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Bei Bei arrives at giant panda base in China’s Sichuan

Bei Bei arrives at giant panda base in China’s Sichuan

Technology
The giant panda Bei Bei has arrived in southwest Sichuan province from his birthplace of Washington, where he spent the first four years of his lifeBy YANAN WANG Associated PressNovember 21, 2019, 5:45 AM2 min read After a transcontinental flight on the “Panda Express,” a furry American darling arrived early Thursday in his new Chinese home. The Washington-born giant panda Bei Bei was a beloved figure at the National Zoo, where he spent the first four years of his life. By agreement with the Chinese government, the zoo had to return Bei Bei to China this year. He is now settling into the Ya’an Bifengxia Base of the Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center in southwest Sichuan province. Bei Bei will be quarantined for one month while he adjusts to the time difference, learns to eat loca...
China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMore than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say.About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday).Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks.Pictures posted by the People's Daily newspaper show bulldozers moving earth and large boulders as the rescue effort continues.A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after teams of workers used ropes to move large rocks while dozens of others searched the rubble, AFP news agency reports, citing local authorities.The landslide blocked a two-kilometre (1.2-mile) stretch of a river, Xinhua news agency...