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17 killed in S China market fire

17 killed in S China market fire

A fire at a southern China wholesale market has killed at least 17 people and injured nine others, including one firefighter who was seriously hurt, officials said Friday. The fire broke out Thursday afternoon on the fourth floor of the market in southern Guangdong province and was controlled that night, said a statement issued...

Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Report

Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Report

As US President Barack Obama arrived in India for an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the trip is aimed at containing China but New Delhi will not fall for it, reports The Times of India quoting PTI. Obama's...

New year's celebrations around the world

New year's celebrations around the world

Los Angeles Times reports in pictures: Citizens in major cities calelbrate the advent of Year 2015

  

Chinese envoy meets Roushan, talks trade

Chinese envoy meets Roushan, talks trade

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met opposition chief and Jatiya Party leader Raushan Ershad today and discussed business cooperation between the two countries. They also discussed different bilateral issues during the meeting at a hotel in Dhaka around 10:00am, Tajul Islam Chowdhury, opposition’s chief whip, briefed media after the meeting. Wang Yi said to have...

Six nurses killed in latest attack on Chinese medical workers

Six nurses killed in latest attack on Chinese medical workers

A man with a history of mental illness stabbed and killed seven people, six of them nurses, at a sanitorium dormitory in northern China on Thursday in the latest of a string of attacks on medical workers, state media reported. An administrator was among those killed and another nurse was seriously injured in the...

China wins support for Asia-Pacific trade plan

China wins support for Asia-Pacific trade plan

    Leaders of Asia-Pacific economies agreed Tuesday to begin work toward possible adoption of a free-trade pact proposed by China, the Chinese president announced, giving Beijing a victory in its push for a bigger role in making trade policy. After a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, leaders agreed to launch a two-year study of the...

Apec Gathering In Beijing

China offers vision of 'Asia-Pacific dream'

President Xi Jinping offered the world a vision of a Chinese-driven "Asia-Pacific dream" yesterday, as Beijing hosts a regional gathering that underlines its growing global clout. "We have the responsibility to create and realise an Asia-Pacific dream for the people of the region," the Chinese Communist chief told a gathering of business and political leaders that precedes the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' gathering. The 21-member APEC groups 40 percent of the world's population, almost half its trade and more...

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a...

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police on Monday used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed a security check-point at a venue where a senior Chinese official was explaining Beijing's decision not to grant the former British colony full democracy. Scuffles had broken out at the entrance to the center where Li Fei, deputy secretary general...

China executes 8 for 'terrorist' attacks

China executes 8 for 'terrorist' attacks

China has executed eight people in the north-western region of Xinjiang, for what it calls "terrorist" attacks, reports the state news agency Xinhua. Three of those executed had been convicted of an attack in Tiananmen Square in Beijing last October, in which five people died, Xinhua said. The others were found guilty of crimes including...

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