Tesla starts investigation after Model S explodes in Chinese car park

Electric car maker Tesla has launched an investigation after one of its cars exploded in a car park in Shanghai on Sunday night.The local fire department said a Model S parked in an underground car park in Xujiahui burst into flames a few seconds after smoke started billowing from the bottom of a car.No one was injured but the vehicles parked on either side of the Tesla, an Audi and a Lexus, were also gutted in the blaze, the fire department said on Monday, posting surveillance footage of the…

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Hordes of K-pop fans cause chaos at Shanghai Hongqiao airport as they try to catch a glimpse of their idols

Hundreds of excited K-pop fans brought chaos to one of Shanghai’s busiest airports over the weekend as they tried to catch a glimpse of their idols.The crowds smashed a glass barrier as they tried to break onto a moving walkway on Saturday night to chase Deng Chaoyuan, a 22-year-old actor and singer, according to photos and videos widely shared on the social media platform Weibo.No one was hurt in the incident, but staff at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport said the fans caused chaos and…

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Cancer centre’s move to oust Chinese scientists ‘will backfire on US’

Chinese state media and researchers have lashed out at a prominent US cancer centre’s decision to oust three scientists over alleged links to espionage, saying such moves would backfire on America.Peter Pisters, president of the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, told the The Houston Chronicle on Friday that the National Institutes of Health last year sent it details of conflicts of interest and unreported foreign income by five faculty members, giving the centre 30 days to respond.After an internal…

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