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  1. News - China

    Red Cross slated over Baoxing quake relief canvassing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 08:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... struck by the 7.0-magnitude Yaan earthquake. Financial news magazine CBN Weekly reporters took photographs of a Red Cross booth in Baoxing county and published them on an official account ... that reads, “Baoxing county Red Cross: 4.20 earthquake disaster relief donation booth.” The CBN Weekly post said, “Setting up donation boxes to solicit money at the centre of the rescue operation ...

  2. News - China

    Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Inner Mongolia

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 06:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... close to the border of Liaoning province, and the depth of the hypocentre was six kilometres, according to China Earthquake Network Centre. The quake jolted the northern province a little past 5pm, causing tremors in multiple locations in nearby Liaoning and Jilin provinces, the Centre said. View Inner Mongolia Earthquake April 22 in a larger map ...

  3. News - China

    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake- Day 2

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 08:30am by Ernest Kao

    ... in protective suits disinfecting the streets and picking up rubbish.   12.15pm  China Earthquake Networks Centre reports "strong aftershocks" around noontime in Yaan city, Lushan county, ...

  4. News - China

    Earthquake death toll rises to at least 156

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 09:40am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... million people and is considered one of the birthplaces of Chinese tea culture. It is also the home to one of China’s main centres for protecting the giant panda. “There are still shakes ...

  5. News - China

    Recent seismic activity in China no cause for concern

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 03:15pm by Chris Luo

    ... Oriental Morning Post reported. Between February 18 and 22, a total of 10 earthquakes, all magnitude 4 or greater, struck China, according to China Earthquake Network Centre. Eight ... before,” he said and appealed to the public not to panic. Jiang Haikun, deputy director of China Earthquake Network Centre, said that the recent spate of seismic activity was rare ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Freddie Bendulo and other officials said. "We had a problem where to take the evacuees. All the evacuation centres have lost their roofs," Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon said. ... "We felt we were on an island because there was water everywhere." One local resident, Francisco Alduiso, said dozens of women and children, who had taken shelter in a village centre, had ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc in US, kills 40

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district. At least 40 people were reported killed in the US by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country, ...

  8. News - China

    Briefs, October 2, 2012

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... by the Social Sciences Academic Press annually, quoted the China Internet Network Information Centre, which said that about 274 million Chinese had microblog accounts as of June. The number ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Cadmium, a heavy metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust, ranks high on the list of environmental toxins that pose considerable health threats. According to the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, cadmium is ingested mainly through food. Plants, animals, fish and shellfish will absorb cadmium when grown in a contaminated ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Factory fires kill more than 300 in Karachi and Lahore

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... exits, finding it easy to avoid because of the lack of effective monitoring. "Most of our shopping centres and markets too have no safety mechanism, which the authorities should review ...




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