A Communist Party official in central China's Henan province was in police custody after authorities said he confessed to raping more than 10 girls, state-run media said Sunday.
At least 20 people were killed Saturday in an explosion inside an expressway tunnel in central China's Hunan province, state media said.
Authorities are investigating the death of a Tibetan villager fatally shot by police during their probe into an alleged theft at a construction site in China's northwest Gansu province, state media reported.
At least nine Chinese provinces, including Hunan, Chongqing, Jiangsu and Anhui have joined the hunt for a killer they believe responsible for a spate of armed robberies across the country.
Eighteen children and two adults died after an overloaded school bus collided with a coal truck Wednesday in northwest China's Gansu province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Seven people died and more than 200 others were hurt Tuesday in an explosion in southwest China's Guizhou Province, the Xinhua news agency said, citing local authorities.
Acknowledging strong public anger and skepticism over the government's handling of a deadly bullet train collision last weekend, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday promised a thorough investigation into the accident and its aftermath.
A deadly accident in the China's Liaoning Province has left nine dead and 13 injured, according to state-run Xinhua news agency.
Explosions at three government facilities in eastern China Thursday left two people dead, including the alleged perpetrator, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
After an eight-hour pursuit, police in northwestern China have caught a disgruntled former employee who allegedly threw an ignited bottle of gasoline into a rural bank Friday morning, injuring 49 people, local officials said.
A deadly fire ripped through a four-story building in a southern suburb of Beijing early Monday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Three children have died and 35 others have been hospitalized after drinking what officials suspect was milk contaminated with nitrite, the official Xinhua news agency reported Friday.
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake and coastline-devouring tsunami that hit Japan has led 49 countries, the European Union and even the International Atomic Energy Agency to band together and offer relief to the devastated island nation.
Ten people died and four others were hospitalized Thursday after a fire ripped through a hotel in China's central Hunan province, state-run Xinhua news agency said, citing local government sources.
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Eight people were killed after a truck carrying firecracker materials exploded in Hunan province, China's Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.
Fourteen sailors were rescued after their cargo ship sank off the southeast coast of China, but 10 others remain missing, state-run media reported Saturday.
A Chinese high-speed train broke a world record Friday for fastest unmodified commercial train, reaching speeds of up to 481.1 kph (298.9 mph), state media reported.
A Chinese man was rescued Sunday after spending 80 hours in a steel shaft that sunk 18 meters (59 feet) underwater, China's official Xinhua news agency reported Monday.
Pirates hijacked Friday night a Panamanian freighter with 29 Chinese sailors in the Arabian Sea on the northern Indian Ocean, the China Marine Rescue Center said Saturday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Parades and performances marked the final day of the Shanghai World Expo on Sunday, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.
A tour bus driver has been confirmed dead, while hopes dimmed for possible survivors of rock slides unleashed by Typhoon Megi last week in Taiwan.
CNN's Eunice Yoon explains how China is preparing for Typhoon Megi to make landfall.
Sixteen people are missing in eastern China after a fishing boat capsized early Saturday morning, according to state media.
An explosion and fire at a plastic factory in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region forced authorities to shut a nearby airport temporarily, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.
At least 55 people in southern Chine died in floods, landslides and heavy rains caused by Typhoon Fanapi, according to state-run Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities.
At least 11 people were killed Thursday after a tourist bus fell into a ravine in northwestern China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The death toll from mudslides in southwestern China is now 21 and 27 people remain missing, state-run Xinhua news agency said Saturday, citing rescue officials.
Almost as soon as it was confirmed, the visit of reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il to China was over Monday.
The death toll from the mudslides in a northwestern Chinese province now stands at 1,407, state-run Xinhua news agency said Friday, citing the government. At least 358 people are still missing.
An explosion at a fireworks factory in northeast China killed at least 19 people Monday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Five fishermen were missing Wednesday after their wooden boat collided with another boat off south China's Guangdong Province, local authorities said, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.
The death toll from a week of flooding in northeast China's Jilin Province has risen to 47 while another 45 people remain missing, state-run media reported Saturday.
The death toll stands at 13 in Wednesday's blast at a factory in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing remarks by authorities on Thursday.
The death toll from an explosion at a factory in eastern China now stands at 10 people, state-run Xinhua news agency said, citing a casualty count from local government officials.
A pair of oil pipeline blasts engulfed a Chinese port in flames for 15 hours before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, state-run media reported.
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Floods caused by pounding rainstorms in south China have killed 146 people and left 40 others missing, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Friday.
At least 17 people were dead and 44 missing Tuesday from rain-triggered landslides in southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, the government-run Xinhua news agency said.
Authorities in northwestern China have seized 64 tons of milk powder tainted with a chemical that killed six babies and sickened hundreds of thousands of children two years ago, state-run media said Friday.
An accident on a ride at a Chinese amusement park has left six dead, and several more injured, Chinese media agencies reported Tuesday.
Firefighters said Tuesday they had brought under control a blaze that raged for six hours at a chemical warehouse in the southwest outskirts of Beijing, China's capital, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
More than 100 people had a "slim" chance of survival after being buried by a rain-caused mudslide Monday afternoon in southwest China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
More than 1,000 people have been rescued from rushing flood waters in eastern China after a dike burst on the Fu river in Jiangxi province, the Xinhua news agency reported.
Police in China said they broke an illegal soccer gambling ring ahead of the World Cup in South Africa, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.
Heavy flooding has killed 88 people and displaced about 757,000, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.
Fourteen were missing in southwest China after torrential rains collapsed homes in the area, state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday.
Chinese officials were investigating Sunday a coal mine blast that killed 17 miners in central Hunan province, state media said.
Some 153 people were trapped in a Chinese coal mine after it was flooded, state-run media reported.
Two emergency teams worked Saturday to rescue 12 miners trapped inside a coal mine that caught fire in east China's Jiangxi Province, local officials told the state-run Xinhua news agency.
China executes two men for their role in last year's tainted milk scandal. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
A bus trip intended to reward customers of a health-care products company turned deadly when the vehicle plunged off a road in China's northern Shanxi province, killing 13 people, according to state-run Xinhua news agency.
Three people were sentenced Saturday to up to 15 years in prison over a series of syringe stabbings that triggered unrest in China's western city of Urumqi, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
A chemical plant explosion early Wednesday in Luoyang, China, killed five factory workers and injured 108 others, seven of them seriously, state-run media said.
Authorities were trying to rescue 15 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine in the southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou, state media said Friday.
In a case that has drawn widespread attention from Chinese Internet users, a woman escaped punishment for fatally stabbing a local official and injuring another in self-defense, state-run media reported.
China's first lunar probe landed on the moon in a controlled collision Sunday, marking the first phase of the nation's three-stage moon mission, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The death toll from a coal mine blast in northern China climbed Sunday to 74, the state-run media Xinhua News Agency said.
A Chinese official met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang on Friday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
At least 17 people have died from a gas leak at a steel plant in China's northern Hebei province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported early Thursday.
Nine people were killed in the pair of earthquakes that struck Tibet, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs reported on Tuesday, lowering the toll of 30 that had initially been reported.
Officials on Monday announced the death of a second child who consumed contaminated milk powder. More than 1,200 others have been sickened, according to China's Health Ministry.
Chinese police arrested two brothers suspected of adding a dangerous chemical to milk they sold to a company that produced infant formula that killed two babies and sickened more than 1,200 others
Authorities have detained 13 people after a mud and rock slide that may have killed several hundred people in northern China, state-run media reported.
An earthquake that struck southwest China has killed at least 32 people and injured more than 500, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
The 6.1-magnitude quake struck Sichuan province on Saturday along the same fault line as the May 12 earthquake that killed nearly 70,000
An explosion at a fireworks plant killed 15 people and wounded six others in northern China, state media reported Sunday.
Authorities in southwestern China are reopening their investigation into the death of a teenage girl, following violent demonstrations over how it was handled, state-run media reported Tuesday.
Earthquake-ravaged sections of China's Sichuan province braced Thursday for heavy rainstorms that may trigger new landslides.
A huge volume of water Tuesday surged from a lake created by China's massive earthquake, safely plunging downstream through an area where hundreds of thousands had been braced for disaster, officials said.
China has declared victory in the effort to drain a lake formed by last month's earthquake. ITN's Lindsey Hilsum reports.
Fears were mounting Monday for the safety of more than a million people downstream from a "quake lake" in China as waters threatening to burst a dam of landslide rubble were rising faster than engineers could drain them.
Authorities in southwestern China watched nervously Wednesday as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it.
Chinese government officials raised the death toll from last week's earthquake past 55,000, as calls were sent out for more material to help the massive recovery effort.
Doctors are examining Wang Youqun on Wednesday. Youqun was trapped for 195 hours from the quake.
A woman who survived nine days trapped in debris Wednesday became the latest in a series of against-the-odds rescues in China, where the official death toll from last week's massive earthquake has risen to 41,353.
A woman who survived on rainwater has been freed after being trapped in rubble for 195 hours in the aftermath of the Chinese earthquake, which has now killed more than 41,000. The 60-year-old woman escaped with just facial bruises and a minor fracture during her eight-day ordeal.
China's death toll from a massive earthquake soared by thousands Wednesday as troops rushed to a dam feared critically damaged.
The official death toll from the China earthquake stood at 12,012 on Wednesday afternoon, but it is expected to rise as soldiers and rescue crews pull more bodies from crumbled buildings at the epicenter in Sichuan province.
Nepali police break up protests by exiled Tibetans in front of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.
Firemen attempt to douse flames caused when a pile of fireworks blew up without warning outside Turpan, China.
A hijacker armed with explosives took 10 Australian tourists hostage on a bus in northwest China Wednesday, before police shot him dead, media in both countries reported.
Emergency crews have rescued 26 Chinese crew members whose boat began taking on water off the northern Philippines Sunday night, the state-run Chinese news agency reported.
CNN's Hugh Riminton reports from Guangzhou, China, where one family is facing many hurdles on a long journey home.
China's government has suspended exports of toys covered with a toxic chemical that have been subject to recalls in many countries after sickening children, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
A typhoon killed at least 39 people as it swept across southeast China this week, destroying crops and battering homes, Xinhua news agency said.
Heavy rains poured into a coal mine in east China's Shandong province Friday, trapping 172 miners beneath the surface, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
Chinese crews rescued 97 Vietnamese fishermen in the South China Sea on Saturday, according to state-run Xinhua news agency.
China's environmental chief has resigned in the wake of a two-week crisis over a toxic spill that forced the shutdown of drinking water supplies to millions of Chinese and sparked concern in Russia.
The Chinese government has invited the World Health Organization to assist in its investigation into three possible cases of avian influenza in Hunan province, state-run Xinhua news agency has reported.
A hotel fire in southern China has killed 30 people and injured 15, the official Xinhua News Agency reports.
About 30 people have been killed in a bus explosion in east China's Jiangxi Province, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Thirty-six miners were trapped underground by flooding in China's southwestern Guizhou province, according to the country's state-run Xinhua News Agency.
At least 25 miners have been killed and hopes are slim for a further 141 trapped underground after a gas explosion at a coal mine in northwest China.
Floods unleashed by torrential rains have killed at least 161 people and left dozens more missing in southwestern China, prompting authorities to put the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric project on alert.
An Azerbaijani cargo plane has crashed in northwest China killing all seven crew members, according to Xinhua news agency.
A Red Cross worker who visited the site of a train explosion in North Korea has described the scene as one of devastation, with burned and "totally flattened" buildings.
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