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Before you surfaced, Chinese rescuers tried to find survivors in a sinking ship while U.S. airport security staff failed to spot mock weapons in a safety screening. 

Caitlyn Jenner was praised by the LGBT community and scored a twitter record, while the iconic Stonewall Inn stood to get historic status for standing up for gay rights. A new Fifty Shades book was announced. 

Rescuers sought survivors of sunken China ship 

The captain of a tourist cruiser carrying 458 passengers along the Yangtze River was detained after it capsized during a storm. So far just a dozen or so have been freed from the upturned boat as atrocious weather is hampering rescue efforts. 

READ MORE: Hundreds missing after cruise ship sinks on Yangtze River, China

U.S. airport security staff missed mock weapons

Security is going to get a shakedown after it was revealed that staff screening luggage failed to detect fake explosives and weapons in 95% of covert tests run by undercover agents. In one case, an agent set off an alarm but airport screeners failed to find a fake explosive taped to his back when they patted him down. 

READ MORE: U.S. security boosted as airports staff fail to spot fake explosives in tests

A new Fifty Shades book was announced

You'll only have to wait another few weeks for the latest installment of the Grey erotic blockbuster sage. This one is written from the perspective of the books' 'complex' protagonist Christian Grey, says author E.L.James. 

READ MORE: New Fifty Shades book promises Christian Grey's side of story

Caitlyn Jenner broke records

After revealing her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, launched her twitter career with a flourish too. Her account broke the record for the fastest to reach 1m followers, beating a recent record set by Barack Obama. 

READ MORE: Caitlyn Jenner breaks Twitter record with 1m followers in 4 hours

Stonewall Inn anticipated landmark status

As Caitlyn Jenner became a new LGBT icon, an older LGBT icon was poised to get official recognition. Greenwich Village gay bar Stonewall Inn, credited as the birthplace of U.S. gay rights, is on course to get historic landmark status after the NYC's Landmarks Preservation Commission discusses its case today.  

READ MORE: LGBT landmark: New York's Stonewall Inn set for historic status