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 2021-09-18 01:00 

South China Morning Post

Scientists find 9000-year-old Chinese pots were probably used to drink beer...

Scientists who analysed 9,000-year-old pottery discovered in eastern China said our ancient ancestors might have enjoyed a fresh pint as much as the next person.An analysis of ancient pots and cups found in Qiaotou, Zhejiang province, showed that the vess...

 2021-09-18 00:59 

China Post

Official says US will deport 'massive' number of Haitians...

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A US official says the Biden administration is planning "massive movements" of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are conside...

 2021-09-18 00:59 

China Post

Lawsuit over eggs tests China's policies on unmarried women...

BEIJING (AP) — After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country's restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive...

 2021-09-18 00:52 

China Post

These Kaohsiung hotspots are the best place to quench your thirst....
 2021-09-18 00:47 

South China Morning Post

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies at 84...

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s and was ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after 20 years in power, has died at age 84, state television announced on Friday.The report ...

 2021-09-18 00:39 

The Mainichi

Osaka World Expo's 1st official goods go on sale after unveiling by popular comedians...
 2021-09-18 00:38 

The Mainichi

Move to open junior high night school in Fukuoka receives warm welcome...
 2021-09-18 00:36 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) 1,935 more patients released from coronavirus treatment, total now at 256,029: KDCA...
 2021-09-18 00:32 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 5 additional coronavirus deaths, total now at 2,394: KDCA...
 2021-09-18 00:31 

China Post

Empty desk array at UN spotlights lost learning in pandemic...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — While world leaders converge on the U.N. headquarters next week, the coronavirus will be on the agenda — and a set of empty, backpack-draped chairs and desks will symbolize what the pandemic has done to education. In fron...

 2021-09-18 00:31 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 2,087 new coronavirus cases, total now at 284,022: KDCA...
 2021-09-18 00:31 

China Post

California Republican turnout not high enough to boot Newsom...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn't happen. About 9.2 million votes were ...

 2021-09-18 00:30 

South China Morning Post

A lesson for Hong Kong, Singapore in mainland China's crackdown on the tutoring industry?...

South Korean mother of two Kim Se-jin spends 1.9 million won (US$1,616) every month to put her son in a preschool where the four-year-old can pick up some English words while playing with a native speaker."I don't want my young boy to get stressed...

 2021-09-18 00:29 

NHK

US admits deadly Kabul drone strike was a mistake...

The US military has admitted a drone strike it launched in Afghanistan against what it believed to be Islamist extremists mistakenly targeted innocent civilians. Ten people died in last month's attack, including seven children....

 2021-09-18 00:04 

China Post

Guinea says it won't let detained ex-president leave country...

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's junta leaders vowed Friday that deposed President Alpha Conde would not be allowed to seek exile, saying they would not cave to mounting pressure from regional mediators who have imposed targeted sanctions after t...

 2021-09-18 00:03 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean news......

 2021-09-18 00:03 

China Post

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies...

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s and was ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after 20 years in power, has died at age 84, state television a...

 2021-09-18 00:03 

China Post

| Latest updates on BBQ restrictions during Taiwan's Moon Festival...

CP You may be quite confused about the regulations and restrictions regarding barbecue activities during the Mid-Autumn Festival announced by local governments in Taiwan. Though most seem simple enough, Taipei City has drawn the ire of many, and social me...

 2021-09-18 00:00 

South China Morning Post

In China, Delta means staying closer to home for the holidays...

The Mid-Autumn Festival will be the first chance for Chinese to take a break since the Delta variant of the coronavirus forced lockdowns and transport curbs across the country and scuppered summer travel plans.As the summer clusters have waned, enthusiasm...

 2021-09-18 00:00 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's children of 'split families' on the move: they emigrated, returned to work, now they're leaving again...

Wenda Wu's life has been one of moving back and forth between Hong Kong and Australia, and having to decide where to settle for good.She was 11 when her family emigrated to Sydney in 1988. She noticed that the people looked different and spoke a diffe...

 2021-09-18 00:00 

Yonhap News

Ruling party's primary rivals brace for decisive showdown in Honam next week...

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) -- Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung and his archrival in the ......

 2021-09-17 23:56 

NHK

Tropical storm Chanthu batters Japan...

People across Japan are bracing for some potentially catastrophic weather. Tropical storm Chanthu has brought driving rain and lashing winds to western and central parts of the country. It made landfall in Kyushu on Friday evening and is barreling to the ...

 2021-09-17 23:54 

Japan Times

Tropical Storm Chanthu hits western Japan, leaving at least five injured...

In the 24 hours through 6 a.m. Sunday, rainfall of up to 250 millimeters is forecast for the Tokai region in central Japan and up ......

 2021-09-17 23:52 

Taiwan News

France recalls ambassadors from the US and Australia over submarine deal...

France recalls ambassadors from the US and Australia over submarine deal | 2021-09-17 19:52:00...

 2021-09-17 23:50 

South China Morning Post

US multimillionaire Robert Durst convicted of murdering best friend...

A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years.Dur...

 2021-09-17 23:40 

Japan Times

Study rewrites understanding of modern Japan's genetic ancestry...

New research shows that the people of Japan bear genetic signatures from three ancient populations rather than just two as previously thought — a more ......

 2021-09-17 23:37 

Taiwan News

Gazprom: EU lawmakers urge probe over soaring prices...

Gazprom: EU lawmakers urge probe over soaring prices | 2021-09-17 19:37:00...

 2021-09-17 23:32 

China Post

R. Kelly behavior mirrors abuse tactics, expert witness says...

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors inched closer on Friday to concluding their case at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial, calling two final witnesses to try to further cement allegations he groomed young victims for unwanted sex in episodes dating to the ...

 2021-09-17 23:32 

China Post

Pel in 'semi-intensive' care, daughter says he's doing well...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pel "took a little step back" in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is "recovering well" at a Sao Paulo hospital, his daughter Kely Nascimento said Friday. Howeve...

 2021-09-17 23:32 

China Post

Police: Missing Florida woman and slain couple unrelated...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah county sheriff said Friday detectives have determined there is no connection between the disappearance of a Florida woman who went missing during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend and a still-unsolved slaying of tw...

 2021-09-17 23:32 

China Post

Suspect in deaths of 4 found in SUV surrenders in Arizona...

MENOMOMIE, Wis. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans who were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin surrendered to authorities in Arizona on Friday. Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said in a statement that Antoine Darnique Sug...

 2021-09-17 23:31 

China Post

Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two central California police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of a Black teenager so severe that he was left with massive bruising on his face, the San Joaquin County district ...

 2021-09-17 23:31 

China Post

NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend's murder...

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago, a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying ...

 2021-09-17 23:30 

China Post

Enjoy a 'one-day trip' at Dakeng Trail in Taichung!...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, many are wondering where they should visit during the four-day long weekend. Why not spend it at the Dakeng Scenic Area, also known as the "Taichung Yangminshan?" The Dakeng tr...

 2021-09-17 23:23 

NHK

Trade bloc wary of admitting China...

High-ranking officials in the Asia-Pacific region have expressed concern about China joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership....

 2021-09-17 23:22 

NHK

Biden calls for methane cuts...

US President Joe Biden has announced a joint effort with the EU to cut global methane pollution by at least 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2020 levels....

 2021-09-17 23:20 

Nikkei Asian Review

Xi's potential 2027 transition poses threat to Taiwan: Davidson...

WASHINGTON -- An American military commander sent shock waves around the world during his congressional testimony earlier this year when he naile...

 2021-09-17 23:20 

NHK

US calls Kabul strike a 'mistake'...

Officials at the Pentagon say a US drone strike that killed 10 people in Kabul last month was a mistake....

 2021-09-17 23:10 

South China Morning Post

10,000 migrants, many from Haiti, packed under Texas bridge...

Haitians made up most of the over 10,000 migrants sleeping on the ground and desperate for food in a squalid camp under a bridge in southern Texas on Friday, in a growing humanitarian and political challenge for US President Joe Biden.The Haitians were jo...

 2021-09-17 23:00 

Yonhap News

Moon to visit U.S. for U.N. session, alliance event...

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in plans to leave for the United States on ......

 2021-09-17 22:58 

China Post

UN using honor system to check vaccinations for big meeting...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is relying on an honor system — and only an honor system — to ensure that world leaders have been vaccinated before they speak at next week's big meeting, the assembly president said. P...

 2021-09-17 22:40 

NHK

G20 foreign ministers to discuss Afghanistan...

The foreign ministers of the Group of 20 nations are expected to discuss Afghanistan at an online meeting next week....

 2021-09-17 22:38 

The Mainichi

Haiku in English: Sept. 18, 2021...
 2021-09-17 22:32 

China Post

Jets throw support to N.J. high school hit hard by Ida...

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Armental pulled up to Dwight Morrow High School's campus the morning after Hurricane Ida flooded the Northeast and was stunned at the massive damage. The school in Englewood, New Jersey, and the surrounding neighbor...

 2021-09-17 22:32 

China Post

EXPLAINER: What are 'Crisis Standards of Care?'...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states — Georgia, Kentucky, M...

 2021-09-17 22:31 

China Post

The Latest: Child among latest COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana...

BATON ROUGE, La. — A child is among the latest to die from COVID-19 in Louisiana, state health officials said Friday. Heath department figures showed the state death toll from the illness grew by 52. One of the victims was a child between the ages o...

 2021-09-17 22:31 

China Post

'Devious licks' videos of damage, thefts bedevil US schools...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kids across the U.S. are posting TikTok videos of themselves vandalizing school bathrooms and stealing soap dispensers and even turf from football fields, bedeviling school administrators seeking to contain the viral internet tre...

 2021-09-17 22:31 

China Post

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who ar...

 2021-09-17 22:30 

South China Morning Post

Jury still out on lab-leak Covid-19 origins, researchers say in Lancet letter...

A group of scientists have urged more research on the controversial theory that the coronavirus leaked from a laboratory, issuing the call in a letter in the medical journal The Lancet on Friday.The letter was signed by 16 virologists, biologists and bios...

 2021-09-17 22:25 

Nikkei Asian Review

JSR to acquire U.S. maker of cutting-edge photoresists...

TOKYO -- Japanese semiconductor materials maker JSR said Friday it would acquire Oregon-based Inpria, with an eye on the latter's expertise in cu...

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