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 2019-09-15 14:01 

China Post

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike...

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table ne...

 2019-09-15 14:00 

China Post

Boy or girl? Actually, we DON'T want to know the sex because we don't care...

Of course we're curious about our future baby. Will it have blue eyes from its father and my brown curls? Will it inherit dad's bright character or my brooding nature? But the question of the sex of our future child is — quite deliberately &...

 2019-09-15 14:00 

China Post

In Alabama, Biden heads to key civil rights movement site...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Presidential candidate Joe Biden is in Alabama on Sunday to speak at the Birmingham church where an act of white supremacist terrorism marked a key turn in the civil rights movement. Biden is using the 56th anniversary of the...

 2019-09-15 14:00 

China Post

Sailing and rum: Flensburg and the Schlei...
 2019-09-15 14:00 

China Post

Quiz: What do you know about German cuisine?...

Whether you seek out a traditional restaurant or a gourmet temple, whether you choose fish at the North Sea or beer in Bavaria if you travel to Germany, you also want to get to know the country from a culinary point of view. Germany's gastronomy is di...

 2019-09-15 13:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

Protesters defy ban to march in downtown Hong Kong:The Asahi Shimbun...

HONG KONG--Thousands of demonstrators chanted slogans and marched through downtown Hong Kong on Sund...

 2019-09-15 13:45 

China Post

The female Maasai community rangers protecting Kenya's wildlife...

Project goal: Protecting wildlife in one of Kenya's richest areas of biodiversity Project implementation: Team Lioness, the first female Maasai community ranger unit in Kenya, has joined forces with a group of 68 male colleagues to protect wildlife on...

 2019-09-15 13:45 

China Post

The power woman of classical music: Clara Schumann...

In the Clara Schumann anniversary year, there are special concerts everywhere in Germany and exhibitions in Zwickau, Frankfurt, Bonn and Leipzig. In the latter city alone — her birthplace — there are some 170 events honoring Schumann in 2019. ...

 2019-09-15 13:45 

China Post

Danes raise millions of euros in first-ever climate telethon...

The people of Denmark donated about 2.4 million ($2.67 million) for the planting of trees on Saturday, in a telethon described as the world's first to focus on the climate. For every 20 Danish kroner (2.70 or $3) that were donated, one tree is to be p...

 2019-09-15 13:45 

China Post

Syria's Idlib to take center stage in Turkey, Russia, Iran talks...

The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia are meeting in Ankara on Monday to discuss Syria and the last rebel enclave in Idlib amid Turkish concerns over the consequences of a Syrian government offensive there. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ex...

 2019-09-15 13:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Lobster, abalone among seafood destroyed in Chiba blackout:The Asahi Shimbun...

MINAMI-BOSO, Chiba Prefecture--Tons of seafood, including expensive delicacies for gourmet dishes, h...

 2019-09-15 13:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

RUGBY/ Ireland wary of Japanese threat, says Schmidt:The Asahi Shimbun...

CHIBA--Ireland want to take it one match at a time in their Rugby World Cup group stage but have alr...

 2019-09-15 13:30 

China Post

How to look after your mental health...

"Mental wellbeing is the sense of being comfortable with who we are and what we are and where we sit in the world," says Chris O'Sullivan from the Mental Health Foundation in the UK. While the term "mental health" usually conjures thou...

 2019-09-15 13:30 

China Post

Colossal flying dinosaur species discovered in Canada...

A new species of flying dinosaur with a plane-sized wingspan was unveiled by researchers on Tuesday. According to research published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Cryodrakon boreas had a wingspan of 10 meters (32.8 feet) and weighed 250 kilog...

 2019-09-15 13:30 

China Post

Researchers create northern white rhino embryos to save species...

Scientists are hoping to impregnate the closely-related southern white rhino — the most abundant rhino sub-species in the world — using harvested eggs from the last two northern white rhino cows and frozen sperm collected from four rhino bulls...

 2019-09-15 13:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

TENNIS/ Hibino beats compatriot Doi to win Japan Women’s Open:The Asahi Shimbun...

HIROSHIMA--Nao Hibino beat compatriot Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Japan Women's Open.In...

 2019-09-15 13:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Princess Kako heads for Europe on first official overseas visit:The Asahi Shimbun...

Princess Kako left for Austria and Hungary on Sept. 15 for her first official overseas visit.Kako, 2...

 2019-09-15 13:23 

Central News Agency

DPP to celebrate 33rd anniversary with street party...

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Sunday that it will hold a traditional street party in Taipei later this month to celebrate its 33rd founding anniversary....

 2019-09-15 13:17 

RTHK News

Korean actor "impressed" by Hong Kong protest...

An award-winning South Korean actor showed up in person on Sunday to an anti-government protest in Admiralty to voice his support for the anti-extradition movement and interview participants for a Korean current affairs programme.Kim Eui-sung, who won a p...

 2019-09-15 13:15 

China Post

Can coffee growing in Mozambique save a rainforest and keep the peace?...

Project aim: Protecting the rainforest on Mount Gorongosa Project implementation: 300,000 coffee plants and 50,000 native trees have been planted on a 145 hectare (358 acre) area. The Gorongosa project is planning to plant another 150 hectares in 2020 Pro...

 2019-09-15 13:15 

China Post

West African leaders pledge $1 billion to fight jihadists...

At a summit in Burkina Faso on Saturday, West African leaders pledged $1 billion (900 million) to combat the spiraling threat of jihadist violence in the region. ECOWAS had decided to mobilize "the financial resources of up to a billion dollars for th...

 2019-09-15 13:15 

China Post

DR Congo: Dozens feared dead in boat accident...

At least 36 people are missing after a boat capsized in the Congo river in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the outskirts of the capital, Kinshasa, police said Sunday. The vessel carrying passengers and cargo had departed from Mai-Ndombe province in ...

 2019-09-15 13:06 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan pledges to speed up infrastructure works to boost job opportunities and revive economy...

Hong Kong's financial minister has pledged to speed up infrastructure works to boost job opportunities in the construction sector as part of a package of "countercyclical" measures to jack up the economy.Paul Chan Mo-po's pledge came as Ch...

 2019-09-15 13:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Nagoya cellist wins top prize at esteemed contest in Munich:The Asahi Shimbun...

Haruma Sato became the first Japanese to win the top prize in the cello category of the ARD Internat...

 2019-09-15 13:04 

Japan Times

Teams from Japan, overseas show off ideas for future space elevator at Fukushima event...

A two-day demonstration test for a future space elevator linking Earth and a space station ended in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday.The test, the second ......

 2019-09-15 13:01 

China Post

Virginia jails struggle to screen inmates, prevent suicide...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Benjamin Wash had a long history of drug addiction and had tried to kill himself at least once before he was booked into the Riverside Regional Jail in Virginia on Nov. 28, 2017. But somehow, he was able to hang himself with a b...

 2019-09-15 13:01 

China Post

No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own. His lack of any ample ...

 2019-09-15 13:00 

China Post

Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A group of Zimbabwean doctors marched at the country's biggest hospital Sunday, demanding the release of one of their leaders who they say was abducted after calling for a pay strike. Several government critics, including...

 2019-09-15 13:00 

China Post

On the Green Fence: The chemical polluting German drinking water...
 2019-09-15 13:00 

China Post

The Latest: UAW workers on job at GM plant as strike....

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on labor strife at General Motors factories (all times local): 8:15 a.m. The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers expired Saturday, but workers were told to report to jobs as negotiations co...

 2019-09-15 13:00 

China Post

Authors react to growing populism at the German-Israeli lit fest...

For the German-Israeli Literature Festival, various authors were invited to the Deutsches Theater in Berlin to discuss the rise of populism. After Austrian author Franzoble had to cancel due to illness, Priya Basil was invited to join the panel. Born in L...

 2019-09-15 13:00 

China Post

Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants' fears...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers sugg...

 2019-09-15 12:46 

RTHK News

Brawls break out in Fortress Hill, reporters hurt...

Fights broke out repeatedly in and around the Fortress Hill MTR station on Sunday night mostly involving a group of unmasked, middle-aged men who were filmed carrying folding chairs, pipes and other objects right in front of riot police.At one point, seve...

 2019-09-15 12:45 

China Post

Alexander von Humboldt, the extraordinary plant collector...

Alexander von Humboldt, the extraordinary plant collector The China Post...

 2019-09-15 12:45 

China Post

Opinion: Volodymyr Zelenskiy's grace period must end...

"Implement reforms at breakneck speed, without further delays" — that was what Volodymyr Zelenskiy pledged when he became Ukraine's president. Thus far, observers at home and abroad have applauded his approach, but now there are signals ...

 2019-09-15 12:41 

South China Morning Post

American vapers seek relief from nicotine addiction in wait for it cigarettes...

Lucas McClain started smoking cigarettes in high school but switched to vaping after he heard e-cigarettes were a safer alternative.His vape of choice became the Juul, the king of electronic cigarettes which comes with a king-size nicotine hit.Now 21, McC...

 2019-09-15 12:40 

Korea Joongang Daily

WeCook CEO has discovered a recipe for success...

In 2014, financier Kim Ki-woong left his job and started a lunch box delivery service in Gangnam, southern Seoul. The business wasn't bad, growing within a year to have three stores in the neighborhood, but the increased....

 2019-09-15 12:40 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lee Jae-yong takes his Samsung tour to Riyadh...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong visited Samsung C&T's subway construction site in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. It is the first time Lee has visited the overseas construction site of a Samsung affiliate....

 2019-09-15 12:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Reading this could cause deflation...

It's official, though only barely. With a minus 0.038 percent on-year change in the consumer price index in August - the first negative reading since the number was first tracked 1965 - Korea became a member of the....

 2019-09-15 12:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Delegation from Japan visiting North Korea...

A Japanese delegation of around 60 people arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday, headed by Shingo Kanemaru, the second son of late Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Shin Kanemaru. "The delegation is said to be....

 2019-09-15 12:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

U.S. sanctions three hacking groups from North Korea...

The United States on Friday sanctioned three entities it accused of conducting cyberattacks on behalf of the North Korean government to generate revenue for the regime's nuclear and missile programs....

 2019-09-15 12:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Airbnb opens the door for a new kind of tourism...

JEJU ISLAND - A few years ago, Lee Eun-hyung quit her job as a web designer in Seoul and moved to Jeju Island to start a new life away from the big city. She initially took a three month-long vacation to the island after handing....

 2019-09-15 12:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul set for tough talks on defense costs...

U.S. President Donald Trump said U.S. allies aren't paying "almost anything" for the defense offered by U.S. troops stationed in their countries, raising a red flag in South Korea as Seoul and Washington prepare to....

 2019-09-15 12:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Environment minister criticizes former counterpart over Fukushima...

Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae on Friday criticized recent comments by his former Japanese counterpart regarding the possible discharge of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean....

 2019-09-15 12:39 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon and Trump to hold meeting in New York this month...

President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold summit talks in New York late this month on the sidelines of a UN session, the Blue House announced Friday. The allies have agreed to hold the meeting to....

 2019-09-15 12:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Cho's relative arrested on embezzlement charges...

Justice Minister Cho Kuk's first cousin once removed was arrested on Saturday at Incheon International Airport immediately upon his return to Korea as prosecutors zero in on suspicious investments made by Cho's family....

 2019-09-15 12:33 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Small group of Taiwanese gathers in Taipei to sing songs in support of Hong Kong anti-government protesters with more rallies planned...

A small group of Taiwanese gathered in one of Taipei's most famous shopping districts on Sunday to sing songs in solidarity with the anti-government protesters who again took to the streets of Hong Kong.About 10 people, dressed in black and with masks...

 2019-09-15 12:30 

China Post

Fishermen rescue mangrove forests...
 2019-09-15 12:30 

China Post

Breaking down social barriers while recycling in Mozambique...
 2019-09-15 12:30 

Yonhap News

Political feud over Cho Kuk issue expected to escalate after Chuseok...

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's ruling and conservative opposition parties ......

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