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Medical workers take care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of…
Country of nearly 1.4  billion people now only second to United States in number of total COVID-19 cases and deaths     
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:53 AM
Malaysian Road Safety Institute Pushes for Better Training of Food Delivery Riders
Malaysian road safety institute sounds the alarm over food delivery rider safety?
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:51 AM
Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and…
Japanese parliament to formally elect key ally of outgoing Prime Shinzo Abe
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:33 AM
Malaysian Road Safety Institute Pushes for Better Training of Food Delivery Riders
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In Malaysia, the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in the number of food deliveries. But frequent accidents are raising questions about delivery driver safety. Dave Grunebaum has the story.  Camera: Dave Grunebaum  
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:14 PM
U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad speaks at an event to celebrate the re-introduction of American beef imports to China…
Analysts say the departure of the US ambassador marks another sign that the US engagement policy with China has reached an end
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 05:50 PM
A government photo shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a video conference with European Council President Charles…
Legislators and others ask whether focus on commerce has short-changed human rights
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 05:59 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks as she holds a video news conference with European Council President Charles…
'Europe needs to be a player, not a playing field,' says EU
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 02:53 PM
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo hosts third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue is held at the State Department in Washington
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In what some observers have compared to the Cold War arms race, the United States is worried 5G dominance would give China an advantage Washington is not ready to accept
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:17 AM
In this photo provided by the Northern Territory Government, a humpback whale swims in the East Alligator River in the Kakadu…
Experts believe one of the humpbacks has returned to the sea, and plans are being made to coax the others to follow
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 05:25 AM
Travellers wearing masks arrive on a direct flight from China, after a spokesman from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
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China and the US said in August they would each allow air carriers to double flights between the world's two largest economies to eight per week
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Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:59 PM
Supporters of Hong Kong protesters stage a rally calling for a boycott of the Disney-produced film "Mulan" outside Walt Disney…
'Mulan' has become a political flashpoint since it was released on Disney+ in the US on September 4
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 06:54 AM
FILE - Residents line up inside a vocational training center in Artux, in western China's Xinjiang region, Dec. 3, 2018. Critics say China uses some of these facilities as detention camps for forced labor.
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Department of Homeland Security acting Deputy Secretary Kenneth Cuccinelli says the administration was conducting more legal analysis of the region-wide import bans
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Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:39 PM
Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, new commander of US Strategic Command, speaks during a change of command ceremony at Offutt AFB…
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A report estimates the number of Chinese nuclear warheads at slightly over 200 and includes those that can be fitted to ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US
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Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:25 PM
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks with the President of the Human Rights Council Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger during the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European U.N. headquarters in Geneva, Sept. 14, 2020.
Report says civilians are subject to continued disappearances and extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torture and deaths in custody
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Mon, 09/14/2020 - 01:48 PM
FILE - U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad speaks at an event in Beijing, China, June 30, 2017.
Branstad became embroiled in a recent controversy when China's official 'People's Daily' newspaper rejected an opinion column that he had written.  
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Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:32 PM