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Death toll rises to 21 in China landslide

The death toll from mudslides that have ravaged an earthquake-shattered region of northwestern China rose to 21 on Saturday, with another four missing, state media reported.

Saturday, 27 July, 2013, 12:51pm

Landlords neglect duty to prevent killer landslides

Nearly a quarter of landlords ordered to repair their man-made slopes in the past three years have not done so, Buildings Department figures show. More than 760 orders are still pending and the department has taken 32 landlords to court in the past 12 months. However, only nine people in such cases pleaded guilty.

3 Apr 2013 - 4:22am

Talking points

EU instructors join Mali mission

2 Apr 2013 - 3:43am

China Digest, February 20, 2013

Guangzhou scientists have warned cat lovers that various lilies can kill their pets, the Guangzhou Daily reports. Certain species such as Lilium longiflorum, sometimes called the Easter or November lily, as well as daylilies, are known to be toxic to felines.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:12am

Briefs, January 28, 2013

Japan will boost its number of military personnel, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said, as the new government led by the Liberal Democratic Party tackles a territorial spat with Beijing over East China Sea islets.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:32am

Philippines braces for Typhoon Bopha, strongest of 2012

The Philippines is bracing for the strongest storm of 2012, almost a year after Typhoon Washi triggered landslides, flooding and the highest cyclone death toll since 2008.

Packing gusts of up to 220km/h, Typhoon Bopha was 1,000 kilometres southeast of the Philippines yesterday, and was forecast to make landfall tomorrow or on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

Wen Jiabao's visit to scene of Yunnan school tragedy puzzles observers

Over his 10 years as premier, Wen Jiabao has often been Beijing's first face on the scene when disaster strikes in some remote corner of the country. Many have appreciated his knack for turning a poetic phrase and showing compassion for victims.

7 Oct 2012 - 11:39am 3 comments

Floods, landslides displace 1 million in India; 33 dead

Floods and landslides caused by relentless rain in northeast India have killed at least 33 people and displaced more than a million over the past week, officials said on Monday.

At least 21 people were killed in landslides and another eight were missing in the mountainous state of Sikkim, said state government spokesman AS Tobgay.

24 Sep 2012 - 4:24pm

Flooding and landslides in quake-hit county of Yunnan in mainland China

Heavy rain hammered a quake-stricken area of Yunnan province early yesterday morning, triggering flooding and landslides just days after two earthquakes killed dozens of residents and destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes.

12 Sep 2012 - 10:00am

Experts count down to next Philippine landslide disaster

Buried under metres of mud and boulders, the village of Guinsaugon in the Philippine province of Southern Leyte resembles a sodden first world war battlefield, unrecognisable from the verdant paddyfields that once spread out from the slopes of Mount Kan-abag.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am