Asia-Pacific

  • Bus accident kills 20 in Bangladesh, leaves 30 injured

    At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured when two buses collided head-on in northern Bangladesh on Monday, police said.

  • DPRK may heighten tension in border area

    Possibilities cannot be ruled out that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently heightened tensions near the inter-Korean border area to protest against South Korean civic groups flying anti-DPRK leaflets across the border, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday.

  • Jokowi sworn in as Indonesian president

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

Americas

  • Ebola watch list shrinks as US ratchets up response

    The first group of people monitored for Ebola in the US will clear the three-week observation period midnight Sunday, with none exhibiting symptoms, as the federal authorities and Pentagon are ratcheting up responses to fight the deadly disease.

  • Zombies crawl in New York

    Zombies crawl in New York

  • US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syria

    The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

Europe

Malaysian airliner crashes in Ukraine

Xi attends BRICS summit, visits Latin America

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea

Safety worries mount for Chinese overseas

A series of incidents involving Chinese citizens overseas has shocked the country and prompted public concern about the safety of Chinese people when traveling abroad.

Yingluck attends Red Shirt leader's cremation

Ratchanee Wiriyachai(left) widow of Apiwan Wiriyachaiat, and Yingluck Shinawatra, former Prime Minister of Thailand, at Apiwan Wiriyachai's cremation at Wat Bang Phai in Bang Bua Thong, a Bangkok suburb, Oct 19, 2014.

Rope-jumpers pictured leaping into crater

A member of the "Exit Point" amateur rope-jumping group takes a rope jump from a 120-meter (394 feet) high rock down to a man-made crater called "Tuimsky Proval" (Tuimsky cavity).

Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die

Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week's snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards on the same deadly trails.

EU opts not to investigate on telecom imports

Brussels has made final decision on Saturday that it will not launch anti-subsidies investigation on Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp.

Middle East

Africa

  • China donates $6mln to assist Ebola-affected

    China on Monday announced a new batch of $6-million donation to the United States World Food Program’s emergency operation to assist 1.3 billion people impacted by the Ebola virus outbreak in the three most affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.

  • 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.