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 2021-07-23 19:28 

Formosa News

Team Taiwan forecast to score 2 golds, 4 silvers, and 5 bronzes in Tokyo...
 2021-07-23 19:28 

Formosa News

Xi's Tibet tour a propaganda gambit: Tibet envoy...
 2021-07-23 19:28 

Formosa News

William Wong resigns post as chair of Formosa Chemicals...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Manga featured in opening ceremony for Tokyo Olympics 11:16 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics stepped into the world of Japanese comics and graphic novels when ma...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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At least 100 U.S. athletes unvaccinated as Olympics begin 11:21 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (AP) — About 100 of the 613 U.S. athletes descending on Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated, the U.S. ...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Olympic opening day arrives amid antivirus precautions 8:55 pm, July 23, 2021 The Tokyo Olympics formally kicked off Friday as the second Summer Games ever held in Japan's capital. The opening cer...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Suga's govt faces its own Olympic event: tightrope walking 5:59 pm, July 23, 2021 The Tokyo Olympics have begun. The path leading to this point has been anything but smooth, and the government wil...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Only 32% of S. Koreans interested in Tokyo Games 11:43 pm, July 23, 2021 SEOUL (Jiji Press) — A public opinion poll showed Friday that only 32% of South Koreans are interested in the Tokyo Summe...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin 11:12 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Tokyo reports 1,359 new cases 5:31 pm, July 23, 2021 The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 1,359 new coronavirus infections on Friday, up 88 compared to the same day in the previous week. For th...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Organisers thank medics at opening ceremony overshadowed by pandemic 12:03 am, July 24, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) — At an Olympics opening ceremony overshadowed by the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 organis...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Guinea reverses decision to pull out of Tokyo Games over COVID fears 11:00 pm, July 23, 2021 CONAKRY (Reuters) — Guinea's five athletes will participate in the Tokyo Olympics after all, a st...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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PM's Olympic records must be archived PREMIUM 1:52 pm, July 23, 2021 A ceremony was held in Tokyo on July 1 to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the National Archives of Japan. I felt de...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Some countries opt not to have male and female flagbearers despite IOC plea 11:33 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) — A few countries stood out at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games on Frid...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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UNESCO regrets lack of information on wartime labor in exhibit on Japanese World Heritage Site 4:00 pm, July 23, 2021 PARIS — The UNESCO World Heritage Committee adopted a resolution on Thursday...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Myanmar: Oxygen supply dwindles amid ever-rising number of COVID-19 patients 4:49 pm, July 23, 2021 The spread of COVID-19 variants has hit Myanmar hard with the number of official cases swelling towa...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games 11:46 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night. Those video game...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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As games get going, Suga starts on 'Olympic diplomacy' 1:35 pm, July 23, 2021 Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga began his "Olympic diplomacy" by hosting U.S. First Lady Jill Biden and othe...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Kubo intense and on target 2:26 pm, July 23, 2021...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Comments from Japanese Olympians at start of Tokyo Games 11:35 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Following are comments from Japanese athletes upon the official opening of the Tokyo Olympic...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Hashimoto regrets reactive approach to scandal of opening ceremony director 4:20 pm, July 23, 2021 Tokyo Games organizing committee President Seiko Hashimoto said she regrets the committee's react...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Coronavirus cases among olympics-related people top 100 10:11 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday that cumulative novel coronavirus infecti...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Emperor pays tribute to people involved in Games 4:17 pm, July 23, 2021 The Emperor said he hopes athletes will be able to compete safely at the Games, during a meeting with International Olympic Comm...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Tokyo Olympics July 22, 2021 Olympic....
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Yomiuri Shimbun

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Blue Impulse flies over Tokyo to commemorate Olympics 4:22 pm, July 23, 2021 The Air Self-Defense Force's aerobatic squadron Blue Impulse made an exhibition flight on Friday afternoon, drawing the...
 2021-07-23 19:27 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Mask-shy Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan rain on COVID-compliant opening parade 11:30 pm, July 23, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) — The Olympic teams of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan paraded mostly maskless through To...
 2021-07-23 19:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus latest: US buys 200m Pfizer doses for children and boosters...

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...

 2021-07-23 19:18 

China Post

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant...

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — With the number of coronavirus deaths starting to recede in Brazil, a renewed sense of optimism has led state governors to roll back restrictions, soccer fans are starting to return to stadiums, and the mayor of Rio de Janeir...

 2021-07-23 19:18 

China Post

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%...

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team emp...

 2021-07-23 19:17 

China Post

Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet's interior...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. In a series of articles publish...

 2021-07-23 19:11 

RTHK News

Beijing targets tutoring for profit to help families...

China is barring tutoring for profit in core school subjects to ease financial pressures on families that have contributed to low birth rates, news that sent shockwaves through its vast private education sector and share prices plunging.The policy change,...

 2021-07-23 19:10 

China Post

Louisiana hospitalizations over 1,000; most since February...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 1,000 people are hospitalized in Louisiana with COVID-19, the most since early February when cases were declining, the state's health department said Friday. The latest figures also showed 3,127 new confirmed an...

 2021-07-23 19:10 

China Post

Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker's office as the group prepared for the first session o...

 2021-07-23 19:09 

China Post

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according to the library and an obituary published by his family. Shelly Millender Jr. of Birmingham...

 2021-07-23 18:53 

China Post

Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as "foreign agents" Friday, raising pressure on the country's independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice M...

 2021-07-23 18:53 

China Post

LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton's quest to become the new host of "Jeopardy!" has been a confident, upbeat effort by the actor and those who rooted him on with a petition drive. But when the day came to tape the first of his week's s...

 2021-07-23 18:52 

China Post

Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John ...

 2021-07-23 18:52 

China Post

Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare. They're using new technology and better positioni...

 2021-07-23 18:51 

China Post

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search...

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and...

 2021-07-23 18:51 

China Post

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo...

NEW YORK (AP) — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. It said his appointment with U.S. immigration services about his application to join the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the o...

 2021-07-23 18:41 

Ecns.cn

Scenery of Lian Bao Ye Ze in SW China's Sichuan...

Lian Bao Ye Ze, meaning dignified jade peak in Tibetan, is famous for its majestic mountains and silver-like waterfalls....

 2021-07-23 18:29 

Korea Herald

[Tokyo Olympics] S. Korea captures inaugural gold in archery mixed team event...

South Korea claimed the very first Olympic gold medal in archery's mixed team event on Saturday in Tokyo, once again flexing its muscle in the sport it has dominated for decades. The 17-year-old Kim Je-deok and his 20-year-old teammate An San beat G...

 2021-07-23 18:26 

Ecns.cn

Jiayu Pass in NW China's Gansu a popular tourist destination in summer...

Jiayu Pass, located in Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province, becomes a popular tourist destination in July....

 2021-07-23 18:25 

Korea Herald

Despite heat wave, beaches nationwide quiet amid tough anti-COVID-19 restrictions...

Despite an extended heat wave scorching South Korea for nearly a week, almost all popular beaches nationwide were noticeably quieter than usual on Saturday, apparently due to growing public jitters over the spread of COVID-19. Unrelenting hot weathe...

 2021-07-23 18:18 

NHK

Xi touts Beijing's policies during visit to Tibet...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has hailed the Communist Party's contributions to Tibet's economic development on his first visit to the autonomous region since taking office....

 2021-07-23 18:17 

China Post

Rangers buying out Tony DeAngelo, introduce Barclay Goodrow...

The New York Rangers are buying out the player they paid to go away and giving the money saved to a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion they hope will improve team chemistry on and off the ice. The Rangers put defenseman Tony DeAngelo on unconditional waive...

 2021-07-23 18:13 

NHK

Games officials reveal shortage of PCR test kits...

NHK has learned that there is a shortage of coronavirus PCR tests kits at the Olympic Village....

 2021-07-23 18:12 

South China Morning Post

Commuting to and from work becomes risky for South African women amid rising taxi violence...

South African language tutor Debbie Odumuko has already survived a shoot-out in a grocery store since fighting between rival taxi drivers resurfaced in Cape Town in early July.But walking alone at night alongside the highway to get home now that most taxi...

 2021-07-23 18:10 

KBS World

South Korea Grabs 1st Gold of Tokyo Olympics in Archery...

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 2021-07-23 17:53 

China Post

Red tide uptick spurs respiratory warning at Florida beaches...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday. The service issued a "beach hazards statement" aff...

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