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Asia-Pacific stocks mostly slip; Tencent-backed Linklogis soars in 2021-04-08 21:57:14Shares of Tencent-backed financial technology firm Linklogis surged more than 8% from their issue price in the opening moments of their Friday Hong Ko

Researchers identify five new cases of 'double mutant' 2021-04-08 14:09:07The double-mutant strain contains two key mutations, E484Q and L452R, that have been found separately in other variants but not together in a single s

U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national 2021-04-08 13:17:29The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Singapore deputy prime minister steps away from future 2021-04-08 09:37:13Singapore's deputy prime minister announced plans to step aside so that a "younger leader who will have a longer runway can take over."

China's bitcoin mining is threatening its climate change 2021-04-08 07:11:53China could end up exceeding its emissions reduction targets as a result of carbon-intensive bitcoin mining, according to a study published this week.

Hong Kong jumps more than 1% as major 2021-04-08 04:39:56Stocks in Asia-Pacific mostly rose on Thursday after the S&P 500 nudged higher to a record closing high overnight.

Ahead of the Olympics, Japan's vaccine minister says 2021-04-08 00:31:56Osaka's Covid cases hit record highs this week and authorities are concerned the outbreak in Tokyo could follow a similar trend, Japan vaccine minist

Peter Thiel criticizes Google and Apple for being 2021-04-07 21:01:56"Apple is probably the one that's structurally a real problem, because the whole iPhone supply chain gets made from China," Thiel said.

Asia-Pacific markets mostly higher, but shares in Hong 2021-04-07 05:15:53Wednesday's session follows overnight losses on Wall Street, where U.S. stocks fell from record levels.

Hong Kong people are ‘distressed’ and ‘disillusioned,' says 2021-04-07 03:15:13Emily Lau, a former Democratic Party member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, said some people fear they have lost important freedoms.

Goldman Sachs downgrades India's growth forecast as Covid 2021-04-07 01:17:47The investment bank on Tuesday lowered India's growth forecast for the April-June quarter from 33.4% year-on-year previously, to 31.3%.

Not too early or too late: Regulating Big 2021-04-06 22:41:27The comments come as U.S. tech giants like Google and Facebook face increasing scrutiny from regulators back home as well as in Europe.

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Myanmar junta security forces kill 82 in a New! 2021-04-10 17:14:17Reports say at least 82 people were killed in one day in the city of Bago in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters

Virginia police officers threatened man during stop, lawsuit New! 2021-04-10 17:00:22A U.S. Army second lieutenant is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop during which the officers drew their guns and pointed them at

More Black Americans open to COVID-19 vaccines after New! 2021-04-10 15:26:22More Black Americans say they are open to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing New! 2021-04-10 15:14:42After a deadly year in New York’s nursing homes, state lawmakers passed legislation intended to hold operators more accountable for patient negl

In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture New! 2021-04-10 14:53:16Republican state legislators have been in overdrive this year on so-called culture war bills.

Prince Charles: Royal family 'deeply grateful' for support New! 2021-04-10 14:37:54Britain’s Prince Charles says the royal family is 'deeply grateful' for the support they’ve received following the death of his father,

Trial of ex-officer Derek Chauvin shows courtroom tactics New! 2021-04-10 14:34:59The trial of an ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death has shown viewers defense and prosecution tactics aimed at swaying the ju

Indonesia quake kills 8 in Java, jolts Bali; New! 2021-04-10 11:20:29A strong earthquake has killed at least eight people on Indonesia’s main island of Java.

Iran says nuclear program testing newest advanced centrifuge 2021-04-10 07:57:25Iran says it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuges.

U.K.’s Prince Philip honored with 41-gun salutes after 2021-04-10 07:39:20Gun salutes across the U.K., in Commonwealth countries and at sea are marking the death of Britain’s Prince Philip.

No region in the world is spared as 2021-04-09 16:17:36A surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths is hitting all regions of the world, including parts of the U.S.

In Chauvin trial, expert bolsters earlier testimony that 2021-04-09 13:30:49A forensic pathologist says George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen that damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, bolstering prior testimony.


'My romance, your adultery': South Koreans' sarcasm over 2021-04-09 21:45:41SEOUL - South Koreans disillusioned with President Moon Jae-in’s ruling Democratic Party had a single word to sum up their disgust with politica

No joke: Indonesian man nearly marries wrong woman 2021-04-09 06:15:00Imagine nearly getting married to a stranger instead of the love of your life. A glitch in Google Maps led a man in Indonesia, who was making his way

'No warnings': Powerful cyclone exposes Indonesia's lack of 2021-04-09 05:14:36LEMBATA, INDONESIA - Mr Gregorius Hide, a 70-year-old farmer in the eastern Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, said the only warning he h

Iran frees South Korean ship, captain after promise 2021-04-09 04:10:00SEOUL - Iran released on Friday (April 9) a South Korean ship and its captain detained since January after South Korea promised to try to secure the r

Daily roundup: Woman learns adopted son's bride is 2021-04-09 03:45:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Woman learns adopted son's bride is her long-lost daughter on their wedding day The

Indonesia warns of risk of landslides, floods from 2021-04-09 03:37:09JAKARTA  - Indonesia's weather agency warned on Friday (April 9) that a second tropical cyclone in the space of a week could trigger floods and

At least 12 Bangkok hospitals suspend Covid-19 testing 2021-04-09 02:47:49BANGKOK  - At least 12 hospitals in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, said as at Friday (April 9), they were suspending testing for Covid-19 owing to

Grand $9m Indonesian wedding attended by Jokowi causes 2021-04-09 02:30:00President Joko Widodo's presence at a grand 100 billion rupiah (S$9 million) wedding by one of Indonesia's most popular YouTubers, Atta Halilin

Japan to add Tokyo, other areas to Covid-19 2021-04-09 02:14:33TOKYO - Japan aims to place Tokyo under a new, month-long “quasi-emergency” state to combat surging Covid-19 case numbers, a minister said

South Korea orders closure of nightclubs, karaoke bars 2021-04-09 01:52:13SEOUL - South Korea will reimpose a ban on nightclubs, karaoke bars and other nightly entertainment facilities, authorities said on Friday (April 9),

As Indonesian police foil bomb plots, the country's 2021-04-08 22:51:15Last weekend, four members of Indonesia ’s banned Islamic Defender Front (FPI) extremist group made shocking video confessions; two were plannin

US bolsters South China Sea presence, sending amphibious 2021-04-08 22:17:40The United States has further stepped up its military presence in the South China Sea, reportedly sending an amphibious assault vessel to the disputed

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Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid 4th wave of New! 2021-04-10 12:11:13

Egyptologists uncover 'lost golden city' buried under the 2021-04-09 13:09:13Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city in the desert outside Luxor that they say is the "largest" ever found in Egypt and date

Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges 2021-04-09 10:58:12Iraq's health ministry has warned of “dire consequences” ahead because citizens are not heeding coronavirus prevention measures, after th

Saudi inaugurates first renewable energy power plant 2021-04-09 08:14:21

Iran sets coronavirus infection record for 3rd straight 2021-04-08 12:44:35Iran hit a new coronavirus infection record on Thursday for the third straight day, reporting 22,586 new cases as the country grapples with a severe s

Turkey rejects claim it snubbed Ursula von der 2021-04-08 11:47:53Turkey on Thursday strongly rejected accusations that it snubbed Ursula von der Leyen - one of the European Union's most powerful executives - becaus

US, Iraq agree to redeploy coalition forces 2021-04-08 10:01:28The US and Iraq have agreed to redeploy the remaining Washington-led coalition combat troops outside the war-torn country to contribute in the fight a

Israel comes to standstill to honour Holocaust victims 2021-04-08 09:25:34Ceremonies took place across the country, in contrast to last year when coronavirus restrictions forced most memorials to be held online only and when

White House expects conversations with Iran on nuclear 2021-04-08 06:49:26

Jordan's King Abdullah says sedition quashed, country stable 2021-04-08 05:06:32"Nothing comes close to what I felt - shock, pain and anger - as a brother and guardian of the Hashemite family and a leader of this dear people," K

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop 2021-04-07 18:13:49An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehr

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key 2021-04-07 16:20:52The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challen

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