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6 children drown while skating on river in China

6 children drown while skating on river in China

By Sun, Feb 23, 2014 1:57PM UTC Comments Off 6 children drown while skating on river in China

BEIJING (AP) — Six children have drowned while skating on a river in a rural area of northern China, a local government said Sunday. The children aged 5 to 11 were skating together Saturday afternoon near a village in Pingyao county in Shanxi province, the county government said on its official microblog. After residents alerted...

China says Xinjiang clash sparked by ‘terrorists’

By Tue, Dec 17, 2013 1:41PM UTC Comments Off China says Xinjiang clash sparked by ‘terrorists’

BEIJING (AP) — China claimed Tuesday that a clash between police and locals in a restive far western region was an organized and premeditated attack by a small terrorist group. The official Xinhua News Agency said that 16 people were killed in the Sunday night incident — 14 assailants and two police officers — in...

Strong earthquake in western China kills 47 people

By Mon, Jul 22, 2013 12:11PM UTC Comments Off Strong earthquake in western China kills 47 people

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake in a dry, hilly farming area in western China knocked down power lines and damaged scores of homes early Monday, killing at least 47 people and injuring nearly 300, the local government said. The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a region of mountains, desert...

China leaders pledge clean government, less waste

By Sun, Mar 17, 2013 3:02PM UTC Comments Off

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...

Police in China hold 2 for running over toddler

By Thu, Feb 07, 2013 11:02AM UTC Comments Off Police in China hold 2 for running over toddler

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...

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