Three Chinese newspapers have had their publication licenses revoked or had their operations suspended due to legal violations.
Shopping Guidance Weekly has lost its license and has been ordered to stop publishing after its staff became embroiled in a blackmail scandal.
An investigation has revealed 11 of the paper's employees obtained media passes using fake documents.
Meantime, the Herald Network has lost its publication license after being accused of allowing its advertising personnel to engage in reporting using illegally obtained media credentials.
The China Special Native Product has also had its license suspended after being accused of blackmail and releasing false stories.
Authorities in the Czech Republic are warning the lower levels of the Elbe River are expected to peak tonight, in what is the worst flooding in that country in over a decade.
The massive rains that have been hitting central Europe the past few days have seen water levels spike in the major rivers in the region to heights reaching the deadly floods of 2002.
So far 7 have died in the Czech Republic, while two others have died in Germany and one in neighboring Austria.
Some 9-thousand people have been forced from their homes in the Czech Republic.