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The customs authorities of Kazakhstan and China intend developing a strategic plan of cooperation for the period of 2014-2018, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan reported following the visit of the delegation of the Customs Control Committee of Kazakhstan headed by Chairman Mazhit Esenbaev to the People's Republic of China.


Twelve people died and at least 13 were missing Monday after a blast ripped through an explosives workshop in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, dpa reported according to state media.

The explosion scattered rubble up to 200 metres away, killing at least a dozen people at the factory owned by the Poly Explosives (Jinan) Company in Shandong's Caofan township, the semi-official China News Service reported.

Earlier reports said firefighters had rescued nine workers and recovered five bodies.


Storms and torrential rain caused widespread flooding and landslides that left at least 33 people dead and 12 missing in southern China, the government said on Friday, dpa reported.

At least 19 died and 11 were missing in the worst-hit province of Guangdong after rainstorms swept across most parts of southern China from Tuesday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs reported.

The storms, floods and landslides destroyed 2,675 houses and affected some 650,000 people in Guangdong, provincial officials said.


A delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Justice of the People's Republic of China Jiang Soo Jung paid a visit to Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan reported on Friday.

At a meeting with the Chinese delegation Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan Fikrat Mammadov highlighted the positive dynamics of the development of relations in the sphere of justice between the two countries and stressed the efficiency of the cooperation both at bilateral and multilateral level, the presence of broad prospects for further enhancement of the relations.


Santiago hosted the second round of political consultations between Georgia and Chile.

As the Georgian Foreign Ministry told Trend, the Georgian delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister David Dzhalagania at the consultations on April 25-26.

A meeting was held between David Dzhalagania and Deputy Foreign Minister of Chile, Adolfo Carafi, and the meeting considered the development of bilateral relations.

On the same day, the Georgian delegation members met with Secretary General of the Confederation of Industry and Trade of Chile, Andres Santa Cruz.


Two more people have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 20 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Chinese authorities have notified the WHO of six new cases, bringing the total to 102. Of those, 70 are still in hospital and 12 have been discharged. Five of the new cases were in Zhejiang province and one was in Shanghai.

"Until the source of infection has been identified, it is expected that there will be further cases of human infection with the virus in China," the WHO said In a statement.


At least 5 people in Iran have died after being treated with Chinese penicillin, head of Iranian Society of experts on internal diseases, doctor Iraj Khosravinia said, Young Journalists' club website reported.

"A 40 year old man with a throat disease was injected with Penicillin, after prescription from his physician," Khosravinia said.

"After the injection, he started having chills, fever, his blood pressure level dropped, and he died in 15 minutes."


Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will pay an official visit to China in early April, where he will meet with new Chinese President Xi Jinping, Official representative of Central Communications Service under the President of Kazakhstan (CCS), Altai Abibullayev said at a press briefing on Monday.

He said the meeting will discuss the current state and prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and China, as well as exchange views on issues of international politics within the UN, SCO and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.


China's crude oil imports from Iran rebounded last month from a 10-month low hit in January, official data showed, in line with an International Energy Agency (IEA) report that said new U.S. sanctions appeared to have had little impact on shipments, Reuters reported.

The rebound also came after an official from China's biggest refiner, Sinopec Corp, said his refinery will process more Iranian crude this year than last.


Kazakhstan will reimburse fuel and lubricant shortage due to tolling operations in China, Kazakh Prime Minister's official website said on Tuesday.

"We agreed on the need to transport 1.5 million tons of crude oil to China for processing at the production facilities of the Chinese Dushanzi refinery within the tolling operation," director of the Department of Oil Industry Development under the Kazakh Oil and Gas Ministry Kuandyk Kulmurzin said in an interview with