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 2020-09-19 08:48 

China Post

Moroccans protest Arab nations normalizing ties with Israel...

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators protested outside the Moroccan Parliament to denounce Arab countries agreeing o normalize ties with Israel. Israel o...

 2020-09-19 08:30 

RTHK News

Expert urges regular tests for care home residents...

A government adviser on infectious diseases says health officials should seriously consider regularly testing residents of care homes as well as staff there for Covid-19. David Hui, an infectious disease expert from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, sa...

 2020-09-19 08:28 

Ecns.cn

US Open champion Osaka out of French Open due to injury...

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open, which is to take place from September 27 to October 11, because of a hamstring injury, as the Japanese star tweeted on Friday....

 2020-09-19 08:24 

Ecns.cn

France reports new daily record of 13,215 COVID-19 infections...

A further 13,215 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in France on Friday, making it the highest number of infections recorded in a single day since the coronavirus outbreak, the country's Public Health Agency said....

 2020-09-19 08:18 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: Italian grape harvest plows on through pandemic...

LATINA, Italy (AP) — Change can come slowly to Italy's centuries-old wine industry, but the coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the path from vine to table in a matter of months, beginning with the fall harvest. At the Casale Del Giglio w...

 2020-09-19 08:17 

Japan Times

U.S. bans WeChat and TikTok from app stores, threatening shutdowns...

The two Chinese-owned apps will be barred from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. from Sunday....

 2020-09-19 08:06 

NHK

China rebukes US ban of TikTok, WeChat downloads...

The Chinese government has strongly criticized the US move to ban downloads and updates of the Chinese-owned mobile applications TikTok and WeChat....

 2020-09-19 08:00 

Japan Times

How COVID-19 has altered the conversation about money...

Before the coronavirus, Tara Beier and her husband, Dennis, rarely discussed money. They kept separate bank accounts and divided their household responsibilities. Her husband, 42, ......

 2020-09-19 07:48 

China Post

AP Week in Pictures, Global...

SEPT. 12 18, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instag...

 2020-09-19 07:48 

China Post

Lightning's Cooper vs. Stars' Bowness is NHL coaching first...

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two nights after the Dallas Stars advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, their coaching staff was seated at a table for dinner in the NHL bubble right next to their counterparts from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lightning coach Jon ...

 2020-09-19 07:48 

China Post

Even without hostile NY crowds, this US Open is tough enough...

It's rare when fans wind up rooting for the golf course, even one as majestic as Winged Foot, but suddenly that's a viable option. Maybe because the two players atop the leaderboard heading into Round 3 at the U.S. Open are not exactly — how...

 2020-09-19 07:45 

South China Morning Post

Thai protests: fears of violence as students gather in Bangkok near royal grounds...

Thousands of Thai student protesters gathered in the rain at a Bangkok university on Saturday afternoon, as a movement seeking political and royal reforms sharpens its aim at the entire pyramid of Thai power with calls for democracy and equality.A heavy p...

 2020-09-19 07:30 

South China Morning Post

China-US relations: Beijing vows to retaliate for Washington's ban on TikTok, WeChat...

China says it resolutely opposes the United States' ban on the Chinese-owned mobile apps Tiktok and WeChat and has vowed to take countermeasures.America's actions had severely disturbed the companies' normal operations, hurt the confidence of ...

 2020-09-19 07:27 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong customs officers and police seize HK$2.5 million in smuggled goods during nighttime operation, but suspects escape in speedboat...

Hong Kong law enforcement officers seized smuggled goods worth HK$2.5 million in an operation late on Friday, but the suspects escaped in a speedboat headed towards mainland China.According to officials, members of the Customs and Excise Department, and M...

 2020-09-19 07:15 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) S. Korea reports 110 new virus cases as rise in local infections persists...

(ATTN: ADDS paras 6, 9 and 12 with more info) SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea&a......

 2020-09-19 07:15 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus latest: India's cases surge, Japan relaxes rules on crowd sizes...

Global deaths from the coronavirus neared 950,000 on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, after cases surpassed 30 million a day before.India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in th...

 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Spectators to attend European Tour event in Scotland...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Time for new Japan PM Suga to show diplomatic colors, build int'l trust...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Tokyo marks 218 new virus infections on Sept. 19 in 2nd straight day over 200 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Japan eases virus rule to allow more people at sports, movie venues 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

China announces regulations for 'unreliable entity' list...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Doctor credits wider testing, set treatments for Japan's lower '2nd wave' COVID-19 deaths...
 2020-09-19 07:05 

RTHK News

Customs seizes watches, phones, baby formula on boat...

Law enforcement authorities say they have seized suspected smuggled goods worth HK$2.5 million from a speedboat off northwestern Hong Kong. The haul includes watches, mobile phones, electronics goods, medicines and powdered formula.Customs officers and Ma...

 2020-09-19 07:02 

Yonhap News

S. Korea reports suspected case of coronavirus reinfection...

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korean heath authorities are studying a possible case of......

 2020-09-19 07:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

No visitors, no buzz: Hong Kong's food truck operators see the end of the road amid Covid-19 pandemic...

Hong Kong's experiment with food trucks is dying. Four years after they burst on the scene, with a competition to select vendors on wheels, they are now rolling off into the sunset."The operators are losing millions of dollars this year alone,"...

 2020-09-19 06:52 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2020-09-19 06:31 

NHK

Tokyo confirms 218 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 218 new cases of coronavirus infection as of 3 p.m. on Saturday....

 2020-09-19 06:22 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Hyundai Motor plant worker tests positive for coronavirus...

(ATTN: ADDS new info in paras 4-5) SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- A worker at a Hyundai Mot......

 2020-09-19 06:17 

China Post

Krispy Kreme Japan unveils ultimate Halloween treats...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Halloween is just around the corner have you carved your pumpkin yet? If you prefer creamy doughnuts instead, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Japan has created some inspiring Halloween treats. The spooky lineup, available in Japa...

 2020-09-19 05:51 

Yonhap News

2 killed in fire at waste recycling facility...

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- Two foreign workers were killed as a fire gu......

 2020-09-19 05:48 

RTHK News

Beijing jets approach as Taiwan remembers ex-leader...

Taiwan's air force scrambled jets for a second consecutive day on Saturday as multiple mainland aircraft approached the island and crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with the island's government urging Beijing to "pull back fr...

 2020-09-19 05:47 

China Post

Asia Today: India's cases keep rising; rallies in Melbourne...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Saturday raised the nation's caseload to more than 5.3 million out of the nearly 1.4 billio...

 2020-09-19 05:46 

Nikkei Asian Review

Vietnam now Japan's top coffee supplier, fueled by COVID...

TOKYO -- With more people working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumption of instant coffee is perking up in Japan while that of pricey brew...

 2020-09-19 05:38 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Singapore police probe company owned by Loh cousins, who made a bid for Newcastle United...

Singapore police are looking into a complaint from Ernst & Young that a firm owned by bidders for soccer club Newcastle United allegedly used the auditor's unauthorised signatures on financial statements.The investigation is the latest scrutiny of Sin...

 2020-09-19 05:33 

RTHK News

'Name foreign judges for national security cases'...

A senior legal scholar has urged the government to act now to identify which foreign judges will be entitled to sit in national security cases, after a leading Australian jurist stood down from the top court, citing concerns about the new law.Simon Young,...

 2020-09-19 05:18 

Yonhap News

K-pop superstar BTS performs at iHeartRadio Music Festival...

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- K-pop superstar BTS has delivered a performance of its new sin......

 2020-09-19 05:17 

China Post

Taiwan, US pay tribute to island's leader, 'Mr. Democracy'...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan's transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui. Keith Krach, the U.S. undersecretary ...

 2020-09-19 05:17 

China Post

A's clinch playoff berth win win over Giants, Mariners loss...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their third straight playoff berth with Seattle's loss to San Diego and a 6-0 win against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, highlighted by Matt Olson's three-run homer. Oakland is...

 2020-09-19 05:17 

China Post

Yankees rally, beat Bosox for 11th straight time, 6-5 in 12...

BOSTON (AP) — Gary Sanchez hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, DJ LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th and the New York Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night for their ninth straight win. New York improve...

 2020-09-19 05:17 

China Post

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday night to reduce their magic number to two for clinching their first play...

 2020-09-19 05:08 

The Mainichi

Thai protesters hold ambitious rally for democratic reforms...
 2020-09-19 05:08 

The Mainichi

Japanese milk cartons adopting plastic caps amid pandemic 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 05:08 

The Mainichi

Ouch! Bee sting to the mouth floors Tour de France rider...
 2020-09-19 05:08 

The Mainichi

Teacher in Japan dumps 264 pages of 2nd graders' work in trash: 'they were bothersome' 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 05:08 

The Mainichi

Book 'em: Police find 'irreplaceable' tomes stolen in 2017...
 2020-09-19 05:06 

South China Morning Post

Beijing says firms on 'unreliable entities list' will be banned from trading with, investing in China...

After more than 15 months since its announcement, China has finally released details of how its new "unreliable entities list" will work.Beijing said in May 2019 it would blacklist foreign firms or individuals that violated market rules or contrac...

 2020-09-19 05:00 

South China Morning Post

Why Russia's getting involved in the China-India border dispute...

When the foreign ministers of India and China agreed to de-escalate tensions along their disputed border, there were three countries not two eager to take credit for the breakthrough."We are very happy that Moscow has presented a platform to Russia, C...

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