WASHINGTON - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.Full article
The death toll from Saturday's eruption of Mt. Ontake in central Japan reached 48 on Wednesday, making it the worst postwar volcanic disaster in the country, as more victims were recovered from the mountain after search and rescue operations were resumed. Full article
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.
BEIJING - China on Tuesday called major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong "illegal", as state media insisted Beijing would not give in but would wait for public opinion to turn against the protests. Full article
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on Monday night, with the mood turning festive just a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes. Full article