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  • Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists :Egypt February 27, 2013

    Egypt: The terror lasted less than two minutes. Smoke poured from a hot air balloon carrying sightseers on a sunrise flight over the ancient city of Luxor, it burst in a flash of flame and then plummeted about 1,000 feet to earth. A farmer watched helplessly as tourists trying to...
  • Footloose in Egypt August 9, 2011

    Alright in Alexandria The receptionist has throat cancer and must keep a finger on the tiny hole at the top of his chest when he speaks, "Welcome to..." and as his fingertip slips there's a deflated wheeze instead of "Alexandria". My room is one of those typical budget accommodations with a...
  • Luxor introduces erasable ink pen July 18, 2011

    Bangalore: Writing instruments manufacturer Pilot has launched a new pen, Frixion Ball, with thermo sensitive ink that helps erase mistakes. Pilot Frixion Ball contains a thermo sensitive ink that disappears when subjected to heat by friction, a company press release said. With a few flicks of the endstub, the ink disappears almost...