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Growth rate of Xiamen's new house prices tops nationwide list in March

Xiamen’s new house prices increased 0.6 percent in March 2014, topping the 70 major cities of China together with Nanjing, the National Bureau of Statistics announced yesterday. According to the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, the growth rate of Xiamen’s newly constructed house prices ranked 1st among 70 major cities for 3 consecutive months. The prices had been increasing for over 22 months, since June 2012, and reached 22,238 yuan per square meter in March, which ranked 4th in China. Meanwhile, the second-hand property market in Xiamen... Read More

Knife attack on students by group of people leaves 1 dead in Shaanxi

Students injured at hospital. [Photo: Cnwest.com] A group of people wielding knives attacked high school students on their way home in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, leaving one dead and two injured, a local news portal reported. Cnwest.com said the news and photos were first posted Wednesday on Tieba ("Post Bar" in Chinese), Baidu's discussion forum portal. Yin Yixian, chief administrator of the high school in Hanbin district, Ankang city, said on Thursday that more than 10 students were attacked for no reason by a group of knife-wielding people a... Read More

Chinese schoolgirl among 271 missing passengers in Korean ferry accident

A South Korean passenger ship (L) that has been sinking is seen at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014. A passenger ferry carrying 459 people was listing badly off South Korea's southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast guard official said on Wednesday, and a rescue mission was underway.[Photo/Agencies] A Chinese schoolgirl was among the missing passengers aboard a South Korean ferry ship, which capsized off South Korea's southwest coast, the Chinese embassy said Friday. A total of 26 people, including 12 students, two teachers and three crew members, have b... Read More

At least 12 local guides killed after avalanche on slopes of Mount Everest

Surendra Phuyal in Kathmandu says climbers gathered ahead of May's peak climbing season The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the "popcorn field", just above Everest base camp at 5,800m (19,000ft). A spokesman for Nepal's tourism ministry told the BBC some missing climbers had been rescued, but more are still missing. It is thought to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain. The Sherpa guides had climbed up the slope early in the morning to fix ropes for climbers and prepare the route for mountaineers when the ... Read More

Pictured: The moment captain abandoned S. Korean ferry and left behind passengers

Lifted to safety: Lee Joon-seok, top right, is shown being lowered from the cockpit as he escapes the sinking ship. More than 475 people were on board Arrest: Lee Joon-seok, centre, was pictured today being led towards a court in Mokpo, south of Seoul Search: Rescuers, pictured today, were still searching for victims in the sea, where an inflatable buoy marks the position of the wreckage Hanged: Kang Min-gyu was found dangling from a tree in Jindo A relative weeps in Jindo, South Korea, as she waits for news of the lost passengers Th... Read More

US girl Giselle Mendoza, 16, killed after suspected DUI driver slams into her bedroom

A driver crashed into the bedroom of a Palmdale, Cali. teen and killed her as she slept. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. An alleged drunken driver smashed into a Palmdale, Cali. apartment early Sunday and killed a teenage girl sleeping in her bed, reports say. The older sister of Mendoza, Yadira, told Los Angeles television station, KABC-TV, Giselle was always happy and had a smile for everyone: "She meant everything to me, she was my little sister." Authorities arrested Roberto Rodriguez, 20, on suspicion of drunken driving. He ... Read More

FIVB Beach Volleyball: Fuzhou Open to kick off from April 22-27

Fuzhou Open Q&A: Get to know China's beach volleyball stars Get to know China beach volleyball stars with a special Q&A opportunity on Facebook leading up to the first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event of the season, the Fuzhou Open. Fans are invited to submit their questions for women FIVB Beach Volleyball World Champion Chen Xue, and Chinese men duo Jian Li and Cheng Chen, to get to know the Chinese stars. The 2014 FIVB beach volleyball international competition calendar begins for the second straight year with the Fuzhou Open in China when the cap... Read More
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venue:former Dutch Consulate on Gulangyu

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venue:Xiamen Botanical Garden

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venue:Gospel Church (新区福音堂)

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venue:Bailuzhou Hotel

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venue:Xiamen Workers' Stadium

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venue:Banlam Grand Theater
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