H7N9 leaves one dead in east China

January 14, 2015 6:24 am· Comments Off on H7N9 leaves one dead in east China 

XIAMEN, Jan. 14 — A patient infected with the H7N9-strain of avian flu has died in Xiamen City in the east china province of Fujian, the local health and family planning commission said on Tuesday.

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Infectious diseases kill 1,710 in China in December

January 14, 2015 6:24 am· Comments Off on Infectious diseases kill 1,710 in China in December 

BEIJING, Jan. 13 — A total of 1,710 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in December 2014, with HIV/AIDS being the top cause of death, according to health authorities on Tuesday.

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96,000 couples in China's Guangdong allowed to have second baby

January 14, 2015 6:24 am· Comments Off on 96,000 couples in China's Guangdong allowed to have second baby 

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 14 — About 96,000 couples in south China's Guangdong Province have been given permission to have a second child, local health and family planning authorities said on Tuesday.

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Austrian new study shows smoking ranks as most deadly reason for lung cancer

January 14, 2015 6:24 am· Comments Off on Austrian new study shows smoking ranks as most deadly reason for lung cancer 

VIENNA, Jan. 14 — Smoking is still one of the most devastating reasons for lung cancer, an Austrian new study revealed on Tuesday.

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Ebola epidemic in Liberia could end by June: study

January 14, 2015 6:24 am· Comments Off on Ebola epidemic in Liberia could end by June: study 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 — The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.

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U.S. stocks soar after upbeat start of Q4 earnings

January 14, 2015 6:22 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks soar after upbeat start of Q4 earnings 

NEW YORK, Jan 14 — U.S. stocks bounced back in the morning session Tuesday following two days of declines, as investor sentiment was buoyed by the good start of the fourth- quarter earnings season.

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UAE energy forum expects oil price to rebound

January 14, 2015 6:22 am· Comments Off on UAE energy forum expects oil price to rebound 

DUBAI, Jan. 14 — The price of oil is expected to rebound from the current 45 U.S. dollars per barrel to 70 or 80 dollars during 2015, Chinese expert told the 6th Gulf Intelligence UAE Energy Forum here on Tuesday.

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Spanish stock market rises 1.72%

January 14, 2015 6:22 am· Comments Off on Spanish stock market rises 1.72% 

MADRID, Jan. 14 — Spain's benchmark stock market index Ibex-35 rose 1.72 percent on Tuesday to close at 9,966.10 points.

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Vietnam's real estate inventories down 21.8% in 2014

January 14, 2015 6:22 am· Comments Off on Vietnam's real estate inventories down 21.8% in 2014 

HANOI, Jan. 14 — Vietnam's real estate inventories saw a decrease of 21.8 percent in 2014 compared to that of the previous year, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Construction on Tuesday.

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Low inflation in Slovakia, eurozone over long term: experts

January 14, 2015 6:22 am· Comments Off on Low inflation in Slovakia, eurozone over long term: experts 

BRATISLAVA, Jan. 14 — The eurozone is in a period of long-term low inflation, even on the edge of deflation, and this situation isn't going to change in the next few quarters, the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) governor and member of the governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jozef Makuch said on Tuesday.

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