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 2019-09-21 03:03 

NHK

US to send more troops to Middle East...

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States will deploy additional troops and military equipment to the Middle East to bolster Saudi Arabia's air defenses....

 2019-09-21 03:01 

China Post

Immaculate: Franco Harris' TD catch voted greatest NFL play...

Immaculate indeed. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris' scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland — forever known as the "Immaculate Reception" — has been vot...

 2019-09-21 03:01 

China Post

Torres tumbles, AL East champ Yankees fall to Blue Jays 4-3...

NEW YORK (AP) — Star second baseman Gleyber Torres prompted an audible gasp from the Yankee Stadium crowd when his right leg buckled while fielding a grounder and made an early exit Friday night as New York lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Torres ...

 2019-09-21 03:01 

China Post

Jimnez's slam helps White Sox rout Tigers 10-1...

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jimnez hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, and Yon Moncada also went deep for Chicago as the White Sox breezed to a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Tim Anderson had two more hits in his pursuit of the Ame...

 2019-09-21 03:00 

China Post

Kenya and Tanzania: Living on the Mara River, together...

Project aim: To provide social and scientific data on water use along the Mara River to form the basis of a transboundary water allocation plan and water treaty Project implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Project p...

 2019-09-21 03:00 

China Post

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 Friday night. Amed Rosario hit a two-run homer and Jeff McNeil added a s...

 2019-09-21 03:00 

China Post

'Walking through Walls' exhibition explores divisive borders...

Border walls divide. Ther purpose is to intimidate and repel. President Trump is pushing to set up one such wall along the US border to Mexico. And walls cause deaths. More than 140 people were killed trying to cross the Berlin Wall, most of them shot dow...

 2019-09-21 03:00 

China Post

Typically German? A cartoonist's perspective...

How can you tell if someone is a German? Is German-ness even recognizable to oneself? To others? Can you tell a person is German by their certain need to be overly precise or crazy-making need for structure or their hot-blooded passion (for cars)? And is ...

 2019-09-21 03:00 

China Post

Indians beat Phillies 5-2, remain 2nd in AL wild card...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and the Cleveland Indians beat Philadelphia 5-2 Friday night to maintain position for the second AL wild card and damage the Phillies' playoff chances. Cleveland's fifth stra...

 2019-09-21 03:00 

China Post

German Book Prize shortlist announced...

Each year, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association awards the German Book Prize for the best German-language novel of the year. It comes with a cash award of 25,000 ($29,000). On Tuesday, the longlist of 20 titles was narrowed down to a shortlis...

 2019-09-21 03:00 

China Post

Turner homers twice to lead Nationals over Marlins...

MIAMI (AP) — Trea Turner hit two solo homers, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Friday night. Washington had dropped four of six. It began the day with a one-game lead over Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL wild-card stan...

 2019-09-21 02:47 

NHK

More than 270 flights cancelled due to typhoon...

Typhoon Tapah has caused the cancellation of 276 domestic flights to and from Okinawa area airports as of 9 a.m. Saturday....

 2019-09-21 02:45 

China Post

The seed libraries sprouting up across the US...

At first sight San Diego's Ocean Beach branch is much like any other public library: people browse the shelves, sit at tables reading newspapers and use free computers. But perched on top of the reference desk are packets of seeds ready, just like boo...

 2019-09-21 02:45 

China Post

Pen-chewing research wins Ig Nobel prize for German scientist...

A German scientist was among those honored with a spoof Nobel prize in the awards ceremony which took place at Harvard University on Thursday. The winners of the annual prizes include Dutch researchers who discovered which currency has the dirtiest bankno...

 2019-09-21 02:37 

Ecns.cn

China appreciates Kiribati's decision to sever "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan...

China highly appreciates the decision of the Kiribati government to recognize the one-China principle and break off so-called "diplomatic relations" with the Taiwan authorities, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said Friday....

 2019-09-21 02:35 

Central News Agency

Deadly quake led survivor to embark on life as rescuer...

Lin Mei-shia () still rushes to the scene when there are lives to be saved in the wake of a catastrophic disaster, wearing her Red Cross rescue uniform....

 2019-09-21 02:31 

China Post

Turkey: Censorship fogging up pollution researchers' work...

When Ismail Kaya (pictured above), a retired municipal worker and local activist, first moved to the northwestern Turkish town of Dilovasi in 1983, there were fruit trees everywhere — cherries, peaches, plums. People grew grapes and produced honey. ...

 2019-09-21 02:30 

China Post

National Youth Orchestra, part one...

The stage of the Cologne Philharmonie is spacious, but for this concert it was filled to nearly bursting capacity with 175 musicians: 105 of them current members of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (BJO), aged 14 to 19, and the other 70 former memb...

 2019-09-21 02:30 

China Post

The faces of the Global Climate Strike...

On Friday, millions of people are taking to the streets across the world as part of what's been dubbed as the Global Climate Strike, a weeklong protest initiated by Fridays for Future. Organizers are calling for an end to fossil fuels and want governm...

 2019-09-21 02:30 

China Post

Opinion: The eco-warriors of climate protection...

What a spectacle! A 19-hour-long struggle, accompanied by demonstrations in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, and 500 other cities throughout Germany. But the objective was nothing less than saving the world! Just a few days before the next United Natio...

 2019-09-21 02:30 

China Post

US announces more sanctions against Iran following Saudi attacks...

The United States announced new sanctions on Iran's national bank and the country's sovereign wealth fund Friday. Speaking at a White House press conference with visiting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, US President Donald Trump called t...

 2019-09-21 02:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

What the US Fed's interest rate cut means for Asian consumers...

The US Federal Reserve's move to lower interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday is its second cut in less than three months. After its previous reduction in late July its first rate cut in more than a decade central banks from In...

 2019-09-21 02:23 

The Mainichi

Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal...
 2019-09-21 02:23 

The Mainichi

Stand and be delivered: Japan's evolving escalator etiquette...
 2019-09-21 02:23 

The Mainichi

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran...
 2019-09-21 02:18 

RTHK News

Junius Ho cleans... but Lennon Walls stay...

Pro-government lawmaker Junius Ho was seen holding a broom and cleaning streets in Tuen Mun on Saturday morning - after backtracking from his plan to eradicate Lennon Walls across the city. Online footage showed the legislator at a town square in Tuen Mun...

 2019-09-21 02:15 

China Post

The Bauhaus in the Middle East: 'Tel Aviv was an oasis'...

White City is a the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tel Aviv boasting around 4,000 residential buildings built in the 1930s and 40s by mostly Jewish architects who were often inspired by Bauhaus architecture — or indeed were progenitors of the movemen...

 2019-09-21 02:15 

China Post

Fewer German women are taking the pill...

A new survey published on Thursday revealed that fewer women in Germany are opting for the birth control pill as a method of contraception. The study reveals that the condom has almost caught up with the pill as the country's most preferred method of ...

 2019-09-21 02:15 

China Post

SESAME Field Trip: Models of science and society...

(Find Part 1 of Zulfikar Abbany's SESAME Field Trip diary here: A rocky road to science and diplomacy in the Middle East. And Part 2 here: Reality checks in Jerusalem) We were seven science journalists in the Middle East, traveling through Jerusalem, ...

 2019-09-21 02:15 

China Post

As millions flock to Area 51, scientists say extraterrestrial life isn't impossible...

For some it's a joke, for others it's as serious as it gets: 1.9 million people have announced on Facebook that they will storm the US military compound Area 51 in Nevada on September 20, 2019. Many are absolutely convinced that the US government ...

 2019-09-21 02:15 

China Post

Global climate strike protest in Berlin bridges generations as adults join in...

It started with kids skipping school. But Friday's Global Climate Strike called by Fridays For Future organizers demanding urgent action to save the environment, also had the adults bunking off work. In a graphic demonstration of urgency, activists st...

 2019-09-21 02:10 

Japan Times

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia and hold off on striking Iran...

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President ......

 2019-09-21 02:08 

NHK

China's Xi talks with Saudi's King Salman by phone...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has condemned the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia in a telephone call with the Saudi king, and called on all parties to refrain from actions that could escalate tensions....

 2019-09-21 02:07 

NHK

Trade talks stall as China cancels US farm visits...

A trade deal between the United States and China remains elusive after Chinese officials unexpectedly canceled a visit to US farms as deputy trade negotiators wrapped up their two-day talks in Washington on Friday....

 2019-09-21 02:01 

China Post

The global injustice of the climate crisis...

For years now, environmentalists and scientists have been warning that poorer countries with very low carbon footprints are bearing the brunt of carbon dioxide emissions in the wealthy world. A recent report by the British development charity Christian Ai...

 2019-09-21 02:01 

China Post

Area 51: Why does a military compound in the desert attract millions from all over the world?...

It's a secret military compound in the middle of the Nevada desert. From time to time, strange looking objects can be spotted flying above the high barbed wire fence. This area ticks all the boxes needed for a popular conspiracy theory. For decades, r...

 2019-09-21 02:01 

China Post

Austria to give citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims...

Under a new law, Austria will grant citizenship to claimants who can prove that one of their ancestors was forced out of the country by the Nazi regime. A broad majority voted for the law on Friday in parliament, with the local Jewish community also expre...

 2019-09-21 02:01 

China Post

AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal...

The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case...

 2019-09-21 02:01 

China Post

Russia jails Jehovah's Witnesses for alleged extremism...

Saratov's regional court imposed jail terms of two up to three-and-half years on the six Jehovah's Witnesses on Thursday after finding them "guilty" of continuing activities, according to multiple news agency reports Friday. The six were a...

 2019-09-21 02:01 

China Post

Trump's reported urging Ukraine on Biden probe 'a staggering abuse of power'...

US President Donald Trump is said to have repeatedly pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Friday. The revelation, which WSJ based on unnamed ...

 2019-09-21 02:01 

China Post

Hernndez struggles for Mariners in 5-3 loss to Orioles...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Flix Hernndez labored through five innings in what was likely his penultimate start with Seattle, and the Baltimore Orioles got home runs from Anthony Santander and Hanser Alberto in a 5-3 victory over the Mariners on Friday night. ...

 2019-09-21 02:00 

Yonhap News

Retail giants eye luxury segment to bolster online biz...

By Kim Han-joo SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's retail giants are increasi......

 2019-09-21 02:00 

China Post

Bell opens Xfinity playoffs with dominant run...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christopher Bell passed pole-sitter Austin Cindric for the lead after 85 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night. Bell, the championship leader coming into the first race of the playoffs, ...

 2019-09-21 02:00 

China Post

Braves clinch 2nd straight NL East title, eliminate Giants...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title when Ronald Acua Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last ye...

 2019-09-21 02:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong protests: fans singing the blues as K-pop stars and other big-name acts give city a miss...

Christy, a 20-year-old law student in Britain, was looking forward to her summer break back home in Hong Kong and catching a concert by her favourite K-pop boy band, GOT7.Her heart sank when the band's concerts on August 31 and September 1 were postpo...

 2019-09-21 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Dying company chief stays on mission to hire former convicts:The Asahi Shimbun...

SAPPORO—His mobility is increasingly limited, his speech is further impaired, and he is expected to...

 2019-09-21 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

ANIME NEWS: Studio releases ‘Her Blue Sky’ trailer, reveals theme song artist:The Asahi Shimbun...

A trailer and new visuals for "Her Blue Sky" were unveiled ahead of the anime film's Oct. 11 Japan r...

 2019-09-21 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Indoor parks offer plenty of structure for kids to unleash:The Asahi Shimbun...

Indoor play areas in Japan's park-starved urban centers are all the buzz, offering parents and child...

 2019-09-21 01:57 

Yonhap News

LPGA legends cherish rare opportunity to play together...

By Yoo Jee-ho YANGYANG, South Korea, Sept. 21 (Yonhap) -- It's not often you get to......

 2019-09-21 01:53 

Japan Times

Yamaguchi pitches Giants past BayStars...

Shun Yamaguchi pitched into the seventh inning at his old stomping grounds as the Yomiuri Giants beat the DeNA BayStars 9-4 to lower their magic ......

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