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Rainy weather to continue in waterlogged Xiamen in coming days

Since August 24, Xiamen has been continually drenched by downpours. The city issued a blue alert on Monday. The weather experts predicted heavy rainfall in coastal areas of southern Fujian Province in the coming days. Xiamen and Zhangzhou are expected to experience regional downpours. Rainfall is expected to reach 50 to 80 mm in 24 hours. Rainfall in parts of the region is expected to exceed 100 mm. More than 30 areas in Xiamen were waterlogged after the downpour on August 27. The Xiamen Meteorological Department expl... Read More

Wenzhou waiter arrested for pouring boiling water on customer after dispute

Screenshot showeda waiterpouring the boiling water ona womanand dragging her down to the ground. Scroll down for video A hotpot eatery was closed down temporarily after a waiter was detained on suspicion of scalding a customer after they got into a trivial argument in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, Qianjiang Evening News reported today. The female customer surnamed Lin was in intensive care at PLA No. 118 Hospital. Doctor Chen Rujun estimated she would require one to two months of treatment, which could cost 100,000 yuan (US$15,610) to 200,00... Read More

5 real estate enterprises to buy apts. damaged in Tianjin blasts

Residents from the seven most affected communities recently protested to demand local government to buy their houses as compensation. Five real estate enterprises in Tianjin are reportedly willing to purchase apartments damaged during the recent blasts. They hope to refurbish and sell them in the future, media reported on Tuesday. The enterprises have formed a coalition in their bid to help residents affected by the blasts. Di Da, chief executive of the Tianjin Real Estate Development Management Group Co Ltd, one of the coalition companies, was on Tuesday quo... Read More

Bangkok bomb attack aimed to kill foreigners - Thai minister

Thailand's defence minister has said those who planted a bomb at a Bangkok shrine deliberately targeted foreigners to harm tourism and the economy. Prawit Wongsuwan vowed to hunt down the perpetrators of the attack in the capital, which killed at least 21 people and injured more than 120. The Erawan Shrine is a major tourist attraction and foreigners are among the casualties. The attack has not been claimed and it is unclear who would target the site. The bomb was detonated at about 19:00 local time ... Read More

Bangladeshis demand death penalty for killers of a 13-year-old boy

Protesters gather during a demonstration on July 14, 2015 against the murder of a 13-year-old boy in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photo: AFP Protestors took to the streets across Bangladesh Tuesday to demand the death penalty for the killers of a 13-year-old boy as anger mounted over the sickening lynching which was captured on video and then went viral. Bangladeshi police have now arrested five people over the July 8 killing of Samiul Alam Rajon, who was tied to a pole and then subjected to a brutal assault in which he pleaded for his life. One of those arrested was detaine... Read More

23 Russian soldiers killed after military barracks collapsed in Siberia

A military barrack with collapsed ceiling is seen at a base in Omsk, Russia. Twenty-three Russian soldiers have been crushed to death by rubble after their military barracks collapsed in Siberia. Four floors collapsed in one section of the building in the Siberian city of Omsk on Sunday evening as 42 Russian paratroopers were resting. "All 42 soldiers under the rubble have been found. Twenty-three of them are dead," said defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov. President Vladimir Putin has been informed of the accident in Omsk, about 2200km east of Moscow, ... Read More
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