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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Mainland China battling fires and contamination at chemical blast site
Mainland Chinese authorities struggled Friday to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens and left residents in fear of being cloaked in a toxic cloud.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Huge warehouse blasts hit Tianjin
Huge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed at least 50 people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the mainland Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions Thursday about whether the materials had been properly stored.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
At least 44 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese port
TIANJIN, China -- Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 44 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials and witnesses said Thursday.
UK's Hammond in China for talks
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday that an international agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program could give impetus to efforts aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
Around 40 people were missing in mainland China Wednesday after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company under 1 million cubic meters of earth, local authorities and state media said.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Anti-graft authorities have busted a low-level Beijing official for allegedly embezzling more than US$130 million, state media reported -- one of the largest amounts revealed in the corruption crackdown under leader Xi Jinping.
Lurid allegations against the head of China's Shaolin temple -- renowned as the birthplace of kung fu -- must be investigated by the government, state media said Monday, after former monks accused him of philandering and corruption.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Typhoon Soudelor killed 12 people in eastern mainland China and five are missing after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media reported Sunday.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
China lawyer detained after supporting others
A mainland Chinese lawyer who spoke up on behalf of rights lawyers persecuted by authorities was himself taken away by police in handcuffs, his wife said Friday.
Chinese prosecutors will be punished if officials they are investigating for abuse of office commit suicide, authorities said, after several suspects caught up in an anti-corruption drive killed themselves.
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