Chinese fleet brings out the crowds in visit to Britain - CHINAdaily ... more than 800 officers and sailors. ... It is also good for the British public to understand the Chinese military ... ships, and successfully ... 01/15/2015 - 11:55 am | View Link
Chinese fleet brings out the crowds in visit to Britain with like-minded sailors, sharing information on our operations." The Chang Bai Shan and the Yuncheng were to be open to the public for three days from Jan 13, and Liu said he hoped the British public, especially younger people, would have the opportunity ... 01/15/2015 - 12:13 pm | View Link
11 Chinese, British sailors rescued off N. Philippines MANILA, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Nine Chinese and two British nationals were rescued from a yacht that sank off in northern Philippine province of Batanes, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday. The PCG said that the foreign nationals on board the "Tipsy ... 06/4/2012 - 10:20 pm | View Link
11 Chinese, British sailors rescued in Philippines MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine coast guard says nine Chinese and two British sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters. They were picked up by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near the Batanes ... 06/4/2012 - 9:22 pm | View Link
11 Chinese, British sailors rescued in Philippines MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard says nine Chinese and two British sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters. They were picked up by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near the ... 06/4/2012 - 7:20 pm | View Link
11 Chinese, British sailors rescued in Philippines The Philippine coast guard says nine Chinese and two British sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters. They were picked up by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near the Batanes islands off the country's ... 06/4/2012 - 12:46 pm | View Link
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Victoria Azarenka is packing her bags and leaving the Australian Open far earlier than years past, but the two-time former champion sure had fun while she was here.
Unseeded after an injury-marred season, Azarenka had the toughest draw of any of the top female contenders at Melbourne Park, yet she moved through three rounds with ease, not dropping a set to Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki or Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
On Monday, though, her run came to an end against 2014 finalist, Dominika Cibulkova, in a match filled with extended rallies, momentum shifts and impressive shot-making.
She playfully scolded the crowds for calling her "Vicky" instead of "Vika" or "Victoria" when they cheered her on.
 she flirted with Australian teen sensation Nick Kyrgios on Twitter — she asked how she could learn to serve as big as him, and he responded, "private lessons, of course!!"
The topic of conversation routinely veered from tennis to other less weighty subjects, such as Vegemite and her multi-colored leggings.
In the Foreign Affairs interview, Assad questioned if any dialogue with Syria's Western-backed opposition figures would be useful, saying that even armed groups did not see them as true representatives.
"If you want to talk about fruitful dialogue, it's going to be between the government and those rebels," said Assad, before dismissing the majority of armed rebels as jihadi militants with whom dialogue is impossible.
Klay Thompson scored an NBA-record 37 points in a perfect quarter that defied even video-game logic, Kobe Bryant's season likely ended, Brandon Jennings' season definitely ended, the All-Star starter selections were revealed with Stephen Curry winning the overall vote and Kyle Lowry getting enough Twitter love to edge Dwyane Wade as a starter, Atlanta remained insanely hot, LeBron James airballed a free throw and Miami's Hassan Whiteside became the sixth player to post a 14-point, 13-rebound, 12-block game.
The Hawks — now winners of 16 straight — play the final three games of their seven-game homestand, so that streak might not be ending anytime soon.
Washington visits the Lakers on Tuesday, which means Paul Pierce returns to Los Angeles — he was born in Oakland, but went to high school in the L.
Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read Caution:
During Carnival, the streets crawl not only with partiers but with cops, state troopers, federal agents and private security officers.
Despite their presence, shootings have occurred in nightclubs, on Bourbon Street, or along Carnival parade routes — many of which end at or near the Quarter — in at least eight of the past 11 years.
At least 27 people were injured and one killed in those attacks.
Since November, a series of more than 60 robberies in and around the Quarter has shocked residents and sparked outrage directed not so much at the New Orleans Police Department but at Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who is pushing back against complaints that he paints a too-flattering picture of his crime-fighting efforts.
Applying pressure on Landrieu has been Sidney Torres IV, a wealthy 39-year-old French Quarter entrepreneur, who paid for a series of TV ads blaming the mayor.
Jobs at peanut facility safe for now, says company rep
(AP) — Oklahoma-based Texoma Peanut Company has sold its peanut buying and drying facility in Clarksdale to Archer Daniel Midland.
Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Chicago-based ADM, bought many of Texoma's properties, including the Clarksdale operation.
Leading by a stroke on the final hole Sunday in the Humana Challenge, Haas flew the right bunker with his drive and the ball trickled left and stopped on the ledge of the front lip.
Haas came up with an imaginative escape, conjuring memories of the shot he splashed out of the water to 3 feet in his playoff victory in the 2011 Tour Championship,
Standing in the sand with the ball in dormant grass at nearly waist level, he choked up on an 8-iron and gave it a whack.
"Using the little toe of the club left-handed, the water was in play, out of bounds might have been in play, I just didn't feel comfortable doing that," Haas said.
Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and escaped with the par on 18 for a one-stroke victory.
The 32-year-old former Wake Forest player won the 2010 event for his first tour victory.
Haas eagled the par-5 sixth for a share of the lead, setting up his 15-foot putt with a 260-yard shot from the dormant left rough with the ball below his feet.
Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson and Boo Weekley tied for seventh, two strokes back.
Thomas, playing alongside Haas and two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton, dropped out of the lead on 16 with a double bogey after hitting into the canal from a fairway bunker.