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Chinese state media reports 22 killed in mine accident

An accidental explosion at a coal mine in southwest China killed 22 miners on Saturday, state media said, in the latest deadly incident to hit the country’s troubled industry. Nine others were trapped after the blast at the Taozigou coal mine in Sichuan Province, Xinhua reported, citing the country’s work…

China detains Tibetan writer

Police in southwest China have detained a Tibetan writer amid scores of detentions in the region hit by anti-Chinese protests, according to a US-based broadcaster Radio Free Asia. A team of 20 policemen took Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, 33, from his home in Seda county, Sichuan province on Wednesday last week,…

Pakistani sets himself on fire at parliament

A jobless Pakistani father of two set himself alight in a suicide bid outside parliament on Monday and was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, police said. Raja Khan, from the rural town of Naushero Feroz in southern Sindh province, sprinkled himself with fuel before setting himself alight, police spokesman Naeem Iqbal told…

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