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 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Illegal Staff reporter site handled NT$1bn in bets...

An illegal online gambling operation by a criminal ring based in Taoyuan has been shut down, the Criminal Investigation Bureau said yesterday, adding that the Web site handled NT$1 billion (US$32.47 million) in bets over the past six months....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Tainan to sell Confucius snack noodles...

The Tainan Cultural Affairs Bureau on Monday unveiled Confucius-branded snack noodles to be sold in stores around the city's main historic sites, including the Confucius Temple....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

China's doctor shortage cues AI healthcare rush...

Qu Jianguo had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone — without a doctor present....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

St Kitts marks 35 years of alliance and independence...

"Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel," Saint Kitts and Nevis Senior Minister Vance Amory said, quoting William Shakespeare, at an event in Taipei on Wednesday evening to mark the 35th ann...

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Yarbrough, Pham shine as Rays beat Rangers 9-3...

Before slipping into a baby costume that was part of rookie dress-up travel day for the late-surging Tampa Bay Rays, Ryan Yarbrough broke a record that had stood since the team's first season....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Juventus win after Ronaldo red-carded...

Juventus on Wednesday launched their UEFA Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, while tournament favorites Manchester City were stunned at home by Olympique Lyon...

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Kavanaugh's accuser urged to testify...

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the woman accusing US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault should testify next week if she wants to be heard....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

Export orders hit new record in August...

Export orders last month rose to a new record high, as Taiwan's technology suppliers entered their peak season ahead of their clients' consumer product launches, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday....

 2018-09-20 16:22 

Taipei Times

US man accused of Texas sexual assault in Taiwan...

The National Immigration Agency (NIA) yesterday confirmed that a US citizen accused of sexual assault of a teen in Texas, who is at the center of a legal battle over efforts to make instructions for 3D printed plastic guns widely available, is in Taiwan....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Scientist say flooding of Amazon River increasing...

Severe flooding of the Amazon River has increased amid changing weather patterns, and is harming the health and incomes of people living along the world's biggest river, scientists said....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Mitchell dies at 84...

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

US engagement has failed in China...

China scholars and policy practitioners are increasingly accepting a painful and long-denied reality: Four decades of Western engagement have failed to induce critical changes in the domestic and foreign policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Transitional justice efforts must forge on: visiting judge...

Taiwan should continue addressing its legacy of rights violations, the founding justice of South Africa's Constitutional Court said in Taipei on Tuesday....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

GBC wins new contracts, nears break-even point...

General Biologicals Corp (GBC, ) yesterday said it is near its break-even point, having secured three foreign contracts to supply medical diagnostic testing kits....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Cities on coasts must learn from Mangkhut...

A vast area in coastal China was severely lashed by Super Typhoon Mangkhut over the weekend. A deadly storm that caused considerable disruptions and dozens of deaths in the Philippines, it brought drenching rains, powerful winds and massive waves when it ...

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Indian officials deliver public services at people's doorsteps...

For weeks, Sudesh Kumar had been having a sinking feeling. His driver's license was about to expire. He knew the misery that lay ahead: taking time off his property rental business to line up for hours in the muggy heat, facing the chaos in the squali...

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

FEATURE: Ghost properties legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis...

Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife, Elena, packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

FEATURE: Dutch cities seeing beauty in recycled trash...

When Magdalena was clearing out her home in Amsterdam, she took her old clothes and other household waste to a recycling hub, knowing it would be worth her while....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Prejudice threatens visa waivers...

A policy announced this month giving Russians visa-free entry for up to 14 days, like similar privileges granted to other nations, is designed to boost tourism. However, it is important not to let misconceptions put a damper on a well-intended measure....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Women's groups seek to boost female wardens...

Women's groups yesterday said they hope that more women would be elected as borough and village wardens at the nine-in-one local elections on Nov. 24....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

WADA's board votes to reinstate Russian agency...

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) yesterday voted, subject to certain conditions, to lift a ban on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), which was suspended following allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Foundation urges Yilan to reinvestigate gym coach...

The Humanistic Education Foundation yesterday called on the Yilan County Government to reinvestigate allegations of sexual harassment against a coach who has been allowed to remain on a junior-high school gymnastics team after allegedly touching students&...

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Canberra eyes PNG naval base to curb Chinese clout...

Australia is planning to build new naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), reports said on Wednesday, an apparent move to curb China's influence in the Pacific....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Beijing to remove 'foreign' content from its textbooks...

The Chinese Ministry of Education has launched a "comprehensive" inspection of school textbooks to remove unapproved alterations or foreign content, state media reported late on Wednesday, amid a push to combat Western influence in schools....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Two arrested in Taoyuan for gaming fraud scheme...

Taoyuan police on Tuesday arrested two men who investigators said transferred about NT$181.8 million (US$5.90 million) to a China-based fraud ring over the past year....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

New iPhone no help as Hon Hai slips in rankings...

The contrast between Apple Inc's ascension to a US$1 trillion stock and the share performance of its biggest iPhone assembler just got even starker....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Shark attacks 12-year-old near Great Barrier Reef...

A 12-year-old girl was attacked by a shark in waters off Australia's tropical northeast coast yesterday, an ambulance official said, the second attack in the region in as many days....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Korean leaders in show of unity on mountain summit...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation for a show of unity after their summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Kimpton begins Taipei recruitment...

Kimpton Daan Hotel ( ) is recruiting 100 people in Taiwan for the international hotel chain's opening in Taipei, which should be by the end of this year....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Facebook building 'war room' before polls...

Facebook on Wednesday said it would have a "war room" up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Vatican, China deal would not affect ties: MOFA's Hsieh...

If an agreement is reached between the Vatican and China, it would focus on religious affairs only and would not affect the Holy See's ties with Taiwan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Kelly Hsieh () said yesterday....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Allies urge move to Central America...

The nation's Central American allies have been calling for Taiwanese companies to move their production bases to the region amid the US-China trade war....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Medium-range frequencies to be auctioned for 5G...

At least 200 megahertz (MHz) of bandwidth are to be released for the first stage of 5G development, the National Communications Commission said on Wednesday, adding that it would soon submit an application to the Executive Yuan for final approval....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

UBS cuts China GDP growth forecast...

UBS Group AG has cut its forecast for China's GDP growth from 6.2 percent to 6 percent for next year after the US announced an extra 10 percent tariff on US$200 billion of Chinese goods....

 2018-09-20 16:21 

Taipei Times

Australian doctors request access to Pacific camps...

Australian doctors yesterday said a "humanitarian emergency" is unfolding at an Australian-run detention center in the Pacific and asked for government permission to treat asylum seekers at the remote facility....

 2018-09-20 16:15 

South China Morning Post

Henry Kissinger didn't press Donald Trump to work with Russia to 'box in' China, institute says...

Elder US statesman Henry Kissinger's namesake think tank denied a media report saying the former top diplomat urged US President Donald Trump to "box in" China by working with Russia.Recent reports by China National Radio and the Chinese-langu...

 2018-09-20 16:02 

South China Morning Post

Chinese firms start to cut jobs and move overseas as US trade war and rising costs start to bite...

Yang Xiaoying feels conflicted and overwhelmed by the uncertain future of the factory she and her husband founded 15 years ago in Dongguan, a manufacturing hub in southern China.To offset the impact of shrinking orders and soaring operational costs for th...

 2018-09-20 16:02 

China Post

Review: Macy Gray is enthusiastic, infectious on fun 'Ruby'...

Macy Gray, "Ruby" (Artistry Music) Macy Gray sounds mainly joyful and enthusiastic on "Ruby" and the zest evident across her 10th album, even when the theme is misfortune or heartbreak, is infectious. Her trademark jazzy soul and R&B found...

 2018-09-20 16:01 

NHK

Japanese-American Fukunaga to direct next 007 film...

Japanese-American Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next film in the popular 007 series....

 2018-09-20 16:00 

China Post

Defending champ Dzumhur into St. Petersburg quarterfinals...

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — St. Petersburg Open defending champion Damir Dzumhur reached the quarterfinals by beating Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday. Dzumhur landed 70 percent of his first serves on his way to a win which set up a quarterfinal w...

 2018-09-20 15:59 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong sewage treatment facility leaking waste into waters off Sai Kung after being damaged in Typhoon Mangkhut...

Sewage has been leaking into the sea in "Hong Kong's back garden" of Sai Kung as a treatment facility there was damaged when Typhoon Mangkhut battered the city over the weekend, authorities warned on Thursday.Elsewhere, three sections of mains...

 2018-09-20 15:53 

South China Morning Post

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu sexual assault allegations to be reviewed by prosecutors in Minnesota for possible charges...

Minneapolis police have finished their initial investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Chinese billionaire Richard Liu and have turned the case over to prosecutors for possible charges, prosecutors announced Thursday.Hennepin County Attorne...

 2018-09-20 15:49 

China Post

Nicki Minaj struts into Fendi; Max Mara rewrites classics...

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers were letting go of streetwear and turning back to the basics of elegant design on the second day of Milan Fashion Week.That is not to say there is nothing for trendy youth. Designers are turning to materials like PVC to ...

 2018-09-20 15:48 

China Post

The Latest: Spokeswoman: Shooting was at Rite Aid facility...

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Maryland (all times local):11:35 a.m.A spokeswoman for Rite Aid says a shooting has taken place on the campus of a company distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland.Spokeswoman Susan Henderson told ...

 2018-09-20 15:46 

China Post

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican political action committee has launched a television ad that alleges Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shifted her stance on immigration policy and supported a reprieve for 11 million immigrant...

 2018-09-20 15:45 

China Post

Ties that bind: FIU has plenty of Miami people on its side...

MIAMI (AP) — Among those who will attend the Miami-FIU game this weekend will be the coach who built the last Hurricanes team that won a national championship, the recruiting director for that team, the quarterback from that season and the person in...

 2018-09-20 15:42 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Beijing recruits SenseTime, AI start-up from Hong Kong, to lead tech drive...

A Hong Kong start-up whose face- and image-recognition technology is being used for smart cities, online entertainment and finance has been hand-picked by Beijing to power China's ambition to be a global tech leader.SenseTime, founded by Chinese Unive...

 2018-09-20 15:33 

Ecns.cn

Palace Museum opens first furniture-themed exhibition...

The Palace Museum has for the first time put more than 300 pieces of furniture from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) on display as part of efforts to display more cultural relics to the public....

 2018-09-20 15:33 

Ecns.cn

Palace Museum opens first furniture-themed exhibition...

(ECNS) -- The Palace Museum has for the first time put more than 300 pieces of furniture from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) on display as part of efforts to display more cultural relics to the public....

 2018-09-20 15:30 

Ecns.cn

Tesla says contacted by Justice Department over CEO's privatization tweets...

U.S. electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla said Tuesday it has been contacted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over its Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk's tweets last month about taking Tesla private....

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