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Germany's FM suggests EU send team of experts to help fight the Ebola outbreak

Four hours and counting. That's when dozens of people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U-S, get to come out of quarantine. Their 21 day risk period will be over. But concerns are far from over in the U-S or abroad.

Refugees flee from battle in Kobane to Turkey

The battle for the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane is still raging. The fate of Kobane is seen as an important test for the campaign against the Islamic State. However, it exists merely as a ghost-town now. The United Nations estimates that fewer than 700 of its residents remain. The others have fled to safety in Turkey, living in make-shift refugee camps.

Exclusive: Fmr Japanese PM calls for end of Yasukuni Shrine visits

Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama says Japanese officials should no longer visit the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Class-A war criminals from World War Two. He's also called for more efforts to improve relations with China.

HK residents vent their disapproval and frustration

The roads in Mong Kok have been paralysed by the Occupy Central movement for many days. And local residents continue to express their extreme disapproval of the protesters' actions.

HK chief: Protests are not entirely domestic

Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he believes foreign forces are supporting the Occupy Central movement.

HK police arrest 4 in Mong Kok confrontation

Hong Kong Police have arrested four men for posing a severe threat to public safety from Saturday evening until Sunday morning.

Chinese experts work in Sierra Leone on Ebola virus analysis

Chinese disease control experts are joining the international effort in West Africa to curb the Ebola epidemic. Experts are working in mobile labs in Sierra Leone, one of the three hardest-hit West African countries in the outbreak, to help analyse samples of the killer virus.

China, France to join hands to combat Ebola

China and France agreed Sunday to join hands to combat the "unprecedented" spread of Ebola in western part of Africa.

Nigerian government to meet with members of Boko Haram

Government to meet with members of Boko Haram

Pentagon says creating medical support team for Ebola response in America

The U.S. Department of Defense said Sunday the military is creating a 30-member team which will be tasked with providing emergency assistance in case there might be more cases of Ebola virus infection in the country.

Rural economy fuelled by booming e-commerce demand

China's growing e-commerce industry has led to a proliferation of what's known as 'Taobao Villages'. These are towns with flourishing online businesses that operate on Taobao Mall, the country's top online retail platform.

4th Chinese medical team arrives in Liberia

A fourth team of Chinese medical experts has arrived in Liberia, one of the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic.

Liberia: life in quarantine

Liberia: life in quarantine

Liberian president calls for global support to fight Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday called on the international communities to join the country to fight the Ebola virus disease.

China's central authorities fully support HK gov't: CY Leung

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said on Sunday that China's central authorities are fully aware of Hong Kong's situation and have expressed confidence in him and the Hong Kong government to tackle the Occupy Central movement.

CPC move toward rule of law significant step for China: experts

The fourth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee is set to open on Monday to discuss the rule of law, aiming to speed up the construction of governance by law from the top level and by improving the system to promote social justice of the country.

Dragon-horse marks 50 yrs of China-France diplomatic relations

Tourists to Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium have been greatly entertained by the once-daily performance "Long Ma" that featurs a 15-meter tall mechanized dragon horse and a machine spider. The performance, which combines Chinese culture and French art, is part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Sino-French ties. It will last until Sunday.

China's rural e-commerce soars

A report by Alibaba says that at the end of last year, there were 20 'Taobao Villages' across seven provinces in the country.

Charity sale held in Beijing to help sick children

The sixth 'Love Knows No Borders' International Charity Sale has been held in Beijing's Chaoyang Park. This movement aims to aid sick children in rural areas. The event is being hosted by Qian Wei, the wife of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

DPRK, ROK exchange gunfire over DMZ

Troops from DPRK and South Korea exchanged fire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days.

Kim Jong Un meets with Asiad gold medalists and coaches in Pyongyang

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-Ju meeting with gold medalists of the 17th Asian Games and recent world champions and their coaches in Pyongyang.

Chinese state councilor urges non-interference in Hong Kong affairs

Visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi has reaffirmed that the affairs of Hong Kong fall within China's domestic affairs, in which no countries have the right to interfere, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said here on Sunday.

Search continues for trekkers on Mount Annapurna in Nepal

In Nepal, an intensive search continues for missing trekkers on one of the most popular routes around Mount Annapurna. At least 39 trekkers were killed by a blizzard and avalanche while many more were left stranded in the mountains.

Chinese experts work in Sierra Leone on virus analysis

Since the outbreak was first identified in Liberia in March, it has so far killed 4,555 people in the Ebola outbreak on record. Chinese disease control experts are joining the international effort in West Africa to curb the epidemic.

60,000 exponents showcase their unique skills in Henan

An International Shaolin Wushu Festival has opened in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. More than sixty thousand Kung Fu exponents paraded their skills with Kung Fu masters from abroad.

Lawmakers in Iraq approve PM'S remaining cabinet nominees

Lawmakers in Iraq have approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining cabinet nominees, including the defence and interior ministers.

Modi's BJP makes big gains in 2 state elections

Counting is underway after two state assembly elections. Early results put Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in the lead in the western state of Maharashtra, and Haryana in the north.

Fiercest fighting in days in Syrian border town

The battle for the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane is still raging, despite more than two weeks of airstrikes by the US-led coalition targeting IS militants in and around the town.

State Councillor Yang Jiechi holds talk with John Kerry

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Boston on Saturday.

Crossover: Standoff continues in Mong Kok

For more, let’s cross live to our reporter Han Peng in Hong Kong.

S.Korea, DPRK exchange fire near border: Yonhap

Militaries from South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) exchanged fires on Sunday across their border near the Paju city in Gyeonggi Province, Yonhap news agency reported.

Support rate for Abe's cabinet down 6.8%: survey

Support rate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet declined by 6.8 percent to 48.1 percent from the previous poll conducted in early September, according to a latest survey released Sunday.

More than 100 monitored for Ebola in Ohio

Health officials in US state of Ohio say that over 100 people are being monitored for Ebola, after possible exposure to the infected nurse Amber Vinson, who visited there just days before her diagnosis.

Protesters condemned for charging police cordon in HK

Hong Kong police have condemned attempts by protesters to charge police cordon lines at midnight Saturday. Police say such acts seriously undermine public order and threaten the safety of the protesters themselves and others.

Kim Jong Un and his wife appear in public

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has released photographs of the leader Kim Jong Un inspecting flight drills.

Protesters condemned for charging police cordon in Hong Kong

The police on Sunday strongly condemned attempts by the protesters to charge police cordon lines in Hong Kong at midnight Saturday, saying such acts seriously undermined public order and threatened the safety of themselves and others.

China calls for continued efforts to restart talks on Korean Peninsula's denuclearization

China on Saturday called for continued efforts by related parties to create favorable conditions for restoring the stalled talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

China, Jordan agree to further promote media cooperation

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said on Saturday that his country has attached great importance to developing friendly ties with China.

French FM begins visit to China in Shanghai

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. French Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister, Laurent Fabius, has begun a working visit to China in Shanghai.

Crossover: Hong Kong police strongly condemn protesters

For more on that, let’s cross live to our reporter Han Peng in Hong Kong.

Murayama calls for end of visits to honor war criminals

Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said on Saturday in Tokyo in a short speech that Japanese offcials should no longer visit the Yasukuni Shrine and called for more efforts to enhance China-Japanese relations.

New round of smog to blanket North China

Heavy smog continues to blanket northern China. The National Meteorological Center issued the third-highest alert level on Saturday.

Contest enters final stage, with newly-set routes

The third Wingsuit World Flying Contest is taking place at the Zhangjiajie mountainous sightseeing spot in Central China.

Canada to send 800 vials of experimental vaccine to WHO

The Canadian government says it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday.

US, China look to manage differences & cooperate against threats

US Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi have both stressed the need to manage differences and cooperate against common threats, including Islamic State and Ebola.

Hong Kong commute choked by protesters

For nearly three weeks, Hong Kong protesters have blockaded traffic at main thoroughfares. They’ve also choked the city’s mass transit system, with new figures showing around half of Hong Kong’s bus services have been affected.

16 dead, 11 seriously injured in S. Korea concert accident

At least 16 people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 metres to their deaths on Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed.

Police call for understanding from residents

Hong Kong Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok has appeared before the Legislative Council and answered lawmakers’ questions about police actions during the protests.

HK police condemn violent re-occupation of Mong Kok

In response to the re-occupation of Mong Kok, one of Hong Kong’s top police officials has strongly condemned the protesters’ actions as violent and illegal.

Talks between SAR gov't and students set for Tuesday

Despite continuing protests, talks between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s government and representatives of the student protesters have been set for Tuesday.

Memorial service helf for Thomas Eric Duncan

Memorial service helf for Thomas Eric Duncan

China, U.S. working to ensure positive results from Obama's upcoming China visit: senior Chinese official

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi said here Saturday that China is willing to work with the United States to make proper preparations for the upcoming visit to China by U.S. President Barack Obama so that it can yield positive results.

Beijing, Hebei brace for smoggy weekend

The past few days of lovely autumn weather, will soon give way to smog over this weekend in China’s northern provinces.

China: Assisting West Africa to fight Ebola

At the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Meeting, at the 69th General Assembly, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN, Wang Min, outlined China’s efforts in assisting West African countries to combat Ebola.

30,000 runners ready for Beijing Int'l Marathon

The possibility of smoggy weather notwithstanding, Sunday in Beijing will see the start of the Beijing international marathon.

Crossover: China to invest 10 bln yuan to combat smog by end 2014

And we have Grace Brown joining us with more.

Sub-anchor: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei struggle to meet air quality target

For more, Jin Yingqiao joins us in the studio.

WHO on Ebola statistics

WHO on Ebola statistics

Xi, Hollande exchange congratulatory messages on cultural events

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande have exchanged congratulatory messages over cultural events held respectively in China and France.

Studio interview: China condemns Japanese lawmakers' Yasukuni visit

Teng Jianqun, Director for the Center of Arms Control at the China Institute of International Affairs joins us now in the studio.

Japan proposes dialogue to settle Diaoyu Islands dispute

Could relations between China and Japan be headed for a thaw? A proposal by the Japanese government to China, to resolve the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands, may be a first step.

More clashes in HK as protesters regroup, police chief condemns

Hong Kong's police chief on Saturday condemned Occupy protesters for undermining the rule of law after they regained a protest area which had been previously cleared by police.

Screening begins at French airports

As Western countries continue to take preventative measures against the spread of Ebola, French airports have begun screening passengers from the worst hit regions.

30 confirmed dead, 175 injured in series of blizzards in Nepal

A series of snowstorms and avalanches this past week along a popular hiking route in northern Nepal has left 30 people dead and 175 injured. Authorities say most of the trekkers stranded in the blizzards have now been rescued or moved to safer ground.

Philippine army confirms release of two German hostages

Philippine military officials have confirmed the release of two German hostages who had been kidnapped by Al Qaeda-linked militants. The hostages are now under the care of the German Embassy according to the officials.

DPRK denounces human rights draft resolution

The DPRK Association for Human Rights has denounced a draft UN human rights resolution circulated by the European Union and Japan.

String of car bombs kill 30 across Baghdad

A string of car bombs has killed at least 30 people across Baghdad, amid a surge of violence in the Iraqi capital.

US steps up airstrikes over border town

The ongoing battle for control of the strategic border town of Kobane. Several explosions have sent plumes of smoke high into the air over the town as Kurdish fighters and Islamic State continue to clash.

3 Japanese ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

Three Japanese government ministers have visited to the controversial Yasukuni shrine and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering.

4th Chinese medical team arrives in Liberia

A fourth Chinese team of medical experts has arrived in the Liberian capital Monrovia. Three experts in internal medicine, critical care and viruses will join local medical teams to help combat Ebola.

Obama names 'Ebola czar'

U-S president Barack Obama has appointed a former White House adviser as "Ebola czar." Ron Klain , a lawyer and veteran politician, had served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore.

Crossover: Abe unlikely to visit shrine as he seeks dialogue with China

Our correspondent, Terrence Terashima, in Tokyo, joined us earlier, and gave us more on the controversial visit by Japanese officials to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine during its autumn festival.

Xi's speech on arts echoed by renowned artists

Well-known Chinese artists have echoed President Xi Jinping's view that art should serve the people.

HK police chief condemns protesters' illegal act

Hong Kong Police Commissioner Tsang Wai-hung breaks silence and condemns on protests. He said that police have been extremely tolerant of the protesters and their unlawful activity since demonstrations began nearly three weeks ago.

China's HK police arrests 26 in Mong Kok clashes

China's Hong Kong police said Saturday morning that 26 people were arrested and at least 15 police officers injured after a night of clashes between police and thousands of protesters for control of Mong Kok.

Japan's internal affairs minister visits war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi on Saturday visited the notorious Yasukuni Shrine during its autumn festival, according to Japan's Kyodo News.

China calls for int'l efforts to combat Ebola

A Chinese envoy Friday called for joint international efforts to fight Ebola, saying the epidemic has become a common non-traditional security challenge to the international community.

Chinese premier back home after Europe visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang returned to Beijing on Saturday morning after visits to Germany, Russia, Italy and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) headquarters.

Beijing, Hebei brace for another smoggy weekend

After a few days of nice autumn weather, China’s northern provinces are bracing for yet another smoggy weekend.

HK police condemn protesters' illegal occupation in Mong Kok

The Hong Kong protests enter the 20th day. Protester numbers have swelled in Mong Kok district, one of the major protest sites, occupying parts of the sidewalks.

Chinese premier meets world leaders on sidelines of ASEM Meeting

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has also met with leaders from South Korea, France, Latvia and Finland on the sidelines of the summit in Milan.

China urges concerted efforts to fight terrorism, epidemics

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called on Asian and European countries to jointly tackle security challenges including terrorism and outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Islamic State in Syria possesses war jets: activists

The Islamic State (IS) terror group is in possession of three war jets ready to fly and maneuver in northern Syria, a monitoring group reported Friday.

Kirkegaard: Germany can't be EU economic driver

Kirkegaard: Germany can't be EU economic driver

Cheers for HK police as barricades removed

Commuters and residents in Hong Kong plagued by traffic disruptions triggered by 20 days of illegal sit-ins cheered on Friday as police partially reopened key roads.

Protective gear and its limits againt Ebola

Protective gear and its limits againt Ebola in US.

Obama appoints Ebola response coordinator, hospital worker isolated on ship

U.S. President Barack Obama appointed an Ebola response coordinator on Friday, as the government said a Texas hospital worker who handled specimens from an Ebola patient has been isolated on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

Deal signed with Boko Haram to ceasefire, release abducted girls: Nigerian official

The Nigerian government has signed an agreement with the Boko Haram insurgent to ceasefire and release more than 200 school girls abducted in April, Defense Chief Alex Badeh said on Friday.

Alternative campaigns promote Ebola awareness

Alternative campaigns promote Ebola awareness

South Africa urges the world to fight against arms trade

South Africa urges the world to fight against arms trade

HK police officers injured in conflicts with protesters

Police officers injured in conflicts with protesters in Hong Kong

Tailor helps alter pockets to fit larger iPhone

iPhone 6 sales have begun in China, but the new handset brings with it a peculiar problem, it just won’t fit into standard sized pockets. But, there’s a solution.

Nigerian government reaches agreement with Boko Haram

Nigerian government reaches agreement with Boko Haram

Russian and EU leaders meet in Milan

Russian and EU leaders meet in Milan

US officials evaluate Ebola virus response efforts

US officials evaluate Ebola virus response efforts

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Fmr Japanese PM calls for end of Yasukuni Shrine visits

Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama says Japanese officials should no longer visit the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Class-A war criminals from World War Two. He's also called for more efforts to improve relations with China.

Dragon-horse marks 50 yrs of China-France diplomatic relations

Tourists to Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium have been greatly entertained by the once-daily performance "Long Ma" that featurs a 15-meter tall mechanized dragon horse and a machine spider. The performance, which combines Chinese culture and French art, is part of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Sino-French ties. It will last until Sunday.

Chinese experts work in Sierra Leone on Ebola virus analysis

Chinese disease control experts are joining the international effort in West Africa to curb the Ebola epidemic. Experts are working in mobile labs in Sierra Leone, one of the three hardest-hit West African countries in the outbreak, to help analyse samples of the killer virus.

Refugees flee from battle in Kobane to Turkey

The battle for the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane is still raging. The fate of Kobane is seen as an important test for the campaign against the Islamic State. However, it exists merely as a ghost-town now. The United Nations estimates that fewer than 700 of its residents remain. The others have fled to safety in Turkey, living in make-shift refugee camps.

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