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China donates $6 million to WFP in support of Ebola victims

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 5:40PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the Ebola outbreak has led to widespread transport disruptions and higher food prices and caused some farmers to abandon their crops and livestock.

Hong Kong leader says “external forces” involved in protests

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 1:28PM UTC

Hong Kong’s chief executive says “external forces” are involved in pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks.

China’s Communist Party begins rule of law meeting

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 1:19PM UTC

China’s ruling Communist Party leaders have convened a conclave to guide policy for the coming year and discuss how to bolster the country’s rule of law.

Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:51AM UTC

Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s new president on Monday.

Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:38AM UTC

Japan’s trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws.

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