civil affairs

Palestinians ask Israel to amend economic agreement


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 9 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has officially asked Israel Sunday to amend a 1994 agreement regulating economic relations between the two sides.The request to review the ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake kills 64, injures over 700 (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 64 people have been confirmed dead and 715 others injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in China's Yunnan province Friday, the province's ... Read more...

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24 killed, 150 injured in China quake (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 150 injured Friday in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.More than 100,000 people ... Read more...

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Five die in China quake


September 7th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least five people were killed and more than 20,000 houses damaged in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Chinese official held for sodomising minors


August 7th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) A provincial government official in China has been arrested for molesting, sodomising and raping four underage boys.Li Jun, a section chief with the Civil Affairs Bureau ... Read more...

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Over 850,000 evacuated due to China storms


August 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Around 867,000 people have been evacuated from the eastern coast of China after gales lashed the region following the arrival of two tropical storms, the government ... Read more...

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Hang on! No quick divorce in Chinese city


July 26th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) In China couples can get divorced in less than half an hour, but a city in east China's Zhejiang province has introduced a policy requiring couples ... Read more...

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China establishes new city


July 24th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China Tuesday established a new city on an island that is in the disputed South China Sea.The city of Sansha on Yongxing island is in the ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 killed in China rains (Third Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains that have ravaged China's 17 provinces since July 20, have killed at least 95 people. Another 45 are still missing, the government said ... Read more...

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Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

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Nine dead in China rains


July 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 5 (IANS) At least nine people have died and more than one million affected due to heavy rains in east China's Anhui province, Xinhua reported Thursday.Torrential downpour over ... Read more...

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Asylum seekers in China to get legal status


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) A new Chinese law is all set to give refugees coming to China the right to stay in the country.An Exit and Entry Administration Law, approved ... Read more...

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35 injured, 64,500 affected in China quake (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region early Saturday, injuring at least 35 people and affecting over 64,500 others.The temblor also killed over 2,000 livestock ... Read more...

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50 dead, 42 missing in China floods


June 30th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) At least 50 people have died and 42 others are missing following floods triggered by strong rainfall which has been battering many parts of China for ... Read more...

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China saw more marriages and divorces in 2011


June 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China recorded more weddings and more cases of divorce in 2011 compared to the previous year, the ministry of civil affairs said Thursday.Civil affairs authorities nationwide ... Read more...

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Overseas companies target China’s ageing population


May 20th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China, which has one of the world's largest elderly population, has attracted more and more overseas companies in selling products and services for the aged, China ... 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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China saw 80 bn yuan in public donations in 2011


May 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) About 80 billion yuan ($12.6 billion) in public donations were made in China last year, a minister said Monday, citing a preliminary tally.Xinhua said the estimate ... Read more...

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Shanghai’s elderly population to soar


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 3 (IANS) Shanghai's elderly population, aged above 60, will increase to 4.3 million in the next three years, the city administration said.The Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau said Wednesday ... Read more...

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Over 750,000 hit by storms in China


May 1st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Heavy rains and hailstorms have affected over 750,000 people in a central Chinese province, officials said Tuesday.Rain has battered Hunan province since April 28, affecting thousands ... Read more...

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Hailstorms in China leave 29 dead, devastate homes


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Hailstorms in China caused havoc, killing 29 people from March to April 20 and destroying various houses, said statistics released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.According ... Read more...

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Majority US NGOs in China unregistered


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Less than three percent of American non-governmental organisations operating in China are registered with the government, a report has said.There were about 1,000 US NGOs in ... Read more...

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Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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China’s poor to get better access to funeral services


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China will make funeral services more accessible to the poor by 2012 end, according to Vice Minister for Civil Affairs Dou Yupei.The Chinese government has ... Read more...

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Beijing move to end street begging by children


February 11th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) The Beijing administration will take DNA samples from child beggars and put them into a database to see whether they were victims of child trafficking in ... Read more...

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China gives over $950 mn for people facing the cold


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) In a bid to provide food and clothing for people in extremely cold regions, the Chinese government has distributed over 6 billion yuans (over $950 million) ... 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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1,300 exploited kids rescued in China


January 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 1,332 children belonging to China's Xinjiang region who were lured by criminal gangs to larger cities and forced into petty crimes like stealing ... Read more...

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Over 1,400 evacuated after quake hits China


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) Over 1,450 people were evacuated Friday after a 5.2 Richter magnitude earthquake jolted the Xinjiang Uygur region of China and damaged over 2,000 houses, officials said. ... Read more...

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China to create 2 mn jobs for social workers


November 10th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) China is stregthening its social sector by offering about two million job opportunities, having observed the declining number of social workers in the country.As part of ... Read more...

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Storms bring down 1,500 houses in China


November 8th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) Gales and hailstorms have brought down around 1,500 houses in a Chinese province, affecting over 33,000 people, officials said.Though there was no report of casualties, residents ... Read more...

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Typhoon Nesat kills three in China


October 2nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Three people were killed in typhoon Nesat in southern China, a media report said Sunday.They died when their houses in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region collapsed Saturday ... Read more...

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470,000 evacuated as typhoon Nesat lashes China


October 1st, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) At least 470,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Nesat wrecked havoc in southern China's Hainan and Guangxi provinces, Xinhua reported.On Friday, the storm hit the ... Read more...

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