5 killed in explosion in China

Five people were killed after an oil tank truck exploded in China's central Hubei Province, local authorities said on Saturday.

16 workers killed in China coal mine accident

Sixteen workers were killed and 11 others injured after a coal mine collapsed in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

IAF asks personnel to desist from using Xiaomi phones

IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the ground that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.

China to hold key conference on Afghanistan

China will hold the fourth foreign ministerial conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan in Beijing on October 31, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

China announces USD 82 million aid to fight Ebola in Africa

China on Friday announced USD 82 million aid to Ebola-hit West African countries scaling up its contribution to about USD 90 million, a move seen as an attempt to match US efforts to fight the deadly disease.

China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission and return to the Earth.

India wants peace with China but not at cost of honour: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that India wants peace with China but that cannot come at the cost of honour.

Boom in dam construction threatens freshwater biodiversity
Boom in dam construction threatens freshwater biodiversity

An unprecedented global boom in the construction of hydropower dams, spearhead by developing and emerging economies, could reduce the number of rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity, says a study.

Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week: Report

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November.

Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday.

China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back
China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back

China Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back.

Train runs over group of people in China, three killed

At least three persons have been killed and another seriously injured when a train ran over them at a railway line in China's northwest Gansu Province.

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing`s diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear plans.

Facebook`s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive -- in Mandarin
Facebook`s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive -- in Mandarin

Facebook is banned in China, but the co-founder of the world`s largest social network appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing -- in Mandarin.

At UN, China asked to back human rights case against North Korea

 The chief UN investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang`s actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

China to send orbiter to moon and back: Report
China to send orbiter to moon and back: Report

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth.

Sax and the City: Kenny G hits sour note in China with Hong Kong visit

Best-selling US jazz musician Kenny G struck a bum note in China on Wednesday when he appeared among Hong Kong`s pro-democracy protesters, prompting the country`s foreign ministry to warn foreigners once again to keep their noses out.

China Communist body ponders action against Hong Kong stars

The powerful Youth League of China`s ruling Communist party has opened a poll on possible sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who support the city`s pro-democracy demonstrators -- including boycotts, bans and Internet censorship.

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.

China to open new route for Kailash Manasorvar by 2015

China has assured India that all preparatory steps are being taken to open the new route for pilgrims of Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet through Sikkim in summer next year as promised by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.