At least 40 people were killed when part of a power station under construction in China collapsed Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest industrial accident in a country with a dismal safety record.
Hong Kong's leader said Chinese President Xi Jinping has affirmed his handling of a political dispute in the Chinese-ruled territory in which two recently elected legislators were barred from taking their seats.
Authorities in Beijing warned Wednesday that heavy pollution will persist this week, urging the suspension of outdoor school activities and construction projects.
Two newly elected Hong Kong separatist lawmakers who altered their oaths by adding anti-China insults were disqualified from taking office in a court decision Tuesday.
The Dream Cruises vessel Genting Dream docks in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
A Chinese man who killed a village official with a nail gun after his home was forcibly demolished was executed on Tuesday, a court said, despite a public outcry over his condemnation.
A polar bear dubbed the "world's saddest" by animal rights activists has been removed from a Chinese shopping mall where campaigners said it was suffering in unsuitable conditions.
Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday in support of China's decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city's freedoms being under threat.
Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronised by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace.
Macau's disgraced former top prosecutor faces almost 2,000 criminal charges, according to the Chinese gambling enclave's highest court, which will try Ho Chio-meng next month.