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 2019-11-13 01:35 

China Post

Kris Kristofferson gives surprise performance at Fargo bar...

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kris Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter9;s tour bus. Kristofferson stopped at Dempsey's Public House in do...

 2019-11-13 01:31 

China Post

In the Balkans, locals fight to save their wild flowing rivers from hydropower...

The River Bukovica in northern Montenegro is so clean you can plunge a cup into its icy cold water and drink. It's not just the heart of the surrounding communities, it's also home to the unique endemic brown trout species, and the Bukovica flower...

 2019-11-13 01:31 

China Post

Fighting fire in Brazil's Cerrado...

Fighting fire in Brazil's Cerrado The China Post...

 2019-11-13 01:30 

China Post

Wolf Biermann: To call the Nazi era 'bird shit' is criminal...

"If you don't put yourself in danger, danger will kill you" was the slogan German singer-songwriter Wolf Biermann and Chinese author and dissident Liao Yiwu chose for their show at the Berliner Ensemble theater, held to commemorate the 30th an...

 2019-11-13 01:30 

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...

 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president...
 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Film eview: 'Ford v Ferrari' is a very pleasant (fast) ride...
 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Provocative Atlantic asks how civil war can be avoided...
 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Screening of Polanski movie to go ahead despite allegation...
 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain...
 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Tall order: Baby giraffe goes on display at western Japan amusement park...
 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth...
 2019-11-13 01:26 

The Mainichi

Tennis: Thiem beats Djokovic in 3 sets to advance at ATP Finals...
 2019-11-13 01:22 

South China Morning Post

World's first airport therapy pig hogs the limelight at San Francisco airport...

Pigs might not fly, but LiLou the therapy pig wants to make air travel less stressful.The five-year-old Juliana pig and her owner, Tatyana Danilova, are part of San Francisco International Airport's "Wag Brigade" a programme that brings therap...

 2019-11-13 01:19 

Yonhap News

Hyundai Mobis develops rear-autonomous emergency braking technology...

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea's biggest auto parts maker,......

 2019-11-13 01:17 

NHK

Ex-Cambodian opposition leader vows to fight on...

The former leader of Cambodia's largest opposition party says pressure is mounting against Prime Minister Hun Sen's authoritarian politics and that he is determined to keep fighting for democracy....

 2019-11-13 01:16 

China Post

Climate change reinforces inequalities even in developed countries...

As drought, flooding and fires lay claim to headlines and landscapes across the world, and as countries and cities grapple with the cost of it all, the highest price is already being paid — by those who are poor or marginalized. Such are the finding...

 2019-11-13 01:16 

China Post

Earth observation and citizen science — a match made in heaven...

Citizen science the first that comes to mind for some when they hear this might be something like counting insects or birds during an organization's annual drive for contributions. But at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington DC...

 2019-11-13 01:16 

China Post

Study showing Botswana as the origin of humans is under scrutiny...

The study pinpoints the Makgadikgadi-Okavango area of what is today northern Botswana as the origin of modern humans. The international team of scientists published their findings in the British scientific journal Nature. The scientists studied the matern...

 2019-11-13 01:15 

China Post

Offenbach, part two...

From a mosquito dance to a song sung by a mechanical doll to a grand duchess from a place that has never had a grand duchess: the music of Offenbach can be a lot of fun. There's also a serious side to it, as you'll discover this hour. Jacques Offe...

 2019-11-13 01:13 

Yonhap News

U.S. congressman calls for 'very tough' nuclear negotiations with N. Korea...

By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Af......

 2019-11-13 01:08 

Yonhap News

Car-sharing app SoCar begins 'pairing service'...

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean car-sharing app SoCar said Wednesday it has ki......

 2019-11-13 01:06 

Yonhap News

N. Korea's official paper highlights strong ties with Vietnam...

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's official newspaper highlighted strong and fr......

 2019-11-13 01:06 

Yonhap News

U.S. pressure expected to intensify on Seoul over GSOMIA this week...

By Oh Seok-min SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- The United States is expected to use a series ......

 2019-11-13 01:06 

RTHK News

Ip Kin-yuen says police action provokes 'hatred'...

Education-sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen said on Wednesday that the police decision to move on to the Chinese University campus in Sha Tin the previous day had made things worse. Protesters hurled scores of petrol bombs while police fired back with water can...

 2019-11-13 01:04 

Yonhap News

Hyundai takes WRC manufacturers' title this year...

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday its rally team has taken the W......

 2019-11-13 01:04 

China Post

USC campus left shaken by 9 student deaths since August...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first death occurred in late August, two days before classes began, when an incoming freshman was struck by a car while walking on a freeway near the University of Southern California. In the more than 2 months since, eight ot...

 2019-11-13 01:04 

China Post

Australian wildfires injure firefighters and destroy homes...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 50 homes were damaged or destroyed and 13 firefighters were injured overnight by catastrophic wildfires across Australia's most populous state before the emergency subsided on Wednesday, officials said. At po...

 2019-11-13 01:03 

China Post

Plenty of blame to go around following 49ers' 1st loss...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — There were plenty of culprits when it came down to the end of San Francisco's first loss of the season. There were the several dropped passes by the receivers, some poor decision-making and ball security from Jimmy Gar...

 2019-11-13 01:03 

China Post

GOP senators too busy, unwilling to view impeachment hearing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to watch on live TV Wednesday as the House kicks off public hearings on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Just don't expect many Republican senators to be among them, if a quick sampl...

 2019-11-13 01:03 

China Post

Bitou Cape abandoned barrack boasts new colorful look...

Located on the northeast coast in New Taipei City, the Bitou cape trail ( ) is known for its scenic sea view and mountain lines. An abandoned military barrack near the trail has been renovated by the Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administ...

 2019-11-13 01:03 

China Post

Alabama 5th in CFP committee rankings after loss to LSU...

Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee's second top 25. LSU replaced Ohio State as No. 1 after the Tigers won at Alabama...

 2019-11-13 01:03 

China Post

Thompson-Robinson big key to UCLA's second-half turnaround...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one typifies the peaks and valleys of UCLA's season better than Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The sophomore quarterback struggled with consistency and turnovers as the Bruins got off to a 1-5 start, but he has played his best d...

 2019-11-13 01:03 

China Post

Seahawks rely on stars to deliver biggest win of season...

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the Seahawks needed their stars to be great, they delivered. No matter how many different ways there are to break down the reasons behind Seattle's 27-24 overtime win over San Francisco, it came down to that simple fact...

 2019-11-13 01:01 

China Post

Is medicine for the flu coming?...

According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), about one billion people worldwide fall ill with influenza every year. In three to five million cases, the disease takes a severe course. Between 290,000 and 650,000 die as a result of the ass...

 2019-11-13 01:01 

China Post

Katy Perry to perform at World T20 final on Women's Day...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Katy Perry will perform before and after the Women's Twenty20 World Cup cricket final on International Women's Day as organizers bid to set a world record for attendance. Perry will perform March 8 at the Melbourn...

 2019-11-13 01:01 

China Post

Concussions an issue for elite rugby, but don't let that put you off playing...

The Rugby World Cup being held in Japan at the moment is still the third-biggest sporting event in the world after the Summer Olympics and the Football World Cup. Of course, football or soccer depending on where you live is still the world's most ubiq...

 2019-11-13 01:01 

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...

 2019-11-13 01:00 

China Post

Australia High Court agrees to hear final Cardinal George Pell appeal...

The High Court of Australia agreed Wednesday to hear a final appeal from Cardinal George Pell, who is hoping to overturn child sex abuse convictions. The 78-year-old is currently serving a six-year sentence for abusing two choirboys in the 1990s. Read mor...

 2019-11-13 01:00 

China Post

Acing it: Success of Nats, Astros puts attention on starters...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39 percent of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The trio triumphed, lifting the Nat...

 2019-11-13 01:00 

China Post

Chargers elevate game by practicing at Air Force Academy...

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The things Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler misses about growing up in Colorado: Mountains, all four seasons and being able to catch his breath after a long run. That thin air left him winded a few time...

 2019-11-13 01:00 

China Post

PG&E faces potential showdown over its bankruptcy plan...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is stepping up pressure on Pacific Gas & Electric to fork over billions more in cash to pay thousands of people who lost homes in wildfires that drove the utility into bankruptcy. The rising tensions...

 2019-11-13 01:00 

South China Morning Post

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From the Syrian civil war to Yemen to energy, China has a larger role to play in the Middle East...

On November 17, Saudi Aramco will launch what is likely to be the biggest IPO in history. Valuations of the Saudi oil giant, the world's most profitable company, vary by over US$1 trillion. This reflects both the continuing importance of oil to our gl...

 2019-11-13 00:58 

Japan Times

14-year-old boy confesses to slashing schoolgirl's throat in northeastern Japan attack...

A 14-year-old boy who was arrested for allegedly slashing an elementary school girl in Aomori Prefecture has admitted that he intended to kill her in ......

 2019-11-13 00:58 

Ecns.cn

Hong Kong stocks tepid after violence hammers markets...

Hong Kong stocks inched up slightly Tuesday, a day after recording their worst day in months as violence escalated in the city....

 2019-11-13 00:58 

Ecns.cn

President Xi Jinping visits Acropolis Museum in Greece...

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday visited the Acropolis Museum which sits at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, housing masterpiece sculptures of Greek antiquity....

 2019-11-13 00:58 

Nikkei Asian Review

Why moral outrage is scarce in China...

Decades of observing and visiting China have taught me that citizens who want to know what is happening in their country and beyond can be reasonably...

 2019-11-13 00:50 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Korea's jobless rate hits 6-year low in October, over 400,000 jobs created...

(ATTN: UPDATES with comments by finance minister and details in paras 5-6; CHANGES photo)B......

 2019-11-13 00:49 

RTHK News

Protesters set up barriers near Baptist University...

Protesters set up road blocks near Baptist University early on Wednesday, fanning out before 8am to put bricks on the road, and restore barricades that the authorities had just finished clearing away.Dozens of black-clad protesters could be seen in the ar...

 2019-11-13 00:47 

Yonhap News

Hyundai Heavy submits application for EU approval on Daewoo Shipbuilding takeover...

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, South Korea's leading ship......

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