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As historical Asian cold-vortex pushed east, parts of Siberia will test -70°F in 5-days.
The long-term trends point to the interesting possibility of a collapse of the polar vortex, perhaps in a very “explosive”.
Analyzing the temperature anomalies to the surface of the sea, and at some points mainland, we can get a sense of the overall pattern that has preponderado over the past few weeks:
A sudden stratospheric warming [...]
A review of records indicates that the prime minister’s relatives have controlled assets worth at least $2.7 billion.
BEIJING — The mother of China’s prime minister was a schoolteacher in northern China. His father was ordered to tend pigs in one of Mao’s political campaigns. And during childhood, “my family was extremely poor,” the prime minister, Wen Jiabao, said in a speech last year.
But now 90, the prime minister’s mother, Yang Zhiyun, [...]
Jian Feng was confused after his wife gave birth to an ‘incredibly ugly’ baby
He accused her of cheating and she admitted to spending £62,000 on plastic surgery
He then claimed she got him to marry her under false pretenses
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But for one man from northern China, this was not the case.
Earlier this year, Jian Feng, divorced and sued his wife for being ugly.
Over 70 Taiwanese fishing vessels are heading for two disputed islands in the East China Sea to protest their nationalization by the Japanese government, Kyodo News reported.
The vessels left the port of Yilan in northeastern Taiwan earlier on Monday and are expected to be within 37 kilometers of the islands by 5 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Kyodo said.
Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology, a major supplier for Apple, has halted production at [...]
Sun Jifa, 51, lost both his hands when a bomb he was creating for blast fishing in Guanmashan, Jilin province, northern China, exploded
Could not afford hospital’s prosthetic arms so made his own
A man who lost both hands when a homemade bomb exploded has finally created a new pair of arms after eight years of planning.
Sun Jifa could not afford the hospital’s prosthetic limbs after the explosive for blast fishing detonated prematurely, but [...]
A nearly intact skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus bataar – a cousin of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex – has been sold at auction for $1.05million – but controversy rumbles on about the legality of the sale.
The auction, held in New York on Sunday, has been disputed by the Mongolian government, which has questioned whether the dinosaur was obtained legally.
The dinosaur was found in the Gobi desert – but it is unknown [...]
A surveillance camera catches the moment an unsuspecting girl falls through a pavement while walking down a street in northern China.
The pavement caved in under the teenager’s weight as soon as she stepped onto a section of the walkway.
What followed was a dramatic rescue attempt by a passing taxi driver. His heroic actions were also filmed by close circuit television and on mobile phones.
The passing cab driver stopped immediately at [...]
Probably the most cited example of China’s desire to expand its naval power beyond Chinese coastal waters is Beijing’s pursuit of aircraft carriers capable of operating conventional fixed-wing fighter aircraft. Chinese interest in acquiring aircraft carriers spans decades but financial, technological, political and strategic constraints have prevented serious pursuit of this capability. In April 2005, the unfinished Soviet Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier Varyag, that China purchased from Ukraine in 1998, went [...]
China arrested 19 people suspected of “obstructing the work of the police, provoking incidents and deliberately destroying government property” during three days of riots in Guangdong, according to the AFP.The riots began on June 10 after rumors spread that police had beaten a street hawker to death and manhandled his pregnant wife.
Local media insisted that “armed police did not carry lethal weapons or fire a single shot” [...]
Yao reportedly handed himself in, but that was not enough to spare him the death penalty
A Chinese student who murdered a woman to try to cover up a road accident has been executed, say state media.
Yao Jiaxin, 21, was put to death in Xian, Shaanxi province in northern China on Tuesday.
Yao is said to have stabbed 26-year-old mother Zhang Miao to death, fearing she would pursue him [...]
The Chinese government has reportedly decided to spend $1 billion to battle the drought plaguing huge areas in the north, as wheat prices continued their climb and the UN warned of serious consequences for the winter harvest.
The drought is the worst in six decades in many areas, and has left a swathe of grain-producing regions reeling from a lack of any significant rainfall in more [...]
“The seven major benchmarks signaling the beginning of an Ice Age echo like the seven seals of the Apocalypse:
1. A short-lived warming cycle. Geological records show temporary warming spikes before the temperature drops and an Ice Age begins.
2. Increased precipitation. Heavy rains in the Southern Hemisphere. Heavier rains and snows in the Northern Hemisphere.
3. Partial melting of the Arctic icecap. The Arctic ocean becomes ice-free but [...]