|China's Ebola Aid Timely: WFP|
The Chinese government's latest contribution in the fight against Ebola in West Africa is being lauded by the UN's World Food Program. China has pledged 6 million U.S. dollars to help alleviate food shortages in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three African countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.
|WHO Declares Nigeria Officially Ebola-free|
The World Health Organization has officially declared Nigeria is now free of Ebola.
|Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam Dies at 98|
One of the giants of Australian politics, former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, died at the age of 98, and current Australian political leaders immediately offered condolences to his family with Prime Minister Tony Abbott describing him as "a giant of his time."
|French Oil Giant Total CEO Killed in Plane Accident|
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of French oil giant Total was killed in Moscow in a plane accident.
|Lenovo in Possible Bid to Buy BlackBerry|
Chinese computer maker Lenovo is reportedly looking at acquiring Canadian-based smartphone maker Blackberry. BlackBerry shares jumped by 3-percent on Monday on the back of a report that Lenovo is in talks for a purchase the former Research In Motion.
|Rules to Tighten Clampdown on China's Green Violators|
China's environmental regulators are moving to clarify their new environmental protection laws. A new set of interpretations of the impending legislation have been issued.
|Japan's PM Picks Successors to Resigned Ministers|
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has appointed Yoichi Miyazawa as trade minister to replace Yuko Obuchi who quit the post early today. Abe has named Yoko Kamikawa as justice minister to replace Midori Matsushima who also resigned Monday.
|China's GDP Expands 7.3 Pct in Q3|
China's GDP expanded 7.3 percent from a year ago in the third quarter of this year. Though the GDP growth in July-September marked the slowest quarterly growth since the Q1 of 2009, it was still within the reasonable range set by policymakers.
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