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Five students had contact with man diagnosed with Ebola: Texas officials

Officials from the U.S. state of Texas confirmed on Wednesday that five students who had contact with the man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored and the patient's condition had been upgraded from critical to serious.

Obama 'deeply concerned' about Israel's plan to build more settler homes

The two leaders met at the White House for 90 minutes over Iran, peace with the Palestinians and the ongoing battle against the Islamic State militant group.

New NATO chief sets a conciliatory tone with Russia

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg took office as NATO Secretary General on Wednesday in Brussels.

U.S. Secret Service director resigns over White House security lapse

The U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday over a recent White House security breach.

British police confirm missing teenager Alice's body found in river

The body was pulled from the River Brent in west London last night, 28 days after police located the 14-year-old's rucksack and shoes near the towpath that runs alongside the river.

Commentary: China's achievements in 65 years impress, benefit world

As China marked its 65th National Day on Wednesday, overseas scholars and media lauded the country's increasing diplomatic clout, rapid economic growth, and rising cultural influence over the past six and a half decades.

China, U.S. need to make good preparations for Obama's China visit: FM

China and the United States need to make good preparations for the visit to China by U.S. President Barack Obama in November, in order to gain more tangible results in pushing forward the construction of a new model of bilateral ties, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Tuesday.

Chinese premier vows better institutional environment, IPR protection

The Chinese government will continue to create an open, transparent and predictable institutional environment and enhance protection on intellectual property rights, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.

5.0-magnitude quake hits Sichuan, no casualties reported so far

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has hit Yuexi County, the Autonomous Prefecture of Liangshan, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

Leung: HK must capitalize on 'One Country' and 'Two Systems'

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's Chief Executive C. Y. Leung has said that to sustain its development, Hong Kong must capitalize on the combined advantages of the 'One Country' and 'Two Systems'.

A story of nut cakes

This August, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Ludian, in southwest China's Yunnan Province. A young Uygur entrepreneur then spent more than 40 hours bumping along the road with 1,400 boxes of his traditional Xinjiang nut cakes to the epicenter.

2 buses carrying soldiers attacked, 7 killed in Kabul

Two Taliban suicide bombers have attacked two buses carrying Afghan army troops in the country’s capital Kabul.

Pierson: Security breach 'a lapse that would never be repeated'

The White House has called on the US Secret Service to release information regarding the man broke into the White House.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

The first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a patient in a Texas hospital is battling the deadly virus.

HK, Macao hold flag-raising ceremonies to mark Nat’l Day

Hong Kong and Macao have also held flag-raising ceremonies to celebrate National Day.

New iPhones available on Chinese mainland from Oct. 17th

Apple's latest smartphones the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available on the Chinese mainland from October 17th, with pre-orders starting on October 10th.

Colors Of China: Couple vows to devote whole life to guarding island

The national day holiday is a time when families go on vacation or hold a reunion after being away from each other for months if not years. But there's one family, who is celebrating the holiday in a very special way.

US pilot program aims to reduce foreign fighters

As the fighting against Islamic State continues, the US has launched a series of pilot programmes in cities around the US to deter American extremists from joining the fightings in Syria and Iraq.

Hong Kong holds flag-raising ceremony to mark National Day

Hong Kong has also held a flag-raising ceremony in the Golden Bauhinia Square to celebrate the National Day. The ceremony started at 8 o'clock as China's national five-star flag went up along with the flag representing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

EU: Apple may have avoided billions of USD in taxes

The European Union has accused Ireland of providing what amounts to 'state aid' to tech giant Apple-in the form of sweetheart tax deals.

China's manufacturing sector remains weak in Sept.

rowth in China's manufacturing sector remains slightly weak in September, a sign of subdued momentum in economic recovery.

Special coverage: People's Republic Turns 65

cctvnews Special coverage: People s Republic Turns 65

US & India pledged closer partnership

U.S. President Barack Obama and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed an array of issues including trade, climate change and security, with a view to renewing a partnership for the 21st century.

Chinese FM Wang Yi to meet with US officials

Chinese FM Wang Yi to meet with US officials

CDC confirms first case of Ebola in US

A patient in Texas has tested positive for Ebola, becoming the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly virus, U.S. health authorities said Tuesday.

First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.: CDC

A patient in Texas has tested positive for Ebola, becoming the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly virus, U.S. health authorities said Tuesday.

2 experimental Ebola vaccines slated for use in 2015

2 experimental vaccines slated for use in 2015

Secret Service should provide more information on security breach: White House

The Secret Service should release information as soon as possible about the recent incident involving a man who illegally entered the executive mansion of White House after scaling the fence, said a White House spokesman Tuesday.

China housing market slows

China's property sector showed new signs of cooling in August as more cities report month-on-month price drops, although at a milder pace, latest official data showed on Thursday.

Studio interview: 6.5 million refugees displaced within the country

Daryk Grisgraber, executive Dirctor, NGO focused on refugees & asykum seekers

Flag-raising ceremony marks 65th National Day in China

A flag-raising ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2014, also the Chinese National Day.

Relaxed lending policy for 2nd home buyers

China's central bank announced on Tuesday that buyers of a second home will be able to enjoy a lower down payment if they meet certain conditions. The announcement comes amid the country's cooling property market.

11 provincial-level regions ready for nat'l property registration

Progress has been made on a national registration system for properties, according to a statement by China's Ministry of Land and Resources. The ministry said on Tuesday that 11 provincial level regions have finished preparations for their system on national property registration.

Chinese, Romanian defense ministers meet

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan held talks with his Romanian counterpart Mircea Dusa on Tuesday in Beijing.

China Focus: China lowers down payment requirement for second homes

Chinese home buyers will face lower down payments on second homes as banks and regulators look to boost the sagging property market.

CPC to convene key meeting on rule of law Oct. 20-23

A key Chinese political meeting that looks set to discuss rule of law has been scheduled for Oct. 20-23 in Beijing.

Crossover: Syria backs US-led airstrikes against IS

For Syria’s stance on the US-led airstrikes against Islamic State, let’s hear from our correspondent Alaa Ebrahim in Damascus.

Thailand Prime Minister hands over military power

Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has handed over his commanding power of the Thai army.

US, South Korean envoys to discuss 6-party talks

The US Secretary of State’s envoy on DPRK policy has arrived in Seoul to discuss ways to resume the six-party nuclear talks.

US, Afghanistan sign bilateral security pact

Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, has signed a long-delayed security agreement with the United States allowing the US to leave thousands of troops in the country beyond this year.

German aid group sends supplies to Liberia

The Ebola virus continues to kill in West Africa. And international efforts continue, to help stem the crisis. A German aid organization has sent a plane loaded with 45 tons of aid supplies to Liberia.

Japanese rescuers suspend operation amid increased seismic activity

Rescuers have been forced to suspend plans to recover at least two dozen bodies from near the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Tuesday, after increased seismic activity raised concerns about the possibility of another eruption.

U.S. court holds Argentina in contempt

A U.S. federal judge has held Argentina in contempt of court for its open defiance of his orders in a long-standing dispute with American hedge funds over defaulted debt.

Hong Kong bourse to create futures trading link with Mainland

The Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd is working on a commodity futures trading link with the mainland.

China's factory activity steadies in September

Activity in China’s vast factory sector showed signs of steadying in September, according to the final HSBC/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.

12 confirmed dead in Mount Ontake eruption

Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

9 killed, 27 injured on government side in Donetsk's airport fighting

In Ukraine, heavy fighting has continued between government troops and rebels in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. The fighting has centred on the government-held airport.

Abe outlines rural regeneration plan

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has placed improving the country’s provincial economies at the top of his policy agenda. The remark came during the opening day of a special parliament session, which will run 63 days into November.

Australian police raid Melbourne properties over security concerns

Australian police raided a number of properties around the southern city of Melbourne on Tuesday as part of a security crackdown on radical Islamists authorities believed to be planning attacks in the country.

Public honors martyrs and their spirit of sacrifice

Elsewhere around China, people have also been paying their respects to the nation’s heroes.

Colors of China: Olympic Dreams

Guo Chung is one of many young Chinese athletes inspired by recent Olympic success. China won their first Olympic gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles games, but it took them till 2008 to top the medal table with 100 in total in Beijing.

World congratulates China on National Day

Leaders of countries and international organizations across the world have extended congratulations on the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and sent best wishes for China's prosperity and people's well-being.

UN: Nearly 300,000 people uprooted in Ukraine

Heavy fighting has continued between Ukrainian government troops and rebels in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Studio interview: Latin America plays important role in China's diplomacy

For more insight into Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Mexico, we're joined in the studio by Su Xiaohui, Deputy Director of International and Strategic Studies at the China Institute of International Studies.

Studio interview: China marks first Martyrs' Day

For more, we're joined live by Zhang Junshe, vice president of the Naval Research Institute of China.

China, Mexico to boost trade, economic ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has arrived in Mexico for a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Mexican counterpart Jose Antonio Meade. His visit is to pave the way for a high-level China-Mexico meeting, when the Mexican President is to go to Beijing for the APEC meeting in November.

Flower laid at Monument to the People's Heroes

One day before National Day, China rallied to honor and remember its deceased national heroes on its first Martyrs' Day. The country's top leaders paid silent tribute and offered flower baskets at the Monument to the People's Heroes in Tiananmen Square, in downtown Beijing.

Remembering martyrs killed by drug smugglers

Drug squad officers in China face a much higher risk of work-related injury or death than most other police. That may be due to the severe punishments the courts hand down for drug-related crimes.

Underwater MH370 search phase set to begin

Search teams will resume the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off the Australian coast on Wednesday, and will use new three-dimensional maps of the southern Indian Ocean floor and underwater devices to help their efforts.

China, Mexico to boost trade, economic ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has arrived in Mexico at the invitation of his Mexican counterpart Jose Antonio Meade.

Chinese leaders present floral tributes at Monument to the People's Heroes

Chinese leaders, together with representatives from all walks of life, have presented floral tributes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square.

iPhone 6 gets network access license in China: ministry

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday that it has granted a network access license to Apple Inc.'s latest smartphone, the iPhone 6.

Studio interview: Martyrs' legacy in China

For more, we’re joined again in the studio by political analyst Wang Xuewen, former deputy chief of the International Business Daily, and Zhang Junshe, vice president of the Naval Research Institute of China.

China marks first Martyrs' Day

A day before the National Day, China rallied to honor and remember the deceased national heroes on the first Martyrs' Day.

Martyrs’ Day observed in other countries

A number of countries around the world observe Martyrs’ Day or the like, to honor those who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country.

Studio interview: Martyrs' Day to 'publicize martyrs' achievements, spirit'

For more, we’re joined in the studio by political analyst Wang Xuewen, former deputy chief of the International Business Daily, and Zhang Junshe, vice president of the Naval Research Institute of China.

Photographer records memories of veterans

In the northern city of Shijiazhuang, Ning Hong speaks to one man, who is taking a unique approach to honoring his grandfather, to keep his spirit alive.

Chinese leaders to pay tribute at the Monument to the People’s Heroes

Last month, lawmakers approved designating September 30th as Martyrs’ Day to honor those who lost their lives fighting for national independence and prosperity.

Public pays tribute to fallen Chinese, Soviet soldiers

In Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, the public has paid tribute to the Chinese and Soviet soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Second World War.

Chinese pay tribute to martyrs in museum

China has designated September the 30th this year as its first National Martyr’s Day. It’s a day when ordinary Chinese will remember the sacrifices of their countrymen in the war against the Japanese.

Monument to the People's Heroes honors China's martyrs

The Monument to the People’s Heroes has stood on Tiananmen Square in central Beijing for more than half a century. It was established to honor those heroes, who paid the ultimate price for national independence and the freedom and well-being of the Chinese people.

Martyrs' Day to be marked every Sept. 30

Sept. 30 marks China’s first Martyrs’ Day, designated to honor the people who sacrificed their lives for national independence and prosperity.

Leaders to mark first Martyrs’Day at Tiananmen Square

Welcome to CCTV’s special coverage of the country’s first Martyrs’ Day.

World's largest passenger jet touches down.

Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route.A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia.

Xbox One launches in China

Xbox One launches in China

China moves up the list of innovative countries

China moves up the list of innovative countries

Air France pilot strike ends

Air France pilot strike ends

100 years old British airport likely to close

Blackpool International Airport announced Monday that it will likely close if no buyer could be found before October 7.

12th Rhodes Forum gives boost to dialogue of civilizations to avert future wars

A century after the outbreak of the First World War, hundreds of public figures, academics, representatives of nongovernmental and religious groups, the business world, arts, media as well as youth movements from worldwide gathered on the Greek island.

Inflation a top concern as Brazilian voters go to polls

Inflation a top concern as Brazilian voters go to polls

Ethiopia holds Meskel festival

Orthodox Christians were busy today, celebrating the Meskel festival at Meskel Square in Addis and other public squares in the rest of Ethiopia.

Man takes hostage in Brasilia, allegedly demands Brazil's president to step down

An armed man took a hotel employee hostage Monday in Brazil's capital Brasilia, demanding that President Dilma Rousseff step down from power, according to leading news website G1.

Modi talks 'Made in India' campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met the CEOs of 11 top US companies including Google's Eric Schmidt and PepsiCo's Indira Nooyi over breakfast. The CEOs are meeting Modi to understand his vision for the Indian economy and his vision as far as bringing FDI to India is concerned.

Independence of MH17 investigation 'crucial': Dutch PM Rutte

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday emphasized the importance of an independent investigation into the MH17 jet crash in eastern Ukraine.

Beijing school changes name for Martyrs' Day

Beijing changed the name of a middle school to that of a WWII general on Monday, one day before China's first Martyrs' Day.

Israeli PM responds to Abbas' accusations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lashed out at militant Islamists in a speech at the United Nations, saying Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Islamic State (IS) 'share a fanatical creed'.

Israeli PM slams militant Islamists in address to UN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lashed out at militant Islamists in a speech at the United Nations, saying Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Islamic State (IS) "share a fanatical creed".

Chinese leadership stresses 'leapfrog' development in ethnic regions

Chinese leadership called for stepped-up efforts to ensure leapfrog development in the country's ethnic regions by mixing policy incentives and utilizing a region's natural strengths.

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Commentary: China's achievements in 65 years impress, benefit world

As China marked its 65th National Day on Wednesday, overseas scholars and media lauded the country's increasing diplomatic clout, rapid economic growth, and rising cultural influence over the past six and a half decades.

Obama 'deeply concerned' about Israel's plan to build more settler homes

The two leaders met at the White House for 90 minutes over Iran, peace with the Palestinians and the ongoing battle against the Islamic State militant group.

U.S. Secret Service director resigns over White House security lapse

The U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday over a recent White House security breach.

British police confirm missing teenager Alice's body found in river

The body was pulled from the River Brent in west London last night, 28 days after police located the 14-year-old's rucksack and shoes near the towpath that runs alongside the river.

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