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Credit stress hurts new money going into China's 2020-11-24 00:19:40The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial strains in many small economies participating in China's Belt and Road Initiative, said Moody's.

Japan stocks pop more than 2%; Asia-Pacific shares 2020-11-23 23:32:03Investor focus on Tuesday was likely on the continued positive momentum surrounding the race for a coronavirus vaccine.

Asia is leading the way in travel recovery, 2020-11-23 22:28:18The best pockets of recovery are domestic travel in Taiwan, Thailand and increasingly, Vietnam, said John Brown of Agoda, a subsidiary of Booking Hold

China's antitrust push won't bring an 'explosion of 2020-11-23 22:04:56Shares of Chinese tech giants dropped earlier in November after draft rules that defined for the first time what constitutes anti-competitive behavior

Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds 2020-11-23 11:33:59New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press briefing on the coronavirus.

Stocks in Asia-Pacific rise; airline shares in Hong 2020-11-23 04:43:14Shares of airlines in Hong Kong and Singapore slipped on Monday after an anticipated air travel bubble between the two cities was delayed.

Philippine central bank governor says rate cuts so 2020-11-23 00:46:09The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, or BSP, last week unexpectedly cut its main policy rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 2%.

Singapore's economy is set to rebound in 2021 2020-11-22 20:49:07The Singapore economy is is expected to bounce back to grow by between 4% and 6% next year, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

A surprise spate of bond defaults by state-owned 2020-11-20 08:24:42A series of high-profile defaults involving state-owned enterprises in China — normally a safe pick for investors — have jolted the credit

Surging debt during the pandemic is creating dangers 2020-11-20 02:09:02Risks for investors as well as developed markets are piling up with debt escalating during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a director at the In

Asia-Pacific markets trade mixed as worries remain over 2020-11-20 02:07:05The session in Asia follows a tepid finish overnight where U.S. stocks closed slightly higher as traders increased their exposure to major technology

Thailand's economic recovery may be the slowest in 2020-11-19 23:20:56The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing political protests have left Thailand's economy in "pretty bad shape," said Euben Paracuelles of Nomura.

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Today's Headlines: Biden's 'Goldilocks' cabinet New! 2020-11-25 08:00:12President-elect Joe Biden is putting together a team that, so far, has felt just right for a range of constituents.

Scotland to make period products free to anyone New! 2020-11-25 07:44:12Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them.

Giving thanks, expressing hope: presidential wishes at Thanksgiving New! 2020-11-25 07:00:55From Washington to Lincoln and beyond, presidents called on the nation to give thanks in messages that reflect the challenges of each era.

With approvals still pending, Britain prepares rollout of New! 2020-11-25 06:56:23With some COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of efficacy, British officials speak optimistically of a return to normal life by early April.

Do China's claims of coronavirus on frozen food New! 2020-11-25 06:15:42China has stirred controversy with its claims to have detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food.

Targeting Muslims, Indian state outlaws religious conversion by New! 2020-11-25 05:15:33India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in the country’s most populous state that outlaws religious conversion by

Georgia's patient election workers count presidential ballots for New! 2020-11-25 04:11:54An official machine recount of the 5 million votes cast in Georgia's presidential race is underway at the request of President Trump's campaign.

Where did this shiny monolith in Utah's desert New! 2020-11-25 03:25:03Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: a gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state

U.K. eases restrictions so families can gather over 2020-11-24 16:53:59The British government is relaxing coronavirus restrictions so that friends and families can gather over the holidays.

Punishing hurricanes may prompt more Central American migration 2020-11-24 16:20:04Honduran and Guatemalan families flooded out by Hurricanes Eta and Iota may lead to a new wave of migration, observers across the region say.

Today's Headlines: The formal transition begins 2020-11-24 08:30:31As President-elect Joe Biden assembles his Cabinet, the Trump administration has at last allowed formal transition proceedings to begin.

'We just ran': Ethiopians fleeing war find little 2020-11-24 07:51:22Nearly 40,000 people have fled Ethiopia's military offensive in the country's Tigray region, where local officials defy the central government.

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France's Macron Visits Church in Nice After Decapitation 2020-10-29 17:27:20French President Emmanuel Macron thanked police officers outside a church in the French city of Nice, Thursday, October 29, hours after a knife-wieldi

La Nina Seen Continuing Into 2021, Affecting Temperature, 2020-10-29 17:09:42La Nina is expected to usher in drier and wetter conditions than normal in different parts of the world

Khalilzad Renews Afghan Peace Push as US Reduces 2020-10-29 17:08:25US peace envoy returns to Qatar, where negotiating teams representing Afghan government and Taliban insurgency have been holding talks

At Least 140 Migrants Drown Off Senegalese Coast 2020-10-29 16:37:35It is the deadliest incident involving migrants this year, according to the International Organization for Migration

Ivorian Refugees in Ghana Fear Increased Electoral Violence 2020-10-29 16:08:23Ivory Coast's 2010 election violence killed 3,000 people and sent thousands more fleeing into Ghana.  Now, many of thos

Argentine Police Evict Protesters Occupying Contested Land 2020-10-29 16:04:07Six police officers were injured and at least 30 people were arrested during operation south of the capital, Buenos Aires, according to authorities

Donors, Volunteers Step Up to Help One of 2020-10-29 16:03:00Some of Malaysia's most remote communities need donations of PPE and food

The Infodemic: The West Isn't Waging a 'War' 2020-10-29 15:54:22Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Ivorian Refugees in Ghana Fear Increase Electoral Violence 2020-10-29 15:24:13This year, President Ouattara is running for a controversial third term, prompting opposition parties to call for an election boycott and civil disobe

Pandemic Inspires Creative Teaching in Underprivileged Indian District 2020-10-29 08:29:34COVID-19 pandemic exposes India’s huge digital divide as millions of students without smart phones, computers or internet cannot take online cla

3 Dead in Knife Attack at French Church 2020-10-29 08:13:50It was the third attack in two months in France, which has grown increasingly tense during a furor over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were

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Covid-19 spreads in Central Java as public neglects New! 2020-11-25 06:12:41The coronavirus disease has continued to spread in the central and southern parts of Central Java, with spikes in cases attributable in part to a lack

Japan PM Suga trips up with messy reversal New! 2020-11-25 04:37:09TOKYO  - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's abrupt decision to partially pause a domestic travel campaign amid rising Covid-19 cases - aft

Thai ministry allows use of some parts of New! 2020-11-25 04:12:00The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised the regulation draft that will remove cannabis and hemp from Thailand’s list of narcotics,

Thai soldier slammed for posting veiled threat to New! 2020-11-25 04:00:51A soldier apologised after his clip of troops manoeuvring weapons with controversial captions gave rise to an uproar on social media. The clip was po

Taiwan academic gets jail time for espionage New! 2020-11-25 03:59:17A mainland spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday that Tony Shih, a Taiwan academic, was sentenced to four years in prison for espionage by a district cou

Online sexual abuse in Indonesia has more than New! 2020-11-25 03:50:44The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) has found that reported sexual harassment and abuse, particularly online, has&nbs

Placement of trans woman in men's prison inhumane, New! 2020-11-25 03:15:30Activists have strongly condemned law enforcement officials for placing a transgender woman in a men’s detention facility, calling it an insensi

Daily roundup: 'Siang ka pager?' What can Jack New! 2020-11-25 02:51:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. 'Siang ka pager?' What can Jack Neo and the cast of The Diam Diam Era share about these

Thai monk dies after stepping into path of New! 2020-11-25 02:44:00A 55-year-old monk in Si Sa Ket province was killed after stepping into the path of a train at 10.30am on Tuesday (Nov 24). Police reported that the

Japan's bird flu outbreak spreads to second prefecture New! 2020-11-25 02:26:25TOKYO - Japan has detected a new outbreak of bird flu on a chicken farm in southwestern Fukuoka prefecture, in addition to the eight already repo

Malaysian security forces killed in encounter with drug 2020-11-24 21:25:00A Malaysian security force officer was killed in a clash with a group of drug smugglers on the Malaysia-Thailand border near Songkhla province at 2.10

Thailand to launch Covid-19 vaccine production 'in first 2020-11-24 21:19:31AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine should be available in Thailand in the first half of 2021, under a technology-transfer deal signed with the Thai