15 found dead in SW China landslide burying 120

Fifteen people have been confirmed dead in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province early Saturday that buried more than 120 people from 62 homes.

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Two pandas arrive in Berlin from China

A pair of pandas have arrived in Berlin Saturday, making German public able to visit the animal species again at home after five years.
 

Egypt's Sisi ratifies Red Sea islands handover to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Saturday the maritime demarcation deal with Saudi Arabia to transfer two Red Sea islands to the Saudi authorities, official MENA news agency reported.

British gov't says 27 tower blocks fail fire safety checks

Government officials in London revealed Saturday that cladding on 27 high rise residential tower blocks have failed safety tests.

Heart-stopping moment as firefighter rescues suicidal woman

Friday afternoon in Beijing, and passers-by spot a distraught woman on a ten-meter-high platform high above the capital's famous Xidan shopping area.

Death toll of Pakistan's Friday bombings rises to 59

Death toll of the two bomb blasts that hit two different cities of Pakistan on Friday has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday.

Is riding a bull to kindergarten cool or dangerous?

Li Li has taken his three-year-old son to and from Kindergarten riding on a donkey, a bull, or sometimes a pony, since he started last year. Photos of the pair have gone viral, and have attracted a mixed response.

Unicom denies Alibaba and Tencent are picking up stakes

China Unicom, denied a media report that internet majors Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd will be among its new investors.

China panda pair leave for German zoo

Giant pandas Meng Meng and Jiao Qing took a Lufthansa cargo flight from their home in Chengdu, for a 12-hour flight to Berlin on Saturday morning.
 

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

Up to 1 million eclipse chasers will descend on Oregon for the celestial event, and officials are bracing for as many as 100,000 of them in and around Madras.

Apple Pay in China and UK expansion

Apple Pay has expanded in China and the UK, announcing a number of new banks that will now support the platform.

Parents demand ban on ‘toothpick crossbows’ after child eye injury

Parents across China have called for a ban on ‘toothpick-shooting’ crossbow toys after a 10-year-old boy was severely injured in the eye.

Young Chinese using high-tech ways to get NZ working holiday visas

Some Chinese applicants seeking New Zealand Working Holiday Visas (WHV) have reportedly turned to high tech-solutions to get ahead of the game, prompting fears of unfair advantage.

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