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Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest China

2017-06-27 10:32

A second landslide has struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris.

Zim gets Chinese buy-in for Vic Falls 'Disneyland' project: report

2017-06-26 15:15

In a development likely to get conservationists worried, Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Chinese investors to develop its 'Disneyland in Africa' concept near the prime resort of Victoria Falls.

Dog in forlorn search for owner after China landslide

2017-06-25 17:29

A droopy-eyed white dog apparently looking for its owner, has been found in the rubble of a landslide that buried a village in southwest China.

Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide

2017-06-24 15:42

Chinese rescuers have scoured around rocks in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village.

Nuclear plant to cost consumers 'billions more'

2017-06-24 08:40

A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast.

World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, UN says

2017-06-22 12:59

The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a UN report says.

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

2017-06-21 15:28

A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened with sellers torching the hair off carcasses, butchers chopping slabs of canines and cooks frying up dishes, dispelling rumours that authorities would ban sales this year.

Ford US to import China-built Focus sedan

2017-06-21 07:50

Ford will import its next-generation Focus sedans into the US market from China, after a highly-publicized move to cancel plans to build the car in Mexico.

China 'backyard' pig farmers squeezed as sector scales up

2017-06-18 13:00

Walking through swarms of flies at his piggery on the outskirts of Beijing, Liu Jin shows off 1 500 hormone-free black hogs raised for China's growing organic meat market.

Chinese police launch probe after blast near school

2017-06-15 16:00

Chinese police have launched an investigation after at least seven people were killed and more than 60 injured in an explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China.

 

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

2017-06-26 17:48

Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after his diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer.

Hong Kong activists hold China protest ahead of Xi trip

2017-06-26 11:36

Protesters drape black flag over a symbolic statue days before visit by Xi Jinping marking 20 years since the handover.

Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide

2017-06-25 10:03

Rescuers in China are digging through earth and rocks for a second day in an increasingly bleak search for some 118 people still missing after their village vanished under a huge landslide.

Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

2017-06-24 12:42

County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide

North Korea conducts rocket engine test - US official

2017-06-23 13:34

North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could potentially be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official has said.

After Trump tweet, China says it works non-stop on N Korea

2017-06-21 16:31

China says it has made "unremitting" efforts to ease tensions with North Korea after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Beijing had not succeeded in helping.

China's notorious meat festival opens

2017-06-21 08:49

A notorious Chinese dog meat festival has opened with butchers hacking slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year.

Sluggish growth for SA over mayhem - report

2017-06-20 18:12

SA is experiencing economic and political mayhem, which would lead to real GDP growth in 2017 likely being at a sluggish pace of 0.9%, says Euromonitor.

China probes deadly kindergarten bomb

2017-06-16 09:46

Police investigating an explosion outside a kindergarten that killed eight people and injured dozens more in eastern China are treating the blast as a crime and have identified at least one suspect.

WATCH: Several dead as explosion strikes nursery in China

2017-06-15 14:28

An explosion has struck a nursery in eastern China, with witnesses and police saying at least seven people have been killed.

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