One dead, three wounded in Palestinian stabbing attacks: Israeli police

An Israeli woman was killed and a soldier critically wounded in Palestinian knife attacks in the West Bank and Tel Aviv on Monday, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem`s holiest site.

China shrugs off security concerns on new link to restless west

China showed off its first high-speed rail link to the restive far western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday, promising that it could guarantee the security of an important economic project despite a recent serious escalation in violence.

China halts knife sales, attack fears: Reports

China has temporarily banned knife sales after two stabbing incidents in Beijing, major retailers said on Monday, in the latest sign of official security fears ahead of National Day on October 1.