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Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as investors react to China's New! 2020-09-29 22:02:38China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for September came in at 51.5 on Wednesday as compared to 51.0 in August, according

East Asia poverty could rise for first time New! 2020-09-29 21:16:55The World Bank said as many as 38 million more people could fall below the poverty line this year, defined as income of $5.50 per day.

The coronavirus has now killed more than 1 New! 2020-09-29 15:18:22The coronavirus pandemic has reach its most grisly milestone to date: 1 million people are dead.

A timeline of the insidious path the coronavirus New! 2020-09-29 13:35:30Six months after the coronavirus arose from a Wuhan, China, seafood market late last year, it has spread to nearly every country on the globe.

As coronavirus deaths pass 1 million, health-care workers New! 2020-09-29 12:28:18Health-care workers on the front lines from around the world share what it has been like to treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch live: Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press New! 2020-09-29 11:34:51New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a news conference on the coronavirus Tuesday as the state reports a slight uptick in its Covid-19 infection

ZTO Express jumps in Hong Kong debut; Asia-Pacific 2020-09-29 04:48:53By the Hong Kong market close on Tuesday, shares of logistics provider ZTO Express jumped more than 9% from the offer price of 218 Hong Kong dollars&n

Listing of BTS' label may help 'turn around' 2020-09-29 02:52:10Dealogic's Romaine Jackson says the highly anticipated market debut of Big Hit Entertainment, the music label behind South Korean K-pop megastars BTS

5 charts show how much the U.S. and 2020-09-28 19:45:13As U.S.-China rivalry intensifies, investors and analysts are increasingly worried that the two economies will grow more distant from each other.

K-pop sensation BTS' label prices IPO at top 2020-09-28 09:54:50Shares of Big Hit Entertainment, the music label behind global K-pop phenomenon BTS, were priced on Monday at the top end of the range ahead of its hi

SMIC shares in Hong Kong fall following reports 2020-09-28 05:04:00Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese chipmaker SMIC fell on Monday following reports that the U.S. has imposed restrictions on exports to the

Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng shows off new 2020-09-26 06:13:20With eight propellers and a capsule-like frame, the vehicle resembles a human-carrying drone more than a flying car.

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Michael Flynn's lawyer says she updated President Trump New! 2020-09-29 15:25:34A lawyer for former national security advisor Michael Flynn has told a judge that she asked President Trump not to issue a pardon for her client.

Azerbaijan and Armenia brush off suggestion of peace New! 2020-09-29 11:38:48Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of attacks as fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a third day.

Multiple dead in possible hostage situation in Salem, New! 2020-09-29 10:25:08A possible hostage situation ends in gunfire and multiple deaths, authorities in Salem, Oregon's capital, say.

Secret grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case 2020-09-29 09:40:21Kentucky’s attorney general has agreed to release recordings of the grand jury's probe into officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna

Today's Headlines: One million deaths around the world 2020-09-29 08:00:12The COVID-19 death toll hits 1 million amid fears of renewed outbreaks.

Amnesty International halts work in India, blaming government 2020-09-29 06:43:40The human rights group says its bank accounts were frozen in an ongoing crackdown against critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Barrett tied to religious group that ex-members say 2020-09-29 05:53:08President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has close ties to a religious group that holds that men are divinely ordained as 'heads' of family and

WHO, partners roll out rapid coronavirus tests for 2020-09-29 04:30:08The World Health Organization and partners have agreed to roll out 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests to help poorer countries fight the disease.

Lebanon's economy is going to pot — in 2020-09-29 04:00:20Lebanon has legalized marijuana farming — already a thriving illicit industry — in hopes of giving a boost to its foundering economy.

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over ricin 2020-09-29 03:41:23A Canadian woman charged with threatening President Trump's life by mailing a package with ricin to the White House is ordered held without bail.

COVID-19 death toll hits 1 million amid fears 2020-09-28 20:37:10The global COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1 million, one measurement of a scourge that has ravaged lives and economies and evoked an era of plagues.

Feds to ship millions of coronavirus rapid tests 2020-09-28 19:25:49President Trump has announced the shipment of millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week

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Concerns Raised Over Nigerian Measure to Punish Rapists New! 2020-09-29 23:09:43Nigerian lawmakers in the northwestern state of Kaduna have approved a measure to castrate men convicted of raping children under the age of 14.

The Infodemic: Influenza Vaccine Fluzone Isn't More Deadly New! 2020-09-29 22:22:15Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Trump, Biden Facing Off in Tuesday Night Debate New! 2020-09-29 22:22:13Many voters tell pollsters they have already made up their minds on the presidential race

Cleveland Debate: Biden Says Trump Hasn't Helped Black New! 2020-09-29 22:11:35The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden gets off to a contentious start

COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 1 Million New! 2020-09-29 21:41:32The COVID-19 death toll has climbed to more than one million people worldwide.  And because of a recent surge of i

Transgender People Still Criminalized in 13 UN Member New! 2020-09-29 20:14:00Report also highlights some positive developments for trans people over the past two years

Britain’s Last HK Governor Bemoans Territory’s Loss of New! 2020-09-29 19:59:24Chris Patten describes Beijing's actions as 'biggest assault on freedom and liberty in any city in the 21st century'

Monitor: Turkey Sending Syrian Fighters to Azerbaijan New! 2020-09-29 19:05:37The two Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups have been important actors in Turkish-controlled areas of northern Syria

US Intelligence Reports Warn of Extremist Threat Around New! 2020-09-29 18:50:55FBI bulletin warns that domestic extremists likely pose increasing threat to government and election-related targets in run-up to election

WHO Investigating Sexual Abuse Allegations in Congo Ebola New! 2020-09-29 18:46:37A report finds that members of eight emergency response organizations sexually exploited at least 51 women

Police and Protesters Face Off at Protest for New! 2020-09-29 16:56:07Women charged police lines in Mexico City, Monday, September 28, during protests demanding the legalization of abortion in the majority Roman Catholic

Flynn Attorney Tells US Court She Discussed Criminal New! 2020-09-29 16:51:35The admission raises questions about political interference

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Motorist freaks out at dangling white arm on New! 2020-09-29 22:38:14TAIPEI — A motorist recently witnessed a creepy white arm dangling out of the side of a bus in Taiwan, seemingly trying to grab someth

What to wear to a wedding? Question by New! 2020-09-29 22:30:34TAIPEI  — What to wear to a wedding is always frustrating as different countries and cultures have different rules and taboos. A fore

7-Eleven delivery staff saves client's life in Bangkok New! 2020-09-29 22:06:12“Clients are not gods, clients are family,” said 7-Eleven delivery staff Sumonsri Pengthab after saving a client who had collapsed in fron

Parents demand answers as new footage of classroom New! 2020-09-29 22:01:11CCTV footage from a classroom in Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School showing a teacher dragging a child down the floor by the collar went viral on Tues

Thief in Thailand steals pickup, but leaves bike New! 2020-09-29 21:58:53A thief made off with a pick-up truck in Buri Ram province on Saturday, but left his bicycle behind as evidence of his crime. The vehicle owner, 55-y

Thai beauty queen hires lawyer to help squelch New! 2020-09-29 21:55:11Miss Universe Thailand favourite, Chayathanus “Cheraim” Saradatta met Saranya Wangsukcharoen, better known as “Lawyer Nida”, o

Can Japan end its love affair with 'boomer-era' New! 2020-09-29 21:51:51Veteran cabinet minister Taro Kono, newly tasked with slashing through Japan ’s legendary red tape and doing away with bureaucratic and corporat

In viral tweet, Japanese man unveils what it New! 2020-09-29 21:49:17TAIPEI — In the era of social media, a picture-perfect photo is a must-have for many influencers. There is, therefore, little wonder that

India opens dumping probe into Malaysia, Vietnam and New! 2020-09-29 20:40:10NEW DELHI  - India is investigating imports of copper tubes and pipes from Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, to determine whether producers in thes

Rights group Amnesty halts India operations, says facing New! 2020-09-29 20:32:57NEW DELHI  - Human rights group Amnesty International stopped its work in India on Tuesday (Sept 29) saying the government had frozen its ba

Medan man sentenced to 18 months in prison 2020-09-29 05:31:55A panel of judges at the Medan District Court in North Sumatra has sentenced a 44-year-old man to 18 months’ imprisonment after declaring h

Thai man allegedly kills wife, then himself after 2020-09-29 05:22:40A Korat man allegedly shot his wife dead then turned the gun on himself after the woman was said to want a divorce. Khong Station police were alerted

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Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir New! 2020-09-29 19:08:26

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah passes away New! 2020-09-29 16:25:43Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has passed away on Tuesday in a hospital in the United States. He was 91 and became Kuwait's Emi

Iran's new coronavirus cases exceed 450,000: Health ministry New! 2020-09-29 12:41:06

United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon New! 2020-09-29 09:57:00Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. Sheikh Mohammed's announcement co

In changing Saudi Arabia, first dog cafe delights 2020-09-29 07:59:07Dog owners in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy a cup of coffee alongside their beloved pets at a new cafe -- a first for the ultra-conservative kingdom.In I

A year of protest in Iraq 2020-09-29 05:10:15

Dubai to restrict nightlife amid virus increase 2020-09-28 09:20:27Dubai's tourism authorities have ordered all bars and restaurants in the city-state to stop serving and halt “entertainment activities” a

Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser still a polarising figure, 2020-09-28 06:16:19Best known for his colloquial charisma and pan-Arab populism, Gamal Abdel Nasser enraptured listeners with his radio broadcasts and inspired enormous

Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdown 2020-09-27 11:39:20Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and hold intensive prayer

Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem, despite lockdown 2020-09-27 06:03:03 Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night to demand his resignation, press

New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave 2020-09-27 04:21:57In a new escalation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Saleh last week to deliver an ultimatum, Iraqi and foreign offici

After surviving blast at study centre, Afghan girl 2020-09-27 02:42:57

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