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China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.
FILE PHOTO- A school in southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 4, 2019. © Global Look Press - Xinhua - Jiang Kehong

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday.

LeBron James under fire after blaming China row on ‘misinformed’ Rockets chief

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.
Apple has removed HKmap.live, a crowdsourced mapping app widely used by Hong Kong residents, from the App Store. The app and accompanying web service has been used to mark the locations of police and inform about street closures during the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong this year.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Apple on Thursday removed an app criticised by China for allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track police, as Beijing steps up pressure on foreign companies deemed to be providing support to the pro-democracy movement.
Chuang Chuang enjoying his birthday cake during a 2007 birthday celebration in Chiang Mai Zoo

Panda death in Thailand stirs suspicion in China

Chinese experts arrived in Thailand to investigate the death of a beloved giant panda, zoo officials said Thursday, as millions of netizens in China questioned the cause of the male bear’s sudden demise.
Police and demonstrators clash in Hong Kong, Aug. 24, 2019. The city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of smart lampposts that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.

China frees consulate staff, protesters target ‘smart lampposts’

Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city’s pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of “smart lampposts” that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.
GUANGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 20- Elkeson #18 of Guangzhou Evergrande celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2019 Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) 19th round match between Guangzhou R&F and Guangzhou Evergrande at Yuexiushan Stadium.

Brazilian Elkeson earns China call-up in landmark move

China named Elkeson in their squad for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to be the first without Chinese ancestry to play for the country.
Luxury brands Coach and Givenchy have both apologized to Chinese consumers for T-shirts deemed to undermine the country's One China policy -- just a day after Versace was forced to do the same.

Luxury brands apologise for flouting one-china policy

Luxury fashion brands Versace, Coach, and Givenchy have apologised for making perceived affronts to China’s national sovereignty with T-shirts listing Hong Kong and Taiwan as separate countries.
Nigeria international Odion Ighalo was on the scorer’s sheet for Shanghai Shenhua who suffered their fifth defeat of the season in the Chinese Super League.

Odion Ighalo faces disciplinary action over social media activities

Retired Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo, will face disciplinary action following his activities on social media.

Earthquake kills 11, injures 122 in China

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 11 dead and 122 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled survivors from wrecked buildings.
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China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch

China launched a space rocket from sea for the first time on Wednesday, its space agency announced, the latest step in Beijing’s push to become a major space power.
Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman sacked by China’s Hebei

Former Wales manager Chris Coleman was sacked as coach of struggling Hebei China Fortune on Wednesday after the club’s fans demanded his removal.
Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro on Sunday said that he was quitting as coach of China after just two matches in charge, both 1-0 home defeats.

Fabio Cannavaro quits as China coach after two matches

Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro on Sunday said that he was quitting as coach of China after just two matches in charge, both 1-0 home defeats.=
US electric auto maker Tesla said Monday it had launched an investigation after a video circulating in China showed one of its cars suddenly burst into flames in a garage in Shanghai.

Tesla probes car fire in Shanghai

US electric auto maker Tesla said Monday it had launched an investigation after a video circulating in China showed one of its cars suddenly burst into flames in a garage in Shanghai.
China explosion

Six more detained over blast that killed 78

Police have detained six more suspects linked to a chemical plant blast in eastern China last month which killed 78 and left hundreds injured, local authorities said.

Death toll rises to 64 in China factory blast

The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years.

Dozens killed in China tour bus fire

Twenty six people were killed and at least 28 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said.

Huawei demotes two employees for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has demoted two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company’s official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch-rival Apple, an internal memo showed.

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President Buhari hails Anthony Joshua for reclaiming would heavyweight boxing titles

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jnr.
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

DSS: Omoyele Sowore’s rearrest video mischief, propaganda

The Department of State Services (DSS) says circulation of a video on attempt to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest in a courtroom, was a mischief.
In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

Rivers government releases N500 million grant to Ignatius University

The Rivers State Government has directed the immediate release of five hundred million naira grant to the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education to enable it continue its transformation programmes.
A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.

Man eats $120,000 piece of art – a banana taped to wall

A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.
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Deontay Wilder slams Anthony Joshua’s tactics against Andy Ruiz

Deontay Wilder, the man who may likely be heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s opponent very soon, has slammed him for the tactics he used in his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday.