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Amber list scrapped as England overhauls travel rules

(CNN) — The UK government announced Friday it is simplifying its controversial traffic light travel rules and removing mandatory Covid tests for vaccinated travelers returning to England from countries on its safe list. Grant Shapps, the UK transport minister, said in a series of Twitter posts that as of October …

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Designer gives London streets a technicolor makeover

Written by Leah Dolan, CNNLondon Yinka Ilori, a British Nigerian designer known for his exuberant technicolor murals, has transformed 11 pedestrian crossings in central London as part of a new public art project hoping to increase domestic tourism within the UK. Beginning near Camden’s Percy Street, the crossings extend throughout …

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The ‘world’s safest city’ for 2021 revealed

(CNN) — Safety has long been a paramount concern for travelers when it comes to deciding which destination to visit. But the world has been turned on its head in recent years due to the global pandemic and the notion of exactly what makes somewhere “safe” has changed significantly. This …

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A Parisian landmark is cloaked from view

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN After three months of construction work at Paris’ famed Arc de Triomphe, the 160-foot-tall war monument has been completely concealed. The landmark, built during Napoleon’s reign, has been outfitted in 270,000 square feet of silver-blue polypropylene fabric bound with red ropes. Encasing the Arc de …

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Famous Hawaii photo spot may disappear

(CNN) — Hawaii’s famous Haiku Stairs, sometimes called the Stairway to Heaven, are likely to be removed next year following a Honolulu City Council meeting to discuss ongoing issues with the site. The stairs, whose 3,922 steps wind through a 2,800 foot mountain trail in Kaneohe, on the eastern side …

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US gymnasts testify before Congress about FBI’s Nassar investigation

(Saul Loeb/Pool/AP) A Senate hearing on how the FBI and Justice Department conducted the investigation into sexual abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has wrapped. The committee heard from four top gymnasts and Nassar abuse survivors: Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Maggie Nichols. The gymnasts …

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