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Victims to blame in fatal tiger attack in China, probe finds

Bejing - The Beijing wildlife park whose tigers killed one woman and injured another this summer was not to blame for their deaths, an official investigation concluded Wednesday.

Missing translator delays Bangkok shrine bomb trial

Bangkok - The trial of two Chinese Uighurs accused of killing 20 people when they allegedly bombed a Bangkok shrine was postponed Tuesday because the men still do not have a translator.

China state media casts doubt on Syria Omran video

Bejing - China's state broadcaster has questioned the authenticity of the video of Syrian boy Omran which went viral worldwide, alleging it may have been faked as part of a Western "propaganda war".

In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties

- Twice a year, a normally deserted border checkpoint high on the Tibetan plateau throngs with activity as traders from Nepal flock to do business with their giant northern neighbour China.

Chinese march in Paris to demand better security

Aubervilliers - Around 1,800 people from the Chinese community in France took part in a march near Paris Sunday calling for greater security after a deadly robbery earlier this month.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

Down in the dumps: China lawmaker given five years for sinkhole

Bejing - A Chinese lawmaker was sentenced to five years in jail Friday for trying to dig a basement under his Beijing home so deep it created a giant sinkhole that swallowed four of his neighbours' houses.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says China to support peace talks with armed groups

Beijing - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi expects China to support historic peace talks with armed groups near the countries' troubled joint border, she said Friday during a landmark visit overshadowed by a stalled dam project.

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Chengdu - Claiming to be the world's largest building by floor space, the 1,760,000 square metres of the New Century Global Center are a monument to growing Chinese consumer power, packed with shoppers -- and beach bathers a thousand kilometres from the coast.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi in China with dam project on agenda

Beijing - Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday met with China's premier, discussing a stalled dam project and the prospect of building a bridge near the countries' troubled joint-border.

China laments gold drought in Rio 'flop'

Bejing - Chinese sports fans turned on the country's athletes and administrators Wednesday as the Asian giant languished behind Britain -- once dismissed as an "old declining Empire" -- in third place on the Olympic medal table in Rio.

BMW plans to launch autonomous car in China

German car maker BMW is planning to launch self-driving vehicles in China with its first autonomous car hitting the road five years from now.

China launches world first quantum satellite

Bejing - China launched the world's first quantum satellite on Tuesday, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an "unhackable" system of encrypted communications.

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders escape jail on protest charges

Hong Kong - Three leaders of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" avoided jail Monday over 2014 pro-democracy protests as a court said political tension would not sway its judgement, in a city divided by Beijing's tightening grip.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Japan to develop missile as tensions with China mount

Toukyo - Japan will develop a new land-to-sea missile as part of plans to beef up its defence of remote southern islands, as tensions with China increase over the disputed territory, a report said Sunday.

Philippines eyes 'two-track' talks with China: envoy

Manila - The Philippines and China discussed setting up a "two-track" system that would allow them to cooperate in some areas while separately handling "contentious issues" such as their South China Sea territorial dispute, a Manila envoy said Saturday.

Ex-Philippine leader meets senior China official to mend ties

Hong Kong - Former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos said Friday he had met with a senior Chinese official during a trip to Hong Kong aimed at improving ties between Manila and Beijing, with both sides working towards formal discussions.

Calling China: Phones everywhere in world's biggest market

Bejing - Sometimes it seems that no one in China, from toddlers to octogenarians, ladies in swimming pools to delivery men mid-manoeuvre, is without a cellphone to hand -- and statistically it is more or less true.

China power station explosion 'kills at least 21'

Bejing - A pipeline explosion at a power station in China killed at least 21 people and injured five more on Thursday, the official Xinhua news service reported.

Torch festival shines on in Chinese hill country

Xichang - Surrounded by green hillsides and fluttering flags, young women wearing silver headdresses and colourful costumes filed onto the stage, dancing hand in hand as sounds of singing filled the valley.

UN fails to condemn N. Korea after China draws link to THAAD

New York - The UN Security Council failed to agree Tuesday on a statement condemning North Korea's launch of a missile that landed near Japan after China sought to include language opposing the US missile defense system in South Korea.

Chinese tourist kills woman at luxury Kenya safari lodge

Nairobi - A Chinese tourist stabbed a woman to death and seriously wounded her husband after demanding they vacate a table at a luxury Kenyan safari lodge, police said Tuesday.

MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report

Sydney - MH370 plunged into the ocean at high speed -- up to 20,000 feet a minute -- reinforcing analysis that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in the current search zone, a report said Tuesday.

Xi's here to stay: China leader tipped to outstay term

Bejing - Already China's most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts say, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping.

Ex-Philippine leader to 'rekindle' ties with China

Manila - Ex-Philippine president Fidel Ramos left for Hong Kong on Monday to "rekindle" ties with Beijing that have soured over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
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