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 2021-07-22 17:53 

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US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools...

The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over the traumatic legacy of similar schools in the United States — and in particular by the c...

 2021-07-22 17:53 

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London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres...

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong residents fleeing China's crackdown on democracy to seek new live in the United Kingdom, saying his office will spend 900,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to help new a...

 2021-07-22 17:52 

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US launched several airstrikes in support of Afghan forces...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military launched several airstrikes this week in support of Afghan government forces fighting Taliban insurgents, including in the strategically important province of Kandahar, officials said Thursday. The strikes demonst...

 2021-07-22 17:52 

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Brief, widespread outage for numerous websites...

NEW YORK (AP) — Major websites went down Thursday in what appeared to be a brief but widespread outage. The websites of Airbnb, AT&T, Costco and Delta showed error messages around midday. They seemed to be operating normally, however, by 12:45 p.m. ...

 2021-07-22 17:52 

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Gov defends agency's vaccine chief firing, outreach rollback...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday came out in full defense of his administration's firing of the state's vaccination chief and rollback of outreach for childhood vaccines, both of which have sparked national scruti...

 2021-07-22 17:52 

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The Latest: WH: Vaccinations rise in hard-hit virus states...

WASHINGTON — The White House says COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing in states hit hard by the delta variant. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients says several states with the highest proportions of new infections are seeing residents get vaccinate...

 2021-07-22 17:18 

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Belarus leader vows to keep up raids of NGOs, media outlets...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The longtime leader of Belarus vowed Thursday to continue a crackdown on civil society activists he regards as "bandits and foreign agents." President Alexander Lukashenko chided officials in his administration for allow...

 2021-07-22 17:18 

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'Superbug' fungus spread in two cities, health officials say...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in a few hospitals and nursing homes. The "superbug" outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-a...

 2021-07-22 17:10 

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Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden's pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats stood united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republ...

 2021-07-22 17:09 

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Pelosi says Jan. 6 committee will move forward without GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection "will do the job it set out to do" despite Republicans' vow to boycott the probe. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesd...

 2021-07-22 16:50 

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From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil...

YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan. Even if it meant doing double duty with Brazil and extending the season even further ...

 2021-07-22 16:50 

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Jill Biden in Tokyo for Olympic Games, meets prime minister...

TOYKO (AP) — Jill Biden embarked on her first solo international trip as first lady, leading a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the coronavirus is surging and COVID-19 infections have climbed to a six-month high. She arrived in T...

 2021-07-22 16:17 

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Jordan's first year in NASCAR a missed layup with Wallace...

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The 23XI Racing team posted a slideshow of the Bubba Wallace firesuit collection and asked fans to comment on their favorite. The designs were from business plucked straight out of Super Bowl ad space: Wallace was dressed by top ...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: Jab appointments on typhoon day postponable: CECC ...

People with COVID-19 vaccination appointments could reschedule the date to next week if vaccinations are suspended due to Typhoon In-Fa, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.People who booked an appointment through the central vaccine...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

Abe siblings aim for judo double in Tokyo ...

Japan's first family of judo are planning an Olympic takeover on Sunday — and it would not be the first time that sibling rivalry has spurred Hifumi and Uta Abe to success.Twice-world champion Uta Abe is aiming to begin a golden day for her fami...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

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Sports to receive billions in new funding ...

The Executive Yuan has allocated NT$6.3 billion (US$224.9 million) for a third phase of the National Sports Park Project and Training Plan for Sports Personnel () since 2019, Executive Yuan spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng () said yesterday.The announcement com...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: KMT, foundation call for immediate rental subsidies ...

The government should immediately pay subsidies to people struggling with rental payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Tsuei Ma Ma Foundation for Housing and Community Services said yesterday.A government program...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Higher summer power rate for July suspended ...

Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, ) yesterday suspended a power rate hike this month to alleviate the financial burden of households amid a COVID-19 outbreak.Higher summer electricity rates usually start in June to moderate power usage during the hottest months ...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Beijing’s becoming brazen in its sins ...

In an unprecedented move, a group of democratic nations led by the US, UK and EU in a joint statement on Tuesday accused the Chinese Ministry of State Security of having carried out a major cyberattack earlier this year and stealing data from at least 30,...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Unemployment rate hits 11-year high ...

The unemployment rate last month accelerated to 4.8 percent, the highest in nearly 11 years, as many people lost their jobs due to business downsizing and closures, and the graduation season made things worse, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

Spain frustrated in draw with Egypt ...

Spain's Olympic men's soccer campaign yesterday got off to a rocky start after they lost two players to injury in a goalless draw with Egypt, while Mexico stunned France 4-1 as the group stage began.Spain, the last European men's team to claim...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: CECC reports 30 domestic cases ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 30 domestic COVID-19 cases, three imported cases and four deaths.Of the local cases, 15 were men and 15 were women, with the onset of symptoms reported between Saturday and Wednesday, the cente...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

Chinese stole data from Cambodian ministry: sources ...

Buried in a long US indictment accusing China of a global cyberespionage campaign was a curious detail: Among the governments targeted by Chinese hackers was Cambodia, one of Beijing's most loyal Asian allies.The target of the hack, which two sources ...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

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NTHU, tech firms team up on semiconductor college ...

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) on Wednesday announced that it would team up with 10 of Taiwan's largest tech firms to establish a semiconductor research college.The college would be jointly operated with some of the larger companies in the secto...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Last official set to leave HK TECO ...

The last representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Hong Kong is set to leave before his visa expires next week, a source said on Tuesday.Last month, seven of the office's eight remaining Taiwanese staff were ordered to leave ...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

HK publishers arrested over ‘sheep village’ books ...

Five members of a Hong Kong union behind a series of children's books about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village have been arrested for sedition, police announced yesterday.The arrests by Hong Kong's new national security police uni...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

‘Smog tower’ to help Delhi residents breathe fresh air ...

A new attempt at purifying New Delhi's notoriously polluted air will see 40 giant fans push out filtered air in the heart of the Indian capital's posh downtown shopping district, but the US$2 million "smog tower" has no shortage of doubter...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

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Lawmakers say CTOC requires ‘transitional justice’ ...

Lawmakers yesterday questioned ties between members of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), calling for "transitional justice" after a controversy over airplane seating for Taiwan's Olympic athle...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

Youth mental health needs priority ...

Since the start of the local COVID-19 outbreak, many online courses have become available that teach how to manage emotions, cope with pandemic-related stress, and communicate with parents and children. However, few of these courses pay any regard to the ...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

Flores’ home run rallies the Giants past Dodgers ...

Wilmer Flores on Wednesday hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning as the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2.Mike Yastrzemski homered early to help the Giants regain a two-game lead in the Nati...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

Suggs’ basketball choice pays off ...

Jalen Suggs was the first athlete in Minnesota history to be named Mr Football and Mr Basketball in the same year, so choosing one sport to pursue in college was difficult.He made the right choice.The 195cm guard is expected to be a top-five pick in the N...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

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US senators propose Taiwan-US soldier program ...

A bipartisan group of 13 US senators has introduced a resolution calling for the establishment of a partnership program between the US National Guard and Taiwan's defense forces "for fast deployment during a crisis."US senators Rick Scott, Tam...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

Avoid political fights in chat groups ...

It is likely that we have all had this experience during the local COVID-19 outbreak: Someone in an online chat group that we use for communicating with family, friends or schoolmates turns out to be a "political fanatic" who will disregard what e...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Cluster abated thanks to city efforts, not CECC: Ko ...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () yesterday accused the central government of offering no help in containing a COVID-19 outbreak at a wholesale market in the city — comments that Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung () later said might have been &...

 2021-07-22 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Retailers need to accelerate change: expert ...

Department store and shopping mall operators should accelerate their adoption of new sales models in the face of challenges brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, an expert said on Sunday. Champion Wang (), vice president of the think tank Commerce Development...

 2021-07-22 15:54 

China Post

Existing US home sales up in June; prices reach new heights...

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose in June, snapping a four-month losing streak, while strong demand for higher-end properties and ultra-low mortgage rates helped push prices to new highs. Existing homes sales rose 1.4% last month from May to a ...

 2021-07-22 15:53 

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Zimbabweans deported by Britain arrive at Harare airport...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has received the first batch of dozens of its citizens being deported from Britain, some after staying in that country for decades and forced to leave families behind to face an uncertain future back home. Rights gro...

 2021-07-22 15:53 

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EXPLAINER: What's fueling Russia's 'unprecedented' fires?...

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding regions in acrid smoke. Northeastern Siberia has had particularly massive fires this summer amid record-setting heat. Many other regions...

 2021-07-22 15:52 

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Amazon's mission: Getting a 'key' to your apartment building...

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells. The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves...

 2021-07-22 15:52 

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South Africa's jailed ex-leader attends brother's funeral...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma was allowed to leave prison briefly Thursday to attend his brother's funeral. Zuma is currently serving a 15-month sentence for defying an order from the Constitutional Court, the cou...

 2021-07-22 15:52 

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Violence overshadows memorial Mass for slain Haitian leader...

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — A priest told mourners at a memorial service Thursday for slain President Jovenel Mose that too much blood is being shed in Haiti as authorities warned of more violence ahead of his funeral. The Rev. Jean-Gilles Sem spoke t...

 2021-07-22 15:52 

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House votes to evacuate more Afghan allies as US war ends...

The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow in thousands more of the Afghans who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war, citing the urgency of protecting those on-the-ground allies from Taliban retaliation as the U.S. military withdrawal e...

 2021-07-22 15:51 

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Police: Man defrauded Chinese pop singer in sex scandal...

BEIJING (AP) — A man has confessed to defrauding a Chinese-Canadian pop singer, Kris Wu, over a teenager's accusation he had sex with her when she was drunk, Beijing police said Thursday. The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that ...

 2021-07-22 15:48 

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History, celebrity, leafy beauty live on at NYC cemetery...

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cumella, dressed in 1920s garb, laid his old Victrola record player down among the tombstones and turned to the small tour group assembled under the towering trees at Woodlawn Cemetery. "She was the diva of her day. The B...

 2021-07-22 15:48 

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Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger...

MILAN (AP) — Venice and its lagoon environment avoided placement on UNESCO's list of world heritage sites in danger Thursday following Italy's ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city's historic center. Preservation groups ...

 2021-07-22 15:17 

China Post

Effort to fund racially diverse climate groups gets momentum...

Efforts to increase how much philanthropic funding goes to minority-led environmental organizations are gaining momentum, with one group's push for transparency from the nation's top climate donors drawing big-name support. For months, Donors of C...

 2021-07-22 15:17 

China Post

Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists...

Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs. U.S. states and cities have loosened many of their restrictions o...

 2021-07-22 15:10 

China Post

Co-conspirator of former Fall River mayor sentenced...

BOSTON (AP) — An associate of the recently convicted former mayor of Fall River has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to extort money from marijuana vendors. Federal prosecutors said Hildegar Camara was sentenced Wednesday to three years of pr...

 2021-07-22 15:10 

China Post

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over th...

 2021-07-22 15:09 

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Smith, Carlos, Berry demand change in Olympic protest rule...

TOKYO (AP) — Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games. The five-page letter, publ...

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