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 2019-11-20 08:01 

China Post

Patients have 'less pain' when doctors believe in treatment...

Subtle facial cues can indicate to medical patients whether their doctor believes in a treatment process, and influence how effective the treatment is, a new study shows. This is according to research carried out by Dartmouth College and published in the ...

 2019-11-20 08:01 

China Post

The Rennsteig trail in Thuringia...

The Rennsteig trail in Thuringia The China Post...

 2019-11-20 08:01 

China Post

Australia's koalas threatened by deforestation and bushfires...

Watching animals suffer after a wildfire is one of the hardest parts of Cheyne Flanagan's job at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on Australia's southeast coast. "It's such a sad sound, hearing the cry of a burned koala," Flanagan, the cl...

 2019-11-20 08:00 

China Post

Carmelo Anthony takes a new outlook to his new team...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had accepted the possibility that his NBA career might be over. That seems to have liberated him to come back on his own terms when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. "I came to a point where I was will...

 2019-11-20 08:00 

China Post

Greta Thunberg inspires soon-to-be parents...

The 16-year-old Swedish girl has already accomplished a lot in her young life, with her commitment to fighting climate change garnering her a lot of recognition. For many people, Greta Thunberg is a heroine — and for expectant parents, apparently al...

 2019-11-20 08:00 

China Post

US baseball's prospects struggle to reach Olympics...

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olymp...

 2019-11-20 08:00 

China Post

Stamkos focused on team success, not personal milestones...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active ...

 2019-11-20 08:00 

South China Morning Post

Singapore convicts nightclub owners of labour trafficking after 'harrowing' abuse...

Singapore warned on Tuesday that it would take "strong" action against labour trafficking after an Indian couple was found guilty of exploiting migrant women, the first such conviction in the affluent city state.Priyanka Bhattacharya Rajesh, 31, a...

 2019-11-20 07:55 

NHK

FTC to examine Yahoo Japan, Line merger...

Japan's anti-monopoly watchdog says it will examine the planned merger of major IT firms, Yahoo Japan and messaging app Line....

 2019-11-20 07:53 

NHK

Pope touches down in Thailand...

Shepherd One, the nickname of the Vatican-chartered commercial flight carrying Pope Francis, touched down in Bangkok on Wednesday....

 2019-11-20 07:53 

South China Morning Post

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Technicians guilty of faking test results for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge costing taxpayer HK$58 million...

Twelve technicians at a Hong Kong government contractor have been found guilty of faking test reports for a mega bridge that connects the city to Macau and mainland China.Wednesday's ruling at the District Court meant all 19 laboratory workers from Ja...

 2019-11-20 07:53 

South China Morning Post

Taiwan schoolgirl released on bail after leaving Hong Kong Polytechnic campus stand-off...

A Taiwanese high school student in Hong Kong was released on police bail on Wednesday following her arrest after she spent hours trapped at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the site of a violent stand-off between anti-government protesters and police.The...

 2019-11-20 07:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: Hong Kong poll an acid test for depth of desire for democracy:The Asahi Shimbun...

Author Hiromi Hoshino, who lived in Hong Kong for some years, summed up the city's personality as fo...

 2019-11-20 07:46 

South China Morning Post

In smog-choked New Delhi, enterprising oxygen bar soothes residents' lungs for a price...

With New Delhi engulfed in toxic smog, a new establishment offering people a breath of fresh air is proving popular in the Indian capital.Over the past fortnight, the city has seen a public health crisis, with authorities twice declaring a pollution emerg...

 2019-11-20 07:46 

China Post

Alaska: Climate change threatens indigenous traditions...

Teresa Hunter lives in Chuathbaluk, a Yup'ik village in the southwest of Alaska. The name means "The Great Blueberry." Chuathbulak is a tiny village of less than 100 people that exists off the road system. The only way to get there is by boat ...

 2019-11-20 07:46 

China Post

Berlin: 9 reasons why the German capital city isn't very German at all...

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichs and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic from saunas to asparagus or the ins and outs of ...

 2019-11-20 07:46 

China Post

Grace Kelly: 5 years in Hollywood, forever a star...

Grace Kelly: 5 years in Hollywood, forever a star The China Post...

 2019-11-20 07:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the pope:The Asahi Shimbun...

NAGASAKI--It's fitting that Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, t...

 2019-11-20 07:43 

The Mainichi

Japan, foreign forces discuss disaster countermeasures for Olympics...
 2019-11-20 07:43 

The Mainichi

Tokyo stocks fall amid renewed concern over US-China tensions...
 2019-11-20 07:43 

The Mainichi

3 arrested over attempt to extort Japan table tennis player for reportedly kissing teen 2019/11/20...
 2019-11-20 07:41 

Central News Agency

2020 Elections: PFP taps Terry Gou aides as lawmakers-at-large...

Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) The People First Party (PFP), a small opposition party in Taiwan, on Wednesday announced its legislator-at-large nominees for the 2020 elections, which included two of billionaire Terry Gou's () top aides....

 2019-11-20 07:40 

South China Morning Post

Chinese pharmaceutical firm accused of using fake doctors, misleading claims to drive OxyContin sales...

OxyContin is a dying business in the United States. Purdue Pharma, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, is collapsing under an avalanche of lawsuits that accuse the company of using false claims to push its blockbuster painkiller in the US, profiting ...

 2019-11-20 07:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Rohingya in Malaysia warn against fleeing from Bangladesh:The Asahi Shimbun...

PENANG, Malaysia--Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Ma...

 2019-11-20 07:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: Having Abe at helm has done more harm than good to Japan:The Asahi Shimbun...

There is now no doubt that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be remembered as Japan's longest-serving h...

 2019-11-20 07:31 

China Post

Will 'Prime Editing' make genetic scissors more precise?...

The Prime Editing Method (PE), developed by researchers at the Broad Institute in Cambridge/USA, is based on the well-known CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors. PE is capable of exchanging, inserting or deleting individual building blocks of the genome (DNA) or ...

 2019-11-20 07:31 

China Post

Writers in prison, killed or harassed: PEN International's case list...

"Each letter day, I get so many letters from PEN members that I am engulfed by very beautiful feelings," wrote Zehra Dogan from the Diyarbakir Prison in Turkey. "I suppose in places such as these where everything is banned the strength of a si...

 2019-11-20 07:31 

China Post

Fashion designer Wolfgang Joop turns 75...

Fashion designer Wolfgang Joop turns 75 The China Post...

 2019-11-20 07:30 

China Post

The 77 Percent — The future of African film...

The 77 Percent — The future of African film The China Post...

 2019-11-20 07:22 

China Post

Government issues guidelines on employment regulations...

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) issued a set of guidelines Tuesday aimed at clarifying whether workers should be deemed employees or contractors. The guidelines are not legally binding but are designed to help businesses, workers and gove...

 2019-11-20 07:16 

China Post

In the Balkans, locals fight to save their wild flowing rivers from hydropower...

The River Bukovica in northern Montenegro is so clean you can plunge a cup into its icy cold water and drink. It's not just the heart of the surrounding communities, it's also home to the unique endemic brown trout species, and the Bukovica flower...

 2019-11-20 07:16 

China Post

Curtain up! 10 reasons to visit Salzburg...

Curtain up! 10 reasons to visit Salzburg The China Post...

 2019-11-20 07:16 

Ecns.cn

Around 1,100 arrested during university standoff in past day: Hong Kong police...

The Hong Kong police said on Tuesday that they have arrested around 1,100 people in and around the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in the past day....

 2019-11-20 07:16 

China Post

Polio: Two out of three strains 'eradicated'...

The type three wild polio virus has been eradicated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday as it celebrated the development as a "historic achievement for humanity" on World Polio Day. The Global Commission for the Certification of Pol...

 2019-11-20 07:16 

Nikkei Asian Review

Abe needs to live up to his status as longest-serving prime minister...

Shinzo Abe has become Japan's longest-serving prime minister in the constitutional era. As corporate earnings and the labor market have improved, he h...

 2019-11-20 07:15 

China Post

Hong Kong protests: Dozens hold out inside a besieged university campus...

A few dozen anti-government demonstrators remain barricaded inside Hong Kong's besieged Polytechnic University campus for a fourth straight day as the standoff between protesters and police continued on Wednesday. Protesters at the campus said around ...

 2019-11-20 07:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

U.S. breaks off defense cost talks, Seoul at $5 billion demand:The Asahi Shimbun...

SEOUL--The United States broke off talks with South Korea on increasing Seoul's contribution to the...

 2019-11-20 07:12 

Yonhap News

Seoul stocks drop 1.3 pct over fresh worries about U.S.-China trade deal...

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks dropped more than 1 percent on Wednesday am......

 2019-11-20 07:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

A year after arrest, Ghosn seeks trial date, access to evidence:The Asahi Shimbun...

A year after his arrest, Nissan ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn remains stuck in Tokyo under stringent bail...

 2019-11-20 07:05 

China Post

Germany's Maas on Ukraine: 'People need a cease-fire'...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas held preparatory talks in Kyiv on Tuesday ahead of highly-anticipated negotiations in Paris on the Ukrainian conflict. "We have to end this arbitrary line that divides people — it has already been a reality for...

 2019-11-20 07:05 

China Post

PG&E begins new mass power shutoff over fire danger...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was set to begin shutting off power Wednesday to some 375,000 people in 18 Northern and central California counties as the region faces extreme fire weather that's lasted since October. A virtually...

 2019-11-20 07:05 

China Post

Arts.21 Man on the moon Art and orchestration...
 2019-11-20 07:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan considers issuing 50-year bonds to support yields:The Asahi Shimbun...

Japanese policymakers are considering issuing a 50-year government bond as a long-term way to put a...

 2019-11-20 07:02 

China Post

Apple sleuths hunt Northwest for varieties believed extinct...

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold. It has been there for more than a century, and there is no hint that the tree or...

 2019-11-20 07:02 

China Post

US Navy carrier transits Strait of Hormuz after deployment...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran has transited the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since its deployment. The U.S. Navy says t...

 2019-11-20 07:02 

China Post

Israel faces likely third election amid Bibi-Gantz standoff...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel faces the increasing likelihood of a third election after another fruitless meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz. Neither Netanyahu nor Gantz have the required majority to bui...

 2019-11-20 07:01 

China Post

LeBron sets triple-double mark, Lakers hold off OKC 112-107...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against every team in the league, and Anthony Davis scored 34 points during the Los Angeles Lakers' fifth straight victory, 112-107 over the Oklahom...

 2019-11-20 07:01 

China Post

Fleury's big saves in 450th win lead Vegas past Leafs, 4-2...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves for his 450th win, including a diving stop late in the game, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night. Fleury is three wins behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik ...

 2019-11-20 07:01 

China Post

The EU declares war on e-waste...

Technician Christopher Olk concentrates hard as he removes the broken drive from a DVD player and pushes it back in again. "If it's the mechanics or the electronics, I can fix it," explains the 26-year-old, who is working on his PhD in battery...

 2019-11-20 07:01 

China Post

'You should be gassed': What it meant to be punk in East Germany...

It all started in the early 1980s. Small groups of punks formed in East Berlin, in Leipzig and later across East Germany — and their numbers grew fast. They were not welcome in regular pubs or clubs so they met in basements, backyards and churches. ...

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