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Van crashes into pond in China; 11 children killed


A minivan carrying 15 children to kindergarten plunged into a roadside pond in a rural area of eastern China on Monday, killing 11 children, state media and an official said.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands of Chinese protest, smash police cars

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Thousands of residents protested in a southeastern Chinese city after a traffic accident, smashing police cars and overturning three police vans, police and residents said.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China: Pigeons must stay in coops during congress

A policeman checks identities of women who visit Tiananmen Square in Beijing Thursday, November 1, 2012 as the all-important Party Congress approaches. Beijing usually tightens security for high-profile political events, and this one is the most pivotal for the Communist Party in 10 years. But sometimes the measures can pass into the downright bizarre. AP/Andy Wong

Don’t roll down the taxi windows. Don’t buy a remote-controlled plane without a police chief’s permission. And don’t release your pigeons.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Amnesty: Forced home evictions are rising in China

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Cases of people being forcibly evicted from their homes and land have risen significantly in China, becoming the single greatest source of public discontent and a serious threat to social and political stability in the country, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

17 kindergarten kids killed in China minibus crash


At least 17 kindergarten kids and two adults were killed Wednesday when a nine-seater school minibus crammed with 64 people crashed on its way to class in western China, officials and state media said.

Posted: November 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »