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 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes...

Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Humphrey Bogart standing up to the fascist regime in Casablanca and director Ernst Lubitsch mocking it and its dictator in To Be or ...

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: India's restriction of drug exports leaves US worried...

US health regulators are watching for potential drug shortages after India restricted the export of some raw pharmaceutical ingredients, a move that could disrupt the industry's globe-spanning supply chain....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Torrential rain in Brazil kills at least 21 in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro states...

At least 21 people were killed in torrential rain that hit the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, triggering flash floods and destroying homes, authorities said on Tuesday....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Nicaraguan student turns refugee pig farmer...

In northern Costa Rica, a Nicaraguan refugee forced by circumstances to give up his life as a student and graphic designer now spends his days caressing and talking to pigs to keep them calm....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Kim Jong-un's younger sister slams South Korea in first official statement...

In her first known official statement, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday leveled diatribes and insults on South Korea for protesting over her nation's latest live-fire exercises....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: Government bans export of thermometers due to virus...

The government has banned the export of most types of thermometers until the end of this month, the Customs Administration said yesterday....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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LeVert's career-high 51 carries Nets past Celtics...

Caris LeVert on Tuesday delivered the performance of the night after exploding for a career-high 51 points as the Brooklyn Nets downed hosts the Boston Celtics 129-120 in overtime....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Biden seizes momentum with Super Tuesday surge...

A resurgent former US vice president Joe Biden yesterday seized momentum in the race to become the Democratic challenger to US President Donald Trump with a string of Super Tuesday victories, including the key prize Texas, against his main rival, US Senat...

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: Outbreak drags HK business outlook to record low...

Hong Kong's business outlook hit a record low last month, according to data released yesterday, as a novel coronavirus outbreak added to the territory's troubles following months of political turmoil....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: S Korea reports lowest new cases for a week...

South Korea yesterday reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases for a week, as the government proposed a near US$10 billion additional budget to try to address the epidemic's effects....

 2020-03-03 16:08 

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Court finds woman guilty of drowning her nephew...

A New Taipei City woman was yesterday convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison for the drowning death of her 15-year-old learning-disabled nephew, while the High Court reduced the sentences of two people convicted in the 2007 murder o...

 2020-03-03 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: MOTC plans subsidies for travel sector...

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday said that it plans to upgrade the travel industry amid a COVID-19 epidemic by offering professional training subsidies to people working in the sector....

 2020-03-03 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: CECC announces 42nd COVID-19 case...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced the nation's 42nd confirmed case of COVID-19, a woman in her 50s related to a patient who had been in the same hospital ward as an earlier case....

 2020-03-03 16:08 

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Solo's airport shut as volcano erupts again in Indonesia...

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano on Java erupted yesterday morning, sending a 6km column of ash into the air and triggering the closure of the airport in the nearby city of Solo, authorities said....

 2020-03-03 16:08 

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US must commit to Taiwan's defense...

Should Chinese President Xi Jinping () be quaking in his boots at the prospect that US Senator Bernie Sanders might become president? Sanders has stated emphatically that he would "absolutely" use military force if China attacks Taiwan....

 2020-03-03 16:08 

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As coronavirus slams Italy, paralysis and anxiety spread...

At the epicenter of Europe's worst outbreak of coronavirus to date, daily life has taken on an eerie, aimless calm. It is at night that the worry takes over....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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'Inside the Actors Studio' host James Lipton dies...

James Lipton, an actor-turned-academic who became an unlikely celebrity and got hundreds of master actors and Hollywood luminaries to open up about their craft as the long-time host of Inside the Actors Studio, died on Monday at age 93....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Runners shrug off Siberian blizzard in Ice Marathon...

The frozen Siberian lake had been hit by a blizzard and blustery winds, and there was thick snow underfoot, but these were relatively benign conditions for the extreme marathon runners competing there on Sunday....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Half of the world's sandy beaches risk disappearing: study...

Scientists said that half of the world's sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Chicony reports drop in earnings for last quarter...

Chicony Power Technology Co (), which makes a variety of computer peripherals, on Monday reported that earnings for last quarter declined from a quarter earlier due to higher operating expenses, and said that it expected the COVID-19 epidemic to affect it...

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Quarantine has top priority, MAC tells Taiwanese in China...

Quarantined and disadvantaged people are the government's priorities in evacuating people from China, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said yesterday, following reports that Taiwanese stranded in China's Hubei Province plan to sue the government...

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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HK arrests could be a message from China...

On Friday, the anniversary of the 228 Massacre, Next Media Group founder Jimmy Lai () was arrested by the Hong Kong police for taking part in an illegal assembly during the anti-government protests on Aug. 31 last year and for criminal intimidation at an ...

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Taxi service for quarantined travelers starts...

A service for transporting people subject to mandatory home quarantine from the airport to their home is to commence today, the Central Epidemic Command Center said yesterday....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Pinturault takes World Cup lead...

Alexis Pinturault on Monday won a men's World Cup giant slalom for his second win in two days as the French skier returned to the top of the overall standings....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Crowder sparks Miami as Giannis, Bucks downed...

Jae Crowder on Monday scored 18 points off the bench as the Miami Heat locked down Giannis Antetokounmpo to hand the Milwaukee Bucks a 105-89 defeat....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Indonesian space agency eyes celestial success...

Workers snap the miniature rocket's wings into place as Indonesia's little-known space agency readies its latest launch on barren scrubland in East Java....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Pineapple exports to Australia could begin in late May...

Taiwan aims to begin exporting pineapples to Australia by May, the Council of Agriculture said yesterday, after it announced a day earlier that Australia was now allowing such imports....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Outbreak boosts sales of home exercise equipment...

Sales of home exercise equipment have soared as people spend more time at home due to the COVID-19 epidemic, industry sources said on Monday....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Hon Hai trims business outlook...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () yesterday said that it plans to restore its Chinese operations to full production by the end of the month, while it trimmed its business outlook for this quarter....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Netanyahu wins, despite corruption charges...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday emerged victorious after the nation's third election in a year, despite a looming corruption trial, dismaying the Palestinians who were angered by his hardline campaign pledges....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Topco approves reduced payout...

Topco Technologies Corp (), a distributor of silicone products that are mainly manufactured by Japan's Shin-Etsu Chemical Co, yesterday said that its board of directors has approved the distribution of a cash dividend of NT$3.6 per share, as net profi...

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Nanya Technology, CHPT buck virus fears, post growth...

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology Corp () and wafer testing service provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology Co (CHPT, ) yesterday posted single-digit percentage month-on-month revenue growth for last month, indicating that local semiconductor companies ...

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Guyana heads to polls as vast oil boom approaches...

Guyana on Monday voted for a new government in a bruising fight for control of the tiny South American country, whose oil revenues in the next decade could make it one of the wealthiest in the Western Hemisphere....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Lawmaker asks premier to compensate medical workers for travel restriction...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party Legislator Chen Po-wei () yesterday asked Premier Su Tseng-chang () to offer monetary compensation to medical personnel who have to forgo overseas travel due to a travel ban amid a COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Putin's proposals revere God, ban gay marriages...

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted a slew of new proposed amendments to the nation's constitution that include a mention of God and describe marriage as a heterosexual union....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Most doctorate holders satisfied with degree: poll...

More than three-quarters of respondents to a survey released yesterday by the National Applied Research Laboratories said that earning a doctorate is rewarding, but those with doctoral degrees in the natural and life sciences reported lower satisfaction....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Taishin, SinoPac stay cautious amid COVID-19 outbreak...

Taishin Financial Holding Co () and SinoPac Financial Holdings Co () yesterday said that they would remain cautious amid fears caused by the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Australia newswire to close operations...

Australia's only national newswire is to be shuttered after 85 years of operation, with about 180 staff yesterday told that their jobs would end in June....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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US Navy renews education system as advantage slips...

The US Navy is overhauling its approach to education, because the US no longer has a massive economic and technological edge over potential adversaries, a strategy released on Monday showed....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Acting weak is not a viable option...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wu Sz-huai () has described cross-strait relations in terms of "the big should treat the small with kindness, and the small should treat the big with wisdom." The retired general strongly suggested that P...

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Indonesia picks island near Singapore to treat patients...

Indonesia plans to build a hospital to treat COVID-19 patients at Galang, an island in Riau Province close to Singapore, a senior minister said....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Study points to new menopause, baldness remedies...

The identification of a bacterium related to the retroconversion of sex steroids might lead to treatments for hormonal problems such as baldness and menopause, a team of researchers said yesterday....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Hard-hit Chinese airlines offering 'cabbage' prices...

Chinese airlines are offering tickets at what are known colloquially as "cabbage" prices as they start restoring seat capacity following drastic capacity cuts enforced by the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-03 16:07 

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Australia and Malaysia cut rates...

Australia's central bank yesterday cut its interest rates to record lows in what is expected to be the first in a spate of policy stimulus around the world to fight the economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Protection against flu still warranted: CDC...

Although the peak flu season has ended, people should still take protective measures as 12 flu-related deaths were confirmed last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Housing deals increase 6% in first two months...

Housing transactions in the nation's major municipalities rose 6 percent in the first two months of this year, with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak not yet evident due to the time it takes to complete ownership transfer procedures, real-estate br...

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: NPP lawmakers question budget items...

Some items in the Cabinet's NT$60 billion (US$1.99 billion) special budget to bail out sectors affected by COVID-19 are unnecessary, while others need to be better planned, New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Claire Wang () said yesterday....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

Taipei Times

Arteta gamble leads Arsenal to quarters...

Mikel Arteta admitted that he took a risk by making nine changes for Arsenal's 2-0 win over Portsmouth in the FA Cup fifth round, but insisted that he had no choice because some of his stars were still shell-shocked after their UEFA Europa League exit...

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Stressed UN envoy to Libya steps down...

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Monday announced his resignation, as a fragile ceasefire in the North African country continued to crumble....

 2020-03-03 16:06 

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Apple to pay up to U$500 million for iPhone slowdown...

American owners of iPhones could get US$25 from Apple Inc after the company agreed to pay up to US$500 million to settle claims over it intentionally slowing down older models to preserve older batteries....

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