The toll from a powerful explosion in China rose to 14 dead and 147 injured Tuesday, state media said, as authorities censored discussion of the incident online.
Rescuers in China used helicopters and a digger to free three wild Asian elephants -- including one young calf -- from a water tank where they were helplessly trapped for more than two days, state media said.
A series of multi-storey buildings built by local villagers and packed with migrant workers collapsed in China on Monday, killing at least 17 people, the government and reports said.
Chinese authorities detained 13 residents of the rebel village of Wukan Tuesday, police said, after jailing its chief -- who was elected after leading protests against Communist officials -- on corruption charges.
As Tibetan riders waved rifles and dug cowboy-booted feet into their horses' flanks, hanging sideways from their mounts, tourists and locals cheered and snapped pictures on digital cameras and smartphones.
Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village's democratically elected leader and historic seizures of land.
A restaurant in Guangzhou in southern China recently fired robot waiters because of limits to their abilities after introducing them last year to attract customers, Chinese media have reported.
An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China killed one person and injured nine others, a state news agency reported Sunday, less than two weeks after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 123 people.
The first Catholic bishop to be ordained in mainland China for more than three years was consecrated on Tuesday amid a heavy police presence, worshippers said.
A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and taken into custody, the aviation authority said.