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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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Tibetan monk self-immolates in China


March 15th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) A Tibetan monk Wednesday set himself alight in China's Qinghai province but survived due to timely efforts by his temple's security guards, officials said.Jamyang Palden, a ... Read more...

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Tibetan nun sets herself on fire in China, dies


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) A nun died after she set herself on fire Thursday in China's Sichuan province, authorities said.Qiu Xiang from a nunnery in Dawu county of Garze Tibetan ... Read more...

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Tibetan monk immolates self in China


August 15th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) A monk in south west China died Monday after he set himself on fire, Xinhua reported.The incident happened in a Tibetan community in southwest China's ... Read more...

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Grassland fire kills 22, injures 4 in China


December 6th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 6 (ANI): A fire sweeping across grasslands in Southwest China has reportedly killed 22 people and injured four others.Among the 22 dead, are 15 soldiers, five villagers and two ... Read more...

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China’s mudslide-hit county crawls back to normalcy


August 17th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Life is slowly returning to normal in China's Zhouqu county, where rain-triggered mudslides left at least 1,254 people dead, while 490 are still missing. The mudslides hit the county ... Read more...

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Chinese media turns black-and-white to mourn mudslide deaths


August 15th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Online versions of major Chinese newspapers including China Daily, Global Times, People's Daily and Shanghai Daily wore a black-and-white look Sunday to mourn the over 1,200 deaths in ... Read more...

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China mourns mudslide victims with half-mast flags


August 15th, 2010 - 7:20 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Thousands of Chinese hoisted their national flag half-mast at Beijing's Tian'anmen Square Sunday to mourn the death of over 12,000 people and misery of thousands others in the ... Read more...

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China to mourn mudslide victims Sunday, flags to be at half-mast (Lead)


August 14th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China will fly its national flag at half-mast Sunday in its offices in the country and abroad to mourn the death of over 1,200 people and misery of ... Read more...

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China to mourn nationwide for mudslide victims Sunday


August 14th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China will hold mourning ceremonies Sunday to remember the over thousand people who died in mudslides that struck Zhouqu county last week. The mudslide, which hit Zhouqu in Gannan ... Read more...

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Fears of epidemic after mudslide in China


August 13th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Corpses buried under the debris in mudslide-hit Zhouqu county in China have raised fears of a disease epidemic, officials said as the toll in the disaster reached 1,144 ... Read more...

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More rain threatens China’s mudslide-hit region


August 12th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Rescuers Thursday scrambled to look for survivors in China's Zhouqu county, where mudslides triggered by torrential downpour killed 1,117 people, as more heavy rains are expected to lash ... Read more...

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Man rescued three days after China mudslides


August 11th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A 50-year-old man was rescued Wednesday after more than three days of being trapped in knee-deep sludge from the deadly mudslides that hit China's Gansu province. Wang Dianlan ... Read more...

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China to resettle 45,000 mudslide-affected people


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) The Chinese government has chalked out a three-stage resettlement programme for the thousands of people affected in rain-triggered mudslides in Gansu province that left at least 702 dead ... Read more...

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702 dead, 1,042 missing in China mudslides (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) At least 702 people were killed and 1,042 went missing in rain-triggered mudslides in northwest China's Gansu province, authorities said Tuesday. The death toll due to mudslides has reached ... Read more...

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337 killed in China mudslides


August 10th, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (Xinhua) At least 337 people were killed and 1,148 others still missing in the rain-triggered mudslides in northwest China's Gansu province, an official said Monday. Torrential rain Saturday night prompted ... Read more...

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China moves to prevent further flooding, as rescue continues


August 9th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Rescuers have pulled out a 74-year-old woman from her fourth-floor apartment Monday, as search for survivors continued in northwest China, hit by mudslides and floods triggered by torrential ... Read more...

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Exiles express solidarity with Tibet landslide victims


August 9th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 9 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Monday expressed solidarity with the families of those who died in the devastating floods in China. At least 127 people were killed and 45,000 people affected ... Read more...

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Rain triggered landslide kills 127 in China


August 9th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 9 (ANI): At least 127 people were killed and 1,294 missing when a rain-triggered landslide hit Zhouqu county in China's Gansu province on Sunday morning.At least 76 people were ... Read more...

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Rescuers hunt for 1,300 missing in China landslides


August 9th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Rescuers Monday desperately searched for nearly 1,300 people missing after devastating landslides triggered by torrential rains hit northwest China's Gansu province. At least 127 people were killed and ... Read more...

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At least 127 dead, more than 1,000 missing after landslides in northwest China


August 9th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
ZHOUQU, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 127 people were killed on early Sunday when rain-triggered mudslides devastated a county in northwest China, state-run media and government officials reported. More than 1,000 ... Read more...

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127 die, 2,000 missing in China landslides (Third Lead)


August 8th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) At least 127 people have died and 2,000 are missing in landslides triggered by rains in northwest China, officials said Sunday. Seventy-six people were injured in Zhouqu county of ... Read more...

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96 die, 2,000 missing in China landslides (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Massive landslides triggered by rains hit northwest China's Gansu province, killing at least 96 people while 2,000 were missing, authorities said Sunday. While 96 people were confirmed dead in ... Read more...

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Landslide kills 65 in China’s Gansu Province


August 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 8 (ANI): At least 65 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rain in north-west China's Zhouqu County in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu Province."At ... Read more...

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80 dead, 2,000 missing in China landslides (Lead)


August 8th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Over 80 people were killed and 2,000 went missing Sunday morning after landslides triggered by torrential rains hit northwest China's Gansu province, an official said. The landslides occurred at ... Read more...

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26 missing after bus falls into China river (Lead)


July 18th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) At least 26 people were missing after a bus in which they were riding plunged into a river in southwest China's Sichuan province Sunday, authorities said. The emergency response ... Read more...

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27 missing after bus falls into China river


July 18th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Twenty-seven people were missing after a bus they were riding in fell into a river in southwest China's Sichuan province Sunday, authorities said. The emergency response center with ... Read more...

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17 dead, 44 missing in China landslides (Lead)


July 13th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed and 44 went missing Tuesday after rains triggered landslides in southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, authorities said. In Yunnan, four people were killed and ... Read more...

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17 Chinese killed in mountain collapse


June 15th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): At least 17 people were killed after a mountain collapsed on their construction site in China's Chengdu Province on Tuesday.According to a Xinhua news agency report, six ... Read more...

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No injuries reported after moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake rattles northwest China


May 29th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by BNO News
GYEGU, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake rattled northwest China on Saturday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.The 5.7-magnitude earthquake at 10.29 a.m. local time ... Read more...

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China quake toll rises to 2,203


April 25th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Qinghai, April 24 (IANS) The toll in the 7.1 magnitude quake in China's northwestern Qinghai province has risen to 2,203, officials said Saturday. Seventy-three people were still missing since the quake April ... Read more...

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China earthquake toll rises to 2,192


April 24th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll from last week's devastating earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province rose to 2,192 on Friday, state media reported.The state-run Xinhua news agency reported that 78 ... Read more...

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Buddhist culture relics damaged in China earthquake


April 23rd, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Rare antiques belonging to the ancient Buddhist culture were destroyed in the devastating earthquake which killed more than 2,000 people in China. Zen Monastery and Gyegu Monastery, the two ... Read more...

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207 schoolchildren killed in China quake


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
Qinghai (China), April 23 (IANS) A total of 207 schoolchildren have been killed in the April 14 earthquake in northwest China, Xinhua reported. About 35 percent of the deaths were caused by the ... Read more...

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Blizzard hits China quake-devastated zone


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- A blizzard hit northwestern China Thursday, state media reported, threatening rescue efforts.Snow started to fall at around 5:00 a.m. near the epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the ... Read more...

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