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In the first step you would take the email you received to the police and tell them your story. If the police in your country are looking for someone and you provide them with a good reason to believe an absconded person is in France, they will know what to do. There is a global computer network connecting police departments in participating countries; ...


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I travelled for 2 weeks all through Xinjiang and talked a lot with University professors and other native Uighur during the Anniversary of the first unrestes, in July 2011. The issue is that the Chinese Government is trying their best to "get rid" of the Uighur culture there. They want people to live in modern housing, intermingled with Han-chinese people. ...


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Travelling from Istanbul to Moscow overland is adventurous at best. For example, there's a big country between the two places called the Ukraine. Assume you take the Asian route, you will almost certainly pass near Kharkiv border and other hot spots along the border of eastern Ukraine. These would include Donetsk and Lugansk. Anywhere near those ...


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I am a UK citizen and have visited Russia, Turkey and Georgia recently (only came back from Georgia 2 weeks ago - via Turkey). It is safe to visit Istanbul (apart from the usual risks associated with being a tourist in an unknown city) and it is safe to visit Moscow. If you want to visit both on one trip, I would strongly recommend that you fly between ...


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I feel the front is dangerous because it may hit the ground first. (Warning: sweeping generalizations ahead) Yes, if the plane lands in Lawn Dart mode. In that case no one gets out in (literally) one piece. Landing accidents often hit tail-first, as the pilot will be trying to pull the plane up. If it's a really good smack on the runway the front ...


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The safest place is in your seat with your seatbelt fastened. On the rare occasions where something happens to a plane, and some people are hurt and some are not, the ones who are not hurt are in a seat and belted in. This is typically turbulence or rapid descent. Situations where planes actually crash and some people survive are very rare. Attempting to ...


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Edit: As Kate Gregory's answer says, having your seat belt fastened is probably the most important safety recommendation. Next would be to know where your next exit is and listening to all the safety information given by the crew. That said, contrary to the other answers claims, there may be dependencies on where you sit and fatal crashes where some people ...


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The answer is 'it depends' - on the type of smoke detector an how close the smoker is to the alarm, how much vapor is produced etc. For the optical sensor type firealarms here is a demonstration they can be set off by vapor - while here is one that demonstrates they're not. I.e. depends on how much vapor you have and how often it is blown into the detector. ...


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Sure. Stick to downtown and/or midtown Detroit during the day, or if you're going to a specific event, go there and don't venture too far away. Downtown/midtown encompasses the Woodward/Jefferson area, Tiger Stadium, Cobo Hall, The Joe, etc. There are plenty of festivals this time of year downtown (at least their used to be). Be prepared to see homeless ...


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Also, when camping overnight in Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon you are REQUIRED bear bag for food or even bear can: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear-resistant_food_storage_container and having a bear spray might be a good precaution.


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Just as a note it is generally rare for people living in the suburbs even in large metropolitan areas in the US not to have a car. Irrespective of that you can look at Crime Mapping site on which the information is published by the Detroit Police Department. The map is coded and you can identify clusters of various crimes based on the information provided ...


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There is plenty of information on venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc on the web, just search with more specifics, ie: poisonous snakes in Arizona, scorpions in Utah, etc. If you are simply exploring the parks as a tourist, walking the marked trails, visiting overlooks, etc, you need not worry too much about it. Most smaller animals will avoid us same ...


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"Normal" times Israel is generally a safe country. Crime levels are low and generally people are warm and friendly. I have hitchhiked extensively throughout the country and only felt unsafe only once, in the South when there was a group of big aggressive dogs. In the Palestinian areas of the West Bank it's important to not speak Hebrew or show pro-Israeli ...


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Even during the current events I think Israel is a relatively safe country for Muslims. Safer than some other countries in the region. Some things to keep in mind while in the country: Avoid demonstrations, both in Israel and even more in the West Bank. Display of Islamic clothing or objects can lead to significantly more trouble with authorities and with ...



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