January 3, 1991 |
At least 18 people were crushed to death and 34 injured in a stampede at an overcrowded movie theater in Guangdong province in southern China. The accident occurred Monday in an open-air theater near Shenzhen as a new audience crowded in at the end of the first showing.
October 14, 2009 |
Nearly 1,000 children in a central Chinese province have tested positive for excessive levels of lead in blood. After reports of large-scale lead poisoning in Shaanxi province, the health bureau in the city of Jiyuan in Henan province tested 2,743 children. Signs of lead poisoning were found in 968 children who live near three smelters.
September 26, 2013 |
BEIJING - Chinese people switching on their 7 p.m. television news might have done a double take, suspecting that the state broadcaster had mistakenly plugged in a tape from the 1970s before the death of Mao Tse-tung. For 24 minutes, the flagship Chinese news - probably the television program with the largest viewership - showed President Xi Jinping presiding over an extraordinary public session in which Communist Party cadres in engaged in self-criticism. Self-criticism, the Communist Party's equivalent of group psychotherapy, is a venerable tradition that has largely lost steam since the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, when people denounced themselves and one another, donning dunce caps and delivering beatings.
May 27, 1989 |
Eighty people died from rabies in the eastern China province of Shandong during the first three months of this year, an official daily said Friday. The China Daily quoted a local health official as saying 539 people in the province died from rabies last year.
August 12, 1987 |
Salvadoran guerrillas blew up a bridge in southern Usulutan province, the ninth they have destroyed in a series of attacks since early July, authorities said Tuesday. The bridge, on a secondary road, cut off transport to the town of Jucuaran, 80 miles east of the capital, witnesses said.
September 7, 1988 |
At least one fisherman was dead and two were missing Tuesday after a fleet of herring boats were struck by gale-force winds off northeastern New Brunswick province, rescue officials said.
January 16, 1986 |
Twelve people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed Wednesday in fresh violence in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.