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BEIJING (AP) — The anguished hours had turned into a day and a half. Fed up with awaiting word on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives of passengers in Beijing lashed out at the carrier with a handwritten ultimatum and an impromptu news conference.
With Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table, manager Jose Mourinho's insistence that his side cannot be considered title favourites is beginning to ring hollow. Exits from the FA Cup and the League Cup mean that the league is the only domestic silverware that Chelsea can win, but the vagaries of the fixture schedule mean that those prematurely curtailed cup runs now look like blessings in disguise. It was thanks to Arsenal's involvement in the FA Cup that Chelsea were able to pull seven points clear at the weekend, while Manchester City's cup commitments have seen them fall nine points below Mourinho's side.