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 2020-08-14 08:01 

China Post

Utah high schools return to football, with virus precautions...

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Fans wore masks and players drank from their own water bottles instead of sharing Thursday night at what was said to be the first high school football game in the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The s...

 2020-08-14 08:01 

China Post

Kenyan all-female wildlife ranger team breaks down barriers...

KAJIADO, Kenya (AP) — On the sweeping plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a group of female wildlife rangers is making history by defying patriarchal norms that have been passed down for centuries, patrolling against poachers instead of doing h...

 2020-08-14 08:01 

China Post

Malaysian economy shrinks 17% in worst contraction on record...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has reported its economy contracted 17% in the last quarter in its worst downturn since the global financial crisis. The central bank said the real rate of annual growth was 16.5% in the April-June quarter, dow...

 2020-08-14 08:01 

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Belarus authorities free detainees amid protesters' pressure...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities have released dozens of people detained amid demonstrations contesting the the results of the presidential election, in an attempt to assuage public anger against a brutal crackdown on peaceful protests. ...

 2020-08-14 08:01 

China Post

Tiny Lithuania has outsized role as EU faces Belarus crisis...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania is relatively small by European Union measures, but it is playing an outsized role as protesters in neighboring Belarus face a brutal law enforcement crackdown following a presidential election they say was rigged. As...

 2020-08-14 07:32 

China Post

Home prices climb to record in pandemic as buyers seek space...

NEW YORK (AP) — A renter most of his adult life, Clarence Swann became fearful that landlords would use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to gouge their tenants. So, with a desire to move near family, the retired veteran bought his first home la...

 2020-08-14 07:31 

China Post

Police: 2 officers killed by rebels in Indian-held Kashmir...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir attacked a police party in the disputed region's main city Friday, killing two police officials and injuring another, police said. Inspector-General Vijay Kumar said militants...

 2020-08-14 07:31 

China Post

UN: 178 killed in Beirut explosion, 30 still missing...

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from last week's massive explosion in Lebanon's capital has risen to nearly 180, with an estimated 6,000 people injured and at least 30 missing, the United Nations said Friday. The explosion has affected operatio...

 2020-08-14 07:31 

China Post

Darvish's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up on HR in 7th inning...

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish's bid for a no-hitter ended when Justin Smoak homered off the Chicago Cubs pitcher with one out in the seventh inning to put the Milwaukee Brewers on the scoreboard Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Smoak connected on Da...

 2020-08-14 07:31 

China Post

Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in cautious trading Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. China reported factory output rose 4.8% from a year earlier in July, on a par with June&#...

 2020-08-14 07:31 

China Post

France, Netherlands added to UK's 14-day quarantine list...

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers in France face the prospect Friday of having to go into self-isolation for 14 days when they return home after the British government reimposed quarantine restrictions on the country follo...

 2020-08-14 07:16 

Central News Agency

MSCI's Taiwan weighting cut to not hurt local markets: FSC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Global index provider MSCI Inc.'s cut in Taiwan's weighting in two of its major indexes could lead a limited fund outflow, but it will not have much of an effect on local markets, according to the Financial Supervisory Commis...

 2020-08-14 07:06 

China Post

Grizzlies roll past Bucks 119-106, reach West play-in round...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With their season on the line, Jonas Valanciunas and Ja Morant teamed up to make history and keep the Memphis Grizzlies' playoff hopes alive. Valanciunas and Moranth had triple-doubles, Dillon Brooks scored 31 point...

 2020-08-14 07:05 

China Post

Widodo pledges health, economic reforms amid virus crisis...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president called on all citizens to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an advancement opportunity and pledged health care reforms in an address Friday ahead of the country's 75th anniversary of independence. ...

 2020-08-14 07:05 

China Post

Rangers put RHP Volquez on 45-day IL with oblique strain...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez has been put on the 45-day injured list with a right oblique strain, effectively ending his season. The Rangers made the announcement Thursday when they had an off day. A cor...

 2020-08-14 07:05 

China Post

Suns top Mavs to finish 8-0 in bubble, but fail to....

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Phoenix Suns did all they could in the bubble. It still wasn't enough. Devin Booker scored 27 points and Phoenix beat the Dallas Mavericks 128-102 on Thursday to finish as the only team to win all eight games se...

 2020-08-14 07:05 

China Post

Mookie Betts ties MLB mark with 6th career 3-homer game...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night for the sixth time in his career, matching a major league record held by Sammy Sosa and Hall of Famer Johnny Mize. The star outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers launched a two-run ...

 2020-08-14 07:04 

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Hamilton helps Carolina beat Boston 3-2, tie series 1-1...

TORONTO (AP) — This is what Dougie Hamilton was hoping for while he waited out the pandemic shutdown that put the NHL season on hold, and then waited some more after injuring himself in practice when the Hurricanes returned to the ice. The Carolina ...

 2020-08-14 07:04 

China Post

FC Dallas owners condemn threats against player...

The owners of FC Dallas came to the defense of player Reggie Cannon after he expressed disgust at the fans who booed players who knelt during the national anthem — and then faced a backlash on social media that included threats. Cannon made comments...

 2020-08-14 07:04 

China Post

Opinion | Taiwan hair care brands should be more inclusive...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Walk down the aisles of a Watsons, and you'll see shelves full of hair products. Conditioner for glossy, straight asian hair? Of course! Shampoo for damaged hair? Yes! Hair masks for dry hair? Definitely. Look a little ...

 2020-08-14 07:03 

China Post

Aces top Lynx 87-77 for sole possession of 2nd place...

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A'ja Wilson had 23 points and eight rebounds, Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and the Las Vegas Aces topped the Minnesota Lynx 87-77 on Thursday night for sole possession of second place. Kayla McBride added a season-hig...

 2020-08-14 07:03 

Central News Agency

Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament canceled this year - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has decided to cancel its Taiwan Swinging Skirts tournament this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel restrictions....

 2020-08-14 07:01 

China Post

Top militant linked to beheadings surrenders in Philippines...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leading terror suspect who has been linked to beheadings of hostages, including two Canadians and a Malaysian, has surrendered after being wounded in battle, officials said Friday. National police chief Gen. Archie Gambo...

 2020-08-14 06:53 

China Post

Malaysian economy shrinks 17% in worst contraction on record...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has reported its economy contracted 17% in the last quarter in its worst downturn since the global financial crisis. The central bank said the real rate of annual growth was 16.5% in the April-June quarter, dow...

 2020-08-14 06:53 

China Post

Magic snap 5-game skid with 133-127 victory over Pelicans...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the floor and the Orlando Magic tuned up for the postseason by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 133-127 on Thursday to snap a five-game skid. Both teams were mis...

 2020-08-14 06:53 

Central News Agency

Former President Lee Teng-hui laid to rest in private funeral - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) A private funeral was held early Friday in Taipei for former President Lee Teng-hui (), a central figure in Taiwan's transition to democracy who died July 30 at the age of 97....

 2020-08-14 06:52 

China Post

Lillard, Blazers escape Nets, advance to play-in series...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With the season threatening to slip away, Damian Lillard decided it was time to shoot, even though he was so far his foot was touching the logo near midcourt. A few minutes later, he flung his body to the floor near the...

 2020-08-14 06:29 

China Post

Conflicting tan lines: The burkini raises debate in Egypt...

CAIRO (AP) — The woman accosted Yasmeen Samir as she swam with her family at a pool in a resort on the North Coast, a stretch of Mediterranean beaches reserved for Egypt's upper echelons. The reason: Samir was wearing a burkini, a swimsuit worn ...

 2020-08-14 06:29 

Central News Agency

Taiwan promotes organic equivalence pacts with U.S., Canada - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) At an event held in Taipei to promote Taiwanese organic produce for the international market, the COA highlighted pacts signed with Canada on May 27 and the U.S. on June 5....

 2020-08-14 05:59 

China Post

Iran says UAE-Israel deal a 'stab in the back' to Muslims...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry strongly condemned an historic deal establishing full diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, calling it a stab in the back to all Muslims, state TV reported Friday. Iran, in ...

 2020-08-14 05:43 

China Post

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future. Amid...

 2020-08-14 05:43 

China Post

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future. Amid...

 2020-08-14 05:29 

China Post

Australian survey: younger Olympians more willing to protest...

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian survey shows a higher proportion of younger Olympians would be prepared to use games venues or medal podiums as a platform for demonstrations. The International Olympic Committee's Rule 50.2, which forbid...

 2020-08-14 05:29 

China Post

The Latest: India overtakes UK in virus death toll...

NEW DELHI — India's coronavirus death toll overtook Britain to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday. According to the Health Ministry, India reported 1,007 deaths in the past 24 hours. It...

 2020-08-14 04:59 

China Post

Indonesia takes part in late-stage China vaccine trial...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More people in Indonesia rolled up their sleeves Friday to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company. The Indonesian government announced the partnership between state-owned enterprise Bio Farma an...

 2020-08-14 04:44 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close up 0.25% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 32.33 points, or 0.25 percent, at 12,795.46 Friday on turnover of NT$212.68 billion (US$7.23 billion)....

 2020-08-14 04:29 

China Post

China factory output flat, retail sales slip in July...

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output rose just under 5% last month from a year earlier while retail sales fell slightly, suggesting the country's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic remains muted. The data reported on Friday show that de...

 2020-08-14 04:29 

China Post

Taiwan prepares VOD legislation, should consider encouraging growth of services too...

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has recently introduced draft legislation to regulate operations of the OTT (over-the-top streaming services) industry — also called VOD (video on demand). The NCC has reportedly coordinated with...

 2020-08-14 04:28 

China Post

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean...

AUG. 7-13, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photojournalist Moises Castillo in Guatemala City. Follow AP visu...

 2020-08-14 04:28 

China Post

Catholic service to honor life of slain solider in Houston...

HOUSTON (AP) — Mourners will gather Friday in Houston to honor the life of a slain Texas soldier whose story has renewed a push for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment from Fort Hood to Capitol Hill. Vannessa Guillen&...

 2020-08-14 04:28 

China Post

US prosecutor in Miami targeting Venezuela graft is leaving...

MIAMI (AP) — A federal prosecutor who has jailed some of Venezuela's biggest crooks is stepping down, The Associated Press has learned, leaving a void that could dampen U.S. efforts to expose criminal activity in the South American country amid ...

 2020-08-14 04:28 

China Post

Florida sheriff arrested following sex scandal investigation...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest within days was arrested Thursday following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job, authorities said. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels turned himself in to the jail in n...

 2020-08-14 04:01 

Central News Agency

Taiwan airlines offering Chinese Valentine's Day sightseeing flights - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Taiwanese airlines are inviting passengers to celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day with half-day trips that focus on the flight experience, as international travel remains restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-08-14 04:00 

Taiwan News

Horse with odds of 300-1 makes history with win in Ireland...

Horse with odds of 300-1 makes history with win in Ireland...

 2020-08-14 04:00 

Taiwan News

The Latest: Israeli settlers may approve of Israel-UAE ties...

The Latest: Israeli settlers may approve of Israel-UAE ties...

 2020-08-14 04:00 

Taiwan News

Off-duty cop's 911 call about Black youths raises questions...

Off-duty cop's 911 call about Black youths raises questions...

 2020-08-14 04:00 

Taiwan News

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians...

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians...

 2020-08-14 04:00 

Taiwan News

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm...

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm...

 2020-08-14 04:00 

Taiwan News

Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president's candidacy...

Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president's candidacy...

 2020-08-14 04:00 

Taiwan News

Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal...

Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal...

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