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 2019-12-09 15:04 

China Post

Golden snubs and surprises, including little 'Cats' love...

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But others were shocks, like Lupita Nyong'o not getting a nomination for "Us." Other notable snubs and surprises: ...

 2019-12-09 15:04 

China Post

Should private jets be banned to spare the climate?...

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg may have traveled to the United Nations global climate meeting by boat and train, but many of the delegates will be relying on carbon-intensive flights to get to Madrid. And for some of the more higher-profile parti...

 2019-12-09 15:04 

China Post

Climate change: Thousands form a human chain in Brussels...

Some 2,400 people in Brussels held hands on Sunday to form a human chain as part of demands for tougher measures to combat climate change. The peaceful demonstration came duringthe UN's climate conference in Madrid, where policymakers are gathering to...

 2019-12-09 15:04 

China Post

Vandals damage cars in Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vandals slashed the tires of over 160 vehicles and sprayed slogans such as "Arabs=enemies" in a Palestinian neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, Israeli police said Monday. Elsewhere, Palestinian residents of the ...

 2019-12-09 15:04 

China Post

650 House seats, 3 days to go: the UK election in....

LONDON (AP) — There are just three days to go until Britons vote in an election that will determine not only who governs the U.K., but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union As the parties scramble to secure ...

 2019-12-09 15:03 

China Post

Wisconsin Guard leader to make changes after assault probe...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Wisconsin National Guard said Monday that he intends to implement all recommendations made following an investigation into multiple reports of sexual assault and harassment. Major General Don Dunbar was briefed S...

 2019-12-09 15:03 

China Post

SIPRI: Weapons boom shows no signs of slowing...

The world's 100 largest weapons producers and military contractors saw another boost in global sales last year, with total sales of $420 billion (379 billion) — some 4.6% higher than in 2017. 2018 sales were even a whole 47% above those of 2002,...

 2019-12-09 15:03 

China Post

Finland: Sanna Marin to become world's youngest prime minister...

The Social Democrats in Finland elected deputy leader Sanna Marin as their candidate for the post of prime minister on Sunday. Aged 34, Marin would be the Nordic nation's youngest ever leader if confirmed by parliament in a vote likely to occur next w...

 2019-12-09 15:03 

China Post

Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported...

ROME (AP) — An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church. Mayors of towns in the area near the Appennine mountains kn...

 2019-12-09 15:00 

Ecns.cn

Former CBA player Ji Zhe never leaves beloved basketball...

A 51-numbered T-shirt was put on the back of every seat inside the 18,000-capacity Wukesong, the basketball venue of the 2008 Olympics located in western Beijing....

 2019-12-09 14:59 

South China Morning Post

US warplanes on Beijing's radar in South China Sea, American air force chiefs say...

The US Air Force's frequent activities over the South China Sea might not attract the same attention as the US Navy's but they still played an important role in negotiations with China, according to American air force officers.General Charles Brow...

 2019-12-09 14:55 

Central News Agency

Taiwan donates US$550,000 to APEC for regional economic integration...

Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 9 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday donated US$550,000 to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to support the forum's initiatives in advancing economic integration and sustainable growth across the region, according to the nation's...

 2019-12-09 14:55 

Central News Agency

Taiwan exports end 2-month falling streak in November (update)...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's exports rose more than 3 percent from a year earlier in November, breaking a two-month downward streak, as Taiwanese companies raised their local production in a bid to avoid the impact of trade friction between the Unite...

 2019-12-09 14:55 

Central News Agency

French TV show host lauds Liuqiu Island's reusuable cups...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) A French TV show host who recently visited Liuqiu, a coral island off the coast of eastern Taiwan's Pingtung County, praised the reusable cups offered by the island's cup-sharing program as well as its other eco-friendly schem...

 2019-12-09 14:46 

Ecns.cn

Best season for bird-watching in Qingdao...

Avid bird-watchers can now head to East China's Qingdao, Shandong province, to check out the stunning view of thousands of birds soaring in the sky....

 2019-12-09 14:37 

South China Morning Post

Russian TV production echoes China's line on Hong Kong protests...

A Russian government-funded television network has echoed Chinese state media claims of foreign interference in Hong Kong's anti-government protests, airing an English-language documentary accusing US officials of "open collusion" with demonst...

 2019-12-09 14:36 

Ecns.cn

East leads local GDP race...

Total GDP of China's top 100 counties is estimated at 8.9 trillion yuan ($1.27 trillion) in 2019, according to rankings of China's top 100 counties released by Beijing-based China Academy of Information and Communications Technology on Nov 13....

 2019-12-09 14:36 

Ecns.cn

Politicians around world decry U.S. law...

Efforts made by any country to safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity should be supported and respected, foreign politicians said....

 2019-12-09 14:36 

Ecns.cn

Keep Chinese simplified, schools told...

Schools should use standard, simplified Chinese in teaching, based on relevant laws, the Ministry of Education said recently, playing down concerns that the use of simplified Chinese is detrimental to preserving cultural heritage....

 2019-12-09 14:36 

Ecns.cn

Body for Belt, Road lawyers launched...

The Belt and Road International Lawyers Association was launched by the All China Lawyers Association in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Sunday to promote legal cooperation among countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative....

 2019-12-09 14:36 

Ecns.cn

Snow leopard spotted in panda's core habitat...

Infrared cameras have captured images and videos of a snow leopard in the Wolong National Nature Reserve, the reserve's management authorities said....

 2019-12-09 14:36 

Ecns.cn

China greenlights majority shares for foreign firms in insurance JVs...

Foreign firms can now hold more than half of the shares in joint-venture life insurance companies operating in China, according to a revised regulation unveiled Friday to facilitate foreign entry into China's insurance market....

 2019-12-09 14:36 

Ecns.cn

Tibetan girl pursues football dream in boy's team in Tianjin...

On a football field in Tianjin, a petite Tibetan girl playing in a boy's team received a cross from a teammate, controled it and sent the ball flying into the net....

 2019-12-09 14:34 

China Post

Microplastics: Airing my dirty (nappy) laundry in public...

The musical octopus holds his attention just long enough to get the job done. The diaper is changed. In my baby's first year, I've done this more than 2,500 times. But unlike many parents in western, industrialized countries, I won't throw the...

 2019-12-09 14:34 

China Post

Only for children? What's missing in 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit'...

Anna (Riva Krymalowski) is on the verge of tears. Her parents will only allow her to take one single stuffed toy with her to Switzerland. Should she pick her beloved pink rabbit or her oldest stuffed animal, the one she's had since her earliest childh...

 2019-12-09 14:34 

China Post

Filmmaker Caroline Link on directing 'When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit'...

Caroline Link is one of Germany's most successful film directors and is known for great storytelling. Her debut film, Beyond Silence (1996), about the daughter of a deaf couple who falls in love with music, received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreig...

 2019-12-09 14:33 

China Post

Cleaning up Brazil's waste management...

Project goal: The project ProteGEEr supports the implementation of a national waste policy in Brazil. The project takes into account opportunities for climate protection through climate-friendly technologies and capacity development. Project Implementatio...

 2019-12-09 14:33 

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...

 2019-12-09 14:33 

China Post

Africa, human rights top EU foreign ministers' list...

Foreign ministers from the European Union's member states met on Monday in Brussels, the first gathering under the leadership of the bloc's new chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, to discuss current international developments and review the EU's fo...

 2019-12-09 14:33 

Ecns.cn

Xinjiang, an emerging investment hotspot...

Rich in resources but remote, Xinjiang in China's far west has become a magnet for investors for its unique position on the Silk Road....

 2019-12-09 14:33 

South China Morning Post

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Hong Kong protests: petrol bomb attacks on city's courts widely condemned with those responsible branded 'criminals not genuine protesters'...

There was universal condemnation on Monday of arson and vandalism by anti-government protesters targeting Hong Kong's judiciary, with the city's top body of barristers denouncing those responsible as "not genuine protesters but criminals"....

 2019-12-09 14:31 

Ecns.cn

X-rayed Xinjiang Aksu apple wins heart of picky foodies...

Apple harvest season has once again put Aksu Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in the spotlight....

 2019-12-09 14:27 

Ecns.cn

Parade held to celebrate 20th anniversary of Macao's return to motherland...

Performers interact with spectators during the Macao International Parade in Macao, south China, Dec. 8, 2019. The parade was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland....

 2019-12-09 14:25 

Ecns.cn

China's 36th Antarctic expedition team conducts observations, researches in Prydz Bay...

Team members of China's 36th Antarctic expedition conducted multidisciplinary observations and researches in Antarctica's Prydz Bay from Dec. 3, to Dec. 7....

 2019-12-09 14:20 

Ecns.cn

Ancient fossils clarify evolution of mammalian hearing...

Researchers have discovered ancient fossils of a new Cretaceous mammal species in northeast China's Liaoning Province, finding a missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle of mammalian hearing evolution....

 2019-12-09 14:17 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Modi's new citizenship law ruling out Muslim migrants sparks fear, panic and protests in India...

India's parliament is set to approve legislation preventing Muslim migrants from neighbouring countries from receiving citizenship the next step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hardline Hindu nationalist programme and one that is seen to go agai...

 2019-12-09 14:16 

Ecns.cn

Chinese navy ship Weifang docked in Kenya...

The missile frigate Weifang from the 33rd escort fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy arrived at the port of Mombasa, Kenya for technical docking Sunday morning....

 2019-12-09 14:16 

China Post

Concert Hour visits the Beethoven Week...

Concert Hour is your ticket to the German classical music festival scene. From the Schwetzingen Festival to the Bayreuth Festival, the Bachfest in Leipzig and the Beethovenfest in Bonn, we have the picks of the season: two hours of music renewed every two...

 2019-12-09 14:15 

China Post

Phages: Bacterial eaters from Georgia to fight antibiotic resistance...

Tanja Diederen lives near Maastricht in the Netherlands. She has been suffering from Hidradenitis suppurativa for 30 years. Its a chronic skin disease in which the hair roots are inflamed under pain — often around the armpits and on the chest. 3,900...

 2019-12-09 14:15 

China Post

Four in five teens do not exercise enough: WHO...

Teenagers worldwide do not get enough exercise, compromising their current and future health, the World Health Organization said Friday. The study conducted by the UN health agency found 81% of adolescents aged between 11 and 17 fail to get at least one h...

 2019-12-09 14:08 

Yonhap News

'Parasite' earns three Golden Globe nominations...

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's black comedy...

 2019-12-09 14:07 

Ecns.cn

Rioters set fire outside courts, vandalize shops in Hong Kong...

Violent acts were seen during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Sunday as rioters set fire outside two Hong Kong courts and vandalized shops....

 2019-12-09 14:06 

Ecns.cn

Anxious relatives, friends search for missing ones in horrific Delhi building fire...

Crowds swelled outside a narrow lane at congested Anaj Mandi locality on Rani Jhansi Road in New Delhi since Sunday morning....

 2019-12-09 14:03 

China Post

Beyonc, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo up for Globes...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyonc, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 2020 show on Mond...

 2019-12-09 14:03 

China Post

DW News Asia with Melissa Chan, 9 December 2019...
 2019-12-09 14:03 

China Post

Hair extensions from natural fibers...
 2019-12-09 14:03 

China Post

Partial list of the Golden Globe nominations...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards: Best motion picture, drama: "The Irishman"; "Marriage Story"; "1917"; "Joker"; "The Two Popes." Best motion picture, musical or comedy: &...

 2019-12-09 14:03 

China Post

Now 103: Kirk Douglas has lived the American Dream...

Wait, he's still alive? That's often the first reaction when Douglas' name comes up. Yes, he certainly is. Which is in itself a miracle, considering the many accidents he's survived over the years on set, as well as a helicopter crash and ...

 2019-12-09 14:03 

China Post

Flight shame: Climate-conscious migrants face environmental dilemma...

When German teenager Jennifer Asamoah told her mother she wouldn't fly to Ghana for her half-sister's wedding last year, she wasn't being obstinate. She was trying to save the planet. "I missed one of the most important days of her life be...

 2019-12-09 14:03 

China Post

UK election: What would Jeremy Corbyn's foreign policy look like?...

All things considered, Labour's election prospects are not looking terribly bright. They're lagging behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives in the polls (granted, they've been wrong before), the party's economic plans are s...

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