• Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola

    A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said.

  • China's ruling party plans on improving judiciary

    China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social tensions. Yet, observers say it has failed to produce meaningful legal checks on the ruling party itself.

  • Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

    U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

  • EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

    The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.

  • Migrant domestic workers trapped, exploited and abused in UEA: HRW

    Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UEA) have been beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labor situations, a New York-based rights group stated in a report released on Thursday.

  • Shooting

    This Wednesday image from video provided by The Globe And Mail shows police officers moving through the halls of the Parliament building in Ottawa, Canada after reports of shots being fired. Gunfire echoed through the gothic halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot a soldier outside before storming the building. Initial reports at the scene suggested that one attacker had been shot by police inside the building while up to two more were feared to be at large, as officers sealed off the area. (AFP/The Globe and Mail) 

  • Tiny steps

    Iraqi students walk to class on the first day of the new semester in Baghdad on Wednesday, after schools were delayed a month because many were being used as shelters for displaced families feeling the Islamic State (IS) group. The United Nations says an estimated 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced by violence in the country this year. (AFP/Ahmad Al Rubaye)

  • Still missing

    A woman places a candle on photos of the missing students during a protest against the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City, on Wednesday. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City's main avenue demanding the return of the missing students. The Mexican government says it still does not know what happened to the young people after they were rounded up by local police in Iguala, a town in southern Mexico, and allegedly handed over to gunmen from a drug cartel Sept. 26, even though authorities have arrested 50 people allegedly involved. They include police officers and alleged members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel. (AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • US think tank faults Myanmar on Rakhine response

    An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar's government for presiding over a "humanitarian catastrophe" in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence around the country.

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

    China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

  • UNHRC membership ‘should boost RI’s human rights’

    Indonesia has successfully retained its seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in an election held at the world body’s headquarters in New York.

  • 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.

  • US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

    An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will soon head home with his family, hospital officials said Wednesday.

  • ASEAN develops mutual recognition arrangement for bioequivalence

    Representatives of the ASEAN Pharmaceutical Product Working Group (PPWG), which comprises national drug regulatory authorities in ASEAN member countries, are discussing the harmonization of and recognized arrangements for the acceptance of bioequivalence (BE) study reports produced by bioequivalence centers in ASEAN in a two-day workshop in Jakarta, which will end on Thursday.

  • Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing

    Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

  • RI re-elected as UN Human Rights Council member

    Indonesia has been re-elected as the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council member representing the Asia-Pacific region for the period of 2015-2017, the Indonesian Permanent Representative to the UN office in New York, US, has said.

  • World hero

    Malala Yousafzai holds up her Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, on Tuesday in Philadelphia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP/Matt Rourke)

  • Young photographer

    Britain's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (right) presents Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Carlos Perez Navel with his award watched by David Attenborough, during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London, on Tuesday. (AFP)

  • Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training

    The U.S. government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere in the U.S. with the deadly disease.

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