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 2021-07-24 04:42 

Japan Times

Tokyo 2020 Day 1: Live Updates...

Straight out the gate, Day One is packed full of events, and already before noon, the Games' first gold medal has been logged: Congratulations to ......

 2021-07-24 04:36 

Nikkei Asian Review

Australia's hydrogen dreams colored by 'blue' vs. 'green' divide...

SYDNEY -- Australia aspires to become a hydrogen superpower in the next decade but some experts say a push for fossil fuel-based, rather than renewabl...

 2021-07-24 04:27 

RTHK News

Govt to launch scheme to boost elderly vaccine rate...

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said on Saturday that authorities will launch a scheme by this month to make it easier for the elderly to get vaccinated, amidst a low inoculation rate for the age group.Speaking on an RTHK progamme, Nip said on...

 2021-07-24 04:18 

NHK

Rowing events rescheduled due to approaching storm...

A looming tropical storm has forced a change of schedule at the Tokyo Olympics. Organizers have moved up rowing events by one day to Sunday due to forecasts of bad weather....

 2021-07-24 04:12 

Japan Times

Biden eyes former Japan envoy Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Australia...

Kennedy threw her support behind Biden's 2020 presidential bid, writing that the former vice president was more prepared for the job than his rivals....

 2021-07-24 04:07 

Japan Times

Australia tops Japan in thrilling men's hockey opener...

Australia trailed 3-2 at halftime after conceding three goals to Japan in quick succession not long before the break but kept fighting to turn the ......

 2021-07-24 04:06 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Tokyo Olympics: South Korean TV network sorry for 'inappropriate' country captions during opening ceremony...

A South Korean television network has apologised after using inappropriate images and captions to describe countries during the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony on Friday.The broadcaster, MBC, used images of pizza to describe Italy, an upheaval for Haiti, Cher...

 2021-07-24 04:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong delays second phase of airport antibody testing scheme as concerns rise over coronavirus Delta variant...

In a blow to travellers and airlines, Hong Kong has decided to delay by two weeks a plan to offer shorter quarantine periods to vaccinated arrivals who clear a coronavirus antibody test at the airport, the Post has learned.The tests will not be introduced...

 2021-07-24 04:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

How a Japanese chef's experiment at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics changed minds about frozen food...

When more than 7,000 athletes and officials from around the world arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 Olympics, the endeavour to feed them nutritious and tasty meals involved procuring as much as 15 tonnes of meat, six tonnes of vegetables and 29,000 eggs a day...

 2021-07-24 03:59 

Central News Agency

Sea warning lifted as In-Fa moves away, but heavy rain warned - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) With Typhoon In-Fa moving away from Taiwan, a sea warning was lifted by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Saturday morning, but the bureau warned there could still be heavy rain caused by the storm's periphery....

 2021-07-24 03:55 

Ecns.cn

Beijing 2022 vows to present splendid opening & closing ceremonies in simple, safe manner...

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially kicked off with the opening ceremony in Tokyo on Friday, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is on the horizon....

 2021-07-24 03:52 

China Post

Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise...

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi starting Saturday as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region. The lockdown order, issued late Friday night, bans the gathering of more than two p...

 2021-07-24 03:52 

China Post

Devers homers twice, bullpen strong as Red Sox top Yanks 6-2...

BOSTON (AP) — For the second straight night, the Yankees tried to protect a one-run lead against the Red Sox. For the second straight night, Boston found a way to rally past its longtime rival. Rafael Devers hit two home runs, including a go-ahead b...

 2021-07-24 03:52 

China Post

EXPLAINER: This year's four new Olympic sports, broken down...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are introducing four new sports — skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing. Each traveled its own unique path to the Games. Here, at a glance, from Associated Press journalists covering each sport, are ...

 2021-07-24 03:51 

China Post

The Latest: French basketball staff stuck in quarantine...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The French Olympic Committee says some of the medical and support staff for its men'...

 2021-07-24 03:51 

China Post

China's Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts...

BEIJING (AP) — Internet giant Tencent was ordered by regulators to end exclusive contracts with music copyright holders, adding to increased enforcement of anti-monopoly and other rules as Beijing tightens control over booming online industries. Ten...

 2021-07-24 03:51 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese rower qualifies for quarterfinals at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwanese rower Huang Yi-ting () on Saturday competed in the women's single scull repechage at the Tokyo Olympics and finished second in her group, with a time of 8:11.56 to qualify for the quarterfinals....

 2021-07-24 03:50 

Ecns.cn

China to take impose sanctions on seven U.S. personnel, entities...

In response to the wrong actions of the United States, China decided to take reciprocal countermeasures and impose sanctions on seven U.S. personnel and entities, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday....

 2021-07-24 03:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus latest: Australia's New South Wales logs biggest rise in daily cases...

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Cumulative global cases have reache...

 2021-07-24 03:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

Olympics latest: China wins Tokyo Games' first gold medal...

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Olympics have finally opened after a long journey filled with controversy, and an unprecedented one-year postponement because of th...

 2021-07-24 03:40 

Nikkei Asian Review

Star athletes to watch at Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO -- Outstanding athletes from around the world will take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games, which officially started with the opening ceremony held...

 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

Algerian judoka refuses potential Olympic bout with Israeli...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

Olympics: 1st beach volleyball match canceled due to COVID-19; Japan wins by default...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

Naomi Osaka says lighting Olympic cauldron 'greatest athletic achievement'...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

China's Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Olympics in air rifle...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

At Tokyo Olympics, a debt to 'Back to the Future' and 'E.T.'...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

5 arrested in Hong Kong over 'seditious' children's books...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

The Mainichi

Japan's judoka stars look to calm nation's Olympic angst...
 2021-07-24 03:31 

Japan Times

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine suspended and sent home for withdrawing to avoid Israeli...

Nourine's withdrawal was "in total opposition to the philosophy of the International Judo Federation," the federation said....

 2021-07-24 03:31 

Japan Times

Syrian 12-year-old table tennis player, Tokyo Games' youngest competitor, exits in first round...

The youngest Olympian since 11-year-old Spanish rower Carlos Front in 1992. Zaza was born in Hama, Syria, to an athletic family and started playing table ......

 2021-07-24 03:26 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) (Olympics) Rifle shooters falter in bid for S. Korea's first medal in Tokyo...

(ATTN: ADDS comments in paras 14-17; CHANGES photos)By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, July 24 (Yonhap......

 2021-07-24 03:25 

Yonhap News

(Olympics) High-ranked S. Korean epee fencers gone after one match...

CHIBA, Japan, July 24 (Yonhap) -- A pair of top-10 fencers from South Korea got knocked ou......

 2021-07-24 03:24 

Yonhap News

Military reports 4 more COVID-19 cases...

SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean military on Saturday reported four additional ......

 2021-07-24 03:22 

South China Morning Post

China floods: more than 7.5 million people in Henan now affected by torrential rains...

More than 7.5 million people have now been affected by the flooding in central China, according to the Henan provincial authorities, more than double the 3 million reported on Thursday.At least 56 people have died, and another five are still missing, acco...

 2021-07-24 03:10 

NHK

17 Olympics-related infections confirmed...

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has announced that one athlete who came from overseas and one person related to the Games who is staying in the athletes' village have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus on Saturday....

 2021-07-24 03:00 

Japan Times

The clear cut actions that led to a disaster in Atami...

News outlets are looking at the role companies played in exacerbating the mudslides that engulfed more than 130 homes in the city of Atami....

 2021-07-24 02:53 

South China Morning Post

China antitrust: Beijing orders Tencent Music to relinquish exclusive licensing deals...

Tencent Holdings has been ordered to end its exclusive music licensing deals with global record labels within 30 days and has been fined 500,000 yuan (US$77,143) by China's antitrust authorities, as the country's most valuable technology company c...

 2021-07-24 02:52 

China Post

At Tokyo Olympics, a debt to 'Back to the Future' and 'E.T.'...

TOKYO (AP) — Although the name Marty McFly won't be on the start list for the first Olympic skateboarding competition, the "Back to the Future" character who inspired the immortal lines "What's that thing he's on? It's a ...

 2021-07-24 02:52 

China Post

Kraken nab Matthew Beniers as 1st pick in franchise history...

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry ...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

Valaika homers twice to lead Orioles past Nationals 6-1...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Valaika homered twice — doubling his total for the season — and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Friday night for just their second victory in their last 11 home games. Josh Bell went deep f...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

Volunteers help gravediggers in Indonesia...

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Wearing hazmat suits and masks, gravediggers at the Cipenjo Cemetery in Bogor on the outskirts of Jakarta say they've lost track of how many graves they dug. Despite working late into the night, the bodies of COVID-19 vic...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

Megill earns 1st win, Alonso homers twice as Mets blank Jays...

NEW YORK (AP) — Tylor Megill tossed six scoreless innings for his first big league win and got his first career hit, Pete Alonso homered twice and the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Friday night. Megill (1-0) allowed two hits, w...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

LEADING OFF: Indians changing team name to Guardians...

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ GUARDIANS OF THE GAME After more than 100 years, the Cleveland Indians are getting a new name — the team will be called the Guardians next season. The name change, which has its suppo...

 2021-07-24 02:50 

China Post

Algerian judoka refuses potential Olympic bout with Israeli...

TOKYO (AP) — An Algerian judo athlete will be sent home from the Tokyo Olympics after he withdrew from the competition to avoid potentially facing an Israeli opponent. Fethi Nourine and his coach, Amar Benikhlef, told Algerian media they were withdr...

 2021-07-24 02:50 

Japan Times

U.S. lawmakers urge IOC to delay or move China's 2022 Winter Olympics...

A group of U.S. lawmakers called on the body to postpone the Beijing Games and relocate the event unless China ends its alleged genocide against ......

 2021-07-24 02:50 

China Post

China's Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Olympics in air rifle...

TOKYO (AP) — Qian Yang of China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in women's 10-meter air rifle. Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina when the Russian missed the center two rings for an 8.9 on her final shot. Yang had a 9....

 2021-07-24 02:50 

China Post

The Latest: Fans turn up for finish of Olympic road race...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The ban on fans for the Summer Olympics does not extend past Tokyo, and that means thous...

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