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Canadian police confirm gunman killed

Canada is coming to grips with a shooting attack in the capital Ottawa.

Johnson & Johnson may have Ebola vaccine ready by May

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) plans to have 250,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine ready for use in clinical trials in May.

Older antibiotics could be used to fight against new bacteria resistances

Older antibiotics whose patents have have often long expired and have been removed from the market due to resistance from bacteria or complex application procedures could once again become important, experts said in Vienna Wednesday.

U.S. Army considers combating Ebola national security priority

U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey on Wednesday called the fight against Ebola in West Africa a U.S. national security priority.

Vietnam pledges to narrow economic gap with other countries: president

Vietnam will maximize its efforts to narrow economic gap with other countries, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang said on Wednesday.

U.S. says release of American no opportunity to renew ties with DPRK

The release of an American citizen by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) does not represent an opportunity for Washington to renew relations with Pyongyang, U.S. State Department said Wednesday.

Ukrainian parliamentary elections open over the weekend

Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place in Ukraine on 26 October, in spite of the military turmoil in the East.The elections are intended to enable the Ukrainian people to vet corrupt officials, and select a government which is capable of delivering lasting reform.

Chinese, Austrian FMs hold talks

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz held talks on bilateral ties in Beijing on Wednesday.

U.S.-China differences far outweighed by common interests: Carter

Former American President Jimmy Carter has stressed present differences between the U.S. and China are far outweighed by common interests, and their cooperation benefits not only the two countries but also the world as a whole.

Spotlight: China's pursuit of rule of law wins world recognition

The latest gravity assigned by the Communist Party of China (CPC) to advance the rule of law in China in an all-round manner has been hailed by political and academic figures in the West.

Canadian parliament under lockdown after shootings, one gunman killed

The Canadian Parliament and its surrounding area have been under lockdown after multiply gunshots were fired inside the legislative building on Wednesday morning..

Turkey moves to assist Syria's Kurdish Kobane amid pressure

Turkey has moved to change its position on helping Kurdish populated Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, fight Islamic State (IS) militants after pressure from own Kurdish population as well as from a U.S.-led Western coalition.

Massive coal field discovered in China's Xinjiang

A massive coal field with 11.6 billion tonnes of coal has been discovered in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Wednesday, providing a fresh supply for the country's energy strategies.

China voices serious concern for Japan's denial of 'comfort women' enslavement

China voiced severe concern over the Japanese government's denial of recruiting wartime 'comfort women' on Wednesday, urging the country to seriously honor its commitments to reflect on its aggressive past.

UK jioning global efforts against Ebola virus

UK jioning global efforts against Ebola virus

Syrian Kurds flee Kobane for Turkey as winter approaches

About 180,000 Syrian Kurds fled into southeastern Turkey in the past four weeks, away from violence of Islamic State (IS) militants who seized dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria.

Soldier killed at Canadian War Memorial in Canada

A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he and another soldier stood guard at Canada's Parliament war memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Experts believe breakthroughs in US-Cuba relations are coming

Experts believe breakthroughs in US-Cuba relations are coming

Malaysian DM tours MH370 search vessel in Australia

Malaysian Minister of Defence Hishammuddin Hussein inspects the search vessel GO Phoenix, which has been scouring the West Australian coast for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Study shows consumption of sugary drinks linked to premature aging

A study published by The American Journal of Public Health found that drinking soda may effect the way your body ages in the same way as smoking.According to the study, drinking soda makes certain cells in your body age faster. It also puts you at risk for things like heart disease and diabetes.

New technology to reduce Ebola virus testing time

New technology to reduce Ebola virus testing time

UNICEF launches awareness program in Sierra Leone

UNICEF launches awareness program in Sierra Leone

Blast outside Cairo University wounds 10 people

A bomb explosion has wounded at least 10 people outside the gates of Cairo University, according to Egyptian police officials.

China-Australia deal to return those accused of crimes

Ongoing efforts to reform the judicial process, have however had no impact on China’s crackdown on economic crimes. In a boost to prosecute Chinese who've escaped justice at home, the police forces of Australia and China have agreed to cooperate on returning some of them to China.

Chinese police work with Thai counterparts to nab suspects

Efforts to bring back fugitives who have taken refuge abroad, received a fillip in July, when Chinese police launched a six-month campaign called 'Fox Hunt'.

HK residents oppose continued student demonstrations

With student led protests in Hong Kong in their fourth week, those opposed to them are standing up. Many residents have gotten together to protest against the continued disruption to their daily lives.

Plan in motion to boost judicial independence

A greater stress on reforming China's judicial system. The country's legal system has been plagued by clumsy trial procedures and outside interference.

Alliance for Peace and Democracy to start signature campaign

In Hong Kong, a group opposed to the student protests in the city, the Alliance For Peace and Democracy has held a press conference, announcing its plans to oppose the current demonstrations.

China seeks int'l help in anti-corruption campaign

It's not just ordinary Chinese who've fled justice at home, but also officials. And this has long been a problem in China's anti-corruption campaign.

Mozambique's local art thrives

Mozambique's local art thrives

Conflicts disrupt education in Central African Republic

Conflicts disrupt education in Central African Republic

Uganda express highway eases movement of goods

Uganda express highway eases movement of goods

APEC economies vow to pursue 'flexible' fiscal policies

Finance ministers from the APEC economies gathered in Beijing on Wednesday to discuss ways to overcome the economic slowdown in the Asia Pacific region.

Tech cooperation fair features 1,600 companies from EU & China

This year’s EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair started Wednesday in Chengdu. More than 16-hundred hi-tech companies from 25 European Union countries and southwest China are participating in the event.

Oliver: Canada in talks to set up offshore RMB center

On the sidelines of the APEC finance ministers meeting, our Martina Fuchs caught up with Joe Oliver, Canada’s finance minister. He said despite fresh fears of a new global slowdown, threats are still limited, but that strategies to boost growth are urgently needed.

APEC economies pledge flexible fiscal policies, stress infrastructure investment

Finance ministers of APEC economies pledged Wednesday to flexibly implement fiscal policies in a joint statement released after the 21st APEC Finance Minister's Meeting.

Iran cautions last stage of nuclear talks 'crucial, tough'

The remaining steps in talks over Iran's nuclear issue are 'crucial and difficult', Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Wednesday.

Chinese vice premier calls for closer Asia-Pacific partnership

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Wednesday China hopes to establish a closer partnership among the Asia-Pacific economies.

50 people to experience monastic life in Nanjing

A Buddhist temple in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, has come up with a four-day program that allows participants to live the life of a Buddhist monk.

Afghanistan's new president to visit China next week: Chinese FM

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, will pay a state visit to China from next Tuesday to Friday, his first foreign visit since taking office last month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.

DPRK releases detained American considering requests of Obama

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has released detained American Jeffrey Edward Fowle and handed him over to the United States, as top leader Kim Jong Un made such a decision in consideration of the repeated requests of U.S. President Barack Obama, the official KCNA news agency reported Wednesday.

China, Japan, ROK hold cyber security meeting in Beijing

Senior diplomats from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) gathered in Beijing on Tuesday for a cyber security meeting to enhance trust and cooperation in cyberspace, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

China voices serious concern for Japan's denial of 'comfort women' enslavement

China voiced severe concern over the Japanese government's denial of recruiting wartime 'comfort women' on Wednesday, urging the country to seriously honor its commitments to reflect on its aggressive past.

Xinhua Insight: PLA vows rule of law

As the ongoing fourth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee discusses 'rule of law,' the People's Liberation Army (PLA) vowed to steadily promote the law in military building and national defense.

94 protesters arrested for disrupting public order in HK

The anti-Occupy Central group, Alliance for Peace and Democracy, have launched a petition campaign to 'take back Hong Kong’s roads, restore order and maintain the rule of law'.

Finance ministers from APEC economies gathering in Beijing

Finance ministers from APEC economies are gathering in Beijing to discuss possible solutions to overcoming the economic slowdown in the Asia Pacific region.

China expresses concern over denial of Kono Statement

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has expressed its serious concern regarding Japan’s denial of the Kono Statement. Spokeswoman for the ministry, Hua Chunying, has called for the Japanese to face up to its history of aggression.

CCTV speaks to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria

With the APEC finance ministers’ gathering in Beijing, reporter Xia Cheng was able to sit down with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria for his views on global business and the current economic situation.

Japanese official denies formal recognition of sexual slavery

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has openly denied the Kono Statement made by the Japanese government over a decade ago.

Middle route of South-to-North Water Diversion to provide water to north by Oct. end

The middle section of China’s South-to-North Water Diversion project will be operational by the end of October. The massive engineering project diverts water from the country’s south where water is abundant, to the more arid northern provinces.

Tourism to benefit from Beijing APEC meeting

It will be a busy time for global leaders gathering in Beijing for the APEC leadership summit that runs from Nov. 5 to Nov. 11.

Chinese, French presidents write preface for Chinese relics exhibition

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Francois Hollande have written a preface for an ongoing Chinese cultural relics exhibition in France, part of the two countries' celebration of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations.

Experts: Ukraine' s energy security at risk

Since the inauguration of a new government in Ukraine, the country has been taking a harder stance against Russia in their natural gas dispute.

Exclusive interview: OECD on global crackdown on tax evasion

Biz Asia's Xia Cheng sat down with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria during the ongoing APEC finance ministers' meeting.

China's ODI to keep rising

China’s overseas direct investment is likely to rise at least ten percent annually for the next five years.

MOFCOM: Gov't aids overseas investment

The Ministry of Commerce talked about the new regulations meant to simplify overseas investments for Chinese companies.

Ukraine denies using cluster bombs

The Ukrainian government has strongly rejected allegations that it used cluster munitions during the fighting with rebels in eastern regions.

Most domestic firms need no approval to invest overseas

China has publicized a newly revised version of the regulation on Chinese companies investing overseas. The new rules are expected to boost such investment.

Failure of Hong Kong version of 'Color Revolution' would be a bliss

The central authorities were able to quick label the “Occupy Central” campaign as “Hong Kong version of color revolution” because they have identified much resemblance it bears to the 'color revolutions' in other parts of the world.

Why is America so obsessed with 'Color Revolution'?

Hong Kong’s illegal Occupy Central movement has become the focus of public opinion in the US, with some US forces striving to add fuel to Occupy.

Central Government and HK SAR vigilant of possible Color Revolution

The chaotic and sometimes violent scenes in the “Occupy Central” campaign in Hong Kong has not only alarmed the central government over its threat to long-term stability and prosperity of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, but also about a possible color revolution in China.

Japan to send officials to DPRK for update on investigation

Japan has announced it will send a diplomatic team to the DPRK for talks with Pyongyang later this month.

HK police urge protesters to stop blocking roads

Hong Kong police have urged Occupy Central protesters to comply with court orders and stop their illegal occupation.

Ukraine-Russia gas talks ongoing

Moscow and Kiev have once again failed to seal a deal on gas supplies, but say they will meet again next week in the hope of finalizing a long awaited agreement.

Gurria: Asian gov'ts need to focus on talent cultivation

On the ongoing APEC finance ministers’ gathering in Beijing, reporter Xia Cheng sat down with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria for his view on global business and economic situation.

Interview: First talks between gov't, student protesters are held

For more, joining us is Ms. Wu Suk-Ching, a member of China’s national body of political advisors, the CPPCC.

Crossover: Shanghai & Guangzhou are practicing China's legal reforms

For more, let’s go live to our reporter Ai Yang, here in Beijing.

Progress made by Guangdong's Shenzhen in judicial reform

China has been testing out judicial reforms in Guangdong, Jilin, Hubei, Hainan and Qinghai provinces, as well as Shanghai muncipality.

China to grant more judicial independence to judges

As China’s top party officials continue their key meeting in Beijing, governing the country by the rule of law is a topic that has come into the spotlight.

Teen freed after months as ISIL hostage

Hostage taking has become a key tool used by Islamic extremist insurgents.

US demands travellers from Ebola zone use five airports

The US Department of Homeland Security is demanding all travellers from the three West

US, EU urge Turkey to help Kurds in Kobane

In Syria, fresh fighting has erupted in the border town of Kobane as Iraqi Kurds prepared to

Adopting Public-Private Partnership model tops agenda

Public-Private-Partnership model, a finance and investment cooperation model that aims at promoting infrastructure construction.

Expert: Fiscal & tax reform is breakthrough for deepening reforms

After 13 years of rapid development, China is now the biggest economy in Asia and the

US welcomes DPRK's decision to release Jeffrey Fowle

The United States has said one of three Americans held by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been released and was heading home.

Japan, US to hold joint drill next month

Japan says it will hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States next month, to bolster island defense capabilities.

S. Korea-US security talks to be held on Thursday

South Korea and the US are to hold '2+2' high-level security talks on Thursday in Washington.

Spanish nurse infected with Ebola recovers

A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola has recovered. Doctors say she tested negative two times in a row and will be able to have a normal life.

APEC finance ministers meet in Beijing

The 21st Finance Ministers’ Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, has opened in Beijing.

HK SAR gov't holds talks with student protesters

Hong Kong SAR government and student leaders have held their first talks regarding demands for changing the way the region’s next leader will be chosen.

Microsoft CEO nets $84 mln in compensation

Microsoft CEO nets $84 mln in compensation

The effect of Ebola on life in Liberia

The effect of Ebola on life in Liberia

China's real estae struggels

Investment growth in China's property sector continued to slow despite easing government restrictions on the market, statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

China calls on Israel to create conditions for peace talks with Palestine

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine.

15 new members elected to UN Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday elected 15 member states, including Albania, Bolivia, India, Ghana, Nigeria and Portugal, to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term of office beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Poroshenko, Putin stress importance of ceasefire in E. Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have underlined the importance of ceasefire in eastern Ukraine during a phone conversation on Tuesday, Ukrainian presidential press service said.

Feature: Chinese premier behind settlement of telecoms dispute with EU

Top-level diplomacy by Premier Li Keqiang played a significant role in the recent resolution of a China-EU trade row over Chinese wireless communications equipment, Xinhua has learned.

China resumes motorcycle escorts for foreign leaders

China on Tuesday resumed motorcycle escorts for visiting foreign leaders, including them in the motorcade of Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete as he travelled from the airport to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in central Beijing.

Indonesian President Joko meets with China's senior official

Indonesian new President Joko Widodo met with Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Yan Junqi in the president palace here on Tuesday.

Chinese premier calls for global cooperation against Ebola

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday spoke over phone with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the growing Ebola threat and urged the international community to join hands against the deadly virus.

IS captures Kurds-bound weapons in Syria's Ayn al-Arab: activists

The Islamic State (IS) militants captured one of the weapons shipments airdropped by the United States to the Kurdish fighters of the People Protection Units (YPG) in the city of Ayn al-Arab in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Tuesday.

EU says Ukraine gas talks to be continued next week

European Commission Vice President Gunther Oettinger here on Tuesday said that financial gap over the Ukraine gas issue still need to be addressed.

HK gov't promises to convey their appeals to Beijing after talks with students

The Hong Kong government on Tuesday held the first formal talks with student leaders speaking for sit-in protesters to find a peaceful way to end the Occupy Central movement which started on Sept. 28.

Youth Advisor from Kenya becomes global icon

Youth Advisor from Kenya becomes global icon

South Africa's pizza restaurants compete with foreign firms

South Africa's pizza restaurants compete with foreign firms

Malian farmer grows crops by applying agroecology

Malian farmer grows crops by applying agroecology

Preparations in India underway for Ebola virus

India reviewed its preparedness to tackle the Ebola virus disease (EVD) — whose outbreak has resulted in global panic and decided to enforce a slew of measures with the focus on putting a mechanism in place for screening of suspect passengers from abroad.

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race

A poll released Monday night shows Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gaining ground over her rival in a tight re-election race, though the contest remains in a technical tie.

WHO: Ebola vaccines can be expected by end of year

The World Health Organization said that by the end of the year, a vaccine might be available in large enough quantities to help control West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

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China voices serious concern for Japan's denial of 'comfort women' enslavement

China voiced severe concern over the Japanese government's denial of recruiting wartime 'comfort women' on Wednesday, urging the country to seriously honor its commitments to reflect on its aggressive past.

Soldier killed at Canadian War Memorial in Canada

A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and people report hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. The gunman reportedly ran towards Parliament Hill, which is currently under lockdown and surrounded by security. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from the building to an undisclosed location, officials in his office said.

Ukrainian parliamentary elections open over the weekend

Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place in Ukraine on 26 October, in spite of the military turmoil in the East.The elections are intended to enable the Ukrainian people to vet corrupt officials, and select a government which is capable of delivering lasting reform.

Johnson & Johnson may have Ebola vaccine ready by May

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) plans to have 250,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine ready for use in clinical trials in May.

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