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 2020-01-27 15:18 

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UN report: Chilling details of Libya migrant center strike...

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations revealed on Monday chilling new details about an airstrike that smashed into a migrant detention center in Libya, killing at least 50 people. The July attack, which ranked among the deadliest assaults on civilians sin...

 2020-01-27 15:00 

China Post

World stocks skid on growing virus fears; Dow drops 500...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock tumbled at the open on Wall Street following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan as investors grow more concerned about the potential economic impact of an outbreak of a deadly coronavirus. Chinese authorities reported 2,...

 2020-01-27 15:00 

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Greece plans 15-year bond issue to improve debt outlook...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it plans to issue a 15-year bond, tapping international markets for financing after the country's sovereign credit rating was upgraded. The Public Debt Management Agency, in a statement on Monday named five bank...

 2020-01-27 13:15 

China Post

Australian Open Glance: A Djokovic-Raonic QF showdown...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY: Milos Raonic's perfect record at Melbourne Park this year — four straight-sets victories, including a third-round win over No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas &mda...

 2020-01-27 13:15 

China Post

Status of FA Cup dealt further blow as Klopp stands firm...

Fans young and old poured onto the field, holding aloft replica FA Cups made of foil and yellow-and-blue scarves, headed to embrace their players. Right then, as gleeful supporters of third-tier team Shrewsbury filled the playing surface of the Montgomery...

 2020-01-27 13:15 

China Post

China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhere...

China has confirmed more than 2,700 cases of a new virus, with 80 deaths. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the illness first surfaced last month. More than 40 cases have been confirmed in other places with virtually all of them involving ...

 2020-01-27 12:12 

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Bryant hailed as 'true Olympic champion' by IOC president...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Kobe Bryant was as "an outstanding and true Olympic champion," IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The basketball great, who was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, helped the United State...

 2020-01-27 12:12 

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'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky international business deals. Lawyers for Rui Pinto,...

 2020-01-27 11:11 

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In Italy, Bryant to be mourned for a week's worth of....

ROME (AP) — In the country where he grew up, Kobe Bryant will be mourned for an entire week. The Italian basketball federation said Monday it has ordered a minute's silence to be observed for all games "in every category for the entire week....

 2020-01-27 11:11 

China Post

List of Grammy Award winners...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners so far in top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards. Record of the year: "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish Album of the year: "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" Billie Eilish Best new artist:...

 2020-01-27 11:10 

China Post

Court gets recognition, without addressing Australian crowd...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Margaret Court was present but didn't address the crowd at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of her calendar-year Grand Slam in 1970, a tricky event for Australian Open organizers trying to balance recognition o...

 2020-01-27 11:10 

China Post

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions...

Tourism from China was already weakening even before a new virus forced much of the country into a standstill. With tens of millions of Chinese ordered to stay put and many others opting to avoid travel as the new coronavirus spreads, tourism around the g...

 2020-01-27 11:10 

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Grammys honor Nipsey Hussle with a soaring performance...

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and a host of musicians paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards, filling the vast stage with a soaring performance of his music. The tribute kicked off with Mill performing a new song call...

 2020-01-27 11:10 

China Post

10 Things to Know for Today...

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. REMEMBERING KOBE BRYANT NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others died after their helicopter went down in Southern Californ...

 2020-01-27 11:10 

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Music mainstays and newcomers speak out on Grammy inclusion...

NEW YORK (AP) — Drama over fairness and inclusion at the Grammy Awards carried over to music's big night Sunday as newcomers and mainstays in the industry supported Sean "Diddy" Combs and his powerful speech putting the Recording Academy...

 2020-01-27 11:10 

China Post

Report: Mongolia closes border with China amid virus fears...

BEIJING (AP) — Mongolia's official news agency says the country's Cabinet on Monday closed border crossings with China and suspended university classes to prevent the spread of a new viral disease. There are no confirmed cases in Mongolia of...

 2020-01-27 11:02 

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Eilish, who gives voice to troubled youth, tops the Grammys...

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world. The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday. Not...

 2020-01-27 11:02 

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Weinstein jury to hear from accuser alleging forced oral sex...

NEW YORK (AP) — By her own account, Mimi Haleyi once rebuffed one of Harvey Weinstein's relentless advances by telling him, "I hear you have a terrible reputation with women." Haleyi says she didn't know just how terrible the then-re...

 2020-01-27 11:01 

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Slovenia's PM steps down, urges EU nation to hold early vote...

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister announced his resignation on Monday and has urged the country to hold an early general election. Prime Minister Marjan Sarec says he's resigning due to the crumbling support for his minori...

 2020-01-27 11:01 

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Turkish rescuers drill into rubble to seek quake victims...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish emergency teams drilled through the rubble Monday, searching for the last two missing quake victims believed trapped beneath a collapsed building after eastern Turkey was slammed by a powerful tremor. The magnitude 6.8 ...

 2020-01-27 11:01 

China Post

2020 Watch: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 7 Days to general election: 281 ___ THE NARRATIVE After almost one year of primary drama, the I...

 2020-01-27 10:09 

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Italy's regional voters thwart hopes of right-wing forces...

ROME (AP) — Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini's hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power. Nearly complete results Monday of Sunday's election...

 2020-01-27 10:08 

China Post

Aging Iran airliner crash-lands on highway, injuring only 2...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a major highway next to an airport Monday, the latest crash in the Islamic Republic as U.S. sanctions bar it from parts or new airc...

 2020-01-27 10:08 

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Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1...

BAGHDAD (AP) — A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday. The two staff members, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief t...

 2020-01-27 10:08 

China Post

Taiwanese contribute to virus containment efforts...

Taiwan entrepreneurs and companies in Shanghai are making donations to support Hubei Province in containing an ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Chang Chien-chen, director of the Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises in Shanghai, has initiated a fundra...

 2020-01-27 09:48 

Central News Agency

Kobe Bryant an inspiration to Taiwan basketball: President Tsai - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was an inspiration to Taiwanese basketball players and expressed her condolences over his passing in a helicopter crash in the United States on Sunday....

 2020-01-27 09:13 

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Taiwan records fifth case of new coronavirus infection - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Another Taiwanese woman who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan has been diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the fifth such confirmed case in Taiwan, according to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Mon...

 2020-01-27 09:08 

China Post

Survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation...

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. I...

 2020-01-27 09:08 

China Post

Original icon font vows to entice foreigners to visit Taiwan...

Holoko and Rob, a Japanese designer and a British programmer, recently joined hands to design a hundred Taiwan-themed icons font in hopes of introducing local tourism attractions and attracting more tourists to Taiwan....

 2020-01-27 09:08 

China Post

Pakistan arrests human rights leader who criticized army...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces on Monday arrested the leader of a human rights group that has accused the military of committing widespread abuses in its war on terror, Manzoor Pashteen was detained along with six others in a pr...

 2020-01-27 09:08 

China Post

Players pay respects to Kobe Bryant at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios wore a Lakers No. 8 jersey to honor Kobe Bryant ahead of a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. The 15-year-old Coco Gauff had Bryant's numbers 8 and 24, along with the inscript...

 2020-01-27 09:08 

China Post

Heavy security in Beirut as parliament convenes on budget...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces scuffled Monday with protesters near the parliament building in downtown Beirut, where lawmakers are scheduled to begin a two-day discussion and later approval of the state budget amid a crippling financial cri...

 2020-01-27 08:08 

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Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter...

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus. A look at...

 2020-01-27 08:08 

China Post

Little Nas X, Alicia Keys added key moments at the Grammys...

What was already a chaotic week leading up to the Grammys suddenly took a somber turn with the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was beloved in Los Angeles and especially in the Staples Center, where the awards show took place Sunday. The telecast turned...

 2020-01-27 08:07 

China Post

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons...

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abus...

 2020-01-27 07:08 

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8 ways you can help the environment in 2020...
 2020-01-27 07:08 

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Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed ...

 2020-01-27 07:08 

China Post

Scared of getting attached — Why we run away from relationships...

"I want to run away again," says Lena. It's not the first time I've heard that sentence from her. On the contrary. Ever since we became friends, her relationships have always followed the same pattern: the extreme rush of being in love, fo...

 2020-01-27 07:08 

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2020: The future is now! It's time for new utopias!...

In the past, the year 2020 was a symbol for the distant future for many people. Some imagined it brighter, others darker. But now, we're here. The future is now. Are we prepared for this future? The daily news doesn't indicate we are. Climate chan...

 2020-01-27 07:08 

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India plans sale of debt-laden national carrier Air India...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Monday it plans to sell its entire stake in the national carrier Air India to shore up falling revenues and privatize the airline, after an initial attempt last year failed to attract a single bidder. The government issue...

 2020-01-27 07:08 

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Wadden Sea: A bird's paradise...

Have you ever heard of a bar-tailed godwit? Or an avocet? They are among the millions of birds that flock to the Wadden Sea as they migrate around the world to such far flung places as southern and west Africa. With its mudflats and salt marshes, this UNE...

 2020-01-27 07:08 

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Bryant's helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers...

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers. The ...

 2020-01-27 07:07 

China Post

Explainer: What are Germany's farmers so angry about?...

Farmers brought out hundreds of tractors to block the streets of Berlin and several other cities in northern Germany this weekend, the culmination of months of protests to coincide with the start of International Green Week — a major agriculture and...

 2020-01-27 07:07 

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Spectrum: You just gotta want it?...
 2020-01-27 06:43 

China Post

Planned Tesla Gigafactory in Germany drives wedge between locals...

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would build the carmaker's fourth Gigafactory near the community of Grnheide just outside of Berlin. The place has just under 8,000 inhabitants, and with its sprawling forests and numerous lakes and ...

 2020-01-27 06:20 

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Taiwan reports 5th case of new coronavirus infection - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center on Monday confirmed the fifth case of infection from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which involved a Taiwanese woman who recently returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where sh...

 2020-01-27 06:08 

China Post

In appreciation: Kobe Bryant, a life defined by hard work...

It was April 14, 2016. It was the first full day of Kobe Bryant's new chapter as a retired NBA player. All he had done the night before was score a mind-boggling 60 points in his farewell game, not getting out of Staples Center until around midnight. ...

 2020-01-27 06:08 

China Post

Democrats demand Bolton testify as impeachment trial resumes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stakes over witness testimony at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are rising now that a draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defense argument. Bolton writes i...

 2020-01-27 06:08 

China Post

Elizabeth Warren seeks spark in final sprint to Iowa...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is fighting to regain momentum in the turbulent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination amid lingering questions about her authenticity and electability. Warren was considered a leader in the crowded...

 2020-01-27 06:08 

China Post

Bryant death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians...

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport. However, his death Sunday in a helicopter accident comes at an awkward time between the country and th...

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