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 2020-09-19 09:49 

China Post

2 dead, 1 missing after storm pounds central Greece...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two people have died and one is reported missing in central Greece region of Thessaly after a storm pounded parts of the country overnight and caused flooding. Authorities identified the two victims as an elderly woman found de...

 2020-09-19 09:35 

Japan Times

Taiwan pledges deeper U.S. ties as Chinese jets harry island...

The Defense Ministry in Taipei said two bombers and 16 fighter jets from China crossed into Taiwan's air defense identification zone....

 2020-09-19 09:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Thailand protest attracts thousands near palace despite rain...

BANGKOK -- With persistent light rain that may get heavier as night approaches, fewer than 10,000 protesters have so far turned up for a pro-democracy...

 2020-09-19 09:27 

NHK

China issues rules on 'unreliable entities' list...

China's Ministry of Commerce has issued rules on its proposed list of...

 2020-09-19 09:20 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

MTR Corporation takes battering from coronavirus, as Hong Kong rail operator reports 40 per cent drop in passenger numbers in August...

Passenger numbers on Hong Kong's metro dropped 40 per cent in August as the third wave of the coronavirus hammered the city's economy, and social-distancing measures kept people at home.Official figures from the city's rail operator, the MTR C...

 2020-09-19 09:08 

The Mainichi

Tokyo high schools work with NPO to boost Japanese skills of students with foreign roots...
 2020-09-19 09:08 

The Mainichi

Japan minister suspends gov't reform hotline after flood of 4,000 emails in under 24 hrs 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 09:08 

The Mainichi

US sends troops, armored vehicles to Syria to counter Russia...
 2020-09-19 09:08 

The Mainichi

Studio Ghibli releases 400 images from 'Spirited Away,' 'Ponyo,' other top titles online 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 09:08 

The Mainichi

Cost of postponed 2020 Olympics can be reduced by 1-2% at most: sources 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 09:05 

Japan Times

Japan's geopolitical balancing act just got harder...

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's unexpected resignation last month for health reasons has raised many questions about the legacy of the country's ......

 2020-09-19 09:03 

Japan Times

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at age 87 from pancreatic cancer...

Washington U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday ......

 2020-09-19 09:00 

Japan Times

Oracle's TikTok deal pours Trump toxin into capitalism...

The idea a country's leader decides which deals get done — and that it's contingent on how friendly the company is with the leader — ......

 2020-09-19 09:00 

RTHK News

12 detainees have all picked their lawyers: John Lee...

The Secretary for Security, John Lee, says 12 Hong Kong people detained in Shenzhen while allegedly attempting to flee to Taiwan have been allowed to appoint lawyers from a list chosen by mainland authorities. Speaking in a televised interview on Saturday...

 2020-09-19 08:52 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong Covid-19 caseload surpasses 5,000 mark after 13 new infections emerge...

Hong Kong hit a grim milestone in its battle against the coronavirus on Saturday as 13 new cases emerged, pushing the total number above 5,000.Three of four local infections were untraced, while nine cases were imported, involving arrivals from Ukraine, A...

 2020-09-19 08:48 

China Post

Moroccans protest Arab nations normalizing ties with Israel...

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators protested outside the Moroccan Parliament to denounce Arab countries agreeing o normalize ties with Israel. Israel o...

 2020-09-19 08:46 

Yonhap News

Defense chief: inter-Korean agreement eases military tensions...

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new defense chief said Saturday inter-Korea......

 2020-09-19 08:39 

Yonhap News

Seoul voices 'deep regret' over Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine...

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea voiced...

 2020-09-19 08:30 

RTHK News

Expert urges regular tests for care home residents...

A government adviser on infectious diseases says health officials should seriously consider regularly testing residents of care homes as well as staff there for Covid-19. David Hui, an infectious disease expert from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, sa...

 2020-09-19 08:28 

Ecns.cn

US Open champion Osaka out of French Open due to injury...

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open, which is to take place from September 27 to October 11, because of a hamstring injury, as the Japanese star tweeted on Friday....

 2020-09-19 08:24 

Ecns.cn

France reports new daily record of 13,215 COVID-19 infections...

A further 13,215 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in France on Friday, making it the highest number of infections recorded in a single day since the coronavirus outbreak, the country's Public Health Agency said....

 2020-09-19 08:18 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: Italian grape harvest plows on through pandemic...

LATINA, Italy (AP) — Change can come slowly to Italy's centuries-old wine industry, but the coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the path from vine to table in a matter of months, beginning with the fall harvest. At the Casale Del Giglio w...

 2020-09-19 08:17 

Japan Times

U.S. bans WeChat and TikTok from app stores, threatening shutdowns...

The two Chinese-owned apps will be barred from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. from Sunday....

 2020-09-19 08:09 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) S. Korea reports 110 new virus cases as untraceable cases hit record high...

(ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead; ADDS more details about cluster infections in paras 9-11, o......

 2020-09-19 08:06 

NHK

China rebukes US ban of TikTok, WeChat downloads...

The Chinese government has strongly criticized the US move to ban downloads and updates of the Chinese-owned mobile applications TikTok and WeChat....

 2020-09-19 08:00 

Japan Times

How COVID-19 has altered the conversation about money...

Before the coronavirus, Tara Beier and her husband, Dennis, rarely discussed money. They kept separate bank accounts and divided their household responsibilities. Her husband, 42, ......

 2020-09-19 07:48 

China Post

AP Week in Pictures, Global...

SEPT. 12 18, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from around the world. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. Follow AP visual journalism: Instag...

 2020-09-19 07:48 

China Post

Lightning's Cooper vs. Stars' Bowness is NHL coaching first...

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two nights after the Dallas Stars advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, their coaching staff was seated at a table for dinner in the NHL bubble right next to their counterparts from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lightning coach Jon ...

 2020-09-19 07:48 

China Post

Even without hostile NY crowds, this US Open is tough enough...

It's rare when fans wind up rooting for the golf course, even one as majestic as Winged Foot, but suddenly that's a viable option. Maybe because the two players atop the leaderboard heading into Round 3 at the U.S. Open are not exactly — how...

 2020-09-19 07:45 

South China Morning Post

Thai protests: fears of violence as students gather in Bangkok near royal grounds...

Thousands of Thai student protesters gathered in the rain at a Bangkok university on Saturday afternoon, as a movement seeking political and royal reforms sharpens its aim at the entire pyramid of Thai power with calls for democracy and equality.A heavy p...

 2020-09-19 07:30 

South China Morning Post

China-US relations: Beijing vows to retaliate for Washington's ban on TikTok, WeChat...

China says it resolutely opposes the United States' ban on the Chinese-owned mobile apps Tiktok and WeChat and has vowed to take countermeasures.America's actions had severely disturbed the companies' normal operations, hurt the confidence of ...

 2020-09-19 07:27 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong customs officers and police seize HK$2.5 million in smuggled goods during nighttime operation, but suspects escape in speedboat...

Hong Kong law enforcement officers seized smuggled goods worth HK$2.5 million in an operation late on Friday, but the suspects escaped in a speedboat headed towards mainland China.According to officials, members of the Customs and Excise Department, and M...

 2020-09-19 07:23 

Central News Agency

Top-ranked Taiwan-Czech tennis duo through to semifinals in Rome - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Hsieh Su-wei () of Taiwan and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic advanced Friday to the women's doubles semifinals at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia tennis tournament in Rome, scoring their second straight win....

 2020-09-19 07:15 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) S. Korea reports 110 new virus cases as rise in local infections persists...

(ATTN: ADDS paras 6, 9 and 12 with more info) SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea&a......

 2020-09-19 07:15 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus latest: India's cases surge, Japan relaxes rules on crowd sizes...

Global deaths from the coronavirus neared 950,000 on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, after cases surpassed 30 million a day before.India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in th...

 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Spectators to attend European Tour event in Scotland...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Time for new Japan PM Suga to show diplomatic colors, build int'l trust...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Tokyo marks 218 new virus infections on Sept. 19 in 2nd straight day over 200 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Japan eases virus rule to allow more people at sports, movie venues 2020/9/19...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

China announces regulations for 'unreliable entity' list...
 2020-09-19 07:08 

The Mainichi

Doctor credits wider testing, set treatments for Japan's lower '2nd wave' COVID-19 deaths...
 2020-09-19 07:05 

RTHK News

Customs seizes watches, phones, baby formula on boat...

Law enforcement authorities say they have seized suspected smuggled goods worth HK$2.5 million from a speedboat off northwestern Hong Kong. The haul includes watches, mobile phones, electronics goods, medicines and powdered formula.Customs officers and Ma...

 2020-09-19 07:02 

Yonhap News

S. Korea reports suspected case of coronavirus reinfection...

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korean heath authorities are studying a possible case of......

 2020-09-19 07:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

No visitors, no buzz: Hong Kong's food truck operators see the end of the road amid Covid-19 pandemic...

Hong Kong's experiment with food trucks is dying. Four years after they burst on the scene, with a competition to select vendors on wheels, they are now rolling off into the sunset."The operators are losing millions of dollars this year alone,"...

 2020-09-19 06:52 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows:...

 2020-09-19 06:31 

NHK

Tokyo confirms 218 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 218 new cases of coronavirus infection as of 3 p.m. on Saturday....

 2020-09-19 06:22 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Hyundai Motor plant worker tests positive for coronavirus...

(ATTN: ADDS new info in paras 4-5) SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- A worker at a Hyundai Mot......

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