1200-year-old tomb found in China

Archaeologists in China today discovered a 40-meter long tomb with well preserved wall paintings dating back more than 1,200 years in the country`s northwest Shaanxi Province.

11 killed, 40 injured in two road accidents in China

At least 11 people were killed and 40 others injured today in two traffic accidents in China`s central Henan Province and northwestern Shaanxi Province.

Seven killed in coal mine accident in China

Seven workers were killed and six others trapped in a coal mine accident in China`s northwestern Shaanxi Province.

Chinese Communist Party official sacked over sex scandal

A senior Communist Party school official in northwest China`s Shaanxi province has been dismissed from his post.

China finds ancient tomb of `woman prime minister`

The tomb of the most influential woman "prime minister" in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) was discovered in northwest China`s Shaanxi Province earlier this week.

Heavy rains in China; 9 killed, 11 injured

Nine people were killed and 11 others injured after a new round of downpours in the city of Yan`an in China`s northwestern Shaanxi Province.

2,000-year-old beef found in NW China

Chinese archaeologists have said that a black substance found in an ancient tomb in northwest China`s Shaanxi Province is a 2,000-year-old portion of beef.

Five killed in fire accident at gold mine in China

Five people were killed in a fire at a gold mine pit in northwest China`s Shaanxi Province.

`Over 40 wild pandas live in Shaanxi province`

Over 40 wild pandas, considered an endangered species and a "national treasure" of China, are believed to be living near a northwestern Chinese city.

Panda numbers increase in China

The number of pandas in the wild has increased from 14 to 41 over the past decade in China`s Shaanxi province.

Officials investigated in lead poisonings of China

Two environmental officials were under investigation on Saturday after more than 1,300 children were poisoned by pollution from a manganese processing plant in central China.

Lead poisoning hits 1,300 kids in China

Over 1,300 children are suspected to have suffered lead poisoning in central China`s Hunan province, leading to a smelter being shut down and two of the plant executives being detained.

Hundreds storm China smelter over lead poisoning

Hundreds of villagers broke into a smelting plant in north China blamed for the lead poisoning of more than 600 children, smashing trucks in protest, state media reported on Monday.

Lead poisoning sickens 600 kids in China

More than 600 children have been sickened with lead poisoning in a northern Chinese province where authorities shut a smelter earlier this week thought to have caused the contamination, state media reported.