China chemical blast: Survivor found but toll rises again

China chemical blast: Survivor found but toll rises again

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosion and fire brought devastation Rescuers in China have found a survivor two days after a massive blast at a chemical plant – one of the deadliest industrial accidents in recent years. The man, said to be in his forties, was pulled from rubble on Saturday morning. But the […]

Italy joins China's New Silk Road project

Italy joins China's New Silk Road project

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There was long applause as the two leaders met to witness the signature of the deals Italy has become the first developed economy to sign up to China’s global investment programme which has raised concerns among Italy’s Western allies. A total of 29 deals amounting to €7bn ($8bn; £6bn) were […]

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The young male was found drugged A Russian man has been arrested in Bali on suspicion of trying to smuggle a young orangutan out of Indonesia. The two-year-old male was found drugged inside a rattan basket when Andrei Zhestkov was stopped at security at Denpasar airport on Friday night. Mr […]

Christchurch attacks: Al-Noor mosque reopens to worshippers

Christchurch attacks: Al-Noor mosque reopens to worshippers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Small groups were allowed to enter the Al Noor mosque on Saturday Worshippers have returned to the Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch for the first time since a mass shooting there in which dozens of people were killed. The building had closed so police could investigate the attack but on Saturday […]

China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all'

China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all'

Dozens of people have died, and hundreds were injured in the blast at a chemical plant in eastern China, making it one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent times. The explosion was so powerful it knocked down buildings in the surrounding area. Source link

Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Trump did not elaborate on which sanctions he was referring to US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea. In a tweet on Friday, Mr Trump referred to “additional large-scale sanctions” by the US Treasury that had been added […]

Homeless intellectual becomes online celebrity in China

Homeless intellectual becomes online celebrity in China

Image copyright The Paper Image caption ‘I don’t want to be famous and I like a quiet life,’ Shen says A homeless man in China has become famous online for being “a master of Guoxue” – the study of Chinese literature. Shen Wei, who’s from Shanghai, has lived the life of a wanderer for more […]

Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'

Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'

A dead whale has been found washed up in the Philippines with a stomach filled with 40kg of plastic. Workers at D’Bone Collector Museum in Davao City recovered the body of the Cuvier’s beaked whale before making the discovery. Darrel Blatchley is the director of the museum and personally conducted the necropsy, an autopsy for […]

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Image copyright JOHN YOUNG Image caption The 2017 re-discovery of the night parrot in South Australia is being disputed An Australian conservation group has been forced to retract published research on the discovery of an endangered bird. In 2017, ecologist John Young claimed to have found traces of the night parrot, one of the world’s […]

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