Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Daily Specials
7 biggest water pollution disasters in China (since 2011)
Source: Published: April 15, 2014 17:46
Excessive levels of benzene, a carcinogenic chemical, almost 20 times the national limit in tap water have affected more than 2.4 million people in downtown Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province, provincial authorities said.
Out of office, ex-heads of State still make headlines
Source: Published: April 13, 2014 19:26
Hu Jintao April 9 paid a visit to Hunan University in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province. Hu and his delegation also visited Yuelu Academy, which was founded in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Top cops: Survey of the world's elite police forces
Source: Published: April 10, 2014 17:44
Special Forces, or Special Operations Forces, are military units strictly selected and intensely trained for the execution of special missions for a nation's political, economic or military purposes. With their flexible formation, these elite troops are generally led by the highest commanding milita...
Strong signals: World figures on their smartphones
Source: Published: April 07, 2014 18:00
The mobile phone brand Nubia, owned by Chinese telecom-equipment maker ZTE, has experienced a surge in popularity at home following a widely-circulated photo of first lady Peng Liyuan snapping a picture using the smartphone during President Xi Jinping's recent state visit to Germany.
Chinese, Filipino abducted from Malaysian resort
Source: Published: April 03, 2014 15:48
A female Chinese tourist was kidnapped at a hotel in Sabah, east Malaysia on April 2, West China City Daily reported.
Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile coast
Source: Published: April 02, 2014 19:27
A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off Chile's northern region, generating a tsunami.
President Xi Jinping visits Europe, attends nuclear summit
Source: Published: March 31, 2014 16:44
President Xi Jinping makes his first trip to Europe since taking office from March 22 to April 1.
Mass protests grip Taiwan over cross-Straits trade pact
Source: Published: March 31, 2014 16:28
Thousands of protesters on March 30 took to the streets in Taipei in renewed protest against a cross-Straits service trade agreement, amid an ongoing student campaign that paralyzed Taiwan's legislative authority.
WTO rules against China on rare-earth exports
Source: Published: March 27, 2014 19:25
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on March 26 that China had acted inconsistently with WTO rules with regard to the export measures imposed on the rare earth materials.
Drip-feed: Snowden leak timeline
Source: Published: March 27, 2014 13:11
Ever since leaking the US National Security Agency’s surveillance program PRISM in June 2013, ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden has been steadily disclosing the US’ many spy programs to the world.
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