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 2020-02-27 16:35 

Japan Times

Avalanche edge Sabres, extend win streak to four...

Martin Kaut received a chilly reception after scoring his first NHL goal.For making a splash, he received one — a playful water-bottle celebration spray courtesy ......

 2020-02-27 16:34 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Philippines marks Ash Wednesday with no-touch rite...

People in the Philippines marked Ash Wednesday with a bow and a sprinkling of dust instead of a cross being daubed on their foreheads, as Asia's bastion of Catholicism guarded against the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-27 16:34 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Su, eyeing 'good offense,' promotes CECC...

Premier Su Tseng-chang () yesterday promoted the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) from a "level 2" to a "level 1" government entity to streamline communication and better contain the spread of COVID-19, while Minister of Health and W...

 2020-02-27 16:33 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Microsoft scraps outlook due to virus...

Microsoft Corp became the latest tech giant to reduce its quarterly outlook based on the COVID-19 outbreak that is slowing production of computers and crimping sales of an array of consumer services and electronics....

 2020-02-27 16:33 

Taipei Times

FCC orders Huawei and ZTE gear use be reported...

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday told US telephone companies to report details on their use of equipment from Huawei Technologies Co () and ZTE Corp (), Chinese equipment makers accused by US President Donald Trump's adminis...

 2020-02-27 16:32 

Taipei Times

Clooney 'saddened' by Nespresso child labor allegations...

George Clooney said that he is "surprised and saddened" by the alleged discovery of child labor on farms used by coffee giant Nespresso, the brand for which he has long served as ambassador....

 2020-02-27 16:31 

Taipei Times

Financial sector last month boosts China exposure...

The nation's financial services companies last month unexpectedly increased their combined exposure to China last month amid the COVID-19 outbreak, marking the first increase in the past six months, Financial Supervisory Commission's (FSC) data re...

 2020-02-27 16:31 

Taipei Times

Changing the rules of engagement...

Since the start of this year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has conducted three long-distance training exercises over open seas that took its warplanes close to Taiwan's airspace....

 2020-02-27 16:30 

Taipei Times

Remains of missing teen found in lions' enclosure...

The remains of a teenager who had been missing for two days have been found in the lions' enclosure at a safari park in Pakistan, officials said....

 2020-02-27 16:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Coronavirus: airlines reluctant to bring Hongkongers back from Japan over infection fears, government says...

A number of airlines have expressed reservations about flying the dozens of Hongkongers who have been in close contact with passengers infected with the coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, the government said on Thursday evening....

 2020-02-27 16:30 

Taipei Times

Lindberg makes history as Kim storms to lead in NZ...

Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg struggled in difficult conditions yesterday when she became the first woman golfer to compete at the New Zealand Open as South Korean teenager Kim Joo-hyung stormed to the early lead....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ex-Aviation Police Bureau official guilty of corruption...

The Taoyuan District Court on Wednesday found Sun Yi-ming (), former head of the Aviation Police Bureau's aviation security section, guilty of corruption....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Trio set up online portal for stray animals...

A group of animal rights advocates has created an online platform for tracking the health and whereabouts of stray animals....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: China's central bank to ensure ample liquidity through targeted RRR cuts...

China's central bank yesterday said that it would ensure ample liquidity through targeted reserve requirement ratio (RRR) cuts for banks at an appropriate time, and would keep monetary policy prudent and flexible to support the economy....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

Tennis world lauds 'legend' Sharapova after her retirement...

Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a "legend" with "the mind of a champion" after the Russian superstar on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis at age 32....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

Tsai should grant Chiou amnesty...

When the universality of international human rights standards is confronted with tremendous challenges in the worst of times, Taiwan, as a young and vibrant democracy in Asia, could become a beacon in leading human rights forward....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: No truth without reconciliation...

Today the nation pauses to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the 228 Incident, a brutal crackdown by the then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime against Taiwanese protesters following an incident in Taipei on Feb. 27, 1947....

 2020-02-27 16:28 

Taipei Times

Hsieh, Strycova ease into Doha semis...

Taiwanese-Czech top seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova on Wednesday remained on track to claim a second title in the Middle East in a week, while Tunisia's Ons Jabeur dumped world No. 3 Karolina Pliskova out of the singles at the Qatar Open....

 2020-02-27 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Taipei officials slammed over 'quarantine loophole'...

The Taipei City Government yesterday afternoon upgraded the Taipei Emergency Response Center to "level 1" — the highest level — to comply with the Central Epidemic Command Center's COVID-19 containment efforts, but is facing critic...

 2020-02-27 16:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

Abe seeks nationwide school closures over coronavirus...

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that he will ask all elementary, middle and high schools to close temporarily, starting...

 2020-02-27 16:26 

Ecns.cn

Students get new text books for home schooling...

Primary students receive text books for the new semester at their homes in Xinyu city, East China's Jiangxi province, Feb 26, 2020. Chinese schools have suspended the new semester and moved the classrooms online because of the novel coronavirus outbre...

 2020-02-27 16:21 

Japan Times

Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos...

Maria Jaramilla awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of her panicked mule. When she looked out across her small yard, her ......

 2020-02-27 16:13 

RTHK News

Two more HK cruise passengers have Covid-19...

The government says two more Hong Kong people who were passengers on the Princess Diamond cruise ship have contracted Covid-19, bringing the tally of Hong Kong people infected on the ship to 72. All the passengers have disembarked from the ship since Sund...

 2020-02-27 16:08 

Ecns.cn

Team to probe how infected Wuhan ex-prisoner came to Beijing...

A joint inspection team went on Feb 26 to Hubei province, the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, to investigate the case of an infected former prisoner who came to Beijing after being released....

 2020-02-27 16:07 

Japan Times

Schools challenged to teach climate change as students join Greta Thunberg's strikes...

Dozens of students packed onto a boat docked in a flood-prone area of Bangladesh listen closely to a lesson highlighting the natural life of the ......

 2020-02-27 16:00 

China Post

| 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 

China Post

24 Eslite Dunnan Bookstore to close in May...

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

 2020-02-27 16:00 

China Post

| 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 

China Post

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 16:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Money is not everything, says Hong Kong government as it adopts rare approach to selling prime site in heart of Central...

In a vote of confidence in Hong Kong's property market despite the economic downturn, the government is adopting a rare approach to sell a prime commercial site in the Central business district that will take into account not just developers' cash...

 2020-02-27 15:55 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: how Disease X, the epidemic-in-waiting, erupted in China...

At the end of December 2019 the first reports began to emerge in the central Chinese city of Wuhan about a puzzling form of pneumonia. Puzzling because it didn't respond to typical forms of treatment.This was the start of a virus outbreak that would g...

 2020-02-27 15:49 

Ecns.cn

Mekong patrols help ensure mariners' safety...

In November 2011, China, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar agreed to set up a joint command of armed police forces to escort commercial vessels on the Mekong River....

 2020-02-27 15:49 

Ecns.cn

Service outsourcing firms back to work, launch new software...

Service outsourcing companies, most of whom have resumed normal operations, have come up with software applications for corporate clients to remotely manage and ensure the health of employees....

 2020-02-27 15:44 

Ecns.cn

Nation among the world's top soft power exponents...

China's soft power expansion is paying off, with the country claiming fifth place in a new global index that ranks the world's top 60 soft-power nations....

 2020-02-27 15:44 

Ecns.cn

Former UN boss urges COVID-19 cooperation...

Ban Ki-moon has called on the UN to support and cooperate with the World Health Organization in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak that has affected more than 40 countries and territories....

 2020-02-27 15:44 

Ecns.cn

Shanghai scientists make anti-aging discovery...

Shanghai scientists have identified two novel anti-aging targeting genes in human brains that could provide insights into the clinical prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases....

 2020-02-27 15:44 

Ecns.cn

WHO report offers hope despite fears over virus...

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a report by the WHO-China expert team should give countries hope, courage and confidence that the novel coronavirus can be contained....

 2020-02-27 15:39 

Ecns.cn

Railway laundry service imposes stricter cleaning amid epidemic...

Workers iron disinfected railway beddings at a laundry center in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province on Feb. 26, 2020. Railway laundry service has imposed stricter cleaning and disinfection measures amid the current outbreak of the novel coronavir...

 2020-02-27 15:39 

Ecns.cn

Four ECMO devices to help Wuhan patients fight coronavirus...

Four ECMO machines arrived in Wuhan,the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, on Tuesday....

 2020-02-27 15:37 

Ecns.cn

S.Korea confirms 334 more cases of COVID-19, 1,595 in total...

South Korea confirmed 334 more cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 1,595 as of 9:00 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) Thursday....

 2020-02-27 15:31 

Nikkei Asian Review

US stock prices fall steeply in early trading...

NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened sharply low Thursday morning, rapidly losing more than 500 points as fears about the glo...

 2020-02-27 15:29 

China Post

— 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 

China Post

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 15:29 

Ecns.cn

Romania confirms first case of novel coronavirus...

Health Minister Victor Costache confirmed late Wednesday that a 20-year-old Romanian had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 15:22 

Japan Times

Pilot's vertigo caused deadly 2018 helicopter crash in Gunma, government report says...

Transportation authorities concluded Thursday that pilot vertigo caused an August 2018 helicopter crash in a mountainous area that killed all nine crew members.Noriyuki Amagai, the ......

 2020-02-27 15:20 

Ecns.cn

Algeria confirms first case of novel coronavirus...

The North African country of Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, making it the second African country to report a confirmed case of the disease after Egypt....

 2020-02-27 15:20 

Ecns.cn

China's key global role to underpin recovery...

China's importance to the global economy and trade will support its recovery in the long term, despite the likelihood of growth getting impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak in the first six months of this year....

 2020-02-27 15:20 

Ecns.cn

Chinese-built railway marks 1,000 days of safe operation...

Africa Star Railways Operation Company Limited held a ceremony on Tuesday in Nairobi to mark 1,000 days of seamless operations defined by a high degree of safety, efficiency and responsiveness to customer needs....

 2020-02-27 15:19 

Japan Times

Maria Sharapova announces retirement at age 32...

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand ......

 2020-02-27 15:14 

Japan Times

Wheelchairs developed by former Japanese Paralympian gaining attention ahead of Tokyo Games...

Sports wheelchairs developed by a former Japanese Paralympian are drawing attention ahead of the Tokyo Games."I want to disseminate Japanese technology throughout the world," says ......

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