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China stocks lead advances in Asia-Pacific; yuan holds 2020-09-18 04:40:01The onshore Chinese yuan, which strengthened significantly against the greenback in recent days, traded at 6.7587 per dollar in the afternoon of Asian

World's largest medical glove maker sees strong growth 2020-09-18 04:12:04Malaysia's Top Glove still expects "very strong" growth ahead, following its blockbuster earnings report on Thursday, the firm's managing dir

UBS is 'very bullish on gold,' says prices 2020-09-18 02:24:13UBS has raised its gold price forecast for next year from $1,850 to $2,100 per ounce, said Yeoh Choo Guan, the bank's head of ASEAN global markets.

China’s yuan is rallying sharply against the dollar 2020-09-18 02:15:07The Chinese yuan strengthened sharply against the U.S. dollar this week, following gains seen in recent months as the country's economy recovers and

The coronavirus pandemic will intensify competition for white-collar 2020-09-17 23:05:39"Jobs that can be done over the internet can be done anywhere in the world and because of this, white-collar jobs will no longer have the geographica

Hong Kong stocks lead losses in Asia-Pacific as 2020-09-17 04:32:37The Bank of Japan (BoJ) kept monetary policy steady on Thursday.  In its monetary policy statement, the BoJ said the Japanese economy has st

Goldman Sachs sees the Chinese yuan strengthening to 2020-09-17 01:27:13Both the onshore and offshore Chinese yuan saw a dramatic strengthening this week from levels above 6.8 against the greenback. That came as data from

The U.S. is still a dominant power — 2020-09-17 01:18:29Four experts debated about whether a leaderless and divided world will be the new norm at this year's Singapore Summit, which was held virtually.

Watch live: Top health officials testify before Senate 2020-09-16 09:52:22Earlier on Wednesday, the U.S. government rolled out its plans to begin distributing a Covid-19 vaccine to Americans to begin as early as January.

Stocks in Asia-Pacific mixed as Japan's exports plunge 2020-09-16 03:08:41Provisional trade statistics from Japan's Ministry of Finance released Wednesday showed the country's exports in August falling 14.8% as compared to

Singapore turns to domestic tourism as travel sector 2020-09-16 01:50:50Singapore is turning to domestic tourism as borders remain largely closed to leisure travelers, said Chaly Mah, chairman of the Singapore Tourism

Standard Chartered CEO says Hong Kong is 'very, 2020-09-16 01:49:46"The fact is Hong Kong is sitting here as the gateway to China for capital into China and out of China. That's only become more clear," said StanCh

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Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas, bringing New! 2020-09-22 08:30:52Storm surge and rainfall are combining to bring more flooding along the Texas coast after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall late Monday.

Today's Headlines: GOP senators get in line New! 2020-09-22 08:00:26As President Trump weighs a Supreme Court pick, the GOP appears to have the votes to act in the Senate.

Feds threaten funds to Seattle, Portland, New York New! 2020-09-22 07:35:49The Justice Department has identified New York, Portland and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed for permitting 'anarchy.

Defying predictions of disaster, Africa's coronavirus response is New! 2020-09-22 06:46:55As the coronavirus moved to Africa, health experts warned of impending disaster, but so far those predictions have not panned out.

These gloves help fight COVID-19. But they're made New! 2020-09-22 05:00:32U.S. trade bans are spurring labor reforms in Malaysia, which produces two-thirds of the world's disposable gloves.

From subway to opera, Madrid's new coronavirus restrictions New! 2020-09-22 04:54:30Police in Madrid and surrounding areas are stopping people coming in and out of some working-class neighborhoods that have been partially locked down.

Critic of China's president sentenced to 18 years New! 2020-09-22 03:35:28The former chairman of a state-owned company who publicly criticized China's president has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges

U.S. and the Middle East: Strongmen contemplate a 2020-09-21 21:46:28Leaders who invested heavily in their relationship with the president are having to consider the possibility of a Biden win.

Biggest unknown with Tropical Storm Beta is how 2020-09-21 21:39:49As Tropical Storm Beta nears the Texas coast, the biggest unknown is how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of

Against rising intolerance, a transgender Indonesian woman finds 2020-09-21 20:26:30Hendrika Mayora Victoria Kelan is being hailed as one of the only transgender public officials in Indonesia. The Southeast Asian nation is ranked amon

Today's Headlines: A trailblazer's death and a supreme 2020-09-21 08:00:38The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has set up an intense fight over the future of the court and the country.

Israeli woman can be extradited to Australia to 2020-09-21 07:36:42After a six-year legal battle, an Israeli court has approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse.

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More Mass Graves of IS Victims Found in New! 2020-09-22 18:09:43Local officials say so far, they have exhumed 16 bodies of women and men executed by Islamic State

Saudi Arabia to Gradually Resume 'Umrah' Pilgrimage From New! 2020-09-22 17:51:02The year-round pilgrimage was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic

Dirty Money, Criminal Cash: Bank Leaks Reveal Vast New! 2020-09-22 17:26:09Documents allege that some of the world's biggest banks have allowed $2 trillion worth of suspicious or fraudulent activity to take place

South Sudan Catholics Return to Church New! 2020-09-22 17:21:44South Sudan's Catholic faithful returned to Mass by the hundreds in the capital Juba on Sunday, after the government lifted COVID-19 restrictions on

US CDC: Trick-or-treating a 'Higher-risk' Activity New! 2020-09-22 17:08:26Other higher-risk activities are crowded costume parties, indoor haunted houses and going on hayrides

First US Presidential Debate Topics Released New! 2020-09-22 17:03:09US President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will address six topics over 90 minutes of uninterrupted debate

EU Summit Postponed After Council President Quarantined New! 2020-09-22 16:46:21Charles Michel was exposed to COVID-19 during contact with a security guard who had tested positive

Canadian Woman Suspected of Sending Ricin to Trump New! 2020-09-22 16:30:31Officials say Pascale Ferrier is also a suspect regarding ricin-laced letters sent to law enforcement officials in Texas

Trash Tsunami Blights Honduras Beach New! 2020-09-22 16:19:07A massive wave of trash has washed up on the beaches of Omoa in northern Honduras, leaving pristine tropical beaches blighted by piles of garbage.

2 Sentenced to Death in 2012 Pakistan Factory New! 2020-09-22 15:39:32Families of victims say if the factory had safety mechanisms like fire exits or extinguishers, lives could have been saved; the owners claim they had

 Bahamian, US Police Seize More than $3 Million New! 2020-09-22 07:47:06Joint operations between Bahamian and US agencies led to huge marijuana bust     

Road to Saudi Ties With Israel Being Paved, New! 2020-09-22 07:37:57Divergent messages on possibility of Saudi ties with Israel reflect what analysts and insiders say is a schism between 35-year-old prince and his 84-y


Gordon Ramsay responds to glowing seal of approval New! 2020-09-22 06:22:40As fans of Uncle Roger would know, it’s pretty hard to get his approval when it comes to fried rice.  So far, the alter ego of Malaysian c

Indonesians found dead after reportedly trying to enter New! 2020-09-22 05:55:00Six people – five of whom have been identified as Indonesian nationals – were found dead in Johor, Malaysia, after a boat they used to ill

Can Jakarta get its raging Covid-19 outbreak under New! 2020-09-22 05:34:47Since Indonesia ’s capital Jakarta reimposed social-distancing restrictions last Monday, motorcycle ride-hailing driver Yosef has seen his daily

Vietnam jails 20 for terrorism over police station New! 2020-09-22 04:34:07HANOI - A Vietnamese court sentenced 20 people to between two and 24 years in prison on terrorism charges on Tuesday (Sept 22) over their involve

Nude Thai food delivery biker let off with New! 2020-09-22 04:11:10A food deliverer seen riding his motorcycle without clothes in Songkhla province reported himself to police on Monday (Sept 21). On Monday, a vi

Daily roundup: Selina Jen wants to write her New! 2020-09-22 03:50:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Selina Jen wants to write her will after Alien Huang's death Taiwanese celebrity Al

Taiwan president Tsai praises 'heroic' pilots who intercepted New! 2020-09-22 02:57:11PENGHU, Taiwan - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praised on Tuesday (Sept 22) the "heroic performance" of air force pilots who have been intercep

South Korea suspends flu shots in setback for New! 2020-09-22 01:33:51SEOUL - South Korea suspended free flu shots on Tuesday after reports of problems in storing the vaccinations during transportation, disrupting plans

Australia attempts to rescue hundreds of stranded pilot New! 2020-09-22 01:30:11SYDNEY - Rescuers were trying to refloat hundreds of whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Tu

Indonesia's religious affairs minister tests positive for Covid-19 New! 2020-09-22 00:58:59Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi has tested positive for Covid-19, an expert staff member to the minister announced Monday, adding to the list

Why is Taiwan-China tension rising and what are 2020-09-21 05:16:00TAIPEI - China sent numerous aircraft close to Taiwan during two days of drills from Friday (Sept 18), causing the island's air force to scramble, as

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