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Rescuers in China carry equipment as they search for runners who were competing in a 100km cross-country mountain race when extreme weather hit the area. Photograph: STR / AFP/ China OUT/Getty Images)

Twenty-one people were killed when extremely cold weather struck during an ultramarathon in rugged Gansu province in northwestern China, sparking pub(...)

Gao Chengyong attending his trial in Baiyin, Gansu, in July 2017: he slashed the throats of his female victims and dismembered them. Photograph: Stringer

A Chinese court has sentenced to death a man dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls, the youngest aged eight, (...)