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 2020-01-28 01:41 

Ecns.cn

China stresses environment improvement amid efforts to contain pneumonia outbreak...

Chinese health authorities have stressed extensive efforts to carry out patriotic health campaigns and improve the environment amid the country's efforts to contain the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)....

 2020-01-28 01:32 

Ecns.cn

Xi: Rely on people to win battle against epidemic...

China must rely on the people to win the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic, President Xi Jinping said Monday....

 2020-01-28 01:31 

China Post

Grandson's pitch coaxes Redford out of retirement, briefly...

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Midway through the film festival he founded more than four decades ago, Robert Redford hopped out of a car and hollered to his grandson. The 28-year-old Dylan Redford was later that evening to premiere at Sundance a film he co...

 2020-01-28 01:31 

China Post

Spurs F Aldridge sidelined by thumb injury...

CHICAGO (AP) — San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge missed the Spurs' game at Chicago on Monday night because of a sprained right thumb. The 34-year-old Aldridge had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 34 1/2 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss t...

 2020-01-28 01:31 

China Post

State Dept. apparently bars NPR reporter from Pompeo plane...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department Correspondents' Association says the State Department has denied a National Public Radio reporter a seat aboard Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plane for an upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia. Th...

 2020-01-28 01:31 

China Post

Chinese premier announces slew of measures to fight virus outbreak...

HONG KONG (The China Daily/ANN) — Premier Li Keqiang presided over the meeting of the leading group of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on coping with the novel coronavirus, a pneumonia-causing virus, in Beijing. Li is head of the grou...

 2020-01-28 01:31 

China Post

Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol. Bolton's claims in a forthcoming book — that Trump told him he ...

 2020-01-28 01:28 

South China Morning Post

China coronavirus death toll climbs to 106 as confirmed cases surpass 4,000...

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 106 and nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, Chinese authorities said on Tuesday morning.The total number of confirmed cases has climbed to more than 4,174 nationwide. The majority o...

 2020-01-28 01:15 

RTHK News

Death toll from Wuhan virus rises to at least 106...

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 106 while nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, authorities said on Tuesday. T......

 2020-01-28 01:14 

NHK

Coronavirus death toll up to 100 in China...

The death toll from the new coronavirus in China has reached 106 after authorities in Hubei Province announced 24 more fatalities....

 2020-01-28 01:14 

Yonhap News

Samsung Engineering wins US$1.85 bln order from Saudi Arabia...

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Engineering Co., South Korea's largest industrial ......

 2020-01-28 01:09 

Yonhap News

N.K. paper reports on Pyongyang's emergency steps against Wuhan coronavirus...

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has stepped up quarantine efforts to prevent the sp......

 2020-01-28 01:08 

Yonhap News

Wholesale, retail sectors see growth hit 5-yr low in 2019...

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- The growth of South Korea's wholesale and retail industrie......

 2020-01-28 01:04 

RTHK News

Tokyo stocks open lower on virus fears...

Tokyo stocks opened lower Tuesday for the second straight day on fears over the widening coronavirus outbreak in China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index......

 2020-01-28 01:00 

South China Morning Post

Debunking the myths around China's deadly coronavirus outbreak...

China's health authorities are racing against the clock to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has spread worldwide since breaking out in the central city of Wuhan more than a month ago. At the same time, officials are battling a torrent of rumours ...

 2020-01-28 01:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Early warnings for landslides possible with new Hong Kong index, says Geotechnical Engineering Office chief...

Hong Kong could develop its first early-warning system for landslides, using a new index which gives the risk of the potentially deadly collapses following rainstorms, a top government engineer has said.The Landslide Potential Index, one of the only such ...

 2020-01-28 01:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

MeToo Bangkok? In Thai TV soap operas, rape and sex attacks are a troubling norm...

In the popular Thai soap opera Game Rai Game Ruk, there is a scene of a man grabbing a woman and forcing himself on her while she screams and tries to hit him. The scene then cuts to a romantic setting in front of a lake, with the couple appearing to be h...

 2020-01-28 01:00 

NHK

Turkish media: Abbas turns down Trump's call offer...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly rejected a request from US President Donald Trump to hold phone talks on his peace plan....

 2020-01-28 00:59 

China Post

Taiwan records fifth case of new coronavirus infection...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Another Taiwanese woman who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan has been diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the fifth such confirmed case in Taiwan, according to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Mond...

 2020-01-28 00:59 

China Post

Kobe Bryant an inspiration to Taiwan basketball: President Tsai...

TAIPEI (CNA) — President Tsai Ing-wen () said NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was an inspiration to Taiwanese basketball players and expressed her condolences over his passing in a helicopter crash in the United States on Sunday. Considered one of the gre...

 2020-01-28 00:48 

Yonhap News

USFK on alert against Wuhan coronavirus...

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has issued guidelines on the preve......

 2020-01-28 00:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong medical workers draw fortune sticks to decide who works in coronavirus quarantine wards...

Medical workers across Hong Kong have been drawing fortune sticks this Lunar New Year to determine who joins the so-called dirty team to care for quarantined Wuhan coronavirus patients but staff have criticised the practice and other operational issues.Th...

 2020-01-28 00:29 

China Post

As Zion Williamson progresses, Pelicans see major upside...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson's crowd-pleasing array of soaring dunks, blocked shots and even 3-pointers during his first three NBA regular-season games have left the New Orleans Pelicans eager to see what he'll do next. "With him o...

 2020-01-28 00:29 

China Post

Lawyer: Man charged in Hanukkah attack incompetent for trial...

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A psychiatrist has found Grafton Thomas incompetent to stand trial on federal hate crime charges stemming from a machete attack at a Hanukkah party that wounded five Hasidic Jews, Thomas's attorney said Monday. Defense attorn...

 2020-01-28 00:29 

China Post

Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his first State of...

 2020-01-28 00:29 

China Post

Coelho deletes children's book co-written with Kobe Bryant...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Kobe Bryant and Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho were working together on a children's book, but the author of "The Alchemist" said he deleted the draft after Bryant's death in helicopter crash. The 72-year-old novelist...

 2020-01-28 00:29 

China Post

Ruling keeps OJ Simpson casino defamation claim before judge...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court officer says a Nevada judge, not a private arbitrator, should hear O.J. Simpson's defamation lawsuit against the Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino he blames for published accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being...

 2020-01-28 00:29 

China Post

CNY Travel | Plum blossoms in full bloom in Chiayi Alishan...

Are you still thinking about where to go this weekend? Well, it's the best time to go where flowers blossom! If you live in southern Taiwan, for instance, the plum flowers are blooming in Chiayi County Jiaoliping and Kezilin, near the Alishan National...

 2020-01-28 00:28 

Yonhap News

S. Korea remains watchful of economic fallout from Wuhan coronavirus cases...

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Tuesday it would spare no efforts to tackle wi......

 2020-01-28 00:25 

Yonhap News

Seoul stocks open sharply lower amid Wuhan coronavirus woes...

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean stocks opened sharply lower Tuesday, the first tra......

 2020-01-28 00:24 

Yonhap News

OECD further cuts Korea's potential growth rate...

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's potential economic growth rate may have perm......

 2020-01-28 00:18 

RTHK News

CHP reports eight confirmed cases of Wuhan virus...

The Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection says, as of noon on Monday, it had received reports of 451 cases that meet the reporting criteria for new potentially fatal respiratory virus, that is understood to have originated in Wuhan.The C...

 2020-01-28 00:18 

Nikkei Asian Review

US to evacuate citizens from Wuhan to California on Wednesday...

NEW YORK/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Hundreds of diplomats and other American citizens stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan will be evacuated Wednesday l...

 2020-01-28 00:17 

Ecns.cn

Xi Jinping vows to rely on the people to win fight against novel coronavirus...

Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday has made important instructions on the work of combating and controlling the novel coronavirus outbreak, vowing to rely on people to resolutely win the fight....

 2020-01-28 00:16 

NHK

Trump to announce his Israel-Palestine peace plan...

US President Donald Trump says he will announce his Middle East peace plan aimed at resolving the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday....

 2020-01-28 00:10 

South China Morning Post

China coronavirus: Germany confirms first case...

The first case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Germany, a spokesman for the Munich health ministry said late on Monday.The patient is a man from the Starnberg area of Bavaria, about 30km southwest of Munich.The new virus, which originated in ...

 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

Japan classifies new-virus pneumonia as designated infectious disease 2020/1/28...
 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

Japanese chef earns 3-star rating in Michelin Guide for France 2020/1/28...
 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions...
 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

NBA: Lakers' next game postponed after Kobe Bryant's death...
 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

Over 90% of gamers not addicted, anti-gaming regs 'irrational': Osaka Univ. lecturer...
 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

Swedish officials speak out on sexual offense legislation as Japan eyes legal changes 2020/1/28...
 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

US Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule...
 2020-01-28 00:07 

The Mainichi

Tennis: Players pay respects to Kobe Bryant at Australian Open...
 2020-01-28 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSPI 2,192.22 DN 53.91 points (open)...
 2020-01-28 00:01 

Yonhap News

KOSDAQ 660.79 DN 24.78 points (open)...
 2020-01-28 00:00 

China Post

New assessment shows 450 structures damaged by Houston blast...

HOUSTON (AP) — An updated assessment released Monday of the impact of a massive explosion at a warehouse in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others shows that 450 structures, mostly homes, were damaged. The new total is more than doubl...

 2020-01-28 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,178.5 won UP from 1,168.7 won...
 2020-01-28 00:00 

South China Morning Post

China's top 10 infrastructure projects for 2020 and beyond will help boost its slowing economy...

As advocated by renowned economists, including former central bank adviser including Yu Yongding, China accelerated its review and approval process for infrastructure projects in December, although last year's total still dropped by two thirds from 20...

 2020-01-27 23:50 

NHK

41 confirmed dead in Turkey quake as search ends...

Turkish authorities say 41 people have been confirmed dead after an earthquake struck the eastern part of the country last week....

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