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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

Seafloor searched with no MH370 debris

Over 7,000 square kilometers of the seafloor have been searched so far but no debris has been found relating to the missing Malaysian Airline MH370.

Brothers jailed for attending terror camp

Two brothers from London became the first Britons to be jailed for alleged conspiracy to attend "terrorist training" in Syria.

Lang Lang wins Spanish music award

Chinese pianist Lang Lang won the prestigious Spanish Premios Ondas award on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain, becoming the first Chinese to receive the honor.

EU extends sanctions relief on Iran

The European Council on Tuesday said it has extended until June 30, 2015 the suspension of EU sanctions specified in last year's Joint Plan of Action agreed by P5+1 and Iran.

Middle East

  • Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks

    Iran's top leader is saying he won't stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers.

  • EU extends sanctions relief on Iran

    The European Council on Tuesday said it has extended until June 30, 2015 the suspension of EU sanctions specified in last year's Joint Plan of Action agreed by P5+1 and Iran.

  • Turkey, US wide apart on how to battle IS

    The divergence between Turkey and the United States on the strategy to battle the Islamic State (IS) threat remains largely intact even after US Vice-President Joe Biden's two-day visit in the Turkish coastal city of Istanbul.

Africa

  • Ebola cases near 16,000

    The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by the end of Nov 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

  • Two female bombers kill 30 in Nigeria

    Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official.

  • Libya's rival ruler could ban UN envoy, complicating peace talks

    Libya's rival government may forbid a UN official from entering the territory it controls, a move that could make it harder to negotiate an end to a violent struggle for power that threatens to tear the country apart.

Kaleidoscope

Kids' underwater fun

The photo is part of a colourful series taken by photographer Adam Opris, 31. The series shows the playful side of children under water and were taken in their parents swimming pools in Miami, Florida.

Animal gifts smooth diplomatic relations
World's tallest man meets world's shortest man