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Death toll from Chinese road accident, explosion rises to 31

TAIYUAN, China, March 13 (UPI) -- The death toll from a road collision and resulting explosion in northern China has risen to 31 and nine people are still missing, officials said Thursday.

Boy with gouged out eyes leaves hospital

BEIJING, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Six-year-old Guo Bin, whose eyes were gouged out in an attack four months ago in China, went home Thursday with prosthetic replacements.

Boy recovering from eye-gouging in China

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A 6-year-old boy who lost an eye when a woman attacked him was making progress this week after an artificial eye implant at a Chinese hospital, doctors said.
Man held in blasts that killed 1, hurt 8 in China's Shanxi province

Man held in blasts that killed 1, hurt 8 in China's Shanxi province

BEIJING, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Chinese police Friday arrested a suspect in explosions that killed one person and injured eight others in northern Shanxi province.
Explosions in North China Communist Party building kills 1, injures 8

Explosions in North China Communist Party building kills 1, injures 8

TAIYUAN, China, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Homemade bombs exploded Wednesday at the China Communist Party office building in Shanxi province, killing one person and injuring eight, police said.

Flooding traps 12 in northern China coal mine

FENYANG, China, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Rescuers in China were scrambling Saturday to reach a dozen workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, the company that operates the mine said.

Woman allegedly gouged out eyes of nephew, kills self

TAIYUAN, China, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Police in China said a woman who gouged out the eyes of a 6-year-old boy was the boy's aunt, and committed suicide by jumping into a well.

Chinese police hunt for woman who gouged out child's eyes

TAIYUAN, China, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Police in China said they're offering a reward of $16,000 in the search for a woman who allegedly gouged out the eyes of a 6-year-old boy.

China landslide kills three people

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A landslide Wednesday in southwest China's Guizhou province killed at least three people, injured two more and left another two people missing, rescuers said.

Flash floods kill 5 in north China

TAIYUAN, China, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Rain-triggered floods in northern China left five people dead and three others missing, officials said.

Heavy storms destroy homes, crops in NW China

URUMQI, China, June 9 (UPI) -- Heavy rains in northwestern China have damaged more than 37,000 acres of crops, destroyed 331 houses and affected about 98,717 people, officials said.
China building fourth space launch center

China building fourth space launch center

WENCHANG CITY, China, March 6 (UPI) -- China says a space launch center being built in the tropical island province of Hainan, the country's fourth such facility, will be ready in two years.
China celebrate Lunar New Year

China celebrate Lunar New Year

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- People across China Sunday participated in activities to celebrate the Lantern Festival, which marks the first full moon of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
By United Press International

Expert against drinking Beijing tap water

BEIJING, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A water-quality expert in Beijing advises residents against drinking tap water in the Chinese capital but instead go for bottled water if they can afford it.
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