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Eight US tourists feared drowned in boat capsize

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EIGHT American vacationers are presumed to have drowned after a sports fishing charter capsized in a storm and sank off Mexico's Baja California peninsula, authorities said on Monday. The 115-foot (35-meter)...

Tastes may change but tradition remains

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THE traditional food of the Dragon Boat Festival - zongzi - has turned into a popular dessert that people eat every day, and it has evolved over time, adapting to people's tastes. The food made of glutinous rice...

Hungary for victory in the rain

Metro | Hotel and tourism

THE wet weather put a damper on the Dragon Boat Festival with only about 6,870 tourists taking a short break over the three-day holiday, about the same as a normal weekend, the Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Center said...

Food fair adds zest to Dragon Boat Festival

| Metro

VARIETIES of zongzi -- glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves -- will be displayed at a food fair in the Shanghai Agricultural Exhibition Hall to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival on Monday. It will be...

Rates may rise next week on high CPI

Business | Economy

CHINA may possibly raise interest rates again during the coming Dragon Boat Festival holiday because consumer prices are expected to rise to a new high in May, economists said. The three-day Dragon Boat Festival...

Wife of killed captain demands US Navy compensation

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THE wife of a Taiwan captain planned to request compensation from the US Navy for the death of her husband killed by the Navy's fires on May 21 when his boat was seized by Somali pirates, China News Service reported...

Dragon Boat Festival in memory of patriotic poet

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THE traditional Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 6 this year. All public services will be closed from June 4 (Saturday) to June 6 (Monday), according to the holiday arrangement announced by the State Council. The...

15 die as boat birthday party turns fatal

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A LITTLE boy's birthday party went tragically wrong when a double-decker tour boat capsized during a storm in southern Vietnam, killing 15 people - including the three-year-old being honored and four other children,...

14 bodies found in Vietnam's boat accident

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FOURTEEN bodies were found by 2:30pm local time today from the boat accident on Saigon River, southern Vietnam, and among them two were confirmed Chinese, according to VNexpress. At 1pm local time, the body of...

4 Chinese missing after tour boat sinks in Vietnam

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FOUR Chinese people were reported missing and feared dead after a double-decker tour boat sank yesterday night in southern Vietnam, Chinese consul-general in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City Xu Mingliang said today. ...

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