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Giant panda gives birth at Washington zoo


September 18th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There's a new arrival at the national zoo here late Sunday, the zoo's only female giant panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth to a baby cub."We ... Read more...

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17 fall ill in China after eating beef


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 people have been hospitalised after they ate beef sold by an unlicensed butcher in central China's Hunan province, officials said Friday.The incident took ... Read more...

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Chinese firm sets up joint venture with Indian partner


August 21st, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese construction equipment manufacturer Zoomlion Tuesday clinched a deal to set up a joint venture plant in India with ElectroMech, India's largest industrial crane manufacturer, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Landslides among biggest killers worldwide: Study


August 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, 16 (IANS) Landslides kill 10 times more people worldwide than previously estimated, according to the latest research from the UK.A new database of hazards shows landslides claimed 32,300 lives ... Read more...

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China to elevate 600-year-old religious site


August 15th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) A 600-year-old religious building in central China will be raised 15 metres above ground by the year-end to prevent its inundation due to a water project.The ... Read more...

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Rape victim’s mother released from Chinese labour camp


August 10th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) A woman sent to a labour camp in central China's Hunan province after petitioning for justice for her daughter, who had been raped and forced into ... Read more...

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13 die in China rainstorm


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed following a rainstorm that battered the city of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province from Saturday night to Monday morning, authorities said ... Read more...

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Typhoon-triggered storms kill 14 in China


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 14 people have died after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China's eastern coastal region over the weekend, officials said Monday.Five people died and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China-made fireworks to light up London Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Changsha, July 27 (IANS) Fireworks made in China will light up the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics Friday night."All the fireworks to be set off at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Woman held for helping brother commit suicide


July 18th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) A woman has been detained in central China's Hubei province for allegedly feeding pesticide to her paralysed brother, when he asked her to help him commit ... Read more...

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Tibet tourism park to honour ancient princess


July 9th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) A tourism park to be built in Tibetan capital Lhasa will feature attractions themed around an ancient Chinese princess who married a Tibetan king when she ... Read more...

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Chinese paraglider dies in accident


June 5th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Fuyang (China), June 5 (IANS) A member of the Chinese paragliding team died in a training accident here, an official said. Yang Xiaoqiang, 20, plunged to the ground from 100 ... Read more...

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China may witness heavy floods this year


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) China's national flood and drought prevention office has warned of heavy floods occurring this year in the country following increased rainfall.According to the office of the ... Read more...

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China sacks official over breach in dam


May 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A Chinese official has been sacked following a breach in a dam.Liu Xiaoyang, the Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Majitang township, in central China's ... Read more...

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20 dead in China tunnel blast


May 19th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed Saturday in a blast inside an under-construction expressway tunnel in China, officials said.The incident took place around 8.30 a.m. in ... Read more...

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Hailstorms kill six in China


May 13th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Hailstorms have killed six people and left one missing in central China's Hunan province, according to statistics released by the ministry of civil affairs Sunday.China's National ... Read more...

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American filmmaker opens up about China’s reclusive hermits


May 5th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The elusive mountain monks of China are gradually allowing foreigners to visit their shrines and learn about their harsh religious practices, says American filmmaker ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Fog halts 700 cargo ships in China


April 30th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) More than 700 cargo ships have been stranded on the Yangtze river in central China due to heavy fog that has shrouded the region for the ... Read more...

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2,500-year-old tomb found in China


April 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A tomb of an ancient Chinese warlord, dating back more than 2,500 years, has been discovered near a tourist resort.The tomb was found in Yishui county ... Read more...

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Patient swallows syringe, seeks fine from hospital


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) A man in China who swallowed barrel of a doctor's syringe during an operation is all set to receive 60,000 yuan ($9,500) in compensation after the ... Read more...

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Man crosses 6,000 ft high canyon without safety net


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old American slackline walker Monday crossed a canyon in central China almost 6,000 feet above sea level without a safety line, the Telegraph reported.Dean Potter, ... Read more...

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Chinese internet users identify role models


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Ten ordinary Chinese have been recognized as national role models, based on the results of a quarterly online poll. The 10 were chosen for their actions ... Read more...

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23 die in China accident


April 12th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in central China's Anhui province Thursday, police said.The crash occurred ... Read more...

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40,000-year-old site found in China


March 21st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Chinese archaeologists have found a 40,000-year-old settlement site dating back to Stone Age.The discovery of Laonainaimiao Ruins was made at a scenic spot in southwestern suburb ... Read more...

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China proposes harsh punishment to curb gender imbalance


March 14th, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China should impose harsher punishments on medical workers who conduct illegal sex determination tests in order to balance the country's skewed gender ratio, a top official ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice loss driving snowy winters


February 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heavy ice loss in Arctic regions may be linked with greater frequency of snowy winters in the US, Europe and China, according to the latest evidence ... Read more...

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Michael Jordan sues Chinese firm


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) Former basketball star Michael Jordan has filed a suit against a Chinese sportswear and shoe manufacturer for "unauthorized use" of his name and identity, his attorney ... Read more...

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10 confirmed dead after China boat capsize


February 14th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 10 bodies have been retrieved and one person is still missing nearly two weeks after a boat capsized in central China's Hunan province, according ... Read more...

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Chinese farmers’ NBA-like league is a big draw


February 13th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Zhengzhou (China), Feb 13 (IANS) A series of farmer basketball games on the lines of the American NBA finals were held in a village of central China's Henan Province ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

50 migratory birds found dead in China


February 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) More than 50 migratory birds have been found dead at a wetland in China, a media report said.The birds were discovered earlier this week in Wuhan, ... Read more...

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Rings removed from Chinese man’s penis


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) Doctors in central China have removed two rings from a man's penis that got stuck after he put them on to avoid theft during his journey ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fog disrupts flights in China


January 31st, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Dense fog Tuesday delayed 35 flights in central China, leaving some 3,000 passengers stranded, the authorities said.Thick fog blanketed the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, reducing visibility ... Read more...

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Snowstorms affect 256,000 people in central China


January 25th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) About 256,000 people have been affected in the remote mountainous regions of China's Hunan province due to snow and freezing weather since last week, the authorities ... Read more...

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Dining room blast kills five in China


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Five people died when a man broke into their home in central China and detonated the explosives strapped around his body while they were eating at ... Read more...

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A Chinese call centre that will create 60,000 jobs


January 12th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) Construction of a call centre, which will create 60,000 jobs, began Thursday in the city of Luoyang in central China's Henan province.The China Mobile (Luoyang) Call ... Read more...

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