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  • Jul 09, 2020 16:55 PM
    Gallery: Lost in a Landslide
    Torrential rains continue to batter China, causing flooding and landslides in many provinces. In Central China’s Hubei province, a rain-triggered landslide buried nine villagers Wednesday, eight of whom died, state-run broadcaster CCTV reported. Forty other villagers have been transported to safety
  • Jul 08, 2020 18:15 PM
    Gallery: River Consumes Centuries-Old Bridge
    A centuries-old stone bridge has been destroyed in a flood caused by days of torrential rains in Huangshan, East China’s Anhui province. First built in 1536, the Zhenhai Bridge had stood for more than 480 years before it collapsed Tuesday
  • Jul 07, 2020 17:23 PM
    Gallery: Testing Perseverance
    China’s national college entrance examinations, known as the “gaokao”, began Tuesday morning after a one-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, about 10.7 million candidates will sit for the annual exams. Candidates in one part of China will have to wait a little longer, however. In East China’s Anhui province, officials in Shexian county postponed the first two gaokao exams because a flood caused by torrential rains overnight prevented students from reaching the testing sites
  • Jul 06, 2020 19:08 PM
    Gallery: Social Distancing Measures Around the World
    Wearing masks, maintaining healthy distance and constant disinfecting of public spaces have become the “new normal” amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past few months, many creative social-distancing measures have been put in place to protect people from contracting the disease
  • Jul 03, 2020 17:26 PM
    Gallery: Locusts Swarm Africa
    A plague of locusts have descended on East Africa, devastating farms and grazing lands. According to the International Rescue Committee, the most serious locust outbreak in 70 years could leave nearly 5 million people facing starvation. In Kenya, the county of Turkana, one of the country’s poorest, was among the areas hit hardest by the outbreak
  • Jul 01, 2020 16:29 PM
    Gallery: Bidding Farewell to Wuhan’s Most Beautiful Bookstore
    The Wuhan bookstore Beyond Book Story closed one of its most well-known locations Wednesday. Once voted Wuhan’s most beautiful bookstore because of its architectural design, the soon-to-be-closed store held a sale for customers who wanted to make one last purchase there
  • Jun 30, 2020 18:16 PM
    Gallery: Getting Rowdy With Rice
    Nepal’s National Paddy Day began Monday, marking the beginning of the country’s rice planting season. For the festival, which falls on the 15th day of the Nepali month Asar, farmers flock to their fields to plant rice and splash each other with mud to celebrate
  • Jun 29, 2020 18:35 PM
    Gallery: Chongqing Underwater
    Torrential rain in the megacity has affected 28 districts and counties, according to the local government. The downpour has flooded some regions, leading to the evacuation of thousands, with many homes damaged or destroyed
  • Jun 23, 2020 16:39 PM
    Gallery: Too Much Monkey Business
    Scores of monkeys were spayed or neutered Sunday in Lopburi, Thailand, as part of the local campaign to get the rapid growth of the animal’s population under control. Over the past three years, the city’s monkey population has doubled to 6,000. Despite their popularity with tourists, the monkeys have become increasingly aggressive over the years, breaking into houses and damaging residents’ belongings
  • Jun 22, 2020 16:56 PM
    Gallery: Wuhan Sends Medical Help to Beijing
    A medical team of more than 70 people from Wuhan landed in Beijing Saturday. They are the first assistance team to arrive since the capital’s Covid-19 flare-up began. The team includes specialists in medical testing, who also brought their own hospital’s supplies and equipment for nucleic acid testing
  • Jun 19, 2020 18:03 PM
    Gallery: Hong Kong Disneyland Reopens
    Hong Kong Disneyland threw open its gates to visitors Thursday after being closed for nearly five months due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is the second Disney theme park to reopen after Shanghai Disneyland in May. Because of the virus, the Hong Kong resort will restrict the number of visitors allowed inside each day
  • Jun 18, 2020 16:52 PM
    Gallery: Living Through the Second Wave
    Beijing has again strengthened restrictions over its population due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the city. On Tuesday, the local government raised its public health emergency response from level three to level two, the second highest level. Many residential communities now restrict who can enter and require people to have their temperature checked before they are allowed in
  • Jun 16, 2020 16:27 PM
    Gallery: Beijing Tests Tens of Thousands for Covid-19
    Beijing is stepping up Covid-19 testing after a new cluster of infections emerged over the past few days. More than 76,000 people were tested Sunday, with 59 testing positive, according to the local government
  • Jun 15, 2020 17:43 PM
    Gallery: After the Explosion
    At least 20 people have been killed and 172 others injured after a tanker truck carrying liquefied gas exploded in eastern China, local authorities said Monday. The truck blew up Saturday on a highway near Wenling, Zhejiang province, causing it to veer off the road and crash into a factory. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation
  • Jun 12, 2020 16:26 PM
    Gallery: Life After the Flood
    Residents in the southern city of Liuzhou got a break Thursday from days of heavy rain that caused flooding across 8 provincial-level regions in China. So far, the flooding and heavy rain has caused an estimated $5 billion in damages
  • Jun 11, 2020 17:19 PM
    Gallery: Wuhan University Reopens to Graduating Seniors
    Wuhan University’s graduating class has begun returning to campus for graduation related activities after a historically six-month “holiday” due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the university welcomed the first group of students back on campus since the outbreak began. Students who want to return first need to apply and meet specific conditions such as passing Covid-19 nucleic acid and antibody tests
  • Jun 08, 2020 17:31 PM
    Gallery: Flooding in South China
    Flooding in the south China has affected more than 320,000 people and more than 34,000 acres of crops. A 10-day downpour in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region caused the flooding, which has so far led to $42 million in damages
  • Jun 05, 2020 16:57 PM
    Gallery: Monorail Gets Moving
    A suspended monorail train named “New Era” completed a trial run Thursday in Wuhan. The monorail is expected to be able to carry up to 400 passengers in three to five cars at a maximum speed of 80 kph (49.7 mph). State-run CGTN reported that Germany and Japan are the only countries to utilize these suspended monorail trains
  • Jun 04, 2020 20:05 PM
    Gallery: Petrified Performer
    Ma Long, a street performer in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, went viral online after a video showed he could stand without blinking for 15 minutes. Ma dons full make up and gives five ‘human statue’ performances daily
  • Jun 02, 2020 16:57 PM
    Gallery: Sidewalk Sales Return to Chinese Cities
    Street peddlers are back in business as Chinese cities lift bans on roadside stands in an effort to boost employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Vendors are now allowed set up booths or stalls in open spaces such as parks as long as they promise to operate in an orderly manner
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