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 2020-02-17 12:11 

China Post

2 killed, dozens injured in highway pileup in South Korea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two people were killed and 38 were injured Monday in a highway pileup in snowy weather in southwestern South Korea, officials said. The Jeonbuk Provincial Police Agency said the pileup involved about 30 vehicles, including ...

 2020-02-17 12:11 

China Post

2020 | Blooming season kicks off in Taipei...

10 2142238620| The Tulip show runs from Feb. 14-23, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., featuring over 100,000, 20 types of tulips blooming at the Shilin Residence in Taipei....

 2020-02-17 12:11 

China Post

| How to keep your eyeglasses from fogging up...

Bedford HospitalSheraz Shafi MalikHEFTShahbaz Shafi Malik Ann R Coll Surg Engl. In an article published on Ann R Coll Surg Engl., two doctors Sheraz Shafi Malik and Shahbaz Shafi Malik, from Bedford Hospital and HEFT respectively, wrote that soapy water c...

 2020-02-17 12:08 

China Post

Body of Pakistani reporter found hours after he went missing...

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a slain Pakistani journalist was found dumped in a canal just hours after he went missing while on his way to work, police said Monday. His family said he was brutally killed but that they have no idea who was be...

 2020-02-17 12:07 

China Post

Macao casinos allowed to reopen after anti-virus closure...

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese territory of Macao will allow casinos to reopen Friday after a 15-day closure imposed to help block the spread of China's virus outbreak. The territory's finance secretary, Lei Wai Nong, announced the decision Mond...

 2020-02-17 12:07 

China Post

Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London...

LONDON (AP) — Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show "Love Island," has died at age 40, her family said Saturday. "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of Febru...

 2020-02-17 12:07 

China Post

Climate change protest brings flares to London Fashion week...

LONDON (AP) — Climate change activists stole the show Saturday on the opening day of London Fashion Week, stopping traffic with a street protest as they demanded the cancellation of the British capital's five-day style extravaganza. Dozens of pr...

 2020-02-17 12:06 

China Post

Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102...

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a ...

 2020-02-17 12:05 

China Post

'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea...

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie "Parasite," including the award for Best Picture. T...

 2020-02-17 12:05 

China Post

'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump...

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned "Sonic the Hedgehog" showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while "Parasite" saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years f...

 2020-02-17 12:04 

China Post

Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short...

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage. John reached out to his fans on Instagram on Sunday, apol...

 2020-02-17 12:03 

China Post

Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death...

LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the former British TV host for the controversial reality show "Love Island," said Sunday that his "heart is broken" at her death as criticism mounted over her treatment by some British m...

 2020-02-17 12:02 

China Post

Glamour, glitz at London Fashion Week despite stormy weather...

LONDON (AP) — Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show must go on. Storm Dennis didn't stop models, celebrities and fashion insiders from donning their finest to attend Lon...

 2020-02-17 11:21 

Central News Agency

Conoravirus hurting China job prospects: job bank - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) The spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in China has had a heavy impact on prospects in the Chinese employment market and has seriously eroded the willingness of Taiwanese people to consider taking up employment there, a job bank has foun...

 2020-02-17 11:21 

China Post

| Enjoy cherry blossoms in railway tour of Alishan forest...

Blooming cherry blossoms are one of the first signs of spring. Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office is organizing themed train tours in March, taking visitors to explore secret spots full of cherry blossoms in the park. During the tour, you...

 2020-02-17 11:16 

China Post

| Taiwan pop singer announces marriage on Valentine's Day...

14 Bii, a Taiwanese singer and songwriter, announced that he had tied the knot in a Facebook post on Friday evening. 8Jessie1 The singer's wife is not a celebrity, according to Bii's agent who told NOWnews that the couple has dated for less than a...

 2020-02-17 11:10 

China Post

TMT listings up after STAR Market launch...

Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) companies recorded a significant increase in the number of listings in the second half of last year with the launch of the STAR Market boosting IPO activities, PwC said in its latest report. There were 74 Chi...

 2020-02-17 11:10 

China Post

2020 | Bitan fountain show kicks off in New Taipei city...

202014 Bitan fountain show kicked off on Friday, celebrating lovebirds living in New Taipei on Valentine's Day. 2144126:008:30 The water show will continue until April 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every half hour. 4320 Highlights of the show include a 20-m...

 2020-02-17 11:01 

China Post

Nepal's former parliament speaker acquitted of rape charges...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A court in Nepal acquitted on Monday the former speaker of parliament on charges he raped a government worker at her home while he was intoxicated last year. Krishna Bahadur Mahara, a senior Communist Party leader, has been i...

 2020-02-17 11:00 

China Post

Automakers in China gradually reopen after virus shutdown...

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus controls as they try to reverse a sales slump in their biggest market. Local officials have orders from the ruling Communist Party to get businesses functioning...

 2020-02-17 10:55 

China Post

99 454 Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship...

99454 Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday. The ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and cr...

 2020-02-17 10:40 

Formosa News

The foreign ministers of the PRC and Vatican meet for the first time...
 2020-02-17 10:40 

Formosa News

Taiwan has first death from the coronavirus, victim contracted virus locally...
 2020-02-17 10:23 

China Post

No community transmission in Taiwan yet: CECC...

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — The Central Epidemic Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) reassured the public on Monday that Taiwan has not yet reached the point of community transmission. The first novel coronavirus death reported a day before stoked fe...

 2020-02-17 10:01 

China Post

Syria military hails advance against rebels in 'record time'...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's military announced on Monday that its troops have regained control of territories in northwestern Syria "in record time," vowing to continue to chase armed groups "wherever they are." The announceme...

 2020-02-17 10:00 

China Post

Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday . The ministry has been carrying out tests on pas...

 2020-02-17 10:00 

China Post

Gregg, former Man United player and Munich hero, dies at 87...

LONDON (AP) — Harry Gregg, ae former Manchester United goalkeepercalled thea "hero of Munich" for rescuing two teammates as well as a baby and her pregnant mother from the burning fuselage in the 1958 air disaster that killed 23 people, has ...

 2020-02-17 09:36 

Central News Agency

Number of furloughed workers down slightly in last month - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) The number of employees in Taiwan taking unpaid leave has dropped slightly over the past month, according to the latest figures released Monday by the Ministry of Labor (MOL)....

 2020-02-17 09:15 

Central News Agency

Over 70% of Taiwan-China flights canceled over coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) Over 70 percent of flights across the Taiwan Strait and on the Taiwan-Macau and Taiwan-Hong Kong routes have been canceled over the past week, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA)....

 2020-02-17 09:03 

Central News Agency

No community-level transmission of coronavirus in Taiwan: VP - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) There is no community-level transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan, despite the nation reporting its first death from the virus Sunday, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (), an epidemiologist by profession, said Monda...

 2020-02-17 09:00 

China Post

Trading quarantines, Americans from cruise land in US...

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — One of two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at a California air force base early Monday, starting the clock on a quarantine period to ensure passengers don't have the new viru...

 2020-02-17 08:36 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese firm teams up with U.S. to develop coronavirus vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) Taiwan-based Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) announced Monday that it has teamed up with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 coronavirus....

 2020-02-17 08:30 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end lower amid rising virus scare - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan fell nearly half a percent Monday amid escalating fears over the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after Taiwan reported the first death caused by the virus on Sunday, dealers said....

 2020-02-17 08:25 

Central News Agency

South Taiwan citizens put on coronavirus alert after cruise ship visit - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Feb. 17 (CNA) Taiwan officials on Monday cautioned residents and people who had visited Kaohsiung and Tainan on Feb. 4 to monitor their heath closely, in the wake of one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus virus (COVID-19) among the tourist...

 2020-02-17 08:18 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining 0.005 to close at NT$30.056....

 2020-02-17 07:20 

China Post

Expert warns COVID-19 could infect as many as 7,000 in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — A public health expert warned on Monday that the novel coronavirus tally could reach 7,000 if Taiwan's epidemic prevention measures remain the same. Speaking at a press conference, Chen Hsiu-hsi (), vice dean of Nat...

 2020-02-17 07:04 

China Post

A's Liam Hendriks helps fire victims back home in Australia...

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A world away, Liam Hendriks had to do something to help everyone affected by the ravaging fires back home in Australia. The Oakland Athletics reliever campaigned on social media to do his part for the cause, no matter he grew up o...

 2020-02-17 07:02 

China Post

Afghan refugees tell UN: 'We need peace, land to go home'...

KEBABYAN CAMP, Pakistan (AP) — Hukam Khan isn't sure how old he is, but his beard is long and white, and when he came to Pakistan 40 years ago fleeing an earlier war in Afghanistan, his children were small, stuffed onto the backs of donkeys and ...

 2020-02-17 07:00 

China Post

Asian markets mixed: Japan skids; China helped by rate cut...

BANGKOK (AP) — Markets were mixed in Asia on Monday, with Japan's benchmark slipping 0.7% after the government reported the economy contracted 6.3% in annual terms in the last quarter. China's shares got a boost after the central bank steppe...

 2020-02-17 06:55 

China Post

Protecting tortoises in Cambodia...

Protecting tortoises in Cambodia The China Post...

 2020-02-17 06:54 

China Post

'Problematic' internet use grows among teens in Germany...

Teenagers in Germany are spending too much time online playing games or using social media and this is causing health problems, found the Federal office for Health Education (BZgA) in a report published on Thursday. On average, 12-17 year-olds in Germany ...

 2020-02-17 06:52 

China Post

Germany's picturesque half-timbered towns...

Germany's picturesque half-timbered towns The China Post...

 2020-02-17 06:51 

China Post

'Parasite' thrusts Korean film industry onto international center stage...

When Parasite director Bong Joon-ho accepted the Oscar for best picture at Sunday's 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, he instantly shone a new spotlight on South Korea's internationally overlooked cinema. Those who know the country's film in...

 2020-02-17 06:50 

China Post

Greta Thunberg to star in own TV series...

Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg is to get her own TV series exploring issues surrounding climate change. Thunberg started the #FridaysforFutures school strike environmental movement and has been credited with helping to push climate change to t...

 2020-02-17 06:48 

China Post

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil: Living in the shadows of violence and development...

Maria Marcia Elpidia de Melo hasn't seen her son Elmiro for more than six months. The community leader, from an agrarian settlement in Brazil's Amazonian state of Para, has been an outspoken critic against land-grabbing in the area. Last year, her...

 2020-02-17 06:47 

China Post

Closed, canceled, downsized: Coronavirus hits Chinese culture...

The coronavirus epidemic has continued to spread, and China's culture and tourism industries have not been spared. While the central state of Hubei and its capital city, Wuhan, have been hardest hit, the entire country remains on edge, and its cultura...

 2020-02-17 06:46 

China Post

Leftist folk musicians go on trial in Turkey on 'trumped up' terror charges...

Since the 1980s, the left-wing band Grup Yorum have accumulated a large fan base with their folk-rock music and political lyrics. At the same time, they've attracted the ire of the authorities and police. Several albums have been banned or censored an...

 2020-02-17 06:45 

China Post

Doing Your Bit: Composting for Dakar's city dwellers...

Doing Your Bit: Composting for Dakar's city dwellers The China Post...

 2020-02-17 06:01 

China Post

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea...

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce an...

 2020-02-17 06:01 

China Post

One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There's less agreement about whether — a...

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