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 2021-09-19 10:31 

China Post

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest res...

 2021-09-19 09:41 

South China Morning Post

Independent Pierre Chan decides against seeking another term as Hong Kong lawmaker...

Hong Kong lawmaker Dr Pierre Chan, the sole remaining independent voice in the legislature, has revealed he will not seek another term.Chan, 45, a gastroenterology specialist at a public hospital, said on Sunday he would continue to treat patients after t...

 2021-09-19 09:36 

South China Morning Post

China plans tax crackdown on richest entertainers, including online influencers...

China is set to conduct regular tax investigations into top entertainers including online influencers, promising serious punishment for offenders amid a deepening crackdown on the entertainment industry and lucrative culture of fandom.High-income celebrit...

 2021-09-19 09:07 

NHK

Regional vaccine divide deepening...

Gaps are widening between rich and developing nations over the pace of coronavirus vaccine rollouts....

 2021-09-19 09:00 

South China Morning Post

China defends sweeping tech crackdown in meeting with Wall Street chiefs...

China's top regulators defended their market-roiling crackdown on various industries in a meeting with Wall Street executives, while reassuring them the stricter rules are not aimed at stifling technology companies or the private sector.China Securiti...

 2021-09-19 08:45 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus Hong Kong: sacked Cathay workers say reasons to avoid vaccines ignored, experts urge more staff awareness; city confirms 3 new imported cases...

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific made waves this month for firing a cancer survivor, a breastfeeding mother and an employee with a heart problem, among those it sacked for failing to get vaccinated against Covid-19.In the ensuing debate on labour rights a...

 2021-09-19 08:45 

South China Morning Post

Hunger and debt: hit by Covid-19, farmers in the Philippines hope their children follow a different path...

Nueva Vizcaya, a landlocked province in the Philippines with a population of about 460,900, is home to some of the biggest vegetable producers in the country.An agricultural region eight hours' drive from the nation's capital and known as "the...

 2021-09-19 08:40 

The Mainichi

'A big gray elephant': Paris' Arc de Triomphe is wrapped up...
 2021-09-19 08:40 

The Mainichi

Kyoto bookstore takes stand against discrimination following YouTuber backlash...
 2021-09-19 08:40 

The Mainichi

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle...
 2021-09-19 08:39 

RTHK News

CTU members to vote on motion to disband...

The Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) said on Sunday that its members would discuss and vote on a motion to disband on October 3. Leaders of CTU said they had received messages that if they continued to run the group, their personal safety might be at r...

 2021-09-19 08:36 

Central News Agency

Belgian priest awarded Plum Blossom Card for major contributions - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) A Belgian priest has been awarded a Plum Blossom Card for his dedicated service and contributions in the northern Taiwan county of Hsinchu over the last 26 years, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said in a statement Sunday....

 2021-09-19 08:31 

China Post

Australia says France knew of 'grave' submarine concerns...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France would have known Australia had "deep and grave concerns" that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's ca...

 2021-09-19 08:31 

Nikkei Asian Review

China challenge awaits as Canada heads for Monday election...

OTTAWA -- As Canada goes to the polls for what is expected to be a tight federal election on Monday, the winner will face a festering dispute with Chi...

 2021-09-19 08:31 

China Post

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country's new Taliban rulers. Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be repla...

 2021-09-19 08:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

Amid high security, small pro-Trump crowd rallies at U.S. Capitol | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

WASHINGTON--Police and media vastly outnumbered protesters around the U.S. Capitol on Saturday at a sparsely attended rally by supporters of the people who breached the building on Jan. 6, trying to overturn former President Donald Trump's election de...

 2021-09-19 08:13 

NHK

Tokyo confirms 565 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 565 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, down 502 from a week ago....

 2021-09-19 08:06 

NHK

Cup Noodle marks 50th anniversary...

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle....

 2021-09-19 08:05 

NHK

Japan's elderly population hits record high...

A Japanese government survey shows the number of people aged 65 or older, and their ratio to the overall population, are both at record highs. The survey was conducted ahead of the Respect for the Aged Day national holiday on Monday....

 2021-09-19 08:04 

Japan Times

The scientist and the AI-assisted, remote-control killing machine...

Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran's top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives ......

 2021-09-19 08:00 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's largest opposition trade union confirms disbandment, expects to fold by early October...

Hong Kong's biggest opposition trade union has confirmed it is in the process to disband and expects to dissolve early next month over concerns for "members' personal safety".The Confederation of Trade Unions' announcement on Sunday ca...

 2021-09-19 08:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

SEOUL--Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign of its intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say....

 2021-09-19 07:55 

The Asahi Shimbun

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

KABUL--Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the "propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice...

 2021-09-19 07:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

French minister decries ‘duplicity’ in U.S.-Australia sub deal | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

PARIS--France's foreign minister on Saturday denounced what he called the "duplicity, disdain and lies" surrounding the sudden rupture of France's lucrative contract to make submarines for Australia in favor of a U.S. deal and declared tha...

 2021-09-19 07:42 

Japan Times

Candidates to lead Japan say fiscal reconstruction target may have to be postponed...

All four contenders in the LDP's presidential election said the government's goal may have to be delayed to prioritize resuscitating an economy ravaged by the ......

 2021-09-19 07:42 

Central News Agency

One new domestic COVID-19 case recorded in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Taiwan recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday -- one transmitted domestically and 11 contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-09-19 07:41 

Japan Times

Living with Alzheimer's: China's health time bomb...

Approximately 10 million people have been diagnosed with the degenerative — and incurable — brain disorder in China, which accounts for approximately a quarter of ......

 2021-09-19 07:41 

Central News Agency

Exhibit opens to mark 40th anniversary of Taiwan's Sinology center - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The National Central Library (NCL) opened a special exhibition on Saturday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) and display the center's work....

 2021-09-19 07:40 

South China Morning Post

Myanmar anti-coup group bombs military convoy near Yangon, leaving at least 2 dead...

Myanmar anti-junta dissidents have carried out a bomb attack on security forces near Yangon, with several killed in an ensuing firefight, the military and media said.The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since the military toppled Aung San Suu Ky...

 2021-09-19 07:37 

Japan Times

LDP contender Sanae Takaichi says she'd accept U.S. intermediate-range missiles...

The former internal affairs minister and China hawk was the party's sole presidential candidate to back the idea, calling such a move "absolutely necessary."...

 2021-09-19 07:36 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's military has an Achilles' heel: Low troop morale...

TOKYO -- The Chinese Communist Party has unintentionally revealed weaknesses of the country's military.One indication came with the building of facili...

 2021-09-19 07:31 

China Post

Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees...

PARIS (AP) — One slept on the streets of Paris, the other in a massive makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans do...

 2021-09-19 07:27 

RTHK News

Man arrested over bakery stabbings...

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly stabbing three workers at a bakery in Cheung Sha Wan on Sunday morning.The attack took place at around 7 am at the Hoi Lai Shopping Centre. A 60-year-old woman, surnamed Lam, was cut on the forehead; an...

 2021-09-19 07:21 

Japan Times

Malaysia's Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction...

Najib, who served as premier for nine years until 2018, was found guilty of corruption last year and sentenced to 12 years in prison in ......

 2021-09-19 07:17 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong police find HK$3 million worth of meth concealed in industrial equipment in Yuen Long...

Police have seized about HK$3 million (US$385,000) worth of suspected methamphetamine hidden inside a piece of industrial machinery, arresting a 65-year-old man in connection with the discovery.In the course of an investigation, officers from the narcotic...

 2021-09-19 07:16 

Japan Times

Australia had 'deep and grave concerns' over French subs, prime minister says...

Australia's defense chief said the country may consider leasing or buying existing submarines from the U.S. or Britain, since the new fleet is not expected ......

 2021-09-19 07:05 

Taiwan News

France accuses US, Australia of 'duplicity' over submarine deal collapse...

France accuses US, Australia of 'duplicity' over submarine deal collapse | 2021-09-19 03:05:00...

 2021-09-19 06:52 

RTHK News

Hong Kong reports three new imported covid cases...

Health officials on Sunday reported three new imported Covid-19 cases. One of them was a 38-year-old man who arrived from the Philippines. He earlier received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine in Hong Kong and tested positive for antibodies in July. The t...

 2021-09-19 06:46 

China Post

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian town of Aarschot has a vaccination rate of 94% of all adults, but Mayor Gwendolyn Rutten worries her town is too close for comfort to the capital of Brussels, where the rate stands at 63%. But there's not much she can...

 2021-09-19 06:39 

The Mainichi

2 Japan PM hopefuls seek introducing nuke fusion, small modular reactors 2021/9/19...
 2021-09-19 06:39 

The Mainichi

Sugar art playing a sweet symphony for the eyes and the palate in Japan's Nara Pref. 2021/9/19...
 2021-09-19 06:39 

The Mainichi

MLB: Yu Darvish fans 9 in strong start, but Padres fall to Cards...
 2021-09-19 06:31 

China Post

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle...

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The bodies of Indonesia's most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further in...

 2021-09-19 06:27 

NHK

Meiji-era railway ruins shown to public...

The ruins of Japan's first railway line construction project have been shown to the public. People who applied for an on-site briefing in advance gathered for the event at the heart of Tokyo on Sunday....

 2021-09-19 06:27 

Central News Agency

Taiwan extends Level 2 COVID-19 alert to Oct. 4 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The current Level 2 COVID-19 alert has been extended for another two weeks to Oct. 4, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday....

 2021-09-19 06:23 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Moon heads to New York for U.N. speech during Chuseok holiday in Korea...

(ATTN: UPDATES lead para with departure; CHANGES headline)By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, Sept. 1......

 2021-09-19 06:00 

South China Morning Post

Plastic trash piling up: Hong Kong green groups want quarantine hotels to stop using throwaway food containers, cutlery...

When Hongkonger Sean Barry checked out of his quarantine hotel last month, he took with him nearly 300 pieces of plastic collected from his 21-day stay."I did get some weird looks as I was leaving, but I said it was for recycling," he said, recall...

 2021-09-19 05:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

Fake chips slipping into supply chain, industry insiders warn...

TOKYO -- Electronics makers grappling with an unprecedented global chip crunch are increasingly turning to unconventional supply channels to meet thei...

 2021-09-19 05:43 

Japan Times

Home COVID-19 care surged as Japan's hospitals filled up, but treatment options were limited...

Providing at-home treatment for coronavirus patients presents an entirely different dilemma for the nation's already exhausted medical personnel....

 2021-09-19 05:43 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, one death - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Taiwan reported 12 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, all but one of whom contracted the disease overseas, and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

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