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Yundang Sub-district to be first WHO International Safe Community in Fujian

The Yundang Sub-district in Xiamen has submitted its application to the World Health Organization for recognition as an International Safe Community after it passed onsite inspection from national and international experts. It will be the first of its kind in Fujian province. "With six years’ preparation, we finally passed onsite inspection for International Safe Community recognition,” said Ms. Gong Jie, director of Siming Yundang Sub-district Office. In 2009, the community launched preparatory work for the safe c... Read More

Father in Shandong loses legal battle to name daughter with 'unusual name'

A father who sued police over their refusal to register the birth of his child because of her "unusual name" will have to start thinking of a new name for his daughter. The Lixia district people's court in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, on Friday ruled that Bei Yan Yun Yi (北雁云依) was not a legitimate name. Chinese names are usually two or three characters long and include either the maternal or paternal family name. However, Bei Yan Yun Yi, 6, has no given surname, which is why three public security bureau substations i... Read More

Chinese climber killed in avalanche triggered by Nepal quake

A few tents stood at base camp-a major staging area for climbers at the foot of Mount Qomolangma in Nepal-after the area was hit by an avalanche triggered by Saturday's earthquake. AZIM AFIF/ASSOCIATED PRESS A member of a Chinese mountaineering team was killed and two others were severely injured in the Qomolangma avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake, according to the Chinese Mountaineering Association on Sunday night. The dead climber was identified as Ge Zhenfang, an experienced mountaineer from Jiangsu province. Another 37 surviving Chinese climbers w... Read More

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000

Several landmarks were badly damaged by the quake Thousands of people stayed in tents on Sunday night A team of Indian rescue personnel look for survivors in a Kathmandu building - such searches are still continuing but winding down At least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials. Rameshwor Dangal, head of Nepal's disaster management agency, said another 6,500 people had been injured. Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighbouring ... Read More

Man arrested after suspected remains of missing Aussie woman found in car

Daniela D'Addario. (9NEWS) A man has been arrested after a woman's body was discovered in a car on the NSW South Coast overnight. The woman's body was discovered after police stopped a car driven by a man near the town of Bermagui at about 8.30pm yesterday. The male driver fled into the surrounding bushland. A roadblock was set up outside Bermagui in an attempt to find the man and police spent much of the day combing nearby bushland. Police have not confirmed how the woman died and have not released her identity. It is believed the rema... Read More

Irish woman Niamh Geaney finds 'twin stranger' after launching worldwide search

Niamh and Karen are spookily alike Yep. Still identical An Irish woman who launched a worldwide appeal to find her doppelganger has had the internet seeing double after tracking her down after only two weeks. Niamh Geaney, from Dublin, launched the Twin Strangers project on March 30 along with friends Harry English and Terence Manzanga in an effort to find their doppelgangers. After being besieged by submissions from all over the world, including one from Australia, Ms Geaney travelled across the Irish Sea to meet Karen, a lookalike from England. "I have... Read More

Wu becomes 1st Chinese to win European Tour event on home soil

Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to capture a European Tour title on home soil at the Volvo China Open here on Sunday, winning by one shot after Englishman David Howell faltered on the last. Howell needed a birdie on the par-five 18th for victory but sent his lengthy first putt from off the green seven feet past the hole and his par attempt missed tamely on the low side to hand Wu the China Open title. Wu, 29, a twice winner on the Japan Golf Tour, joined Liang Wenchong and Zhang Lianwei as Chinese winners of European Tour events after the duo claimed previous editions of the ... Read More

Stories of diligent people in ancient China

Chinese people have a reputation of being hard working. But if you know what kind of examples their diligent ancestors had set for them, you may no longer be surprised. 悬梁刺股 (tie one's hair to the house beam and stab one's thigh with an awl) It is common sense that hard workers are constantly in a battle against the allure of sleep. The idiom 悬梁刺股 (tie one's hair to the house beam and stab one's thigh with an awl) tells two stories about the painstaking process of keeping awake. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, there was a famous politician named Sun Jin... Read More

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

Historic landmarks were wrecked in the earthquake The pictures emerging from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, are shocking. Durbar square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been reduced to rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower has been toppled to leave just a stump. Nepal is used to quakes – this is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. You only have to look at the Himalayas to understand that. The mountains are being built as a consequence of the Indian tectonic plate driving under Central Asia (the Eurasian... Read More

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

Historic landmarks were wrecked in the earthquake The pictures emerging from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, are shocking. Durbar square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been reduced to rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower has been toppled to leave just a stump. Nepal is used to quakes – this is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. You only have to look at the Himalayas to understand that. The mountains are being built as a consequence of the Indian tectonic plate driving under Central Asia (the Eurasian... Read More

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

Historic landmarks were wrecked in the earthquake The pictures emerging from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, are shocking. Durbar square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been reduced to rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower has been toppled to leave just a stump. Nepal is used to quakes – this is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. You only have to look at the Himalayas to understand that. The mountains are being built as a consequence of the Indian tectonic plate driving under Central Asia (the Eurasian... Read More

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

Historic landmarks were wrecked in the earthquake The pictures emerging from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, are shocking. Durbar square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been reduced to rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower has been toppled to leave just a stump. Nepal is used to quakes – this is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. You only have to look at the Himalayas to understand that. The mountains are being built as a consequence of the Indian tectonic plate driving under Central Asia (the Eurasian... Read More
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