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Bo Xilai indicted for corruption, abuse of power in China


Disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai was Thursday charged with bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power by prosecutors in one of the biggest political scandals to hit the ruling Communist Party in decades.

China executes killer of pregnant ghost bride


A man who murdered a pregnant woman in China to sell her corpse as a “ghost bride” has been executed, state media reported Thursday.

At least 54 dead in twin China quakes

At least 54 people were killed and more than 300 severely injured when two shallow earthquakes struck northwest China early Monday, officials said, as rescuers battled to reach survivors in the remote, mountainous area.

Man in wheelchair detonates device at Beijing airport

A man in a wheelchair ignited a homemade explosive device outside an arrivals exit at Beijing’s international airport Saturday, state media reported, injuring himself but no others.

30 killed, over 100 missing in rains and landslides in China

At least 30 people were killed and over 100 went missing in China when rain-triggered natural disasters wreaked havoc across the country since Sunday, even as authorities today issued a national early disaster warning for the arrival of Typhoon Soulik.

30 to 40 people buried in landslides in China


About 30 to 40 people were buried today in a rain-triggered landslide in China’s southwestern Sichuan Province, local officials said.

‘Antony visit to boost military ties’

China on Monday said defence minister A.K.

China-Pakistan friendship ‘sweeter than honey’ says Sharif


Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday told his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang their countries’ relationship was “sweeter than honey”, during a visit to Beijing with economic ties at the top of the agenda.

Chinese general warns India against ‘new trouble’

An outspoken Chinese general known for his nationalist views warned India on Thursday against stirring up “new trouble” in a long-running border dispute, just as New Delhi’s defence minister was set to visit Beijing.

China: Will ‘break new ground’ in border talks

China said on Friday it was ready to “break new ground” with India to resolve the boundary dispute as their special representatives discussed the proposed Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) a

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