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 2020-01-21 18:50 

China Post

Mudflats: The world's great coastal protectors...

As muddy as they are flat, mudflats don't necessarily have the draw of golden sands and coastal cliffs, but in an era of rising sea levels, theses sprawling areas of intertidal zones offer unsung protection to shoreline communities all over the world....

 2020-01-21 18:47 

China Post

Hambach Forest: Germany's sluggish coal phaseout sparks anger...

It's a sunny, mild day in January, and the birds are singing as if spring has already arrived. Wild boars are roaming through Hambach Forest — the ancient woodland that has now been protected from the ravages of coal mining by the German governm...

 2020-01-21 18:46 

China Post

SpaceX successful in final test before manned flight...

SpaceX, the private aerospace firm founded by Elon Musk, on Sunday completed its final test before it sends astronauts into space in as little as two months. The test launch in Florida consisted of a blast-off followed by the rocket exploding in order to ...

 2020-01-21 18:19 

China Post

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of of Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Jan. 26: Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 85. Actor Scott Glenn is 81. Singer Jean Knight is 77. Actor Richard Portnow ("Trumbo," "The Sopranos") is 73. Drummer Corky Laing of Moun...

 2020-01-21 18:19 

China Post

NATO chief seeks beefed-up training role in Iraq...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance must beef up its military training operation in Iraq to ensure that its members are not drawn back into combat there against Islamic State extremists. Stoltenberg has held tal...

 2020-01-21 18:19 

China Post

2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two inmates were killed Monday night at an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks. The state Department of Corrections confirmed the deaths Tuesday but did not immediately ...

 2020-01-21 18:19 

China Post

As a producer, Victoria Mont reaches longtime Grammy goal...

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a look at the list of producers nominated for album of the year at this year's Grammy Awards, and yes, you'll notice it is still a boy's club. But look closely and you'll see one female name in contention for mus...

 2020-01-21 18:19 

China Post

Man arrested in San Antonio bar shooting argues self-defense...

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 19-year-old man arrested in a San Antonio shooting that left two people dead and wounded five others said he was acting in self-defense when he opened fire during a concert at a bar. Kiernan Christopher Williams is expected to f...

 2020-01-21 18:01 

China Post

Democrats' challenge: Courting evangelicals in the Trump era...

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's strong white evangelical support poses a challenge to Democrats: how to connect with a group of Christian voters whose longtime GOP lean makes them compelling antagonists in a polarized era. Former Presid...

 2020-01-21 18:01 

China Post

Iranian attending college in Boston is denied entry to US...

BOSTON (AP) — An Iranian student attending college in Boston was denied entry to the U.S. and ordered to immediately fly back to his native country, despite a court order temporarily staying his removal, immigration lawyers and civil rights groups s...

 2020-01-21 18:00 

China Post

Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stay...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place. The Cabinet shake-up comes as Putin has launched a sweeping constitutional ...

 2020-01-21 18:00 

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UK Lords slam Brexit bill for not addressing child migrants...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rethink part of his key Brexit bill and restore a promise to reunite child refugees with family members in the U.K. Parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords, ...

 2020-01-21 17:55 

Formosa News

Taiwan confirms first case of novel coronavirus in traveler returning from China...
 2020-01-21 17:55 

Formosa News

Second stage of Han Kuo-yu recall campaign to start Jan. 29...
 2020-01-21 17:55 

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Spring Festival doesn't have to mean weight gain...
 2020-01-21 17:55 

Formosa News

Taipei's Longshan Temple bans incense offerings during Spring Festival...
 2020-01-21 17:55 

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Hau Lung-bin announces candidacy for KMT chairman...
 2020-01-21 17:55 

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Turkish entertainer Wu Feng helps the homeless...
 2020-01-21 17:55 

Formosa News

Taichung Power Plant to get two new gas-fired generators...
 2020-01-21 17:20 

China Post

Owners saddened by deadly shooting outside Kansas City club...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners of a Kansas City nightclub where a gunman opened fire on people outside, killing a woman and injuring at least 15 other people before a guard killed him, expressed sorrow about the shooting amid calls by some to re...

 2020-01-21 17:19 

China Post

Winter storm lashes Spanish coast, leaves 4 dead, power cuts...

MADRID (AP) — A winter storm lashed much of Spain for a third day Tuesday, leaving 200,000 people without electricity, schools closed and roads blocked by snow as it killed four people. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns,...

 2020-01-21 17:19 

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Mexico homicide rate edges up in 2019; rate of rise slows...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of homicides in Mexico rose to 35,588 in 2019, but the rate of annual increase in murders has slowed, according to government figures. President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador has said crime and violence are the toughest cha...

 2020-01-21 17:19 

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German court may reject appeal to remove anti-Semitic relic...

NAUMBURG, Germany (AP) — A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The Naumbu...

 2020-01-21 17:19 

China Post

Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save river...

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's High Court has asked authorities to shut down 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation's capital, lawyers and activists said Tuesday. Manzil Murshid, who filed a petition wi...

 2020-01-21 17:19 

China Post

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne announces Parkinson's diagnosis...

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Ozzy Osbourne says that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement. The 71-year-old Grammy winner and former vocalist for the metal band Black Sabbath said during an i...

 2020-01-21 17:19 

China Post

Abused circus animals arrive at South African sanctuary...

WINBURG, South Africa (AP) — Twelve tigers and five lions have been relocated to a sanctuary in South Africa after being rescued from circuses in Guatemala following years of abuse and confinement. The animals, both cubs and adults, are among 200 th...

 2020-01-21 17:19 

China Post

Browns WR Beckham has surgery on core muscle injury...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had surgery Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury. Beckham played most of his first season in Cleveland with a sports hernia. He didn't miss a game, but the three-time Pro B...

 2020-01-21 17:02 

China Post

The Latest: Sanders cancels Iowa stop amid impeachment trial...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Bernie Sanders has canceled an upcoming campaign event he was planning in Iowa, citing the schedule of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Sen...

 2020-01-21 17:02 

China Post

Legislator proposes gun restrictions, gets threatening memes...

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state representative who has proposed gun restrictions said he found memes that he considers threatening printed out and placed in his mailbox. Rep. Casey Weinstein, a Democrat from Hudson, said he returned to his home la...

 2020-01-21 17:01 

China Post

At 90, Native Alaska woman will be 1st counted in US Census...

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led. Her home now is an outpost on the Berin...

 2020-01-21 17:01 

China Post

Venezuela lawmakers again blocked from congress session...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan lawmakers opposed to President Nicols Maduro called off an attempt to hold a session in the national congress building on Tuesday, saying they wanted to avoid clashes with security forces and armed government sup...

 2020-01-21 16:26 

Taipei Times

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Tsai could meet Xi, but only as equals...

President Tsai Ing-wen () on Monday said that she would consider meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping () as long as it was on an equal footing....

 2020-01-21 16:25 

Taipei Times

Last-gasp Acciari goal lifts Panthers over Wild...

Doink. Doink. Winner....

 2020-01-21 16:25 

Taipei Times

Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six...

Asian countries yesterday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus, as the death toll in China rose to six and the number of cases jumped to almost 300, raising concerns in the middle of a major holiday travel rush....

 2020-01-21 16:25 

Taipei Times

Pegatron still studying relocation to Southeast Asia...

Pegatron Corp (), an assembler of Apple Inc's iPhones, yesterday said that it is still studying the feasibility of relocating production from China to Southeast Asia, dismissing a media report that it has chosen Vietnam as a second manufacturing site....

 2020-01-21 16:25 

Taipei Times

Mendis, Mathews lead Sri Lanka to 205-3 in Harare...

Kusal Mendis yesterday struck a measured 80 as Sri Lanka reached 205-3 at tea on the third day of the first Test against Zimbabwe in Harare....

 2020-01-21 16:24 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

China not likely to back off, US academic says...

China is unlikely to back down from its hardline stance against Taiwan in the wake of the Jan. 11 elections, which gave President Tsai Ing-wen () a second term, a US academic said....

 2020-01-21 16:24 

Taipei Times

Wan Hai to use low-sulfur fuel to comply with rules...

Wan Hai Lines Ltd () is not equipping its vessels with scrubbers, but would use fuel oil with low sulfur content to meet new regulations set by the International Maritime Organization, the company said on Monday....

 2020-01-21 16:23 

Taipei Times

Ex-Interpol president sentenced to over 13 years in prison...

Former Interpol president Meng Hongwei (), who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was yesterday sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organization....

 2020-01-21 16:22 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Researchers find key to metastasis of solid cancers...

After a decade of research, researchers have found a key to the metastasis of cancer, Academia Sinica said yesterday....

 2020-01-21 16:22 

Taipei Times

BOJ keeps interest rates, raises growth forecasts...

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) yesterday took a brighter view of the economy and left its main policy settings unchanged, offering a further indication that it is unlikely to add to its stimulus....

 2020-01-21 16:22 

Taipei Times

IMF trims global economic outlook...

The IMF on Monday predicted the world economy would strengthen this year, albeit at a slightly weaker pace than previously anticipated amid threats related to trade and tensions in the Middle East....

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

Highway traffic to increase today as holiday commences...

Highway traffic is expected to pick up today as people start hitting the roads for the Lunar New Year holiday....

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Viral outbreak affecting travel plans: travel agents...

About 10 percent of Taiwanese with plans to travel in China during the Lunar New Year holiday have expressed a desire to cancel their tour or switch to a tour in a different country as a viral outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus escalates, local travel...

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

Moody's downgrades HK for 'inertia' over protests...

Moody's Investors Service on Monday lowered Hong Kong's rating as a long-term issuer of debt by one notch, just months after Fitch Ratings Ltd took a similar action amid political protests....

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

CHT bearish on this year's profit...

Chunghwa Telecom Co (CHT, ), the nation's biggest telecom, yesterday forecast that net profit would decline as much as 5.8 percent annually this year, due to higher operating expenses, including 5G deployment costs and license fees....

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge...

Thailand's Constitutional Court yesterday acquitted the nation's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation....

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

Impending doom not averted by Tsai's win...

Many international media outlets have interpreted President Tsai Ing-wen's () re-election as meaning that an overwhelming majority of Taiwanese voters have said "no" to China. However, does this mean that the "sense of the nation's imp...

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

High Court upholds life term for 'Little Light Bulb' killer...

The High Court yesterday upheld a life sentence for a man convicted of killing a three-year-old girl, known as "Little Light Bulb" (), in a gruesome knife attack in Taipei in 2016....

 2020-01-21 16:21 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

First section of Taipei's circular line to officially open next week: DORTS...

The first section of the Taipei MRT metropolitan rail system's circular line is to begin official operations on Friday next week with an opening ceremony at Shisizhang MRT Station, the Taipei Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) said yesterday....

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