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China earthquake death toll hits 589

At least 589 people have died in an earthquake that devastated a Chinese village, officials said Wednesday, marking a sharp increase in the death toll. “As of 10.30 on Wednesday… 589 people have died” after Sunday’s magnitude 6.1 tremor in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China’s ministry of civil affairs[…]

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Factory owners blamed for deadly China blast

Chinese officials have blamed the chairman of a car-parts factory in eastern China and local regulators for safety breaches that led to the deadliest industrial accident in a year, the official news agency Xinhua reports. The blast at the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd factory in the city of[…]

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Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site

Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities were searching for one person who might have been in a wrecked house on[…]

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China braced for 2nd typhoon

China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country’s southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people. Authorities in eastern Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, ordered fishing boats to return to[…]

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14 die in mosque stampede

Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede during a gathering at a mosque in northwest China’s Ningxia region, state media reported Monday. The stampede occurred around 1:00 pm Sunday while traditional food was being handed out to people attending an event to commemorate a late religious leader,[…]

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