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Travel News: Kia to unveil quieter, more luxurious Sorento in Paris

The latest Kia Sorento was presented in South Korea before making its European debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.At the Paris Motor Show in October, Kia will stage the European premiere of its third-generation Sorento premium SUV. The front of the new Sorento stands out for its elongated, wrap-around headlights, larger fog lights and oversized 'tiger nose' grille, which resembles the one seen on Kia's 2013 Cross GT concept. In Europe, clients will have a choice of a monochrome or two-tone interior (Saturn Black or Saturn Black and Stone), with fabric or leather seats.


Travel News: Louis Vuitton trailblazer Carcelle dies aged 66

Yves Carcelle, chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton Malletier, poses for a photograph after an interview with Reuters at the largest China LV store in ShanghaiBy Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - Yves Carcelle, the man credited with turning Louis Vuitton into the world's biggest luxury brand by revenue, died on Sunday, Louis Vuitton parent LVMH said. Carcelle, an energetic, self-made man who headed Louis Vuitton for more than two decades until 2012, died of cancer. His death comes as LVMH is working hard to revive Louis Vuitton by moving it upmarket after sales growth plummeted in the past two years. "A tireless traveler, Yves was a pioneer ... Always curious, passionate and in motion, he was one of the most inspiring leaders of men and women whom I have ever had the privilege of knowing," LVMH Chief Executive and founder Bernard Arnault said in a statement on Monday.


Travel News: North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the October 8 Factory in PyongyangBy James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - In a move that makes it harder for North Koreans to gain illicit access to the global Internet, North Korea now only allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active for the duration of their visit, tourism sources told Reuters. Unlike North Koreans, foreigners visiting the isolated country can freely browse social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter using the Koryolink domestic network. Under a change made in July, North Korea deactivates the card when a visitor leaves, ensuring that it can not be left for use by a resident, the sources said. "This basically means in practical terms that if someone leaves the country they can't simply leave their phone with a local friend and have them use the Internet," said one source, who declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of discussing such issues when working in North Korea.


Travel News: New village toilets a small step for poor Indian women

Villager Geeta uses a toilet donated by sanitation charity Sulabh in Hirmathala village in the state of Haryana on August 29, 2014Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women. The spotlessly clean toilets were donated on Sunday to the village in northern Uttar Pradesh state, where scared and vulnerable women had long been forced to trek nightly into the fields to relieve themselves. "I believe no woman must lose her life just because she has to go out to defecate," said Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of sanitation charity Sulabh which built the toilets. "Our aim is to provide a toilet to every household in the country in the not too distant future," Pathak told AFP in Katra Shahadatganj village.


Travel News: Fukushima fallout: Resentment grows in nearby Japanese city

File photo of the Izumitamatsuyu temporary housing estate, where 200 former Tomioka town residents have evacuated to, in Iwaki, Fukushima prefectureBy Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three and a half years ago. Property prices in Iwaki, about 60 km (36 miles) south of the wrecked nuclear plant, have jumped as evacuees forced from homes in more heavily contaminated areas snatch up apartments and land. "The situation around Iwaki is unsettled and unruly," said Ryosuke Takaki, a professor of sociology at Iwaki Meisei University, who has studied the town's developing divide. "There are many people who have evacuated to Iwaki, and there are all kinds of incidents caused by friction." HOSTS WEARY, GUESTS FRIGHTENED Residents across Fukushima prefecture hailed the first wave of workers who arrived to contain the nuclear disaster in 2011 as heroes. Cities like Iwaki also welcomed evacuees from towns closer to the meltdowns and explosions.



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