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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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Today's Headlines: Searching for justice New! 2021-04-19 08:00:00National attention is focused on Minneapolis and Chicago, as a trial, memorials and protests over police brutality play out.

Ingenuity, NASA's little Mars helicopter that could, takes New! 2021-04-19 07:53:29NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter rises from the dusty red surface into the planet's thin air, achieving the first powered flight on another

With an eye on 2022, Stacey Abrams navigates New! 2021-04-19 06:29:00The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate adopts a carefully balanced response to new laws that critics call a GOP attempt to deter voters of color.

Maintaining a memorial at the scene of George New! 2021-04-19 06:00:55For many in Minneapolis, the space outside Cup Foods where Floyd died is sacred ground that should remain closed off or a meaningful site that shouldn

New Delhi goes into lockdown amid India's explosive New! 2021-04-19 05:48:58New Delhi goes into a weeklong lockdown as an explosion in coronavirus cases pushes the Indian capital’s healthcare system to its limit.

Attorneys at Chauvin trial make their final pitches New! 2021-04-19 05:18:30Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will make their closing arguments Monday.

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 New! 2021-04-19 04:10:32A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American has died peacefully at home.

Pig's head left at former Santa Rosa home New! 2021-04-19 03:54:39Vandals left a pig’s head at the former home of an ex-Santa Rosa police officer who testified in Derek Chauvin's defense, authorities say.

Hunger-striking Navalny to be moved to hospital in New! 2021-04-19 03:27:24Russia says it will transfer opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in failing health amid an ongoing hunger strike, to a prison hospital.

Chicago's Little Village divided over police shooting of 2021-04-18 21:42:46Video of Chicago police officer shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo fuels peaceful protests.

Half of U.S. adults have received at least 2021-04-18 17:22:08Half of all adults in the U.S. have now received at least one COVID-19 shot

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north 2021-04-18 16:22:38Egyptian authorities say the passenger train derailment north of Cairo is under investigation.


Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar New! 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 New! 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

Thai Covid-19 infections ease after days of record New! 2021-04-19 03:45:08BANGKOK - Thailand reported 1,390 new coronavirus cases on Monday (April 19), slowing slightly after a run of record daily highs, amid a new wave of i

Japan's hard-hit regions may slide back to Covid-19 New! 2021-04-19 03:32:10A recent surge in Covid-19 cases could see major parts of Japan slide back into states of emergency with authorities in Tokyo and Osaka looking at ren

Bleak Ramadan for Myanmar's Rohingya muslims, in danger New! 2021-04-18 22:50:45Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are observing the start of the Ramadan fasting month this week while in danger of further abuses by the military, accordin

The world's worst cruise? Sailing from Singapore to New! 2021-04-18 22:38:59The skies are a bleak shade of grey above the island of Koh Adang, in Thailand’s magnificent Tarutao National Marine Park. The usually luminous

As in China, migrant workers in Southeast Asia 2021-04-18 22:28:46Thach Di Thi Phuong Thuy and her husband have their eyes glued to a smartphone screen in their tiny studio apartment in an industrial township near Ho

Fukushima surfer, shop owner alarmed at water release 2021-04-18 21:57:13Koji Suzuki's surf shop, which he first opened in 1989, was washed away by the devastating tsunami that hit northeast Japan in March 2011. But that d

2 quakes rattle Taiwan, no reports of damage 2021-04-18 20:51:33TAIPEI  - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake quickly followed by another at 6.2 struck eastern Taiwan on Sunday (April 18), the island’s weath

Cambodia uses wedding halls for Covid-19 patients as 2021-04-18 20:36:41PHNOM PENH  - Cambodia began setting up thousands of hospital beds in two wedding party halls on Sunday (April 18) to cope with an influx of Covi

Vietnam calls for faster vaccine roll-out before shots 2021-04-16 06:01:47HANOI - Vietnam's health ministry called for the acceleration of its Covid-19 vaccine roll-out on Friday (April 16) as the expiry date of the South-e

Thailand uses hotels beds for Covid-19 patients after 2021-04-16 04:09:09Thailand reported on Friday (April 16) its fifth record daily tally of coronavirus cases this week, as authorities set up thousands of field hospitals

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Progress in Iran nuclear talks but resolution still New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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