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 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

New strain of coronavirus detected in Wuhan, 22 flights from Malaysia....

The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus detected in Wuhan, China has prompted health authorities in Malaysia to keep a close watch on the situation by screening the body temperature of international travellers arriving at the airports of Malaysia. A t...

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

North Korea names army figure as new foreign minister...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has named as its new foreign minster a former senior army officer with little experience in dealings with the United States, in a possible indication it will take a harder line with Washington in stalled nuclear...

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

CNY Taboos | Taiwan dos and don'ts during holidays...

Chinese New Year is just around the corner! As we all get excited about red envelopes (that is - if you're still young/lucky enough to be on the receiving end), great food and parties, take a look at some activities commonly viewed as taboos during CN...

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

Taiwan closes borders to current, former Wuhan residents...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan tightened its border control Thursday, mandating a health declaration by all visitors from China and banning the entry of residents of the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly new coronavirus. Minister of Health and...

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

Bloom: Red Sox won't rush to have manager by spring training...

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday it's possible they won't hire someone before pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12. "It ...

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

CNY celebrations | Colorful lanterns light up Lugang old town...

(CHANGHUA) — Are you still planning your travels during the Chinese New Year? Lugang is one of the most charming old towns in Changhua County, central Taiwan....

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

The Latest: Barty 1st player into 4th round at Aussie Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The top-ranked women's player in the world is also the first one into the fourth round at the Australian Open. French Open champion and local hope Ash Ba...

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

New coronavirus cases rise to 571 in mainland China...

BEIJING (The China Daily/ANN) — China's National Health Commission said cases of the new coronavirus pneumonia disease rose to 571 on the Chinese mainland as of Wednesday midnight, including 95 in critical condition, and fatalities rose to 17, o...

 2020-01-24 02:11 

China Post

NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019...

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 ...

 2020-01-24 02:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

Training a lens on South Korea to record Japan’s colonial past:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Japanese colonial settlers are long gone, and "silent witnesses" to the turbulent period that mo...

 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

Mazda Team Joest wins 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 pole...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

Mexican guardsmen break up migrant caravan along highway...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

Olympics: Tokyo preparations largely on track with 6 months to go 2020/1/24...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

Legal measures needed to boost school attendance of foreigners in Japan: education ministry 2020/1/24...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

First stage of extradition hearing for top Huawei exec ends...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphone...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak 2020/1/24...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

Limestone cave 'Lover's Sanctuary' lures couples in western Japan...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

'Doomsday Clock' set 100 seconds to 'catastrophe' 2020/1/24...
 2020-01-24 02:04 

The Mainichi

'Dark Shadows,' 'Cagney & Lacey' actor John Karlen dies...
 2020-01-24 02:00 

China Post

Trump to sign U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal Wednesday...

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement on Wednesday, according to the White House. The deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement passed on bipartisan votes in Congr...

 2020-01-24 02:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Pokemon-themed manhole covers popping up across Hokkaido:The Asahi Shimbun...

SAPPORO--Cities and towns across Hokkaido are going to extraordinary lengths to equip their streets...

 2020-01-24 01:51 

RTHK News

Hong Kong stocks flat after week of virus jitters...

Hong Kong shares were flat in Friday's opening trade as the market stabilised following a week of investor nerves over the mainland's coronavirus outb......

 2020-01-24 01:31 

South China Morning Post

Apple pushes back against EU's call for common charger, warns of innovation risks...

iPhone maker Apple on Thursday pushed back against EU lawmakers' call for a common charger, warning the move could hamper innovation, create a mountain of electronic waste and irk consumers.Apple's comments came a week after lawmakers at the Europ...

 2020-01-24 01:30 

South China Morning Post

Wealthy Chinese visiting Singapore for Lunar New Year drawn to high-end real estate...

Lunar New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. But instead of traditional reunion dinners, some families have another ritual: luxury apartment shopping in Singapore.With the political unrest in Hong Kong showing no signs of stoppin...

 2020-01-24 01:14 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 2nd confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus...
 2020-01-24 01:08 

China Post

Woods opens with 69 at Torrey North to start new year...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods had his lowest opening round of the year since 2011. It wasn't enough to be among the leaders Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open, but it was fine with him. Coming off his record-tying 82nd victory in his last PGA...

 2020-01-24 01:08 

China Post

Rematch! James, Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains again...

MIAMI (AP) — It'll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They ...

 2020-01-24 01:08 

China Post

Trial highlights: Conspiracy theories and fidget spinners...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump's imp...

 2020-01-24 01:08 

China Post

Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officer...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento policewoman in an ambush last year. Adel Sambrano Ramos, 46, appeared in court and showed no reaction to ...

 2020-01-24 01:04 

NHK

Japan crude steel output falls to 10-year low...

Japan's output of crude steel fell last year to its lowest level since the global financial crisis a decade ago....

 2020-01-24 01:00 

China Post

Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphone...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to find a legal marijuana shop in California? Grab your smartphone. In another step to curb the state's flourishing illegal pot market, California regulators proposed rules Thursday that would require legal shops to post ...

 2020-01-24 01:00 

South China Morning Post

No cure but China offers pointers on Wuhan coronavirus treatment...

With no cure to offer, China's top health body has advised hospitals to use a range of treatments including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and "artificial lungs" to tackle a deadly coronavirus.In guidelines published on Thursday afternoon,...

 2020-01-24 01:00 

Yonhap News

(Yonhap Feature) Middle-aged workers feel pinch of economic downturn...

By Kim Deok-hyun SEJONG, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Koreans have long joked that the nati......

 2020-01-24 00:59 

Yonhap News

New satellite images suggest possible flight drill at N. Korean airfield...

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) -- Recent satellite imagery revealed military aircraft flight prep......

 2020-01-24 00:55 

RTHK News

Mainland death toll from Wuhan virus hits 25: govt...

The death toll in the mainland's viral outbreak has risen to 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to 830, the national health commission said on Friday.The body said authorities also were examining 1,072 suspected cases of the virus.The...

 2020-01-24 00:55 

NHK

China: Coronavirus death toll rises to 25...

China's health authorities say they have confirmed 25 deaths as of Thursday from the outbreak of pneumonia that is likely caused by a new strain of coronavirus....

 2020-01-24 00:25 

NHK

Brexit deal becomes law ahead of Jan. 31 exit...

The bill authorizing Britain's exit deal with the European Union officially became law on Thursday, paving the way for the country 's departure from the 28-nation bloc next week....

 2020-01-24 00:13 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Jan. 24)...

The ongoing massacre The Justice Ministry has lost its senses. It has carried out a seco......

 2020-01-24 00:13 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Jan. 24)...

Transgender soldier Sexual minorities deserve to serve in military The Army's decis......

 2020-01-24 00:12 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Jan. 24)...

Declining growthReliance on fiscal spending to bolster the economy is unsustainable Prel......

 2020-01-24 00:10 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-01-24 00:09 

China Post

Lawyer: Family slaughter 'almost unbearable' for Utah father...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The killing of a Utah mother and three of her children by a gunman identified by police as her 16-year-old son is "nearly unbearable" for the father of their children, a lawyer said Thursday. Colin L. Haynie "respec...

 2020-01-24 00:09 

China Post

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Taipei: A Guide to Proper Etiquette...

TAIPEI (Undiscovered Taipei) — When the music in the stores changes, you know it's coming. When the red and gold decorations go up and entire storefronts in Taipei turn glittering and crimson, it's getting closer. Then the Dihua Street neigh...

 2020-01-24 00:08 

China Post

Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrn. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltrn departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets quality control coach, w...

 2020-01-24 00:08 

China Post

Chicharito seizes chance to be center of the Galaxy...

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Javier Hernndez has been to the top of the soccer world. He spent the last 10 years in Europe's top leagues, winning trophies and representing some of the biggest clubs. Yet from Manchester United to Sevilla, the Mexican st...

 2020-01-24 00:08 

China Post

Man charged in deaths of 3 teens after California crash...

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man was charged with murder Thursday following a weekend car crash that killed three 16-year-old boys and injured three other teens in Southern California, authorities said. A doorbell-ringing prank prompted Anurag Chandra...

 2020-01-24 00:08 

China Post

Mississippi governor tours prison rocked by deadly violence...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new governor says he and the i nterim corrections commissioner toured a troubled state prison to see conditions and to try to understand what led to an outburst of deadly violence in recent weeks. Gov. Tate Re...

 2020-01-24 00:08 

China Post

Garoppolo gets 49ers to Super Bowl with handoffs not throws...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese's old stomping grounds in Miami for the Super Bowl. Perhaps no quarterback sinc...

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