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Tombs bear secrets of 2,000-year old Tibetan kingdom


August 24th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Aug 24 (IANS) Four tombs unearthed in Tibet are believed to contain relics from an ancient Tibetan kingdom that thrived more than 2,000 years ago. The tombs, found in ... 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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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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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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24 injured in China quake (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) At least 24 people were injured and hundreds of cattle died in collapsed sheds as a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region Saturday and toppled ... Read more...

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Chinese region eyes 15 mn tourists by 2015


June 27th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's picturesque Xishuangbanna region near the Myanmar border is planning to attract 15 million tourists annually by 2015.Lu Yonghe, deputy head of Xishuangbanna Dai prefecture, said ... 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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6.4 Earthquake hits off Japan’s east coast


June 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sendai, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake of a 6.4-magnitude has jolted the sea area off Japan’s east coast. Despite the high magnitude of this seism, which has affected Honshu, the main ... Read more...

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China’s jade trade is off-limits to officials


May 7th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Chinese officials have been barred from the "jade rush", in which excessive mining has almost exhausted reserves of the precious stone.The government of Hotan prefecture, Xinjiang ... Read more...

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Seven dead, 38 hurt in Japan accident


April 30th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 30 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 38 others injured Sunday when a bus carrying holidaymakers crashed into a wall in a highway in Japan, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Tour bus accident northwest of Tokyo kills 7, injures 39


April 30th, 2012 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- A tour bus carrying dozens of tourists heading for Disneyland near the Japanese capital of Tokyo crashed into a wall along an expressway on early Sunday morning, ... Read more...

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129 Chinese kids hospitalised after school meal


April 28th, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) As many as 129 kindergarten students in China's Yunnan province fell ill after having breakfast at school, officials said.According to the publicity department of Wenshan Zhuang ... Read more...

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Chinese local governments to use legal software


April 11th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) In a crackdown on violation of intellectual property rights and use of fake computer products, all provincial governments across China have been ordered to use authorised ... Read more...

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Eleven rescued after Hong Kong cargo ship sinks off Japan


April 6th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
OSAKA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese Coast Guard on Thursday rescued eleven crew members of a Hong Kong cargo ship which went missing off the coast of southern Japan earlier this ... Read more...

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Chinese terrorist gets death sentence


March 28th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) The ringleader of a Chinese terrorist group has been sentenced to death, China Daily reported Wednesday.Abdukerim Mamut was found guilty of running a terrorist group, leading ... Read more...

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Man gets death for terror attack in China


March 27th, 2012 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A court in western China has sentenced a man to death for organising a terrorist attack in February that left 16 people dead.Abdukerem Mamut was convicted ... Read more...

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China seizes 6 mn illegal publications


March 25th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) China has confiscated over six million illegal publications during first two months this year, said a statement from the national office against pornographic and illegal publication ... Read more...

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Bus plunges into ravine in southwest China, killing 15


March 13th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by BNO News
CHENGDU, China (BNO NEWS) -- Fifteen people were killed on early Tuesday afternoon when a bus plunged into a deep ravine in southwestern China, local police officials told state-run media. Several others ... Read more...

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China to lift 100,000 people out of poverty


March 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) China will lift more than 100,000 people out of poverty in the next five years in the country's Tibetan region, according to a government plan.In 2011, ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake jolts China (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A magnitude-6 temblor hit China's Uygur Autonomous Region Friday, the China Earthquake Network Centre said.The temblor, which jolted the Hotan prefecture's Lop county at 6.50 a.m, ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6 quake hits China


March 9th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region Friday, according to the China Earthquake Network Centre.The temblor, which ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots


February 28th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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China aims to curb nepotism among civil servants


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China has issued regulations to limit the assiciation of public servants with their spouses and relatives at work, a moved expected to curb corruption and interference ... Read more...

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Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China


February 14th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) A Tibetan monk set himself on fire Monday in southwest China's Sichuan province, authorities said Tuesday.Losang Gyatso, 18, from the Kirti monastery in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang ... Read more...

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55 rescued from snow-hit Tibet highway


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 55 people stranded on China's Xinjiang-Tibet highway since Tuesday following heavy snowfall have been rescued, a rescue team official said Thursday.The highway is ... Read more...

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29 missing in Italian cruise shipwreck


January 17th, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of people missing in the Italian cruise shipwreck near the coast of Tuscany rose to 29, Tgcom24 television reported citing local port authorities.The ... Read more...

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China makes police protect sheep from wolves


January 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) In yet another interesting job for policemen in China, armed patrols have been ordered to escort sheep amid increasing numbers of wolf attacks this winter.Police in ... 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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China finishes sequencing Genghis Khan descendant’s genome


December 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) China said Sunday that it has finished sequencing the genome of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan.In 1206, a man known as Temujen was crowned Genghis ... 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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World’s oldest dog dies ahead of 27 birthday


December 8th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) The world's oldest dog died aged 26 years and nine months in Japan earlier this week at his owner's home.Pusuke, a male crossbreed, passed away peacefully ... 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 train 35,000 medical staff for disaster situations


November 18th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China has plans to prepare thousands of medical staff who could be helpful in emergency situations caused by disasters.According to health authorities, over 35,000 emergency response ... Read more...

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Chinese police recapture top human trafficker


November 11th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kunming (China), Nov 10 (IANS) After two years on the run, a woman accused of trafficking nearly 30 women and children has been recaptured, the authorities said Thursday.Wu Zhenglian, 26, ... Read more...

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