Foreign influences are not to blame for Iran’s post-election violence, the nation’s supreme leader has said, according to state-run media.
A deadly fire in Kuwait that roared through a wedding tent packed with women killed dozens of people and injured at least 76 others, state-run media reported. Ana formed overnight and was expected to gain strength as it moved west toward the Leeward Islands, where forecasters expect it to hit on Monday. The Dutch Antilles issued a storm watch for St.
A massive mudslide unleashed by Typhoon Morakot spilled into a coastal China town, crushing a half dozen buildings and burying an unknown number of people, state-run media reported Tuesday. The mudslide occurred at about 10:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m
The number of abortions performed in China each year tops 13 million, with inadequate knowledge of contraception playing a major role in the annual tally, state-run media reported. “Sex education needs to be strengthened, with universities and our society giving more guidance,” Li Ying, a professor at Peking University, told China Daily.
More than 100 Africans protested outside a police station in southern China on Wednesday afternoon following the reported death of an African merchant during an alleged police raid, China’s state-run media reported.
Chinese President Hu Jintao changed plans to attend a summit of major economic powers in Italy, instead returning home to address ethnic violence raking northwestern China, state-run media reported Wednesday. Tensions have been simmering in Urumqi, the capital of China’s far-west Xinjiang region, where violent demonstrations over the weekend have left at least 156 people dead and more than 1,000 injured. The unrest in Urumqi was brought under control with a massive presence of soldiers and anti-riot squads, the government said Tuesday
At least 140 people were dead and more than 800 others injured after weekend violence in China’s far west Xinjiang region, the regional public security department said Monday, according to state-run media.
Two passenger trains collided in southern China early Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring 60 others, state-run media reported, citing the rail company.
A factory explosion in eastern China early Sunday killed at least 16 people and injured 43, state-run media reported.
A commuter bus caught fire during the Friday morning rush hour in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, killing at least 24 people, state-run media reported.