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  • Ancient sites that have survived centuries, or even millennia, haven't fared so well in the 21st century.

  • China's navy is getting bigger and better and doing it at a speed unmatched by any nation around the globe.

  • With the technology development, the life of tourists has become much easier. For example, if earlier buying a ticket for a train or plane was a whole event and took a lot of time, now it is enough just to open a mobile application, make some simple actions - and the tickets are yours. In addition, the need for paper maps, which used to be irreplaceable helpers of people in an unfamiliar place, is no longer needed; there is no need to pre-compile a list of attractions that you would like to visit and to carry a dictionary with you. Now, the best friend and your guidebook may be your smartphone. It remains only to determine which applications will be the most useful in the journey.

  • As successful as the Rolls-Royce name has been in luxury cars, it's been far bigger in aeronautics. The two are very separate companies at this point – the car company employs some 1,300 people, but it's absolutely dwarfed by the aircraft motor business, which employs around 50,000. So when these guys announce a four- to five-passenger hybrid electric/turbine VTOL aircraft concept with a 250-mph top speed and a 500-mile range, it's worth listening.

  • Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is forecasting 10,550 new aircraft deliveries in the 30- to 150-seat segment over the next 20 years, valued at $600 billion.

  • Vistara, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has agreed to place firm orders with Airbus for 13 aircraft from the A320neo family and with Boeing for six 787-9 Dreamliner.

  • Canada’s dry bulk shipping company Fednav has accepted delivery of its 60th owned bulk carrier, MV Federal Dee.

  • Philippine Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the world’s most modern and efficient long-range airliner.

  • Singapore Airlines will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November.

  • The U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local agencies are searching for two people missing after their recreational boat, with six people aboard, collided with an oyster barge being pushed by a tug on the James River near Newport News, Virginia.