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  • Putin eyes possible meeting with Jokowi: Envoy

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is exploring the possibility of a meeting with Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the seventh Indonesian president, who was sworn in on Monday, an envoy said.

  • Malaysian PM congratulates Jokowi

    Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak congratulated newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla following their swearing-in ceremony at a plenary meeting of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route

    Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.

  • Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban

    Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.

  • Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

    President Barack Obama, rarely one to leave anything to chance, is keeping a flexib

  • US clinics say not best place to check for Ebola

    The deadly virus' arrival in the U.S. has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those facilities are not the only ones who have suddenly found themselves on the front lines against Ebola.

     

     

  • China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries

    China has donated $6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced Monday, part of Beijing's growing assistance to a continent where its companies have become major investors.

  • Australia hails Indonesia’s democratic success

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has praised Indonesia’s peaceful transition to a new administration, highlighting the country’s successful democratization.

  • Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban

    Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.

  • Kerry seeks Asia's help in anti-Islamic State push

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola.

  • Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

    An initial test shows that a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola in Spain is now clear of all traces of the virus nearly two weeks after she was hospitalized, authorities said Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Democracy calling

    Protesters gather at the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, early Monday. Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. (AP/Kin Cheung)

  • Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

    In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes.

  • Destination Europe showcases culture, tourism potentials

    More than 5,000 visitors attended the Destination Europe Travel and Cultural Fair at Balai Kartini, South Jakarta, on Saturday, highlighting the attractiveness of Europe to Indonesians both as a tourist and study destination.

     

     

  • RI acknowledges the importance of Asia-Europe cooperation: Envoy

    The Foreign Ministry’s director general for America and Europe, Dian Triansyah Djani, said Indonesia acknowledged the importance of the Asia-Europe cooperation for tackling current global challenges, including development challenges and achieving common prosperity.

     

     

     

  • Oxfam to triple Ebola prevention programs in Sierra Leone, Liberia

    International humanitarian agency Oxfam is planning to spend £22 million (US$19.3 million) to triple its Ebola prevention programs in Sierra Leone and Liberia, focusing more of its work on reducing transmission rates of the infectious disease.

     

     

     

  • Bermuda clears trees, power lines hit by Gonzalo

    Crews cleared away downed trees and power lines Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo battered this tiny, wealthy British territory for several hours but caused no deaths or serious injuries.

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