Spectacular giant ice sculptures have been unveiled as the 31st annual International Ice and Snow Festival kicks off in China.Read the full story ›
A man has performed an incredible series of circus tricks - all while balanced 160ft in the air on a steel wire, without any safety net.Read the full story ›
A smash-and-grab raid at a Chinese bank was foiled when staff and passing members of the public joined forces to stop the robber escaping.Read the full story ›
Five firefighters have been killed and 14 people injured after a blaze broke out at an 11-storey warehouse building in China.Read the full story ›
George Chen, a Chinese author and academic, is tweeting that the stampede occurred when huge crowds descended upon Shanghai's Bund - a waterfront area where a performance was taking place to mark the new year.
MORE: Mass stampede incident happened right before midnight when huge crowds of people gathered at Bund for New Year countdown in Shanghai
Media wait for Shanghai Gov to update injuries/death of New Yr Eve stampede at midnight. Gov says situation "complicated", have to take time
Locals say "hundreds of thousands" people at Shanghai Bund New Year countdown; Police failed to control people flow, then stampede happened
Dozens of people have been killed and more have been injured in a stampede in Shanghai during celebrations to usher in the new year, according to media reports.
The Associated Press news agency put the death toll at 35 and suggested another 42 people were injured.
Beijing's Olympic Stadium was transformed into a giant countdown clock for this evening's New Year's Eve celebrations.
Meanwhile in Shanghai, a laser show illuminated the sky above the financial district and costumed performers danced in the city's Bund waterfront area.
A runaway ostrich caused a commotion on one of China's main roads after bursting through a toll booth barrier and racing against a truck.Read the full story ›
A cyclist has cheated death after being hit by 4-wheel truck when he rolled down under it in East China's Zhejiang Province.Read the full story ›
Apple has hit back at "deeply offensive" claims made by BBC's Panorama that workers were mistreated in Chinese factories.
Undercover reporters allege staff were denied days off, made to work 18 days straight and some were so tired they fell asleep during their 12 hour shifts.
An email sent out by Apple's senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams said: "Nothing could be further from the truth".
It added: "We know of no other company doing as much as Apple to ensure fair and safe working conditions, to discover and investigate problems, to fix and follow through when issues arise, and to provide transparency into the operations of our suppliers."
The factory said it would carefully investigate the BBC's claims before "all necessary actions" were taken.