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 2018-01-16 08:32 

The Mainichi

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano...

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) -- Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano Tuesday morning as authorities maintained a warning of a possible hazardous eruption....

 2018-01-16 08:31 

Yonhap News

Regulator halts inspection of KEB Hana Bank amid leadership change...

South Korea's financial regulator has temporarily halted its inspection of KEB Hana Bank as the bank's holding company searches for a new chairperson, officials said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 08:31 

Japan Times

Mike Mularkey out with Titans despite victory in playoffs...

The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk ......

 2018-01-16 08:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Gun-making inmates to serve Thailand...

By King-oua LaohongSixteen inmates found guilty of illegally making guns have been chosen to join a project aimed at sharpening their weapon-making skills to support the defence industry and smooth their return to society.The project will "light their...

 2018-01-16 08:28 

South China Morning Post

Why Chinese officials are suddenly coming clean over cooking the books...

The Binhai New Area in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin an economic zone that sparked talk of grand ambitions to create China's answer to Manhattan from a riverside swamp raised eyebrows this month when it announced that its GDP growth in 2016 was...

 2018-01-16 08:22 

Yonhap News

LG's latest clothes dryer popular in S. Korea...

LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday its latest energy-efficient dryer has gained popularity in South Korea in recent weeks....

 2018-01-16 08:20 

Japan Times

Qantas changes website to reclassify Taiwan and Hong Kong as Chinese territories...

Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms ......

 2018-01-16 08:14 

The Mainichi

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday...

ATLANTA (AP) -- Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have made ...

 2018-01-16 08:13 

Japan Times

Intelligence officials warned Jared Kushner about ties to Wendi Deng Murdoch: WSJ report...

U.S. counterintelligence officials warned President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch might be using their friendship to ......

 2018-01-16 08:09 

Yonhap News

Daewoo Shipbuilding says negotiations under way with Romania...

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., a major South Korean shipbuilder, said Tuesday it has been holding negotiations with Romania over the sale of the European country's largest shipyard....

 2018-01-16 08:04 

Japan Times

Duterte denies involvement in SEC ruling to shut down news site Rappler...

The office of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte sought to distance itself on Tuesday from a regulator's decision to revoke the license of a prominent news ......

 2018-01-16 08:03 

Japan Times

Tepco to resume attempt to probe damaged reactor at Fukushima No. 1 plant...

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has said it will resume late this week a survey of the crippled No. 2 ......

 2018-01-16 08:03 

Nikkei Asian Review

Deepening Singapore-Malaysia ties spawn transit link...

SINGAPORE -- Malaysia and Singapore are set to add a new cross-border commuter connection, as the countries' leaders further deepen a relationship tha...

 2018-01-16 08:02 

The Mainichi

French star Deneuve apologizes to sexual abuse victims 2018/1/16...

PARIS (AP) -- Film star Catherine Deneuve has apologized to victims of...

 2018-01-16 08:00 

Japan Times

Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Novak Djokovic advance with first-round victories at Australian Open...

Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks on Day 2 of the Australian Open.Six-time champion Djokovic and ......

 2018-01-16 07:59 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Japan issues emergency warning after deadly fugu fish goes on sale...

A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally bought blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale.A supermarket in Gamagori in central Japan sold five packages of fugu fish with...

 2018-01-16 07:58 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

New calls for sugar tax after research finds more sugar in New Zealand soft drinks than US ones...

The call for a sugar tax has been strengthened by a new study of New Zealand's soft drinks which shows they contain more sugar than in other countries.The University of Waikato research found the drinks contained a higher amount of sugar than those in...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: Disaster shelters shouldn’t have to deprive anyone of their dignity:The Asahi Shimbun...

The high probability of a mega-earthquake striking off Hokkaido made headlines in late December.In J...

 2018-01-16 07:54 

Japan Times

Giants get former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen in deal with Pirates...

The Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void.San Francisco parted ......

 2018-01-16 07:54 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open lower...
 2018-01-16 07:53 

Central News Agency

Nantou, Tainan among TripAdvisor's 2018 trending travel spots...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Nantou County and Tainan City have made the list of Asia's top 10 trending destinations for 2018, which was published Tuesday by the American travel planning and booking website TripAdvisor....

 2018-01-16 07:51 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Koreas exchange list of delegates for talks on Olympics...

South and North Korea exchanged lists of delegates Tuesday for this week's working-level talks on the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul officials said....

 2018-01-16 07:50 

South China Morning Post

Seafood supply may be hit as Sanchi oil spill spreads in East China Sea...

The Iranian oil tanker spill could affect seafood supply in the long run as marine life in the East China Sea an important area for commercial fishing is put at risk of contamination.Concerns remain over the scale of environmental damage after the Sanchi ...

 2018-01-16 07:50 

Japan Times

Sharks whip Kings again...

There's nothing like a visit with the Los Angeles Kings to get Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks on top of their game.Chris Tierney ......

 2018-01-16 07:49 

Japan Times

Number of flu patients rises in Japan with 1.24 million new cases reported in first week of the year...

An estimated 1.24 million people, mainly in southwestern and western Japan, caught influenza in the first week of January, up from around 1.01 million the ......

 2018-01-16 07:49 

Yonhap News

BOK officials saw no need to change mid-term inflation target...

Several members of South Korea's central bank policy board told last month's meeting that there was no need to change a mid-term inflation target of 2 percent, according to minutes from the December meeting released Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 07:45 

The Mainichi

Baseball: West Coast Cutch; Giants acquire OF McCutchen from Pirates...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void....

 2018-01-16 07:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of volcano south of Manila:The Asahi Shimbun...

LEGAZPI, Philippines--Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano Tuesday mornin...

 2018-01-16 07:44 

Yonhap News

UNESCO-honored tug-of-war to be displayed during PyeongChang Olympics...

The 500-year-old folk game...

 2018-01-16 07:43 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

'I can be it all': Thailand awaits elections but will Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha be willing to cede power?...

When Prayuth Chan-ocha seized control of Thailand in a military coup, he vigorously denounced politicians as responsible for the country's ills and positioned himself and his fellow generals as the cure.Four years on, with many of the country's pr...

 2018-01-16 07:42 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Eight bodies found in 'North Korean ghost ship' washed up on Japan shores...

Eight bodies have been recovered from a wrecked boat that washed ashore in central Japan, authorities said on Tuesday, suspecting the vessel is the latest in a series of North Korean "ghost ships".Coastguard rescuers found the corpses of seven men...

 2018-01-16 07:40 

NHK

JAXA to launch Epsilon-3 rocket...

Japan's space agency is set to launch the third version of its Epsilon small rocket on Thursday morning. The rocket is to carry the Earth observation satellite ASNARO-2 into space....

 2018-01-16 07:37 

China Post

H&M's 'racist monkey' hoodie ad raged worldwide...

Recently, a commercial photo in which an African American boy wears a hoodie that says 'COOLEST MONKEY IN THE JUNGLE' on H&M's official website has drawn widespread condemnation about racial discrimination on social media. Although H&M gave th...

 2018-01-16 07:32 

The Mainichi

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies...

NEW YORK (AP) -- Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit...

 2018-01-16 07:29 

Yonhap News

Past athletic experience beneficial in running Olympic Village: Ryu...

Ryu Seung-min, the newly appointed head of the main Olympic Village at next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympics, said Tuesday that he'll do his best to make athletes feel comfortable in their quarters throughout the Games....

 2018-01-16 07:29 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) S. Korean stocks end higher on tech gains...

South Korean stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors scooped up large-cap tech shares following overnight gains on Wall Street, analysts said. The Korean won remained unchanged against the U.S. dollar....

 2018-01-16 07:27 

NHK

Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 9...

A partially built suspension bridge has collapsed in Colombia, killing at least 9 construction workers....

 2018-01-16 07:26 

The Mainichi

Adventurous Armani, fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week...

MILAN (AP) -- And in a flash, it was over. The Milan Fashion Week devoted to fall and winter menswear for 2018-19 was abbreviated this year into a super-slim long weekend that ended Monday....

 2018-01-16 07:23 

NHK

Xi welcomes positive changes on Korean peninsula...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has reportedly told US President Donald Trump that talks on North Korea's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics show that positive changes are emerging on the Korean peninsula....

 2018-01-16 07:21 

Yonhap News

Gov't delays proposal to ban English education at preschools...

The government put on hold its recent proposal to ban English education at preschools and kindergartens on Tuesday, in the face of public criticism that the measure would lead to even more private tutoring....

 2018-01-16 07:20 

Yonhap News

Baseball commissioner named new head of pro sports association...

The head of the country's top baseball league was named the new president of the national professional sports association on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 07:18 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Top diplomats of S. Korea, U.S., Japan likely to hold trilateral meeting in Vancouver...

The foreign ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan are likely to hold a joint meeting in Vancouver, Canada, this week on the sidelines of an international meeting focused on North Korea issues, the foreign ministry here said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 07:15 

The Mainichi

Dolores O'Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46...

LONDON (AP)-- Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46....

 2018-01-16 07:12 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Gruesome details emerge in trial of security guard accused of killing girlfriend with electric drill...

Gruesome details emerged on Tuesday as the High Court heard the case of a security guard accused of murdering his girlfriend with an electric drill in a construction site in Tuen Mun.The defendant, Safdar Husnain, who was 27 when the incident took place i...

 2018-01-16 07:12 

Guangming Online

Dongying Science and Technology Museum opens for children(1)...

Dongying Science and Technology Museum opens for children...

 2018-01-16 07:12 

Guangming Online

Population of Mongolian gazelles in NW China recovers(1)...

Population of Mongolian gazelles in NW China recovers...

 2018-01-16 07:12 

Guangming Online

7th China Harbin int' ice sculpture contest concludes(1)...

7th China Harbin int' ice sculpture contest concludes...

 2018-01-16 07:12 

Guangming Online

Beautiful scenery of reeds in Jinhua City, China's Zhejiang Province.(1)...

Beautiful scenery of reeds in Jinhua City, China's Zhejiang Province....

 2018-01-16 07:12 

Guangming Online

Wild Elephants seen in China's Yunnan(1)...

Wild Elephants seen in China's Yunnan...

 2018-01-16 07:11 

South China Morning Post

Chinese police short circuit scalper's robo train ticket racket...

A scalper has been arrested in southern China for using a home-made robot arm to help him snap up sought-after train tickets for the Lunar New Year travel season to resell at a mark-up.The man from Huizhou, Guangdong province, used the device to help buy ...

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