BEIJING (AP) — China’s new leaders pledged to run a cleaner, more efficient government and slash spending on official perks Sunday as the ceremonial legislature wrapped up a pivotal session to install a new leadership in a once-a-decade transfer of power. The transition that began in November under strict orchestration by China’s ruling Communist Party...
BEIJING (AP) — Police have detained a local official and a driver for fatally running over a 13-month-old boy during an argument with his family over the payment of a fine for violating China’s strict family planning limits, state media and the local government said Wednesday. The boy’s death Monday is the latest incident to...
A walk-on part in an Emma Thompson movie, a cricket bat signed by Kevin Pietersen, a football signed by the current Manchester United team and a copy of the Cashmere sweater worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall were among lots at a silent auction at Sedbergh School on Saturday evening, 26th January. The school’s senior...
Phnom Penh. The lens of Arjay R.J. Stevens, a German photojournalist based in Phnom Penh, followed the funeral convoy from the airport to the Royal Palace with the body of late King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. People can visit the remains of the king for three months, before they will be cremated and placed in a...
BEIJING (AP) — A landslide toppled an elementary school building and buried 18 students Thursday in a mountainous southwest China county recovering from a recent earthquake. The landslide smothered the Youfang Elementary School and hit two farmhouses in Zhenhe village around 8 a.m., the Yiliang county government said on its website. Another person was buried...
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