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Spain's Prado Museum Teams Up With Google Earth

The two have been working on a project that allows people to zoom in on the gallery's main paintings. This is the first of its kind involving an art museum. The project involves 14 of the Prado's best paintings, including Diego Velazquez's Las Meninas, Francisco de Goya's Third of May and Peter Paul Rubens' The Three Graces and you can zoom in on details not normally seen with the human eye.
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Air Hostess Picks Up Chocolate Bar, Wins Space Trip

I thought Willy Wonka only gave away tours of the Chocolate Factory - not space...

Wed Jul 16, 11:02 AM ET
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Airport Laptop Searches and Anti-Counterfeiting

This is an interesting item out of the G8 meetings held this week. The G8 is looking at plans to give airports the power to scan portable media players for copyrighted material when you fly under its upcoming Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement. This would give custom officials the power to scan MP3 players, laptops and even mobile phones for illegally-obtained copyrighted material when passengers pass through borders. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Measures form part of an international agreement aimed at stamping out piracy.
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New Rules For Data On International Passengers Flying to Beijing

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) - Entry and exit inspection authorities here said that a new regulation, whereby international airlines must provide them with Advance Passenger Information (API) before arrival, took effect on Tuesday.
The move would greatly accelerate the inspection process as it would allow the authorities to screen passengers before they land, said an official with the local border management agency.
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DHS Announces Pre-Travel Authorization for U.S.-Bound Travelers -Visa Waiver

Washington – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today the Interim Final Rule for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), a new online system that is part of the Visa Waiver Program and is required by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.
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Cohen Milstein Lands $200 Million BA-Virgin Settlement

Class action giant Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll has won a landmark victory in the U.S. courts after securing a $200 million settlement from British Airways and Virgin in relation to price-fixing, it was announced Friday. The settlement will see $144 million put aside for just over five million U.K. residents who will have until 2012 to claim up to £20 ($39) for a return flight after both airlines admitted to price-fixing fuel surcharges on flights between August 2004 to March 2006.
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Managing China's Inbound Growth

PATA Chairman Mr Brian Deeson (right) joined VIPs in opening the Tourism Future & Development - China Forum 2007 in Kunming, China (PRC) today.