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China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Jun 24, 2016

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Emergency personnel mounted rescue efforts amid scenes of carnage Friday as the toll from hurricane-force winds and a tornado in China rose to at least 98 dead, with hundreds more injured. Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to ...

China factories closed over toxic school tracks scare

Jun 23, 2016

China factories closed over toxic school tracks scare

Chinese authorities have shut down nine factories and detained some executives after reports that toxic industrial waste was used to make running tracks widely used at schools, official media said Thursday. Smelly synthetic sports fields and athletics circuits, along with students falling sick from ...

Indonesia leader, top execs visit Natuna isles in warship

Jun 23, 2016

Indonesia leader, top execs visit Natuna isles in warship

Indonesia’s president visited the Natuna Islands aboard a warship Thursday, making a bold move to assert sovereignty over the area in the southern reaches of the South China Sea after Beijing stated an “overlapping claim” on nearby waters. President Joko “Jokowi” Jokowi’s visit along ...