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China kindergarten head jailed for school bus accident


July 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) The chairman of a privately-run kindergarten in northwest China's Gansu province was sentenced to seven years in prison for a deadly school bus crash that killed ... Read more...

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China to use chicken army to fight locusts


July 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) An "army of chickens" will be employed by the administration of a Chinese province to fight locusts in its pastureland.Gansu province in northwest China will send ... Read more...

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30 dead in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) At least 30 people died and several others were missing Friday after hail and torrential rains battered a mountainous region in northwest China, authorities said.The storm ... Read more...

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19 dead, 45 missing in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed and 45 went missing after hail and torrential rains battered northwest China's Gansu province Thursday, authorities said Friday.The stormy weather lasted only ... Read more...

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Over 50 fall ill at China wedding


May 7th, 2012 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) At least 56 people have been hospitalised for food poisoning after eating at a wedding banquet in China, officials said.The victims suffered from diarrhoea, a day ... Read more...

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China launches new mapping satellite


May 6th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) China launched a new mapping satellite early Sunday.The satellite - Tianhui I-02 - will mainly be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land resource surveys ... Read more...

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China issues sandstorm alert


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's meteorological authorities Sunday issued a low-level alert against sandstorms that are expected to hit the country's northwest regions.China has a four-colour coded warning system, ... Read more...

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Facelift for over 300-year-old Tibetan monastery


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) A 303-year-old Tibetan monastery in northwest China's Gansu province is to get a facelift, an official said Friday.The 300-million-yuan ($47.6 million) project will begin at Labrang ... Read more...

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Tibetan student immolates herself


March 7th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman Tibetan student died after setting herself on fire in northwest China's Gansu province, authorities said.Tsering Kyi was a student of the Maqu County ... Read more...

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Chinese urban women contribute one-third to family income


February 29th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 29 (IANS) Chinese women in urban areas on an average contribute about one-third to their family income, a survey has found.According to the "Blue Paper on Women's Lives", ... Read more...

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Chinese province school buses to have GPS


February 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) All school buses in China's Gansu province will have satellite-based tracking system installed in them by the end of this year, authorities said.The move comes following ... Read more...

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Chinese held for spreading rumours on microblog


December 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) A man was detained in China's Gansu province for spreading rumours of a major fire on a microblog.The netizen, Zheng, was detained for eight days, reported ... Read more...

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Earliest Chinese version of Quran found in China


December 18th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) An earliest Chinese version of the holy Quran, a handwritten copy completed in 1912, has been found by Muslim culture researchers in China's northwestern Gansu province.This ... Read more...

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Four officials sacked as 18 kids die in accident


November 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Four officials were sacked in China after 18 kindergarten children were killed in an accident.At least 20 people, including 18 pre-schoolers, were killed and 45 injured ... Read more...

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21 dead in China accident


October 29th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed and seven others injured Saturday in a road accident in China, authorities said.The accident took place in northwest Gansu province, ... Read more...

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Chinese delegation to visit India, Pakistan


October 29th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) A delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) left here Saturday on a goodwill visit to India, Pakistan and Indonesia.The delegation is being led by ... Read more...

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China to launch unmanned space module


September 20th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has decided to launch its unmanned space module -- Tiangong-1 -- between Sep 27 and 30.The 8.5-tonne Tiangong-1, or "Heavenly Palace 1," will be sent ... Read more...

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Chemical truck overturns, halts trains in China


September 5th, 2011 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) Eighteen trains were halted in a Chinese province after a truck overturned and the chemicals it was carrying leaked out, triggering a power shutdown in the ... Read more...

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Overturned chemical truck halts trains in China


September 4th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) Three trains were halted in China Sunday after a chemical truck, which was running on a parallel road, overturned.The incident took place in northwest Gansu province, ... Read more...

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Chinese satellite fails to enter orbit


August 19th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A Chinese satellite failed to enter its designated orbit due to a rocket malfunction, a media report said Friday.The SJ-11-04 orbiter was launched at 5.28 p.m. ... Read more...

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China launches one more satellite


July 30th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 30 (IANS) China has successfully launched one more satellite into space from a launch site in northwestern Gansu province, a media report said Friday.This was the second satellite ... Read more...

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China to have dinosaur museum


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China is building a $1.85 million dinosaur museum in northwest Gansu province.Construction is underway on the dinosaur museum scheduled to open next May, reported Xinhua.Located in ... Read more...

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China begins restoring ancient town


May 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) China has begin restoring an ancient town where there is now a village whose residents have wavy blond hair, hooked noses, and blue or green eyes.Work ... Read more...

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39 hurt in blast in Chinese bank


May 13th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) At least 39 people were injured Friday in a blast at a bank in northwest China's Gansu province. Authorities called it a case of arson.The explosion ... Read more...

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Mining accident kills eight workers in China’s Gansu province


April 29th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 29 (ANI): At least eight more miners have died of carbon monoxide poisoning following a mining accident in China's Gansu province.Xinhua quoted a local official as saying that rescuers had ... Read more...

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3 kids dead, 35 sick due to food poisoning in China


April 8th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Three children died and 35 people took ill due to food poisoning in northwest China's Gansu province, authorities said Friday.The sick, mostly children below the age ... Read more...

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China’s Muslims stress on girls’ education


March 7th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China's Muslim Hui community is working against acute poverty and gender discrimination to focus on keeping all girls of school-going age in the classroom.The Hui ethnic ... Read more...

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2,000 vehicles caught in China traffic jam


December 31st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Nearly 2,000 vehicles were stuck in a massive traffic jam on a highway in China's Gansu province due to an ongoing road project and inclement weather, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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24,000 Chinese Haj pilgrims to visit Mecca in 2010


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) Over 24,000 Chinese Muslims will visit Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage this year, Xinhua reported Monday.A total of 11,200 Chinese Muslims have already left for ... Read more...

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Chinese man attacks train passengers, one killed


September 12th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) A knife-wielding man attacked eight people aboard a train in central China's Henan province early Sunday, killing one and injuring seven. The incident occurred on a train travelling ... Read more...

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Officials asked to check epidemic in flood-hit China


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Sunday asked authorities to be prepared to check the outbreak of epidemic and ensure flow of blocked rivers, weeks after floods devastated the ... Read more...

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23 die as more mudslides hit China


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 23 people have died and 69 are missing after mudslideS hit a remote mountain village in southwest China, Xinhua reported Saturday. Rescuers have retrieved 11 bodies ... Read more...

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Six arrested in fresh melamine milk scandal in China


August 21st, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese police have arrested six people and detained 41 others for allegedly distributing milk contaminated with melamine, the chemical which killed six infants in a 2008 scandal, authorities ... Read more...

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China mudslides toll rises to 1,287


August 19th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Mudslides triggered by torential rains in northwest China in the past 10 days have claimed 1,287 lives so far, with 457 people went missing, authorities said. The death toll ... Read more...

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China mudslides kill 1,270 people (Lead)


August 17th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) The toll in mudslides in China's northwestern Zhouqu county rose to 1,270 Tuesday even as the region crawled back to normalcy, Xinhua reported. Some 474 people are still missing, ... Read more...

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