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 2018-09-21 00:02 

Japan Times

Survey of 104 countries finds 1.3 billion people live in poverty, including 662 million kids...

A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are ......

 2018-09-21 00:02 

South China Morning Post

The decline and fall of Chinese Buddhism: how modern politics and fast money corrupted an ancient religion...

When filmmakers descended on China's ancient Shaolin Monastery to make the 1986 box office hit Martial Arts of Shaolin starring Jet Li, they were shocked to find no monks.The 1,500-year-old monastery, in the Song Mountains in Henan province, is renown...

 2018-09-21 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSDAQ 825.16 UP 4.03 points (open)...
 2018-09-21 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,332.04 UP 8.59 points (open)...
 2018-09-21 00:01 

Japan Times

Trump's former 'fixer' Michael Cohen cooperating in Robert Mueller's Russia probe: report...

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, has spent hours over the past month being interviewed by investigators of special counsel Robert ......

 2018-09-21 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,117.5 won DN from 1,120.4 won...
 2018-09-21 00:00 

China Post

Rivers, Goff take center stage for Battle of Los Angeles...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Football fans haven't seen two Los Angeles NFL teams go head to head since 1994. The quarterback matchup awaiting them this Sunday could make it worth the long wait. The Chargers' Philip Rivers and the Rams' Jared Goff...

 2018-09-21 00:00 

Japan Times

With song and sadness, Puerto Rico marks year since Hurricane Maria devastated island...

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on ......

 2018-09-21 00:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Feature) Overtourism challenges plague S. Korea's top attractions...

Kim Nam-soon recently got a job at Bukchon Hanok Village in downtown Seoul....

 2018-09-20 23:59 

Japan Times

Colombian cops close Pablo Escobar museum, part of popular 'narco tours'...

Colombian police have shut down a small makeshift museum that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, saying the building's managers ......

 2018-09-20 23:58 

Yonhap News

Futility against neighbor threatens postseason hopes for KBO club...

Though they share the same stadium in Seoul as their home, the Doosan Bears and the LG Twins in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) can hardly be called rivals....

 2018-09-20 23:58 

Japan Times

Eight EU countries urge Israel to reconsider razing Palestinian village...

Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel's planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to ......

 2018-09-20 23:55 

China Post

Former college student found guilty for role in teen's death...

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury found a former Virginia Tech student guilty Thursday for her role in the death of a 13-year-old girl two years ago. Jurors will return to court Friday to hear statements and decide on a sentence for Natalie Keepers,...

 2018-09-20 23:54 

China Post

Colorado police make arrest in 30-year-old slaying of woman...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado police arrested a man in a 30-year-old murder case Thursday, alleging he sexually assaulted, stabbed and beat a woman to death in an alley when he was 15. Investigators said DNA testing helped lead them to James Edward Papol, ...

 2018-09-20 23:53 

China Post

The Latest: Police: Gang members in shootout with deputies...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies wounded in a shootout in East Los Angeles (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Detectives say three men involved in a shootout that wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's d...

 2018-09-20 23:52 

China Post

Police papers say Toronto shooter 'emotionally disturbed'...

TORONTO (AP) — The man who went on a shooting rampage that killed two people and wounded 13 in Toronto was an emotionally disturbed loner and did not appear to act out of any particular ideological motivation, according to police documents released ...

 2018-09-20 23:50 

China Post

Daughter of legendary soul singer James Brown dies...

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died. According to a news release from the James Brown Family Foundation, Venisha Brown died Wednesday at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta due to complications from pneu...

 2018-09-20 23:49 

China Post

Broncos changed travel schedule after 1-7 road record...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have adjusted their travel itinerary in hopes of changing their fortunes on the road. They're no longer flying out on Friday for trips to the East like this weekend's game at Baltimore . "We'...

 2018-09-20 23:48 

China Post

Dalton, Bengals look to stay unbeaten against Panthers...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bengals have their offense revving in high gear. Cincinnati has put up 34 points in back-to-back games to open the season, although quarterback Andy Dalton said they haven't played a perfect game. "We left some stu...

 2018-09-20 23:48 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong's 'umbrella movement' activists focus of new film, Last Exit to Kai Tak...

For those behind Hong Kong's "umbrella movement", the years that followed brought turbulence and self-doubt, as charted in a new documentary from the maker of Lessons in Dissent (2014) and Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017).Filmed in 2015 ...

 2018-09-20 23:47 

China Post

Only in New York: McGregor takes shots, swigs 'em in return...

NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor bellied up to his makeshift bar, plopped his dress shoes on the table and took a swig of his own Irish whiskey. Take a shot for every profanity belched out by the returning star? You'd be toast. But UFC can raise a...

 2018-09-20 23:40 

The Mainichi

Business leaders urge Abe to accelerate growth, improve fiscal health...
 2018-09-20 23:40 

The Mainichi

Amazon to introduce speaker with large screen in Japan in Dec....
 2018-09-20 23:40 

The Mainichi

4 young children killed in Dutch train crossing collision...
 2018-09-20 23:40 

The Mainichi

Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging...
 2018-09-20 23:39 

Yonhap News

Growth of seaport cargo slows on Sino-U.S. trade row...

Cargo processed at South Korean seaports has grown at a slower-than-expected pace this year in the wake of an intensifying trade row between the United States and China, data showed Friday....

 2018-09-20 23:38 

The Mainichi

US stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January...
 2018-09-20 23:38 

The Mainichi

Despite protests, Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated...
 2018-09-20 23:37 

The Mainichi

Ukraine pushes ahead with plans to secure NATO membership...
 2018-09-20 23:37 

The Mainichi

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining...
 2018-09-20 23:36 

The Mainichi

Baseball: Hawks overturn Fighters' lead to extend PL gap...
 2018-09-20 23:36 

The Mainichi

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting...
 2018-09-20 23:35 

The Mainichi

Judo: Takato becomes triple world champion with 2nd straight 60-kg gold...
 2018-09-20 23:32 

Yonhap News

N. Korea media hail leaders' visit to Mount Paekdu...

North Korea's state media on Friday hailed the visit to Mount Paekdu by the leaders of the two Koreas as a...

 2018-09-20 23:31 

Yonhap News

Yonhap news advisory for Friday Sept. 21...

The following stories are scheduled to be covered by Yonhap News Agency. Your queries are welcome. Yonhap's English-language news desk can be reached by telephone at 82-2-398-3451 (general) and 82-2-398-3460 (economics), and by email at jjhwang@yna.co...

 2018-09-20 23:04 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

'Professor Kim', Hong Kong's yoga ball murderer, was my landlord...

I needed a new home in a hurry. It was early June 2015 and my neighbours' dogs in Mui Wo, on Lantau Island, had on May 30 savagely bitten my leg. I was frightened they would strike again. Knowing the mutts would not be destroyed meant staying put was ...

 2018-09-20 23:00 

China Post

California police try podcast in fugitive millionaire hunt...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California police department has written and produced a six-episode...

 2018-09-20 22:58 

China Post

Sex offenders want to be deported but California keeps them...

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — At least 30 immigrant men who are living in the United States illegally and have sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wanting to be deported, a newspaper reported Thursd...

 2018-09-20 22:57 

China Post

Report details sexual misconduct by ex-ally of Iowa governor...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An agency director who was a top ally of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds committed a range of sexual misconduct, harassment and inappropriate behavior that went on for years, an independent investigation concluded Thursday.Iowa Finance...

 2018-09-20 22:56 

China Post

Heart patient, Drake fan: Great to be 'back to myself'...

CHICAGO (AP) — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she's feeling great.Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday , three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new hear...

 2018-09-20 22:56 

Yonhap News

U.S. dismisses N. Korea's conditional offer to dismantle nuclear site...

The United States on Thursday dismissed North Korea's conditional offer to dismantle a key nuclear site, saying denuclearization must come before concessions....

 2018-09-20 22:54 

China Post

Telling men to 'step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.Had Kavanaugh...

 2018-09-20 22:53 

China Post

Seahawks trying to avoid troubling 0-3 start hosting Cowboys...

SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it was his first two stops in the NFL, his time in college at Southern California or his first eight seasons in charge in Seattle, Pete Carroll has never started a season with three consecutive losses.That's 12 seasons in ...

 2018-09-20 22:52 

China Post

Derrick Johnson not concerned about Raiders pass rush...

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Middle linebacker Derrick Johnson isn't as troubled as most people seem to be by the Oakland Raiders' lack of a pass rush.The way Johnson sees it, there are other ways for the defense to impact games.Yet with only two ...

 2018-09-20 22:51 

China Post

Bears face punchless Cardinals, look to improve to 2-1...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Now the 2018 Chicago Bears will find out how they handle success.After a close loss to Green Bay, the Bears got a nice win over Seattle. Now they face an Arizona team that's been outscored 58-6 in the Cardinals' first ...

 2018-09-20 22:50 

China Post

After statement game by Cousins, Vikings host Allen, Bills...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins delivered for the Minnesota Vikings the type of performance expected from, and demanded by, his big contract.Passing for 219 yards and three touchdowns over the fourth quarter and overtime at Green Bay, Cousins guided...

 2018-09-20 22:49 

China Post

Returns of Oren Burks, Aaron Jones replenish Packers' depth...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers might get injured inside linebacker Oren Burks back for their game Sunday against the Washington Redskins.The rookie appeared to be in line to open the season as the starter inside alongside Blake Martine...

 2018-09-20 22:49 

NHK

Kansai Internationl Airport resumes all services...

Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture fully reopened on Friday. Severe damage caused by a powerful typhoon earlier this month had forced the closure of most of its operations....

 2018-09-20 22:48 

China Post

Federer to play doubles with Djokovic at Laver Cup...

CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals.On Friday night, they play on the same side of the net ...

 2018-09-20 22:45 

China Post

Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in '19 as Miami manager...

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contra...

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