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Trump Executive Order: Refugees Detained at US Airports
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's Orders Refugees, Human Rights, Airport, USA )


- 877 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Rights groups have filed a lawsuit in a New York court to demand the release of refugees in transit who have been detained at John F Kennedy airport.
Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack: At Least 36 Dead and Dozens Injured
Offbeat  (tags: Terror Attack, Istanbul, Airport, Europe )


- 1091 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140, officials say.
Meet Piper The Very Cool Dog Who Works To Keep Airport Runways Safe
Offbeat  (tags: humans, dogs, airport, k-9, unusual, safety, interesting )

Hanna May
- 1212 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Piper has the important job of chasing birds away from the airportâEUR(TM)s runways and taxiways, which can be struck by landing planes, according to the airport
Frenchman Arrested at Gatwick Threw a Gun Into a Bin as He Fled EasyJet Check-in While Being Chased By Police
Offbeat  (tags: Gateick, airport, England d, UK, French, guns )

Scooby
- 1318 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A Frenchman caused chaos at Gatwick Airport this morning after approaching an easyJet check-in desk with a gun.
Terrible Traveler Abandons Her Cat At The Airport
Offbeat  (tags: cats, abandoned, airport )

Jeri
- 1511 days ago - thedodo.com
A woman who was told she couldn't board a plane with her cat in a carry on bag apparently decided she'd rather abandon him at the airport than miss her flight.
Portland Airport Hires 40 Goats, Lone Llama To Clear Shrubs And Thistles
Offbeat  (tags: goats, airport )

Angie
- 1531 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Portland Int'l Airport this week hired a fleet of 40 goats to eat unwanted blackberry plants, thistles and shrubs near the airfield. While the goats munch away, a lone llama will fend off predators like coyotes.
GoSleep Pods Land At Helsinki Airport
Offbeat  (tags: helsinki, airport, vantaa international airport, traveler, privacy, culture, design, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, world )

Lone
- 1549 days ago - blog.sleepinginairports.net
Helsinki Vantaa International Airport recently introduced a series of capsules that allow the weary traveler some privacy and shuteye.
Canadian Passports Look Amazing Under Black Light
Offbeat  (tags: passport, canadian, security features, electronic chip, airport, culture, design, humans, photos, pictures, protection, society, unusual, world )

Lone
- 1616 days ago - theweathernetwork.com
The 'new' passport -- which was made available on July 1, 2013 -- hosts a number of security features, including an electronic chip that helps airport officials validate its authenticity.
Passenger Arrested at Cuba Airport With 66 Tiny Birds Sewn Into His Trousers After Customs Officer Spots 'Bulge' - IDIOT!
Offbeat  (tags: birds, smuggler, hah! ya got caught!, idiot, airport, finches, hummingbirds, off-beat, animals, crime )

Julie
- 1847 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
All the birds were rare species and had probably been stolen to order for the equivalent of thousands of pounds, police said. The smuggler nearly made it on to the aircraft after a metal detector failed to pick up his feathered contraband.
Paying to Prevent a Jack the Cat Vanishing Act: Is It Worth It?
Offbeat  (tags: cat, missing, airport, travel, interesting, ethics, health, news, pets, protection, safety )

Lindsey
- 2842 days ago - foxnews.com
Sadly Jack still has yet to be found. If you're nervous about transporting your pet on an airplane, there's a lot to be concerned about. Animal experts say air travel can have a huge impact on our furry friends, including health problems due to increase.
Baby Leopards, Bears Found in Bags at Thai Airport
Offbeat  (tags: baby wild animas, trafficker, caught, airport, baby leopards, bags, police, police station )

Simone
- 2966 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Authorities at Bangkok's international airport have arrested a first-class passenger whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were bound for Dubai.
Law Enforcement Essential If Last Tigers Are to Be Saved
Offbeat  (tags: law enforcement, awards, seizure of tiger cub, rescued, airport, certificates )

Simone
- 3151 days ago - environmental-expert.com
The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has announced a decision to award Certificates of Commendation to the Airports of Thailand Public Company and the CITES Wildlife Check
Airport Rhino Horn Smuggler Jailed for 12 Months
Offbeat  (tags: white rhino, horn smuggler, convicted, two years jail terms, airport, seized )

Simone
- 3185 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An antiques dealer who tried to smuggle rhino horns out of Manchester Airport has been jailed for 12 months. Donald Allison, of Lancashire, hid the two horns in a sculpture as he tried to board a flight to China.
95 Snakes Bust Out of Suitcase at Malaysian Airport
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife smuggler, caught, 95 snakes, suitcase, airport, charges )

Simone
- 3216 days ago - animals.change.org
Two weeks ago, Thai airport authorities caught a woman trying to smuggle a drugged tiger cub in her suitcase when they ran the overweight bag through the x-ray machine. This past week, a bag with 95 endangered boa constrictors, plus a few other snakes
Sedated Tiger Cub Recovers After Luggage Ordeal
Offbeat  (tags: tiger cub, smuggled, suitcase, airport, recovering, widlife conservation centre )

Simone
- 3224 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A two-month-old tiger cub found sedated and hidden among stuffed toy tigers in a woman's luggage at Bangkok's airport has been sent to a wildlife conservation centre.
 

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