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11 killed in south China rains


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains in southern China's Guizhou province have killed at least 11 people and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, officials said.Authorities ... 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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Rains, floods hit China


June 28th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Torrential rains and floods in China have destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops and affected millions of people, authorities said Thursday.Over half a dozen provinces in ... Read more...

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Rains likely to hit China’s food bowl


May 28th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Heavy rains are forecast in China's grain-growing areas in the north, southwest and regions along the Yangtze river.Parts of Shaanxi, Hubei, Henan, Anhui and Jiangsu ... Read more...

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Freezing cold sweeps China


January 26th, 2012 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Bitter cold conditions will continue to prevail in most parts of China over the next few days, met officials said.The National Meteorological Centre has forecast freezing ... Read more...

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Chinese plane flies on biofuel


October 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.The Boeing 747 landed safely ... Read more...

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Police in China hunt for ‘runaway bosses’


October 26th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 26 (IANS) Police in China have launched a crackdown on entrepreneurs who have gone into hiding to avoid repaying bank and informal high-interest loans.The move has come as ... Read more...

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Over 1.5 mn people affected in China floods


July 15th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in south China have affected 1.57 million people, officials said Friday.The National Commission for Disaster Reduction said heavy ... Read more...

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175 killed in China floods


June 20th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Floods in southern China triggered by heavy rains have left 175 people dead and 86 missing during June, the civil affairs ministry said Monday.Four rounds of ... Read more...

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China on highest flood alert, 550,000 evacuated


June 17th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China Friday raised the alert for floods to the highest level as heavy rains pounded the central and southern provinces, forcing the evacuation of more than ... Read more...

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44 killed in China floods


June 10th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential rains deluged central and eastern regions of China Thursday night and Friday, killing at least 44 people, officials said.At least 33 people ... Read more...

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Heavy rains bring relief to drought-hit China


June 5th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Heavy rains Sunday lashed the drought-hit regions of southern China, bringing relief to thousands of people who have been battling a severe drought condition for several ... Read more...

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Drought affects 35 million in China


May 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A severe drought in China's central, eastern and southern provinces has affected nearly 35 million people and caused an economic loss of almost 15 billion yuan ... Read more...

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35 mn affected by drought in China


May 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Nearly 35 million people in China have been affected by severe drought conditions due to low rainfall and insufficient flow of water from the upper reaches ... Read more...

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Radiation fears trigger panic buying of salt in China


March 19th, 2011 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China Friday moved to halt panic buying of salt triggered by rumors that iodized salt could help guard against radiation poisoning. Radiation fears over Japan's crippled ... Read more...

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Typhoon ‘Megi’ hits China, 270,000 evacuated


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS) More than 270,000 people were evacuated and 79 flights cancelled in China Saturday as typhoon "Megi" hit the country's southeastern part after lashing Philippines and Taiwan where at ... Read more...

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Over 500 tourists stranded in Taiwan due to typhoon ‘Megi’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Oct 22 (IANS) More than 500 tourists have been stranded in Taiwan due to heavy rains caused by typhoon "Megi" since Thursday, with 19 being out of contact and a tourist ... Read more...

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3,185 dead in China floods in 2010


September 1st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential rains in China in 2010 have left a total of 3,185 people dead and at least 1,060 are still missing, the ministry of ... Read more...

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Chinese women at risk as male-female ratio widens


August 24th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) China's widening sex ratio could result in a surge of crimes against women as shortage of females may lead to abduction of girls for forced marriages, a media ... Read more...

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China to construct 10 nuclear reactors using ‘AP1000′ third-generation technology


July 6th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Baijing, July 6 (ANI): China, which is currently building the largest number of nuclear power stations worldwide, is expected to use one of the most advanced technologies 'AP1000' for constructing 10 of ... Read more...

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China floods toll rises to 136


June 20th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have claimed 136 lives and affected over 10 million people in south China, a government office said Sunday. A further 86 ... Read more...

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14 missing after houses collapse in China


June 15th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Fourteen people were missing Tuesday after their homes collapsed in heavy rains in southwest China, Xinhua reported. Nineteen houses collapsed in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and search for ... Read more...

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More than 3.78 mn Chinese people vaccinated against swine flu


November 1st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) The Chinese health ministry said Sunday that more than 3.78 million people in the country have been vaccinated against swine flu as of Saturday with no reports of ... Read more...

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Typhoon Morakot weakens, leaves trail of destruction in China


August 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Fuzhou, Aug 10 (Xinhua) Typhoon Morakot, which hit east China Sunday, weakened to become a tropical storm early Monday, leaving behind a trail of destruction, authorities said. The Zhejiang Meteorological Station announced Monday ... Read more...

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Floods kill 20, leave 700,000 homeless in China


July 6th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (Xinhua) Twenty people have died and over 700,000 left homeless following torrential rains and floods in southern China over the past one week, authorities said Monday. More than 700,000 people ... Read more...

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Landslides kill 11 in China


July 1st, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nanchang (China), July 1 (Xinhua) At least 11 people were killed Wednesday in landslides caused by rainstorms in China's Jiangxi and Guizhou provinces, officials said. Rainstorms have hit the eastern Jiangxi and southwestern ... Read more...

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70,000 evacuated in China following typhoon threat


July 28th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Hangzhou, July 28 (Xinhua) Authorities in east China's Zhejiang province Monday moved some 70,000 people to safety and called back more than 12,000 fishing boats as typhoon Fung Wong approached. Typhoon Fung ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kalmaegi hits China, leaves 13 killed in Taiwan (Lead)


July 18th, 2008 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Fuzhou (China), July 18 (Xinhua) Tropical storm Kalmaegi hit China's southeast coast Friday after causing severe devastation in Taiwan, leaving at least 13 dead and eight missing, officials said. The relatively weakened ... Read more...

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China sweats it out in its warmest spring for 57 years


May 31st, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): China experienced its warmest spring in fifty-seven years on Friday. According to the China News Service, a meteorologist was quoted as saying that the average temperature in ... Read more...

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Torrential rain kills 53 in China


May 28th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 28 (Xinhua) At least 53 people have been killed in accidents in the wake of torrential rain over the past week in China, officials said. Around 4,000 people were stranded ... Read more...

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China’s steel output to slow down in 2008: official


March 6th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 6 (Xinhua) China's steel output will fall sharply in 2008, despite maintaining the top position as producer and net seller of the strategic product, China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) ... Read more...

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