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China will help build infrastructure in Afghanistan, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang told visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in Beijing. President Ghani is visiting China for a full four days beginning Oct. 28, the first foreign destination for the new Afghan President.

October 31st, 2014 • 7:57 AM

Egypt has issued contracts for four tunnels under the New Suez Canal project. The state-owned Arab Contractors and the private Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) were assigned sites for the tunnels between southern Port Said and northern Ismailia, according to the head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Kamel el-Wazeer.

October 25th, 2014 • 10:11 AM

A PDF version of this statement can be found HERE.

Michael Osterholm, currently the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, is one of the worlds leading experts on public health and biosecurity, has been widely quoted identifying the three phases of epidemic control:

October 24th, 2014 • 6:08 PM

The middle route of China's huge South-to-North Water Diversion project will be in operation by the end of this month, CCTV reported Thursday. Beijing will be the most important recipient, getting 500,000 cubic meters of water daily, but this will meet the demand of only about 5 million of Beijing's 21 million residents.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:29 AM

Under the headline "In 7th Worcester race, Frost's Democratic challenger wants Obama impeached," the Worchester, MA, Telegram and Gazette reports on the program of Terry Burke Dotson, the Democratic candidate for the state legislature.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:05 AM

London Medical Journal Warns of "Catastrophic Toll" of Current Ebola Policy

October 27th, 2014 • 7:48 AM

An alliance of social movements in Mexico's northern state of Sonora have published an open letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto, calling on him to return to the path of growth and development, abandoned by Mexico over the last three decades, by building great infrastructure projects such as the PLHINO and the PLHIGON.

October 25th, 2014 • 10:10 AM

43 people who were quarantined for Ebola monitoring in a Liberian town after four people died of Ebola, had no food and threatened to break out of quarantine to obtain some food, according to a Liberian state radio account, reported by AP on Thursday.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:33 AM

Early this morning, in China, the fourth Chinese lunar mission, designated Chang'e-5T (test) was launched from the Xichang launch center. The Chang'e-4 mission had been planned as a repeat the previous lander/rover mission, but was cancelled due to the success of Chang'e-3.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:19 AM