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 2019-11-15 15:00 

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Giant panda twins of 'Bao Mei', 'Bao Di' at Pairi Daiza zoo in Belgium...

The giant panda twins who were given birth in August by giant panda Hao Hao, were given official names on their 100-day celebration on Thursday. The male cub was named as "Bao Di" and the female cub was named as "Bao Mei"....

 2019-11-15 14:57 

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Lam calls attack on HK's Secretary for Justice a 'savage act'...

HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam calls the attack on HK's Secretary for Justice in London a 'savage act' that goes beyond any civilized society....

 2019-11-15 14:56 

Nikkei Asian Review

Soup's on: Japan's Ippudo wants to be the world's ramen chain...

TOKYO -- A Japanese ramen chain hopes what they say about New York City holds true in the noodle business: If you can make it there, you can make it a...

 2019-11-15 14:45 

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Scientists retrieve genetic materials from 1.9-mln-yr-old giant ape fossil...

Chinese and Danish scientists have successfully retrieved genetic materials from a 1.9-million-year-old fossil of Gigantopithecus blacki, a species of great ape....

 2019-11-15 14:32 

China Post

Audio fingerprinting: The secrets of sand begin to emerge...

Say you're at the beach. Among the cacophony of sounds, like people enjoying the sun and the ocean, it turns out the sand is humming quietly in the background too. And the sound it makes reveals where it comes from. That's according to a recent st...

 2019-11-15 14:31 

China Post

Bach meets techno: DJ Marc Romboy gives the Baroque composer an electronic update...

Popular electronic music comes in all shapes, sizes and forms — from ambient rhythms designed for chilling out on a lazy Sunday afternoon to techno club sounds beating faster than a ravenous cheetah's heart in the night. But classical music rare...

 2019-11-15 14:31 

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Backlash grows after shocking violence...

A series of attacks on ordinary residents in Hong Kong, including an arson attack on a senior citizen on Monday, has sparked public outrage at radical protesters who vented their ire on people not agreeing with their actions....

 2019-11-15 14:31 

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Premier urges authorities to seize program opportunities...

Premier Li Keqiang has urged local authorities to move forward with the construction of major programs to promote effective investment and industrial upgrading as part of broader measures to shore up economic growth....

 2019-11-15 14:31 

China Post

Play the 360 app and experience German World Heritage Sites...

Luther searches Wartburg Castle for his translation of the New Testament. A wounded seal was reported in the Wadden Sea. And there is also something wrong in Bamberg: The famous horseman statue in the cathedral has disappeared! Was it stolen? With a littl...

 2019-11-15 14:31 

China Post

Star Wars spinoff helps Disney play catch-up with Netflix...

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday launched its Disney+ video streaming platform in the US and Canada, in an attempt to recoup ground lost to Netflix. In doing so, the entertainment giant also takes on Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and even Hulu — a strea...

 2019-11-15 14:31 

China Post

Is the cruise ship business at a turning point?...

It was the show of a new era: The cruise ship MSC Grandiosa was christened on Hamburg's Elbe promenade in front of thousands of onlookers. As at the Hamburg Cruise Days in September, light artist Michael Batz bathed the Hafencity in deep blue again on...

 2019-11-15 14:31 

China Post

Why Germany needs more international students...

There are 2.87 million university students in Germany, and around 1 in 10 comes from abroad. The president of the German Academic Exchange Servie (DAAD), Margret Wintermantel, is satisfied with these figures. "The cross-border mobility of students, sc...

 2019-11-15 14:31 

China Post

Bolivia: Interim president bars Morales from new elections...

Bolivia's interim president said on Thursday the country's former leader, Evo Morales, cannot run in any prospective elections. Jeanine Anez, a Senate deputy leader who claimed the presidency earlier this week, told a news conference: "Evo Mor...

 2019-11-15 14:30 

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Weapons stolen from gov't building in Stockholm: report...

A cache of guns and ammunition was stolen from a key government building in Stockholm, Swedish news SVT reported on Thursday.A total of six Glock 17 semi-automatic pistols and 300 cartridges were reported missing from a weapons cabinet in the Rosenbad bui...

 2019-11-15 14:30 

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Xi meets Ramaphosa to advance China-South Africa ties...

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, expressing China's readiness to work with South Africa to maintain and develop the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership....

 2019-11-15 14:30 

South China Morning Post

China says US Congress body is 'full of prejudice' as report calls for Hong Kong's special status to be suspended if troops are sent in...

China insisted it would protect its sovereignty and national integrity after a US congressional body called for Hong Kong's special status to be suspended if military forces are deployed in the city to quell the ongoing protests.The US-China Economic ...

 2019-11-15 14:28 

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HKSAR gov't dismisses curfew rumors...

The government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Thursday dismissed rumors concerning the implementation of curfew in Hong Kong over the weekend....

 2019-11-15 14:19 

China Post

Egypt boasts biggest ancient mummy find in over a century...

Egypt boasts biggest ancient mummy find in over a century The China Post...

 2019-11-15 14:19 

China Post

R.I.P.: German funeral rites and practices...

Deciding on an urn or casket, signing a contract for grave plot maintenance, selecting funeral speeches, organizing the memorial service, sending out obituaries individually or getting them printed in the newspaper: The bereaved have a lot to decide and t...

 2019-11-15 14:19 

China Post

Voyager: Two NASA spacecraft on tour...

Voyager: Two NASA spacecraft on tour The China Post...

 2019-11-15 14:13 

Central News Agency

Workers of bankrupt Chunghwa Picture Tubes rally at parent company...

Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) Nearly 700 people who worked for flat panel supplier Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT) before it declared bankruptcy in September protested outside CPT's parent company Friday, demanding back pay owed to them....

 2019-11-15 14:13 

Central News Agency

Arianespace to launch Taiwan-developed satellite Triton in 2021...

Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) A locally developed weather satellite is expected to be launched by France-based Arianespace in 2021, a source said Friday....

 2019-11-15 14:07 

China Post

No. 4 Alabama aims to rebound against Mississippi State...

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State is catching Alabama on the rebound, for better or worse. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide visits the Bulldogs Saturday seeking to bounce back from a loss that dealt a blow to the team's Southeastern Confe...

 2019-11-15 14:07 

China Post

Bloomberg pouring $100M in anti-Trump ad campaign...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is deciding whether to launch a Democratic presidential bid, is pouring $100 million into an online advertising campaign attacking President Donald Trump. The campaign, which targets voters...

 2019-11-15 14:07 

China Post

US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their shopping last month, spending more online and buying more cars, evidence that consumers can still drive the economy's growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.3% in October...

 2019-11-15 14:05 

Ecns.cn

Two giant pandas born in Belgium given official names...

The two giant pandas born on Aug. 8, 2019 in the Belgian zoo of Pairi Daiza were given official names on Thursday during a ceremony marking their 100-day celebration....

 2019-11-15 14:05 

China Post

Suspect in 'Potomac River Rapist' cold case arrested...

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Genealogy websites and a cheek swab enabled U.S. Marshals to arrest a man suspected of being the "Potomac River Rapist," who terrorized the nation's capital in the 1990s. News outlets report 60-year-old Giles Daniel W...

 2019-11-15 14:04 

Ecns.cn

Herder focus of hunt for plague source...

Health authorities in China are hunting down the source of a rare but fatal form of plague that infected a herding couple from the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and are stepping up monitoring efforts in affected areas to curb the possible spread of the...

 2019-11-15 14:04 

Ecns.cn

Microsoft unveils its dual-screen devices...

Microsoft Corp unveiled its dual-screen devices in China on Thursday, as its Surface series of products posted "strong" double-digit growth in the nation's commercial PC market....

 2019-11-15 14:03 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) (Premier12) S. Korea beats Mexico to qualify for 2020 Olympic baseball tournament...

(ATTN: CHANGES lead; ADDS details throughout)By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- A ......

 2019-11-15 14:03 

China Post

AP Photos: Hong Kong protesters resort to medieval weapons...

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters, including student, who barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong's universities have tried to turn the campuses into armed camps, resorting to medieval weapons to stop police from entering the grounds. Their weapons inc...

 2019-11-15 14:03 

China Post

Congo's president hopes Ebola outbreak will end this year...

BERLIN (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi says he's hopeful the Ebola outbreak in his country will end in the coming weeks. Tshisekedi said Friday a few cases of the deadly contagious disease remain in the eastern province of Ituri bu...

 2019-11-15 14:03 

China Post

Police: Bloody carpet found in missing Missouri woman's home...

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man who is charged with evidence tampering in the disappearance of his wife was spotted on video purchasing cleaning products and bleach-soaked bloody carpeting was found in the couple's home, police ...

 2019-11-15 14:02 

China Post

Shift Living in the Digital Age...

Shift Living in the Digital Age The China Post...

 2019-11-15 14:02 

China Post

Chileans agree to replace dictatorship-era constitution...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's most important political parties have agreed to call for a new constitution to replace one impose by a military dictatorship almost 40 years ago. It's a move that follows a month of turbulent protests in the st...

 2019-11-15 14:02 

China Post

Differences in personality: What psychiatrists can learn from mice to treat depression...

For the experiment, a research team around neurobiologist Alon Chen observed mice that had been placed in groups and left to wander around freely. By examining the rodents' interactions over the course of a few days, the scientists were able to identi...

 2019-11-15 14:02 

China Post

German writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger: Still restless at 90...

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a passionate smoker. He has that in common with former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Above all, however, he is one of the most important intellectuals in Germany. For more than 65 years, he has provided the international li...

 2019-11-15 14:02 

China Post

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour...

GUANTANAMO, Cuba (AP) — President Miguel Daz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his Cabi...

 2019-11-15 14:01 

China Post

Offenbach, part one...

This hour, we have selections from an Offenbach festival in Cologne. A brilliant composer of musical satire with a delightful gift for melody, he was also a famous cellist — and he wrote sacred and romantic music as well. We'll sample all of tho...

 2019-11-15 13:57 

Ecns.cn

Lippi resignation sheds light on Chinese football problems...

Following China's 2-1 defeat to Syria in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Thursday, Marcello Lippi announced his resignation as the head coach of China's national football team....

 2019-11-15 13:55 

Ecns.cn

Senior worker dies in hospital after hit in head by brick thrown by Hong Kong rioter...

A senior sanitation worker in Hong Kong died in hospital late Thursday after being hit in his head by one of the bricks hurled by rioters....

 2019-11-15 13:55 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Court rules in favor of singer banned from visiting S. Korea...

(ATTN: ADDS details in 7th para) SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- An appeals court on Friday r......

 2019-11-15 13:52 

Ecns.cn

At least 2 students killed by teen shooter in Southern California school shooting...

At least two students were killed and three injured following a shooting Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Southern California, local authorities said....

 2019-11-15 13:50 

Ecns.cn

Hong Kong lawyer groups condemn arson on court building...

Lawyer groups in Hong Kong on Thursday voiced strong condemnation over the arson on the Shatin Law Courts Building Wednesday evening, saying it was an attack on judicial authority....

 2019-11-15 13:47 

Ecns.cn

China to launch nationwide vaccine tracking system next year...

China is expected to launch its nationwide vaccine tracking system in March next year, an official said Thursday....

 2019-11-15 13:44 

Yonhap News

(Premier12) Starter struggles, bullpen takes care of rest for S. Korea in key win...

By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea enjoyed a 7-3 victory over Mexico o......

 2019-11-15 13:44 

Ecns.cn

HRSAR gov't announces appointment of special constables to enhance police manpower...

HKSAR said on Thursday that the Commissioner of Police has appointed a batch of officers of the Correctional Services Department as special constables to enhance manpower of the police amid worsening social unrest....

 2019-11-15 13:40 

Yonhap News

(Premier12) S. Korean offense comes alive in one massive inning vs. Mexico...

By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- For a while there on Friday, it looked as thoug......

 2019-11-15 13:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Japan, S. Korean envoys, execs discuss ways to cool tensions:The Asahi Shimbun...

Officials and business leaders from Japan and South Korea have met in Tokyo seeking to cool a flare...

 2019-11-15 13:37 

Ecns.cn

FDA approves drug made by China's BeiGene to treat rare form of lymphoma...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday approved BeiGene Ltd's zanubrutinib (Brukinsa) capsules for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in adults who have received at least one prior therapy....

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