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Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as investors react to China's 2020-09-29 22:02:38China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for September came in at 51.5 on Wednesday as compared to 51.0 in August, according

East Asia poverty could rise for first time 2020-09-29 21:16:55The World Bank said as many as 38 million more people could fall below the poverty line this year, defined as income of $5.50 per day.

The coronavirus has now killed more than 1 2020-09-29 15:18:22The coronavirus pandemic has reach its most grisly milestone to date: 1 million people are dead.

A timeline of the insidious path the coronavirus 2020-09-29 13:35:30Six months after the coronavirus arose from a Wuhan, China, seafood market late last year, it has spread to nearly every country on the globe.

As coronavirus deaths pass 1 million, health-care workers 2020-09-29 12:28:18Health-care workers on the front lines from around the world share what it has been like to treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch live: Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press 2020-09-29 11:34:51New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a news conference on the coronavirus Tuesday as the state reports a slight uptick in its Covid-19 infection

ZTO Express jumps in Hong Kong debut; Asia-Pacific 2020-09-29 04:48:53By the Hong Kong market close on Tuesday, shares of logistics provider ZTO Express jumped more than 9% from the offer price of 218 Hong Kong dollars&n

Listing of BTS' label may help 'turn around' 2020-09-29 02:52:10Dealogic's Romaine Jackson says the highly anticipated market debut of Big Hit Entertainment, the music label behind South Korean K-pop megastars BTS

5 charts show how much the U.S. and 2020-09-28 19:45:13As U.S.-China rivalry intensifies, investors and analysts are increasingly worried that the two economies will grow more distant from each other.

K-pop sensation BTS' label prices IPO at top 2020-09-28 09:54:50Shares of Big Hit Entertainment, the music label behind global K-pop phenomenon BTS, were priced on Monday at the top end of the range ahead of its hi

SMIC shares in Hong Kong fall following reports 2020-09-28 05:04:00Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese chipmaker SMIC fell on Monday following reports that the U.S. has imposed restrictions on exports to the

Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng shows off new 2020-09-26 06:13:20With eight propellers and a capsule-like frame, the vehicle resembles a human-carrying drone more than a flying car.

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Today's Headlines: The debate fallout New! 2020-10-01 08:00:55Republicans fear Trump’s debate comments on white supremacy could harm them in the November election.

In Appalachia, coronavirus and race issues seem part New! 2020-10-01 07:05:51Much of the U.S. has been roiled by the pandemic and protests against racial injustice, but in Appalachia, those issues can still feel distant.

Police in Ukraine investigate death of U.S. Embassy New! 2020-10-01 06:27:03The U.S. citizen was found unconscious with a head injury in a park near the Embassy and died in a hospital. Police say she may have been assaulted.

Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. New! 2020-10-01 06:09:46The Trump administration has proposed further slashing the number of refugees whom the U.S. accepts to a new record low of 15,000 in fiscal year 2021.

Zoom, drones and virtual offerings: South Korea's ancestral New! 2020-10-01 05:00:07Rites honoring ancestors during one of South Korea's most important holidays are going virtual, as the country remains on alert for a resurgence of c

Trump signs temporary government funding bill New! 2020-10-01 04:49:36President Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, setting the stage for a lame-duck session of Congress later this year.

Belarus activist and U.S. civil rights lawyer among New! 2020-10-01 04:30:25The Swedish Right Livelihood Award, a.k.a. the “Alternative Nobel,” goes to Belarus opposition figure Ales Bialiatski and a U.S. lawyer, a

Russia's Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of being behind New! 2020-10-01 03:48:36Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, is recovering from being poisoned with a nerve agent.

Proud Boys organizer, celebrating Trump endorsement, says group New! 2020-09-30 22:32:56Joe Biggs, a leader of the far-right Proud Boys celebrating President Trump's apparent endorsement, says his group would return to Portland, Ore.

Photos: Far-right groups, feeling support from Trump, find New! 2020-09-30 22:04:52The unrest roiling Portland, Ore., and other cities this year has been a powerful recruiting tool for organizations like the Proud Boys, Patriot Praye

Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn China over human New! 2020-09-30 15:37:06Pompeo made the appeal at a conference on religious freedom organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, with top Vatican officials in the audience.

Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman sentenced to almost 7 2020-09-30 11:12:20Seagram's liquor heiress Clare Bronfman is sentenced to almost seven years in prison in the conspiracy case involving the NXIVM self-improvement grou

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Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings to be Released New! 2020-10-01 08:24:59Judge Ann Bailey Smith gave attorney general until noon on Friday to release tapes

Kyiv Police Probe Deadly Attack on US Embassy New! 2020-10-01 08:22:21Police say a woman had been found unconscious the previous day with a head wound in a park near a railway line in Ukraine's capital

Contributions of Pastoralists Overlooked, Underreported, Study Finds New! 2020-10-01 08:21:46People who raise livestock in the open and are often nomadic, are being overlooked as a benefit to world food security and biodiversity

'It Belongs to Us!": Tense French Trial Over New! 2020-10-01 08:09:33Facebook live stream of removal of 19th century African funeral pole from its perch in museum during June protest leads to controversial trial

European Markets, US Futures On the Rise New! 2020-10-01 08:07:55Benchmark Nikkei index shut down Thursday due to mechanical failure

Hong Kong Leader Praises New Security Law New! 2020-10-01 07:28:27Carrie Lam made remarks at ceremony marking anniversary of founding of People’s Republic of China    

Malaysia Palm Oil Producer Vows to Clear Name New! 2020-10-01 04:54:12US banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and other abuses

Asian Markets Higher Amid Trading Chaos in Japan New! 2020-10-01 04:31:47Benchmark Nikkei index shut down Thursday due to mechanical failure; indices in South Korea and China closed for national holidays

Navalny Tells Magazine Putin Was Behind Poisoning New! 2020-10-01 04:23:25Russian opposition leader spent more than a month in a German hospital

Caravan of Central American Migrants Heads North for Better New! 2020-10-01 04:12:26They leave Honduras for recently reopened Guatemala border

China Uses Mental Illness to Discredit, Imprison Dissidents, New! 2020-09-30 22:33:14Rights website has recorded 510 cases of dissidents being forced to go to psychiatric hospital across the country since December 2007

An Uncivil Debate Reminds Voters of What’s to New! 2020-09-30 22:11:32The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has triggered concerns over the state of political discourse in the country and remin

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Thailand now open to long-stay tourists New! 2020-10-01 04:53:00The Government Gazette website announced that long-stay tourists would now be allowed to enter Thailand, after the Cabinet approved the measure on Sep

Daily roundup: Christopher Lee, Fann Wong mark wedding New! 2020-10-01 04:40:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Christopher Lee, Fann Wong mark wedding anniversary on social media "11 years is ne

3 killed, 2 critically injured in head-on collision New! 2020-10-01 04:22:23Two pickup trucks smashed into each other on Si Sa Ket-Ubon Ratchathani Road, killing three passengers including an 11-month-old baby. The two drivers

With foreign tourists gone, Balinese rediscover seaweed farming New! 2020-10-01 04:20:41Before the coronavirus pandemic took its grip on Indonesia, the pristine beaches of Lembongan island lapped by the Indian Ocean were dotted with sunba

Jakarta MRT bans passengers wearing one-layered 'scuba' masks New! 2020-10-01 04:14:13City-owned transportation company PT MRT Jakarta has prohibited passengers wearing one-layered neoprene fabric masks, also known as "scuba" masks, f

Public resistance hinders Covid-19 tracing efforts: Indonesian task New! 2020-09-30 22:45:04Health authorities working in the field still face difficulties carrying out close contact tracing as they face rejection from the public, the Nationa

2 inmates break out of Thai prison in New! 2020-09-30 22:40:00Two inmates broke out of a Krabi prison on Tuesday by cutting the metal bars of their cell and jumping over the wall. Arnon Denmad, 32, and Monthon K

Miss Universe Thailand favourite disqualified for installing a New! 2020-09-30 21:36:23Miss Universe Thailand favourite Chayathanus “Cheraim” Saradatta was removed from the contest on Wednesday for using an insider for her pe

Amazon Japan deploys Pikotaro power to push Amazon New! 2020-09-30 21:23:30What happens when you run out of pineapples and pens but have no time for a trip to the supermarket? You pen those down on your list and cart down to

Flight of Hong Kong protesters piles pressure on New! 2020-09-30 20:26:25TAIPEI - For some Hong Kong protesters, stripped of their passports and facing criminal charges, a perilous 600km sea journey to Taiwan is their

Koh Samui ready to offer a 'bubble' for 2020-09-30 05:07:00As many as 23 hotels in Koh Samui have been proposed as alternative local state quarantine (ALSQ) sites and most of them are expected to pass the grad

Indonesia's health minister urged to improve communication skills 2020-09-30 05:04:00JAKARTA - Indonesia's House of Representatives members have called on Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto to rework his communication skills f

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Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir 2020-09-29 19:08:26

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah passes away 2020-09-29 16:25:43Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has passed away on Tuesday in a hospital in the United States. He was 91 and became Kuwait's Emi

Iran's new coronavirus cases exceed 450,000: Health ministry 2020-09-29 12:41:06

United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon 2020-09-29 09:57:00Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. Sheikh Mohammed's announcement co

In changing Saudi Arabia, first dog cafe delights 2020-09-29 07:59:07Dog owners in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy a cup of coffee alongside their beloved pets at a new cafe -- a first for the ultra-conservative kingdom.In I

A year of protest in Iraq 2020-09-29 05:10:15

Dubai to restrict nightlife amid virus increase 2020-09-28 09:20:27Dubai's tourism authorities have ordered all bars and restaurants in the city-state to stop serving and halt “entertainment activities” a

Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser still a polarising figure, 2020-09-28 06:16:19Best known for his colloquial charisma and pan-Arab populism, Gamal Abdel Nasser enraptured listeners with his radio broadcasts and inspired enormous

Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdown 2020-09-27 11:39:20Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and hold intensive prayer

Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem, despite lockdown 2020-09-27 06:03:03 Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night to demand his resignation, press

New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave 2020-09-27 04:21:57In a new escalation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Saleh last week to deliver an ultimatum, Iraqi and foreign offici

After surviving blast at study centre, Afghan girl 2020-09-27 02:42:57

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