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

21st Aug 2013

China: 21 dead in NW China flood

XINING, (Xinhua): Twenty-one people were killed and three others remain missing after a rainstorm-triggered flood in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, said local authorities on Wednesday. Sudden rainstorms and hail battered Wulan County in Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi around 7 … Continued

19th Aug 2013

China: 54 killed in NE China city flood

SHENYANG, (Xinhua): The death toll has risen to 54 as of Monday morning after the worst flooding in decades ravaged Fushun City, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, said local authorities on Monday. Extreme rainstorms battered Liaoning from Thursday to Saturday, leaving … Continued

18th Aug 2013

Phillipines: 85 remain missing from Philippine ship collision

TALISAY, (Xinhua): The search operation resumed Sunday morning as 85 were still missing following ship collision in central Philippine province of Cebu, a local official said. The death toll of the mishap rose to 34 after two bodies were retrieved Sunday … Continued

18th Aug 2013

China: Guangzhou rail service suspended, 80,000 affected

GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Train service of Guangzhou Railway Station, a rail hub in south China, has been suspended after landslides blocked a railway artery linking Guangzhou and Beijing, Guangzhou Railway Corporation said on Sunday. The company could not confirm when the … Continued

17th Aug 2013

China: Floods kill 25 in NE China

CHANGCHUN, (Xinhua): The bodies of three people who went missing in a flood in northeast China’s Jilin Province were recovered on Saturday, local authorities said. The latest casualties brought the death toll of floods which also hit neighboring Heilongjiang and … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Philippines: Death toll in ships collision reaches 28, 215 still missing

The death toll of the collision between a passenger ship and a cargo vessel in central Philippine province of Cebu has risen to 28, with 215 others still missing, military and coast guard officials said Saturday.(Xinhua)   MANILA, (Xinhua): The … Continued

12th Aug 2013

China: Droughts affect 1.17mn central China

WUHAN, (Xinhua): Lingering droughts in central China’s Hubei Province have affected more than 1.17 million people, local authorities said Sunday. Over 1 million people lack adequate supplies of drinking water as a result of the dry weather started from mid-July, … Continued

11th Aug 2013

China: Two dead, 9 missing after Chinese boat capsizes

QINGDAO, (Xinhua): Rescuers have retrieved two bodies and are still searching nine others who went missing after their fishing vessel capsized in sea waters off east China’s Shandong Province on Saturday morning, local authorities said. The boat, “Luchengyu60326″, turned upside … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Philippines: Two minors died in landslide in S. Philippines

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (Xinhua): Two minors were killed and another injured when a landslide hit a village in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga on Saturday morning, local official said. Zamboanga mayor Isabel Climaco-Salazar, who is also chair of the City … Continued

31st Jul 2013

China: 11 injured in Hong Kong bus attack

HONG KONG, (Xinhua): Eleven people were injured in a knife attack on a coach in Tuen Mun this morning. The attack happened as the coach was taking workers to their offices at Tai Po Industrial Estate. Police said a 60-year-old … Continued

27th Jul 2013

China: 21 dead, 4 missing in Gansu floods

LANZHOU, (Xinhua): Twenty-one people have died and four are missing after rainstorm-triggered floods and mud-rock flows hit a city in northwest China’s Gansu Province, the local government said on Saturday. Four rounds of downpours, which swept Tianshui City recently, triggered … Continued

27th Jul 2013

North Korea military marks Korean War ceasefire anniversary

North Korea has celebrated the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by staging a major military parade. The ceasefire in the 1950-53 war is celebrated in North Korea as “Victory Day.” North Korean state television showed a … Continued

25th Jul 2013

China indicts disgraced politician Bo Xilai for bribery and corruption

The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been indicted on charges of corruption, accepting bribes and abuse of power, state media reported. The case is one of China’s biggest political scandals in decades. The former high-flying communist politician Bo Xilai … Continued

24th Jul 2013

China: 2 killed in Beijing bakery blast

Firemen work at the explosion site of a cake shop on Guangming Road in Beijing, capital of China, July 24, 2013. A gas blast ripped through the cake shop Wednesday morning, leaving a number of people injured and vehicles damaged. … Continued

22nd Jul 2013

Japan: Abe vows to push forward economic policies after upper house election

[Japanese Prime Minister and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at the party’s headquarters in Tokyo, capital of Japan, July 21, 2013 (Xinhua/Ma Ping)] TOKYO, (Xinhua): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed here Sunday … Continued

China: At least 22 killed in NW China earthquake
22nd Jul 2013

China: At least 22 killed in NW China earthquake

A house is damaged in quake-affected Lixian County, northwest China’s Gansu Province, July 22. (Xinhua/Li Yaoqin)   LANZHOU, (Xinhua): At least 22 people have been killed in an earthquake which hit a juncture region of two counties in northwest China’s Gansu … Continued

21st Jul 2013

China: Explosion hits Beijing airport

[Policemen clear site of an explosion at Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of  (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): An explosion occurred Saturday evening at the Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport, police … Continued

20th Jul 2013

Philippines: 7 killed in foiled leftist rebel attack in S. Philippines

DAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed during an attack launched by leftist rebels against a militia outpost in southern Philippines early Friday, military said later that day. Six members of the leftist rebel group of New People’s … Continued

18th Jul 2013

North Korea condemns Panama’s swoop on Cuban cargo

Pyongyang has said that Cuban weapons seized from a North Korean vessel were being overhauled as part of a legitimate deal. It claimed that Panamanian authorities who searched the ship and arrested crew had been “rash.” North Korea on Wednesday … Continued

China: Typhoon Soulik weakens, warning of heavy rain remains
14th Jul 2013

China: Typhoon Soulik weakens, warning of heavy rain remains

[Photos: Typhoon Soulik brings big waves to seacoast in Fujian]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Typhoon Soulik has gradually weakened on its course to inlands, but heavy rain and strong winds will continue to pummel some parts of China, the National Meteorological Center … Continued

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