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 2020-03-30 16:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

India shutdown leaves throngs of migrant workers stranded...

NEW DELHI -- Millions of migrant workers have lost their jobs under India's unprecedented lockdown, forcing crowds to head back to their hometowns and...

 2020-03-30 16:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

Johnson & Johnson seeks coronavirus vaccine by early 2021 - Nikkei Asian Review...

NEW YORK -- A vaccine for the new coronavirus should be ready for emergency use in early 2021, American drugmaker Johnson & Johnson announced Mond...

 2020-03-30 16:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

Wanda unloads Ironman triathlons amid cash crunch...

DALIAN, China -- Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group will sell its Ironman triathlon business to an American media company for $730 million, looki...

 2020-03-30 16:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

iPhone maker Foxconn's net profit dips for 3rd straight year...

TAIPEI -- Key iPhone supplier Foxconn on Monday reported a third consecutive year of lower profits as the smartphone industry continues to slow.Net in...

 2020-03-30 16:23 

China Post

Long-standing UK restaurant chain goes bust as sector reels...

LONDON (AP) — Well-known food and retail chains in Britain are calling in bankruptcy administrators and struggling to pay bills after the government ordered shops and restaurants closed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Carluccio's, a restauran...

 2020-03-30 16:23 

China Post

Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers...

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's will furlough a majority of its 130,000 workers with its stores dark. The company on Monday said it is transitioning to an ''absolute minimum workforce" needed to maintain basic operations. Online operations wo...

 2020-03-30 16:23 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: Virus overwhelms health workers, marches westward...

Tales of grim scenes have emerged from Italian and Spanish hospitals, where the sick have sometimes been left to crowd hallways and doctors and nurses have worked beyond the point of exhaustion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The virus continued i...

 2020-03-30 16:11 

Japan Times

Pyroclastic flows from Mount Fuji eruption could sever roads used for evacuation, report says...

A Mount Fuji disaster management council said Monday that pyroclastic flows could sever major roads in the instance of an eruption of Japan's tallest mountain, ......

 2020-03-30 15:58 

Japan Times

Nikkei tumbles on fears of Tokyo coronavirus lockdown...

Tokyo stocks fell Monday, with the benchmark Nikkei sinking over 800 points at one point as a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in Tokyo stoked ......

 2020-03-30 15:52 

China Post

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world's most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite retur...

 2020-03-30 15:52 

China Post

Ill man seeks return to US amid West Bank virus restrictions...

Ismail "Sam" Mousa is very worried. The 48-year-old Uber driver and Subway worker from Delaware has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which means contracting the coronavirus could be deadly for him. He is in self-quarantine at his sister'...

 2020-03-30 15:52 

Japan Times

Government to establish drone licenses for flights out of pilot's sight...

The government plans to establish a licensing system for operating drones when the flights are beyond the operator's line of sight, government sources said Monday.The ......

 2020-03-30 15:51 

China Post

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can't be released...

ATLANTA (AP) — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled 8-4 th...

 2020-03-30 15:41 

South China Morning Post

Spanish coronavirus cases surpass China but death rate slows...

Spain confirmed another 812 deaths in 24 hours from the coronavirus on Monday, a slight decline on the previous day's toll, bringing the total number of deaths to 7,340.The country, which has the world's second most deadly outbreak after Italy, re...

 2020-03-30 15:39 

Japan Times

Global warming wreaks havoc on Japanese edible kelp...

In the not too distant future, global warming could deprive Japanese cuisine of an essential element: konbu, or edible kelp.A Hokkaido University research group has ......

 2020-03-30 15:31 

Nikkei Asian Review

Pompeo blasts China over virus 'disinformation'...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused China of spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and urged transpa...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Ecns.cn

COVID-19 cases in Vietnam rise to 194...

Vietnam's Ministry of Health on Monday morning confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 infection, all related to a Hanoi-based hospital, bringing the total in the country to 194....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Ecns.cn

New Zealand confirms 75 new cases of COVID-19...

New Zealand reported 75 new confirmed and one probable cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable infections to 589 in the country....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Ecns.cn

China launches LPG futures, options to debut Tuesday...

China launched trading of liquefied petroleum gas futures contracts on the Dalian Commodity Exchange on Monday, and trading of LPG options will debut Tuesday as the country seeks to offer more effective tools for enterprises to hedge risks from drastic pr...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Ecns.cn

Aussie scientists develop COVID-19 diagnostic tool...

Scientists in Australia have developed a COVID-19 diagnostic tool, to help doctors identify the disease in CT scans of patients' lungs, with the potential to save thousands of lives....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Ecns.cn

Cambodia reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, bringing tally to 107...

Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) announced in a statement on Monday that four more persons were tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of the confirmed cases in the country to 107....

 2020-03-30 15:28 

Ecns.cn

China warns against politicizing defective masks incident as Dutch continues probe...

Chinese ambassador to the Netherlands Xu Hong said it's inappropriate to politicize a report about imported defective masks from China while an investigation continues....

 2020-03-30 15:28 

Japan Times

30% of kids in Japan stressed about being stuck at home, survey finds...

About 30 percent of children in Japan are stressed about not being able to go outside amid nationwide school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ......

 2020-03-30 15:21 

Ecns.cn

American scientists refute Wuhan as the novel coronavirus' origin...

In a recent interview with ABC news, Dr. Robert Garry, a professor at the Tulane University School of Medicine, once again pointed out that it's a misconception to believe the virus originated at a seafood market in Wuhan, China....

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. The National Association of Realtors said...

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

Phoenix police officer killed, 2 more wounded in shooting...

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police commander was killed and two other officers were wounded Sunday night after they responded to calls about a dispute between roommates. Cmdr. Greg Carnicle, a veteran officer and father of four, was killed. The other o...

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus order...

HONOLULU (AP) — Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is exp...

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

Gray hair, don't care: Cuts and color lead to home travails...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime. As the spread of...

 2020-03-30 15:20 

Ecns.cn

Plane catches fire at Manila airport...

Firemen and rescuers stand beside the remains of a Lion Air, West Wind 24 aircraft after it caught fire during take off at Manila's International Airport in Philippines on Thursday, March 26, 2020....

 2020-03-30 15:20 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Pompeo: U.S. looks forward to meeting N.K. leadership for nuclear talks...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more remarks by Pompeo, background in last 8 paras)By Lee Haye-ah WA......

 2020-03-30 15:11 

Ecns.cn

Domestic flights resumed in Hubei Province except Wuhan...

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), except for the Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, all passenger and cargo flights on domestic air routes via airports in Hubei were resumed from Sunday....

 2020-03-30 15:09 

Japan Times

South Korean emergency exercise in December facilitated coronavirus testing and containment...

A South Korean tabletop exercise on emergency responses to a fictional mysterious outbreak led directly to tools the country deployed less than a month later ......

 2020-03-30 15:07 

Ecns.cn

Shanghai tightens airport checks to block COVID-19 rebound...

Airport security staff wearing protective suits check passengers arriving at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on March 29, 2020....

 2020-03-30 15:07 

Japan Times

Kepco vows to clean up its act after Takahama nuclear bribery scandal...

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday pledged to improve its corporate governance after the former deputy mayor of a town that hosts one of its ......

 2020-03-30 15:03 

Ecns.cn

Metro lines and malls reopening in Wuhan...

Wuhan, the city hit hardest by the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak on the Chinese mainland, has been gearing up for the restoration of normalcy after businesses and public transport in the city were suspended around two months ago for epidemic contro...

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Ecns.cn

Malta registers 2 new COVID-19 cases, 151 in total...

Three police officers are on duty in Valletta, Malta, on March 29, 2020. Malta on Sunday registered two COVID-19 cases, bringing its total number of cases to 151.A man rides a bike in Valletta, Malta, on March 29, 2020. Malta on Sunday registered two COVI...

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Ecns.cn

AI gives potential suicides pause for thought...

As an expert in artificial intelligence, Huang, senior researcher at Vrije University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has established a group of volunteers, including psychological counselors and medical AI experts, to support critically ill patients who p...

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Ecns.cn

DRC registers 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases...

Another 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 81 with 8 deaths, according to the weekly bulletin published by the health authorities...

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Ecns.cn

Sudan reports 2nd death from COVID-19...

Sudan's Health Ministry on Sunday registered the second death due to COVID-19....

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Ecns.cn

Steps China must take to pre-empt meltdown...

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the world economy into a potential recession, and some experts believe the worst is yet to come.It is, therefore, sensible for China to adjust policy plans to weather the possible external blow in the second quarter of this ...

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Ecns.cn

Wuhan achieves full disposal of medical waste, wastewater...

Li Ruiqin, deputy head of the department, said the amount of daily medical waste in Hubei jumped to 458 tons from the previous 136 tons, while in Wuhan from about 45 tons to 291 tons....

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Ecns.cn

Foreign students praise support in hardest-hit city...

International students in Wuhan, Hubei province, said that they have been receiving good care during the novel coronavirus outbreak thanks to arrangements made by their universities and local authorities....

 2020-03-30 15:00 

South China Morning Post

Funeral parlour report fans fears over Wuhan death toll from coronavirus...

Authorities in Wuhan are unlikely to disclose the overall number of deaths until now in the central Chinese city despite renewed concerns about underreporting of fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic.An official at Wuhan's Civil Affairs Bureau said...

 2020-03-30 14:59 

Ecns.cn

East China silk town mobilizes face masks to support Italy...

The chamber of commerce in eastern China's silk town of Shengze, Jiangsu Province, assembled 40,000 face masks and sent them in air parcels to the city of Milan in Italy to assist the city's fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-30 14:51 

China Post

Navy hospital ship set to arrive in NYC harbor...

NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds is set to arrive Monday in New York City as officials pressed for more federal help. Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump's suggestion that thousands of medical masks are disappear...

 2020-03-30 14:51 

China Post

US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. The National Association of Realtors said...

 2020-03-30 14:44 

Japan Times

Viral video raises fears for Taiwan about WHO's reliance on China...

The World Health Organization said it's working with Taiwanese health experts after an interview went viral in which a senior official appeared to hang up ......

 2020-03-30 14:43 

Japan Times

Top Abe Cabinet official vows to support Okinawa's virus-rocked tourism industry...

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Sunday promised to provide assistance to Okinawa Prefecture's tourism industry, which has been hit by a slump in visitors ......

 2020-03-30 14:40 

Ecns.cn

S Korea reports 78 more COVID-19 cases, 9,661 in total...

South Korea reported 78 more cases of COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of midnight Monday local time, raising the total number of infections to 9,661....

 2020-03-30 14:40 

Ecns.cn

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll hits 136, caseload reaches 4,256...

Brazil's Health Ministry on Sunday said that the country has registered a total of 4,256 confirmed COVID-19 cases with the death toll rising to 136....

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