The intersection between celebrity influence and health tourism

Steve McQueen, 12 Hours of Sebring, Sebring, March 21, 1970. Hollywood star Steve McQueen at the … [+] 1970 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images) Getty Images When talking about health tourism, celebrities like Steve McQueen and Farrah Fawcett come to mind as the first to popularize the trend. However, … Read more

Deadly shipwreck: how it happened and unanswered questions

STECCATO DI CUTRO, Italy (AP) — “Italy, here we come! cheered the young men, in Urdu and Pashto, as they filmed themselves standing on a boat sailing through bright blue waters. They were among about 180 migrants – Afghans, Pakistanis, Syrians, Iranians, Palestinians, Somalis and others – who left Turkey in hopes of a better, … Read more

Earthquake in Turkey: nearly 200 people arrested for alleged poor construction

Istanbul, Turkey CNN — Nearly 200 people have been arrested for suspected poor construction following the catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey earlier this month, Turkey’s Justice Ministry said. About 50,000 people were killed in Turkey and Syria after the February 6 earthquake. The ministry said 626 people were “suspicious” after buildings completely collapsed or were … Read more

Turkey and Syria count secret death toll from deadliest earthquake of decade

ANTAKYA, Turkey—Hassan Hassan had been watching for days outside his family’s destroyed building. “Three members of my family are down there,” he said, pointing to the huge expanse of rubble that thousands of people called home until just over a week ago. Rescuers generally refer to a “golden period” of 72 hours where the vast … Read more

New earthquake hits battered Turkey, Syria; 3 dead, hundreds injured

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A new 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Monday killed three people and injured more than 200 in parts of Turkey devastated two weeks ago by a massive quake that killed tens of thousands of people, authorities said. Other buildings collapsed, trapping some people, while dozens of injuries were also recorded in neighboring … Read more

Main developments following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — As search and rescue efforts for buried survivors of the Feb. 6 earthquake began to falter in Turkey, demolition crews moved in to clear mounds of rubble left behind by Turkey’s worst disaster. modern Turkish history. Here is an overview of the main developments on Sunday after the earthquake. TURKEY’S DEATH NUMBER … Read more

Some California buildings share a flaw with those that fell like ‘pancakes’ in Turkey’s earthquake, but similar devastation is unlikely

Thousands of buildings in California share a flaw with structures that collapsed in Turkey and Syria earlier in February, but experts say it’s unlikely a similar crisis could unfold in the United States. On February 6, Turkey and Syria were hit by two earthquakes of scale 7.8 and 7.5, with new aftershocks only adding to … Read more

Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu dies in Turkey earthquake

Christian Atsu, the Ghanaian international striker who played for Premier League clubs Chelsea and Newcastle, died in the earthquake in Turkey. He was 31 years old. Atsu currently plays for Turkish club Hatayspor in the earthquake-hit province of Hatay. Search teams found Atsu’s body in the ruins of a 12-storey luxury building where he lived … Read more

A Turkish teenager filmed the ‘last moments’ of an apartment affected by the earthquake

ADIYAMAN, Turkey (AP) — A 17-year-old high school student has won the hearts of Turks after filming a farewell message to his loved ones as he was trapped under the rubble of his home during last week’s earthquake . Taha Erdem and his family were sound asleep when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck their hometown … Read more

Main developments following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) – Search and rescue teams have rescued more survivors from the ruins of the February 6 earthquake which has devastated swathes of Turkey and Syria even as the window to find people alive continues to shrink. Here’s an overview of Saturday’s major developments in the aftermath of the earthquake. THREE SAVED IN HATAY … Read more