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As other social needs have taken priority in economically turbulent times, however, the country's budget for maintaining and restoring some of its greatest tourist attractions has been drastically reduced.
Despite its world-class museums, good climate and arguably Europe's best nightlife, Spain's capital, located right in the center of the country, is often overlooked in favor of its beachside sister, Barcelona.
Like millions of other Americans, Dan and Sally Sligh packed up their vehicle and headed out for a Memorial Day weekend trip.
A regional garbage collection agency has tossed out plans to build a mega-landfill for Los Angeles' trash less than two miles from Joshua Tree National Park in the remote Southern California desert.
A massive undersea earthquake on Friday in Russia's Far East prompted a tsunami warning and was felt in cities including Moscow far to the west, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
A prison van containing Dale Cregan - the killer of Police Constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone - has been involved in a road collision on the way to court, sources said.
The embassy said in a statement sent to reporters that the diplomat hit the pedestrian near a market in Islamabad on Friday.
Traveling with a delegation of business leaders, Abe was to arrive in Yangon Friday evening for a three-day trip, and will meet President Thein Sein on Sunday in Naypyitaw, officials from his office said.
The 25,000 people at the soccer stadium and the millions more watching at home waited 90 minutes before the Australian evangelical preacher got to the message he had come to Communist-ruled Vietnam to deliver.
A British Airways plane made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport Friday morning after developing a technical fault, the airline said.
Attention cruise passengers: You now have more protection when things go awry. On Wednesday, Cruise Lines International Association announced the adoption of a new passenger bill of rights.
The effort culminated in a concentrated military attack that started May 18, 1863, and a siege that started eight days later.
A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days - 384 times, up and around - bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.
A young man runs under an elevated section of subway tracks in The Bronx borough of New York, Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
He said an EU summit deal to move to full cross-border disclosure of tax information provided new momentum for a G8 summit he will host in Northern Ireland next month on the same subject.
Suburbs of the Swedish capital were engulfed in a fourth day of rioting Wednesday in the country's worst civil unrest in years, leaving locals shaking their heads and wondering when calm would return to their usually tranquil city.