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Asia-Pacific stocks mixed; Ant Group denies report that 2021-04-18 21:50:54Ant Group said in a tweet that a recent report by Reuters that the firm was looking at ways for Jack Ma to exit were "untrue and baseless."

Major Asian bank says it's not practical to 2021-04-18 21:22:15Singapore's largest bank DBS on Friday announced that it aims to eliminate thermal coal exposure by 2039.

Covid infection rate is approaching highest level ever, 2021-04-16 13:33:01The number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

Asia-Pacific stocks edge up as China's first quarter 2021-04-16 04:03:58China's gross domestic product surged 18.3% in the first three months of the year from a year ago, the country's National Bureau of Statistics said

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar says he's not talking 2021-04-16 03:30:11Speculation has been rife that the Anwar and Najib, who are two political opponents, would join forces to go against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

China says its economy grew 18.3% in the 2021-04-16 01:26:47Analysts expected first-quarter GDP to increase 19% from a year ago, when the economy shrank by 6.8% during the height of the domestic outbreak of Cov

Engineering professor says Japan's plan to dump treated 2021-04-15 21:24:27Brent Heuser of University of Illinois said filtering the water will remove most radioactive elements, leaving only tritium that's not harmful in sma

India's second wave of Covid shows no signs 2021-04-15 04:23:33Since the beginning of April, India has reported more than 1.9 million new cases and over 10,600 deaths, per CNBC's calculations of health ministry d

Sustainable investing is not new to China — 2021-04-15 04:06:35Environmental, social and governance frameworks are "relatively new" in China, said Li Yimei of China Asset Management.

Taiwan leads gains as other Asia-Pacific markets struggle 2021-04-15 03:54:54Australia's unemployment rate for March came in at 5.6%, according to seasonally adjusted estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics o

Biden seeks closer ties with Japan as the 2021-04-15 01:02:27U.S. President Joe Biden will hold his first in-person summit with a foreign leader on Friday when Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga heads to Was

Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng Motors launches sedan with 2021-04-14 23:14:24Xpeng Motors launched the P5, a sedan with new self-driving features and Lidar technology, as it looks to race ahead in China's ultra-competitive aut

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A look at high-profile killings by police in New! 2021-04-20 17:49:58It’s been rare for a police officer to be charged with a crime in the death of a civilian, and winning a conviction is hard.

Photos: A nation reacts to guilty verdicts in New! 2021-04-20 17:46:47Reaction to verdict in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin is guilty of murdering George Floyd New! 2021-04-20 17:08:34The landmark case has riveted a nation wrestling with the issues of police brutality and racial injustice it raised.

U.S. warns against travel to 80% of the New! 2021-04-20 15:22:40The State Department is urging Americans not to travel to most places overseas because of the risks from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time, a woman applies to New! 2021-04-20 15:00:00Faten Ali Nahar, 50, of Damascus has nominated herself for the post. The largely symbolic election is certain to be won by President Bashar Assad.

Chicago woman gets 6½ years for labor-trafficking Guatemalans New! 2021-04-20 14:43:21A Chicago woman has been sentenced after helping Guatemalans enter the U.S. illegally, then keeping them in her home as they paid off debts to her.

1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at New 2021-04-20 13:03:11Nassau County police said one person was killed and two people were injured in a shooting at a Long Island grocery store.

Minneapolis courthouse draws crowd as jury starts deliberating 2021-04-19 22:36:02Minneapolis court draws crowd as jury deliberates in Derek Chauvin trial in the murder of George Floyd

Federal employees directed to no longer refer to 2021-04-19 20:07:33The Biden administration wants federal employees to drop use of the word “alien” to refer to noncitizens and migrants in official communic

As America embraces early voting, GOP hurries to 2021-04-19 19:12:04More than 111 million Americans voted before election day in 2020. Republicans want to make sure that doesn't happen again.

U.S. Capitol police officer died of natural causes, 2021-04-19 16:55:23The D.C. medical examiner's office ruled Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick had a stroke and died from natural causes after the Jan. 6 insurrectio

Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens 2021-04-19 16:31:27Public health officials worry that their budgets will be slashed when the pandemic recedes and they'll once again be unprepared for a health crisis.

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Sheesh: Thai cop demoted after wife flexes joy New! 2021-04-20 23:55:00Every woman loves going on a helicopter ride with her bae and a romantic gesture like this never goes unshared on social media. That's wha

Thailand's rich Covid-19 patients get 'hospitel' treatment, as New! 2021-04-20 22:33:29In the lobby of Bangkok's Pullman Grande hotel, medical teams clad in full-body protective gear shuttle back and forth, greeting well-heeled coronavi

Asean calls summit on Myanmar as EU widens New! 2021-04-20 21:22:00Southeast Asian countries will discuss the crisis in Myanmar at a summit in Jakarta on Saturday (April 17), but some are choosing to send ministers ra

Vietnamese flock to festival, shrugging off Covid-19 risk New! 2021-04-20 20:42:56PHU THO, VIETNAM  - Thousands of people scaled the steps of a mountain temple in northern Vietnam on Tuesday (April 20) to burn incense sticks an

Philippine hospitals struggle to cope as more severe 2021-04-20 05:56:06MANILA - Ms Nick Yanez, a 28-year-old ambulance nurse in a satellite city of Manila, says she sometimes spends six to seven hours in her emergenc

South Korean students shave heads in protest over 2021-04-20 05:37:51SEOUL  - More than 30 South Korean college students shaved their heads in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Tuesday (April 20) to protest

Philippines' Duterte would send navy ships in South 2021-04-19 23:13:20Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday (April 19) he was prepared to send his military ships in the South China Sea to “stake a cla

Local uprisings emerge to challenge Myanmar's army 2021-04-19 22:14:00Sleeping by their makeshift barricades, knots of young men at Tahan in the western Myanmar town of Kale had not expected an attack in the pre-dawn dar

India's Modi scorned over reckless rallies, religious gathering 2021-04-19 21:51:00Many Indians are pillorying Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his response to a scary surge in coronavirus cases, sickened by him addressing tens of t

ISIS supporters want Indonesian who claimed to be 2021-04-19 21:46:00Islamic State sympathisers have called for the beheading of an Indonesian man who claimed to be the “26th prophet”. A man identifying him

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar 2021-04-19 04:09:32Myanmar authorities detained a Japanese journalist in Yangon on Sunday evening (April 18), Japan's government said on Monday, adding that it was tryi

For South Korea's youngest 'sea women', warming seas 2021-04-19 04:02:00Clad in a black wet suit and pink face mask, Jin So-hee's figure cleanly parts the green-blue water until she abruptly dives below the surface, her p

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Progress in Iran nuclear talks but resolution still 2021-04-19 16:51:24High-level talks in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are moving ahead with experts working on draf

Veteran Syria opposition figure Michel Kilo dies of 2021-04-19 16:43:51Michel Kilo, an exiled veteran Syrian opposition figure, died Monday of complications from Covid-19 in a hospital in Paris where he lived, family and

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north 2021-04-19 15:11:28A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents t

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 2021-04-19 13:52:00A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Sunday.

Iran says 'always welcomed' talks with Saudi Arabia 2021-04-19 11:13:30Iran said Monday it has "always welcomed" talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, without confirming or denying media reports that the two held dire

Rockets strike Iraqi military base hosting US contractors, 2021-04-18 18:37:02

Passenger train derails in Egypt; some 100 injured 2021-04-18 17:07:07

Covid-19: Masks come off as Israel vaunts coronavirus 2021-04-18 16:53:50The vaccination of close to five million people has sent Israel's coronavirus caseload tumbling from some 10,000 new infections per day as recently a

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran 2021-04-18 08:53:36

Israel rescinds outdoor coronavirus mask requirement 2021-04-18 08:23:22Israel rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors and fully reopened schools on Sunday in the latest return to relative normality, boosted

Saudi and Iranian officials held talks to patch 2021-04-18 07:47:36

Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear 2021-04-18 04:06:19

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