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 2021-10-19 16:59 

China Post

Column: No jab, no job: Rolovich gets pink-slipped at Wazzu...

You're never going to convince guys like ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to get the shot. It's a waste of breath. The best scientists and all the evidence in the world couldn't. Losing a $3 million-a-year job didn't. Even public pl...

 2021-10-19 16:58 

China Post

Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan...

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — U.N. agencies are gearing up to vaccinate all of Afghanistan's children under 5 against polio for the first time since 2018, after the Taliban agreed to the campaign, the World Health Organization says. For the past three...

 2021-10-19 16:54 

China Post

US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health regulators on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription, a long-awaited move intended to make the devices more accessible to millions of people with hearing problems. The F...

 2021-10-19 16:53 

China Post

No. 14 Coastal Carolina eager to shine in national spotlight...

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — While Coastal Carolina is unbeaten and ranked 14th in the nation, head coach Jamey Chadwell knows there are still plenty of skeptics who don't believe the Chanticleers belong among college football's elite. That's one ...

 2021-10-19 16:53 

China Post

USOPC says it is trying to help Humphries' Olympic quest...

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said Tuesday that it is still trying to help world champion bobsledder Kaillie Humphries obtain a way to compete in this winter's Beijing Games, though it stopped short of predicting if the effort would be suc...

 2021-10-19 16:53 

China Post

Column: Rory McIlroy rediscovers the art of winning...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The company Rory McIlroy keeps is more elite than it is exclusive. Winning 20 times on the PGA Tour, especially in this generation of increasing depth, is a big milestone. He is not the youngest to get there. Tiger Woods was 24 when...

 2021-10-19 16:52 

China Post

76ers suspend Simmons 1 game for conduct detrimental to team...

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons has been suspended by the Philadelphia 76ers for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. Simmons will miss the 76ers' season opener Wednesday night at New Orleans. The three-time All-Star guard was a hold...

 2021-10-19 16:52 

China Post

Browns' Mayfield expects to play despite shoulder injury...

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield wants to tough it out. The Browns quarterback said he expects to play Thursday night against the Denver Broncos despite a painful left shoulder injury that has worsened since he hurt it a month ago while trying to m...

 2021-10-19 16:52 

China Post

Browns place RB Hunt, LB Owusu-Koramoah on injured reserve...

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns placed running back Kareem Hunt and rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah on injured reserve Tuesday before practice. Hunt suffered a significant calf injury in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Going on I...

 2021-10-19 16:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's recovery from swine fever pushes up international corn prices...

TOKYO -- Corn prices have risen substantially over the past year as China's pork industry rebounds from an outbreak of African swine fever that had fo...

 2021-10-19 16:45 

Nikkei Asian Review

China's 5G base installations slow as U.S. parts dry up...

DALIAN, China -- China's campaign to build up fifth-generation wireless infrastructure has lost steam as manufacturers here run out of U.S.-made...

 2021-10-19 16:42 

Taiwan News

Bangladesh: Hindus targeted by violence demand better legal protection...

Bangladesh: Hindus targeted by violence demand better legal protection | 2021-10-19 12:42:00...

 2021-10-19 16:42 

Taiwan News

North Korean defectors struggle adapting to life in the South...

North Korean defectors struggle adapting to life in the South | 2021-10-19 12:42:00...

 2021-10-19 16:38 

NHK

Empress Emerita Michiko marks 87th birthday...

Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko turned 87 years old on Wednesday....

 2021-10-19 16:36 

NHK

Apple doll exhibition in Hokkaido...

A Japanese woman has crafted dozens of handmade dolls from dried apples....

 2021-10-19 16:34 

South China Morning Post

Property developer with rights to prized wetlands in Northern Metropolis area calls for fair hearing by Hong Kong town planners...

A Hong Kong developer behind a residential project planned at an ecologically sensitive wetland has insisted no one should influence the town planning authority in vetting its scheme, even though the site lies within a conservation area outlined in the go...

 2021-10-19 16:34 

Yonhap News

N. Korean missile launch highlights need to engage in diplomacy: official...

By Byun Duk-kun WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's latest missile launch......

 2021-10-19 16:32 

China Post

Man accused of killing Florida officer held without bond...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday morning ordered an 18-year-old man to be held without bond in the fatal shooting of a South Florida police officer. Judge Tabitha Blackmon also ordered Jason Banegas to undergo a mental health screenin...

 2021-10-19 16:32 

China Post

Puppet Little Amal arrives in UK after journey across Europe...

LONDON (AP) — A giant puppet of a Syrian refugee child created to symbolize millions of displaced children landed Tuesday on the coast of southeast England on the last leg of a 5,000-mile (8,000-kilometer) journey across Europe from the border of Sy...

 2021-10-19 16:32 

China Post

Court: U. of North Carolina can consider race in admissions...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina's flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group's argument that affirmative action disa...

 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Swing by the seaside: Yilan touts new attraction in Hanben Sea Relay Station...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Eating and drinking allowed once again at airport departures area...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Taiwan has mechanisms to dampen oil price surge: Economics minister...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Japanese envoy cautions Taiwan against being overly optimistic about CPTPP bid...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Art Taipei contemporary art fair to be held Oct. 22-25...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

NDC presents nine startups to represent Taiwan innovation and entrepreneurship...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Amis singer Putad releases single 'Pinagsanga'...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Hsieh and Mertens qualify for WTA Finals...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

China Post

Chief: Police fatally shot Florida teen pointing air rifle...

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police fatally shot a Florida teenager after he pointed what turned out to be an air rifle at people, cars and officers, a police chief said. Police identified him as Alexander King, a 17-year-old junior at Tarpon Springs...

 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Taiwan reports one new local COVID case, thought to be an old infection...
 2021-10-19 16:31 

China Post

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city's former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden's ambassador to Japan. Several liberal...

 2021-10-19 16:31 

China Post

South Carolina, UConn, Stanford women top preseason Top 25...

Dawn Staley and South Carolina are back in a familiar spot: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll. It's the second consecutive season that the Gamecocks are the preseason favorite. "With who we brought back and who added...

 2021-10-19 16:16 

South China Morning Post

Covid-19 vaccines: facial paralysis patient in Hong Kong hits out after compensation claim rejected...

A Hong Kong man who suffered facial paralysis after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine has complained that his application for compensation from a government indemnity fund was rejected after hospital staff failed to report his case to health authorities.The 42...

 2021-10-19 16:15 

Taiwan News

Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death Exceptional Napoleonic Items at Auction on 27th October...

Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death Exceptional Napoleonic Items at Auction on 27th October | 2021-10-19 12:15:00...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

Jamie Foxx shares parenting lessons and stories in new book...

NEW YORK (AP) — While traveling with his family during the filming of the 2012 movie "Django Unchained," Foxx allowed his then 18-year-old daughter, Corinne, to share a room with her boyfriend. He was proud of his decision, feeling evolved a...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

UN atomic agency head to visit Iran as nuke talks uncertain...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog plans to visit Iran before the end of next month amid questions about whether Iran will return to negotiations aimed at reviving the languishing 2015 nuclear deal. International Atomic Ene...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

Celine Dion delays opening of Vegas show due to spasms...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion is delaying the opening of her new Las Vegas show due to muscle spasms that have kept her from performing. A statement posted on her website on Tuesday said the singer has been having severe and persistent muscle spasms ...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in '89...

ROME (AP) — A British art collector who bought a pair of 17th-century marble angels from a Neapolitan antiques shop two decades ago has returned the winged "putti" to Italy's art police after learning that they had been stolen from a chu...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

Israel gives legal status to 4K in gesture to Palestinians...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would grant legal residency to 4,000 Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, a gesture to the Palestinian Authority that will allow people who have lived under severe restrictions for years to ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

South China Morning Post

Haiti gang seeking US$17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries: report...

A gang in Haiti that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for US$17 million to release them, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing a Haitian official.Justice Minister Liszt Quitel said the FBI and Haitian police ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Fire exposed safety rule laws: NPP ...

Government officials should honestly face major safety issues that were exposed by the fire in Kaohsiung's Cheng Chung Cheng () building, the New Power Party (NPP) said yesterday.NPP Kaohsiung City Councilor Lin Yu-kai () said that neglect to thorough...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Chinese bill would punish parents for kids’ actions ...

China's parliament is to consider legislation to punish parents if their children exhibit "very bad behavior" or commit crimes.In the draft of the family education promotion law, guardians would be reprimanded and ordered to go through family ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Africa’s glaciers ‘to vanish in 20 years’ ...

Africa's fabled eastern glaciers are expected to disappear in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could shave 3 percent off continental GDP by the middle of the century, the UN's c...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Spirit of ‘Formosan Art’ continues ...

After a decade of hunting, the National Museum of History managed to locate about 30 sculptures by Huang Tu-shui () for his retrospective in 1989.Huang was considered a late-blooming genius who quickly rose to become one of Taiwan's most respected art...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

German politicians back Taiwanese participation ...

Germany's new government should support Taiwan's international participation amid increasing pressure from China, German academics and politicians said this month.Gudrun Wacker and Alexandra Sakaki from the German Institute for International and S...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Schwarber makes history as Boston rout Astros ...

Kyle Schwarber on Monday blasted a record-breaking third grand slam as the Boston Red Sox routed the Houston Astros 12-3 to open up a 2-1 lead in the MLB's American League Championship Series.Schwarber';s 430-foot (131m) blast in the bottom of the ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tax break on living expenses increased ...

The Ministry of Finance yesterday raised the threshold for the basic living expenses deduction this year by NT$10,000 (US$357.97) to NT$192,000, which would ease the tax burden of more than 2 million people.The ministry announced the adjustment — th...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan thrash Laos in AFC qualifiers ...

The national women's soccer team began their qualifying round for the AFC Women's Asian Cup on Monday with a 4-0 victory over Laos in Bahrain.The victory lifted Taiwan to the top of Group A, and if they manage to beat hosts Bahrain on Sunday, they...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

World’s longest race lasts two months on one city block ...

It is the world's longest certified foot race: a 4,989km run that takes participants around the same New York block 5,649 times.Thousands of people have climbed Everest — but just 49 have completed the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile R...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

HPA unveils stroke risk assessment chart, slogan ...

The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) and the Taiwan Stroke Society (TSS) yesterday released a stroke risk assessment chart, consisting of eight main risk factors, to help people evaluate if they have a high risk of having a stroke, while also introdu...

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