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 2020-02-27 20:12 

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China says it welcomes UN human rights chief to visit Xinjiang...

Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said on Wednesday that the country welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to visit its northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region this year....

 2020-02-27 20:05 

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Recovered patients of coronavirus infection donate plasma in Beijing...

Recovered coronavirus patients donate plasma in a blood donation bus at the Beijing You'an Hospital in Beijing, Feb. 27, 2020....

 2020-02-27 19:41 

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Confident novel coronavirus outbreak under control by late April: health expert...

Renowned Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan said he is confident that the novel coronavirus outbreak would be basically under control by the end of April....

 2020-02-27 19:41 

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Lithuania declares state of emergency over possible spread of novel coronavirus...

The Lithuanian authorities declared on Wednesday a state of emergency in the country over the possible spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 19:41 

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Kyrgyzstan quarantines passengers from Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan...

Kyrgyzstan has decided to quarantine passengers from Iran, South Korea, Italy and Japan, local media reported on Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 19:41 

Japan Times

Japan judo federation names bulk of Olympic team...

Shohei Ono will grapple for his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 73-kg division, this time on home soil, after being named to ......

 2020-02-27 19:40 

Yonhap News

Blue Jays' Ryu Hyun-jin allows home run in up-and-down 1st spring start...

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin served up a towering home run but pitched out of a......

 2020-02-27 19:25 

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Trump appoints Pence to oversee U.S. response to COVID-19 outbreak...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-02-27 19:25 

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EU calls for coordination in response to COVID-19...

The European Union (EU) is working to coordinate public health care response among its member states to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-02-27 19:19 

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In pics: The Art of the Brick exhibit preview...

Featuring more than 100 sculptures made from over a million LEGO bricks, The Art of the Brick, the world's largest collection of LEGO artworks, will open at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles, U.S., Feb.28, 2020....

 2020-02-27 19:17 

Japan Times

Dollar briefly falls below 110 in Tokyo as Nikkei slides on virus fears...

The dollar temporarily slipped through 110 in Tokyo trading Thursday as concerns climbed about the spread of the new coronavirus.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ......

 2020-02-27 19:17 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: 6,000 people held on cruise ship as Mexico conducts tests...

Some 6,000 people are being held on a cruise ship at the Mexican port of Cozumel while medical experts conduct tests to rule out the presence of the new coronavirus, officials said on Thursday.The MSC Meraviglia has docked on Cozumel island off the coast ...

 2020-02-27 19:15 

Nikkei Asian Review

Suntory, Asahi and Kirin face sober reality in Japan...

TOKYO/OSAKA -- The town of Shimamoto, near Kyoto, is known as the site of a bloody 16th-century samurai battle and as a source of pure water for tradi...

 2020-02-27 19:15 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan government lender won't get out of coal overseas...

TOKYO -- Despite growing global pushback against coal-fired power plants, the state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation says it plans to co...

 2020-02-27 19:15 

Nikkei Asian Review

China extends $70bn lifeline to jump-start small businesses...

BEIJING -- Chinese officials have approved 500 billion yuan ($71 billion) in fresh financing that will provide cheap loans to smaller enterprises stru...

 2020-02-27 19:15 

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Crew members to start disembarking from virus-hit Diamond Princess in Japan...

Crew members on the novel coronavirus-inflicted Diamond Princess cruise ship which was quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama will start disembarking on Thursday, the government said....

 2020-02-27 19:15 

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S.Korea's central bank cuts 2020 economic growth outlook to 2.1 pct over COVID-19 outbreak...

South Korea's central bank cut the country's 2020 economic growth outlook to 2.1 percent Thursday on worry about the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-02-27 19:15 

Japan Times

All schools in Japan told to close until April over virus outbreak...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday asked all elementary, junior high and high schools nationwide to close from Monday until the end of their spring ......

 2020-02-27 19:14 

NHK

Japan govt. asks childcare centers to stay open...

Japan's welfare ministry has asked local authorities to keep childcare facilities open while schools nationwide are closed amid the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 19:01 

China Post

'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 

China Post

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

China Post

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 

China Post

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

China Post

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 

China Post

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 

China Post

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 18:57 

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U.S. confirms possible community spread of COVID-19...

The United States on Wednesday confirmed a coronavirus infection in California in a person who reportedly did not have any relevant travel history or close contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

 2020-02-27 18:51 

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Expert: China to contain COVID-19 epidemic by end of April...

China will contain the coronavirus epidemic by the end of April, the head of China's COVID-19 expert team, Zhong Nanshan, said in a press conference held in Guangzhou City on Thursday....

 2020-02-27 18:47 

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119 Indian nationals onboard Diamond Princess arrives in New Delhi...

India's Ministry of External Affairs said 119 Indian nationals, including 113 crew members and six passengers, who were onboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship, were brought back to New Delhi on Thursday....

 2020-02-27 18:47 

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China transports 84,000 workers by train for resumption of production...

China has transported a total of 84,000 workers by special trains to resume work and production amid the COVID-19 outbreak since the first such train began operation on Feb. 16, according to the Ministry of Public Security....

 2020-02-27 18:47 

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Aussie state officials urge individuals, businesses to prepare for possible COVID-19 pandemic...

The Australian state government of New South Wales (NSW) has told individuals and businesses to prepare for a possible COVID-19 pandemic, warning that the novel virus is likely to converge with the winter flu season....

 2020-02-27 18:47 

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China urges orderly resumption of entry, exit services...

China has rolled out a series of measures to facilitate entry and exit services in an effort to support the country's resumption of work and production amid the novel coronavirus epidemic....

 2020-02-27 18:47 

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Finland prepared to tackle coronavirus situation: Finnish PM...

Finland is prepared to tackle the situation of the coronavirus and will take all scenarios and take things seriously, said Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Wednesday afternoon....

 2020-02-27 18:47 

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China's daily mask output exceeds 70 million units: ministry...

China's daily output of masks topped 76 million units as of Tuesday, 7.8 times the figure reported on Feb. 1, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 18:45 

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Ancient Turkish town begins to disappear underwater...

People visit the small ancient town of Hasankeyf which will be soon under water as part of a controversial Ilisu dam project, on February 23, 2020....

 2020-02-27 18:41 

China Post

Living Planet: Toxic times...

Living Planet: Toxic times The China Post...

 2020-02-27 18:41 

China Post

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 

China Post

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 18:38 

South China Morning Post

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Coronavirus: Dog of Hong Kong Covid-19 patient tests 'weak positive' for virus...

The pet dog of a Hong Kong Covid-19 patient has tested "weak positive" for the new coronavirus, it was revealed by the government on Friday.The city's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the dog had not shown any symptoms a...

 2020-02-27 18:37 

Japan Times

Coaches, players support decision to postpone games...

A state of uncertainty is the current reality for sports leagues, athletes, coaches and organizers spanning the globe.The B. League, now in its fourth season, ......

 2020-02-27 18:37 

Japan Times

Survey: Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially...

The comments could easily have come from any middle-class town where workers have trouble making ends meet: "No pension plan, no chance of structural income ......

 2020-02-27 18:36 

Japan Times

Wizards squander big halftime advantage, edge Nets on Jerome Robinson's clutch 3-pointer...

The Brooklyn Nets didn't want Bradley Beal to beat them with the game on the line Wednesday night.Beal was happy to let Jerome Robinson take ......

 2020-02-27 18:35 

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China is confident to contain COVID-19 by the end of April: Zhong Nanshan...

Chinese top respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan said Thursday although the COVID-19 outbreak first appeared in China, that does not necessarily mean it originated here....

 2020-02-27 18:34 

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Chinese duck legion prepared to help Pakistan wipe out locust plague...

China is preparing to send an army of 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help the country exterminate the locust plague that has been posing a huge threat to the country's agriculture....

 2020-02-27 18:27 

South China Morning Post

Huawei to build first European 5G factory in France to soothe Western nerves...

Huawei will build its first European manufacturing plant in France, its chairman said on Thursday, as the Chinese telecoms giant seeks to ease worldwide concerns stoked by US charges that Beijing could use its equipment for spying.Liang Hua said Huawei, t...

 2020-02-27 18:23 

Japan Times

Sailing heavyweights Ben Ainslie, Tom Slingsby set to square off in SailGP...

The second season of the SailGP global circuit is shaping up as a heavyweight fight between two of the world's best sailors, Britain's Sir Ben ......

 2020-02-27 18:19 

Nikkei Asian Review

Thai ruling coalition recruits lawmakers from banned party...

BANGKOK -- Thailand's pro-military coalition government is peeling off lawmakers from the opposition ahead of an expected no-confidence motion against...

 2020-02-27 18:19 

Nikkei Asian Review

US stocks continue fall despite Trump's assurances...

NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened sharply lower Thursday, temporarily losing 960 points in early trading as fears of the new coronav...

 2020-02-27 18:19 

Nikkei Asian Review

It is time for G-20 to give way to tech-driven AI-20...

India is building artificially intelligent replicas of people that will exist and evolve even after the real person has died. China is tracking the br...

 2020-02-27 18:19 

Japan Times

Chinese 'duck army' will help Pakistan fight locusts...

China is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestation, a local newspaper reported Thursday.The legion of ......

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