• spokesman Aug 11, 2019

    Police Say 62 Killed in Tanzania Fuel Tanker Explosion

    A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. Citing police figures, state broadcaster KBC said a further at least 70 people were injured in the incident early Saturday in the town...

  • China May 24, 2019

    Boat Capsizes on Southwest China River, 10 Dead, 8 Missing

    A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people. Twelve divers were among personnel working at the scene Friday. Eight people were still missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The captain was among 11 people rescued after the capsizing in remote Banrao village of Guizhou province.

  • Associated Press Jan 4, 2019

    China Begins 1st Surface Exploration of Far Side of the Moon

    A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon. Jade Rabbit 2 drove off a ramp the previous night and onto the soft, snow-like surface after a Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the moon’s far side. A photo posted online by...

  • Associated Press Dec 19, 2018

    US Reviews Report of Imports From Forced Labor in China Camp

    The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that reporting by The Associated Press and other media “for the first time appears to link the internment camps...

  • driver Nov 22, 2018

    Car Strikes Crowd at China School, Killing 5 and Hurting 18

    A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, state media reported. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Eighteen people were hospitalized with injuries, the reports said. The...

  • Canada Mar 19, 2018

    China Removes Online Criticism of Plan to Extend Xi's Rule

    Chinese censors acted quickly Monday to remove satirical commentary online about the ruling Communist Party’s move to enable President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, while political observers weighed the possibility that China will return to an era of one-man rule. A day after the party announced a proposed constitutional change to be approved next month, Chinese internet users...

  • spokesman Jan 8, 2018

    Oil Tanker Burning Off China's Coast at Risk of Exploding

    An oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China’s east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese state media reported Monday, as authorities from three countries struggled to find its 32 missing crew members and contain oil spewing from the blazing wreck. State broadcaster China Central Television, citing Chinese officials, said none of the...

  • spokesman Nov 15, 2017

    Zimbabwe Army Says Via State Broadcaster Mugabe, Wife Safe

    In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster during a night of unrest, Zimbabwe’s army said early Wednesday it was only targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, and sought to reassure the country that “this is not a military takeover.” Mugabe and his wife were safe and sound, the army spokesman said. “As soon as we have accomplished...

  • Shannon Ho Jun 25, 2017

    9 Bodies Found After Landslide Buries Scores in China

    Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found nine bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing. About 3,000 rescuers were using detection devices and dogs to look for signs of life in an area that once held 62 homes...

  • Ambassador Dec 24, 2014

    Jackie Chan Expresses Shame Over Son's Drug Charge

    Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan said he feels shame for his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on a drug charge and could be jailed for up to three years.

  • Beijing Aug 19, 2014

    Jackie Chan's Son Detained in Beijing Drug Bust

    The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

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