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  • 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.

  • Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

    A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Most expect Republican victory

    Two weeks before Election Day, most likely American voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate and with it full control of Congress, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd prefer.

  • Pyongyang races to complete new airport

    Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea's top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new airport.

  • Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

    A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.

  • Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

    A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

  • Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday.

  • US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened U.S. defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.

  • Insurer considers Ebola exclusion in some policies

    Global property and casualty insurer Ace Ltd. says it may exclude Ebola coverage from some of its general liability policies.

  • RI reelected as member of UN rights body

    In an election held Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York, US, Indonesia retained its seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The news comes on the heels of the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, whom many are hoping will resolve the country’s past human rights abuses.

  • S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

    South Korea's Defense Ministry says it has pulled down a 43-year-old frontline Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare.

  • Indian residents in Jakarta to celebrate Deepavali

    Anil, the 40-year-old manager of a large textile store in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta, has switched his usual day off from Tuesday to another day, so he can hold a prayer ceremony at the shop.

  • US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened U.S. defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.

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