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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.

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.

DPRK releases one of three Americans held captive

DPRK freed an American citizen, Jeffrey Fowle on Tuesday after holding him for nearly six months, the US State Department announced.The State Department deputy spokeswoman, Marie Harf, said Fowle was on his way home on Tuesday after negotiators left Pyongyang. She said the US is still trying to free two other Americans, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae.

HK gov't to send new report to Beijing

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.

Smoke rising over Kobane in explosive battles

Smoke rising over Kobane in explosive battles

New York protests Met's New Opera for 'glorifies terrorism'

Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

China Voice: China should make law the rule, not tool

As China's ruling party pledges to advance the rule of law at a key meeting on this theme, government agencies and officials should be reminded that the law should regulate the entire society, rather than simply be a tool to justify their administration.

Chinese economy remains within 'reasonable range': Premier Li

China's economy for the first three quarters of this year has remained within a 'reasonable range', Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.

China fiscal revenue rises 6.3 pct in Sept.

China's fiscal revenue rose 6.3 percent year on year to 995.3 billion yuan (162.6 billion U.S. dollars) in September, quickening from a 6.1-percent rise in August, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced five years in jail

South African Gauteng High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday sentenced Oscar Pistorius to 5 years in jail for killing his girlfriend.

China anticipates welcoming Indonesia's new president

China looks forward to welcoming new Indonesian President Joko Widodo at next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

President Xi's envoy to attend Zambia celebrations

Chinese President Xi Jinping will send a special enjoy to attend the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Zambian independence in Zambia on Friday, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

China's industrial output growth rebounds to 8 pct in Sept.

China's industrial production growth picked up to 8 percent year on year in September after a sharp slowdown to 6.9 percent in August, official data showed on Tuesday.

HK gov't holds 1st formal talks with protesting students

China's Hong Kong government on Tuesday held the first formal talks with students who have been participating in the Occupy Central movement since Sept. 28 in the city.

HK gov't holds 1st formal talks with student protesters

The Hong Kong SAR government and student protesters are holding their first talks, with five representatives from each side.

Pistorius sentenced 5 years for culpable homicide

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was sentenced five years in jail for culpable homicide on Tuesday.

CEO of French oil giant Total killed

The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, has been killed in a plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.

Chief Executive Leung meets media at office

Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has met members of the press at his office. This has been the first meeting at the office since the Occupy Central Movement started.

Significant temperature drop in northern areas in China

A cold front has brought dramatic temperature drops to the northern regions of China.

CY Leung says to consider disclosing evidence of external interference at appropriate time

Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung said here on Tuesday that he would consider disclosing the evidence of external interference in the Occupy Central movement at an appropriate time, adding he was not merely speculating.

China ruled out possible Ebola case

China has ruled out a possible Ebola case in East China's Zhejiang Province.

Public divided ahead of first talks between HK gov't, students

The first talks between the Hong Kong SAR government and the student leaders of the Occupy Central protest are set to take place today.

China's Q3 GDP growth within reasonable range

The spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics, Sheng Laiyun, said GDP growth in July-September was the slowest since 2009, but was still within the reasonable range set by policy-makers and in line with market expectation.

Crossover: Gov't enacts measures to maintain healthy growth

China’s economy grew 7.3 percent between July and September from a year earlier, slightly above market expectations.

China's GDP in Q3 grows 7.3%

China’s gross domestic product grew 7.3 percent, thats for the third quarter compared to the same period a year ago.

China’s GDP expands 7.3% in Q3

Asian markets crawled higher following the release of China’s third quarter GDP numbers.

China's property investment slows further

China’s gross domestic product grew 7.3 percent, that's for the third quarter compared to the same period a year ago.

Crossover: Judicial reforms to ensure courts practice 'rule of law'

Since China renewed its all-out effort to fight graft, hundreds of corrupt officials, from village heads all the way up to a former state leader, have been sacked and placed on trial.

Studio interview: Progress made in China on promoting judiciary reforms

For more, we’re joined in the studio by political analyst Wang Xuewen, former deputy chief of International Business Daily.

2nd day of CPC key meeting focuses on judical reform

It’s the second day of a key meeting of the 18th Communist Party of China’s Central Committee in Beijing.

China, U.S. reaffirm commitment to building new model of major-country relationship

China and the United States on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to pushing forward the construction of a new model of major-country relationship, as the two sides are actively preparing for an upcoming visit to China by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Various Chambers of Commerce calls for end of HK protests

Hong Kong's major Chambers of Commerce have issued a joint statement, saying the prolonged protests have made a large negative impacted Hong Kong’s economy.

China holds press conference on economic data in third quarter

China’s third quarter economic data is being released today. The spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics, Sheng Laiyun, will brief the media on GDP and figures of added value of industries above designated scale, retail sales of consumer goods and fixed assets investment.

China's property investment further slows

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.

China's industrial production grows 8.5 pct in first three quarters

China's industrial production growth decelerated to 8.5 percent year-on-year in the first three quarters, down 0.3 percentage points from that of the first half, official figures showed on Tuesday.

China retail sales up 12 pct in first three quarters

China's retail sales rose 12 percent year on year to 18.92 trillion yuan (3.08 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first nine months of the year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

China Jan.-Sept. fixed asset investment rises 16.1 pct

China's urban fixed asset investment grew 16.1 percent year on year to 35.78 trillion yuan (5.8 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first nine months of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Tuesday.

China's GDP expands 7.3 pct in Q3

China's gross domestic product expanded 7.3 percent from a year ago in the third quarter of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Tuesday.

China contributes $6 million to WFP to fight Ebola

The Chinese government's contribution to the Ebola emergency operation of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was 'timely', but more financial and food assistance is needed to combat the unprecedented epidemic outbreak, a WFP official said on Monday.

Another Ebola patient discharged from U.S. hospital

An unidentified Ebola patient who was treated at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta has been released, the hospital said Monday.

U.S. resupplies Kurdish forces fighting IS in Syria

The U.S. military conducted multiple airdrops near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday evening to resupply Kurdish ground forces defending the city against Islamic State (IS) militants, the U.S. Central Command said Monday.

Xi to chair APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend and chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting to be held in Beijing on Nov. 10 and 11, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang announced on Monday.

Extraordinary Summit of ALBA held for anti-Ebola

Leaders from member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas (ALBA) are set to meet Monday in Havana to discuss measures for preventing the Ebola epidemic from spreading.

WHO declares Nigeria officially Ebola free

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday, after no new cases were confirmed in the past 42 days.

Swedish navy searches for signs illegal foreign vessels

Sweden continued a major military operation launched Friday to search for foreign underwater activity outside Stockholm, Swedish armed forces said.

Hundreds of flights cancelled due to German pilots strike

German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) cancelled 1,450 flights after a pilots union called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday, adding to travellers' misery after millions were left stranded by a weekend-long train drivers' stoppage.

EU sanctions on Russia to remain in place

EU sanctions on Russia to remain in place

China includes sports in its national strategy

China’s State Council has turned its attention to accelerating the development of the country’s sports industry.

China, EU resolve telecom dispute

China and the European Union have announced that they’ve reached a deal to end a long-running dispute on Chinese exports of Telecom equipment.

Background: China's continued push for legal reforms

Legal reforms are an on-going process in China. The changes implemented in recent years have been far-reaching, reflecting the Chinese leadership’s recognition of the importance of the rule of law.

Sports industry: new motor for China's growth

China’s sports industry is picking up speed and profits. Certain sports, like running, have recently experienced an explosion in popularity. The industry is now becoming a new contributor to China’s economic development.

Wild panda cub filmed for the first time

The infra-red camera caught the mother panda with her cub in a cave in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Public given access to major sports centers in China

China boasts a large number of grandiose sports centers and yet many of them sit idle and empty when not hosting sports events. Sports authorities have now announced a plan giving the public access to these facilities.

Egypt signs protocol with UK

Egypt signs protocol with UK

Tunisian opposition leader calls for unity

Tunisian opposition leader calls for unity

Thousands of lives lost in Nigeria

Thousands of lives lost in Nigeria

EU drops anti-subsidy probe

China and the European Union have reached a consensus for the EU to end an anti-subsidy investigation of Chinese wireless communications equipment.

Abe replaces two disgraced ministers

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has named replacements for two cabinet ministers who both stepped down on Monday, just one month after being appointed to office.

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola free

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday officially declared that Nigeria is free of Ebola virus transmission after a 42-day period without new cases.

China, Russia held anti-terror drill

Chinese and Russian police held a anti-terror drill on Monday in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to boost coordinated ability to fight terrorism in the border region.

Studio interview: Judicial reform, Party discipline supervision on agenda

For more, we’re joined in the studio by Wang Lei, professor at the Law School of Peking University.

Plenary session to focus on building complete legal system

The central theme of this year's plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, which began today, will be "the rule of law". The four-day meeting will also discuss improving social justice and anti-corruption measures.

China gets ready for Ebola

China's health authorities urged local health administrative departments and hospitals to fully prepare for potential Ebola cases on Monday, as the virus keeps spreading.

China contributes $6 Million to WFP to fight Ebola

China has contributed $6 million dollars to the United Nations World Food Program’s emergency operation.

Leaders, academics discuss ways to prevent spread of Ebola

The World Health Summit has started its meeting in Berlin. The pre-eminent forum for addressing global health issues brings together key leaders and academics from civil society and the private sector.

Crossover: Business in Mong Kok area affected by protests

For more, let’s cross live to our reporter Zhang Nini who is in Hong Kong.

391 district council members call for an end to protests

Hundreds of district council members from Hong Kong have called on protesters to stop the "Occupy Central" movement. They said many major roads have been blocked for days, which has severely affected the city’s economy and social order.

Crossover: First time CPC session to center on rule of law

For more details of the plenary session, let’s go live to our reporter Hou Na in Beijing.

Crossover: Heavy smog in N. China expected to clear

After a weekend of heavy smog blanketed Northern China, a cold front is expected to come down from the northeast, clearing the skies in Beijing and Tianjin.

Crossover: Ebola epidemic high on the agenda of World Health Summit

The World Health Summit has started its meeting in Berlin. As a pre-eminent forum for addressing global health issues, the summit brings together key leaders and acadmics from, civil society, and the private sector to discuss the world’s health challenges.

Cui Tiankai calls for practical actions to improve ties with Japan

China’s ambassador to the US has called for Japan not to repeat past mistakes, and take steps to heal strained bilateral ties.

Student groups, organizers losing control over protests in HK

As demonstrators become more violent and destructive, fears are growing that the original protest leaders and student groups, are losing control of a movement which they pledged would be peaceful.

Rule of law, social justice high on agenda of CPC session

A key meeting of the 18th Communist Party of China’s Central Committee has just started in Beijing.

Products backed by bank bills pose risks

China’s popular online wealth management products have seen their rate of returns fall to below 5 percent.

Sports will be new contributor to national GDP

The State Council’s new measures to promote exercise in China will also provide more opportunities for the country's sports industry.

2 Japanese ministers quit on spending accusations

Two Japanese cabinet members are stepping down on the same day for allegedly misusing campaign funds.

CPC convenes first plenum on "rule of law" in reform, anti-graft drive

When elite members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) gather this week for a key annual policy-setting meeting, their presence alone will be enough to make history.

Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesia's 7th president

The inauguration ceremony for Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, has been held in the capital Jakarta. Senior officials including US Secreatary of State John Kerry and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, attended the ceremony on Monday.

Demonstrations continue over HK's electoral reform

Hong Kong protesters remain in the streets in a dispute over electoral reform. The police strongly condemned attempts by the protesters to charge police cordon lines over the weekend.

CPC convenes key meeting on rule of law, social justice

A key meeting of the 18th Communist Party of China's Central Committee has just started in Beijing. It's the committee's fourth plenary session, and of special focus this round is the rule of law.

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesian president

Joko Widodo, locally known as Jokowi, was installed as the seventh Indonesian president at the parliament building on Monday, replacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

WHO: Ebola death toll close to 4600

Ebola has triggered alarm in many parts of the world as the several countries struggle with the deadly virus.

Spanish nurse beats the disease, no traces of virus

Spanish authorities say the nurse infected with Ebola has managed to beat the virus after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid, and has no traces of it left in her bloodstream.

4 killed in Donetsk despite ceasefire

Authorities in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk say four civilians were killed and nine injured on Saturday evening, when government forces shelled a residential neighborhood

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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.

HK gov't to send new report to Beijing

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.

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.

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.

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