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Inmate found dead in China detention centre


September 12th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Prosecutors in China have launched an investigation after an inmate at a detention centre was found hanged to death, Xinhua reported.The 62-year-old inmate, Li Wanwan, was ... Read more...

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Chinese mom fire-bombs water firm for denying son job


August 28th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 28 (IANS) Three people were killed and four injured when a woman who was angry with her former water company for not giving her son a job hurled ... 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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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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Chinese teacher sacked for stripping students


July 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) A university lecturer in China has been sacked from his post for asking women students to expose their private parts and touch themselves during a test, ... Read more...

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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...

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Viral illness kills 17, affects 35,000 in China


July 15th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) A hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 17 people and affected nearly 35,000 in China's Hunan province this June as high temperatures helped it to ... Read more...

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16 trapped in China coal mine


July 6th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (IANS) Sixteen miners in China remained trapped in a flooded coal mine Thursday night, authorities said.The accident took place at 6 p.m. Wednesday when they were working ... 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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China searches for actor to play model citizen


May 18th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) A Chinese movie is finding it hard to find an actor, not taller than 5'10", for performing the role of country's model citizen Lei Feng, ... 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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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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China bridge becomes world’s highest and longest


April 4th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) At 1,102 feet up and 3,858 feet across, the ambitious suspension bridge in China's Hunan province has become the highest and longest in the world.The Anzhaite ... Read more...

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11,000 hit by hand-foot-mouth disease in China


March 31st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) More than 11,000 people have been affected and at least four have died from the infectious hand-foot-mouth disease in a Chinese province, health authorities said Saturday.During ... Read more...

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China rolls out powerful locomotive


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China Thursday rolled out its first electric locomotive with a hauling capacity of 3,000 passengers, more powerful than ones operating in the country.Suo Jianguo, chief engineer ... Read more...

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China builds nuclear waste processor


March 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) A company has started building the first China-made reactor to process radioactive nuclear power plant waste, researchers said Wednesday.Changsha Boiler Plant Co., Ltd. (CBP) started building ... Read more...

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Four Chinese officials jailed over deadly colliery flood


February 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Four officials have been sentenced from three to 13 years in jail for last year's coal mine flooding that killed 13 people in China's Hunan province, ... Read more...

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Chinese official jailed for 15 years for graft


February 20th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) A senior city official in China's Hunan province has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes worth about 2 million yuan (about$318,000) and ... 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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Six killed in China road accident


February 12th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) At least six people were killed in China's Hunan province after their car collided with a truck Sunday, the authorities said.The collision occurred early morning ... Read more...

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China mulls disaster relief teams


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will create specialized teams for flood control and drought relief operations in the next five years, the government said Thursday.Water Resources Minister Chen Lei said ... Read more...

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Chinese youths hire dates to please parents (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) The best gift a Chinese bachelor thinks he can take home for parents is a bride-to-be. Under parents' pressure to marry, many young men in China ... Read more...

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Chinese youth hire dates to please parents


January 28th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) The best gift a Chinese bachelor can take home for parents is a bride-or-bridegroom-to-be. Being pressurised to marry, many bachelors in China opted to hire women ... 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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China makes its own magnetic train


January 21st, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) A Chinese locomotive company has rolled out the country's first home-made magnetically levitated (maglev) train that creates less pollution than the conventional ones and ideal for ... Read more...

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Chinese bomber to be executed for deadly blast


December 29th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) A court in central China's Hunan province Thursday ordered the execution of a man who set off explosives at a tax office last year, killing four ... Read more...

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20 vehicles collide in China, five dead


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) At least five people died and many others were injured when more than 20 vehicles collided in China, authorities said.The accident took place in the central ... Read more...

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10 die in China house collapse


November 15th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 12 injured Monday night when a house collapsed as they were making the funeral arrangements for the house owner's dead uncle ... Read more...

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Death toll rises to 29 after blast at coal mine in central China


October 30th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
HENGYANG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of a gas explosion which ripped through a coal mine in central China on Saturday evening has risen to 29, the ... Read more...

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29 dead in China coal mine blast


October 30th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) A gas explosion that occurred Saturday in a coal mine in China has left 29 miners dead, officials said Sunday.The explosion took place in the state-owned ... Read more...

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10 killed as tourist bus overturns in China


October 16th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Changsha (China), Oct 16 (IANS) A tourist bus overturned on a highway in the rural area in China's Hunan Province Sunday, killing 10 people and injuring 33 others, local authorities ... Read more...

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Chinese hybrid rice sets new world record


September 19th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) The yield of China's newly-developed hybrid rice breed, known as super rice, has set a new world record, authorities said.The rice breed, DH2525, produced a harvest ... Read more...

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Eight die in China boat capsize


September 10th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (IANS) At least eight people, including six school students, were killed Friday when a ferry sank in a river in China, officials said.The incident took place in ... Read more...

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Chinese executed for attacking female students


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) A man who repeatedly stabbed female students over four years, leaving one dead and 23 injured, has been executed in China.The execution took place in Chenzhou ... Read more...

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