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 2020-02-28 01:38 

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Taiwan doubles efforts to attract Muslim tourists...

Taiwan has doubled its efforts to be more Muslim-friendly and attractive, including training talents in the tourism sector, offering incentives for travel agencies to roll out Muslim travel packages and promoting Halal certified restaurants and establishm...

 2020-02-28 01:38 

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869,000 sign petition calling for Moon to be impeached...

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Even as the government goes all out to curb the spread of the virus, such as revising an infectious disease Act to fine people up to US$2,400 for refusing a virus test, and limiting the export of face masks to 10 per c...

 2020-02-28 01:07 

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Indonesian office supplies face masks to students, undocumented workers...

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Indonesian representative office in Taipei said Thursday it is providing some 2,400 surgical face masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel corona...

 2020-02-27 19:01 

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'Shalom Alaaf': Cologne carnival music is becoming more political...

"A clown nose on your face, a kippa on your head: Shalom Alaaf Shalom! Christian or Jew, we all go crazy today. Hevenu Shalom Alechem — We want peace." The message comes from Rolly Brings, a veteran of the Cologne music scene. He has dedicat...

 2020-02-27 19:01 

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Meet the jury of the 70th Berlinale...
 2020-02-27 19:01 

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Greta Thunberg's sister launches her singing career...

News about the climate activist Greta Thunberg is certainly nothing new on the international media scene, but rarely does one hear about her younger sister, Beata Ernman. That may be about to change as Ernman, who is three years Thunberg's junior, beg...

 2020-02-27 19:01 

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Cologne Carnival: 11 tips for beginners...
 2020-02-27 19:01 

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Germany in shock and rage: reactions to the shooting in Hanau...

In a statement Thursday noon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while indicating that it was still too early to come to a final conclusion over the act, said that everything pointed to it having been motivated by right-wing radicalism and racism. She conti...

 2020-02-27 19:01 

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Emancipation for men: Barbican explores new masculinities in #MeToo era...

If you're looking for a daring display of masculinity manifested in the male-dominated world of architecture, look no further than the Barbican in London. The brutalist construction seems just like a film set straight out of "Mad Men:" sleek l...

 2020-02-27 19:01 

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EU health ministers hold coronavirus meeting — As it happened...

EU health ministers convened in Brussels for an emergency meeting on how to prevent the virus from spreading in Europe. The epidemic — officially named COVID-19 — has killed 1,367 people and infected nearly 60,000 worldwide German Health Minis...

 2020-02-27 18:41 

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Living Planet: Toxic times...

Living Planet: Toxic times The China Post...

 2020-02-27 18:41 

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11 facts about the 70th Berlin film festival...

1. New leadership, new ideas This year the Berlinale turns 70 and faces a new beginning. After 19 years of festival leadership under Dieter Kosslick, a new era has begun under artistic director Carlo Chatrian and executive director Mariette Rissenbeek. Th...

 2020-02-27 18:41 

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Bravos in Bonn for the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle...

The brochure to the concert on February 22 contains a quote from the composer Richard Wagner: "Here every impetuosity, every longing and ranting of the heart becomes a blissful exuberance of joy." Wagner was describing the Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig...

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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| Gorgeous Tainan fruit and vegetables market to open in....

(24) | A ceremonial beam raising ceremony was held on Monday as the Tainan's Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market in southern Taiwan started to take shape. The new market is expected to open to the public in March next year....

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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24 Eslite Dunnan Bookstore to close in May...

Eslite Bookstore is often called the pride of Taiwan....

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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| Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage postponed due to outbreak...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage, one of the most significant religious events in Taiwan, will be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, the organizer said in a Thursday morning press conference....

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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Enjoy the sea of lavender and cherry blossoms in central....

Discover Taiwan Discover Taiwan will take you to explore the hidden lavender cottage in the mountains in Xinshe District, Wuling farm, the top destination to see cherry blossoms, and the New Era Art Resort & SPA covered by floral blankets....

 2020-02-27 15:29 

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— DAKA | Most chilling rest stop on Suhua....

| After the highway was opened to the public on Jan. 6, a newly designed Starbucks store, became an Instagram sensation in Eastern Taiwan....

 2020-02-27 15:29 

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Partly cloudy to sunny skies forecast for 228 holiday...

As the northeast monsoon strengthens, temperatures will slightly drop on Feb. 26-27 in northern and northeastern Taiwan with highs of 22 to 23 degrees, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-02-27 11:26 

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Cabinet approves NT$60 billion budget bill to cope with coronavirus...

Taiwan's Cabinet approved a NT$60 billion (US$1.96 billion) special budget bill Thursday to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, two days after the nation's lawmaking body passed a bill to that end....

 2020-02-27 11:26 

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Travelers from Italy to be subjected to quarantine from Friday...

All travelers entering Taiwan from Italy will have to be quarantined for 14 days from Friday because of a sharp hike of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in that country, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Thursday....

 2020-02-27 10:56 

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Two Taiwanese quarantined in Russia free from coronavirus...

Two Taiwanese nationals who were quarantined in Russia have left the hospital after they tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 10:56 

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SARS antibody could lead to rapid testing for COVID-19: NHRI...

A SARS antibody could be used to develop a rapid diagnostic test for the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) Vice President Sytwu Huey-kang ( ) said Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 10:25 

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Taiwan Tech unveils mask disinfection device amid virus scare...

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) on Thursday displayed a machine it has developed to disinfect used surgical masks, at a time when demand far outstrips supply due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic....

 2020-02-27 10:25 

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Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to be postponed...

TAIPEI (CNA)—Organizers of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, said Thursday that the event will be postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, a reversal from an announcement they made the pre...

 2020-02-27 07:19 

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Will 5G mobile networks wreck weather forecasting?...

Weather forecasting has never been as precise as it is today. That's thanks in large part to Earth observation satellites, which record and deliver a variety of exact weather data. That data then gets fed into computer models to generate weather repor...

 2020-02-27 07:19 

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Fashion & the Spirit of the Times...
 2020-02-27 07:19 

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German LNG terminal plans fuel anger among environmentalists...

When the European Parliament voted to back a slate of fossil gas infrastructure projects earlier this month, it sent a clear signal to countries across the bloc that liquefied natural gas (LNG) is, for the time being at least, regarded as a welcome compon...

 2020-02-27 07:18 

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'Always derogatory'? Germany battles over the N-word...

In the Duden online German dictionary, the word "Neger" (hereafter referred to as the N-word) is defined as a term for "a person of (very) dark skin." In German, it is considered today to be the equivalent of both the dated and debated Eng...

 2020-02-27 07:18 

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Crocodiles in Belize: The fierce animals in need of protection...

Project goal: The non-governmental organizationCrocodile Research Coalition (CRC) works in Belize to protect crocodiles and their habitats. They also raise awareness about peaceful coexistence between the animals and local communities. Project implementat...

 2020-02-27 07:18 

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EU votes for more gas infrastructure, angering climate activists...

Despite intense lobbying from climate activists, members of the European Parliament today voted to approve the Projects of Commons Interest (known as the PCI list) that will channel billions in EU funding into new fossil fuel infrastructure. Energy projec...

 2020-02-27 07:18 

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Will trains play a key role in the European Green Deal?...

Night trains are making a glorious comeback in several European countries, banking on the penchant for nostalgic traveling while sleeping. After a 16-year break the first night train connecting Vienna and Brussels left the Austrian capital in mid-January....

 2020-02-27 06:50 

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Tackling climate change from Kyoto to Paris and beyond...

"It was tingling all the way to the end," said climate scientist and lawyer Hermann Ott, describing the marathon negotiations that stretched into the early hours of the morning and charted the course for humanity's fight against climate change...

 2020-02-27 06:50 

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Coronavirus: Timeline of the deadly virus in China and worldwide...

Coronavirus: Timeline of the deadly virus in China and worldwide The China Post...

 2020-02-27 06:49 

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TOR, Psiphon, Signal and Co.: How to move unrecognized on the internet...

How do I become visible to others on the internet? Basically, all internet traffic is visible to everyone who has access to the servers through which it flows — just as a postcard can be read by any mail carrier. A lot of data can reveal your identi...

 2020-02-27 06:48 

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Elbphilharmonie Orchestra...

Concert Hour is your ticket to the German classical music festival scene. From the Schwetzingen Festival to the Bayreuth Festival, the Bachfest in Leipzig and the Beethovenfest in Bonn, we have the picks of the season: two hours of music, updated regularl...

 2020-02-27 06:48 

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Bats: Secrets of the flying mammal...
 2020-02-27 06:48 

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Catherrine Leclery: 'We are all drag queens'...

Lipstick, mascara, powder — Andre's compact beauty case holds about 100 accessories. He unpacks each one and put it on the dressing table, neatly, accurately: everything has its place. Less than an hour later, Andre has become Catherrine, as on ...

 2020-02-27 06:48 

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Shift Living in the Digital Age...
 2020-02-27 06:48 

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Prison inmates premiere new production of Beethoven's 'Fidelio'...

On a rainy Wednesday evening, theater goers entered Berlin's Tegel prison, eager and willing to be locked in for the next several hours. After storing their belongings — no cell phones or other personal items were allowed inside — visitors...

 2020-02-27 06:48 

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Why do men send women 'dick pics' without consent?...

A sex scandal is shaking up French politics these days. Parisian mayor candidate Benjamin Griveaux has abandoned his campaign after a video allegedly featuring him masturbating surfaced online. Believed to have sent it to a love interest, Griveaux has not...

 2020-02-27 06:48 

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How Carnival in Germany reacted to racist shootings in Hanau...

Carefree Carnival partying is unimaginable for most Hanau locals in the wake of racist attacks that left 11 people dead in their town on Wednesday. While the city's main Carnival parade was canceled, celebrations and parades will go ahead this weekend...

 2020-02-27 06:48 

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Crop-dusting drones — making work safer and easier for farmers...

Heng Sopheak is not a farmer himself. The 38-year-old used to work as an IT expert in a textiles factory in Phnom Penh. But now, he's found a new lease on life — one that gives him more of a sense of purpose. In the past, Sopheak often came into...

 2020-02-27 06:46 

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Can elephant grass reduce cows' greenhouse gas emissions?...

Can elephant grass reduce cows' greenhouse gas emissions? The China Post...

 2020-02-27 06:46 

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The vet who rescues animals from war zones...

When towns and cities are torn apart by war, one of the last things people think about are animals caged in zoos. In many cases, they become trapped inside a conflict. From Mosul to Aleppo and Kosovo to Cairo, Amir Khalil is a veterinarian with animal wel...

 2020-02-27 04:11 

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Singapore, S. Korea and HK rebound, other Asian markets bleed...

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) — Markets in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea enjoyed a relief rebound yesterday even as others in Asia extended losses following a global stock rout stoked by fears that the rapid rise in new coronavirus cases ...

 2020-02-27 03:39 

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2 Taiwanese coronavirus patients discharged from hospital in Japan...

Two of the five Taiwanese who contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise liner were discharged from hospitals in Japan on Wednesday, with the Taiwan representative office in that country ready to make arrangements for them to retur...

 2020-02-27 03:39 

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Taiwan upgrades travel alert for Iran amid virus outbreak...

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday raised its travel alert for Iran from Level 1 to Level 2, citing a surge in the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in that country to nearly 100 in a matter of days....

 2020-02-27 03:08 

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Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to go ahead: temple chairman...

The Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, will still be held this year despite concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, its organizer said Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 03:08 

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Taiwan to start clinical trials on antiviral drug remdesivir...

TAIPEI (CNA) — National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) has consulted with the United States and is to start clinical trials in Taiwan of the antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19 coronavirus, the Central Epidemic Command Center ...

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