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 2022-01-06 09:31 

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China lashes out at US over support for Lithuania...

BEIJING (AP) — China lashed out at the United States on Thursday over its support for the European nation of Lithuania in its feud with Beijing over relations with Taiwan. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Washington was using the Balti...

 2022-01-06 09:00 

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Migrant workers and employers share moving stories, express thanks to each other...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Rerum Novarum Center () recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their annual "Thanksgiving Tea Party" () where migrant workers and employers alike gathered to show their gratitude for each other. During the ...

 2022-01-06 08:53 

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Stance on Russia, China a test for new German government...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Germany has found itself facing a series of challenges in its relations with Russia and China since taking office last month that are testing the new government's foreign policy mettle. Among them are Moscow's military buil...

 2022-01-06 08:52 

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Pleasant surprise: Heat's Yurtseven putting up huge numbers...

MIAMI (AP) — A few weeks ago, nobody would have seen this coming. Not even Omer Yurtseven. Consider all the stellar big men who have worn a Miami Heat uniform over the years, a list that includes Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Bosh, Ud...

 2022-01-06 08:52 

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Column: Djokovic's sinks Australian Open bid before it began...

Novak Djokovic's abrupt exit from the Australian Open gives new meaning to the term "unforced error." Just to be clear, Djokovic could have steered clear of the entire mess by getting vaccinated like Rafa Nadal, his greatest rival, and just ab...

 2022-01-06 08:32 

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Afghan Taliban turn blind eye to Pakistani militants...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Each year on Jan. 17, Shahana bakes a cake and invites friends to her home in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They sing happy birthday for her son, even light a candle. But it's a birthday without the birthday boy. Her ...

 2022-01-06 08:31 

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Djokovic in limbo as he fights deportation from Australia...

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic spent a day confined to a hotel room waiting for a court, dealing with the confronting prospect of an early departure from Australia. The 20-time major winner will spend at least another night there, in immi...

 2022-01-06 08:08 

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Taiwan sees surge of 40 imported, 3 local COVID-19 cases...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) reported three new local COVID-19 cases and 40 imported infections on Thursday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 17,198. According to the CECC, the three new local cases ...

 2022-01-06 08:00 

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Dozens killed in Kazakhstan unrest, police say...

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokeswoman for police in Kazakhstan's largest city said Thursday that dozens of people were killed in attacks on government buildings. Kazakhstan is experiencing the worst street protests the country has seen since gaining indep...

 2022-01-06 07:54 

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AP All-Bowl Team: Top performers from the Alamo to Sun bowls...

When two of Ohio State's top receivers opted out of the Rose Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft, Jaxon Smith-Njigba responded by delivering one of the great individual performances in bowl history. Smith-Njigba had 15 receptions for 247 yards to help O...

 2022-01-06 07:54 

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Maui musings: Finau happy to be back and feels he belongs...

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Tony Finau has been in Hawaii long enough to become a motivational speaker. For football, not golf. Finau arrived three weeks ago to spend time with his wife's family near the North Shore on Oahu. His good friend, an assis...

 2022-01-06 07:53 

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Career start No. 127 the biggest of them all for Derek Carr...

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Derek Carr has started 126 games during his eight-year NFL career. There has been none bigger than No. 127. Carr will lead the Las Vegas Raiders into the NFL's final game on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Chargers in...

 2022-01-06 07:32 

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EXPLAINER: What's behind unrest rocking oil-rich Kazakhstan...

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan is experiencing the worst street protests the country has seen since gaining independence three decades ago. Government buildings have been set ablaze and at least eight law enforcement officers have been killed. The outburs...

 2022-01-06 07:32 

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China plans space station completion, many launches in 2022...

BEIJING (AP) — China has recommitted itself to completing its orbiting space station by the end of the year and says it is planning more than 40 launches for 2022, putting it roughly level with the United States. Launches would include those of two ...

 2022-01-06 07:31 

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Australia, Japan sign defense pact as China concerns loom...

SYDNEY (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Australia signed a "landmark" defense agreement Thursday that allows closer cooperation between their militaries and stands as a rebuke to China's growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. A...

 2022-01-06 07:00 

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A season of joy — and caution — kicks off in....

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vaccinated, masked and ready-to-revel New Orleans residents will usher in Carnival season Thursday with a rolling party on the city's historic streetcar line, an annual march honoring Joan of Arc in the French Quarter and a co...

 2022-01-06 06:53 

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Roadies: Bogdanovic scores 36, Jazz beat Nuggets 115-109...

DENVER (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 36 points and the Utah Jazz stretched their road winning streak to 10 games by beating the Denver Nuggets 115-109 on Wednesday night. Rudy Gay had 18 points and Donovan Mitchell added 17 for the Ja...

 2022-01-06 06:52 

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Heat overcome Butler's absence in 115-109 win over Portland...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Max Strus had 25 points and the Miami Heat snapped a two-game losing streak with a 115-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night despite the absence of Jimmy Butler. Miami also overcame the first-half eject...

 2022-01-06 06:32 

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Analysts: Afghan Taliban do little to stop Pakistan fighters...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Each year on Jan. 17, Shahana bakes a cake and invites friends to her home in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They sing happy birthday for her son, even light a candle. But it's a birthday without the birthday boy. Her ...

 2022-01-06 06:31 

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Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots...

Afternoons with Grammy. Birthday parties. Meeting other toddlers at the park. Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as an omicron variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases makes every encounter seem risky. For Maine busi...

 2022-01-06 06:05 

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'I trusted the President': Jan. 6 rioters in their own words...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing prison time, many Jan. 6 rioters admit they were wrong to enter the U.S. Capitol and disavow political violence, despite what former President Donald Trump claims in spreading lies about the attack. Some directly blame Trump...

 2022-01-06 06:04 

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'Hatred in the eyes': How racist rage animated Jan. 6 riots...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Cori Bush is no stranger to protests. She spent years marching the streets of St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, rising to public office on the strength of her activism. But as the Missouri Democrat looked out the window of the...

 2022-01-06 06:04 

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Trump maintains grip on GOP despite violent insurrection...

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As a raging band of his supporters scaled walls, smashed windows, used flagpoles to beat police and breached the U.S. Capitol in a bid to overturn a free and fair election, Donald Trump's excommunication from the Republic...

 2022-01-06 06:04 

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Biden, Congress mark a year since violent insurrection...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to mark the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, gathering with lawmakers to remember the violent attack that has fundamentally changed the Congress and raised global concerns about t...

 2022-01-06 06:00 

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Xi'an hospital punished for refusing entry to pregnant woman...

BEIJING (AP) — Hospital officials in the northern Chinese city of Xi'an have been punished after a pregnant woman miscarried after being refused entry, reportedly for not having current COVID-19 test results. The city government announced Thursd...

 2022-01-06 06:00 

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US Forces in Japan ordered to wear masks as COVID cases....

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military on Thursday ordered personnel stationed in Japan to wear masks when going off base to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections. American forces have come under fire after a recent spike in coronavirus cases in areas wher...

 2022-01-06 05:54 

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Mavs retire Nowitzki's 41 after win over Curry, Warriors...

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki wiped a tear as his No. 41 rose slowly above the court not far from the podium where the franchise icon for the Dallas Mavericks had held it together through a 20-minute speech until it was time to thank the fans. "I ...

 2022-01-06 05:54 

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Spike in California virus cases hitting hospitals, schools...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is struggling to staff hospitals and classrooms as an astonishing spike in coronavirus infections sweeps through the state. The fast-spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 is sidelining exposed or infected health care wo...

 2022-01-06 05:53 

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EXPLAINER: Why was Novak Djokovic not let into Australia?...

Novak Djokovic came within one victory of sweeping all four of last year's Grand Slam tennis tournaments and entered 2022 needing one title to set the men's record of 21 major championships. He might not get the chance to pursue that mark at the A...

 2022-01-06 05:53 

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No. 11 Iowa State holds off No. 25 Texas Tech 51-47...

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Izaiah Brockington's four-point play with 1:52 left propelled No. 11 Iowa State past No. 25 Texas Tech 51-47 in a defensive struggle Wednesday night. Brockington's fall-away 3-pointer came moments after Texas Tech took a 42...

 2022-01-06 05:52 

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Huerter's late charge lifts Hawks over Kings 108-102...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Huerter scored five of his 25 points in the final 38 seconds and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings 108-102 on Wednesday night. Huerter added 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the se...

 2022-01-06 04:56 

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Still no vax, Kyrie's back: Star guard lifts Nets in debut...

Kyrie Irving was just the jolt the Brooklyn Nets needed to escape a midseason slump. He can only provide it on a part-time basis, as his refusal to get vaccinated against the coronavirus means he can't play in New York. So for now, Irving will enjoy e...

 2022-01-06 04:56 

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Porter hits 3 with 0.4 left, Rockets beat Wizards 114-111...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Porter Jr. hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 0.4 seconds left to give the Houston Rockets a 114-111 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Porter and Christian Wood returned from one-game suspensions f...

 2022-01-06 04:56 

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Crosby, Rodrigues rally Penguins to 5-3 win over Blues...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the NHL's hottest team for the better part of a month. They struggled early against the St. Louis Blues. Sidney Crosby then took over. Crosby and Evan Rodrigues scored 12 seconds apart in the t...

 2022-01-06 04:55 

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Murray, Spurs hold off Celtics 99-97 in Popovich's 2,000th...

BOSTON (AP) — Gregg Popovich became the first to coach 2,000 NBA games with the same team, and Dejounte Murray scored 22 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs past the Boston Celtics 99-97 on Wednesday night. Devin Vassell and Derrick White each had ...

 2022-01-06 04:53 

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Lundy's dandy in Penn State win over Northwestern...

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Seth Lundy scored 23 points and his side-step fadeaway 3-pointer from the right side with 35 seconds left gave Penn State the lead for good as the Nittany Lions beat Northwestern 74-70 on Wednesday night. Leading 68-65, Lundy b...

 2022-01-06 04:53 

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Moore, Samuels lead No. 19 Villanova to rout of Creighton...

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova wasn't going to get "out-toughed"; this time. Justin Moore scored 22 points and Jermaine Samuels added 18 to lead the 19th-ranked Wildcats to a 75-41 blowout of Creighton on Wednesday night. Collin Gillespi...

 2022-01-06 04:52 

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Laszewski helps lift Notre Dame over North Carolina 78-73...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nate Laszewski scored a season-high 20 points, including consecutive 3-pointers to give the lead back to Notre Dame, and the Fighting Irish held on for a 78-73 victory over North Carolina on Wednesday night. The Tar Heels ral...

 2022-01-06 04:35 

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Foundation provides consultation, resettlement services for pregnant migrant workers in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Garden of Hope Foundation () launched a new service on Jan. 1, 2022, for pregnant migrant workers, providing them with consultation on laws and rights, mental health support, resettlement assistance, and more. To counte...

 2022-01-06 04:31 

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8 children, 2 mothers among dead in Philadelphia house fire...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two sisters and several of their children were among the 12 people killed when a fire tore through a Philadelphia rowhome that apparently had no working smoke detectors, fire officials said. Eight children lost their lives in the...

 2022-01-06 04:31 

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NKorea claims second successful test of hypersonic missile...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea claimed Thursday to have conducted the second successful test flight of a hypersonic missile, days after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his military forces despite pandemic-related difficulties. Wednesday&#...

 2022-01-06 04:05 

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Student absentee rates rise amid Arizona virus surge...

PHOENIX (AP) — Higher than normal student absentee rates were reported Wednesday in metro Phoenix, where many school districts resumed classes even as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surged across Arizona. Officials with the Cartwright Elementar...

 2022-01-06 04:04 

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Australia's COVID numbers surge amid Djokovic fallout...

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia saw another day of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Thursday amid fears that changes to testing requirements could mask the full scale of the outbreak. The country reported 72,000 cases, up from 64,000 a day earl...

 2022-01-06 03:59 

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Siakam scores 33 points, Raptors beat short-handed Bucks...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 33 points, OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. had 22 apiece and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 117-111 on Wednesday night. Fred VanVleet added 19 points for the Raptors. They improved to 18...

 2022-01-06 03:56 

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Doncic, Mavs beat Curry, Warriors 99-82 on Nowitzki's night...

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks celebrated before a ceremony to retire Dirk Nowitzki's number by beating cold-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors 99-82 on Wednesday night. The Mavericks knew t...

 2022-01-06 03:55 

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Top US pairs skaters withdraw from nations due to COVID-19...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defending champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier withdrew from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday night when he tested positive for COVID-19. The pairs event begins Thursday at what amounts to the U.S. tr...

 2022-01-06 03:55 

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Irving helps Nets charge past Pacers in his season debut...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 22 points and sparked Brooklyn to a big rally in the second half of his season debut, Kevin Durant had 39 and the Nets beat the Indiana Pacers 129-121 on Wednesday night. Irving is ineligible to play home game...

 2022-01-06 03:53 

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Towns, Russell return; Timberwolves beat Thunder 98-90...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 16 rebounds, while D'Angelo Russell struggled on 3-of-12 shooting in their return to the lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 98-90 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday ...

 2022-01-06 03:53 

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Miami scores 58 points in 2nd half to beat Syracuse 88-87...

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Moore scored 25 points, Isaiah Wong had all 14 of his during Miami's 58-point second half, and the Hurricanes beat Syracuse 88-87 on Wednesday night for their eighth straight victory. Miami trailed by as many as...

 2022-01-06 03:52 

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Antonio Brown says he was forced to play injured by Bucs...

Antonio Brown says he was forced to play injured by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and that an MRI on Monday revealed damage to his ankle. While not specifying which ankle was hurt, Brown — through a statement released by his attorney Wednesday — s...

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