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 2020-07-05 07:38 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

National security law: Hongkongers can still criticise government, top official says, as legal scholar refutes notion of prosecution for provoking hatred towards authorities...

A prominent adviser to China's top legislative body believes Hong Kong people cannot be prosecuted for provoking hatred towards the authorities under the sweeping national security law, while the city's No 2 official has sought to reassure residen...

 2020-07-05 07:35 

NHK

18 dead in floods in Kumamoto...

The death toll from floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, has reached 18. Authorities say another 16 people have no vital signs and 14 are missing....

 2020-07-05 07:22 

Nikkei Asian Review

With hot springs and yoga, Matsue creates a teleworkers' paradise...

MATSUE, Japan -- Blessed with hot springs and beautiful scenery, the bucolic city of Matsue wants to provide a retreat for stressed-out telecommuters...

 2020-07-05 07:01 

NHK

Independence Day fireworks display in New York...

New York's annual fireworks display, celebrating Independence Day, took place in different locations without previous notice over a 6-day period to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-07-05 06:49 

NHK

Tokyo confirms 111 coronavirus cases on Sunday...

Sources at the Tokyo metropolitan government say 111 coronavirus cases were confirmed in the capital on Sunday....

 2020-07-05 06:46 

China Post

American coach makes his mark by winning Austrian title...
 2020-07-05 06:45 

China Post

More than 4,000 coronavirus tests in F1 prove negative...
 2020-07-05 06:45 

China Post

Red Bull loses appeal against Mercedes' new steering system...
 2020-07-05 06:45 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Coronavirus: two new local Covid-19 cases reported in Hong Kong, source says...

Hong Kong has two new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, a source says, ending a three-week streak of zero local infections.That brings the total number of cases in the city to 1,260, with seven related deaths. The last time a locally transmitted coro...

 2020-07-05 06:45 

China Post

Hard work for F1 to figure out rest of 2020 calendar...
 2020-07-05 06:44 

China Post

Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP...
 2020-07-05 06:44 

China Post

NBA emphasizes mental health as teams await Disney 'bubble'...
 2020-07-05 06:43 

China Post

Frances Tiafoe has coronavirus, exits Atlanta tennis event...
 2020-07-05 06:42 

China Post

D-backs' MadBum back on mound, tries to stay healthy in camp...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's new pitching addition Madison Bumgarner was having a little fun on the mound during his first summer workout on Saturday, dropping down sidearm and firing a fastball that buzzed catcher Stephen Vogt, who quickly spun out...

 2020-07-05 06:42 

China Post

Agent: Cambage expected out; severe risk if she gets virus...

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent. "In the evaluation of Liz Cambage's health and pre-existing risk factors with her team doctor...

 2020-07-05 06:41 

China Post

Yanks' Tanaka hit in head; LeMahieu, Cessa test positive...

NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images. This wasn't a scene anyone at Yankee Stadium wanted to see. Tanaka was alert ...

 2020-07-05 06:40 

China Post

Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change...
 2020-07-05 06:33 

Yonhap News

Osan city holds annual memorial event honoring fallen U.S. soldiers in 1st Korean War battle...

OSAN, South Korea, July 5 (Yonhap) -- An annual memorial ceremony was held Sunday to honor......

 2020-07-05 06:05 

South China Morning Post

Curious case of Pierre-Marie H and Henri M, French ex-spies who 'passed secrets to China'...

In a case that could be from a spy thriller, two former French intelligence agents go on trial on Monday accused of having passed on secrets to a foreign power.While French officials have been at pains to avoid releasing details of the affair, the pair ar...

 2020-07-05 06:05 

The Mainichi

Australia's Victoria state reports 74 new cases...
 2020-07-05 06:05 

The Mainichi

Move to online recruitment sees students in Japan spend less on job hunting 2020/7/5...
 2020-07-05 06:05 

The Mainichi

Armed protesters march through Georgia's Stone Mountain Park...
 2020-07-05 06:05 

The Mainichi

TEPCO launches huge vertical farm reliant on artificial light...
 2020-07-05 06:05 

The Mainichi

MLB: Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virus...
 2020-07-05 06:05 

The Mainichi

Croats vote in close parliamentary race as virus spikes...
 2020-07-05 06:01 

China Post

New French prime minister to focus on saving factory jobs...
 2020-07-05 06:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Nepal's start-up scene is thriving, but China and India have yet to notice...

When Meena Gurung graduated with a fashion degree four years ago, she headed straight home to Nepal from Ireland.Rather than building her career overseas, the 28-year-old was keen to create her own eco-friendly clothing brand. Her dream led her to start B...

 2020-07-05 05:55 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Sporadic cluster infections push new virus cases above 60 for 3rd day...

(ATTN: ADDS details throughout; CHANGES photos)By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap)......

 2020-07-05 05:49 

Central News Agency

Somaliland appoints first envoy to Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 5 (CNA) The self-declared African state of Somaliland has appointed senior diplomat Mohamed Omar Hagi Mohamoud as its first representative to Taiwan, according to a post on social media by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Satur...

 2020-07-05 05:32 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Coronavirus bling bling: Indian businessman wears US$4,000 custom gold mask for protection...

An Indian man said he paid about US$4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country.The precious metal covering weighs 60 grammes (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight days to make, said businessman Shankar Kur...

 2020-07-05 05:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

TSMC rebuffs Samsung challenge to chip foundry dominance...

TAIPEI/SEOUL -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is the heavyweight champion of contract chipmaking. But the company, which controls half of the...

 2020-07-05 05:27 

RTHK News

People to get HK$10,000 handouts starting on Monday...

The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, on Sunday said more than four million people who have signed up for the government's HK$10,000 handout will start receiving their payments from Monday two days earlier than scheduled. In his blog, Chan said around 5...

 2020-07-05 05:07 

Yonhap News

Main opposition party to return to National Assembly...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) will return to the......

 2020-07-05 05:06 

Ecns.cn

China upgrades emergency response to floods...

China upgraded its emergency response for flood control from level IV to level III on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, as incessant downpours continued to wreak havoc in vast stretches of the country....

 2020-07-05 05:00 

Yonhap News

Today in Korean history...

July 6 1905 -- Rhee Syng-man, who later became the first president of South Korea, plead......

 2020-07-05 04:58 

NHK

16 dead in floods in Kumamoto...

The death toll from floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, has reached 16. Authorities say 17 other people have no vital signs and 13 are missing....

 2020-07-05 04:58 

NHK

Trump calls for patriotism on Independence Day...

US President Donald Trump has called for patriotism at an event to celebrate the country's Independence Day....

 2020-07-05 04:48 

China Post

Lucky Brand files for bankruptcy, has offer to sell company...
 2020-07-05 04:35 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) N.K. paper calls for following through with Kim's order for 'maximum alert' against virus...

(ATTN: UPDATES with other state media reports) SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea&apo......

 2020-07-05 04:34 

Yonhap News

S. Korea's gold bourse turnover hits new record high amid virus pandemic...

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's gold turnover reached an all-time high in the......

 2020-07-05 04:34 

Nikkei Asian Review

Kim Jong Un's fury stems from his blaming Moon for Hanoi debacle...

SEOUL -- The tensions that are ratcheting up on the Korean Peninsula are traceable to South Korean President Moon Jae-in's advice to North Korean lead...

 2020-07-05 04:34 

RTHK News

'HK may have first local Covid-19 cases in 3 weeks'...

Sources say Hong Kong's 21-day streak without any locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19 may have come to an end.It's understood that two people have tested positive for coronavirus, and it's not clear how they could have picked up the bug.Howe...

 2020-07-05 04:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

National security law won't affect overseas students much in Hong Kong's universities, PolyU deputy president says...

Hong Kong's universities are likely to continue attracting international students despite the introduction of a sweeping national security law, according to Polytechnic University's deputy president and provost Alexander Wai Ping-kong."Univers...

 2020-07-05 04:24 

South China Morning Post

'Understand me Chinaman?' US woman in foul-mouthed, anti-Asian tirade faces battery charge in separate case...

A woman whose racist, anti-Asian tirades last month shocked the public and the city of Torrance has a warrant out for her arrest in connection to a confrontation separate from those recently captured on mobile phone videos at a park.Lena Hernandez, 54, wa...

 2020-07-05 04:24 

Central News Agency

Bus company fined for refusing service to 'perfumed' migrant workers - Focus Taiwan...

Taichung, July 5 (CNA) A Taichung bus driver who verbally abused and refused service to migrant workers for wearing too much perfume received a serious demerit and caused his company to be fined by the city government on Saturday....

 2020-07-05 04:05 

The Mainichi

Modernized historical Tokyo library opens new chapter to share nostalgic beauty...
 2020-07-05 04:05 

The Mainichi

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest...
 2020-07-05 04:05 

The Mainichi

'Mask police' on the prowl in Japan targeting people not covering up over virus fears 2020/7/5...
 2020-07-05 04:05 

The Mainichi

China says Beijing's coronavirus outbreak wanes...
 2020-07-05 04:05 

The Mainichi

About 50 people rescued from flood-hit nursing home in Kumamoto...

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