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Thursday 26 August 2010
China has produced all kinds of heroes in the six decades since the revolution. But it is hard to believe that many among their number died in the toilet.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Fresh landslides rocked another area of China today, sweeping through a mountain town in the southwest of the country after days of heavy rains and leaving at least 67 people missing and cutting off access to the area.
Saturday 14 August 2010
China declared a national day of mourning for victims of a massive landslide in the remote northwest, as authorities today stressed the importance of hygiene and safety for the thousands now living in temporary shelters.
Thursday 15 July 2010
A five-year study has blamed an innocuous-looking mushroom known as "little white" for hundreds of mysterious deaths in south-western China.
Saturday 10 July 2010
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Saturday 03 July 2010
Thursday 24 June 2010
The Government yesterday announced plans to close 157 magistrates' and county courts across England and Wales. Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, said the move could save £15.3m a year and a one-off maintenance backlog bill of £21.5m.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
The Independent Online brings you fantastic new photographs of the terracotta army excavation site on the outskirts of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China where 120 clay figures have recently been unearthed by archaeologists.
Friday 04 June 2010
Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet's "World's Ugliest Dog" contest in 2009, has died at age 17 after a career in resort show business in America's Smoky Mountains.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
A man firing an automatic weapon burst into a court office in central China, fatally shooting three judges and wounding three other people before killing himself.
Saturday 15 May 2010
The Philippine deputy mayor, whose wife, two sisters and four other relatives were among 57 people killed in an election-related massacre last year, was yesterday declared winner of the governorship of his troubled province.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Torrential rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon have swept across parts of southern China, toppling homes, destroying crops and killing at least 70 people, state media reported today. More flooding was expected.
Sunday 09 May 2010
Chinese state media said a man stabbed eight people to death including his mother, wife and daughter.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
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- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Syrian refugee child beaten by Istanbul Burger King manager for eating customer’s leftover food