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 2021-01-26 22:28 

China Post

Snead echoes McVay's uncertainty on Goff's future with Rams...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are openly contemplating the possibility of a near future without quarterback Jared Goff.General manager Les Snead on Tuesday echoed coach Sean McVay's pointed uncertainty last week about the prospects of ...

 2021-01-26 22:27 

China Post

AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds 'zero tolerance' immigration rule...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a "zero tolerance" enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations. ...

 2021-01-26 22:27 

China Post

Police: Terrorism didn't motivate fatal Portland car attack...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated a driver who repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, killing one and injuring nine others, police said Tu...

 2021-01-26 22:27 

China Post

Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in....

From a wood-paneled library in his Boston mansion, new climate envoy John Kerry is talking the U.S. back into a leading role in global climate action, making clear the nation isn't just revving up its own efforts to reduce oil, gas and coal pollution ...

 2021-01-26 22:27 

China Post

Utah lawmakers defend Jazz star Mitchell in feud with Shaq...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers took a stand Tuesday to defend Jazz star Donovan Mitchell against critiques by Shaquille O'Neal by passing a playful resolution that calls out O'Neal for his poor free throw shooting during his playing da...

 2021-01-26 22:22 

Nikkei Asian Review

Indonesia tops 1m COVID infections in never-ending first wave...

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's coronavirus infection count has exceeded 1 million, far beyond that of its Southeast Asian neighbors, as efforts to bend t...

 2021-01-26 22:13 

China Post

Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail color...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave.Army leaders announced Tuesday that they are loosening restrictions on va...

 2021-01-26 22:13 

China Post

California to take more control over slow vaccine delivery...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing widespread criticism for its slow vaccine rollout, California is revamping its delivery system mid-stride by centralizing its hodgepodge of county systems and streamlining appointment sign-up, notification, and eligibility ...

 2021-01-26 22:12 

China Post

Republican-controlled states advance bills to limit abortion...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Four new proposed abortion restrictions passed the state House Tuesday in Montana, one of several states where GOP gains are lending more momentum to prohibitions on the procedure. The bills come as President Joe Biden looks to ...

 2021-01-26 22:05 

Ecns.cn

Hong Kong citizens exchange new banknotes...

Many banks in Hong Kong began to provide new banknotes and "welcome banknotes" to the public for exchange on Tuesday. Many citizens went to the banks early in the morning to exchange the new banknotes to welcome the approaching Chinese New Year....

 2021-01-26 22:01 

RTHK News

Wall Street slips amid mixed earnings news...

The S&P and Nasdaq slipped on Tuesday from record closing levels as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings results, while an expected policy......

 2021-01-26 22:00 

South China Morning Post

Kuaishou IPO: how China's newest millennial billionaires built the biggest rival to China's TikTok...

Kuaishou co-founders Su Hua and Cheng Yixiao are set to become two of China's richest millennials following a US$5 billion initial public offering of their video-sharing app in Hong Kong, joining the ranks of young entrepreneurs who have gained massiv...

 2021-01-26 21:48 

Ecns.cn

80-year-old model: beauty is not related to age...

Li Ling, 80, led a model team to practice walking during a weekly routine rehearsal in a classroom....

 2021-01-26 21:48 

Ecns.cn

Rare two-horned white rhino grows healthily...

Bred through independent scientific research 100 days ago, a South African two-horned white rhino "Ben Ben" lives healthily at the Wild World Jinan....

 2021-01-26 21:31 

Ecns.cn

More than 1,800 medical workers receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Zhejiang...

More than 1,800 medical workers in fever clinic and isolation ward of the Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine receive COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday after voluntarily sign up....

 2021-01-26 21:31 

China Post

Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A woman who relinquished ownership of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands to ensure its preservation has died at age 108.A grandson of Eleanor "Sandy" Torrey West confirmed that she died on her birthday Jan. 17,...

 2021-01-26 21:30 

China Post

Packers' Rodgers clarifies postgame remarks about his future...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers says "I don't think there's any reason why I wouldn't be back" with the Green Bay Packers next season.But he added that his future isn't necessarily in his control.Rodg...

 2021-01-26 21:30 

China Post

AP sources: Phillies, Realmuto agree on $115.5 million deal...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condit...

 2021-01-26 21:30 

China Post

With many hungry for content, Sundance market heats up...

Three years ago, filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West got a dream Sundance debut. They premiered their film "RBG" to a sold-out crowd with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only in attendance but seeing it for the first time. There was a standing o...

 2021-01-26 21:29 

South China Morning Post

Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 100 million, passing another gruesome landmark...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has surpassed 100 million, with an accelerated pace of infection, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed on Tuesday.The figure has doubled in less than three months since reaching 50 million i...

 2021-01-26 21:29 

China Post

Schumer: Democrats must pass virus aid with or without GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation...

 2021-01-26 21:29 

China Post

Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin' Hank...

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker choked back tears as he remembered Hank Aaron's affection for those who didn't possess his unparalleled talent on the baseball field.During his post-playing career running the Atlanta Braves farm system, the Hamm...

 2021-01-26 21:29 

Nikkei Asian Review

Tech underclass: the harsh reality of Asia's digital commerce boom...

DAEGU, South Korea -- The last time Park Mi-suk and Jang Gwang saw their son alive, he was leaving their family's apartment on a Sunday evening to cat...

 2021-01-26 21:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

'I feel like I am delivering with my life': China's couriers reach breaking point...

SHANGHAI -- For the past 10 years, Li Xaoliang, a tanned and scrawny 31 year old, has been crisscrossing the streets of Shanghai on an electric bike,...

 2021-01-26 21:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

First private Japan launcher to recover payload after space trip...

SAPPORO, Japan -- Rocket startup Interstellar Technologies will attempt to launch a robotic payload into space and recover when it fall...

 2021-01-26 21:26 

Ecns.cn

Qualcomm expects closer cooperation with Chinese partners in 5G deployment, says Qualcomm China chairman...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Virtual Event of the Davos Agenda have demonstrated "China's firm determination to continue facilitating opening up and economic globalization"....

 2021-01-26 21:25 

Ecns.cn

China's Hunan lifts 4.78 million out of poverty over past 5 years...

Around 4.78 million people were lifted out of poverty in central China's Hunan Province over the past five years, according to the province's latest government work report....

 2021-01-26 21:21 

Ecns.cn

China's 5G development to empower more diverse industries in 2021...

China will boost the 5G industry in 2021 by improving the capability of network coverage, application innovation and industrial base, an official said Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 21:19 

Ecns.cn

All results returned negative in Shanghai Red House Hospital...

Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University (Red House Hospital) in Shanghai announced early Tuesday morning that all the nucleic acid testing results returned negative after double check on the previous suspected COVID-19 samples found on Monday...

 2021-01-26 21:14 

South China Morning Post

Joe Biden seeks racial equity for Asian-Americans in wake of Donald Trump's anti-China talk...

US President Joe Biden took action on Tuesday to disavow another aspect of his predecessor's legacy racial animus toward Asian-Americans, which rose sharply during a pandemic that President Donald Trump blamed on "the China virus".Biden';s ...

 2021-01-26 21:14 

China Post

House Republicans revive bill decried by transgender groups...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ban people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, even after a House committee rejected the bill that LGBTQ advocates decried ...

 2021-01-26 21:14 

China Post

'The Maltese Falcon' returns to theaters at ripe age of 80...

Danny Huston's first dog was an Airedale Terrier named Sam after Humphrey Bogart's "Maltese Falcon" character, Sam Spade. His father John Huston's debut may have been over 20 years old by the time Danny was born, but the film that help...

 2021-01-26 21:12 

China Post

Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel in yet the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years past for being racially insensitive.The ride wi...

 2021-01-26 21:11 

NHK

US: Biden, Putin agree to extend nuclear arms pact...

The White House says President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed that the two countries will work to extend a nuclear arms control pact, which is set to expire on February 5....

 2021-01-26 21:01 

South China Morning Post

Canadian singer Wanting Qu shares claim that US$54 million Chinese corruption charge against mother is withdrawn...

A Chinese corruption charge that the mother of Canadian music star Wanting Qu embezzled more than 350 million yuan (US$54 million) in her position as a Harbin housing official has been withdrawn, according to a social media post shared by Qu about the lon...

 2021-01-26 21:00 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's consumer sentiment improves in January...

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer sentiment improved in January as a ......

 2021-01-26 21:00 

Yonhap News

Corporate direct financing gains 10.8 pct in 2020 amid pandemic...

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's corporate direct financing gained 10.8 perce......

 2021-01-26 20:56 

The Mainichi

Global coronavirus infection cases top 100 million 2021/1/27...
 2021-01-26 20:55 

Japan Times

Moderna COVID-19 shots can be spaced up to six weeks apart, WHO says...

The WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation also insisted that international travelers should not be prioritized for any COVID-19 vaccines....

 2021-01-26 20:46 

Ecns.cn

Upland buzzard reappears in Shanghai after 78 years...

Police and the Forestry Station in Chongming District of Shanghai rescued an upland buzzard on Jan. 10....

 2021-01-26 20:37 

Japan Times

Deflation fears fueled in Japan over prospect of slow wage growth amid pandemic...

With annual wage negotiations between management and labor unions getting into full swing in February and March, companies appear reluctant to raise pay after a ......

 2021-01-26 20:36 

Ecns.cn

Otter forages for hay during daytime...

An infrared camera set up in a National Wetland Park in Inner Mongolia captured an otter wandering along an "ice-free" river in winter....

 2021-01-26 20:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Cash aid for South Korean businesses gains currency after GDP shock...

SEOUL -- Calls for financial relief for struggling small-business owners have surged within South Korea's government and the ruling Democratic Party a...

 2021-01-26 20:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Hybrid capitalism is serving China well...

Joe Zhang is the author of...

 2021-01-26 20:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Biden's first 100 days: Trump opens new office; president calls Putin...

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The second week of the new U.S. administration is underway. Joe Biden, the 46th president and one of the country's most senior...

 2021-01-26 20:27 

Ecns.cn

Cross-sea bridge completed in S China's Guangdong...

The construction of the Tiaoshun Cross-Sea Bridge was completed on Monday....

 2021-01-26 20:27 

Ecns.cn

Chinese Painted Panda Art Exhibition opens in Phnom Penh...

"HELLO, WORLD! Chinese Painted Panda Art Exhibition" kicked off at the Chinese Cultural Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday....

 2021-01-26 20:26 

China Post

U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday it was restoring relations with the Palestinians and renewing aid to Palestinian refugees, a reversal of the Trump administration's cutoff and a key element of...

 2021-01-26 20:26 

China Post

Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban...

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order soug...

 2021-01-26 20:26 

China Post

Lebanon surpasses record daily virus deaths amid protests...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities Tuesday, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections. The h...

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