Hourly News 2013-10-05
    2013-10-08 14:33:52     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Han



China ready to work with Malaysia for more fruitful ties: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping contiuned his visit in Malaysia on Friday, meeting with Malaysian Supreme Head of State Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.
Both leaders vowed to work together to promote the China-Malaysia cooperation to a higher level.
Earlier in the day, President Xi held talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
They agreed to upgrade bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
Following his visit to Malaysia, the Chinese leader will travel to the Indonesian resort island of Bali for the 21st leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

S China Sea typhoon death toll hits 6

Rescuers have retrieved 2 more bodies from the South China Sea, bringing the death toll to six in the aftermath of Typhoon Wutip.
Another 56-remain missing.
Rescuers have now expanded their search areas and launched underwater searches.
Police have identified three of the six fishermen's bodies.
Three fishing boats sank off the waters around the Xisha Island due to Typhoon Wutip on Sunday.
So far 268 fishermen have been rescued.

China on orange alert as Typhoon Fitow nears

China's top meteorological authority has issued an orange alert as Typhoon Fitow is set to hit the country's southeast coastlines late Sunday.
Fitow, the 23rd of the year, strengthened to a strong typhoon at the time.
It was about 850 kilometers east of Taipei on Friday afternoon.
Fitow is forecast to reach East China Sea on Saturday and make landfall in the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian on Sunday.

Italy mourns migrant shipwreck victims, searches for more dead

In southern Italy, search teams have been working to recover bodies from the fishing boat that sank on Thursday with around 500 African migrants on board.
Only more than 150 have been rescued.
The death toll now stands at 111.
But rough seas have forced divers to postpone their search for more than 200 migrants still unaccounted for.
Local officials say about half of the asylum seekers, mainly from Eritrea and Somalia, were women and there were also "many" children.
Italy has declared a day of mourning, with flags flying at half-mast and a minute of silence observed in all schools.

4 killed in clashes in Egypt: medical source

Four people have been killed in Egypt as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with opponents and security forces in Cairo.
Medical officials say at least 40 others were injured as gunfire and explosions rocked the centre of Cairo.
Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood's supporters flocked to Egypt's main squares after the Friday prayer to protest against the armed forces which they said overthrew Morsi.
Troops used tear gas and live rounds to halt crowds heading to Tahrir Square.
Further violence was also reported in other parts of Cairo and in the northern port city of Alexandria.

Italian Senate panel votes for Berlusconi's expulsion

A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate has recommended the expulsion from the chamber of former premier Silvio Berlusconi over his conviction for tax fraud.
The decision will have to be confirmed with a full vote of the Senate before the end of October.
Berlusconi threatened to topple the coalition government over the issue but backed down during a confidence vote.
The media tycoon was convicted of tax fraud in October 2012 and the sentence was upheld in August.

At least 14 killed, 20 injured in a bus accident in Mexico

At least 14 people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus fell into a ravine in Mexico State, in south-central Mexico on Friday.
Preliminary finding shows the driver lost control when the bus was speeding.
Fourteen victims, including two children, were killed on the spot. The injured people were sent to local hospitals.

Chinese No. 1 Li Na out of China Open

In sports news, at the China Open tennis:
Chinese No. 1 Li Na has squandered a 3-1 lead in the deciding third set to lose to ninth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.
Kvitova has been in top form in the Asian swing, winning the Tokyo title last week.
On the men's side, Rafael Nadal is only one win away from returning to world No. 1 after pulling off a dramatic comeback victory over Italian Fabio Fognini in the quarterfinals.
Nadal was trailing 1-5 in the second set after losing the first, before crawing his way back to beat the Italian 6-1 in the third to reach the semifinals.
He will play Tomas Berdych in the semis.




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