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 2021-04-22 00:24 

Ecns.cn

Hong Kong youngsters look to mainland GBA cities for career...

With the local job market under great pressure due to a sluggish economy hit hard by pandemic, more young people in Hong Kong have turned to mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to realize their ambitions and dreams....

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

Scherzer's 9 K's, Avila RBI double lift Nats past Cards 1-0...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind that topped 30 mph and sent napkins twirling around Nationals Park rippled Max Scherzer's white jersey and dried out his hands. His forearm was a little sore from trying to grip the baseball hard enough to control where it...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

Washington House approves new tax on capital gains...

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new tax on capital gains would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000 under a measure approved Wednesday by the Washington House. The measure passed on a 52-46 vote after nearly two hours of debate i...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

Mexico plans 17 shelters for children on southern border...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Wednesday it is planning to set up 17 shelters for underage migrants along the country's southern border, as well as some along the northern border with the United States, amid a wave of child migrants coming from ...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

Medical marijuana legal in Utah, but not always affordable...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Pain left from oil-field work defeated traditional pain pills and dominated William Adams' life — until he tried medical marijuana. But even as he began venturing outside his home for the first time in years, Adams di...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

DA: No charges against officer in Tennessee school shooting...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The police officer who shot and killed a student in a Tennessee high school will not face criminal charges, a district attorney announced Wednesday. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen said she determined the s...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

California AG nominee promises action on police misconduct...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's nominee for state attorney general on Wednesday promised to hold police accountable for misconduct, as lawmakers offered veiled criticism of his predecessor who is now in the Biden administration. Assemblym...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

Florida's governor sued over new 'anti-riot' law...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A social justice group has filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others two days after the Republican signed a bill to create tougher penalties for people who participate in violent protests. The nonprofit group ...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

Rockets' Brown recovering in Houston after assault in Miami...

HOUSTON (AP) — Rockets guard Sterling Brown is back in Houston recovering from injuries sustained when he was assaulted outside a strip club in Miami early Monday morning. "He's recovering," coach Stephen Silas said. "He was assaulte...

 2021-04-22 00:21 

China Post

Garca's 3-run homer in 8th sends Rangers past Angels 7-4...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Adolis Garca hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a late two-run deficit for a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Nate Lowe also homered immediately after ...

 2021-04-22 00:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Son Heung-min scores 15th league goal of season to break personal best...

Son Heung-min scored his 15th league goal of the 2020-21 season on Wednesday against Southampton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, setting a new personal best for the most goals scored in a single Premier League season....

 2021-04-22 00:19 

Nikkei Asian Review

Car bomb kills 4 at Chinese ambassador's hotel in Pakistan...

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) -- A car bomb blast late on Wednesday ripped through a luxury hotel's parking area in the southwestern Pakistani city...

 2021-04-22 00:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong facing critical moment in seizing Greater Bay Area opportunities, warns trading tycoon...

Hong Kong cannot afford to miss the opportunities offered by the Greater Bay Area development and must re-establish the city's lost position as the business centre for overseas Chinese, leading businessman Victor Fung Kwok-king has told the Post. The ...

 2021-04-21 23:48 

Yonhap News

Samsung SDS swings to black in Q1...

SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Samsung SDS Co. on Thursday reported its first-quarter net inc......

 2021-04-21 23:47 

Ecns.cn

Putin delivers annual State of the Nation address...

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the Federal Assembly, or the State of the Nation address, in Moscow on Wedn...

 2021-04-21 23:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

F-15 pricey upgrade puts thorn in side of Japan-US alliance...

TOKYO -- The U.S. and Japan showcased the strength and unity of their alliance during last week's summit, but one particular sentence in the join...

 2021-04-21 23:23 

Nikkei Asian Review

China bill boosts US diplomatic, military presence in Indo-Pacific...

NEW YORK -- Democrats and Republicans may still squabble over the nitty-gritty, but on the urgency to have a comprehensive U.S. strategy to count...

 2021-04-21 23:23 

South China Morning Post

In first, Perseverance Mars rover makes oxygen on another planet...

Nasa's Perseverance rover keeps making history.The six-wheeled robot has converted some carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into oxygen, the first time this has happened on another planet, the space agency said Wednesday."This is a critical...

 2021-04-21 23:21 

China Post

US takes new aim at ransomware after costly year for attacks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is taking new aim at ransomware after a year that officials say was the costliest on record for the crippling cyberattacks. Formation of a task force of FBI agents and Justice Department prosecutors is an ack...

 2021-04-21 23:21 

China Post

Former big league player, coach Tom Robson dead at age 75...

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Former major league player and coach Tom Robson has died. He was 75. Robson died of natural causes on Tuesday at Memory Care Facility in Chandler, Arizona, New York Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Wednesday. Taken by the Mets ...

 2021-04-21 23:21 

China Post

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation's policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden's admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death is "not enough" for a na...

 2021-04-21 23:21 

China Post

Suspect in Iowa trooper's death taken from hospital to jail...

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of an Iowa State Patrol trooper was released from a hospital Wednesday and transported to jail, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said. Michael Lang, 41, of Grundy Center, had been re...

 2021-04-21 23:21 

China Post

EXPLAINER: Training limits officer's choice for deadly force...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The second-guessing of a Columbus police officer who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl Tuesday as she swung a knife toward another girl began just seconds after the last shot, as bystanders demanded to know why the officer had...

 2021-04-21 23:21 

China Post

Gomber lifts Rockies 6-3, Astros' 9th loss in 10 games...

DENVER (AP) — Austin Gomber got his first victory for the Colorado Rockies, allowing two hits over six innings to beat the Astros 6-3 on a wintry Wednesday afternoon and send Houston to its ninth loss in 10 games. It was 34 degrees at first pitch an...

 2021-04-21 23:21 

China Post

Padres RHP Lamet exits comeback start with forearm tightness...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet left his season debut Wednesday after two scoreless innings due to right forearm tightness. Lamet appeared to be pitching well against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out four after a single to sta...

 2021-04-21 23:20 

China Post

Vegas links COVID-19 plan, vaccinations; variants up in Reno...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawmakers in Las Vegas are linking plans to fully lift distancing restrictions beginning May 1 with vaccination rates in the state's key tourism region, while Reno-area businesses could soon have no capacity limits and voluntary...

 2021-04-21 23:20 

China Post

Former star safety T.J. Ward announces retirement from NFL...

T.J. Ward, the walk-on at Oregon who became a key part of Denver's famed "No Fly Zone" secondary that helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50, officially announced his retirement on Wednesday. Ward played eight seasons in the NFL, earning All-Roo...

 2021-04-21 23:20 

China Post

Biden pushes for momentum as US returns to climate fight...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a global summit Thursday aimed at rallying the world's worst polluters to move faster against climate...

 2021-04-21 23:15 

China Post

Ex-Arizona official gets more prison time in adoption scheme...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Arizona politician could serve up to 15 years in prison for operating an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands after he was given his third sentence Wednesday in Utah. Paul Petersen had alre...

 2021-04-21 23:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Backlash to Japan's Fukushima waste water plan quietens as South Korea, China assess the real cost...

After rebuking Japan last week over its plan to discharge contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean and threatening to petition an international court, South Korea's Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong seemed to strike a m...

 2021-04-21 23:06 

The Mainichi

Greta Thunberg docuseries amplifies her climate change fight...
 2021-04-21 23:06 

The Mainichi

New mite species named 'twitter' discovered via tweet in Japan...
 2021-04-21 23:06 

The Mainichi

A 'Romeo and Juliet' movie that celebrates theatrical roots...
 2021-04-21 23:06 

The Mainichi

Stocks end higher on Wall Street after a day of steady gains...
 2021-04-21 23:06 

The Mainichi

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in Japan double in a week...
 2021-04-21 23:06 

The Mainichi

Bad offshore weather delays SpaceX crew launch until Friday...
 2021-04-21 23:06 

The Mainichi

Japanese woman assaulted in US reflects on anti-Asian hate crime spike: interview 2021/4/22...
 2021-04-21 23:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

As Hong Kong enters university exam season during pandemic, students fret over sudden lockdown orders and officials set up special rooms at quarantine camp...

Hong Kong's secondary schools are preparing to hold university entrance exams this week amid Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, with at least two students set to take the tests at government quarantine facilities under new arrangements.Some students admi...

 2021-04-21 22:51 

South China Morning Post

George Floyd murder: Joe Biden thinks bar is too high for convicting violent police officers...

US President Joe Biden thinks "the bar is too high" for convicting violent police officers and will use his speech to Congress next week to push for reform, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday."He believes the bar for convicting officers is too hi...

 2021-04-21 22:47 

NHK

Rallies across Russia demand Navalny's release...

Large-scale protests were held across Russia on Wednesday, demanding the release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, despite President Vladimir Putin's rejection of such calls from the West....

 2021-04-21 22:45 

Ecns.cn

Chinese health official stresses preventing COVID-19 import...

A Chinese health official Wednesday called for continuous efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 through imported cases as the number of patients around the globe keeps rising....

 2021-04-21 22:45 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Why job creation won't solve Hong Kong's unemployment problem...

Rising unemployment has been roiling Hong Kong's economy since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung revealed that about 35,500 young people were jobless between December last year and February this...

 2021-04-21 22:33 

Japan Times

Suga to make decision on fresh virus emergency 'this week'...

If adopted in all four requesting prefectures — Tokyo, Kyoto, Hyogo and Osaka — the emergency measures would cover close to a quarter of Japan's ......

 2021-04-21 22:27 

Nikkei Asian Review

F-15 upgrade's price creep puts thorn in side of Japan-US alliance...

TOKYO -- The U.S. and Japan showcased the strength and unity of their alliance during last week's summit, but one particular sentence in the join...

 2021-04-21 22:24 

Ecns.cn

WeSay: Asian Americans still struggling...

From "I have a dream" to "I can't breathe," it takes African Americans 57 years to "catch a breath" with the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. If the conviction is a "step forward," then do not i...

 2021-04-21 22:21 

China Post

California governor declares drought emergency in 2 counties...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing in the dry, cracked bottom of what should have been a more watery Lake Mendocino, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency executive order Wednesday in two Northern California counties in response to drought conditi...

 2021-04-21 22:21 

China Post

Knapp's 9th-inning single leads Phillies past Giants 6-5...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew Knapp hit the winning single in the ninth inning, Bryce Harper hit a tying solo homer in the seventh and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Wednesday. Harper walked off Wandy Peralta (2-1) to op...

 2021-04-21 22:21 

China Post

Pirates top Tigers 3-2 in doubleheader opener...

DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched five solid innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates took the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday, 3-2 over the Detroit Tigers. Pittsburgh scored all runs in the fourth inning after Michael Fulmer (1-1) retired the...

 2021-04-21 22:21 

China Post

Nearly 1,500 reported arrested at Navalny rallies in Russia...

MOSCOW (AP) — Police arrested nearly 1,500 people Wednesday during a day of demonstrations throughout Russia calling for freedom for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose health reportedly is in severe decline after three weeks of hunge...

 2021-04-21 22:20 

China Post

Catholic officials halt activity in Haiti for 9 kidnapped...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Roman Catholic institutions including schools and universities closed Wednesday across Haiti in a three-day protest to demand the release of five priests, two nuns and two other people kidnapped more than a week ago amid...

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