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 2021-01-17 16:44 

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Death toll from violence in Sudan's West Darfur rises to 83...

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan's West Darfur province climbed to at least 83, including women and children, a doctor's union and aid worker said, as sporadic violence continued Sunday.Th...

 2021-01-17 16:14 

China Post

Decision on Belarus hockey worlds near amid sponsor pressure...

DSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation will make a decision in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship from Belarus as pressure increases from sponsors over a crackdown on opposition groups in the country...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Thousands gather in Kaohsiung for King Boat burning ...

Nearly 10,000 people yesterday gathered at a beach in Kaohsiung's Cieding District () to watch the burning of a "King Boat" in a local religious ritual to protect the community and its fishers. The ritual was organized by the local Wanfu Templ...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Walter Lohman On Taiwan: Headed in the right direction on Taiwan ...

The US last week took action to remove most of the diplomatic red tape around US-Taiwan relations. While there have been adjustments in State Department "Guidelines on Relations with Taiwan" and other guidance before, no administration has ever so...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Gandhi’s killer venerated as Hindu nationalism surges ...

On Sunday last week, in a nondescript building in the Indian city of Gwalior, 322km south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron hats and scarves, a color evoking Hindu nationalism, and many held strands of flowers as devotional...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Acer still the fifth-largest PC brand, shipments up 23% ...

Acer Inc () remained the world's fifth-largest PC brand last year, with shipments increasing 23 percent from a year earlier, International Data Corp (IDC) data showed.The global PC market received a significant boost from the booming stay-at-home econ...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Leach takes five wickets as nervous England near win ...

Left-arm spinner Jack Leach yesterday took five wickets as England edged toward victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle, but they made a nervous start to their pursuit of a modest target of 74 and closed day four on 38 for three.Jonny Bairstow (...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Intel crucial to TSMC’s bottom line ...

Intel Corp's earnings conference call on Thursday is expected to clarify the US semiconductor giant's outsourcing production plans, which would be crucial regarding Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co's (TSMC, ) performance, analysts said.&#...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Small agencies join tourism market ...

More than 100 new travel agencies entered the domestic tourism market last year in view of potential business opportunities in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday.The pandemic has severely disrupted the travel industry worldw...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Hiking emergencies in Shei-Pa National Park increase ...

The number of emergencies in mountainous terrain that require search-and-rescue operations this year increased at the Shei-Pa National Park in Miaoli County, the park headquarters said, attributing the trend to a surge in domestic tourism during the COVID...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: The social value of social housing ...

The Taipei Department of Urban Development last week informed prospective tenants of the Minglun Social Housing project that they could move into their new homes in March. The recently built project is an 11-story complex with two basement floors on an 8,...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Three books about Austronesian culture make Chinese debut ...

The Council of Indigenous Peoples and the Ministry of Culture yesterday released three new Chinese-language translations of books on Austronesian culture in the hopes of "shortening the distance" between Taiwan and its neighbors in Oceania and Sou...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Non-storefront sales might hit NT$320 billion ...

Thanks to a hike in demand as people avoided going out amid the COVID-19 outbreak, non-storefront retailers' sales for last year would likely surpass NT$320 billion (US$11.24 billion), the Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Friday.Ministry data show...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Indonesian rescuers hunt for earthquake survivors ...

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island has jumped to 60, authorities said yesterday, with thousands left homeless as rescuers raced to find anyone still alive under mountains of rubble.Hospitals were overrun with hund...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Tsai’s visit to base part of ‘cult of personality’: KMT ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Saturday accused the government of promoting a "cult of personality" after soldiers were last week seen celebrating President Tsai Ing-wen () with song and dance during an inspection in Tainan.On Friday, Tsai...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Durant hails Harden’s Nets debut ...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant described new teammate James Harden as "incredible" after the guard recorded a triple-double on his debut for the team in their 122-115 NBA victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.Harden on Thursday join...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Lawmakers urge removal of ROC map in legislature ...

Lawmakers yesterday called for the removal or replacement of a map in the Legislative Yuan which places the capital of the Republic of China (ROC) in Nanjing, and portrays Mongolia as part of its territory.Replacing the map with one that accurately reflec...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Declassified US strategy document stirs debate ...

The "US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific" last week sparked debate among analysts after US President Donald Trump declassified the document 20 years ahead of schedule.Trump on Tuesday last week released the document that had governed US st...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Rodgers-led Packers, Bills advance in NFL playoffs ...

Aaron Rodgers on Saturday threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as the Green Bay Packers moved to within one win of the Super Bowl with a 32-18 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.Rodgers set up an NFC Championship game against either Tom Brady...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Paraplegic man scales skyscraper in a wheelchair ...

Lai Chi-wai () became the first person in Hong Kong to climb more than 250m of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair, as he pulled himself up for more than 10 hours on Saturday to raise money for spinal cord patients.The 37-year-old climber, whose...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taiwan representative meets with US diplomat ...

Taiwan's representative to Switzerland on Thursday met with his US counterpart, the latest Taiwanese diplomat to meet a US official after Washington ended its restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan on Jan. 9.The meeting was revealed on Friday w...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Pompeo secures close Taiwan ties ...

Like a thunderbolt out of the blue, with only 11 days remaining of US President Donald Trump's term, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday last week announced that the US Department of State had, effective immediately, lifted all "self-imp...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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CSBC union commemorates submarine with kaoliang ...

The CSBC Corp, Taiwan workers' union has commissioned a ceramics factory to produce commemorative submarine-shaped bottles of kaoliang for retiring workers, the factory said on Thursday.Kinmen's Hong Bo Ceramics Factory said it was honored to prod...

 2021-01-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Unlikely duo revive India’s chances ...

A pair of unlikely third-day batting heroes yesterday gave India a fighting chance of securing the draw they need in the fourth Test against Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, playing his second Test, put ...

 2021-01-17 15:44 

China Post

Portraits of US voters, assessing this moment in history...

After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump's presidency -- after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval -- it is left to American voters to tally it all up.Where they are. ...

 2021-01-17 15:44 

China Post

Insider Q&A: Mark Weinstein, MeWe's anti-Facebook CEO...

BOSTON (AP) — Some users have fled Facebook and Twitter after the platforms booted President Donald Trump and some of his confederates for inciting unrest and spreading false claims about election fraud. Some migrated to far-right friendly sites lik...

 2021-01-17 15:14 

China Post

The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):9:05 a.m.Actor-playwright Lin-Manue...

 2021-01-17 15:14 

China Post

'Little old West Virginia' sets pace on vaccine rollout...

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) — Griffith & Feil Drug has been in business since 1892, a family-owned, small-town pharmacy. This isn't their first pandemic.More than a century after helping West Virginians confront the Spanish flu in 1918, the drugstore in ...

 2021-01-17 14:45 

China Post

Deceptions in the time of the 'alternative facts' president...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth caught up with Donald Trump after years of giving chase.The twice-impeached president painted a fantasy world in office, starring himself. In this world, he did things bigger, better, more boldly than all who came before him ...

 2021-01-17 14:45 

China Post

Tens of thousands evacuated amid Indonesia floods...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and more than a dozen have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia's Borneo island, officials said Sunday.National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Radi...

 2021-01-17 14:14 

China Post

Biden intends quick executive actions to propel his agenda...

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden plans to roll back some of President Donald Trump's most controversial policies and take steps to address the coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff says.The opening salv...

 2021-01-17 14:14 

China Post

Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspring...

Some beetles go to great — and disgusting — lengths for their children. They scout for a dead mouse or bird, dig a hole and bury it, pluck its fur or feathers, roll its flesh into a ball and cover it in goop — all to feed their future of...

 2021-01-17 14:14 

China Post

Amid COVID-19 surge, South Africa delays reopening schools...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Faced with a rapid resurgence of COVID-19 overwhelming the country's hospitals and driven by a more infectious variant of the virus, South Africa has delayed reopening its schools.The variant is having far-reaching consequenc...

 2021-01-17 14:14 

China Post

Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon finalized a deal with Pfizer on Sunday for 2.1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine amid surge in infections that has overwhelmed the country's health care system. The doses are to arrive in Lebanon starting early Febru...

 2021-01-17 13:44 

China Post

Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was ...

 2021-01-17 13:44 

China Post

Gen. Milley key to military continuity as Biden takes office...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In taking charge of a Pentagon battered by leadership churn, the Biden administration will look to one holdover as a source of military continuity: Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.President-elect Joe Biden w...

 2021-01-17 13:14 

China Post

UK seeks to give 1st COVID shot to all adults by....

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation's health service battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Sunday that the gove...

 2021-01-17 13:13 

China Post

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo...

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.Hawass told reporters at the Saqqara necropolis that archaeologists...

 2021-01-17 13:07 

Central News Agency

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 2021-01-17 13:04 

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Chinese military plane enters Taiwan's ADIZ for 7th straight day - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) A Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday, the seventh consecutive day there has been such an incursion, according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND)....

 2021-01-17 12:46 

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CPC to invest NT$82 billion in new naphtha cracker project - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) State-owned oil supplier CPC Corp., Taiwan has bought a piece of land in Kaohsiung on which it plans to build a new naphtha cracker to replace its No. 4 cracker at a cost of NT$82.3 billion (US$2.94 billion), a company spokesman said...

 2021-01-17 12:43 

China Post

Report: Images show latest 'attack' on Ethiopia refugee camp...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest "intentional attack" by fighters.The...

 2021-01-17 12:43 

China Post

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures...

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government is extending the country's lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as officials worry about the possible impact of new coronavirus variants.Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said S...

 2021-01-17 12:43 

China Post

Uganda's opposition rejects Museveni's reelection as 'fraud'...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A day after Uganda's longtime leader was declared winner of the country's presidential election, the opposition party dismissed the results as "fraud" and called for the release of their leader, Bobi Wine, who ...

 2021-01-17 12:30 

Central News Agency

Li You-ru wins best actress at 25th Asian Television Awards - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan's Li You-ru () has bagged the best actress award at the 25th Asian Television Awards for a role in the popular three-part drama...

 2021-01-17 12:22 

Central News Agency

China revisions to defense law push Beijing closer to war: scholar - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Beijing's recent amendments to its National Defense Law indicate that China has shifted its defense strategy to a more pre-emptive posture, making it more likely that it wages war, according to an expert with a government-funded ...

 2021-01-17 11:54 

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Taiwanese clinch men's doubles title, Tai falls at Thailand Open - Focus Taiwan...

Bangkok, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan's top-ranked men's badminton doubles team overcame the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medal winners to take the title at the Yonex Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday....

 2021-01-17 11:42 

China Post

Cambodian opposition figure blocked from planned return home...

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An effort by a self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to lead a return to her homeland on Sunday has failed after an airline refused to carry her.The thwarted plan to return repr...

 2021-01-17 11:15 

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Another contact of COVID-19-infected doctor tests positive - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan reported a new domestically transmitted case of COVID-19 on Sunday involving a doctor who works in the same hospital as three other medical workers confirmed to have the disease over the past week, according to the Central Epi...

 2021-01-17 10:42 

China Post

Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany...

BERLIN (AP) — Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plans to fly home to Russia on Sunday after recovering in Germany from his poisoning in August with a nerve agent.Navalny announced Wednesday that he would return, despite Russian authorities' ...

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