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 2020-01-21 00:01 

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Japan gov't urged to reveal more info on teachers punished over obscene acts 2020/1/21...
 2020-01-21 00:01 

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Indonesia readies town near Komodo dragon site to host ASEAN, G-20...
 2020-01-21 00:01 

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Japan atomic bombs testimony translation group aims for more languages, youth participation 2020/1/21...
 2020-01-21 00:01 

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Golf: Japan's Nasa Hataoka finishes 2nd after playoff at LPGA season opener...
 2020-01-21 00:01 

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Myanmar panel: Security forces likely committed war crimes...
 2020-01-21 00:01 

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Japan looks to protect intellectual property in wagyu beef cattle...
 2020-01-21 00:01 

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IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% in 2020...
 2020-01-21 00:01 

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Japan's 2019 convenience store sales rise to record on gov't steps...
 2020-01-21 00:00 

South China Morning Post

The US$12 billion reason Mahathir's Malaysia wants a return to agriculture...

In 1991, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad introduced the concept of Vision 2020 a plan for the Southeast Asian nation to become self sufficient and fully industrialised in less than three decades. The government's policies in the 1990s sought...

 2020-01-21 00:00 

South China Morning Post

Shanghai's mayor orders city's bureaucrats to undergo a culture change in charm offensive to attract foreign investments...

The mayor of China's commercial hub has instructed Shanghai's bureaucrats to undertake a change in their work culture, as he cites Tesla's US$2 billion Gigafactory in the city as proof that an investor-friendly attitude helps attract foreign i...

 2020-01-20 23:38 

South China Morning Post

Six killed in Iraq and scores wounded as protests resume...

Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks.Three pr...

 2020-01-20 23:31 

China Post

Major doctors' group calls for US to assure coverage for all...

WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors' organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans. Declaring that...

 2020-01-20 23:31 

China Post

Kadri scores twice, propels Avs past reeling Red Wings 6-3...

DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri and Nathan MacKinnon scored 1:54 apart as the Colorado Avalanche were propelled by another second-period spurt in a 6-3 win over the reeling Detroit Red Wings on Monday. The Avalanche also pulled away from the defending Sta...

 2020-01-20 23:30 

China Post

Utah police: Boy accused in killing 4 not cooperating...

A boy accused of shooting and killing four members of a Utah family and wounding a fifth surrendered peacefully following the Friday night slayings, but has since refused to speak with detectives trying to piece together a possible motive, police said Mon...

 2020-01-20 23:30 

China Post

Simmons scores 34 in triple-double, carries 76ers past Nets...

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons tied a career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists, carrying the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. Announced as the Eastern Conference player of the week during ...

 2020-01-20 23:30 

China Post

When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Jeter could be No.....

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to unanimous picks for baseball's Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter quite appropriately has the chance to be No. 2. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first player to appear on every ballot when he swept 425 votes in ...

 2020-01-20 23:29 

China Post

Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer stood at the finish line of a half-marathon in New York City, slapping high-fives. Then he was off to Washington for a meeting about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was ...

 2020-01-20 23:29 

China Post

Paris couture climbs Mount Olympus, plumbs marine depths...

PARIS (AP) — Female empowerment, controversies about race, and designs that plunged to the depths of the seas then climbed Mount Olympus were just some of the themes to grace Paris Fashion Week on its drama-filled first day. Here are some highlights...

 2020-01-20 23:29 

China Post

Powell's big 4th quarter leads Raptors past Hawks, 122-117...

ATLANTA (AP) — Norman Powell scored 27 points, including 17 in the final period, and the Toronto Raptors withstood Atlanta's late charge to beat the Hawks 122-117 on Monday. Toronto led by 21 points, 112-91, before surviving a late comeback by t...

 2020-01-20 23:09 

NHK

ILO:Insufficient paid work affects 470 mil. people...

The International Labour Organization says nearly 500 million people around the world are not working or working fewer paid hours than they would like....

 2020-01-20 23:04 

South China Morning Post

Libya oilfields remain shut as clashes threaten ceasefire...

Libya's major oilfields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its national oil company said, in a sign that the country's east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the Libyan civil war.The Libyan Na...

 2020-01-20 23:01 

China Post

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'...

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word "rant" to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech...

 2020-01-20 23:01 

China Post

Panama begins exhumation of victims from 1989 US invasion...

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Forensic workers took preliminary steps Monday for digging up the remains of some victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, an effort that has lifted the hopes of Panamanians who had relatives die or disappear and have lived wi...

 2020-01-20 22:55 

Ecns.cn

How Western media distorts Xinjiang boarding schools...

On Monday morning Xinjiang authorities held a press conference in response to reports from the New York Times which claimed that China has constructed a large number of boarding schools in the bid to purposefully separate ethnic Uygur children from their ...

 2020-01-20 22:47 

Japan Times

Merger of Japan opposition parties remains elusive as DPP lawmakers balk at immediate action...

A group of Democratic Party for the People lawmakers hoping to merge with the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan on Monday urged the party leadership ......

 2020-01-20 22:42 

Ecns.cn

Truth presented on Xinjiang might not be enough to dispel Western bias...

On January 20, the regional government of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region held a press conference on the educational situation in Xinjiang. The report presented a detailed picture of the students and schools' circumstances on th...

 2020-01-20 22:42 

Yonhap News

Trump's defense suggests U.S. troop presence in S. Korea is form of foreign aid...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to s......

 2020-01-20 22:28 

China Post

Iowa's Ferentz, after going 10-3: 'It's hard to win'...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Though Iowa won 10 games last season, concluding the best five-year stretch in the program's history, it wasn't easy, coach Kirk Ferentz said Monday. "Unless you've got a boat full of guys, it's hard to win...

 2020-01-20 22:28 

China Post

Rutgers returns to basketball poll for first time since 1979...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is back in the men's college basketball poll for the first time in more than 40 years. The Scarlet Knights were ranked No. 24 by The Associated Press on Monday. It was their first time in the poll since they were No. ...

 2020-01-20 22:28 

China Post

Bradley Beal's 29 points lead Wizards over Pistons 106-100...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 29 points, Ian Mahinmi added 21 and the Washington Wizards broke a three-game losing streak with a 106-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Beal passed Wes Unseld for fourth place on the team's career...

 2020-01-20 22:28 

China Post

Justice Dept. memos back defiance of impeachment subpoenas...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday released Justice Department legal opinions meant to bolster its case for defying subpoenas from Congress in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. One opinion, dated Sunday, says Trump administ...

 2020-01-20 22:20 

Nikkei Asian Review

Chinese hacker group targets Japanese and South Korean businesses...

TOKYO -- A group of Chinese hackers has struck businesses across Japan and South Korea, employing customized techniques designed to evade co...

 2020-01-20 22:10 

NHK

China reports new death from pneumonia...

Health officials in the inland Chinese city of Wuhan say an 89-old-year man has died of pneumonia likely caused by the new coronavirus....

 2020-01-20 22:04 

NHK

Thunberg calls for action ahead of forum in Davos...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on global business and political leaders to take steps to address global warming....

 2020-01-20 22:04 

NHK

IMF revises down global growth forecast...

The International Monetary Fund has slightly revised down its global growth forecast for 2020, amid the ongoing trade disputes between the US and China....

 2020-01-20 22:02 

NHK

Japan stepping up campaign against swine disease...

Japan is calling on visitors not to bring in meat products as part of preventive measures against African swine fever....

 2020-01-20 22:02 

NHK

Huawei executive's extradition hearing begins...

A Canadian court has begun a hearing that will determine whether to extradite Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the US or not....

 2020-01-20 22:02 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 21)...

Going against the rules In a surprising development, a senior prosecutor from the Suprem......

 2020-01-20 22:01 

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(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Jan. 21)...

Taking 'new path' : North Korea reportedly names hard-liner as top diplomat N......

 2020-01-20 22:01 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Jan. 21)...

Candidacy rush: Public officials, including suspected offenders, quit jobs for ruling part......

 2020-01-20 22:00 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-01-20 22:00 

The Mainichi

Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs - survey...
 2020-01-20 22:00 

The Mainichi

Tennis: Djokovic cedes Australian Open set in 1st Rd; 1st since 2006...
 2020-01-20 22:00 

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Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance...
 2020-01-20 22:00 

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IMF: Low rates and reduced trade tension to aid world growth...
 2020-01-20 22:00 

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Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus...
 2020-01-20 21:53 

Ecns.cn

Hainan's foreign trade up 6.8 pct in 2019...

The foreign trade volume of south China's Hainan Province reached 90.59 billion yuan (about 13.21 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019, up 6.8 percent year on year, according to the Haikou Customs....

 2020-01-20 21:53 

Ecns.cn

Xibo ethnic group welcomes Chinese New Year with traditional game...

Currently, the district has established facilities for intangible cultural heritage preservation and has been promoting the traditional activities at all fronts, including schools and rural communities....

 2020-01-20 21:53 

Ecns.cn

Exhibition showcases Qing Dynasty culture...

An exhibition showcasing the culture of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is being held in central China's Henan Province....

 2020-01-20 21:53 

Ecns.cn

2 killed, 15 injured in Missouri shooting: reports...

At least two people were killed and 15 others were injured in a late-night shooting on Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri, local media reported....

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