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China logs hottest national average summer temperature in 57 years: Report

China`s national average temperature hit 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 Fahrenheit) this summer, the highest since 1961, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

Aug 28, 2018, 06:25 AM IST

Iranian oil tanker collides with vessel off China coast, 32 crew members missing

The 32 missing crew members were all from the oil tanker.

Jan 07, 2018, 12:33 PM IST

China's floods roil hydropower, corn supplies

More than 750,000 hectares (1.85 million acres) of crops have been damaged and direct economic losses totalled more than 25.3 billion yuan ($3.72 billion).

Jul 05, 2017, 09:26 AM IST

Ganga second-most polluting river in world; China's Yangtze tops the list

The study added that two-thirds of the pollution comes from the 20 most polluting rivers, with majority of them in Asia.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

China on high alert; death toll in rains up to 237, 93 missing

 A high alert was sounded in China on Thursday for more rains and flood after 21 people died taking the death toll to 237 as super Typhoon Nepartak left the country's east coast troubled with largescale devastation and chaos.

Jul 14, 2016, 20:35 PM IST

Typhoon Nepartak: 160 killed, 28 missing in heavy rains, floods in China

At least 160 people have been killed and 28 others listed missing in China due to heavy rains and floods as the country on Thursday braced for this year's first typhoon approaching the mainland with authorities issuing an early-warning response for disaster relief preparations.

Jul 07, 2016, 18:33 PM IST

180 killed in China after torrential rains lash several provincial regions, 16 million people hit

Flooding in China`s Yangtze river basin has left at least 180 people dead in recent days, media said, with more damage feared from a typhoon expected to land within days.

Jul 05, 2016, 12:16 PM IST

Fishing ban extended in Yangtze river

A fishing ban on China`s Yangtze river will be extended this year from three months to four months, the authorities said on Saturday.

Jan 02, 2016, 15:05 PM IST

China cargo ship capsizes on Yangtze, casualties unknown

A Chinese cargo ship capsized on the Yangtze river near the eastern city of Nanjing early Thursday, but casualties were unknown, state media reported.

Jun 18, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

China puts ship disaster survivors at 12, says all 442 bodies found

Just 12 people survived the Yangtze River cruise ship capsizing in which 442 people perished, state media reported, giving a final toll for the disaster and blaming an earlier miscount of the survivors on confusion between government agencies.

Jun 15, 2015, 09:56 AM IST

China gathers "multitude" of evidence in ship sinking probe

 Chinese investigators looking into last week`s deadly capsizing of a packed cruise ship have collected a "multitude of first-hand evidence" and have interviewed many people including the captain, state media said on Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

China mourns victims of cruise ship as death toll rises to 431

China on Sunday held a solemn mourning ceremony for the victims of its worst shipping disaster in 70 years that killed at least 431 people in the mighty Yangtze river, even as grief-stricken relatives demanded an impartial probe and punishment for the guilty.

Jun 07, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

Death toll in China cruise ship sinking rises to 331: Reports

A total of 331 people have been confirmed dead after rescuers lifted a Chinese cruise ship that capsized in central China out of the water, state media reported Saturday.

Jun 06, 2015, 07:40 AM IST

Murky waters, perilous currents complicate China ship rescue

The swift flowing and murky brown waters of China`s Yangtze River are proving a huge challenge for rescue divers searching room by room in a capsized cruise ship for hundreds of passengers who remain missing.

Jun 04, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

Propaganda machine in overdrive for China shipwreck

All hands on deck: China`s propaganda machine has cranked into top gear after a ship disaster, extolling the official response while dousing any public criticism and tightly controlling foreign media.

Jun 04, 2015, 14:33 PM IST

China ship capsize: Rescuers to lift ship, toll rises to 77

Rescuers on Thursday decided to lift the cruise ship capsized in China's Yangtze river using two salvage vessels and massive cranes with bleak hopes of finding any survivors among the over 350 people missing in the tragedy after just 77 bodies were found and 14 rescued alive.

Jun 04, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

China cruise ship relatives gather at disaster site

Hundreds of relatives of passengers missing after their cruise ship capsized in central China gathered at the disaster site Thursday, as rescuers breached the hull in a last-ditch search for more than 400 people believed trapped inside.

Jun 04, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

Hope fades as families head for stricken China ship

Holding a photo of her husband on her iPad, Chen Suhua recalled their trip to the United States where they spent nine days on a cruise ship sailing to Cuba.

Jun 03, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Did Chinese ship with over 400 passengers sink in a minute?

As rescuers struggled to save over 400 passengers from the capsized Chinese ship, claims of its captain that it sank in a minute after being hit by a rare tornado has come under intense scrutiny with questions being raised how a vessel of that size could overturn in a jiffy.

Jun 03, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

China relatives hope for `miracle` in race to find ship survivors

Relatives of more than 400 people missing after after a cruise ship capsized on China`s Yangtze river were hoping for a "miracle" Wednesday, as authorities said they were racing against time to find any survivors.

Jun 03, 2015, 10:16 AM IST