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Asia-Pacific markets mixed; Cathay Pacific shares in Hong 2020-10-21 05:00:13Shares of Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong jumped 2.27% after the company on Wednesday announced that about 5,900 employees will be laid off as part of a r

National University of Singapore president: I do not 2020-10-21 01:42:58Tan Eng Chye, president of the National University of Singapore, has told CNBC that he does not foresee a return to pre-coronavirus learning.

A Biden win could be bullish for the 2020-10-20 21:25:57A win for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the U.S. election next month could prove to be bullish for the Chinese yuan, analysts said.

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as China keeps benchmark lending 2020-10-20 03:41:13China's latest one-year and five-year loan prime rates (LPRs) were left unchanged on Tuesday, in line with expectations from a majority of traders an

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as China reports third-quarter GDP 2020-10-19 04:33:27China's third-quarter GDP grew 4.9% as compared to a year ago, according to data released Monday by the country's National Bureau of Statistics.

Asia's growth will continue to depend on China 2020-10-19 02:31:39China might be looking more towards its domestic economy now, but its growth will continue to be crucial for the Asian region, analysts told CNBC.

Hong Kong and Singapore will form a 'travel 2020-10-19 01:18:44Leisure travelers can travel between the two cities without undergoing a quarantine, said Edward Yau, Hong Kong's secretary for commerce and economic

These are Citi's stock picks to buy — 2020-10-18 23:09:19Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly last month that his country aims to become carbon neutral by 2060

Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition could be targeted 2020-10-16 10:34:07China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) could get in the way Nvidia's Arm acquisition.

U.S. blocked Chinese purchase of San Diego fertility 2020-10-16 09:00:26The government action reveals previously unknown concerns about Chinese access to Americans' medical data stored in fertility clinics.

Protests in Thailand are a 'double whammy' for 2020-10-16 04:57:57Recent protests in Thailand will be a "double whammy" for growth in the country, which has already suffered a blow from the Covid-19 pandemic, analy

Expect a ‘dramatic fall’ in markets if U.S. 2020-10-16 04:26:20The founding partner of Mobius Capital Partners said markets "hate" uncertainty, and how much markets fall would depend on how long the election dis

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U.S. urges countries to withdraw from U.N. treaty New! 2020-10-21 21:54:05The United States is urging countries that have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support as the pact nears the 50 ratif

Nigerian activists created #EndSARS in 2017. Now, it's New! 2020-10-21 21:29:27The Twitter campaign resurfaced this month after a video circulated online showing a man being beaten, apparently by police officers of the Special An

Remains found in search for victims of 1921 New! 2020-10-21 19:43:58At least 10 bodies have been found in an unmarked mass grave during a search at a Tulsa cemetery for the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Mas

Nigerian forces kill 12 people peacefully protesting police New! 2020-10-21 17:52:59Amnesty International says Nigeria’s security forces have fired on two large gatherings of peaceful protesters, killing 12 people decrying polic

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary New! 2020-10-21 10:17:42'Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,' Pope Francis says in departure from previous pontiffs but in keeping

Today: Learning to play second fiddle New! 2020-10-21 08:00:18Sen. Kamala Harris has managed not to upstage her running mate, except when it comes to drawing President Trump's ire.

Barrett served as trustee at private school with New! 2020-10-21 07:49:11Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served on the board of private Christian schools that in effect barred admission to kids of same-sex parents.

A jailed Philippine activist is forced to attend New! 2020-10-21 06:00:11The death of Reina Mae Nasino's 3-month-old daughter, River, has sparked an uproar over President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on human rights defend

Despite tough talk on China, Trump spent years 2020-10-21 05:35:42President Trump spent a decade pursuing business projects in China, operating an office and maintaining a corporate bank account there, a report says.

Plastic recycling in South Korea was already in 2020-10-21 05:00:03The surge in plastic waste caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may push over the edge an already fragile ecosystem of recycling plastic, already strained

'Credible' signs that police fatally shot protesters in 2020-10-20 20:42:27Amnesty International said late Tuesday there is 'credible but disturbing evidence' that security forces in the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos have fa

Grand juror speaks after judge's ruling in Breonna 2020-10-20 20:35:43A grand juror who won a court fight to speak publicly about the Breonna Taylor investigation is taking issue with statements by Kentucky’s attor

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US to Sell Air-to-Ground Missiles to Taiwan New! 2020-10-21 22:29:22The State Department said it had agreed to sell 135 of the AGM-84H SLAM-ER missile

Trump, Harris Campaign in North Carolina 13 Days New! 2020-10-21 22:17:24Joe Biden’s North Carolina lead is within the margin of error; the state’s 15 electoral votes could help tip the balance for the eventual

Top US Diplomat Vows No Change on US New! 2020-10-21 22:00:31Statements by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo come amid calls by experts, diplomats for clarity on US position

US Designates 6 More China-based Propaganda Outlets as New! 2020-10-21 21:40:46Latest determination follows State Department’s actions on Feb. 18 and June 22, for a total of 15 Chinese outlets designated as foreign missions

Retired Taiwanese Military Brass Detained for Allegedly Passing New! 2020-10-21 21:17:30Taipei’s probe follows Chinese media reports of mainland crackdown on purported Taiwanese espionage network

Facebook Launches Dating Service in Europe New! 2020-10-21 21:10:03It’ll serve 32 European countries

Paraguay Seizes Record $500 Million Cocaine Haul Hidden New! 2020-10-21 20:45:30Paraguayan police said Tuesday, October 20, that they had seized a record 2.3 tons of cocaine at a private port near Asunción, with a market va

Iraq Discovers Remains of More Than 50 IS New! 2020-10-21 20:40:50Iraqi officials say they have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of dozens of people who appear to have been executed by Islamic State

Intelligence Agencies Say Iran, Russia Launch New Attacks New! 2020-10-21 20:15:48US intelligence officials accuse Tehran and Moscow of seeking to use voter registration data to “cause confusion, sow chaos,” and undermin

At Least 15 Killed in Afghan Stampede While New! 2020-10-21 19:52:25At least 15 people were killed in stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered near Pakistan's consulate Wednesday, October 21, as jostling broke out

Bullets Shatter Window of Journalist's Car in Kosovo New! 2020-10-21 16:57:08Shots fired at Shkumbin Kajtazi's parked car; attack was second this year against investigative reporter

France Pays Homage to Slain Teacher Even as Some New! 2020-10-21 16:16:48Seven face anti-terrorism judge in beheading of Samuel Paty for showing his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on secular values


Police arrest 6 alleged murderers of journalist in New! 2020-10-21 23:11:50Police have arrested six suspects over the murder of a journalist in Central Mamuju, West Sulawesi, that took place in August. “A joint force h

Think-tank condemns dismissal of Indonesian police general on New! 2020-10-21 23:10:00The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has raised concerns over the National Police’s recent dismissal of a one-star police general ba

Police mistakenly beat undercover cop during jobs law New! 2020-10-21 22:56:33A video showing Jambi riot police fighting among themselves after an undercover officer was mistaken for a protester and beaten by a fellow officer ha

Have US-China rivalry and Covid-19 tipped the balance New! 2020-10-21 22:30:07The deepening US-China rivalry, Asia’s superior handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, economic interventionism, and growing insecurity ar

Royalists gather across Thailand for 'protection' of monarchy New! 2020-10-21 21:40:00Royalists held simultaneous gatherings in different parts of the country on Wednesday in a bid to protect the monarchy.  Some 200 royalists, mos

Fastest food: The Thai street cooks who get New! 2020-10-21 20:38:06BANGKOK - Thai street food sellers have earned the nickname “CIA” for the intelligence that helps them reach protests not only before

Batam to test Covid-19 handling with border reopening, 2020-10-21 04:49:50In the next two months, the city of Batam in the Riau Islands is expecting two significant events that will test its ability to handle Covid-19. They

Drunk passenger in Thailand tries to kill her 2020-10-21 04:44:56A drunk woman tried to strangle a taxi driver with her bag’s strap, which led to a scuffle and landed them both in a canal in Nonthaburi. Polic

Strong winds break huge rock formation in Krabi's 2020-10-21 04:40:46Tourists are being warned to stay away from a rock in Krabi’s Koh Talu island that was split in half by strong waves. Prayoon Pongpan, chief of

5 South Koreans die after getting flu shots, 2020-10-21 03:38:11SEOUL - Five people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, authorities said, raising concerns over the vaccine’s saf

Gender-neutral school uniform collection, including a 'shirtskirt', launches 2020-10-20 22:46:01Taiwan has a reputation in East Asia as a leader on LGBT rights. Last year, it became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, and its L

Over 1,000 academics sign petition calling on Thai 2020-10-20 21:12:31As many as 1,118 academics have signed the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights’ petition demanding that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha step

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UAE government delegation heads to Israel for first 2020-10-20 09:07:57The first-ever official United Arab Emirates delegation to Israel set off on Tuesday after the two countries normalised ties last month under a US-bro

As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump 2020-10-20 05:06:10More than three years on, regional leaders are playing their diplomatic cards in support of an erratic but valuable partner in Washington as he seeks

Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found 2020-10-19 15:59:35Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, authorities said Monday. Archaeologists a

Covid-19 may inflict a decade of economic pain 2020-10-19 11:39:03

Saudi woman in Guinness book for world's largest 2020-10-19 10:33:27A Saudi Arabian artist has entered her name in the Guinness Book of World Records by drawing the world's largest coffee painting using expired granul

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in 2020-10-19 09:55:24Etihad Airways Flight No. 9607 landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion international airport just after 7 am. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed for Abu Dhabi

Wars and peace: Israeli ties with the Arab 2020-10-18 11:40:07The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain became the third and fourth Arab states to agree to normalise ties with Israel, following Egypt's peace deal wit

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has 2020-10-18 10:31:53Tehran, which could now purchase weapons from Russia, China and elsewhere, has hailed the development as a diplomatic victory over its arch enemy the

Saudi Arabia allows citizens, residents to perform prayers 2020-10-18 04:13:36Saudi Arabia allowed its citizens and residents inside the kingdom to perform prayers in one of the most holy religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram mosqu

Iran announces highest daily death toll, new patient 2020-10-12 12:33:15The announcement Monday by Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari saw Iran also announced its single-day highest count of new cases with 4,206 ne

Gas explosion flattens building, kills at least 2 2020-10-11 08:29:04

Middle East wildfires kill 3, force thousands to 2020-10-10 19:15:13Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed three people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes

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