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  1. News - World - PIRACY

    11 sailors held by Somali pirates since 2010 flee

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Sailors captured in 2010 flee Somalia Eleven sailors, mostly from Asia, held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates escaped their captors and are safe in Kenya, mediators who helped secure their freedom said. The sailors, who had been held in dire conditions and suffered beatings and torture, included seven men from Bangladesh, one ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sailors sue Fukushima nuclear plant operator for faking radiation data

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Diego US sailors sue over Fukushima 'lies' Nearly 80 US sailors are seeking US$1 billion from the operator of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ... with radiation that has since led to dozens of cancer cases. This is the second time the sailors have targeted the utility. A lawsuit in 2012 was dismissed because it named Japan's government ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    British sailor Andrew Taylor praises crew after his ocean rescue

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:47pm by NYT

    ... rescue Halfway between China and San Francisco, British sailor Andrew Taylor suddenly found himself floating alone in the cold, rough North Pacific. One moment he'd been helping to change ... has to complete a rigorous training plan. Ocean racing can be incredibly dangerous. In 2006, Dutch sailor Hans Horrevoets died after being swept overboard during the Volvo Ocean Race about ...

  4. News - World - SHIPPING

    US airmen parachute into Pacific to treat badly burned Chinese fishermen

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phoenix, Arizona Mission of mercy A member of the US air force parachutes into the Pacific Ocean to aid two critically injured Chinese sailors aboard a Venezuelan fishing boat. Major Sarah Schwennesen at Davis-Monthan base in Arizona said the fishing boat had reported finding 11 sailors floating in a raft on Friday afternoon. The sailors were from a Chinese ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Man famous as ‘kissing sailor’ in second world war-era photo dies

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 02:15pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Houston A man who became known for claiming he was the US sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous second world war-era photo taken by a Life magazine ... Gibson said, she was able to match the muscles, ears and other features of the then-80-year-old McDuffie to the young sailor in the original image. “I was absolutely positive,” Gibson said ...

  6. Sport - China - SAILING

    Mainland sailor dreaming on an ocean wave

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 10:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... memories of home. We somehow managed and everyone got five dumplings each." The Qingdao-born Song began life as a sailor racing dinghies inshore. A manager of a small sailing club, she had never sailed in an offshore race, although it had always intrigued her. "When the opportunity arose and they were looking for sailors to take part in the Clipper Race, I put my name forward ...

  7. What's the worst outfit you've ever worn?

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Muntz, 18 I hate to share this, but for the sake of public humour I will. At the age of six, I arrived in Hong Kong and was introduced to Sailor Moon. During the Christmas of '93, I purchased a Sailor Moon outfit from Toys 'R' Us. It came with gloves and, of course, the famous wand. The outfit fascinated me for about a week, until I realised ...

  8. Don't delay, you too can swear like a local today

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's curious that people say 'swear like a sailor' when, from my own experience, it might be more apt to say 'swear like a hack'. Other professions are not so forgiving about the use of such words in the workplace. For the more modest who don't usually say these words but may have the urge to utter them every now and then, G.O.D., ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Two sailors missing and seven injured in Indian navy accident

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Two submarine crew members missing after seven sailors suffer smoke inhalation Two sailors were missing and another seven were injured after smoke filled a submarine off Mumbai on Wednesday, Indian defence officials said, in the latest accident to hit the navy. The seven sailors suffered breathing problems after trying to contain the smoke which filled ...

  10. News - Asia - WEAPONS TRADE

    Detained North Korean sailors released after Panama arms-smuggling flap

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Panama City 32 North Korean crew set to head to Cuba, but three officers will remain to face weapons trafficking charges Thirty-two sailors held since July after their North Korean ship tried to move undeclared weapons through the Panama Canal will head to Cuba on Thursday, their attorney said. “The North Koreans have been released and they are leaving Fort ...




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