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DHARAMSHALA, India (AFP) - The Dalai Lama's Tibetan government-in-exile on Wednesday called for a temporary halt to protests against China as a mark of respect to earthquake victims.

Woman rescued from quake rubble after 195 hours

A woman who survived on rainwater has been pulled from the rubble of the Sichuan earthquake, a miraculous eight days after the disaster. Xinhua news agency said the woman in her 60s had spent 195 hours in the rubble in the city of Pengzhou.


Super survivors amid panic

The Standard 21.05.2008
Super survivors amid panic

Warnings of more big earthquakes set off panic in Sichuan yesterday and caused a sharp dip on the stock market.

An earthquake survivor eats a snack as he sits with relatives at a coliseum housing for the homeless people in Mianyang, Sichuan province, May 20, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)

AN XIAN, China - China is grappling with the next massive task in the aftermath of its earthquake how to shelter the 5 million people left homeless.


China says over 70,000 dead or missing

Lucy Hornby Reuters 20.05.2008
Earthquake survivor, Zhao Deqian, the mother of twins Zhao Yajia and Zhao Yaqi, 15, who were killed when their school building collapsed in the earthquake  REUTERS/Nicky Loh

CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - China raised the number of dead or missing from a devastating earthquake to more than 70,000 on Tuesday, as rescuers found another survivor eight days after the huge tremor hit.

Another $5m in quake aid approved

news.gov.hk 20.05.2008
Another $5m in quake aid approved

The Disaster Relief Fund has granted $5 million to World Vision to undertake a relief project for Sichuan earthquake victims.


Cards help search for the missing

Yan Zhen and Xia Ruirui Shanghai Daily 20.05.2008
Xia Chunju, 19, searches a missing and found board at Jiuzhou Gymnasium, Mianyang, yesterday. Xia and her parents survived the quake, but her younger brother, a student in Maoba County, remains missing.

JUST one day after a bulletin board was set up outside the Jiuzhou Gymnasium in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province, for people to stick posters of family members missing in the wake of the earthquake, more than 400 notices have been posted.

A relief worker holds a white paper chrysanthemum flower as he mourns in earthquake-hit Dujiangyan, Sichuan province May 19, 2008  REUTERS/Jianan Yu

MIANYANG, China (Reuters) - First they survived a calamitous earthquake. Now they must survive the trauma.


Quake tragedy stirs ordinary Chinese to charity

Jim Yardley and David Barboza IHT 20.05.2008
Duan Hanbing, right, helped move a survivor of last week's earthquake to a hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan. She is part of the wave of volunteers from all over China. (Shiho Fukada for The New York Times)

LUCHI, China: Hao Lin had already lied to his wife about his destination, hopped a plane to Chengdu, borrowed a bike and pedaled through the countryside in shorts and leather loafers by the time he reached this ravaged farming village. A psycholog...

Aftershock of magnitude 6 to 7 likely to hit China quake area

CHENGDU, May 20 (Xinhua) -- An aftershock of six to seven on the Richter scale was likely to happen in the Wenchuan earthquake area in southwest China's Sichuan Province, said local seismological bureau.


31-year-old Ma Yuanjang is rescued and carried to an ambulance by rescuers after he was trapped for about 179 hours in the rubble of a power plant, toppled in the May 12 powerful earthquake in Yingxiu, a town in Wenchuan, May 20, 2008. [Xinhua]

Latest: Man alive nearly 179 hours after quake

Residents register for adoptions

Lu Feiran Shanghai Daily 20.05.2008
Residents register for adoptions

MANY local people have expressed a strong desire to adopt orphans from the earthquake zone.


Shaolin monks to treat victims with secret herbs

Li Xinran Shanghai Daily 20.05.2008
Shaolin monks to treat victims with secret herbs

SHAOLIN Temple, home of kung fu master monks, has sent 10 monks that specialize in herbal medicine to earthquake-hit areas of Sichuan Province.

Warning of major aftershock sparks panic in China

William Foreman IBTimes 20.05.2008
(AP Photo/Xinhua, Fan Rujun)

CHENGDU, China - A government warning of a major aftershock sent thousands of panicked survivors running into the darkened streets Monday night following an unprecedented display of mourning for more than 34,000 people killed in a powerful earthqu...


Hush falls as HK joins in sorrow

Nickkita Lau and Jeffrey Tam The Standard 20.05.2008
Hush falls as HK joins in sorrow

Hong Kong came to a standstill at 2.28pm yesterday and for three minutes its seven million people remained silent, their silence broken only by the sound of car horns and the moaning of fog horns from ferries and ocean vessels in the harbor.

Honeymoon couple due home today

Nickkita Lau The Standard 20.05.2008
Honeymoon couple due home today

A newlywed police couple twice reported missing in Sichuan and who narrowly escaped death are returning to Hong Kong today.


More than 200 relief workers buried by mud flow in quake-stricken China

More than 200 relief workers, engaged in repairing the broken roads in the quake-stricken Sichuan Province, had been buried in mud flows over the past three days, said Dai Dongchang, an official with the Ministry of Transport on Monday.

China's national flag flies at half-mast at a square in the headquarters of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, south China, May 19, 2008.  (Xinhua Photo)

HONG KONG, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Flags are to be kept at half-mast in Hong Kong from May 19 to 21 to display respect for the dead in a severe earthquake in Sichuan Province, a spokesman of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government an...


China's national flag flies at half-mast after the flag-raising ceremony on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing Monday morning, May 19, 2008.  [Xinhua]

China on Monday began a three-day national mourning for the tens of thousands of people killed in a powerful earthquake which struck the country's southwest on May 12.

HK breaks record with nearly $1b in quake relief

Nickkita Lau and Jeffrey Tam The Standard 19.05.2008
HK breaks record with nearly $1b in quake relief

Hong Kong people have opened their hearts and purse strings by raising nearly HK$1 billion for Sichuan earthquake victims.



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