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Blast at illegal fireworks workshop in northern China kills 5


September 17th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by BNO News
JIANZHUANGZI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion ripped through an illegal fireworks workshop in northern China on late Monday morning, killing five members of a family who were working there, state-run media ... Read more...

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China seeks explanation from US on its Asia policy


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) China Monday sought an explanation from the United States about the "true intentions of the Obama administration's Pivot to Asia policy, especially its new defense strategy".State-run ... Read more...

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Explosives-laden truck explodes at Chinese cement factory, 9 dead


August 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
A truck carrying more than 7 tonnes (15,400 pounds) of explosives blew up at a cement factory in southern China on Monday, killing nine people and leaving another person missing, government officials ... Read more...

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‘US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability’


August 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) US troops have been "massively and incessantly" engaged in military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region since the start of the year, and this has sent a ... Read more...

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‘US sending wrong signals over South China Sea’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) A recent statement by the US State Department on the South China Sea sent wrong signals, and did not help with the peace and stability 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 criticises US report on religious freedom


July 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) China has criticised the US government's report on international religious freedom, calling it "a notorious practice of blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries".The ... Read more...

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Cholera outbreak in Cuba after 130 years


July 15th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 15 (IANS) In the first cholera outbreak reported in 130 years, Cuba's health ministry confirmed 158 cases of the disease hitting the Caribbean island nation this month, according ... Read more...

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China to inject $157 mn in film, media projects


July 10th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) China plans to inject more than 1 billion yuan (about $157 million) in film and media enterprises over the next six months, it was reported Monday.The ... Read more...

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Governments urged to ensure journalists’ security


July 6th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called upon all governments to ensure security of journalists, saying "a free media is critical to true democracy and sustainable ... Read more...

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Plane hijacking attempt foiled in China


June 29th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) The crew and passengers Friday foiled an attempt to hijack an aircraft in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, police said.Six people tried to hijack Tianjin Airlines' ... Read more...

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China mourns death of Indian doctor’s wife


June 29th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) China Friday expressed condolences over the death of Indian doctor Dwarkanath Kotnis's Chinese wife Guo Qinglan. Guo, a Chinese woman who married Kotnis in November 1941, ... Read more...

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Italy to meet Germany in semis after beating England (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 6:11 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 25 (IANS) Having beaten England through penalties in the quarter finals of the Euro 2012 here Monday, Italy is all set to meet Germany in the semifinal.Alessandro Diamanti ... Read more...

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Shoot down US drones, say Pakistani groups


June 18th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) An alliance of religious and political parties in Pakistan has asked the government to shoot down US drones that routinely target militants, Xinhua news agency reported.They ... Read more...

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Military operation in Pakistan may displace 600,000 people


June 8th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) Military operation against the militants in a Pakistani tribal region will displace nearly 600, 000 people, an international aid agency has said.According to Save the ... Read more...

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China adds 60 million hectares of forest


June 5th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China, in moves to fight climate change, has increased the total forest area to 195 million hectares from 134 million hectares in 1992 -- a net ... 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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At least 7 Indians killed in Nepal plane crash (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) At least seven Indians were among those killed when an airplane carrying 21 people crashed on a cliff in western Nepal, less than seven months after ... Read more...

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Temple discovery reveals Indian Buddhism’s spread to China


May 8th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Ruins of a Buddhist temple dating back to 1,500 years ago have been discovered in China's largest desert, offering valuable insight for historians studying Buddhism's spread ... Read more...

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Six missing after landslide hits village in southeastern China


April 24th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by BNO News
LONGDEYANG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A landslide triggered by days of heavy rain hit a remote village in southeastern China on late Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least six people missing, state-run media ... 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 vows thorough probe into Bo Xilai scandal


April 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China has vowed to thoroughly investigate events related to top politician Bo Xilai, a top politician, and his wife who is being linked to the death ... Read more...

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China: 11 workers confirmed dead in Changzhi mine accident


April 17th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by BNO News
TAIYUAN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven workers were found dead on Monday after a coal mine was flooded in northern China late last week, the government confirmed on Tuesday. There were no ... Read more...

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China confident in 10 percent trade growth (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China is confident about achieving the full-year target of 10-percent growth in foreign trade, despite slowed growth in the first quarter due to cumulative factors, the ... Read more...

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Astronomical observatory to come up in Tibet


April 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) A remote area in Tibet may be chosen as the location for a new international astronomical observatory, because of "limited clouds and vapours" but "high transparency" ... Read more...

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India taking tough line against China: analyst


April 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) India is an example of countries which take an aggressive line vis-a-vis China thanks to encouragement from the West, a Chinese commentary said Tuesday."The so-called 'China ... Read more...

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Better Pakistan-India ties vital for region, says China


April 9th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) Improved ties between Islamabad and New Delhi are indispensable for regional stability, which is "vital for prosperity and China's modernisation drive", Beijing has said while ... 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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Israel grows purple carrots, tiger-striped tomatoes


January 31st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 31 (IANS) Ever heard of purple carrots or black or tiger-striped tomatoes? Farmers in Israel have now grown differently-coloured varieties -- not as a result of genetic modification ... Read more...

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Militants blow up school in Pakistan


January 21st, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Militants blew up a boys' school in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border.Three rooms and a veranda of the school in Bacha Mina area of Khyber ... 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 police arrest two men for spreading ‘false information’ online


December 12th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by BNO News
CHANGSHA, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese police arrested two men on Sunday after they allegedly spread false information online about a large number of police officers guarding a wedding in south-central China, ... Read more...

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1.3mn Chinese to compete for 18,000 government jobs


November 26th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) As many as 1.3 million people in China are all set to contest for 18,000 civil servant posts over Saturday and Sunday, the official Xinhua news ... Read more...

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Thousands evacuated after blast at chemical plant in southern China


November 24th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by BNO News
GUANGZHOU, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of people were evacuated on Thursday afternoon after a large explosion ripped through a warehouse at a chemical plant in southern China, state-run media reported.The explosion ... Read more...

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China sentences three to death for killing tax official, family


November 11th, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by BNO News
NANNING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Three people were sentenced to death on Wednesday for killing a tax official and three of his family members in southwest China, local authorities said on Thursday.The ... Read more...

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