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Vlogger set on fire during live-stream by her ex-husband dies

A Chinese social media influencer died after her ex-husband allegedly doused her in petrol and set fire to her as she was attempting to live stream. Lamu was popular on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, where she had hundreds of thousands of followers. She suffered 90% of her body and died two weeks after the […]

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China: Historic floods wet feet of giant Buddha statue first time in 70 years

A 71 metre tall statue stature of Buddha in China has had its toes dampened by floodwater for the first time since the 1940s. The UNESCO heritage site was carved out of a rockface near Chengdu in Sichuan province around the eighth century AD. It is normally high above the waterline, but the area has […]

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China Floods: Road suddenly collapses swallowing parked lorry in viral video

A video of a Chinese road collapsed swallowing a parked lorry by devastating floods has gone viral. Footage shows the street alongside a riverbank suddenly ripped in half as the large vehicle being dropped and washed away by raging floodwaters. No casualties have been reported from the incident that occurred today in China’s south-western province […]

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China relocates villagers living on 800m-high cliff big anti-poverty drive

Dozens of villagers in China’s Sichuan province living on a high 800 metre cliff have now finally been relocated to an urban housing estate. Atulie’er village became famous after photos emerged showing adults and children precariously scaling the cliff using just rattan ladders. Around 84 households have now been moved into newly built flats as […]