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Pig washed away 20km in mudslide, downpours in China

Firemen in eastern China have helped get a 150 kg pig home safely after it was washed away in a mudslide and torrential rains over the weekend, Chinese media reported. The pig went missing for two days after heavy rain lashed Xiushui county in Jiangxi province, the news website News.qq.com ...

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China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

The deteriorating health of China's best-known political prisoner was immediately met with dismay and anger by the country's beleaguered community of rights activists and lawyers, who called it a blow to the democracy movement. Liu was diagnosed on May 23, and prison authorities in a statement ...

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Dog in forlorn wait for owner after China landslide: state media

A droopy-eyed white dog apparently looking for its owner has been spotted in the rubble of a landslide that buried a village in southwest China, a state broadcaster said on Sunday. A rescuer was seen on English-language channel CGTN trying to coax the downcast canine away from the mound of rocks ...

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Ten bodies found, 93 still missing in southwest China landslide

Rescue workers in southwest China have recovered more bodies while 93 remain missing following a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains engulfed a mountain village. Ten bodies had been discovered at the disaster site by Sunday afternoon while 15 people, originally thought to be missing, were ...

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Chinese woman narcotics cop tells of losing baby in encounter with drug dealer

A pregnant drug task force agent in northern China has revealed to the public that she lost her baby in a car accident while working, a leading news portal reported. The officer, now 36, who was not named in the report, has stayed on the job despite the inherent dangers and the loss of her baby, ...

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Chinese baby recovering after being abandoned close to death

A desperately ill infant who was abandoned by his parents in southeast China earlier this week is in stable condition after receiving 72 hours of emergency treatment, a local television station reported. The four-month old child was left in a cardboard box with a note from his parents at the ...

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Hailstorm wrecks US$4 million lotus tourism park in China

A lotus park was destroyed by a hailstorm in Tanghe country in China, leading to huge losses for the uninsured business, local media said. Most of the lotus buds and leaves were destroyed by hail during the stormon June 21, with losses estimated at 15 million yuan (US$2.2 million), according to ...

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The gods must be angry: cars crash into temple four times in a month

An ancestral temple in southern China has been hit by cars several times during recent heavy rain due to its location, according to local media. A white SUV skidded off the road and crashed through a wall of the complex on Thursday afternoon, the Guangzhou Daily newspaper reported. Feng shui a ...

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