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33 missing after China landslides: state media

Bejing - At least 33 people are missing a day after landslides swept through two east China villages, state media reported Thursday, as rescuers combed through rubble for survivors.

Hong Kong marks 2nd anniversary of 'Umbrella Revolution'

Hong Kong - Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters holding yellow umbrellas held three minutes' silence outside the city's government offices Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of mass protests challenging Beijing.

Post-Umbrella Hong Kong opens explosive political chapter

Hong Kong - Two years after the pro-democracy "Umbrella Revolution" began, Hong Kong is entering uncharted political territory as former protesters prepare to take office, advocating a possible split from China.

Chinese coal accident 'kills 12, traps 8'

Bejing - At least 12 people were killed and eight more are trapped after an explosion Tuesday in a Chinese coal mine, state media reported, the latest disaster in the country's notoriously dangerous mines.

What are elephants good for besides ivory? How about their skin?

Deep in the jungles of Myanmar, endangered Asian elephants are facing the same threat as African elephants, only it is far worse. Besides taking tusks, poachers there are skinning the elephants to feed a growing demand for skins in China.

Fidel Castro seen in state media for third time in a week

Havana - Fidel Castro appeared in state-run media Monday for the third time in less than a week, which is extremely rare for the father of the Cuban revolution.

China flies military planes over strait near Japan

Bejing - China has sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan, the two governments said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the disputed South China Sea.

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Bejing - The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

China's Li seeks new tack in ties with Cuba

Havana - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas' lone communist-ruled state.

Chinese outrage over 'ugly' restoration of Great Wall

Bejing - Chinese social media users were in an uproar Friday over restoration of a 700-year-old section of the Great Wall that has been covered in cement, turning it into a smooth, flat-topped path.

China PM comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Ottawa - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang landed in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and press for an extradition treaty.

China aquarium refuses to deliver 'sad bear' Pizza to UK

Bejing - A Chinese aquarium keeping a forlorn-looking polar bear named Pizza said Tuesday it has "no need" for foreign interference, after activists offered to move the animal to a British zoo.

China pushes Tibetan tourism while critics fear impact

- China has unveiled a sparkling new hotel as part of its drive to get tens of millions more tourists to visit Tibet, even as critics say the push is slowly eroding the local culture.

China releases alleged Canadian spy

Montr - A Canadian man arrested in China two years ago on charges of spying and stealing state secrets has been freed and is back home in Canada, his family said Thursday.

Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France

Paris - The British government's long-awaited green light for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in England on Thursday is of vital importance to France and its state-backed energy industry.

Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal

London - Britain finally gave the go-ahead Thursday for Hinkley Point, its first nuclear plant in a generation, but set conditions to address concerns over China's role in a flagship project for Europe's nuclear sector.

Belgium's first baby panda named 'Treasure of Heaven'

Brussels - A Belgian zoo on Thursday finally named a baby giant panda three months after its birth, calling it "Tian Bao", which means "Treasure of Heaven" in Chinese.

Ai Weiwei: 'One voice' for refugees in new expo

Amsterdam - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei unveiled on Thursday thousands of mobile phone pictures of refugees at his newest exhibition saying it aimed to speak with "one voice" for those who have fled to Europe's shores.

Malaysia confirms Tanzania debris came from MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A piece of aircraft wreckage found in June off Tanzania has been confirmed as coming from the doomed airliner MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday.

Hong Kong journalists 'detained and beaten' in China

Hong Kong - Hong Kong journalists covering violent protests in the rebel Chinese village of Wukan said they were detained and beaten by police as state press slammed "foreign media" for stoking the tensions.

Typhoon Meranti lashes China after pounding Taiwan

Bejing - Typhoon Meranti battered southeastern China with heavy winds and torrential rain on Thursday, cutting power, ripping up trees and smashing windows, a day after lashing Taiwan.

US 'surprised' at Chinese influence-buying in Australia

Sydney - The US envoy to Canberra has raised concerns about China buying political influence in Australia, after a raft of revelations over Beijing's financial support for influential figures.

US challenges China's $100 bn rice, cereal subsidies

Washington - US President Barack Obama launched legal action against "unfair" Chinese rice, wheat and corn subsidies at the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, setting up a culturally sensitive multi-billion-dollar trade spat.

China detains 13 in 'rebel' village over protests

Bejing - 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.

Debate on China poverty after mother kills her 4 children

Bejing - The killing of four children by their poverty-stricken mother -- who then committed suicide, followed by her husband -- sparked online outrage and debate in China Tuesday over the gap between rich and poor.

Eats shoots and rarely breeds: giant pandas 'still at risk'

Chengdu - The giant panda may have been taken off the endangered species list, but the emblematic black and white bear still faces a plethora of risks including epidemics and climate change, Chinese breeding centres say.

China industrial output up 6.3% on-year in Aug: govt

Bejing - China's industrial output growth accelerated in August, government statistics showed Tuesday, exceeding expectations in an encouraging sign for the world's second-largest economy.Industrial production rose 6.

China's high-speed railways now more than 20,000 kilometers

Beijing - China's high-speed railways have reached more than 20,000 kilometers in length following the recent opening of an important line linking two major provinces.

Taiwan protests over slump in China tourist visits

Taipei - Thousands of tourism industry workers took to the streets in Taiwan Monday, demanding the government address a slump in visitors from China as cross-strait ties deteriorate.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.
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