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 2022-01-26 11:00 

Guangming Online

Chinese mainland reports 24 new local COVID-19 cases...

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident at a COVID-19 testing site in Haidian District in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 24, 2022.Of the new local infections, 14 were reported in Beijing, four in Heilongjiang, two in Xinjiang, and one each i...

 2022-01-26 11:00 

Guangming Online

Paralympian Alcott named Australian of the Year...

26 (Xinhua) -- Wheelchair tennis superstar and disability advocate Dylan Alcott has been named 2022 Australian of the Year.Alcott, 31, on Tuesday night, became the first person with a disability to win Australian of the Year in the prestigious award's...

 2022-01-26 11:00 

Guangming Online

Lao PM wishes Beijing Winter Olympic Games success...

26 (Xinhua) -- Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh said on Tuesday that the Lao side has been paying close attention to the preparations for the Winter Olympics in Beijing and wishes it a full success....

 2022-01-26 11:00 

Guangming Online

Dutch Olympic Committee president wishes for "inspiring" Beijing Winter Olympics...

25 (Xinhua) -- President of the Dutch Olympic Committee * Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) Anneke Van Zanen-Nieberg on Tuesday expressed her best wishes for an...

 2022-01-26 11:00 

Guangming Online

Brazil motivated for 'demanding' WC qualifiers: Casemiro...

25 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's early qualification for this year's World Cup does not mean the team will be less motivated for upcoming fixtures against Ecuador and Paraguay, midfielder Casemiro said on Tuesday....

 2022-01-26 11:00 

South China Morning Post

Taiwanese vice-president talks to at least 17 US lawmakers during stopover...

Taiwanese Vice-President William Lai Ching-te has held virtual talks with US politicians during his transit stay in the United States en route to Honduras, despite warnings from Beijing.Lai departed on Tuesday for a six-day trip in which he will attend Th...

 2022-01-26 11:00 

South China Morning Post

US-China tech war: Shenzhen to establish international sourcing platform for semiconductors as global chip shortage persists...

China will develop an international sourcing platform for semiconductors and other electronic components in Shenzhen known as the country's Silicon Valley and the richest city in southern Guangdong province in a bid to advance the nation's hi-tech...

 2022-01-26 11:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Indonesia’s capital is sinking, polluted and now moving | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

JAKARTA--Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and rapidly sinking into the Java Sea. Now the government is leaving, and moving the country's capital to the island of Borneo....

 2022-01-26 10:59 

The Mainichi

Amid high profile arson incidents in Japan, how can we safely escape burning buildings?...
 2022-01-26 10:59 

The Mainichi

Akito Watabe light on his skis but remains a Nordic combined heavy-hitter...
 2022-01-26 10:59 

The Mainichi

UK government holds breath as it awaits 'partygate' report...
 2022-01-26 10:59 

The Mainichi

Ukraine envoy seeks more Japan role in efforts to ease tension...
 2022-01-26 10:59 

The Mainichi

WHO: Record weekly COVID cases last week but deaths stable...
 2022-01-26 10:59 

The Mainichi

China's Olympics COVID measures test residents' patience...
 2022-01-26 10:58 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open steeply lower on FOMC results, Russia-Ukraine risk...

South Korean stocks opened steeply lower Thursday as investors digest the US central bank's policy meeting results and the rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) retreated 26.94 points, or...

 2022-01-26 10:54 

Korea Herald

S. Korea holds talks on joining DEPA pact...

South Korea held talks Thursday with the three member states of the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) to join the world's first plurilateral digital pact. The DEPA, which came into effect in January last year, is an agreement signed by Si...

 2022-01-26 10:51 

KBS World

Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit New High of 14,518...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases climbed over 14-thousand to hit a new high on Thursday amid the rapid spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said 14-thousand-518 cases were registered th...

 2022-01-26 10:50 

Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore investment inflows show U.S. chip hunger amid overall dip...

SINGAPORE -- U.S. companies led by semiconductor players are gaining an outsize presence in new capital investments into Singapore while Chinese count...

 2022-01-26 10:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Hospital beds again run low for emergency patients | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

In a repeat from previous infection waves, hospitals are again facing difficulties admitting emergency patients because more beds have been set aside for COVID-19 patients....

 2022-01-26 10:43 

Korea Herald

Naver 2021 net surges 20 times amid pandemic...

South Korea's top internet portal operator, Naver Corp., said Thursday its net profit jumped nearly 20 times in 2021 from the previous year on the back of the non-contact trend amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Naver's net profit reached 16.41 trillion ...

 2022-01-26 10:43 

South China Morning Post

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Offshore oil spill threatens beaches in eastern Thailand as Navy rushes to help with clean-up operation...

Thailand's navy was helping Wednesday to clean up a spill of as much as 128 tons (160,000 litres) of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand.The spill is near an industrial site but some of the oil could hit the area's beache...

 2022-01-26 10:42 

NHK

Z Holdings enters 'quick commerce' market...

The parent company of Yahoo Japan has become the latest player to launch a so-called...

 2022-01-26 10:40 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to take market-stabilizing steps if needed: official...

South Korea plans to take measures to stabilize the country's financial market when needed, a senior government official said, after the Federal Reserve signaled at a rate hike in March to tame inflation. The finance ministry assessed the Fed's mo...

 2022-01-26 10:38 

Yonhap News

Senior diplomats of S. Korea, Russia hold phone talks over N. Korea...

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- Senior diplomats of South Korea and Russia talked over the phon......

 2022-01-26 10:37 

NHK

Indonesia brawl ends in fire, killing 18...

A nightclub in Indonesia's far east was devastated by fire after two rival groups fought violently inside the building, leaving 18 people dead....

 2022-01-26 10:37 

NHK

Thailand, Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties...

Thailand and Saudi Arabia have agreed to patch up diplomatic relations during a visit by the Thai prime minister Riyadh on Tuesday....

 2022-01-26 10:32 

KBS World

N. Korea to Lead Disarmament Conference This Year...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea will assume the presidency of the United Nations-linked Conference on Disarmament later this year.According to the UN office in Geneva on Wednesday, North Korea is among the six chairs that will preside over this year's Con...

 2022-01-26 10:32 

China Post

Offshore oil spill threatens beaches in eastern Thailand...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's navy was helping Wednesday to clean up a spill of as much as 128 tons (160,000 liters) of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand. The spill is near an industrial area but some of the oil could hit...

 2022-01-26 10:32 

Korea Herald

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous: why do we care...

Just after midnight on Tuesday, YouTuber Song Ji-ah -- better known for her channel name FreeZia -- posted a public apology for the recent controversy surrounding her wearing fake designer label clothes and accessories in her videos and on TV. It wa...

 2022-01-26 10:32 

China Post

Australia navy ship with infected crew offloads aid to Tonga...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian navy's largest ship docked at disaster-stricken Tonga on Wednesday and was allowed to unload humanitarian supplies in the South Pacific nation despite crew members being infected with COVID-19, officials...

 2022-01-26 10:31 

China Post

WHO: Record weekly COVID cases last week but deaths stable...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began. The number of deaths was largely unchanged, at m...

 2022-01-26 10:30 

Korea Herald

N. Korea fires 2 apparent short-range ballistic missiles toward East Sea: S. Korean military...

North Korea fired two apparent short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on Thursday, South Korea's military said, in Pyongyang's sixth such launch this year. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch from in and around ...

 2022-01-26 10:30 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) S. Korea hits grim COVID-19 milestone of over 13,000 daily cases as omicron fears worsen...

(ATTN: ADDS latest tally in 6th para) SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's dai......

 2022-01-26 10:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

High court sides with journalist Ito in lawsuit over rape | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Tokyo High Court upheld a lower court ruling that ordered a former TV reporter to pay damages to a journalist for sexually assaulting her at a hotel....

 2022-01-26 10:27 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong retail banks are having their worst time in a decade as low interest rates crimp profits...

Hong Kong's retail banks are having their worst time in a decade, as the low interest rates amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic crimped profit margins across the industry for the third consecutive year.The average pre-tax profit of 30 licensed retail b...

 2022-01-26 10:26 

NHK

Japan's booster vaccination rate at around 20%...

The proportion of people in Japan who have gotten coronavirus booster shots remains at around 20 percent among those eligible for the doses....

 2022-01-26 10:25 

Korea Herald

Exports of cars, oil products forecast to be brisk this year...

South Korea's exports of cars and petroleum products are expected to grow solidly this year, but the outlook for steel, ships and other key items is gloomy, a poll showed Thursday. According to the survey taken by the Federation of Korean Industries...

 2022-01-26 10:23 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: US diplomats wanting out of China risk 'leaving safest country in the world' in a pandemic, Beijing says...

China has protested against a US move to pull out consular staff and their families to avoid pandemic control measures in the zero-Covid nation, saying US diplomats risk leaving the "safest country in world".This comes after the US embassy in Beij...

 2022-01-26 10:21 

Korea Herald

Manufacturers' biz sentiment down for February...

South Korean manufacturers' business sentiment worsened for February amid worries over sluggish demand from video, communication and equipment sectors, central bank data showed Thursday. The business sentiment index (BSI) for local manufacturers cam...

 2022-01-26 10:21 

Yonhap News

S. Korea confirms highly pathogenic bird flu case in southwestern region...

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported another case of highly pathogenic avian in......

 2022-01-26 10:19 

Korea Herald

Many 'promising things' can happen if N. Korea comes to dialogue table: Lambert...

Many promising things can happen for North Korea if Pyongyang returns to the dialogue table with the US, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Japan and Korea Mark Lambert said Wednesday. The US diplomat also stressed that the US has "no rese...

 2022-01-26 10:19 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) S. Korea reports 10,164 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as of 6 p.m....
 2022-01-26 10:18 

KBS World

Disruptions Continue for N. Korean Internet after Suspected Cyberattack...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea appears to have suffered cyberattacks with disruptions in internet access for its key organizations continuing for a second day.As of 7 a.m. Thursday, internet disruptions were observed for the second day on the websites of the...

 2022-01-26 10:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

Omicron variant surge causing serious shortage of COVID-19 tests | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has led to a serious shortage of COVID-19 testing kits and raised the frustration levels of health care workers and local government officials around Japan....

 2022-01-26 10:14 

NHK

21 years since heroic tragedy at a Tokyo station...

People gathered at a train station in Tokyo on Wednesday to remember two men who died there 21 years ago, while trying to save a man who had fallen onto the tracks....

 2022-01-26 10:12 

South China Morning Post

Chinese, Russian warplanes force Japan to scramble its fighters a record 785 times...

Air Self-Defence Force fighters scrambled to intercept foreign aircraft approaching Japanese airspace a record number of times between April and December last year, with the vast majority of the incidents involving Chinese warplanes testing Japan's ai...

 2022-01-26 10:12 

KBS World

US Fed Signals Rate Hike in March...

[Economy] : The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve has hinted at a possible hike of the key interest rate in March to curtail inflation. After a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee(FOMC) on Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a press confere...

 2022-01-26 10:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

North fires two more missiles, JCS reacts a day later...

North Korea fired two suspected cruise missiles from an inland area Tuesday in its fifth such test this year, South Korean military officials said Wednesday....

 2022-01-26 10:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea asks China for heads-up on key material export bans...

Korea and China agreed Wednesday to send prior notifications to each other in case of an exports ban on energy and key mineral resources, Seoul's industry ministry said....

 2022-01-26 10:10 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lunar New Year gifts...

Boxes of fruits are stacked on top of each other at the Noeun Agriculture and Marine Product Market in Yuseong District, Daejeon, on Wednesday. People exchange fruit or beef as gifts around the Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 1 this year....

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