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Xiamen Huandao Road to complete a circle on Xiamen Island

Huandao Road is currently a 31-km road winding along the south and east shores of Xiamen Island. The road is a green belt that offers tourists an ideal place to cycle along beautiful seashores. An extension project on Huandao Road, also know as Xiamen Island Ring Road, will finally make the road into a real circle on Xiamen Island. The construction of the planned 2.7km road is expected to start this year. The new road will link Aoshan Road (鳌山路) and Gaodian Er Hao Road (高殿二号路) with a designed speed of 60km/h. Upon the pro... Read More

Human error to blame for escalator accident that kills a woman in Hubei

Human error is to blame for the horrifying escalator accident in a shopping mall in Jingzhou city, middle China's Hubei Province, which killed a 30-year-old woman on Sunday, local agencies said late on Monday evening. Five minutes before the accident, mall staff discovered that a shaft cover on the end of the ascending escalator was loose but they did not stop the escalator, said Chen Guanxin, director of the local work safety authority at the news conference. The woman, unaware of the situation, fell under the escalator and landed in a gap inside and was instantly killed, th... Read More

2 'spiderman' workers killed by strong wind in Xi'an

A strong gust of wind sent two workers on a high rise flying until they rammed into windows and died, local newspaper hsw.cn reports on July 25, 2015. A strong gust of wind sent two workers on a high rise flying until they rammed into windows and died, local newspaper hsw.cn reports on July 25, 2015. The incident happened late Friday at a high-rise building in downtown Xi'an, the capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. A witness surnamed Liu says the two workers first cried for help but after struggling in the strong wind for more than twenty minutes, they crash... Read More

More than 50 IS child soldiers killed in Syria in 2015

Islamic State group militants hang the Islamic Jihad flag on a pole at the top of an ancient military fort after they cut a road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the Syrian town of Al-Hasakah on June 11, 2014 (AFP Photo) More than 50 child soldiers recruited by the Islamic State group in Syria have been killed since the beginning of this year, a monitoring group said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of 52 child soldiers, all under the age of 16, who had been part of IS's &... 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

Low salaries leave expat teachers bottom of class

Chinese students learn about the Easter tradition with their foreign teacher at an international school in Zhuji city, Zhejiang province. (Luo Shanxin / for China Daily) Foreign educators provide many services in China, but the poor incomes they are being offered are causing instability in the national education system, as Zhao Xinying reports. Since China implemented the reform and opening-up policy in the late 1970s, the country's classrooms and lecture halls have become meccas for teachers from overseas, and it's estimated that at least 4,000 expat educators... Read More

Android bug: MMS attack affects 'one billion' phones

A bug in the Android mobile operating system has been discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices. The flaw can be exploited by sending a photo or video message to a person's smartphone, without any action by the receiver. Google said it had patched the problem, but millions of devices still need their software updating. The researchers said the flaw was "extremely dangerous". Researchers from US information security company Zimpherium said they believed it was one of the worst Android vu... Read More
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