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 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 ...

 2018-01-16 07:10 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Singapore's crime rate is so low that many shops don't even lock up...

By Uptin SaiidiSingapore was recently ranked second on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index for 2017, coming in just behind Tokyo.In 2016, the island nation's police reported 135 total days without any crimes including snatch-theft,...

 2018-01-16 07:08 

Yonhap News

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 07:07 

Yonhap News

Athletes' village mayor vows to make comfortable home for PyeongChang Olympians...

Kim Ki-hoon, the former short track speed skater who was named mayor of an athletes' village at the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Tuesday, said he will make an all-out effort to help athletes feel comfortable and give their best performances...

 2018-01-16 07:06 

Guangming Online

Orange alert issued for fog in Shanghai(1)...

Photo taken on Jan. 16, 2018 shows a skyscraper shrouded in fog in Lujiazui of Shanghai, east China. Shanghai issued an orange alert for fog Tuesday morning....

 2018-01-16 07:05 

NHK

Beer shipments hit record low for 13th year...

Shipments of beer and beer-like drinks in Japan fell for the 13th straight year in 2017, hitting a new record low....

 2018-01-16 07:04 

South China Morning Post

A new study found that 700 Amazon employees in Ohio are on food stamps...

By Dennis GreenAs Amazon grows, so does its impact on local economies.A new study by Policy Matters Ohio — a non-profit policy research organisation focused on issues that impact low-income residents — found that as of August, more than 700 Am...

 2018-01-16 07:04 

Guangming Online

Total cargo throughput of 3 ports in Hebei reach 1.09 bln tonnes in 2017(1)...

A cargo ship is seen at an ore dock of Qinhuangdao Port in north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 14, 2018. The total cargo throughput of Qinhuangdao Port, Tangshan Port and Huanghua Port in Hebei reached 1.09 billion tonnes in 2017, 140 million tonnes hi...

 2018-01-16 07:04 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Rohingya deal aims to return refugees 'within two years'...

Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the South Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbours to implement a pact signed last year.A stateme...

 2018-01-16 07:03 

South China Morning Post

Resource-hungry China is in overdrive as it wages water wars by stealth...

China's hyperactive dam building is a reminder that, while the international attention remains on its recidivist activities in the South China Sea's disputed waters, it is also focusing quietly on other waters of rivers that originate in Chinese-c...

 2018-01-16 07:01 

South China Morning Post

Venezuelan forces in deadly shoot-out with 'terrorist' group headed by rogue policeman Oscar Perez...

Venezuelan special forces on Monday captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the capital last year, officials said.It wasn'...

 2018-01-16 07:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Ritz-Carlton murder suspect remanded in custody at Hong Kong psychiatric centre...

A South Korean businessman was remanded in custody ahead of a second hearing to determine whether the defendant was fit to plea, a day after being charged by police for the murder of his wife and six-year-old son in a luxury hotel in Hong Kong.Appearing s...

 2018-01-16 07:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Duterte gave the OK on China’s sea research, spokesman says:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scienti...

 2018-01-16 06:59 

The Mainichi

Soccer: Man United beats Stoke 3-0, reduces City's lead to 12 points...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- With Alexis Sanchez potentially on his way to Manchester United, two members of the current forward line issued reminders of their goal-scoring talents on Monday....

 2018-01-16 06:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

Meeting to stress importance of N. Korea sanctions, Canada says:The Asahi Shimbun...

VANCOUVER--A summit on curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure c...

 2018-01-16 06:52 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Police question doctor over last month's deaths of four newborns...

Police on Tuesday questioned a doctor from a Seoul university hospital as part of an investigation into the deaths of four premature babies from bacterial infection in December....

 2018-01-16 06:51 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close up 0.27%...

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 29.80 points, or 0.27 percent, at 10,986.11 Tuesday on turnover of NT$130.72 billion (US$4.42 billion)....

 2018-01-16 06:50 

The Mainichi

Jamaica sending its first women's bobsled team to Olympics...

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica is sending a women's bobsled team to the Olympics for the first time....

 2018-01-16 06:46 

Yonhap News

PM: Shutdown of cryptocurrency exchanges impossible without National Assembly approval...

Shutting down cryptocurrency exchanges is impossible without approval from the National Assembly because new legislation would be required to do so, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 06:46 

The Mainichi

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases...

LONDON (AP) -- Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze....

 2018-01-16 06:44 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-6...
 2018-01-16 06:44 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-5...
 2018-01-16 06:43 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-4...
 2018-01-16 06:43 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-3...
 2018-01-16 06:43 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-2...
 2018-01-16 06:43 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 200 Closing Price List-1...

Tuesday's closing prices (KRW) of KOSPI 200 stocks traded on the main Korea Stock Exchange....

 2018-01-16 06:40 

The Mainichi

US could use Japan's missile defense system to attack: Lavrov...

MOSCOW (Kyodo) -- Russia...

 2018-01-16 06:38 

South China Morning Post

Steve Bannon, freshly excommunicated by Trump, poised to testify before US intelligence committee...

The US House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the one-time confidant and chief strategist to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous&#...

 2018-01-16 06:37 

South China Morning Post

Chinese state enterprises post record level of profits in 2017...

Total profit at enterprises owned by China's central government rose 15.2 per cent in 2017 to 1.4 trillion yuan (US$217.5 billion), state media reported, citing figures released at a government conference.The total profit was the highest ever, the Com...

 2018-01-16 06:35 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

'From terrified to ecstatic': Australian dad with a hunch hired a helicopter and found his injured son in a car wreck...

The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australia said on Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.Samuel Lethbridge, 17, remained in a hospital in serious condition ...

 2018-01-16 06:35 

The Mainichi

France drops child sex abuse probe of soldiers in Africa...

PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have dropped an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic....

 2018-01-16 06:34 

The Mainichi

Kayak athlete to be referred to prosecutors for drink-spiking 2018/1/16...

KANAZAWA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Police have decided to refer a 32-year-old kayak athlete to prosecutors for spiking a younger rival's drink with a banned substance last September, investigative sources said Monday....

 2018-01-16 06:31 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,521.74 UP 18.01 points (close)...
 2018-01-16 06:31 

Yonhap News

KOSDAQ 901.23 UP 9.62 points (close)...
 2018-01-16 06:30 

Yonhap News

Dollar ends at 1,062.7 won EQ from 1,062.7 won...
 2018-01-16 06:30 

Yonhap News

S. Korea imports US$25 billion worth of food in 2017...

South Korea imported US$25 billion worth of food last year, with the biggest shipment in monetary terms coming from the United States, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 06:25 

Yonhap News

Mongolian PM voices high expectations for economic deal with S. Korea...

Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh on Tuesday expressed strong expectations for a possible economic deal with South Korea, in the latest push to boost bilateral trade and investment....

 2018-01-16 06:25 

Yonhap News

PM: S. Korean stands to gain more than lose from N. Korea's participation in PyeongChang Olympics...

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Tuesday that South Korea stands to gain more than lose from North Korea's participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea's PyeongChang because it reopened a dialogue channel between the two sides amid ...

 2018-01-16 06:25 

Yonhap News

N. Korea calls for complete stop of S. Korea-U.S. joint drills...

North Korean propaganda outlets on Tuesday repeated their calls for South Korea to totally stop its joint military drills with the United States, claiming their temporary halt does not mean the abatement of war danger on the Korean Peninsula....

 2018-01-16 06:24 

The Mainichi

Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales...

PARIS (AP) -- Airbus said Monday it will stop making the costly A380 superjumbo if it can't strike a long-term deal with the airline Emirates for a steady supply of the planes....

 2018-01-16 06:23 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) China likely to send high-ranking party official to PyeongChang Olympics: sources...

China will likely send a delegation led by a high-ranking communist party official to South Korea during next month's Winter Olympic Games, diplomatic sources said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 06:21 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Moon urges increased efforts to reform gov't, increase transparency...

President Moon Jae-in called for all-out efforts to make the government more effective and more transparent Tuesday, saying the goal is to improve the daily lives of the people....

 2018-01-16 06:19 

The Mainichi

Romania's PM resigns after he loses support from party...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's prime minister resigned Monday after his party withdrew its support for him amid a power struggle with the party chairman....

 2018-01-16 06:18 

NHK

N.Korea Olympic officials leave for Switzerland...

North Korean officials are on their way to Switzerland for talks with the International Olympic Committee on the upcoming Winter Games in South Korea....

 2018-01-16 06:18 

NHK

Differing views on coal power generation...

Japan's environment minister has met with the chief of the country's largest business group to discuss the issue of global warming. He says companies may need to reconsider exporting coal-fired power plants....

 2018-01-16 06:17 

The Mainichi

Greeks face more pain, protests as bailout nears end...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek lawmakers, eying the end of eight years of bailout programs, approved more austerity measures late Monday, as strikes and mass protests brought much of Athens to a standstill....

 2018-01-16 06:17 

South China Morning Post

Chinese 'dognapper' accused of throwing corgi out 6th floor window after row...

A woman has apologised to the owner of a dog she allegedly held for ransom and later threw to its death from the 6th floor of her home in southwest China, according to Chinese media reports.The woman, He Hengli, is accused of throwing the pet out of the w...

 2018-01-16 06:16 

Yonhap News

Another lawmaker defects from Bareun Party...

Another lawmaker defected from the minor opposition Bareun Party on Tuesday, underscoring deepening discord over the conservative party's move to merge with a center-left party....

 2018-01-16 06:16 

NHK

Romanian Prime Minister resigns...

Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has announced his resignation after losing support from his party. He was scheduled to meet with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday....

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