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 2020-01-21 11:46 

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Taiwan reports first confirmed 2019-nCoV case...

The epidemic response command center reported Tuesday evening first confirmed 2019-nCoV case in Taiwan....

 2020-01-21 11:14 

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The Latest: Huawei chief defiant over US blacklisting...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei has shrugged off U.S. pressure on his company. Ren Zhengfei struck a casually defiant tone ...

 2020-01-21 11:14 

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Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus...

BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching people carrying a new coronavirus that is believed to have spread from Wuhan in central China and...

 2020-01-21 11:14 

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IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India's Modi...

NEW DELHI (AP) — A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies. Opposition leaders and economists on Tuesday blasted t...

 2020-01-21 10:58 

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4 Taiwan companies among leading global firms taking climate action - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Four Taiwanese enterprises have been listed among the top companies in the world leading the way in terms of corporate transparency and action on climate change, according to the non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)....

 2020-01-21 10:55 

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Taiwan confirms 1st Wuhan coronavirus case - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of a new type of coronavirus, brought in by a Taiwanese woman who was recently in the central Chinese city of Wuhan....

 2020-01-21 10:13 

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Nadal: A lot on his mind at Australia Open, but not....

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he's thinking about his next opponent ... and his next practice session ... and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set victory in the Australian Open's first round. Wh...

 2020-01-21 10:13 

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Currently no confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Taiwan: CDC...

A female showing symptoms of the SARS-like virus is under quarantine at a local hospital, Hualien County Health Bureau announced on Tuesday as the country braces for the growing outbreak across the Taiwan Strait....

 2020-01-21 10:13 

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Evacuations in Cologne before World War II bomb defusing...

BERLIN (AP) — A train station, an opera house, a TV station and several apartments were to be evacuated in the western German city of Cologne on Tuesday as as experts prepared to defuse an unexploded American bomb from World War II. The 500-kilogram...

 2020-01-21 10:08 

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Taiwan Q4 GDP beats forecast, rising 3.38% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Growth in Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of last year beat an earlier government forecast on the back of better than expected domestic investments, private consumption and exports, the Directorate Gen...

 2020-01-21 09:43 

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| CNY celebrations: Colorful lanterns light up Lugang old town...

| Are you still planning where to travel during the Chinese New Year? Lugang is one of the most charming small old towns in Changhua County, central Taiwan. The town is home to many historical sites and ancient temples such as Lugang Mazu Temple, Lukang L...

 2020-01-21 09:12 

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Chinese sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes...

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes. Meng was elected president of the international police organization in 20...

 2020-01-21 09:12 

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As wait for Zion ends, 76ers' Brown recalls challenges await...

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut, which will bring plenty of excitement to New Orleans. It will also bring some challenges to coach Alvin Gentry. That's what Philadelphia coach Brett Brown learned from his experiences...

 2020-01-21 09:12 

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Goodell's stint atop NFL quite a roller-coaster ride...

NEW YORK (AP) — During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL's lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of graduate students was asked to rate the pro sports commissioners. Roger Goodell stood ...

 2020-01-21 09:12 

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Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf's conversations...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career. Never mind that he rarely competes, and when he does play the occasional round of golf, he doesn't always finish the hol...

 2020-01-21 09:12 

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Tsai could consider meeting with Xi on equal basis - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said Monday she could consider meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping () as long as the two met on an equal footing....

 2020-01-21 09:00 

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Thunberg tells Davos climate awareness is only first step...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg told the world's political and business leaders Tuesday that the global movement sparked by her school strike was only the very beginning in the fight against global warming and much more...

 2020-01-21 08:56 

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High Court upholds life sentence in murder of 'Little Light Bulb' - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday upheld the life sentence against a man convicted of killing of a three-year-old girl, known as Little Light Bulb, in a gruesome knife attack in Taipei in 2016....

 2020-01-21 08:24 

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U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.038 to close at NT$29.998....

 2020-01-21 08:11 

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Beanballs, boos, lost legacy? Astros, MLB brace for fallout...

AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrn lost their jobs in the wake of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam, leaving three teams without managers three weeks before the start of spring training. On and off the field, the fallout from one of the bigges...

 2020-01-21 08:11 

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Shanahan to keep close eye on backpack in Super Bowl return...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan knows one mistake he wants to avoid in his second trip to the Super Bowl. When Shanahan made his first trip to the big game as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons three years ago, his week in Houston...

 2020-01-21 08:11 

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Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at....

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last month. It lacks any indication that the 2019 title was actually his second championship. Busch wants it fixed so it displays exac...

 2020-01-21 08:11 

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Federer, Serena Williams highlight Day 3 at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Roger Federer plays his second-round match at Melbourne Park and, according to his line of thinking, the first few matches he plays in a Grand Slam tournament ar...

 2020-01-21 08:11 

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San Diego State lone unbeaten as No. 4 Aztecs press on...

San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher knew that the fourth- and fifth-ranked teams in the Top 25 lost twice last week, but he evidently forgot that the same fate befell then-No. 3 Duke in a brutal week for the nation's top team teams. That's why he ...

 2020-01-21 08:11 

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AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenship...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. The new law provides a fast track to naturalization for some migrants who entered the country illegally w...

 2020-01-21 08:00 

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Taipei MRT Circular Line Section 1 to open Jan. 31 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) The first section of the Circular Line in the Greater Taipei mass rapid transit (MRT) system will officially begin operations Jan. 31 with a formal opening ceremony at Shisizhang Station, the Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit S...

 2020-01-21 07:52 

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Taiwan mourns passing of Czech Senate speaker - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan's government on Tuesday offered condolences to the family of Jaroslav Kubera, the speaker of the Czech Republic's Senate and a supporter of Taiwan who passed away a day earlier in Teplice....

 2020-01-21 07:13 

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More precautions taken as 4th death blamed on China virus...

BEIJING (AP) — Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. Anxieties around the disease gre...

 2020-01-21 07:12 

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India's Himalayan apple farmers feel the heat...

Towards the end of the year, the small town of Kalpa in the Indian Himalayas is a sight to behold. Nestled between the snow-covered Kinnaur Kailash range and the teal waters of the Sutlej river, apple orchards exude the golden glow of fall. Kalpa lies in ...

 2020-01-21 07:12 

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Third-safest year for flying, German report shows...

The number of people killed in air crashes in 2019 nearly halved from the previous year, Germany's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC) revealed on Monday. The Hamburg-based aviation security agency noted that there were 293 fatalities i...

 2020-01-21 07:12 

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Climate solutions: Technologies to slow climate change...

It's a question that preys on our readers' minds: Can we invent our way out of climate breakdown? For many, dismayed by the pace of political progress but loathe to give up carbon-heavy lifestyles, solving climate change through technology alone i...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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Have you ever had a 'Trashed Talk'? — New Taipei launches....

With this observation in mind, a team consisting of four students from the National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) created a series of reusable bin bags, nicknamed "Trashed Talk," in a joint collaboration with the Environmental Protection Bureau...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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Challenges for public following impeachment, Weinstein cases...

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who want to follow President Donald Trump's impeachment saga and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape trial through the media will sit in obstructed seats. Both events begin in earnest this week — with Sena...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Shortly before they were rounded up by Nazi troops in Belgium and deported to Auschwitz in 1942, the parents of three-year-old Maurice Gluck placed their only child in the care of a local Christian family. Gluck forgot his Yiddish m...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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Lillard scores 61 and Blazers beat Warriors 129-124 in OT...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 3-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the equally depleted Golden State Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday night. Lil...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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Meet the scientists quitting academia for climate activism...

Most people have the option to switch off from the terrifying media stories of how climate change is affecting the planet. This isn't so easy for environmental scientists and academics who spend their days researching the consequences of climate chang...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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S. Korea naval unit to expand operations to Strait of Hormuz...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean anti-piracy unit has temporarily expanded its mission to the Strait of Hormuz, a vital global oil route at the center of soaring tensions between Iran and the United States. South Korea's Defense Ministry...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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5 German habits that are tough to understand...

Born and raised in Israel, it was only natural that once I moved to Germany, many cultural and social norms were totally new to me. For instance, Germans seem to be more than fine with nudity in public, they have no problem scolding complete strangers on ...

 2020-01-21 07:11 

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Genetically edited babies: An ethical transgression...

What did He Jiankui do? Just before a symposium in Hong Kong on 28 November 2018, the biophysicist announced that he had created human embryos by artificial insemination and had previously altered their genetic material using the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic sciss...

 2020-01-21 07:00 

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Murder trial begins in fatal Portland light-rail stabbings...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train goes to trial Tuesday, two years after the killings in a liberal city. Jeremy Christian...

 2020-01-21 06:10 

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100s in river 'no-man's land' after Mexico troops block way...

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them f...

 2020-01-21 06:09 

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James heads to Springfield to see son before playing Celtics...

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers star LeBron James took in his son's high school game in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon before returning to Boston to face the Celtics. "It's truly a blessing, and I didn't mind going down to Spri...

 2020-01-21 06:09 

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Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. Th...

 2020-01-21 06:09 

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Lishan forest fire brought under control...

A forest fire that broke out in the mountainous area of Lishan in Taichung City, central Taiwan, on Sunday has been brought under control as of 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Dongshih Forest District Office....

 2020-01-21 06:08 

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Far from Senate, Biden still navigates impeachment politics...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden will have Iowa virtually to himself in the coming days as several of his top presidential rivals decamp to Washington to participate in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. But as Biden seeks to leverage ...

 2020-01-21 06:08 

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Impeachment trial to begins with rules fight, long days...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the Senate ...

 2020-01-21 06:01 

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Thai courts acquits opposition party of sedition charge...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy. The court ruled Tuesday that the Future Forward Party showed no inten...

 2020-01-21 06:01 

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2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person — multiple times — ...

 2020-01-21 06:01 

China Post

Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified "upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric. But as a court of President Donald Trump's impeachment, th...

 2020-01-21 06:00 

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Trump on mission to sell US overseas as Senate trial resumes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on a mission to sell the United States to the global business community just as his historic impeachment trial gets underway in the Senate. When the trial reconvenes Tuesday afternoon in Washington, Trump ...

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