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September 26, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
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.
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May 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
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January 7, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Chinese health authorities closed poultry markets in a province surrounding Beijing today after a woman died of bird flu, the first such death in the country in almost a year. The 19-year-old woman died of the H5N1 virus after coming into contact with poultry in Hebei province. In parts of the province, poultry markets were closed and the sale of live birds stopped as workers in masks sprayed disinfectant.
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August 12, 1987 | From Reuters
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.
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June 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A dam in central China burst last week and sent tons of water cascading down a mountainside, killing at least 38 people in Shanxi province, the China Daily newspaper said Saturday.
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September 7, 1988 | From Reuters
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.
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January 16, 1986 | From Reuters
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.
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December 8, 1987
Seven people were killed when a bus was hit by a freight train at a crossing in Kitwe in Zambia's northern copper-belt province, the Zambia News Agency reported Monday.
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