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 2020-11-23 21:49 

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China ensures basic needs of vulnerable group amid COVID-19 fallout...

China has been pooling efforts to ensure the basic needs of its impoverished and vulnerable population as COVID-19 has worsened their living standards, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs Monday....

 2020-11-23 21:48 

The Mainichi

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags...
 2020-11-23 21:48 

The Mainichi

Biden signals shift from Trump with national security picks...
 2020-11-23 21:48 

The Mainichi

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Janet Yellen to lead treasury...
 2020-11-23 21:47 

The Mainichi

White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings...
 2020-11-23 21:47 

The Mainichi

Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy...
 2020-11-23 21:47 

Japan Times

Hospital bed occupancy rate for badly ill COVID-19 patients up in 17 prefectures...

The rate was above 25% in Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa prefectures, at 37% 28% and 26%, respectively....

 2020-11-23 21:46 

Ecns.cn

China opposes 'groundless' U.S. accusations against Chinese companies...

China firmly opposes the Trump administration's groundless accusations against Chinese firms and urges the United States to stop generalizing "national security," foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Monday....

 2020-11-23 21:33 

RTHK News

Soil-seeking mission to the moon blasts off...

China on Tuesday launched a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon in the first bid by any country to retrieve samples from the lunar su......

 2020-11-23 21:28 

China Post

New York state sues Buffalo diocese over priest misconduct...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual misconduct and misused charitable assets by supporting pr...

 2020-11-23 21:27 

China Post

Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy...

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy for nat...

 2020-11-23 21:27 

China Post

Dolphins' Tagovailoa will try to bounce back from benching...

MIAMI (AP) — The masked man standing idly on the sideline in the final minutes of the Miami Dolphins' first loss since early October no longer looked so much like a surefire franchise quarterback.Tua Tagovailoa's benching was temporary, but ...

 2020-11-23 21:26 

China Post

AP source: Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as treasury secretary, a pivotal role in which she would help shape and direct his economic policies at a perilous time, according to a person ...

 2020-11-23 21:26 

China Post

Huskers' Miller expected to fully recover from spinal injury...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Scott Frost said linebacker Collin Miller visited teammates at practice Monday but is unlikely to play the rest of the season after he injured his spine making a tackle against Illinois.Miller suffered a spinal co...

 2020-11-23 21:26 

China Post

Family of murdered Malaysian student to sue Taiwan gov't for alleged....

The family of Irene Chung will be filing a civil suit against several authorities in Taiwan for alleged negligence that led to her death on Oct. 29, says their lawyer....

 2020-11-23 21:26 

China Post

Guatemalan Congress backs down on budget after protests...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress backed down on Monday on a federal budget that drew angry protests, including the burning of part of the Congress building over the weekend.The new budget would have slashed social spending and was approve...

 2020-11-23 21:20 

Ecns.cn

British consul-general in Chongqing says teamwork saves drowning girl...

Stephen Ellison, British consul-general in Southwest China's Chongqing, recently drew widespread attention for his rescue of a drowning girl in Chongqing....

 2020-11-23 21:17 

South China Morning Post

Life at Jeffrey Epstein's estate: Ghislaine Maxwell kept photos of topless girls, aide testifies...

Ghislaine Maxwell regularly took topless photos of girls who visited Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach, Florida, mansion and kept an album of the photos on her desk in Epstein's home.That is according to excerpts from a June 1, 2016, deposition of Juan...

 2020-11-23 21:16 

Nikkei Asian Review

US election latest: Janet Yellen is Biden's pick for Treasury secretary...

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has secured 306 Electoral College votes, enough to achieve victory in the 2020 U.S. presidentia...

 2020-11-23 21:16 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan takes different track than US on COVID-19 antibody treatments...

TOKYO -- With antibody treatments seen as the best weapon against COVID-19, Japan and the country's top drugmaker have turned to a type derived from t...

 2020-11-23 21:16 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan reform chief Kono voices hope to be prime minister...

TOKYO -- Taro Kono, Japan's minister for administrative and regulatory reform who is regarded as a likely future candidate for prime minister, on Mond...

 2020-11-23 21:12 

China Post

FSU's Norvell: 'Right decision' to postpone Clemson game...

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Norvell is standing by the decision to postpone the Seminoles game Saturday against No. 4 Clemson after the Tigers reported a positive player test following their arrival on campus, adding that ev...

 2020-11-23 21:10 

Ecns.cn

China guards against COVID-19 resurgence over winter, spring...

China's National Health Commission has called for unremitting efforts to maintain COVID-19 containment measures to guard against an epidemic rebound over the winter and spring....

 2020-11-23 21:06 

Ecns.cn

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows average efficiency of 70%...

AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus, developed along with the University of Oxford, has shown an average efficiency of 70 percentage in protecting against the virus in two study segments....

 2020-11-23 20:56 

China Post

Michigan couple with 14 sons welcome their first daughter...

LAKEVIEW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple whose large family attracted attention by growing to include 14 sons has welcomed their first daughter nearly three decades after the birth of their first child.Kateri Schwandt gave birth Thursday to Maggie J...

 2020-11-23 20:56 

China Post

Cat at Northeast's highest peak dies after 12 years on duty...

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A cat who patrolled the highest peak in the northeast U.S. for a dozen years as its weather observatory's mascot has died.Marty, a black Maine coon cat, succumbed to "an unforeseen illness," Mount Washington Sum...

 2020-11-23 20:55 

China Post

Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thieves...

NILES, Ill. (AP) — An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head for his trouble.Dan and Barbara Donovan told the Pioneer Pre...

 2020-11-23 20:46 

Japan Times

Defense Ministry's plan for two new Aegis destroyers gains steam...

The two new vessels, for which some 250 crew members will be secured each, will replace the abandoned plan to introduce the Aegis Ashore missile ......

 2020-11-23 20:39 

RTHK News

Four cases force Jockey Club to close clubhouses...

The Hong Kong Jockey Club says it's closing the two clubhouses at its Happy Valley racetrack after four people who'd visited in the past two weeks tested positive for Covid-19.The club says its old and new clubhouses will be closed from Tuesday un...

 2020-11-23 20:29 

Ecns.cn

China delists all remaining poverty-stricken counties...

China has achieved the feat of removing all remaining impoverished counties from the poverty list....

 2020-11-23 20:26 

China Post

Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks, but reshaped by President Donald Trump to carry out his hardline immigration and law en...

 2020-11-23 20:26 

Yonhap News

(News Focus) Blinken likely to seek stronger alliance, multilateral approach toward N. Korea: experts...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's pic......

 2020-11-23 20:26 

China Post

Titans remember what they do best before AFC South rematch...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans think they got back to what they do best, and that's just finding a way to win. Just in the nick of time. Losers of three of four and trailing 21-10 early in the third quarter, the Titans responded an...

 2020-11-23 20:26 

China Post

Jaguars lock up another losing season, their 9th in 10 years...

JACKSONVILLE. Fla (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are guaranteed another losing season, their ninth in the past 10 years.The Jaguars (1-9) locked up their latest sub-.500 record with a 27-3 drubbing at the hands of unbeaten Pittsburgh on Sunday. It ...

 2020-11-23 20:26 

China Post

Texans look to build on momentum after big win over Patriots...

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans played their most complete game of the season on Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 27-20. Quarterback Deshaun Watson made plays with his arms and his legs and J.J. Watt was a force on defense to help the Texan...

 2020-11-23 20:26 

China Post

Cubs president of baseball operations Hoyer gets 5-year deal...

CHICAGO (AP) — Jed Hoyer has a new contract to go with his new position with the Chicago Cubs.The team announced Monday it had agreed to a five-year deal with Hoyer that runs through the 2025 season. The 46-year-old Hoyer was promoted to president o...

 2020-11-23 20:25 

China Post

GOP senator, business leaders urge prompt Biden transition...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is increasing on a Trump administration official to authorize a formal transition process for President-elect Joe Biden. Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on Monday called for the head of the General Services Administrat...

 2020-11-23 20:21 

Ecns.cn

'Snow fleet' created at Harbin Engineering University...

Photo shows an aircraft carrier in snow created by students and teachers from Harbin Engineering University as heavy snow hit Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 23, 2020....

 2020-11-23 20:19 

Nikkei Asian Review

Europe wakes up to the China challenge...

Lionel Barber is former editor of the Financial Times and chairman of the Tate art galleries. He is author of...

 2020-11-23 20:14 

China Post

Alex Smith shows why he's Washington's starting quarterback...

Alex Smith is showing why Ron Rivera wanted an experienced quarterback to start for Washington, and has the team in position to compete for a division title because the NFC East is so weak.Smith calmly guided Washington to a 20-9 comeback victory against ...

 2020-11-23 20:14 

China Post

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant...

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities filed additional charges Monday against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were killed and two others were wounded.Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. faces two counts of ...

 2020-11-23 20:13 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ending England lockdown, but tougher regional rules follow...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed England's national lockdown will end next week, to be replaced by a tougher three-tier system of regional restrictions designed to last until spring next year.Shops, hairdressers and gyms will reopen in a...

 2020-11-23 20:12 

China Post

Ethiopia warns Tigray residents that 'anything can happen'...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the embattled Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying "anything can happen."Senior offici...

 2020-11-23 20:12 

China Post

Catholic Church cancels Guadalupe pilgrimage over pandemic...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church announced the cancellation Monday of what's considered the world's largest Catholic pilgrimage, for the Virgin of Guadalupe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Mexico's Episcopal Conference...

 2020-11-23 20:11 

RTHK News

WHO has 'assurances' on China mission...

The World Health Organisation has had assurances from Beijing that an international field trip to investigate the origins of the new coronavirus will be arranged as soon as possible, its top emergency expert said on Monday.Chinese researchers are carrying...

 2020-11-23 20:05 

Japan Times

Carlos Ghosn's repeated arrests were 'extrajudicial abuse,' says U.N....

While Ghosn is unlikely to ever face trial or detention in Japan again, the report could be relevant for several ongoing proceedings related to the ......

 2020-11-23 20:01 

Ecns.cn

3 Hong Kong activists plead guilty to unauthorized assembly...

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow on Monday pleaded guilty over their roles in inciting others to take part in an unauthorized assembly and besieging police headquarters for 15 hours during a demonstration on June 21 last year....

 2020-11-23 20:00 

South China Morning Post

Why Xi Jinping's muscular approach in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong will backfire...

A narrative has taken root around the world that China under President Xi Jinping is making an unprecedented move to strip away the rights previously granted to those living on the country's periphery. Such a story is wrong.Not because the Chinese lea...

 2020-11-23 19:59 

Ecns.cn

Evidence points to possible long term protection from any COVID-19 vaccines: research...

Evidence has shown that human's immune system could maintain its protection mechanism against a second infection of the COVID-19 virus for as long as eight months, easing previous concern that people could lose the immunity in just a few months....

 2020-11-23 19:56 

Ecns.cn

Shanghai's Pudong airport cargo staff undergo nucleic acid testing...

Shanghai authorities have carried out nucleic acid testing for staff workers at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport after several confirmed COVID-19 cases were linked to airport personnel....

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