At least 21 miners die after a roof collapses in a coal mine in Shenmu, China.
Twenty-one miners die and 66 are rescued at the mine near Shenmu in China's Shaanxi province.
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- At least 21 miners died when a roof collapsed in a coal mine in Shenmu, China.
- At least 21 miners die after a roof collapses in a coal mine in Shenmu, China.
China executes serial killer Gao Chengyong, who murdered eleven girls and women between 1988 and 2002.
American electronics maker Apple warns that iPhone sales are slowing significantly and the product is in weak demand, blaming trade tensions with China. The company says that it has lowered its expected fiscal earnings for the first quarter as a result, citing disappointing holiday sales figures, and that it could lose $9 billion due to the decline.
Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian in China, is sentenced to death after a one-day retrial for attempting to smuggle over 222 kilograms (489.4 pounds) of methamphetamine through the country. Schellenberg's new sentence comes amid increasing tensions between Canada and China.
A man stabs a local government official and a police officer to death in the streets of Longyan, China, then hijacks a bus and drove it into pedestrians, killing eight people and wounding 22 others. Authorities said the perpetrator "took revenge on society" after a dispute with local officials about his father's veteran benefits.
Pakistani, Afghan and Chinese officials hold talks in Kabul aimed at ending the region's conflicts.