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.
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.
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.
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.
Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he believes foreign forces are supporting the Occupy Central movement.
Hong Kong Police have arrested four men for posing a severe threat to public safety from Saturday evening until Sunday morning.
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 and France agreed Sunday to join hands to combat the "unprecedented" spread of Ebola in western part of Africa.
Government to meet with members of Boko Haram
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.
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.
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
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday called on the international communities to join the country to fight the Ebola virus disease.
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.
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.
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.
A report by Alibaba says that at the end of last year, there were 20 'Taobao Villages' across seven provinces in the country.
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.
Troops from DPRK and South Korea exchanged fire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 have approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining cabinet nominees, including the defence and interior ministers.
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.
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.
Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Boston on Saturday.
For more, let’s cross live to our reporter Han Peng in Hong Kong.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has released photographs of the leader Kim Jong Un inspecting flight drills.
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 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.
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said on Saturday that his country has attached great importance to developing friendly ties with China.
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.
For more on that, let’s cross live to our reporter Han Peng in Hong Kong.
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.
Heavy smog continues to blanket northern China. The National Meteorological Center issued the third-highest alert level on Saturday.
The third Wingsuit World Flying Contest is taking place at the Zhangjiajie mountainous sightseeing spot in Central China.
The Canadian government says it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Hong Kong Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok has appeared before the Legislative Council and answered lawmakers’ questions about police actions during the protests.
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.
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
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.
The past few days of lovely autumn weather, will soon give way to smog over this weekend in China’s northern provinces.
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.
The possibility of smoggy weather notwithstanding, Sunday in Beijing will see the start of the Beijing international marathon.
And we have Grace Brown joining us with more.
For more, Jin Yingqiao joins us in the studio.
WHO on Ebola statistics
Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande have exchanged congratulatory messages over cultural events held respectively in China and France.
Teng Jianqun, Director for the Center of Arms Control at the China Institute of International Affairs joins us now in the studio.
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.
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.
As Western countries continue to take preventative measures against the spread of Ebola, French airports have begun screening passengers from the worst hit regions.
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 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.
The DPRK Association for Human Rights has denounced a draft UN human rights resolution circulated by the European Union and Japan.
A string of car bombs has killed at least 30 people across Baghdad, amid a surge of violence in the Iraqi capital.
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.
Three Japanese government ministers have visited to the controversial Yasukuni shrine and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering.
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.
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.
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.
Well-known Chinese artists have echoed President Xi Jinping's view that art should serve the people.
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 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.
Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi on Saturday visited the notorious Yasukuni Shrine during its autumn festival, according to Japan's Kyodo News.
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 Li Keqiang returned to Beijing on Saturday morning after visits to Germany, Russia, Italy and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) headquarters.
After a few days of nice autumn weather, China’s northern provinces are bracing for yet another smoggy weekend.
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 Li Keqiang has also met with leaders from South Korea, France, Latvia and Finland on the sidelines of the summit in Milan.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called on Asian and European countries to jointly tackle security challenges including terrorism and outbreaks of infectious diseases.
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.
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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 in US.
Japan angers Asian neighbours
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.
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
South Africa urges the world to fight against arms trade
Police officers injured in conflicts with protesters in Hong Kong
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
Russian and EU leaders meet in Milan
US officials evaluate Ebola virus response efforts