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Budapest 'selfie museum' a hit with Instagram generation

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The selfie opportunities among the 11 interactive installations at the 400-square-meter facility include a ride on banana swings, a climb on a unicorn, or a lounge on giant macaroons

Young visitors make photos at the 'Selfie Museum' in Budapest downtown on July 17, 2019. The newest attraction in the Hungarian capital opened this year in a two-level 400m2 area.  ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP

More bodies found as Hungary lifts sunken tourist boat from river

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Police remove 4 bodies from the Mermaid tourist boat. Another 4 people are still missing some two weeks after the tragedy, the worst such incident in Hungary in 75 years.

MERMAID RETRIEVAL. A picture taken on June 11, 2019 shows the giant floating crane on the Clark Adam ship lifting the sunken Mermaid sightseeing boat during the operations to pull it out of the Danube river in Budapest. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Hungary tourist boat death toll reaches 15

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Divers are unable to enter the sunken Mermaid due to the strong current in a river swollen after weeks of rain

HUNGARY BOAT SINKING. A rainbow can be seen over the Margit bridge as the search for the missing boat passengers continued on June 5, 2019 following a boat accident on the Danube river in Budapest. Photo by Ferenc Isza/AFP

At least 7 South Koreans dead, 21 missing as Budapest tourist boat sinks

May 30, 2019 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) A tourist sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Koreans and two Hungarian crew members sinks after colliding with a larger river cruise boat during torrential rain

A victim's body is covered by a black plastic at Danube River close to the National Theatre of Budapest on May 29, 2019. - A river boat used for tourism capsized in the Hungarian capital on May 29, 2019 with dozens of people on board, and a rescue effort was underway as 3 people died and 16 others missing. (Photo by GERGELY BESENYEI / AFP)

Hundreds of migrants on new march in Hungary

Sep 05, 2015 - 7:15 PM

The Austrian government provides buses and trains to take the migrants to Vienna and Salzburg where most intended to change onto other trains to take them to Germany

EXODUS. Migrants and refugees crowd the platforms at the Keleti (eastern) railway station in Budapest on September 1, 2015. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP