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  1. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Extra powerful sonar equipment needed to plumb depths in MH370 search

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:55am by Associated Press

    ... people on board, we owe it to the hundreds of millions- indeed billions- of people who travel by air to try to get to the bottom of this. The only way we can get to the bottom of this is to keep ...

  2. News - World - YEMEN

    Drone kills 15 al-Qaeda, 3 civilians in Yemen: security official

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 04:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Sanaa

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sanaa Drone presumed to controlled by the US strikes at al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen with civilian casualties A drone strike on Saturday killed 15 al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen’s central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said. The jihadists were travelling in a vehicle towards the southern Shabwa ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart in US state of Ohio

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... inside. When Kenneth retired in 1983 and the children began to leave the house, the Felumlees began to explore their love of travel, visiting almost all 50 states by bus. "He didn't want ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... travel agency workers earned 29 per cent more and store staff saw wages rise by 27 per cent. But median wages for all three sectors remained between HK$10,000 and HK$12,000. Wong Pit-man, head ... of clients are individual travellers from the mainland," he said. While workers in tourist hubs like Yau Tsim Mong and Causeway Bay could earn HK$1,000 to HK$2,000 more than those elsewhere, ...

  5. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines passengers weep, pray as jet turns back in safety scare

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:12am by Agence France-Presse

    ... a Dutch traveller as saying. "Some were crying, while most of us had already started reciting prayers." The plane landed safely at 1.56am, nearly four hours after take-off, and all 159 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... Jenny Hendrix The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor New York Review Books Classics 4 stars  Jenny Hendrix Patrick Leigh Fermor, one of travel literature's most colourful, beguiling pedestrians, decided to walk across Europe when he was 18: in the winter of 1933, equipped with a rucksack, walking stick, military greatcoat, puttees, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, April 19, 2014

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Most read on SCMP.com this week HONG KONG Hong Kong women are being kept in slave-like conditions in Australian brothels and some local travel agencies are facilitating the abuse, media reports and advocacy groups claim. ASIA South Korean coastguard and navy divers fought rising winds, strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they resumed the search for about ...

  8. News - World - EXTREME WEATHER

    Fatal accidents, travel snarls as 'polar vortex' threatens more US states and Canada

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... in behind another winter wallop: more than 30cm of snow and high winds that made travelling treacherous. Watch: Deep freeze hits  northeastern United States Several deaths were blamed on the snow, ...

  9. News - China - RUSSIA

    Russia’s top diplomat to discuss Ukraine with President Xi Jinping in China visit

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 08:36pm by AGENCIES

    ... the situation in Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said yesterday. This came as Washington said Vice-President Joe Biden would travel to Kiev this month in support of the government there. Lavrov ... in Ukraine", the Russian foreign ministry said. Meanwhile, Biden, set to travel to Kiev on April 22, would become the most senior US official to visit the country since the crisis began there. US ...

  10. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Ctrip poised to report record 2013 earnings

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 09:53am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Ctrip on course for record profit amid travel boom Ctrip.com International, the mainland's biggest online travel agency, is expected to post solid earnings for the quarter to December on the back of strong demand from outbound travellers and an increase in bookings made through its own smartphone application. The Nasdaq-listed company, which ...




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