Asia-Pacific

  • High time for Japan's ruling bloc to listen to its people

    As more than 120,000 people have surrounded Japan's national Diet building and protested at 300 other locations nationwide demanding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resignation and retraction of the controversial security bills, maybe it is time for the country's ruling bloc to carefully listen to the public.

  • Egyptian president visits Singapore to promote ties

    Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday met with visiting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

  • Thai woman sought for housing bomb-making materials

    Thai authorities are hunting for a Thai woman after bomb-making materials were found in her rented apartment in Bangkok's Min Buri district, police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said Monday.

Americas

  • Titanic's last luncheon menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 at auction

    More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction.

  • Comfort Women play brings dark chapter of history to life

    Efforts from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and the US to help victims and their families seek an official apology and compensation from the Japanese government for their crimes and atrocities against civilians during World War II seem to be not only unflinching but gaining momentum.

  • Cyber sanctions report downplayed

    The State Department is playing down a news report that the Obama administration is developing a package of economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from the alleged cybertheft of valuable US trade secrets.

Europe

Premier Li visits Germany, Russia, Italy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Germany, Russia, Italy and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization(FAO) headquarters from Oct 9 to 15.

2014 Beijing-Tokyo Forum

Malaysian airliner crashes in Ukraine

A bite of diplomacy

Mullah Omar's son assassinated: media report

The son of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar had reportedly been killed, section of Afghan media reported Tuesday.

China ready to help flooding Myanmar

China is ready to provide assistance for the flooding areas across Myanmar, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang told a press conference in Kalay township of Sagaing Region on Monday.

Groups agree to accept Mitsubishi settlement

Wartime slave laborers unhappy with offer but take it because of their age

Chinese student detained in Iraq freed

A Chinese college student detained in northern Iraq was freed by local police on Monday, according to Chinese embassy in the country.

Middle East

Africa

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Yearend Review 2014 -Best of Animals

Yearend Review 2014 -Best of Animals

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