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Credit stress hurts new money going into China's 2020-11-24 00:19:40The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial strains in many small economies participating in China's Belt and Road Initiative, said Moody's.

Japan stocks pop more than 2%; Asia-Pacific shares 2020-11-23 23:32:03Investor focus on Tuesday was likely on the continued positive momentum surrounding the race for a coronavirus vaccine.

Asia is leading the way in travel recovery, 2020-11-23 22:28:18The best pockets of recovery are domestic travel in Taiwan, Thailand and increasingly, Vietnam, said John Brown of Agoda, a subsidiary of Booking Hold

China's antitrust push won't bring an 'explosion of 2020-11-23 22:04:56Shares of Chinese tech giants dropped earlier in November after draft rules that defined for the first time what constitutes anti-competitive behavior

Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds 2020-11-23 11:33:59New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press briefing on the coronavirus.

Stocks in Asia-Pacific rise; airline shares in Hong 2020-11-23 04:43:14Shares of airlines in Hong Kong and Singapore slipped on Monday after an anticipated air travel bubble between the two cities was delayed.

Philippine central bank governor says rate cuts so 2020-11-23 00:46:09The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, or BSP, last week unexpectedly cut its main policy rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 2%.

Singapore's economy is set to rebound in 2021 2020-11-22 20:49:07The Singapore economy is is expected to bounce back to grow by between 4% and 6% next year, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

A surprise spate of bond defaults by state-owned 2020-11-20 08:24:42A series of high-profile defaults involving state-owned enterprises in China — normally a safe pick for investors — have jolted the credit

Surging debt during the pandemic is creating dangers 2020-11-20 02:09:02Risks for investors as well as developed markets are piling up with debt escalating during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a director at the In

Asia-Pacific markets trade mixed as worries remain over 2020-11-20 02:07:05The session in Asia follows a tepid finish overnight where U.S. stocks closed slightly higher as traders increased their exposure to major technology

Thailand's economic recovery may be the slowest in 2020-11-19 23:20:56The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing political protests have left Thailand's economy in "pretty bad shape," said Euben Paracuelles of Nomura.

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Culled mink rise from their shallow graves in New! 2020-11-26 07:06:10Some of the thousands of mink culled in Denmark to minimize the risk of them retransmitting the coronavirus to humans, have risen from their shallow g

Thailand approves transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian New! 2020-11-26 04:42:08Thai officials say they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot, as Iran released a 33-ye

Supreme Court bars coronavirus restrictions at some New New! 2020-11-26 00:47:37As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses

South Korea 'sextortion' mastermind coerced young women into 2020-11-25 19:49:40Cho Ju-bin masterminded one of South Korea's most notorious sex crime schemes, blackmailing young women into providing sexually compromising images.

6 months after George Floyd's death, Minneapolis updates 2020-11-25 17:40:59Minneapolis’ mayor and police chief have changed a policy that dictates how officers should carry out so-called no-knock warrants.

Missouri governments crack down on restaurant coronavirus rule 2020-11-25 17:17:06Missouri’s two largest metropolitan areas are cracking down on restaurants that violate rules designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus

Laid-off casino workers rely on Las Vegas food 2020-11-25 16:48:45Although unemployment rates in Nevada have recently decreased, the number of people without jobs in September was 134,756 higher than a year earlier.

Transgender Pakistanis, often mocked and abused, find solace 2020-11-25 15:19:31Pakistan’s transgender Christians, who are often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and a refuge in a church dedicated to the

Christmas traditions axed as coronavirus outbreaks sweep rural 2020-11-25 15:13:14The cancellation of the Christmas Drawing in Norcatur, Kan., shines a spotlight on the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached deep into rural America.

Trump administration denies permit for controversial Alaska mine 2020-11-25 14:20:17The Trump administration has denied a permit to build a gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery i

Today's Headlines: Biden's 'Goldilocks' cabinet 2020-11-25 08:00:12President-elect Joe Biden is putting together a team that, so far, has felt just right for a range of constituents.

Scotland to make period products free to anyone 2020-11-25 07:44:12Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them.

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France's Macron Visits Church in Nice After Decapitation 2020-10-29 17:27:20French President Emmanuel Macron thanked police officers outside a church in the French city of Nice, Thursday, October 29, hours after a knife-wieldi

La Nina Seen Continuing Into 2021, Affecting Temperature, 2020-10-29 17:09:42La Nina is expected to usher in drier and wetter conditions than normal in different parts of the world

Khalilzad Renews Afghan Peace Push as US Reduces 2020-10-29 17:08:25US peace envoy returns to Qatar, where negotiating teams representing Afghan government and Taliban insurgency have been holding talks

At Least 140 Migrants Drown Off Senegalese Coast 2020-10-29 16:37:35It is the deadliest incident involving migrants this year, according to the International Organization for Migration

Ivorian Refugees in Ghana Fear Increased Electoral Violence 2020-10-29 16:08:23Ivory Coast's 2010 election violence killed 3,000 people and sent thousands more fleeing into Ghana.  Now, many of thos

Argentine Police Evict Protesters Occupying Contested Land 2020-10-29 16:04:07Six police officers were injured and at least 30 people were arrested during operation south of the capital, Buenos Aires, according to authorities

Donors, Volunteers Step Up to Help One of 2020-10-29 16:03:00Some of Malaysia's most remote communities need donations of PPE and food

The Infodemic: The West Isn't Waging a 'War' 2020-10-29 15:54:22Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Ivorian Refugees in Ghana Fear Increase Electoral Violence 2020-10-29 15:24:13This year, President Ouattara is running for a controversial third term, prompting opposition parties to call for an election boycott and civil disobe

Pandemic Inspires Creative Teaching in Underprivileged Indian District 2020-10-29 08:29:34COVID-19 pandemic exposes India’s huge digital divide as millions of students without smart phones, computers or internet cannot take online cla

3 Dead in Knife Attack at French Church 2020-10-29 08:13:50It was the third attack in two months in France, which has grown increasingly tense during a furor over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were


Taiwanese woman saves colleague's life with CPR, enraged New! 2020-11-26 05:50:00It was a race against time — a woman in Taiwan rushed a female colleague to hospital after she fainted at work. Two minutes into

New Delhi's poisonous air a perennial crisis of New! 2020-11-26 05:15:00NEW DELHI - Thousands of families who live near a smouldering waste landfill in a northern corner of India's capital have boarded up their doors

Pedestrians shocked at pony taking a stroll in New! 2020-11-26 05:10:00TAIPEI — New Taipei City citizens were met with a funny scene on Thursday (Nov 26) when a man took his pet pony out for a stroll. The

In the Philippines, K-pop lovers unite against beauty New! 2020-11-26 05:04:00Days after a former Philippine beauty queen slammed the entire country’s K-pop fans for 'losing their identity', Imelda Schweighart has double

Mercy killing lands Krabi dog-lover in trouble New! 2020-11-26 04:42:43A so-called animal lover in Krabi decided to kill two pet dogs out of pity for them and for his old mother. Watchdog Thailand filed a police report o

‘9-legged octopus’ found in northern Japan New! 2020-11-26 04:24:00SENDAI — No, they’re not pulling your leg. The discovery of an octopus with nine legs in Shizugawa Bay in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefectu

Cambodian villagers trust magic scarecrows to ward off New! 2020-11-26 04:18:35DECHO, Cambodia - Cambodian villager Ek Chan has avoided the Covid-19 coronavirus so far without masks or social distancing but rather the s

Daily roundup: Tangs clarifies it did not turn New! 2020-11-26 03:40:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Tangs clarifies it did not turn away man in wheelchair who claimed he was mistaken for beg

Thailand sees first trickle of tourists in October New! 2020-11-26 03:35:00BANGKOK - Thailand recorded its first 1,201 foreign tourists in October since a ban in April aimed at averting coronavirus outbreaks, as the coun

South Korea sentences leader of sexual blackmail ring New! 2020-11-25 23:41:00SEOUL - A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the leader of an online sexual blackmail ring to 40 years in prison, the Yonhap news agency re

Covid-19 spreads in Central Java as public neglects 2020-11-25 06:12:41The coronavirus disease has continued to spread in the central and southern parts of Central Java, with spikes in cases attributable in part to a lack

Japan PM Suga trips up with messy reversal 2020-11-25 04:37:09TOKYO  - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's abrupt decision to partially pause a domestic travel campaign amid rising Covid-19 cases - aft