China expects investment surge in tourism sector

January 19, 2015 5:26 am· Comments Off on China expects investment surge in tourism sector 

NANCHANG, Jan. 18 — China's tourism industry will play a growing role in the country's economic growth, with direct investment in the sector expected to hit three trillion yuan (490 billion U.S. dollars) in the coming three years, according to a tourism official.

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Shanghai reports another human H7N9 infection case

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Shanghai reports another human H7N9 infection case 

SHANGHAI, Jan. 18 — Shanghai on Sunday reported a new case of human infection of the H7N9 avian flu.

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Asian Cup: Honda says Japan must go for jugular against Jordan

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Honda says Japan must go for jugular against Jordan 

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 18 — Japan may only need a point in their final group game against Jordan on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup, but AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda says the team must not let up and has called for exactly the same approach as in Friday's 1-0 win against Iraq.

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Madonna to perform at Brit Awards after 20 years

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Madonna to perform at Brit Awards after 20 years 

LONDON, Jan. 18 — Pop diva Madonna is reportedly set to perform at the Brit Awards next month after a gap of two decades.

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India, SA biggest challenger to Aus in WC: Chappell

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on India, SA biggest challenger to Aus in WC: Chappell 

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 — Not too pleased with a couple of selection decisions in the Australian cricket squad for the ODI World Cup, former captain Ian Chappell said the home side will find its toughest competition in India and South Africa during the marquee event starting February 14. (PNA/PTI)

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Asian Cup: Japan's Konno to miss Jordan clash

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Japan's Konno to miss Jordan clash 

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 — Yasuyuki Konno will miss Japan's final Asian Cup Group D clash with Jordan on Tuesday, but the defending champions are hoping to have the versatile midfielder back before the end of the tournament.

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Asian Cup: Japan's Honda hit with fine for slamming ref

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Japan's Honda hit with fine for slamming ref 

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 — Star midfielder Keisuke Honda has been hit with a fine of US$ 5,000 by the Asian Football Confederation for criticizing the referee in charge of Japan's opening 4-0 win over Palestine at the Asian Cup.

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Chinese media focus on quarters clash while Australia eyes Japan

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Chinese media focus on quarters clash while Australia eyes Japan 

BEIJING, Jan. 18 — With china yet to play its last AFC Asian Cup Group B match against DPR Korea, Chinese media have begun to discuss its prospect of winning the quarterfinal clash with host nation australia.

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China down DPR Korea 2-1 to cruise to last eight with 9 points

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on China down DPR Korea 2-1 to cruise to last eight with 9 points 

CANBERRA, Jan. 18 — Midfielder Sun Ke scored twice to help china beat DPR Korea 2-1 and advance to the Knockout stage with a best-ever three stragight wins as Group B leaders at the AFC Asian Cup before tens of thousands of Chinese fans here on Sunday.

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Vonn equals overall World Cup victories record in Alpine skiing

January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Vonn equals overall World Cup victories record in Alpine skiing 

ROME, Jan. 18 — American skier Lindsey Vonn equalled the record of overall World Cup wins on Sunday at the Italian resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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