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 2020-02-19 04:43 

The Mainichi

Tokyo Marathon's amateur runners show mixed feelings over cancellation, no refund 2020/2/19...
 2020-02-19 04:43 

The Mainichi

Constitutional revision front and center in Japan ruling party's 2020 policy draft 2020/2/19...
 2020-02-19 04:43 

The Mainichi

Trump says considering attending Tokyo Olympics in summer...
 2020-02-19 04:34 

Japan Times

Quarantine on cruise ship in Yokohama comes under question, hit as virus incubator...

An extraordinary two-week quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several ......

 2020-02-19 04:32 

Japan Times

Port hit by barrage of rocket fire in Libyan capital: witnesses...

A port in the capital of war-torn Libya was hit by a barrage of rocket fire on Tuesday, witnesses said.The Tripoli port, used by merchant ......

 2020-02-19 04:30 

Japan Times

Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich, who tried to sell Obama's Senate seat, pardons other felons...

President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former NYPD commissioner ......

 2020-02-19 04:29 

Japan Times

Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan...

The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half the population ......

 2020-02-19 04:29 

China Post

Bids for snowball from 10 years ago tops NT$2.5m on eBay...

Bids for a snowball kept in the freezer by a British man for ten years has already reached 65,800 (NT$ 2,579,228) on Ebay. Lee Thackaberry, 43, decided to freeze it after seeing a news report about a snowball that was frozen for ten years selling on eBay ...

 2020-02-19 04:28 

Japan Times

India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit...

A half-kilometer (1,640-foot) brick wall has been hastily erected in India's Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying ......

 2020-02-19 04:26 

Japan Times

SpaceX announces partnership to send four tourists into deep orbit...

SpaceX announced a new partnership Monday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen in history has gone, without disclosing the date ......

 2020-02-19 04:25 

South China Morning Post

Right to recline? Woman in plane 'seat punching' viral video considers charges...

Airline passenger Wendi Williams is not only speaking out about her viral video of a man punching the back of her reclined seat with his fist but now she's also considering pressing charges.Williams, speaking on Fox & Friends, said she was flying from...

 2020-02-19 04:13 

Ecns.cn

Xi says China's battle against COVID-19 making visible progress...

China's measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic are achieving visible progress as the battle has reached a crucial time, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday....

 2020-02-19 04:06 

China Post

New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally...

A viral outbreak that began in China has infectedmore than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each...

 2020-02-19 04:05 

China Post

Crosby's four points leads Penguins past Maple Leafs, 5-2...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. Bryan Rust had a goal and two assists, and Jason Zucker, Teddy Blueger and Anthony Angello also scored as...

 2020-02-19 04:05 

China Post

No. 7 Maryland beats Northwestern 76-67 for 9th straight win...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jalen Smith had 22 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for his ninth consecutive double-double, and No. 7 Maryland extended its winning streak to nine games by defeating Northwestern 76-67 Tuesday night. Smith achieved his ...

 2020-02-19 04:04 

China Post

Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats Oklahoma State...

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone wi...

 2020-02-19 04:04 

China Post

Williams leads No. 8 Florida State past Pittsburgh 82-67...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Williams scored 16 points, Anthony Polite had 10 points and six rebounds and No. 8 Florida State pulled away in the second half, beating Pittsburgh 82-67 on Tuesday night. Williams, a freshman forward, scored in doub...

 2020-02-19 04:03 

China Post

Mulkey fastest to 600 as No. 2 Baylor women top Texas Tech...

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Baylor's Kim Mulkey became the fastest Division I men's or women's coach to 600 wins, reaching the milestone when Juicy Landrum scored 19 points to lift the No. 2 Lady Bears to a 77-62 victory over Texas Tech on Tue...

 2020-02-19 04:03 

China Post

NHL-worst Red Wings beat Canadeins 4-3, sweep season series...

DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou scored his second goal with 5:15 remaining in regulation to cap Detroit's three-goal third period and the Red Wings rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Tuesday night. Detroit swept the season series again...

 2020-02-19 04:02 

China Post

Barbashev scores twice, Blues beat Devils 3-0...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ivan Barbashev scored twice and the St. Louis Blues snapped a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. It was the third multigoal game of Barbashev's career and first this ...

 2020-02-19 04:01 

China Post

Svechnikov, Niederreiter help Hurricanes beat Predators 4-1...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov and Nino Niederreiter each scored in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Tuesday night. Jordan Staal scored a goal in the first, and Sebastian Aho added a goal in ...

 2020-02-19 04:00 

China Post

Crutcher scores 18, leads No. 5 Dayton past VCU 66-61...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jalen Crutcher scored 18 points and No. 5 Dayton held off a late challenge and beat VCU 66-61 on Tuesday night, the Flyers' 15th consecutive victory. Odi Toppin added 12 points and Trey Landers 11 for the Flyers (24-2, 13-0 ...

 2020-02-19 03:57 

NHK

Details of the Records of Mass Detention...

NHK has obtained a copy of the document....

 2020-02-19 03:57 

Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus latest: Cruise ship in Japan begins disembarkation...

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.China's National Health Com...

 2020-02-19 03:56 

Nikkei Asian Review

As bushfires burn, Australia still debates science of climate change...

ARMIDALE, Australia -- A few days before Christmas, Kay Murray was sound asleep at her farmhouse about 100 km south of the Australian capital, Canberr...

 2020-02-19 03:56 

NHK

Record of mass dentention of Uighurs revealed...

A US-based human rights group says it has obtained a document believed to be a record of ethnic Uighurs sent to Chinese internment camps....

 2020-02-19 03:52 

Guangming Online

WHO says China's paper "important" in enabling it to provide advice(1)...

Currently, a WHO team of international experts are in China working with their Chinese counterparts to better understand those gaps and improve the understanding of the outbreak, Tedros said....

 2020-02-19 03:39 

South China Morning Post

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected US president, adviser says...

Michael Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire if he is elected US president, a top adviser said Tuesday.Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, a...

 2020-02-19 03:37 

RTHK News

Families scared to let helpers go out: association...

News that a foreign domestic worker in Hong Kong has tested positive for the new coronavirus has left many families in fear of catching the illness from their helpers, an employers' group says.On Tuesday, a 32-year-old Filipino worker became the SAR&#...

 2020-02-19 03:34 

NHK

Passengers start to disembark Diamond Princess...

Passengers aboard a cruise ship south of Tokyo are finally starting to go home, after spending two weeks in quarantine. NHK World's Haruka Nouchi filed this report from Yokohama Port....

 2020-02-19 03:16 

Japan Times

'Cruel beyond belief': U.N. appeals for humanitarian corridors in northwestern Syria as Assad forces press offensive...

The United Nations human rights chief urged Syrian government forces and their allies Tuesday to allow safe corridors in conflict areas in northwestern Syria, where ......

 2020-02-19 03:14 

Japan Times

U.N. chief says new virus poses 'enormous' risks but 'is not out of control'...

The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that the virus outbreak that began in China poses "a very dangerous situation" for the world, but "is not ......

 2020-02-19 03:13 

Japan Times

Germany sends more medical aid to China to fight virus...

Germany is sending a second shipment of medical aid to China to help the Asian giant fight the coronavirus epidemic that has infected over 73,000 ......

 2020-02-19 03:13 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) S. Korea reports 15 more cases of novel coronavirus, total at 46...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 2-7, last para) SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- Sout......

 2020-02-19 03:11 

Japan Times

A rising Michael Bloomberg qualifies for U.S. Democratic debate...

U.S. media tycoon Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate, after a new poll shows him leapfrogging several of his rivals, including Joe ......

 2020-02-19 03:10 

Japan Times

U.S. sanctions Russian oil trading firm Rosneft for role in aiding Venezuela...

The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on a Russian state-controlled brokerage that has helped the Venezuelan government skirt an American oil embargo and enabled President ......

 2020-02-19 03:09 

Japan Times

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses hard...

In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum ......

 2020-02-19 03:05 

China Post

AP source: Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he's considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn't heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration officia...

 2020-02-19 03:04 

China Post

Giants, Cubs raising pay for minor leaguers this season...

The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are pushing ahead with pay raises for minor league players this season, days after Major League Baseball mandated salary bumps beginning in 2021. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and Giants baseball executive Farhan...

 2020-02-19 03:02 

China Post

Konecny helps Flyers send Blue Jackets to 6th straight loss...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny had a goal and two assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Tuesday night. Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier, Philippe Myers and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers (33-20-7, 73 points...

 2020-02-19 03:01 

Nikkei Asian Review

Philippines fired up over Imelda Marcos documentary...

MANILA -- In 1976, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, the husband-and-wife duo who ruled the Philippines under martial law, evicted 254 families from an isl...

 2020-02-19 03:01 

Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus latest: Cruise ship in Japan starts disembarking...

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.China's National Health Com...

 2020-02-19 03:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Diamond Princess: One Hong Konger's life aboard 'not so bad'...

HONG KONG -- When Michelle Au, 53, boarded the Diamond Princess in Hong Kong with her husband on Jan. 25, she had no idea their 11-day luxury cruise w...

 2020-02-19 03:00 

Yonhap News

S. Korea to ship 'samgyetang' to Canada...

By Kang Yoon-seung SEJONG, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Wednesday the first batc......

 2020-02-19 03:00 

South China Morning Post

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Modi shows how India's 'boisterous democracy' can be used to benefit the few...

After spending 21 years abroad, I returned to India with my family in 2018 hoping to spend more time with ageing relatives, rebuild once-strong friendships and revive rusty professional ties. It did not take long for me to realise that, during my years ab...

 2020-02-19 03:00 

China Post

Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine ends...

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Hundreds of passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday after the end of a much-criticized, two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of a new virus among passengers and crew. Officials still w...

 2020-02-19 03:00 

Yonhap News

Foreign currency deposits slightly fall in January...

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- Foreign currency deposits held by banks in South Korea dropped ......

 2020-02-19 03:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

At hyperspeed, Aichi man turns into Millennium Falcon modeler : The Asahi Shimbun...

A pang of envy upon seeing the credits for "Toy Story" pushed Masataka Narita on a new career pa...

 2020-02-19 02:58 

Yonhap News

Joseon Dynasty royal seals return home from U.S....

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- Two Korean royal seals symbolizing the royal authority of the J......

 2020-02-19 02:57 

Yonhap News

Samsung tops global TV market for 14th straight year: data...

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. topped the global TV market for the 14t......

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