain QuarantinedA long distance train on a cross-Canada route between Vancouver and Toronto has been stopped and quarantined in Timmins, Ontario. The rest of the 260 passengers and 30 crew members are still on board and no one is being allowed on the train without protective gear.

Phoenix Sued by New Yorkers After Airport Arrest

Southwest Girls: Swedberg and WilliamsSouthwest Girls: Swedberg and WilliamsThis story should strike a chord with anyone who has let a vulnerable family member travel alone - the Gotbaum family is suing the city of Phoenix, after Carol (mother of 3) died in police custody following a scuffle at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Quake Rocks Eastern Japan

Japan QuakeJapan QuakeThe Japan Meteorological Agency is reporting a 6.7 magnitude jolted a wide swath of eastern Japan (including Tokyo) early on Thursday morning. There have been no reports of damage or injuries.

Chile Volcano Spews Ash, Buries Chaiten

Chile's Chaiten Volcano had its first eruption in thousands of years Friday, and yesterday started Chaiten Volcano (Reuters)Chaiten Volcano (Reuters)spewing enormous plumes of ash 20 miles into the air. Following evacuations, Chaiten (the nearby settlement) is now a ghost town, as the ash slowly settles over the landscape, turning it into a modern day Pompeii.

Myanmar Disaster Relief – Volunteer Vacations Can Help

Vacation time doesn't always need to be me time - especially if you've got some spare vacation hours Cyclone Damage in Myanmar (AP)Cyclone Damage in Myanmar (AP)this year. Pack up your girlfriends and head somewhere you can really make a difference, from a region needing year-round assistance (check our our volunteer vacation ideas) or somewhere that's been brutally hit.

Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off the Coast of Latvia

The Mona Lisa, a cruise ship carrying German passengers, is stuck in the Irbe Strait, the main Mona Lisa Ran AgroundCruise Ship Runs Agroundroute between the Latvia and the Baltic Sea. The luxury liner ran into a sandbar early yesterday and after trying unsuccessfully to dislodge it, the crew agreed to an evacuation this morning.

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