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Man's Car Accident Brings All 17 Girlfriends to His Side

In other words, Yuan got busted ... big time

(Newser) - Sometimes all it takes for a wounded man to heal is a little TLC—or a lot of TLC, if all 17 of your girlfriends show up. A Chinese man identified only by the surname Yuan was in a car accident on March 24 and was taken to the hospital... More »

Hundreds Missing in 2 Ferry Accidents

600 aboard vessel in Tanzania; smaller accident in China

(Newser) - Separate ferry accidents in Tanzania and China have taken a heavy toll:
  • Tanzania: An overcrowded ship with about 600 people capsized in rough seas after leaving port at Dar es Salaam. At least 40 are dead and about 370 missing. The rest were rescued, reports AP . Relatives are livid the
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China Renames Mountain After Avatar

Hunan province gets its own 'Avatar Hallelujah Mountain'

(Newser) - Avatar fandom has reached new heights: China changed the name of one of its mountains to “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” in an official ceremony yesterday. The mountain formerly known as “Southern Sky Column” is in a southern province, and the government claims it inspired Avatar’s floating “Hallelujah... More »

How General Tso's Came to America

General never tasted dish but Kissinger was a big fan

(Newser) - The Qing dynasty military leader General Tso never tasted the chicken dish that bears his name, Francis Lam finds in a journey into Chinese food history. Classically trained Hunan chef Peng Chang-kuei created the dish and named it after his province's hero after fleeing to Taiwan with the Nationalists in... More »

3 Dead in China Train Crash

(Newser) - Three people are dead and 60 injured after two trains collided in the central China province of Hunan early this morning, AP reports. Two of the dead were on the trains while the third was in one of the nearby houses damaged in the collision, according to Chinese state media.... More »

Chinese Workers Ordered to Smoke More

(Newser) - Seeking to stem the flow of cigarettes over the border and bolster the local tobacco industry, a Chinese county has ordered local officials to puff only local cigarettes, the Times of London reports. In March, Gongan county mandated that civil servants on its payroll smoke 230,000 packs of locally... More »

Bridge Collapse Kills 22 in China

Bridge was under construction

(Newser) - A bridge under construction in Hunan Province collapsed yesterday, killing 22 people and leaving 44 missing. Workers were removing scaffolding from the 880-foot-long span when it crumbled into the Tuo River. Located in the ancient city of Fenghuang and designed as a tourist attraction, the bridge had four decorative stone... More »

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