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11
Jul

Top 5 Sightseeing Attractions To Behold On Cairo Holidays

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Submitted by: Sam Walker

Awe-inspiring sightseeing, satiating feasting, and alluring shopping there is seemingly no end to the number of rewards for booking tickets to Cairo. With sheer modernism at one corner and enchanting traditionalism at another – a visit to Cairo is all about experiencing the spate of different emotions like awe, bewilderment and ecstasy.

Wonderful skyline by the serene River Nile; culturally infused vibrant ambience; glorious, historical remnants; pungent aroma of mint tea and always smiling denizens roaming at bustling souks make Cairo, a city of different characters. Its everlasting charm leaves one speechless and lure back time and again. And once, you are here it is absolutely difficult to resist the everlasting splendour of its glistening gems.

Pyramids of Giza

Synonymic to Egypt and one of the major reasons for the high demand of air tickets to Cairo, Pyramids of Giza are among the Seven Wonders of the World. A visit to the place enlightens one about the scientific and technological advancement of the ancient period and offers the opportunity to witness the finest designs of the centuries old structures. The largest – The Great Pyramid of Cheops is the major attraction of the place. There is a Solar Boat Museum nearby where many wooden boats are brilliantly preserved and visitors can also feast the eyes with a renowned sound and light shows.

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The Egyptian Museum

An ultimate destination for historical buffs grabbing airline tickets to Cairo, The Egyptian Museum or the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is overwhelmingly a huge place to witness. Repository of over 120,000 artefacts, the legendary place is a true place of beholding the magic of bygone era of Egypt. The museum has Royal Mummy Room containing more than 25 royal mummies and corpses of pharaohs like Seti I and his son Ramses II. Tutankhamun Galleries exhibiting the gold funerary mask is also key attraction in the museum.

Coptic Museum

Located in Coptic Cairo in Old Cairo, Coptic Museum is visited by almost every traveller who grabs air tickets to Cairo. Home to the largest collection of Coptic artwork in the world, the imposing museum oozes the majesty from every nook and cranny. Here the outstanding architecture greets the visitor and the vast artefacts including carved stones, textiles, metalwork, manuscripts, stucco, frescoes and woodwork leave one in awe. Astonishing Coptic textiles, elaborately carved ivories and vivid Nubian paintings of Lake Nassar are among the key attractions of the museum.

Islamic Art Museum

Located at 5-minute walk from the southern gate of Fatimad city, Bab Zuweila and one of the best museums in the city, Islamic Art Museum boasts the refined collection of Islamic artworks covering the Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods. Carpets, stucco, manuscripts of Quran, calligraphies, mosque lamps, woodwork, intarsia, metalwork and textiles are among the key exhibits of the museum.

The Citadel, Cairo

The expansive complex of The Citadel is like a treasure trove of fascinating museums, heavenly palaces and stunning mosques. Mohammed Ali Mosque, Police Museum, Sultan Al-Nasir Mosque, Al-Gawhara (Jewel) Palace, Carriage Museum, Archaeological Museum, Military Museum, Suleyman Pasha Mosque and Bab el-Azab are among the popular attractions of the site.

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10
Jul

Car bomb defused in central London

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Friday, June 29, 2007 

A car containing an large explosive device has been defused in the Haymarket, London. A second device was later found in a car park in Park Lane.

A car, a light metallic green Mercedes-Benz E Class saloon (produced 1984-1995), parked near the nightclub ‘TigerTiger’, contained petrol, gas cylinders and nails. Police described it as a “potentially viable explosive device”.

Police carried out a controlled explosion at 2:00 a.m. BST and the car has been taken to a forensic explosives laboratory for further investigation.

Eyewitnesses saw the car driving “erratically” and colliding with bins before being abandoned. An ambulance crew in the area alerted police after seeing smoke inside the car.

Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Peter Clarke said there could have been “significant injury or loss of life”.

A meeting of COBRA, chaired by new Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was held about the incident.

Police say it is too early to tell who is behind the threat. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the country faces a “serious and continued security threat” and urged people to “be vigilant at all times”.

Disruption has been caused to transport in the area with roads closed and bus routes diverted. Piccadilly Circus tube station has reopened after an earlier closure

Police are reviewing major events to be held in London over the weekend.

CBS News has reported that a message appeared on the widely used jihadist Internet forum Al-Hesbah at 8:09 a.m. June 28, saying: “Today I say: Rejoice, by Allah, London shall be bombed.” The message went on to mention the recently announced knighthood of Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.

Following an incident at Glasgow airport, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced the elevation of the UK’s national threat level from “Severe” to “Critical”, indicating that an attack could be expected “imminently”.

Two people have been arrested in Cheshire in connection with the Glasgow International Airport attack and attempted London car bombings.

Park Lane was closed to the public due to a suspicious car parked in the underground car park beneath Hyde Park. Police, who believed the two incidents to be linked, cordoned off Park Lane and Hyde Park to allow the bomb disposal unit access to the vehicle. The car was illegally parked on Cockspur Street and was towed to the pound on Park Lane, it was then discovered that the car contained an explosive device.

9
Jul

Belgian bus company knows solution for car parking problems

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Monday, May 21, 2007 

Do you have a hard time finding a parking space? Take the bus or tram if you go to the city. That’s the message Belgian bus company De Lijn (The Line) is sending to promote public transport as a solution for car parking problems. As a part of their media campaign, they have jokingly suggested that people use the top of the busses as parking space.

Another idea they are using in their media campaign: maybe you could park your car on the bottom of a canal? The bus company is using an invented diving company called Cardive, which has divers that offer to dump your car in the canal. The divers walk around in cities and hand out free bus tickets and maps of the bus network.

To reach car drivers who are not using public transport, the media campaign has several radio commercials that present other solutions to the car parking problem. You could use “asphalt-spray” to camouflage your car, making it invisible for policemen (although you then need to remember where you’ve parked). Or you could use the “flat tire kit”, which comes with a fake flat tire and an inflatable dummy, so it looks like you’re replacing your flat tire. The final idea the bus company has is to use a View-Master to fool parking guards into believing that your car has been stationed correctly.

A survey among 4000 customers of De Lijn shows that two out of three car owners who use public transport, do so to avoid parking space troubles, and in cities this percentage rises to 90%. The survey further shows that 39% use the bus to go shopping.

During the month of May, the auto-bus and the divers tour several cities in Flanders (Leuven, Hasselt, Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp).

Press Release: “Vermijd parkeerproblemen met De Lijn!” — De Lijn, May 19, 2007 (Dutch)

9
Jul

11-year-old boy dies after being shot in Liverpool

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007 

An 11-year-old boy has died after being shot in the car park of the Fir Tree pub in the Croxteth area of Liverpool, shortly after 1930 BST. An eyewitness, who had been drinking outside the pub at the time, said the boy was one of three playing football in the car park when a teenager, believed to be male, on a BMX bicycle fired three shots at the group from approximately 30 metres away, one hitting the victim in the neck. The other shots missed the boys, one hitting a car. The boy’s mother was called to the scene as people came out of the pub to help him. Other witnesses have suggested the incident may be gang-related.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: “We treated an 11-year-old with serious gunshot wounds.” He added the boy was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, but police later confirmed he had died. Officers have sealed off the scene, including a neighbouring street of shops. There have currently been no arrests in connection with the shooting.

In an appeal to the local community to help catch the killer, Merseyside Police Assistant Chief Constable Simon Byrne said: “Someone out there knows who put the gun in his hand and I want your help to get the community to turn that gunman in tonight. This is quite an awful crime, quite senseless, and the community holds the clue to solving this crime quickly. You can only imagine the heartache of the family that’s been ripped apart.”

Local councillor Rose Bailey, who lives nearby, also appealed for people with information to come forward, saying: “It sends shockwaves through the community of Croxteth and really it must be devastating. To think your young son is out playing football and then to get a call to say he’s been shot, I really don’t know as a parent how you would handle that.”

The area around the pub was made a “designated area” by police last year, meaning officers could disperse groups and move people away from the area.

The incident is another in a growing list of shootings of minors, many gang-related, in the UK’s major cities in 2007.