The fatal incident happened during the demolition of a building directly neighboring a primary school in Luzhou, Sichuan province.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor".
Democrats retook Republican strongholds in New York's city hall and the Virginia governor's mansion on Tuesday.
India successfully launched its first mission to Mars on Tuesday, with a program showcasing its low-cost space technology.
The ancient document, Lianggong Dingjian Ji, detailed how workers created man-made ice paths to transport the stone.
Thai rescuers on Monday recounted frantic efforts to pluck terrified survivors from the sea after a crowded tourist ferry sank.
In a visit to the poverty-stricken south of Hunan, President Xi Jinping said alleviating poverty in the region should be done with targeted policies.
Police have detained 17 people on suspicion of making and selling counterfeit drugs and vaccines.
Spy agencies across Western Europe are working together on mass surveillance of Internet and phone traffic.
"Everyone is a book," is the slogan of a peculiar library in the southern Chinese city of Nanning. Here, the "books" are literally people.
A highway that opened on Thursday links Medog county in Tibet to the rest of the country, ending the county's status as the only one in China inaccessible by road.
Meet Lenovo Group's newest employee: American sitcom sensation Ashton Kutcher.