|Five Dead in China Restaurant Blast|
The death toll from a gas explosion at a restaurant in southwest China's Xiamen city has risen to five after one more body was found at the scene, local authorities said Friday.
|International Whaling Conference Votes against Japan Whaling Plan|
An international whaling conference has voted against Japan's plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year. A resolution adopted at the International Whaling Commission meeting says Japan should abide by an International Court of Justice ruling.
|IS Releases New Video Showing British Hostage|
The Islamic State group has released a new video showing another British hostage, a photojournalist who has worked for publications including the Sunday Times, the Sun, and the Sunday Telegraph.
|France to Start Airstrike in Iraq|
France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against Islamic State fighters.But French President Francois Hollande stresses that France will not send ground troops and will not strike in neighboring Syria.
|China to See Heavy Polluting Vehicles off Major Cities Next Year|
The vehicles to be cleaned off the road include "yellow label cars", gasoline and diesel vehicles which exceed national emission standards, and outdated vehicles. All cities of and above prefecture level should meet the standard by the end of June 2015.
|China Announces New Aid for Combating Ebola|
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced an aid package of 200 million yuan, or about 33 million U.S. dollars, for West African countries to combat Ebola. The aid will include cash, food, and materials.
|Ukrainian President Calls for Lethal Weapons from US|
Visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling on the United States to provide lethal weapons to fight against separatists in his country's eastern region. However, the White House stopped short of answering that appeal.
|Panda Figures Displayed Near West Lake in Hangzhou|
A total of 1,600 pandas, which were made by environmental-friendly materials, are works of French artist Paulo Grangeon. These pandas have visited many cities like Paris, Berlin and Hong Kong.
|Home Prices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou Fall in August|
Home prices have dropped in 68 of the 70 cities it monitors including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. New home prices in Beijing dropped by 1.2-percent. Guangzhou and Shanghai saw a fall of 1.3 percent.
|Drivers Look ahead to Singapore Grand Prix|
The F1 title battle will resume on Sunday on Singapore's Marina Bay street circuit, which is known for its challenging track layout and backdrop.
|Joost Luiten Leads the Wales Open|
Joost Luiten of the Netherlands opened a six-under 65 to lead the first round of the Wales Open.
|Chinese Men's Football Team to Play with Paraguay|
The Chinese Football Association has announced that the men's football team will play a friendly match with Paraguay on October 14th in central China's Changsha city.
|Chinese Women Football Defeat China Taipei in Incheon, 4:0|
China's women football squad has gotten off to a good start at the Asian games, dumping Chinese Taipei 4-nil this afternoon.
|Chelsea Made A 1-1 Draw at Home Against Schalke04|
European football officials will be meeting today to decided if further sanctions will be coming down the pipe for CSKA Moscow, after its fans, once again, got themselves into trouble.
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