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    Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... the final missing residents of the remote village of Gaopo. Xinhua said those buried included 27 adults and 19 children. Two other people were hospitalised after the landslide struck on Friday morning, engulfing 16 homes, bringing a thunderous crash and throwing up thick clouds of dust, the official Xinhua news agency said. Rescuers toiled into the night, braving bitter wind and freezing ...

  2. State Power executives lost billions

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... financial reports, exaggerated operating costs and hid revenue of more than 7.8 billion yuan during a period of six years, Xinhua reported. In 2002, the company reported revenue of 21.5 billion ... for flood and earthquake relief in Yunnan and the Huai River region had been diverted, Xinhua said. ...

  3. Termination a responsible move: Xinhua

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Row over hosts' departure a self-directed farce, says agency Xinhua yesterday described Commercial Radio's decision to terminate Albert Cheng King-hon's contract as 'a responsible act' in protecting Hong Kong's image. In a commentary released last night, the news agency said: '[Albert] Cheng King-hon did not honour his contract and refused ...

  4. 17 dead after building collapses in storm

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Casting, the company that owned the building, was detained by police after the incident. The factory was being built in the city's Changan district. Witnesses told Xinhua the building ... around the site. Seventeen bodies were found and three injuries reported. Xinhua quoted local residents saying a group of children were seen playing nearby, but no young victims were reported. ...

  5. Around the Nation

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North/Northeast 91 held in raid on illegal casino HEBEI- Police in Shijiazhuang have detained 91 people during a raid on an underground casino in an abandoned mine, Xinhua reports. More ... tunnel through Great Wall INNER MONGOLIA- Two gold miners were detained for damaging a section of the Great Wall near Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia, this month, Xinhua reports. The two ...

  6. Fire engulfs unfinished high-rise

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the towers also caught fire, and people trapped on the roof of that structure screamed for help, Xinhua said. There were also occasional explosions and objects falling from the burning tower. In all, at least 21 workers who were fitting out the building's interior were rescued, Xinhua said, without saying whether any workers were still trapped. The provincial government website set ...

  7. Roadside blast kills 16, hours after torch relay in Zhejiang

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the province. The blast occurred in a residential area just before 2pm, destroying a Hyundai car, van and tractor, Xinhua said, adding that police found no explosives. It was the second such explosion ... Thirteen were found dead at the scene, and three died at hospital. Sixteen of the injured were in critical condition. Xinhua carried a report with additional details from a witness. 'The ...

  8. Nine killed as Gansu rocked by earthquakes

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... aftershocks were recorded. Gansu provincial seismological bureau was quoted by Xinhua as saying that about one-third of the houses near the epicentre were severely damaged, while 90 per cent ... house started shaking wildly. The Sina.com website posted a poignant picture of a farmer weeping bitterly next to his dead mule. which was half buried under a collapsed building. A Xinhua report ...

  9. 21 billion yuan recovered since graft revelations

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... was presented to this week's 13th session of the 10th National People's Congress Standing Committee, Xinhua said yesterday. Premier Wen Jiabao had publicly promised to look into the problems, highlighted by Auditor-General Li Jinhua in June, and give a formal response to NPC deputies and the public, Xinhua reported. The audit office report marked a concrete step towards a more transparent ...

  10. Drought agency issues emergency call for the south

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will face huge pressure,' he was quoted as saying. In Huizhou, Guangdong, the government had mobilised people to reopen abandoned wells, the Yangcheng Evening News reported. More than 1,000 ... of the Three Gorges had also been trying to fill their reservoirs. Zheng Shouren, chief engineer of the Yangtze resource commission, told Xinhua last week that the drought in the south was mainly ...




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