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 2022-01-17 04:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Actor Bae Doona again joins forces with director Jung Joo-ri for new film...

Actor Bae Doona and director Jung Joo-ri of "A Girl at My Door" (2014) have joined forces again for the upcoming film "The Next So-hee," according to production company Twin Plus Partners on Monday. Bae will star in "The Next So-hee,&#...

 2022-01-17 04:32 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tottenham could be jetting off to Korea this summer...

Tottenham Hotspur could be headed to Korea this summer, with local press reporting last week that the Premier League club is in talks with e-commerce company Coupang to arrange two exhibition games here next summer....

 2022-01-17 04:07 

South China Morning Post

Stolen election belief undimmed for Donald Trump fans. Republicans wish different...

Jonathan Riches has been to 40 Donald Trump rallies and fervently believes the last US presidential election was stolen.Like thousands of others who spent hours in a dusty field in Arizona this weekend to watch the former president speak, that belief is a...

 2022-01-17 04:00 

South China Morning Post

Workers on life in India's post-Covid, post-Great Resignation, gig economy: 'Like I'm working all the time'...

Whether it is the work-from-home revolution or the Great Resignation, the global workforce has seen plenty of twists and turns in the more than two years since a "novel" coronavirus first hit the headlines.Among the most seismic shifts, however, i...

 2022-01-17 03:54 

China Post

Vaccination mandated for commuters on Manila public transit...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were banned from riding public transport in the Philippine capital region Monday in a desperate move that has sparked protests from labor and human rights groups. The Ph...

 2022-01-17 03:54 

China Post

49ers hang on over Cowboys 23-17 in chaotic wild-card finish...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Shanahan walked onto the field with an emphatic nod, believing his San Francisco 49ers had beaten the Dallas Cowboys in a chaotic wild-card finish that left many not sure what was happening. The official word came a shor...

 2022-01-17 03:54 

China Post

Matsuyama caps big rally with eagle to win Sony in playoff...

HONOLULU (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama made up a five-shot deficit on the back nine and then won the Sony Open in a playoff with one of the best shots he never saw, a 3-wood into the sun to 3 feet for an eagle to beat Russell Henley on Sunday. The eighth ...

 2022-01-17 03:53 

China Post

Asian shares mixed after China reports slowing growth...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China reported that its economy expanded at an 8.1% annual pace in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney rose, while Hong Kong and Seoul...

 2022-01-17 03:53 

China Post

Gobert has double-double, Jazz beat Nuggets 125-102...

DENVER (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 19 rebounds in his return to Utah's lineup, Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and the Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 125-102 on Sunday night. Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 21 points to help the Jazz end...

 2022-01-17 03:53 

China Post

The Latest at the Australian Open: 2021 champ Osaka wins...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Defending champion Naomi Osaka has had a relatively trouble-free 6-3, 6-3 win over Camila Osorio in her first-round match on Rod...

 2022-01-17 03:52 

China Post

Towns carries Timberwolves past Curry-less Warriors, 119-99...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-99 victory over the worn-out Golden State Warriors, who played without star Steph Curry on Sunday night. Jaylen Nowell scored 17 points a...

 2022-01-17 03:50 

RTHK News

Local Delta infection is 'strange': Sophia Chan...

Health Secretary Sophia Chan said on Monday that it is "strange" that a woman has been infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19, adding that the case shows the local coronavirus situation is yet to be brought under control. Authorities said the...

 2022-01-17 03:37 

Nikkei Asian Review

Kashmir's apple growers demand action against Iranian imports...

SRINAGAR -- With prices tumbling and unsold produce piling up, Kashmir's apple growers are demanding government help to curb imports from Iran which t...

 2022-01-17 03:37 

Nikkei Asian Review

Vietnam adds private pension as silver tide rises...

HO CHI MINH CITY -- When communist Vietnam recently introduced private retirement funds, it was taking a step not only closer to capitalism, but also...

 2022-01-17 03:37 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's population grows 0.034% in 2021, slowest in six decades...

SHANGHAI -- China's population growth rate sunk to another record low in 2021, underscoring the ticking demographic time bomb that could reverse its g...

 2022-01-17 03:36 

Korea Joongang Daily

Jinjin & Rocky to release their first EP 'Restore' later today...

Jinjin & Rocky, a subunit of boy band Astro, will release their first EP "Restore" on Monday, according to their agency Fantagio Music. The lead track "Just Breathe" conveys a message of positivity wishing for a return to everyday life as ...

 2022-01-17 03:36 

Korea Joongang Daily

Park Chu-young joins Ulsan Hyundai...

Park Chu-young, who parted ways with FC Seoul on Dec. 28 after playing with the club for 10 years, has signed with Ulsan Hyundai Motors....

 2022-01-17 03:32 

China Post

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102...

Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. He was 102. Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Sunday announced his death on Twitter, both of them calling McGee an ...

 2022-01-17 03:31 

China Post

Military flights sent to assess damage from Pacific volcano...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand and Australia were able to send military surveillance flights to Tonga on Monday to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption left in the Pacific island nation. A towering ash cloud since Saturday...

 2022-01-17 03:21 

Central News Agency

Gilas Pilipinas guard Jordan Heading makes it rain from deep for Taichung - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taichung Wagor Suns' Gilas Pilipinas standout Jordan Heading put on a show in Sunday's 119-115 thriller against the Taoyuan Leopards, hitting eight treys to set a new record in Taiwan's professional basketball T1 LEAGUE....

 2022-01-17 03:19 

NHK

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles...

Japan's government says North Korea launched two ballistic missiles on Monday morning....

 2022-01-17 03:13 

South China Morning Post

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport...

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang on Monday, South Korea's military reported, in the fourth test this month.Japan's government also reported the launch, with chief cabin...

 2022-01-17 03:10 

Central News Agency

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

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.587 at 11 a.m. Monday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.037 from the previous close....

 2022-01-17 02:53 

China Post

China's economy grows 8.1% in 2021, slows in second half...

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy grew by 8.1% in 2021 but Beijing faces pressure to shore up activity after an abrupt slowdown in the second half. In the final three months of 2021, growth of the world's second-largest economy sank to 4% over ...

 2022-01-17 02:52 

China Post

Australian Open starts hours after Djokovic's deportation...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open started Monday without nine-time champion Novak Djokovic and, finally, the focus was on forehands and backhands instead of his fight to avoid deportation because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-1...

 2022-01-17 02:52 

China Post

The Latest at the Australian Open: 5th-seeded Sakkari wins...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): ___ 1:20 p.m. Fifth-seeded Maria Sakkari beat Tatjana Maria 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the first match completed on the main show court in the first ...

 2022-01-17 02:51 

Guangming Online

Huawei, dairy giant Yili among China's most sustainable private firms...

Chinese dairy giant Yili topped the list of 100 Chinese private firms in terms of readiness to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new ranking released by a Shanghai-based research institute....

 2022-01-17 02:51 

Guangming Online

Early man in China had biggest known brain of the time...

16 (Xinhua) -- A study showed that the ancient relatives of modern humans in northern China may have had an...

 2022-01-17 02:51 

Guangming Online

Spring Festival travel rush kicks off...

Epidemic prevention staff members prepare for disinfection at a railway station in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 16, 2022. The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump ...

 2022-01-17 02:51 

Guangming Online

Frontline workers combat COVID-19 in Beijing...

A courier arranges parcels to be delivered to residents at a residential compound in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 16, 2022. Beijing reported one new locally-transmitted COVID-19 case Saturday, local health authority said. The commun...

 2022-01-17 02:51 

Guangming Online

Railway workers prepare for Spring Festival travel rush...

Staff members clean train carriages at a service garage in Hengyang, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 16, 2022. The Spring Festival travel rush, China's largest annual travel rush, will last from Jan. 17 to Feb. 25 this year. During the 40-day...

 2022-01-17 02:51 

Guangming Online

Chinese study shows oatmeal feeds healthy gut bacteria...

A new study has shown that oatmeal can help healthy bacteria grow in people's guts.A high cholesterol level is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD)....

 2022-01-17 02:51 

Guangming Online

China details measures to boost consumption for upcoming holiday...

People enjoy ice-snow fun on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 8, 2022.16 (Xinhua) -- China's top economic planner has released a notice aimed at boosting consumption as the Spring Festival holiday a...

 2022-01-17 02:48 

The Mainichi

China's economy grows 8.1% in 2021, slows in second half...
 2022-01-17 02:48 

The Mainichi

Snowboarding: Yuto Totsuka targeting Olympic redemption in Beijing...
 2022-01-17 02:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

China GDP growth slows to 4.0% in Q4 amid COVID, property woes...

SHANGHAI -- China's gross domestic product growth slowed to 4.0% on the year in the fourth quarter of 2021, delivering a full-year result of 8.1%, as...

 2022-01-17 02:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's population deceleration lurches to record 0.034%...

SHANGHAI -- China's population growth rate sunk to another record low in 2021, underscoring the ticking demographic time bomb that could reverse its g...

 2022-01-17 02:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Fate of BTS-inspired webtoon, webnovel appears unknown after mixed reviews...
 2022-01-17 02:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Rapper Ravi of boy band VIXX to take to the stage solo next month...

Rapper Ravi of boy band VIXX will host an in-person solo concert next month. According to his label Groovl1n on Monday, "2022 Ravi Concert - Revoir" will take place for three days between Feb. 25 and 27 at the Olympic Park's Olympic Hall in .....

 2022-01-17 02:31 

NHK

Japan's motorcycle shipments rise amid pandemic...

Japan's domestic motorcycle shipments posted their first annual increase for four years in 2021. That came as people sought a means of transport that avoided crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-17 02:28 

Yonhap News

Young speed skater embraces pressure ahead of 2nd Winter Olympics in Beijing...

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- At the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, South ......

 2022-01-17 02:26 

NHK

China's GDP Grows at Slower Rate...

Chinese officials have released the country's latest GDP figures....

 2022-01-17 02:21 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows:...

 2022-01-17 02:10 

Yonhap News

Police looking into report of suspected animal abuse attempt using sausage-skewered fishhooks...

INCHEON, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- Police said Monday they were looking into a report of a suspe......

 2022-01-17 02:10 

Yonhap News

Moon names new senior secretary for civil affairs...

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Monday named a new senior secretary fo......

 2022-01-17 02:10 

RTHK News

Mainland growth slows but faster than expected...

China's economy grew 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, faster than expected but its weakest expansion in one-and-half years, Nati......

 2022-01-17 02:08 

Yonhap News

Gov't allows convicted conscientious objector to do alternative service for 1st time...

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- The government has allowed a convicted conscientious objector t......

 2022-01-17 02:05 

Yonhap News

The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR)...

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR) as posted by Yonhap......

 2022-01-17 02:03 

China Post

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 4th launch this year...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea's military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might amid paused dipl...

 2022-01-17 02:03 

South China Morning Post

China population increases to 1.4126 billion in 2021, births plunge again as crisis deepens...

Mainland China's population increased last year, and the number of new births also dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2021, data released on Monday showed.China's overall population increased by about 480,000 people to 1.4126 billion in 202...

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