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Woman Killed by Tiger After Exiting Her Vehicle at Beijing Animal Park

One woman died and another was severely injured after a tiger attacked them when they exited their vehicle while at the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World this weekend, according to Yanqing County government. The incident, caught in part on surveillance video, took place on Saturday at an outdoor, drive-through animal park in China, where visitors can drive around in their cars…

‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ Suffers for Selfies at Chinese Shopping Center

Heartbreaking video of what has been dubbed the “world’s saddest polar bear,” housed at a Chinese mega-mall, has sparked international outrage. The bear lives at the Grandview Aquarium within the Grandview shopping center in Guangzhou, China. Animals Asia, a Hong Kong-based animal rights group, has drawn attention to the upsetting living conditions at the mall’s zoo, calling it a “prison”…

China Launches Its Most Powerful Rocket Yet

China successfully launched its Long March 7 rocket over the weekend in a key test that will pave the way for a planned space station set to become operational by 2022. Blasting off from the Hainan Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China, the 53-meter rocket carried a mock-up of China’s next generation crew spacecraft so officials could find out…

Woman Dies After Being Trapped in Elevator

BEIJING –The discovery of a woman’s corpse in an elevator in the Chinese city of Xi’an has led to the detention of an elevator maintenance crew who improperly cut off power to the elevator a month ago without checking if anyone was inside In a statement posted Saturday, the Gaoling district government said two maintenance workers turned off the power…

US stocks tumble following market rout in China

Global Stocks React to Chinese Stock Plunge (ABC News) — U.S. markets opened lower Monday after China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 7 percent over weaker-than-expected manufacturing data and a falling currency. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 353 points, or 2 percent, in early trading. The Nasdaq is down 112 points and S&P 500 is off 40 points. Trading…

Man Found Alive After More Than 60 Hours in China Landslide

BEIJING (ABC News) — A migrant worker was pulled out alive Wednesday after he was buried for more than 60 hours in a massive landslide that swept through part of a major manufacturing city in southern China. Rao Liangzhong of the Shenzhen Emergency Response Office said that the man, Tian Zeming, was rescued around dawn on Wednesday. He said Tian…