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Tourism in Mt. Qomolangma hit hard

Mount Qomolangma was hit hard by the twin earthquakes in the country. The climbing season has now officially been cancelled and for the first time in 41 years no one will climb the world's highest peak for the rest of the year. This means a number of sherpas and businesses in the region will be without what is their only source of income.

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician dies in car crash

Nobel Prize-winning US mathematician John Nash... who inspired the film 'A Beautiful Mind'... was killed in a New Jersey car crash.

Nepal: China a major force in recovery efforts

It has been a month since the magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Nepal on April the 25th. That quake and another after that has killed nearly nine thousand people and damaged property.

3 dead, 14 missing in sinking off Malaysian coast

The Chinese Embassy in Malaysia says a Bolivian vessel sank in Malaysian waters on Wednesday and a Malaysian rescue team has recovered three bodies, including two Chinese citizens.

Chinese Premier wraps up visit to Peru

Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up his visit to Peru, the third stop on his four-nation Latin America tour. A slew of cooperation deals were signed between the two countries. And the premier's last day was filled with some lighter activities, ending the trip on a sweet note.

Chinese premier arrives in Chile for official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived for an official visit to Chile.

Chinese armed police end rescue mission in Nepal

Chinese armed traffic police ended their rescue mission in quake-hit Nepal and returned to China Sunday night through two border ports.

UN chief praises Ireland's marriage equality referendum

Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday praised the result of Ireland's marriage equality referendum, describing it as 'truly historic moment'.

Chinese premier arrives in Chile for official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Sunday for an official visit to Chile, the first South American country with which China forged diplomatic ties and also the first Latin American nation with which China signed a free trade agreement.

People protest in Cleveland after white police officer found not guilty

Shortly after a white police officer in the U.S. state of Ohio was found not guilty in the killing of an unarmed black man and woman after a 22-mile car chase in November 2012, U.S. Justice Department announced that it would review the case.

John Nash, Nobel laureate in 'A Beautiful Mind,' dies in car crash

Renowned Princeton Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize laureate whose life story inspired the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', was killed in a car accident together with his wife in New Jersey, U.S. media reported Sunday.

Greek Interior Minister: June debt instalments won't be repayed

Greek Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis issued a fresh warning on Sunday that Greece would not repay loan installments to the International Monetary Fund in June,while Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis publicly pondered on the advantages and disadvantages of Grexit during a ruling party meeting.

Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.

Ethiopia conducts 5th edition of general elections

Ethiopians are casting ballots on Sunday in general elections to elect the political party which will rule the country for the next five years.

About 15,000 U.S. base opponents rally in Tokyo against new base in Okinawa

About 15,000 Japanese protesters on Sunday rallied near the Diet building in Tokyo in a move to oppose a Japan-U.S. agreement to build a new military base as the replacement for the U.S. Futenma air station located in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture.

400 die in heat wave across India

Around 400 people have died due to heat wave across India in the last four days, a senior official said Sunday.

China's Internet focus lifts online spending

In a strategy known as 'Internet Plus', China is integrating the Internet, big data and other technologies with traditional industries, like retail. This is boosting China's already vast e-commerce market further. As the government looks to use the Internet to create more spending - and jobs.

Half Empty ep.10: High cost, low price restrain development

China has already invested tens of billions of dollars to solve the drought crisis, even diverting water from the south to the far and parched north. However, all the plans have only addressed part of the problem, leaving the authorities to search for additional fixes. Desalination is one, but the questions remain of cost and price.

New realities of 'Made in China' brand

Strict international standards have pushed Chinese manufacturers to improve the quality of their products, moving from imitation to innovation. Today we take a look at tunnelling shields. China used to rely entirely on imports for the tunnel-making machine.

Women activists cross DMZ to South Korea

30 women activists arrived in South Korea on Sunday after crossing the Demilitarized Zone from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a symbolic act of peace.

Mass graves of dead migrant found in Malaysia

Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims have been discovered by Malaysian police near the country's border with Thailand, the country's home minister said on Sunday.

Chinese premier encourages firms to upgrade cooperation with Peru

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang encouraged Chinese-funded enterprises Saturday to push forward the transformation and upgrading of China-Peru economic and trade relations through production capacity cooperation.

Dragon in Peru: should maximize benefits and minimize damage

Not long ago China was almost unknown to Peruvians in terms of investment. Although we have the biggest ethnic Chinese population in Latin America, the truth is that we were not connected to China like we are today.

Sino-Peruvian relations abound with development potential

Entering the new century, China and Peru have consolidated their political and economic cooperation.

Heavy fog blankets Jiangsu, Anhui

Heavy fog blanketed Eastern China's Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces over the weekend. The local meteorological station in Anhui issued an orange alert on Sunday, as the dense fog reduced visibility to less than 500 meters in some areas.

Malaysia mass graves believed to contain migrants

Malaysia's home minister announces that mass graves believed to hold the remains of migrants have been found in the northern part of the country.

DPRK demands lifting of sanctions by South Korea

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula continue to run high. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is demanding the lifting of sanctions imposed by South Korea after the sinking of one of its ships in March of 2010.

Houthi rebels say they shot down a Saudi warplane

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have shot down a Saudi F-16 fighter jet in the north of the capital Sanaa.

Militants seize Iraqi border crossing

Islamic State militants have seized control of the Iraqi side of a key border crossing with Syria. According to local officials, the militant group captured the Walid checkpoint in Iraq's western Anbar province after fierce fighting on Sunday.

Colombia mudslide kills at least 92

The death toll of Monday's landslide in Colombia is now at 92. It's the worst natural disaster in the country since 1999.

Heavy border fighting between Houthis, Saudis

Saudi forces and members of Yemen's Houthi militia trade heavy artillery fire destroying the main border crossing between the two countries.

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting

More protests have erupted in the US, after a court found a police officer not guilty on all charges, over the death of two people in a car.

Li Keqiang visits archaeological museum in Lima

On Saturday, Li Keqiang also visited Peru's archaeological museum in Lima - the country's largest and oldest museum - alongside his Peruvian counterpart Pedro Cateriano.

Premier Li's upcoming visit to boost China-Chile mutual trust, practical cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's upcoming visit to Chile, his first official visit to the South American country since assuming premiership in 2013, is expected to provide a golden opportunity for the two countries to enhance mutual trust and practical cooperation.

Refugees evacuated from cholera-hit camp in Tanzania

The UN refugee agency has evacuated hundreds of Burundian refugees from a makeshift camp at a fishing village in Tanzania. This comes after an outbreak of cholera in the small town of Kagunga, which has killed over 30 people so far.

Concern grows as ISIL enters Palmyra museum

The capture of the ancient Syria city of Palmyra has raised international alarm for the safety of its historic ruins. After taking the city, Islamic State miliants entered its museum, and raised their flag over the ancient citadel that overlooks some of the Greco-Roman ruins.

Chinese soldiers disinfect quake-hit areas

Since the disaster struck on April 25th, a 60-member unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army has been conducting a disinfection operation in the country's worst-affected regions. Despite extreme heat, the military unit from southwest China's Chengdu Military Area Command is on the frontline working to prevent outbreaks.

Studio interview: Third official meeting held on cross-Strait affairs

For more in-depth analysis on Cross-Strait relations, we're joined in the studio with Mr. Gregory Yingnien Tsang, our current affairs commentator. Q1: The biggest outcome from the meeting is the decision to set up offices between the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation and the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, and to help Taiwan join the AIIB. What do you think are the benefits for both sides to realize these plans?

Financial dos and don'ts under 'new normal'

China's heavy weights in the financial market are gathering at Beijing's Tsinghua university to discuss how the sector has fared amid economic headwinds and the challenges lying ahead. Talks kicked off on Saturday. In a global finance forum focusing on the new thinking, new trends, new practices, and new dynamics of China's financial reforms.

Heads of cross-Strait affairs meet in Kinmen

Representatives of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan have met in Taiwan's Kinmen island. It was the third meeting between the Mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun and Taiwan's mainland affairs chief, Andrew Hsia.

Chinese peacekeepers finish rotation in Lebanon

Two Chinese peacekeeping forces hold a handover ceremony at their barracks in the southern village of Haniyeh, Lebanon.

Half Empty ep.9: Shifting energy sources helps save water resources

China has agreed with the US to reduce emissions sharply by 2030. It’s part of its strategy to transform its energy structure. Solar power is just one type of new energy the country is pursuing. Yet it requires huge amounts of water and can cause environmental damage.

16 confirmed dead after 9-storey building collapses in SW China

16 people have now been confirmed to have died in Wednesday's building collapse in Guiyang, South West China.

Highest rainfall in 40 years batters south provinces of China

Rainstorms have continued to batter large parts of southern China. The downpours since last week have broken a 40-year rainfall record with weather authorities reporting 74 percent more rain in May from previous years.

Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen

Saudi-led war planes have launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen. This comes as fighting continues to rage on the ground in the south of the country.

UN nuclear arms ban blocked

An Egyptian-led effort for a Middle East nuclear arms ban ends in failure. A month-long review conference on the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was unable to overcome disagreements on an atomic weapons ban for Middle East countries.

Cultural fusion in the Peruvian capital

During Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's four-nation tour in Latin America, he is currently in Peru on the third leg of his tour, for a three-day official visit. The two countries have agreed to strengthen exchanges in education and culture.

Xi stresses information technology for education innovations

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for reform and innovation in education in line with development of information and communication technology (ICT) to make all people receive education "anytime, anywhere."

Xi backs people-to-people exchanges to improve China-Japan ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping has attended a China-Japan friendship exchange meeting and addressed a 3,000-strong delegation of Japanese people at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Li calls for closer China-LatAm cooperation at spiritual level

China and Latin America should promote cooperation at the spiritual level along with their fruitful collaboration at the physical level, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday.

Xi backs people-to-people exchanges to improve China-Japan ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a gathering of more than 3,000 Japanese visitors in Beijing Saturday to support people-to-people exchanges between the two nations.

US Senate votes 'No' to extending mass data collection

The US Senate has voted against a measure that would have extended the bulk collection of telephone records by US spy agencies.

UNHCR calls for more international aid in Syria & Iraq

UNHCR calls for more international aid in Syria & Iraq

Ireland becomes first country to vote for equal marriage

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Saturday evening welcomed the results of Friday's referendum over same-sex marriage, saying that Ireland has become the first country in the world to vote for equal marriage.

Greek PM says on final stretch towards deal with lenders

Greek PM says on final stretch towards deal with lenders

California beach town cleans up after oil spill

California beach town cleans up after oil spill

Russia to take 'tough action' if Ukraine doesn't repay debt

Russia to take 'tough action' if Ukraine doesn't repay debt

Most relief aid in place for Colombia landslide

Most relief aid in place for Colombia landslide

Half Empty ep.9: Shifting energy sources helps save water resources

China has agreed with the US to reduce emissions sharply by 2030. It’s part of its strategy to transform its energy structure. Solar power is just one type of new energy the country is pursuing. Yet it requires huge amounts of water and can cause environmental damage.

China buzz: 4th generation 'facekini'

Want to fit in on China's beaches? Facekini is a must-have item in Qingdao, a seaside city of nearly 9 million in the northeast. Swimmers, mostly retired women made waves online years ago for the bizarre gear.

Studio interview: Reduce industrial water consumption

Let's talk more about this balancing act with our guest in the studio, Wu Changhua, China Director of the Climate Group. Q1. Ms. Wu, China's water consumption need is vast no matter what the energy model is. Is there anything that can be done to save water ?

Mainland-HK mutual fund recognition to be launched on July 1

A long-awaited scheme to allow funds domiciled on the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong to be sold in each others' market will be launched on July 1.

Crossover: Chinese Premier arrives in Lima to talk trade

We're joined now by our correspondent Dan Collyns in Lima. Q1.The two leaders have signed 10 bilateral agreements covering various fields. Tell us more about that and give us an overall picture of the economic cooperation between the two nations.

China, Peru to advance ties, start railroad study

China and Peru have agreed on a cooperation plan based on existing free trade arrangements, to advance their partnership in industrial production and equipment manufacturing.

Rok-Japan meeting affected by frayed bilateral ties

The finance ministers' meeting mechanism between South Korea and Japan began in 2006. There have been five meetings since then, but none since November 2012, with relations at their lowest ebb for years.

Myanmar to repatriate rescued migrants to Bangladesh

Officials in Myanmar say a group of people saved in the country's first rescue effort are set to be repatriated.

Iraqi forces retake territory east of Ramadi

Iraqi Shi'ite milita and government forces have retaken territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi.

Heads of Cross-Strait affairs hold 3rd official meeting in Kinmen

The Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun and Taiwan's mainland affairs chief, Andrew Hsia have held the third official meeting between the heads of cross-Strait affairs on the island's Kinmen County.

FARC rebels suspend ceasefire after gov't airstrike

Peace talks to end Colombia's five-decade conflict have been plunged into fresh crisis. The country's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has suspended its unilateral ceasefire with the government.

Saudi-led strikes target rebel positions near Sanaa

Saudi-led airstrikes have hit Shi'ite Houthi rebel positions near the capital, Sanaa.

Japan-S. Korea finance ministers meet in Tokyo

Japan's and South Korea's finance ministers have held bilateral talks in Tokyo, after a two-year suspension.

Heads of cross-Strait affairs meet in Kinmen County

The Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun, has held a formal meeting with Taiwan's mainland affairs chief Andrew Hsia in the island's Kinmen County.

Beijing to shut down all major coal power plants by 2016

In 2012, Beijing introduced a five-year plan to reduce the critical levels of pollution in the Chinese capital. But according to a recent assessment, there's still work to be done.

US Senate blocks bill to rein in spy agency powers

The US Senate has rejected legislation aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering.

Cameron pushing for pre-referendum EU changes

British Prime Minister David Cameron has voiced his desire for changes within the European Union before a referendum to decide whether Britain should stay in the bloc.

Chinese Premier's visit to Peru set to boost bilateral strategic ties

At the invitation of Peru President Ollanta Humala, Premier Li Keqiang is visiting Peru during his four-nation South American tour.

Li and Humala hold joint press conference

Premier Li Keqiang has held a press conference with Peruvian President Humala in Lima.

Peruvian entrepreneur suggests ideas to improve China-Latin America relationship

Currently I work in China as an entrepreneur in the educational field. Over the last four years, I have been organizing programs, training and events for international businesspeople, mainly from Latin America, in order for them to know more about China, identify cooperation opportunities and increase common understanding between our countries.

Burst pipeline spills 21,000 gallons of oil into ocean off California

The US pipeline company which spilled thousands of litres of oil along the California coast on Tuesday says the cause of the leak may not be known for months.

UNSC slams 'violent seizure' of ancient Syrian city

The UN Security Council has 'strongly condemned the ongoing barbaric terrorist acts' by the Islamic State group in Syria, including its violent takeover of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

Chinese mainland, Taiwan cross-strait affairs heads to meet in Kinmen

Zhang Zhijun, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of China's State Council, is scheduled to meet with Taiwan's mainland affairs chief Andrew Li-Yan Hsia over the weekend in Kinmen County, located between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

Premier Li visits Peru, aims to boost trade

The Chinese Premier has met with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the government palace in Lima.

Exclusive: China-Africa ties growing closer

or more on China-Africa ties, Algerian Ambassador to China Hassane Rabehi, who is also the coordinator of the Media sub-committee of the African Diplomatic Corps, sat down with our reporter Su Yuting.

African ambassadors celebrate Africa Day in Beijing

2015 marks the 52nd anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity, and its successor the African Union.

ITC: Chinese containers aren't hurting US makers

The US International Trade Commission has announced Chinese manufacturers of 53-foot dry shipping containers are not trading unfairly in the US, despite earlier rulings from lower courts.

At least 42 dead in Mexico gunfight

A shoot-out between Mexico police and suspected drug cartel gang members has left at least 42 people dead.

Studio interview: 3,000-member Japanese delegation in China

For more in-depth analysis, joining me in the studio is Mr. Teng Jianqun, Director for the Center of Arms Control at the China Institute of International Studies.

Premier Li Keqiang wraps up 2-day visit in Colombia

Before heading to Peru, Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up a 2-day visit in Colombia on Friday - the first visit by a Chinese Premier in three decades.

LDP-led group of representatives arrives in Beijing

A 3,000-strong delegation of Japanese political, business and cultural leaders has arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing.

Transcontinental rail deal to benefit Peru, Brazil

China and Peru have agreed to a feasibility study of a 5,300 km transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast.

California looking to the ocean for water shortage relief

As California struggles with a fourth year of extreme drought, every viable option is being considered to help alleviate the problem.

Colombia, China celebrate 35 years of bilateral ties

During his visit to Colombia, Premier Li Keqiang and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos took part in a special seminar to mark 35 years of bilateral relations between the two countries.

British PM to kick off reform negotiations

British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to deliver reforms of the European Union as he arrived at the Riga summit in Latvia to meet EU leaders.

Li Keqiang visits Colombia, boosting economic ties

Trade, investment and cooperation on technology and science are just some of the topics that were discussed during Li's two-day visit to Colombia.

US, Cuba fail to reach agreement on full restoration of diplomatic ties

The US and Cuba have failed to reach agreement on the full restoration of diplomatic ties, following their latest round of talks.

South China flood-hit regions set for more downpours

China's flood-hit southwestern regions are bracing for more downpours over the weekend.

UN: 55,000 more have fled Iraqi city Ramadi

The United Nations says around 55-thousand people have fled Ramadi since the provincial capital was captured by the militant group.

Chinese Premier's visit aims to boost trade with Peru

After leaving Colombia, Premier Li arrived in the Peruvian capital Lima, and was greeted at the Peruvian government palace by President Ollanta Humala.

CCTV America Insight: Deadline approaches for final Iran nuclear deal

CCTV America Insight: Deadline approaches for final Iran nuclear deal

Chinese premier arrives in Peru for official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Friday for an official visit to Peru, a Latin American country which has a free trade pact with China and wishes to diversify its economic cooperation with China.

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About 15,000 U.S. base opponents rally in Tokyo against new base in Okinawa

About 15,000 Japanese protesters on Sunday rallied near the Diet building in Tokyo in a move to oppose a Japan-U.S. agreement to build a new military base as the replacement for the U.S. Futenma air station located in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture.

Greek Interior Minister: June debt instalments won't be repayed

Greek Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis issued a fresh warning on Sunday that Greece would not repay loan installments to the International Monetary Fund in June,while Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis publicly pondered on the advantages and disadvantages of Grexit during a ruling party meeting.

John Nash, Nobel laureate in 'A Beautiful Mind,' dies in car crash

Renowned Princeton Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize laureate whose life story inspired the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', was killed in a car accident together with his wife in New Jersey, U.S. media reported Sunday.

French movie Dheepan wins Palme d'Or, Best Director Award given to Hou Hsiao-Hsien at Cannes

French movie Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard, won the Palme d'Or for the Best Film at the 68th Festival de Cannes on Sunday, while the Best Director Award was given to Hou Hsiao-Hsien.

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