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‘Grinning’ Chinese official sacked (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) An official who was photographed smiling at the scene of a fatal bus crash that occurred in northwest China's Shaanxi Province late last month has been ... Read more...

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China, Maldives pledge closer cooperation on climate change


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Urmuqi (China), Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Sunday and pledged to boost cooperation on climate change between the two nations.Hailing the sound ... Read more...

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28 killed in China road accident


August 26th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed early Sunday in a collision between a bus and a methanol-loaded tanker in northwest China's Shaanxi province, police said.The ... Read more...

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One dead as small plane crashes in China lake


August 19th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) The pilot of a small aircraft died and and two people were injured when their plane crashed into a lake in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur region.The ... Read more...

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Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr


August 18th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims in northwest China's Qinghai province flocked to mosques Saturday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of a month of fasting during the holy ... Read more...

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China cheers for first Tibetan Olympic medallist


August 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Xining/London, Aug 13 (IANS) Choeyang Kyi grew up herding yaks on a plateau meadow, just like many other women from rural Tibet. Singing and praying accounted for much of her ... Read more...

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China punishes 16 officials for school bus accident


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Sixteen officials in a northwest China city have been punished for a school bus crash that killed 19 kindergarten students last year, authorities announced Thursday.The punished ... Read more...

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Mudslide at iron mine in northwest China kills 7, buries 21


August 1st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by BNO News
ARALTOBE, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A mudslide buried the site of an iron mine in northwestern China on early Tuesday morning, killing at least seven people and leaving 21 others missing, local ... Read more...

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Downpour wreaks havoc across China


July 24th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Rainstorms since the weekend have ravaged many parts of China, including the capital city of Beijing where the heaviest rain in 60 years caused 37 ... Read more...

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China builds train link to ’sea of death’


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) China has finished constructing a railway link to a lake that is known as the "sea of death" due to its high salt content, a ... Read more...

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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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Chinese family gets compensation for forced abortion


July 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) The family of a young Chinese woman forced to have a late-term abortion has agreed to settle the case out of court after their town ... 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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Two Tibetans set themselves on fire in China


June 21st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Two Tibetans set themselves afire in the Yushu Tibetan region in northwest China. One of them died later, officials said Thursday. The two set themselves ablaze ... Read more...

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Attitudes towards sex change in China


June 9th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) As China develops socially and economically, the Chinese are becoming less likely to view sex as a taboo subject, the China Daily reported Saturday.That tendency ... Read more...

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China to launch spacecraft for manned space docking


June 9th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) China will launch a spacecraft in mid-June to carry out the country's first manned space docking mission with an orbiting space lab module, a spokesperson said ... Read more...

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China to build 30 radiation monitoring stations


May 19th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A province in northwest China will set up more than 30 radiation monitoring stations in the next five years.Gansu province will invest 30 million yuan (around ... Read more...

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40 dead in China storms


May 13th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) The toll due to hailstorms and torrential rains in a mountainous county in northwest China has risen to 40, officials said late Saturday.At least 18 people ... 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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Toxic gas leak kills five in China


May 9th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) At least five people were killed Wednesday due to toxic gas leak in a workshop near an airport in northwest China, officials said.The incident took place ... 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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Girl locked in cage with wolves


April 6th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) A Chinese man who put his nine-year-old daughter into a cage with two wolves as part of a bizarre stage show claims it was to build ... 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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Chinese province spends $4mn on toilets


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Qinghai province in northwest China is to invest 27 million yuan ($4.3 million) in building 80 public toilets alongside main roads and tourism routes, China Daily ... 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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Three geologists go missing in China


March 3rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Three geologists who went on a field trip to a remote nature reserve in China have gone missing. Authorities have now sent a search and ... Read more...

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China to build museum to preserve Quran copy


February 16th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) A county in northwest China will spend four million yuan (around $635,000) to build a museum for the preservation of a 1,000-year-old copy of the Quran.Officials ... Read more...

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Six killed in China mine blast


February 15th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of six miners were killed in a coal mine gas explosion Tuesday in northwest China, said authorities.The six miners were underground when the explosion ... Read more...

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Ancient tree in China shows growth after transplantation


December 31st, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) An over 4,000 years old cypress tree that was transplanted nine months ago in northwest China's Shaanxi province has shown signs of growth, said local ... Read more...

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Chinese police kill seven kidnappers, free hostages


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) Police fatally shot seven kidnappers during a hostage rescue mission in northwest China Wednesday night, authorities said Thursday.Two people were kidnapped in the mountainous area of ... Read more...

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For two ibises received, Japan returns 8 to China


December 11th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 11 (IANS) Authorities in northern Japan Saturday transferred eight of 17 crested ibis birds to China, which had originally supplied these endangered birds' over a decade ago ... Read more...

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Nine killed in China bus-truck collision


December 10th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven seriously injured in northwest China after a long-distance bus collided with a truck in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region ... Read more...

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Seven die in China blast


November 14th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 31 injured Monday when a massive explosion rocked a fast food restaurant in northwest China, authorities said.The deafening blast took ... Read more...

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4.5-magnitude quake hits China


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Gansu province in northwest China Wednesday, Xinhua reported.According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the temblor which ... Read more...

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