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 2018-09-20 17:19 

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Highland barley in Tibet enters harvest season...

The highland barley in Tibet is entering harvest season....

 2018-09-20 17:19 

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Highland barley in Tibet enters harvest season...
 2018-09-20 17:18 

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No one should underestimate China's determination to uphold peace in S China Sea: Chinese ambassador...

Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Wednesday said that the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea has never been a problem, warning that no one should underestimate China's determination to uphold peace and stability in the region....

 2018-09-20 17:18 

Ecns.cn

No one should underestimate China's determination to uphold peace in S China Sea: Chinese ambassador...

Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Wednesday said that the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea has never been a problem, warning that no one should underestimate China's determination to uphold peace and stability in the region....

 2018-09-20 17:17 

Ecns.cn

Trump's former national security adviser Flynn to be sentenced on Dec. 18...

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, is set to be sentenced on Dec.18, one year after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to court filing released W...

 2018-09-20 17:17 

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Trump's former national security adviser Flynn to be sentenced on Dec. 18...

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, is set to be sentenced on Dec. 18, one year after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to court filing released ...

 2018-09-20 17:14 

South China Morning Post

Multiple fatalities in Maryland shooting at Rite Aid pharmacy distribution centre, suspect arrested...

A number of people were shot and killed on Thursday at a Rite Aid pharmacy distribution Centre in Maryland, and the suspected shooter was in custody and in critical condition, the county sheriff said. The shooting occurred shortly after 9am local time abo...

 2018-09-20 17:13 

Ecns.cn

New NAFTA terms get thumbs up from Mexico's biggest bank...

19 (Xinhua) -- The renegotiated terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) meet Mexico's objectives, the country's biggest bank said Wednesday.Canada, also a NAFTA partner, has trade issues of its own with the United States, and is i...

 2018-09-20 17:13 

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30 injured after cabin pressure drops in Indian passenger plane mid-air...

As many as 30 passengers have been injured after cabin pressure dropped in a passenger plane soon after it took off from India's financial capital Mumbai Thursday, aviation officials said....

 2018-09-20 17:13 

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30 injured after cabin pressure drops in Indian passenger plane mid-air...

As many as 30 passengers have been injured after cabin pressure dropped in a passenger plane soon after it took off from India's financial capital Mumbai Thursday, aviation officials said....

 2018-09-20 17:13 

Ecns.cn

New NAFTA terms get thumbs up from Mexico's biggest bank...

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The renegotiated terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) meet Mexico's objectives, the country's biggest bank said Wednesday....

 2018-09-20 17:11 

Ecns.cn

Former Guizhou vice governor expelled from CPC, public office...

Wang Xiaoguang, the former vice governor of southwest China's Guizhou Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for disciplinary and law violations on Thursday, according to the Communist Part...

 2018-09-20 17:11 

Ecns.cn

Former Guizhou vice governor expelled from CPC, public office...

Wang Xiaoguang, the former vice governor of southwest China's Guizhou Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for disciplinary and law violations on Thursday, according to the Communist Part...

 2018-09-20 17:04 

China Post

Tossed net captures space junk in orbit-cleanup experiment...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up orbit. In the British-led experiment , a big net was cast from a mini satellite Sunday. The net successfully wrapped around its target,...

 2018-09-20 17:03 

China Post

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies...

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost moving day on the stock market. The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alph...

 2018-09-20 17:02 

China Post

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. T...

 2018-09-20 17:01 

China Post

The Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect in critical condition...

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Maryland (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Law enforcement officials say the lone suspect in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland is in custody in critical condition. Harfo...

 2018-09-20 17:00 

China Post

Texas Tech's Alan Bowman leads Big 12's emerging young stars...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sure, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is gushing about quarterback Alan Bowman's fast start. What surprises him most is the freshman's ability so far to limit his mistakes. Bowman threw for 605 yards and five touchd...

 2018-09-20 16:52 

China Post

Robert Venturi, postmodernist architect, dies at 93...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity with the dictum "Less is a bore," has died. He was 93. His family released a statement on his firm's website sa...

 2018-09-20 16:50 

China Post

Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor Swift...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee.Federal prosecutors in Nashvi...

 2018-09-20 16:49 

China Post

The Latest: Expert: McDonald didn't pose imminent danger...

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Van Dyke in the shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald. (all times local):11:45 a.m.An expert on police use of deadly force is testifying that a white Chicago police officer accus...

 2018-09-20 16:48 

China Post

Wrestler-turned-mayor to become WWE's Kane once again...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new Tennessee mayor who's also a semi-retired pro wrestler will once again don his...

 2018-09-20 16:46 

China Post

The Gap steps into the men's athleisure game...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Gap is stepping in to the men's athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years.The clothes are intended to be formal enough to wear to the office, at least on casual Friday, and suitable for the gym or yoga studio d...

 2018-09-20 16:45 

China Post

Debt diary: How an engineer digs out of ,000 in loans...

Shannon Beranek craved an iced coffee after toiling all morning in 94-degree heat.But the civil engineer owes almost six figures in college loans, so she parked outside a Dunkin' Donuts and watched the clock until the 99-cent drink special kicked in.T...

 2018-09-20 16:41 

NHK

Japan court: Hula choreography can be copyrighted...

A Japanese court has ruled that Hula choreography can be copyrighted under some conditions....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

China to reduce its import tariffs...

China is planning to cut the average tariff on imports from the majority of its trading partners as soon as next month, two people familiar with the matter said, in a move that would lower costs for consumers as a trade war with the US deepens....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

Amazon may open up to 3,000 cashierless stores...

Amazon.com Inc is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new AmazonGo cashierless stores in the next few years, people familiar with matter said, an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc, quick-servi...

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

Air pressure gaffe causes bleeding on Indian flight...

A cockpit mix-up yesterday left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

AQI indicates unhealthy air quality in north, west...

The air quality in areas of the nation's north and west yesterday was rated "unhealthy," as a lack of wind and stable weather failed to disperse atmospheric pollutants, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

Texans blast school superintendent for 'black QB' remarks...

The Houston Texans on Wednesday fired back at an east Texas school superintendent who wrote: "You can't count on a black quarterback," in the comments section of an online news article where he was criticizing quarterback Deshaun Watson....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Mobile app caused train booking issue...

A mobile application developed by a private citizen was found to have disrupted train ticket reservations during last year's Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said yesterday....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

Jack Ma says 1m US jobs promise no longer feasible...

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd () cofounder Jack Ma () said his promise to create 1 million jobs in the US is impossible to fulfill because of the US-China trade war, a setback in one high-profile effort for deeper cooperation between the world's two large...

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

Twelve killed in latest Philippine landslide...

Twelve people were killed and dozens were missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines yesterday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

South Africa's 'Ramaphoria' days are over...

Early on Sept. 8, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa set out for his morning walk. A brisk constitutional has long been a ritual for the former freedom fighter and businessman who became president just more than six months ago, but now the 65-year-ol...

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

Coca plantations in Colombia rise to record level...

Illegal coca plantations in Colombia last year reached record levels following a 17 percent increase from 2016 to about 171,000 hectares, the UN said on Wednesday....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

Yomiuri Giants said to be eyeing Wang Po-jung...

The Tokyo-based Yomiuri Giants have joined the Hanshin Tigers in showing significant interest in top Taiwanese slugger Wang Po-jung, local media reported yesterday....

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Top parties' picks corrupt, NPP says...

A significant number of the city and county councilor candidates nominated by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) are either on trial or have been found guilty of corruption, the New Power Party (NPP) said yester...

 2018-09-20 16:23 

Taipei Times

How China's plan to develop rental housing backfired...

When Chinese President Xi Jinping () vowed to increase the supply of rental housing last year, millions of young Chinese expected to find homes they would finally be able to afford....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Trump escalates attack on Sessions...

US President Donald Trump has escalated his denouncement of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying: "I don't have an attorney general."...

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Tensions rise at Brexit negotiations...

EU leaders met yesterday to prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after public clashes with Britain over who should give ground, but signs of a shift on both sides over the key issue of Ireland....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Academics warn on studying in China...

Academics yesterday expressed concern about a growing number of Taiwanese studying in China, calling on the government and the public to beware of Chinese policies specifically favoring Taiwanese students....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

US slaps anti-dumping tariffs on PET resin suppliers...

The US Department of Commerce has imposed anti-dumping tariffs on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin suppliers from Taiwan and four other nations for selling their products at unfairly low prices in the US market....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Aston Martin seeks to pass Ferrari with US$6.7bn valuation...

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd is seeking a valuation that could top its only listed rival, Ferrari NV....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

NZ minister sacked after a 'physical altercation'...

A government minister who allegedly had a physical altercation with a press secretary was fired yesterday by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the second to leave under a cloud in as many weeks....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

EU probes Amazon on data collection...

Amazon.com Inc risks following in the footsteps of Google after the EU's antitrust chief said regulators are asking how the online retailer is treating smaller rivals trading on its own Web site....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Kaohsiung Film Festival explores virtual reality...

This year's Kaohsiung Film Festival aims to highlight virtual reality (VR) by hosting an international VR forum and launching its first-ever VR workshop, organizers said....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Tin exhibition tells story of Hakka mining culture...

The Taiwan Hakka Museum in Miaoli County's Tongluo Township () is hosting an exhibition centered around Malaysian tin....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Survey shows public confidence in economy is rising...

Consumers have more confidence in economic growth and the stock market, and expect inflation to rise moderately, a survey published yesterday by Cathay Financial Holdings () showed....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Sharif freed after court suspends prison sentence...

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison on Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeal hearings....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Independence advocate Lo Yi denies using cannabis...

Taiwanese independence advocate Lo Yi () yesterday denied news reports alleging that he had purchased cannabis, saying he was targeted for vilification because he had confronted Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () over an Olympics name rectification campaign....

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