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 2021-02-25 22:30 

China Post

Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's COVID-19 death toll, which surpassed 250,000 on Thursday, is the world's second-highest for the same reason its second wave has yet to fade: Prevention was never made a priority, experts say. Since the pandemic...

 2021-02-25 22:30 

China Post

Libya's new PM delays naming Cabinet as deadline looms...

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly-elected prime minister failed to name members of a much-anticipated Cabinet ahead of an expected deadline Thursday, raising questions over whether his transitional government can unite Libya's factions. Prime Minis...

 2021-02-25 22:30 

China Post

Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data...

Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data. The lawsuit filed by Ohio asks a federal judge in ...

 2021-02-25 22:30 

China Post

Florida hopes to get handle on turnovers as postseason nears...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's increased speed has come with increased sloppiness. The Gators are on pace to finish with the program's worst assist-to-turnover ratio in more than two decades, an unintended consequence of playing fast and...

 2021-02-25 22:29 

China Post

Indictment: militia leader pointed rifle at police in Ky....

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The leader of a pro-gun group that has staged armed protests has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly pointing a rifle at law enforcement while in Kentucky for a demonstration. John F. Johnson, who goes by "Grand...

 2021-02-25 22:29 

China Post

Woof, woof: Rebel Wilson goes to the dogs in reality show...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rebel Wilson is going to the dogs. And it's not the first time. The Australian actress comes from a family with a long history of handling and grooming dogs and will return to her roots as host of ABC's "Pooch Perfect,...

 2021-02-25 22:29 

China Post

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 ...

 2021-02-25 22:29 

China Post

Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't providing sufficient protection from the coronavirus would qualify for jobless aid under a directive the Labor Departm...

 2021-02-25 22:19 

Ecns.cn

What does China's poverty reduction victory mean to the world?...

Ending absolute poverty in the world's most populous country is nothing less than a history-making moment....

 2021-02-25 22:03 

Ecns.cn

Foreign students in Fujian make lanterns to greet China's Lantern Festival...

Foreign students in Fujian make lanterns to greet China's Lantern Festival...

 2021-02-25 22:02 

NHK

US to review supply chains for chips, other items...

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to review the country's supply chains for semiconductors and other key items such as rare earths. He said the US shouldn't have to rely on a foreign country that doesn't share its values -- ...

 2021-02-25 22:00 

South China Morning Post

Hunt for Covid-19 origins: questions surface over China's testing of suspect animals...

In the hunt for the source of the Covid-19 disease, the World Health Organization confirmed China identified supply chains for animals sold in Wuhan, where the first known outbreak occurred, a move based on the view the virus may have first infected trade...

 2021-02-25 21:57 

Ecns.cn

Giant pandas frolic at Sichuan's conservation base...

Giant pandas frolic at Sichuan's conservation base...

 2021-02-25 21:46 

Ecns.cn

Shop busy making sweet dumplings ahead of upcoming Chinese lantern festival...

The shop is busy making sweet dumplings ahead of the upcoming Chinese lantern festival. The quantity of the sweet dumplings been sold here has reached 70,000 daily....

 2021-02-25 21:44 

Ecns.cn

What color is spring?...

What color is spring?...

 2021-02-25 21:41 

Ecns.cn

Monorail train runs past blooming flowers at Chongqing metro line 2...

A monorail train runs past blooming flowers at Fotuguan section of Chongqing metro line 2 in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Feb. 23, 2021....

 2021-02-25 21:30 

China Post

After COVID opt-out, Zimmerman 'nowhere close' to retirement...

Back with the Washington Nationals after sitting out last season because of COVID-19 concerns, Ryan Zimmerman said Thursday the time away made him realize he is nowhere close to being ready to retire at age 36. "I missed the game a lot," Zimmerman...

 2021-02-25 21:30 

China Post

Weapons, cellphones seized after deadly Ecuador prison riots...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador on Thursday announced that law enforcement officers responding to the country's deadliest prison riots have seized firearms, cellphones, handmade weapons and other banned objects. The seizures happened W...

 2021-02-25 21:30 

China Post

Take note: At 26-6, Utah Jazz are the NBA's best team....

Looking at individual stats reveals nothing about the Utah Jazz. They have one player among those with the 50 highest scoring averages so far this season. They have only one player among the top 50 per game in rebounding. They don't have anyone with a...

 2021-02-25 21:30 

China Post

Four separate leagues? Divisional styles develop around NHL...

Barry Trotz tuned his television to the game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers to do a little scouting, flipping around to others outside the East Division just to check some scores and move on. "I really haven't focused in on t...

 2021-02-25 21:29 

China Post

US shifts state grant focus to extremism, cyberthreats...

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants on the fight against domestic extremism and improved cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security s...

 2021-02-25 21:29 

China Post

'Reply All' podcast paused amid charges of toxic behavior...

The popular "Reply All" podcast has been put on hiatus and is canceling two remaining episodes of a series that explored allegations of structural racism and a problematic work culture at food magazine Bon Appetit. The reason? Former employees at ...

 2021-02-25 21:29 

China Post

Defense head Austin weighs warship needs in Pacific, Mideast...

ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told sailors on the USS Nimitz Thursday that he hopes to avoid long ship deployments like the more than 10 months they just spent at sea. But as he made his first aircraft carrier visit as ...

 2021-02-25 21:29 

China Post

Lincoln Center to emerge from pandemic with outdoor shows...

NEW YORK (AP) — Lincoln Center intends to emerge from the novel coronavirus pandemic by creating 10 outdoor stages for performances and rehearsals in New York City starting April 7. Venues announced Thursday as part of the Restart Stages initiative ...

 2021-02-25 21:29 

China Post

Colts trying to find continuity after making deal for Wentz...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's already been a busy offseason for Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich. He's said goodbye to longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo and starting quarterback Philip Rivers; welcomed Rivers' replacement in Carson We...

 2021-02-25 21:25 

Yonhap News

U.S. court orders N. Korea to pay US$2.3 bln over 1968 capture of USS Pueblo...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) -- A federal district court has ordered North Korea to pay ov......

 2021-02-25 21:21 

Ecns.cn

'Hi, Mom' continues domination of China box office chart...

Domestic comedy "Hi, Mom" continued to lead daily box office chart on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, raking in over 97 million yuan (about 15 million U.S. dollars)....

 2021-02-25 21:21 

RTHK News

US stocks battered as treasury yields rise...

Wall Street stocks were sharply lower following an ugly session Thursday as US Treasury yields hit a new 52-week high amid investor fear of rising inf......

 2021-02-25 21:20 

Ecns.cn

China logs 256 mln domestic tourist trips during Spring Festival holiday...

A total of 256 million domestic tourist trips were made during China's weeklong Spring Festival holiday ending on Feb. 17, up 15.7 percent year on year, said the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Thursday....

 2021-02-25 21:20 

The Mainichi

Armenian PM slams 'coup attempt' as political tensions rise...
 2021-02-25 21:20 

The Mainichi

Ukraine records 50% spike in coronavirus cases...
 2021-02-25 21:20 

The Mainichi

Haiku in English: Feb. 26, 2021...
 2021-02-25 21:18 

Nikkei Asian Review

China guides its self-driving startups into the fast lane...

HONG KONG/ PALO ALTO, U.S. -- When AutoX said in December that it had become the first Chinese company to test fully self-driving vehicles on open roa...

 2021-02-25 21:15 

China Post

Chief who knelt with protesters retires in new NYPD shake-up...

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police commander who kneeled with protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd, but was also an architect of the department's forceful response to the demonstrations, said Thursday that he is retiring after ne...

 2021-02-25 21:14 

Ecns.cn

China-donated vaccines to arrive in Philippines on Sunday: embassy...

The 600,000 doses of Sinovac-made vaccine CoronaVac donated by China will arrive in the Philippines on Sunday, the Chinese embassy said on Thursday....

 2021-02-25 21:14 

South China Morning Post

Donald Trump supporters want to 'blow up' US Capitol during Joe Biden speech, police chief warns...

Donald Trump supporters who launched a deadly assault on the US Capitol last month have indicated they want to "blow up" the building and kill members of Congress, the acting chief of the Capitol Police said on Thursday.Threats suggest extremists ...

 2021-02-25 21:06 

Japan Times

JAL to slash hiring of new graduates by 90% in 2022 amid pandemic...

ANA is also likely to hire only 200 new graduates in fiscal 2022, after usually taking on around 3,000 each year....

 2021-02-25 20:56 

Japan Times

Japan's comic market expands to record high on 'Demon Slayer' popularity...

The all-time high since comparable data became available in 1978 was set also as more people spent time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-02-25 20:48 

South China Morning Post

US Supreme Court asked to ban race in Harvard admissions...

Opponents of policies used by universities to increase their numbers of black and Hispanic students asked the US Supreme Court on Thursday to prohibit Harvard University's consideration of race in undergraduate admissions in a case that could end such...

 2021-02-25 20:30 

China Post

No. 5 South Carolina wins 13th straight over Ole Miss, 68-43...

COLUMBIA, S.,C. (AP) — Zia Cooke scored 17 points and No. 5 South Carolina won its 13th game in a row against Mississippi, a 68-43 victory on Thursday. The Gamecocks (19-3, 14-1 Southeastern Conference) remained on track for a second consecutive SEC...

 2021-02-25 20:30 

China Post

Ties with Saudis at stake as US releases findings on killing...

The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia's crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up of a U.S.-based journalist, but as important is what comes next — what the Biden administration ...

 2021-02-25 20:30 

China Post

Qatar to pour $60 million into new Israel-Gaza gas pipeline...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar pledged $60 million on Thursday to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza Strip, the Qatari government said, a project that aims to ease the energy crisis that long has afflic...

 2021-02-25 20:29 

China Post

Game on, again: GameStop surges and no one truly knows why...

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's GameStop saga can't stop. At the very least, it won't stop. After weeks of going dormant, shares of GameStop have suddenly shot higher again, jumping 75% in the last hour of trading Wednesday and another 60%...

 2021-02-25 20:29 

China Post

Gay GOP lawmaker urges defeat of anti-trans athlete bill...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls' sports would likely result in vulnerable students being marginalized while also harming Tennessee's ability to recruit athletes and businesses, the ...

 2021-02-25 20:29 

China Post

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by decades of bomb-making and nuclear research at one of the nation's premier labs as concerns mount ...

 2021-02-25 20:29 

China Post

Noem promises to release more documents in AG's fatal crash...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on the state's attorney general to resign as she promised to release more documents on his fatal crash and enlisted a senior cabinet member to join the chorus ca...

 2021-02-25 20:29 

China Post

NCAA reveals COVID-19 contingency plans for hoops tourneys...

Turns out the top four teams left out of March Madness won't have their bubbles burst quite yet. Under a contingency plan released Thursday by the Division I basketball committees, those four at-large teams that don't make the original field in th...

 2021-02-25 20:29 

China Post

Pirates RF Polanco hoping bumpy road smooths out in 2021...

Gregory Polanco doesn't linger over his long-term future. There's too much to focus on in the present, namely kick-starting a career that's been stuck in neutral for more than two years. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder is only too aware t...

 2021-02-25 20:24 

Japan Times

Japan can shoot at foreign government vessels attempting to land on Senkakus, LDP official says...

Government officials had said earlier Japan's coast guard is only allowed to fire weapons directly at foreign vessels in cases of self-defense and emergency escape....

 2021-02-25 20:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

ByteDance agrees to $92m privacy settlement with US TikTok users...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- ByteDance has agreed to a $92 million class-action settlement to settle data privacy claims from some U.S. TikTok us...

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