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Wave of Earthquakes Hits Southern China, Killing 50

A hundred thousand more evacuate after series of 5.6 quakes

(Newser) - A string of earthquakes shook southwestern China today, killing at least 50 people and injuring 150 more. At least 100,000 have been forced to evacuate, and more than 20,000 homes have been destroyed, the BBC says, based on Chinese state-run media reports. The quakes hit the mountainous region... More »

Lights Coming Back in China

Respite from severe weather allows progress toward normalcy

(Newser) - After more than a week of darkness, power is finally coming back on in China—mostly. With Lunar New Year celebrations getting under way, power has at least partially returned in 169 of the 170 counties blacked out by fierce winter weather, Reuters reports. But some residents are skeptical. “... More »

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