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 2021-01-20 11:36 

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Thomas to go on training program after anti-gay slur...

Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to "become a better person" after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month.Clothing brand Ralph Laure...

 2021-01-20 11:36 

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Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules...

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been "shamefully failed" by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the...

 2021-01-20 11:36 

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Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies.The ethic...

 2021-01-20 10:36 

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On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump's policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor's orders on immigration, climate chang...

 2021-01-20 10:36 

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Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's leader on Wednesday assured relatives of 62 people killed in a Sriwijaya Air plane crash that they will be compensated. President Joko Widodo visited the command center at Jakarta's international contain...

 2021-01-20 10:36 

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Italian PM Conte works to cement majority after narrow vote...

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a junior coalition ally yanked his support over Conte's handling of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2021-01-20 10:36 

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Popular Thai politician charged with defaming monarchy...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai officials on Wednesday filed criminal charges against a popular former politician, accusing him of defaming the monarchy by broadcasting criticism of government efforts to secure supplies of coronavirus vaccines.The action agains...

 2021-01-20 10:36 

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India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nations...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighboring countries on Wednesday, as the world's largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping develo...

 2021-01-20 10:36 

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China labels Pompeo 'doomsday clown' over genocide claims...

BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a "doomsday clown" and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely "...

 2021-01-20 10:36 

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Biden's first act: orders on pandemic, climate, immigration...

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executives orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promises.Highlights of actions Biden is taking Wednesday:THE C...

 2021-01-20 10:06 

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Photographer praised for stunning photo of train station in Taiwan woods...

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 2021-01-20 10:06 

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Taipei International Book Exhibition canceled due to COVID-19 : MOC...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC,) announced on Wednesday that the 2021 Taipei International Book Exhibition (2021), running from Jan. 26-31 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the online book fair and the ...

 2021-01-20 09:36 

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Outreach by Tunisian leaders fails to quell youth unrest...

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions....

 2021-01-20 09:36 

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Super Host? Bucs can become 1st to play Super Bowl at....

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday. If they do, it might come with an asterisk.No team has ever played a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Tom Brady and the underdog Bucs (13-5) will try to become the first to do s...

 2021-01-20 09:36 

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EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald Trump and that ...

 2021-01-20 09:35 

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EXPLAINER: Why US accused China of genocide and what's next...

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state's accusation of genocide against China touches on a hot-button human rights issue between China and the West.In one of his final acts in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Tuesday that Chin...

 2021-01-20 08:36 

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Israel pushes settlement construction as Trump leaves office...

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli watchdog group said Tuesday that the government approved nearly 2,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements a day before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Israeli authorities made a major...

 2021-01-20 08:36 

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Chiefs' Chad Henne goes from backup QB to playoff stage...

Chad Henne came off the bench cold in the heat of a tense playoff game and delivered the game-sealing plays for Kansas City in his most consequential performance in a win since 2013.Henne became just the latest understudy quarterback to deliver a memorabl...

 2021-01-20 08:36 

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3 title game quarterbacks hare similar draft history...

Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen have something in common besides being three of the four starting quarterbacks remaining in the NFL playoffs.The three were picked in the first round by teams coming off a playoff berth in moves that Green Bay...

 2021-01-20 08:35 

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Israel pushes settlement construction as Trump leaves office...

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli watchdog group said Tuesday that the government approved nearly 2,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements a day before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Israeli authorities made a major...

 2021-01-20 08:35 

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Hollywood returns: Gaga, J. Lo headline Biden inauguration...

Gaga. J. Lo. Hanks. Legend. Miranda. Bruuuuuce.It's a far cry from a normal inauguration, with Washington locked down due to security concerns, and most inaugural events gone virtual because of the raging coronavirus pandemic. But one thing is back th...

 2021-01-20 08:35 

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Rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State tops Pac-12 week...

Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon State at No 21 Oregon, Saturday. One of the nation's longest home winning streaks will be on the line when the rivalry once known as the Civil War hits the hardwood. T...

 2021-01-20 08:13 

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Boats emerge from Sahara sand to transport migrants to Spain...

DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Beneath a star-packed sky in the Sahara, smugglers and handymen unearth a boat buried in the sand, a made-to-order vessel for carrying migrants from the North African coast to Spain's Canary Islands.With seasoned sk...

 2021-01-20 08:13 

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Capped out: Flat salary cap makes NHL teams get creative...

In the 16 years since the salary cap has been a reality in the NHL, it has never been this much of a challenge to maneuver. Teams that made moves in 2019 and right up to the 2020 trade deadline expected the cap to increase substantially from the current $...

 2021-01-20 08:04 

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Family member of case 864 works in Taipei 101...

CECC () spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang () said case 864 had been in contact with the employee on Jan. 16 and 17....

 2021-01-19 07:27 

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European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic...

MILAN (AP) — European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the capital-intensive industry.New car registrations sank by 23.7%, or 3 million vehicles, to 9.9 million units, according to...

 2021-01-19 07:27 

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Ding Dang's musical postponed in Taiwan on virus resurgence...
 2021-01-19 07:27 

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Ten creative red envelopes to share for Chinese New Year...

As the new year begins, everyone has started collecting red envelopes. Against this backdrop, Pinkoi, a leading e-commerce platform, has recently joined hands with famous Taiwanese and Japanese illustrators to launch ten creative red envelope packages....

 2021-01-19 07:27 

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4 hurt in string of shootings in Pocono Mountains community...

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) — At least four people were injured Monday in a string of shootings that prompted an order to shelter in place for a Pennsylvania community in the Pocono Mountains, authorities said.Shots rang out not far from each other in at...

 2021-01-19 06:57 

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Taiwan confirms 4 local, 2 imported infections, tally at 868...

The Central Epidemic Command Center reported 4 local and 2 more imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 868....

 2021-01-19 06:57 

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President Tsai welcomes new British Office representative...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met with new representative of the British Office Taipei John Dennis on Tuesday and expressed hopes for further dialogue and deeper bilateral cooperation between the two nations....

 2021-01-19 06:27 

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Stickless Stephenson gets winner, Vegas beats Coyotes 4-2...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stickless Chandler Stephenson was credited with the game-winning goal, Robin Lehner made 30 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Monday night.Not too long after the first of Reilly Smith's two goa...

 2021-01-19 06:27 

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Warriors rally from 14 down in 4th, beat Lakers 115-113...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 23 and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113 on Monday night.LeBron James' 3-pointer gave the L...

 2021-01-19 06:27 

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it's 2019. Social media stars waving bottles of champagne. DJs spinning party tunes through multi-hour brunches.Since becoming one of the world...

 2021-01-19 06:27 

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A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases...

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.Th...

 2021-01-19 06:27 

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ESPN report: Mets GM sent explicit texts to female reporter...

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs, ESPN reported Monday night.Porter sent dozens of texts to the woman, concluding...

 2021-01-19 05:27 

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Biden's hefty to-do list starts with a flurry of orders...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has given himself an imposing to-do list for his earliest days as president and many promises to keep over the longer haul.Overshadowing everything at the very start is Biden's effort to win congressional approval of ...

 2021-01-19 05:27 

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Roberts to swear in yet another president who opposed him...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Someday, perhaps, John Roberts will swear in a new president who doesn't wish someone else was chief justice of the United States.Wednesday won't be that day.When Roberts leads President-elect Joe Biden in the oath of offic...

 2021-01-19 05:27 

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Rescuers in phone contact with workers trapped in China mine...

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers are in telephone contact with workers trapped for more than a week following an explosion in a gold mine in China and have been able to send them food and medicine, an official said Tuesday. Chen Fei, the mayor of the city of...

 2021-01-19 05:27 

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Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans...

DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event that will celebrate the nation's diversity on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.Vic...

 2021-01-19 05:27 

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Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big.He flew to Warm Springs, the Georgia town whose thermal waters once brought Franklin Delano Roosevelt comfort from polio, and pledged a restitching of A...

 2021-01-19 05:27 

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Biden's national security Cabinet nominees face Senate tests...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's national security Cabinet may be bare on Day One of his presidency, but an inauguration-eve spurt of Senate confirmation hearings suggests that won't be the case for long.While the nominees to he...

 2021-01-19 05:27 

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Asia Today: China sees virus outbreaks across its northeast...

BEIJING (AP) — China was dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast on Tuesday, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans ahead of next month's Lunar New Year holiday. The country reported another 118 cases on Tuesday, w...

 2021-01-19 05:26 

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Butler scores 30, unbeaten No. 2 Baylor tops No. 9 Kansas...

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler had a season-high 30 points and eight assists as No. 2 Baylor remained undefeated with a 77-69 victory Monday night over No. 9 Kansas, which has lost consecutive Big 12 games for the first time in nearly eight years.T...

 2021-01-19 05:26 

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Gibson posts shutout, Ducks hold off Wild 1-0 in home opener...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 33 saves in his 20th career shutout, and Nicolas Deslauriers scored early in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks' 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.After two scoreless periods dominated...

 2021-01-19 05:14 

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Exhausted hospital chaplains bring solace to lonely, dying...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inside hospital rooms across America, where the sick are alone without family to comfort them, the grim task of offering solace falls to overworked and emotionally drained hospital chaplains who are dealing with more death than th...

 2021-01-19 05:14 

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Group: Billions in aid needed to help Afghan kids in 2021...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organization said Tuesday, and called for billions in new funds for aid.Just over 18 million Afghans, ...

 2021-01-19 04:27 

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After seeing floods, Indonesian leader to visit quake zone...

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings Tuesday on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless.The 6.2 magnitude earthquake Friday that killed at least 84 people w...

 2021-01-19 04:27 

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Hurricanes score 3 in third to beat Predators 4-2...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored and James Reimer made 31 saves for Ca...

 2021-01-19 04:27 

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New York Times lists Kaohsiung among '52 Places to Love'...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The New York Times recently listed Kaohsiung on "2021 52 Places to Love" featuring 2,000 destinations, making it the only Taiwanese destination on the list this year. The list was compiled in response to the New Yor...

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