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 2020-08-14 04:00 

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Australian cricketers get approval for 6-match England tour...

Australian cricketers get approval for 6-match England tour...

 2020-08-14 03:58 

China Post

New Zealand's virus outbreak grows by 13 cases to 30...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities said Friday they were investigating whether shipping workers were a source of New Zealand's first domestic coronavirus outbreak in more than three months. The outbreak has grown to 30 people and ...

 2020-08-14 03:58 

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Dodger Stadium vote center planned for presidential election...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting. Any registered voter in Los Angeles County can...

 2020-08-14 03:28 

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Foreigners exclaim in suprise over 'garbage mountain' in Taipei...

CP Reddit Many elderly and low-income households rely on recycling for their livelihood, and they have to rely on motorcycles to transport their recycled items. However, this is quite new to expats visiting Taiwan for the first time, as one foreigner shar...

 2020-08-14 03:28 

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Melting 'frozen memories,' AI helps Japanese recall war days...

TOKYO (AP) — When Tokuso Hamai saw the colorized version of an old black-and-white photo of a picnic held under cherry tree blossoms sometime before World War II, forgotten memories of family members, most of whom died in the atomic bombing of Hiros...

 2020-08-14 02:58 

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Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden's campaign...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In her first two days as Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris has fired off the campaign's sharpest criticism of President Donald Trump's shortcomings. She has vouched for Biden's character on race and more...

 2020-08-14 02:58 

China Post

Public warned against buying masks falsely advertised as made in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (CNA) — A pharmaceutical association in Taipei said Thursday that people should be on the alert against false labeling of surgical masks sold in some online stores, which are advertising the products as made in Taiwan. So far this week, more ...

 2020-08-14 02:28 

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Ex-legislative aides indicted for espionage released on bail...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Two of three former legislative aides charged with spying and developing a spy network in Taiwan for China were released on bail Thursday, hours after their indictment earlier the same day. According to the Taipei District Prosecutors...

 2020-08-14 02:28 

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Asia Today: S. Korea sees virus jump, urges more vigilance...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 103 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. Ei...

 2020-08-14 02:02 

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Twin beams of light won't shine during 9/11 tribute in NYC...

NEW YORK (AP) — Twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won't be beamed into the sky during this year's memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, organizer...

 2020-08-14 02:01 

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75 years later, Japan war orphans tell of pain, recovery...

TOKYO (AP) — For years, orphans in Japan were punished just for surviving the war. They were bullied. They were called trash and left to fend for themselves on the street. Police rounded them up and threw them in jail. They were sent to orphanages o...

 2020-08-14 02:01 

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75 years later, Japan war orphans tell of pain, recovery...

TOKYO (AP) — For years, orphans in Japan were punished just for surviving the war. They were bullied. They were called trash and left to fend for themselves on the street. Police rounded them up and threw them in jail. They were sent to orphanages o...

 2020-08-14 02:00 

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Lee funeral procession to make symbolic lap around Presidential Office...

TAIPEI (CNA) — The funeral procession of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui () will make a symbolic lap around the Presidential Office Building Friday following a private ceremony at Taipei's Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church, according to sources f...

 2020-08-14 01:59 

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Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Florida...

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of criticizing the practice. Ballots were mailed on Wednesday to both the president and First lady Melania Trump ...

 2020-08-14 01:40 

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U.S. dollar lower in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.404 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.132 from the previous close....

 2020-08-14 01:27 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2020-08-14 01:14 

China Post

Twin beams of light won't shine during 9/11 tribute in NYC...

NEW YORK (AP) — Twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won't be beamed into the sky during this year's memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, organizer...

 2020-08-14 01:07 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: AP Week in Pictures, Asia...

Aug. 7-13, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Inst...

 2020-08-14 01:01 

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North Korea lifts virus lockdown at border town...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a lockdown in a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands had been quarantined for weeks over coronavirus worries, state media said Friday. But Kim during a ruling pa...

 2020-08-14 00:53 

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Mexico City reopens movie theaters to sparse crowds...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The few, the brave — those were the people returning this week to movie theaters in Mexico City that had been closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, there was popcorn. But movie goers had to wear face m...

 2020-08-14 00:37 

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Michael Cohen book on Trump to be published Sept 8...

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen's memoir about President Donald Trump will be released Sept. 8 by Skyhorse Publishing, which confirmed the news Thursday to The Associated Press. The book is called "Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Person...

 2020-08-14 00:34 

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Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Wh...

 2020-08-14 00:34 

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Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Wh...

 2020-08-14 00:09 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 53.16 points at 12,709.97 Friday on turnover of NT$3.1 billion (US$104.94 million)....

 2020-08-14 00:04 

China Post

Officials: U.S. seizes Iranian oil heading for Venezuela...

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, U.S. officials said Thursday, as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily sanctioned ...

 2020-08-13 23:53 

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Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks Thursday, but that encouraging sign was clouded by questions over testing as schools reopen and college football teams push ahead ...

 2020-08-13 23:50 

China Post

New MLS team will be called St. Louis City SC...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newest Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis City SC when it debuts in 2023, team officials announced Thursday. The team's name and logo were unveiled nearly a year after the city was given an MLS franchise. St. ...

 2020-08-13 23:50 

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Creator of mosquito-themed state flag says design was a joke...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who submitted a proposal to place a giant mosquito on the new state flag, a design that went viral on social media, said he created it as a joke. Thomas Rosete, a deckhand on the Yazoo River, told the Clarion ...

 2020-08-13 23:49 

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Trade group report: Gambling economy hit hard by coronavirus...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard, leading to a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020, the industry's trade association repor...

 2020-08-13 23:47 

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Possible shot at freedom for lifer who stole hedge clippers...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An October parole hearing has been set for a Black man sentenced to life in prison after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary, a sentence Louisiana's Supreme Court upheld despite its chief justice's insistence that t...

 2020-08-13 23:20 

China Post

PG&E tells regulators upcoming outages will go more smoothly...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric promised regulators Thursday that it has learned from its mishandling of deliberate blackouts and won't disrupt as many people's lives during the pandemic this year, when the utility expects ...

 2020-08-13 22:50 

China Post

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world's first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported. He was 91. Pixels, the digital ...

 2020-08-13 22:49 

China Post

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move into new California home...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have moved into a new family home, a representative for the couple said Thursday without providing its location or other details. Real estate agents and tax records point to a seven-acre estate in Sa...

 2020-08-13 22:43 

China Post

Trump, Biden trade barbs on coronavirus response...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked Joe Biden for calling on governors to mandate that all Americans wear masks for the next three months, accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of politicizing an issue Trump ...

 2020-08-13 22:35 

China Post

Mazda-Toyota boosts investment in Alabama plant by $830M...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the new joint-venture between the two auto companies, on Thursday announced an additional $830 million investment in its new Alabama plant. Gov. Kay Ivey said in a news release that the investment ...

 2020-08-13 22:19 

China Post

AP Interview: US envoy indicates US open to Iran compromise...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday urged European nations that support the nuclear deal with Iran to put in writing their ideas to extend the expiring arms embargo on the Islamic Republic, indicating that the...

 2020-08-13 22:19 

China Post

The Latest: Horizon League postpones fall competition...

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Horizon League has joined the list of conferences postponing all fall sports competition due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision impacts men's and women...

 2020-08-13 22:19 

China Post

Apple drops Fortnite from App Store over direct payment plan...

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has dropped the hugely popular "Fortnite" game from its App Store after the game's developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses Apple's platform. Apple takes a 30% cut from in-app revenue purchases, ...

 2020-08-13 22:19 

China Post

Mexico to keep US border closed to non-essential travel...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travel, Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday. The current agreement runs through Aug. 21, b...

 2020-08-13 22:19 

China Post

Fauci: Schools should be outdoors as much as possible...

School districts developing their plans for reopening for the new academic year should find ways to offer as man outdoor activities as possible, from classes to recess and lunchtime, the nation's top infectious disease expert recommended in an online ...

 2020-08-13 21:49 

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Portland State disarms campus police after Black man's death...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announce...

 2020-08-13 21:49 

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Rights group: Alarming child mortality among Colombian Wayuu...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Lack of access to clean water is leading to alarmingly high levels of child mortality and malnutrition among Colombia's largest Indigenous group — problems that could grow worse as a result of the pandemic, a human ...

 2020-08-13 21:19 

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Mexico's central bank lowers prime rate to 4.5%...
 2020-08-13 21:19 

China Post

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

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The 911 call from a white, off-duty police officer around the height of the George Floyd protests in early June sounded ominous: A group of Black youths had menaced him outside his upstate New York getaway, he said, sparki...

 2020-08-13 21:19 

China Post

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Schools story...

In a story August 10, 2020, about school circulation and outdoor classes, The Associated Press, because of a mistake by the source, erroneously reported the amount of money a Vermont school is paying for tents. White River Valley Middle School now says it...

 2020-08-13 21:19 

China Post

Purdue coach proposes running 2 football seasons in 2021...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a deta...

 2020-08-13 20:37 

China Post

New Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis SC...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newest Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis SC when it debuts in 2023, team officials announced Thursday. The team's name and logo were unveiled nearly a year after the city was given an MLS franchise. St. Louis...

 2020-08-13 20:37 

China Post

New Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis SC...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newest Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis SC when it debuts in 2023, team officials announced Thursday. The team's name and logo were unveiled nearly a year after the city was given an MLS franchise. St. Louis...

 2020-08-13 20:21 

China Post

Mexico's central bank lowers prime rate to 4.5%...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank decided Thursday to lower its prime interest rate by a half-point to 4.5% amid a sharp economic downturn and rising inflation due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bank of Mexico said inflation rose to 3.6...

 2020-08-13 20:18 

China Post

Cuba Gooding Jr wears 'Black Lives Matter' mask to court...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting a "Black Lives Matter" face mask, Cuba Gooding Jr. showed up at a New York City court on Thursday to hear lawyers argue over what restrictions to place on testimony at his sexual misconduct trial. The Oscar-winning &...

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