29th Mar 2013

North Korea issues US threat after stealth bombers arrive

North Korean state media have reported that leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his top generals to put missile units on stand-by. The claim follows the deployment of two US B-2 stealth bombers to the region.   The report from the … Continued

China: Three detained over deadly E China fire which killed 16
15th Jan 2014

China: Three detained over deadly E China fire which killed 16

HANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Two owners and one manager of a shoe factory in east China’s Zhejiang Province were detained Wednesday following a fire, which killed 16 and injured five others, police said. Lin Jianfeng and Lin Zhenjian of Taizhou Dadong Shoes … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Philippines: Death toll from S. Philippine landslides, flooding climbs to 13

DAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): At least 13 people are confirmed dead due to landslides and massive flooding in a number of areas in southern Philippines on Sunday, local government officials said Monday. Loreto Rirao, civil defense chief for Davao region, said … Continued

8th Jan 2014

South Korea blocks $28 million tear gas order for Bahrain

(Al-Akhbar): South Korea has blocked a shipment of at least 3 million canisters of tear gas worth $28 million to Bahrain due to “complaints from human rights groups” that the weapon was being used to suppress peaceful protests, a report … Continued

China: 14 killed in mosque stampede
7th Jan 2014

China: 14 killed in mosque stampede

[An injured woman receives medical treatment at a hospital in Xiji Town of Guyuan, northwest China’s Ningxia region, injured in the stampede in a mosque. Photo: Li Ran,  Xinhnua News Agency] [A stampede that occurred during an event at a mosque in … Continued

30th Dec 2013

Vietnam: Seven students drown during field trip in southern Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, (Xinhua): Seven students from Nguyen Binh Khiem secondary school in Dau Tieng district of Vietnam’s southern Binh Duong Province have been drowned after being swept away by sea waves at a beach in southern Ho Chi … Continued

30th Dec 2013

China: Police kill eight ‘terrorists’ in China’s Xinjiang province

Eight people who were attacking a police station in Xinjiang province have been killed by police, Chinese authorities say. The largely Muslim region has seen a recent string of deadly incidents. Authorities in western China said on Monday that police … Continued

20th Dec 2013

Philippines: Gunmen shoot dead mayor, wife at Manila airport

    Unidentified gunmen have shot dead at least four people at the Manila airport, including the mayor of the southern Philippines town of Labangan. Police are still searching for the attackers.   Manila international airport general Manager Jose Honrado … Continued

Philippines: At least 21 killed in bus fall-off in Philippine capital region
16th Dec 2013

Philippines: At least 21 killed in bus fall-off in Philippine capital region

  MANILA, (Xinhua): At least 21 people were killed and scores were wounded when a passenger bus fell from an elevated Skyway in Taguig City, Metro Manila, and allegedly landed into a van under the highway early Monday morning, a … Continued

15th Dec 2013

China’s “Jade Rabbit” separates from lander

  China’s first lunar rover separates from Chang’e-3 moon lander early Dec. 15, 2013. Picture was taken from the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Li   BEIJING, (Xinhua): China’s first moon rover, Yutu, … Continued

China: Death toll in Shenzhen market fire rises to 16
11th Dec 2013

China: Death toll in Shenzhen market fire rises to 16

  SHENZHEN, (Xinhua): The death toll in a market fire in south China’s Shenzhen Wednesday morning rose to 16, when fire fighters found another body in the debris. Zhang Xiaowei, spokesman for the city fire department, said all of the … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

China, UK to boost ties as Cameron voices stance on Tibet

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Li Tao)   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to enhance political and economic … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

China: Looking beyond differences for practical China-Britain cooperation

  [Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Wang Ye)] By Shang Jun BEIJING, (Xinhua): British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by a 100-strong … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

China launches probe and rover to moon

[The Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Center, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Dec. 2 (Xinhua/Li Gang)]   XICHANG, Sichuan, (Xinhua): China launched the Chang’e-3 lunar probe with … Continued

29th Nov 2013

China: 85 injured in HK ferry accident

HONG KONG, (Xinhua): A total of 85 people were reported to have been injured in a ferry accident which happened early Friday near Hei Ling Chau island of China’s Hong Kong, and two people were seriously injured. A hydrofoil carrying … Continued

26th Nov 2013

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra invokes security law as protests continue

Thailand’s prime minister has invoked an emergency law as heated anti-government demonstrations continue. The move came after protesters occupied parts of the Finance and Foreign ministries. The law allows police to seal off roads, impose curfews, ban gatherings and carry … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

China: 18,000 people evacuated, 40 killed in pipeline Qingdao blast

[Rescuers search for the buried at the site of explosion in Qingdao Development Zone, in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province (Xinhua/Wang Shen)]   QINGDAO, (Xinhua): A total of 18,000 people have been evacuated from a district in east China’s port … Continued

15th Nov 2013

Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

The Philippines government has defended its efforts to deliver aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have still not received assistance. The UN puts the rising death toll at 4,460 amid disputed figures. Aid has finally reached some … Continued

Philippines: ‘Where is the food?’
13th Nov 2013

Philippines: ‘Where is the food?’

[Photo taken on Nov. 12 shows a street view of the aftermath of typhoon “Haiyan” in Leyte Province. The official death toll  has been lowered to 1,774 by Monday night (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)] By BERNICE CAMILLE V. BAUZON AND CATHERINE … Continued

Philippines: World joins rescue efforts
12th Nov 2013

Philippines: World joins rescue efforts

[Photo: Death toll from super typhoon ” Haiyan,” locally named “Yolanda,” has affected 9.7 million people. chinanews.com] By Bernice Camille V. Bauzon, Llanesca T. Panti And Jing Villamente Reporters Dozens of countries and international groups joined the Philippine government’s frantic efforts to rescue … Continued

12th Nov 2013

China: Typhoon Haiyan kills 5 in South China

BEIJING, (Xinhua): Typhoon Haiyan has left at least five people dead in China, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday. The victims included four people in the southern island province of Hainan and one in south … Continued

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