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Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang paints the sky with fireworks in Florence

A solo exhibition by Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guoqiang has opened at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy.

A solo exhibition by Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guoqiang has opened at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy.

20 Nov 2018 - 1:38PM
Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi

The Indonesian island of Sulawesi was struck by a major 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday, which brought down houses and triggered a tsunami. Waves up to three metres high (10ft) smashed into the city of Palu after the quake struck, collapsing buildings and washing a ship ashore.

The Indonesian island of Sulawesi was struck by a major 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday, which brought down houses and triggered a tsunami. Waves up to three metres high (10ft) smashed into the city of Palu after the quake struck, collapsing buildings and washing a ship ashore.

29 Sep 2018 - 4:49PM
Elderly Chinese double amputee climbs Mt Everest

A 69-year-old double amputee climber from China flew on a helicopter from Everest to Kathmandu on Wednesday, two days after climbing the world’s highest mountain.

A 69-year-old double amputee climber from China flew on a helicopter from Everest to Kathmandu on Wednesday, two days after climbing the world’s highest mountain.

17 May 2018 - 2:25PM
Chinese three-year-old's drifting skills

A three-year-old boy showed off his drifting skills in southern China’s Sichuan province, with his younger sister sat behind him.

A three-year-old boy showed off his drifting skills in southern China’s Sichuan province, with his younger sister sat behind him.

16 Mar 2018 - 6:32PM
Newly released video shows what happened outside Florida high school during shooting

Authorities released surveillance footage of what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on the day a student opened fire and killed 17 people.

Authorities released surveillance footage of what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on the day a student opened fire and killed 17 people.

16 Mar 2018 - 12:27PM
911 calls from Parkland shooting released

When emergency calls began pouring in from parents and students during the Florida high school massacre, 911 operators at first tried to grasp the enormity of the emergency, and then sought to calm the callers while gathering information to assist arriving law enforcement officers.

When emergency calls began pouring in from parents and students during the Florida high school massacre, 911 operators at first tried to grasp the enormity of the emergency, and then sought to calm the callers while gathering information to assist arriving law enforcement officers.

15 Mar 2018 - 4:08PM
100 Good Samaritans pull lorry out of river in China

More than a hundred people came to the rescue of a lorry driver when his vehicle slid into a river in eastern China.

More than a hundred people came to the rescue of a lorry driver when his vehicle slid into a river in eastern China.

13 Mar 2018 - 11:43AM
Huge Women's Day crowds force tourist attraction to close in China

A tourist attraction in China let female visitors in for free on International Women’s Day. It was eventually forced to close due to huge crowds.

A tourist attraction in China let female visitors in for free on International Women’s Day. It was eventually forced to close due to huge crowds.

9 Mar 2018 - 12:27PM
SpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket with a Tesla sports car on board

SpaceX has launched the world’s most powerful rocket. The Falcon Heavy blasted off from the same Florida launch pad that NASA used nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. 

SpaceX has launched the world’s most powerful rocket. The Falcon Heavy blasted off from the same Florida launch pad that NASA used nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. 

7 Feb 2018 - 6:24PM
Ostriches run amok on busy road in southwest China

Three ostriches recently ran amok on a busy road in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Security cameras showed several people unsuccessfully trying to catch the fast-moving birds.

Three ostriches recently ran amok on a busy road in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Security cameras showed several people unsuccessfully trying to catch the fast-moving birds.

29 Jan 2018 - 2:55PM
Drunk Chinese driver gets head stuck in jail cell bars

A man in China got his head stuck in between the bars of his jail cell.

A man in China got his head stuck in between the bars of his jail cell.

24 Jan 2018 - 6:30PM
Disabled man rescues pregnant woman from burning building

A passerby came to the aid of a pregnant woman trapped in a burning flat in central China’s Henan province.

A passerby came to the aid of a pregnant woman trapped in a burning flat in central China’s Henan province.

14 Jan 2018 - 2:35PM
Chinese authorities demolish well-known church

Golden Lampstand Church, a well-known Christian church, was demolished in northern China’s Shanxi Province.

Golden Lampstand Church, a well-known Christian church, was demolished in northern China’s Shanxi Province.

12 Jan 2018 - 11:38AM
Chinese woman refuses to let train leave because her husband isn't on it

This woman refuses to leave this train because her husband hasn't arrived. She uses her body to block the doors of the train car. 

This woman refuses to leave this train because her husband hasn't arrived. She uses her body to block the doors of the train car. 

11 Jan 2018 - 6:28PM
Chinese man buys BMW with US$11,000 in coins

A businessman in China used about US$11,000 in small change to buy a BMW.  He had been saving the coins for years, and decided this was the best way to spend the money. The car showroom spent 10 hours counting the coins.

A businessman in China used about US$11,000 in small change to buy a BMW.  He had been saving the coins for years, and decided this was the best way to spend the money. The car showroom spent 10 hours counting the coins.

3 Jan 2018 - 2:36PM
Chinese tourist killed in Iceland crash, others injured

One person died and 12 more were hurt in Iceland on Wednesday after a bus carrying Chinese tourists skidded off the road after colliding with a car.

One person died and 12 more were hurt in Iceland on Wednesday after a bus carrying Chinese tourists skidded off the road after colliding with a car.

28 Dec 2017 - 11:07AM
A welcome fit for an emperor for Donald Trump in Beijing

US President Donald Trump received the royal treatment upon his arrival in Beijing as Chinese President Xi Jinping took him to the Forbidden City to get a taste oftraditional Chinese entertainment - opera.

US President Donald Trump received the royal treatment upon his arrival in Beijing as Chinese President Xi Jinping took him to the Forbidden City to get a taste oftraditional Chinese entertainment - opera.

21 Nov 2017 - 4:16PM
Base jumper does eight airborne somersaults in five seconds

Watch base jumper Maurizio Di Palma complete eight somersaults as he descends alongside a dangerous mountain cliff in Italy.

Watch base jumper Maurizio Di Palma complete eight somersaults as he descends alongside a dangerous mountain cliff in Italy.

6 Nov 2017 - 11:18AM
Parents get into vicious brawl in mall playground in China

Parents fought with each other at a shopping mall playground after their children scrambled for toys in Shenzhen, China, according to local media. One person suffered minor injuries.

Parents fought with each other at a shopping mall playground after their children scrambled for toys in Shenzhen, China, according to local media. One person suffered minor injuries.

8 Nov 2017 - 5:03PM
UN unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on North Korea, slapping a ban on textile exports and restricting shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

The UN Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on North Korea, slapping a ban on textile exports and restricting shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

13 Sep 2017 - 3:12PM
South Korea deploys THAAD amid protests

Protesters clash with thousands of police at a South Korean village as components of a controversial system to guard against North Korean missiles are deployed.

Protesters clash with thousands of police at a South Korean village as components of a controversial system to guard against North Korean missiles are deployed.

13 Sep 2017 - 3:13PM
10 sailors missing after US warship collides with tanker east of Singapore

The US Navy says 10 of its sailors are missing and five are injured after a pre-dawn accident between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and a tanker on Monday.

The US Navy says 10 of its sailors are missing and five are injured after a pre-dawn accident between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and a tanker on Monday.

21 Aug 2017 - 5:03PM
Chinese fishing crew held in Ecuador over endangered sharks

Authorities in Ecuador have detained the Chinese crew of a fishing boat suspected of catching endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands.

Authorities in Ecuador have detained the Chinese crew of a fishing boat suspected of catching endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands.

17 Aug 2017 - 12:02PM
Trump: 'not tough enough' against North Korea's threats

US President Donald Trump has intensified his rhetoric against North Korea following his threat earlier this week to hit the Northeast Asian nation with ‘fire and fury’. That comment sparked widespread concern about the possibility of a military strike – but he now says it ‘wasn’t tough enough’.

US President Donald Trump has intensified his rhetoric against North Korea following his threat earlier this week to hit the Northeast Asian nation with ‘fire and fury’. That comment sparked widespread concern about the possibility of a military strike – but he now says it ‘wasn’t tough enough’.

13 Sep 2017 - 3:26PM
British model on alleged kidnap in Milan

Chloe Ayling's ordeal sounds like a tale spawned by nightmares of the evil that lurks online.

Chloe Ayling's ordeal sounds like a tale spawned by nightmares of the evil that lurks online.

9 Aug 2017 - 2:03PM
Candlelight march for Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong

Thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday night to pay tribute to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate imprisoned in China, died on July 13 after suffering from liver cancer.

Thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday night to pay tribute to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate imprisoned in China, died on July 13 after suffering from liver cancer.

16 Jul 2017 - 3:55PM
Fire in London’s Camden Market under control

A fire broke out around midnight on Sunday in London's famous Camden Market.  Eight fire engines and about 70 firefighters were sent to battle the fire.

A fire broke out around midnight on Sunday in London's famous Camden Market.  Eight fire engines and about 70 firefighters were sent to battle the fire.

10 Jul 2017 - 2:00PM
Hongkongers get first glimpse of China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier

China’s first aircraft carrier has docked in Hong Kong for a PR visit, the 60,900-tonne Liaoning warship attracting hordes of curious onlookers when it opened its deck up to the public for the first time.

China’s first aircraft carrier has docked in Hong Kong for a PR visit, the 60,900-tonne Liaoning warship attracting hordes of curious onlookers when it opened its deck up to the public for the first time.

9 Jul 2017 - 1:10PM
Carrie Lam questioned on Basic Law and universal suffrage at first Legco session

Hong Kong's newly inaugurated Chief Executive Carrie Lam was grilled by pro-democracy lawmakers on universal suffrage and Beijing's intervention in local affairs during her first question-and-answer session in the legislature on Wednesday.

Hong Kong's newly inaugurated Chief Executive Carrie Lam was grilled by pro-democracy lawmakers on universal suffrage and Beijing's intervention in local affairs during her first question-and-answer session in the legislature on Wednesday.

6 Jul 2017 - 3:10PM
Singapore PM says siblings’ charges ‘baseless’

Singapore’s prime minister addressed his escalating family feud in a speech in Parliament on Monday, saying his siblings’ accusations that he had misused government power were “entirely baseless”.  But Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he would not sue his siblings.

Singapore’s prime minister addressed his escalating family feud in a speech in Parliament on Monday, saying his siblings’ accusations that he had misused government power were “entirely baseless”.  But Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he would not sue his siblings.

4 Jul 2017 - 3:21PM