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Japan's Nikkei jumps 2% as Wall Street rallies New! 2021-12-06 23:27:36Dr. Anthony Fauci had said that the initial data on the omicron variant was "encouraging," though he cautioned that more information was n

BitMart says it will compensate victims of $196 New! 2021-12-06 20:08:43Crypto exchange Bitmart says it will compensate victims of the $196 million hack.

Tech giant SoftBank's shares get hit as Alibaba 2021-12-06 06:18:44SoftBank portfolio companies including Alibaba, Arm and Didi Chuxing are all experiencing periods of uncertainty that have hit their market value.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng drops nearly 2% as 2021-12-06 03:33:19Investors will keep an eye on bitcoin prices after they fell sharply over the weekend.

Malaysia not 'as concerned' about capital outflows as 2021-12-06 02:50:41Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz said Malaysia's financial markets are "insulated" as the country has raised most of its debt locally.

Nvidia's $40 billion Arm acquisition is now ‘highly 2021-12-03 04:18:44Nvidia's acquisition of British chip designer Arm is looking increasingly unlikely, according to Gartner semiconductor analyst Alan Priestley.

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed; Chinese tech stocks in Hong 2021-12-03 04:12:35Chinese tech stocks in Hong Kong plunged after ride-hailing giant Didi announced that it plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange.

This map shows where the Covid omicron variant 2021-12-03 00:47:42From the U.S. to Germany and Saudi Arabia to Australia, the omicron Covid-19 variant has spread to dozens of countries globally.

Tesla says it needs graphite from China for 2021-12-02 15:49:24Tesla filed three public comments on Wednesday supporting waivers for tariffs on graphite, which is used in the lithium-ion batteries in its cars.

China issues directive to bring Boeing 737 Max 2021-12-02 12:49:59Boeing shares surged on the news that China has signed off on the framework to allow the plane to fly again.

Tencent must get approval from Chinese regulators before 2021-12-02 09:58:03China's Ministry of Industry and Information must review any new apps and updates by Tencent before they can be launched.

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as uncertainty about omicron lingers; 2021-12-02 03:38:00Stocks in Asia-Pacific struggled for direction on Thursday, as concerns over the omicron Covid variant continue to weigh on investor sentiment.

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As Afghanistan fell, Britain abandoned supporters inside, whistleblower New! 2021-12-07 08:36:36A whistleblower says Britain abandoned many of its allies in Afghanistan during a dysfunctional, arbitrary evacuation effort as the Taliban took over.

Today's Headlines: A rare call to action to New! 2021-12-07 08:00:32The U.S. surgeon general issued a call to action to address what he called an emerging crisis in youth mental health.

Shadow of Floyd, Chauvin case hangs over trial New! 2021-12-07 07:03:46It’s former Officer Kim Potter who’s on trial for the killing of Daunte Wright

End of an era: Angela Merkel's last full New! 2021-12-07 06:30:45Angela Merkel made history by becoming Germany's first female chancellor, then went on to serve a near-record 16 years in the post.

Scores of Japanese lawmakers visit shrine honoring convicted New! 2021-12-07 05:47:13Scores of Japanese lawmakers pray at a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals from World War II.

New York City poised to let noncitizens vote New! 2021-12-07 05:16:40New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is poised to expand voting rights to noncitizens as other places in the U.S. tighten voting rules.

Amid complaints of tainted tap water, Navy halts New! 2021-12-07 04:42:37The U.S. Navy suspends use of a World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking wat

China slams U.S. diplomatic boycott of Winter Games New! 2021-12-07 04:15:55China is accusing the U.S. of violating the Olympic spirit by announcing an American diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Games.

Feds close Emmett Till investigation, with no new New! 2021-12-06 19:39:06The U.S. Justice Department has told relatives of Emmett Till it is ending its investigation into the Black teenager's lynching in 1955.

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near New! 2021-12-06 19:24:55Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near

The Kennedy Center Honors are back, along with 2021-12-06 08:54:46The Kennedy Center Honors return to tradition this year with a real-life gala and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016.

Today's Headlines: Democrats propose funding a massive shift 2021-12-06 08:00:31Democrats are proposing billions in funding for wildfire prevention as part of the social safety-net and climate bill.

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China Evergrande Braces for Debt Deadline after Doubting 2021-12-06 06:29:54After lurching from deadline to deadline, China Evergrande Group is again on the brink of default, with pessimistic comments from the property develop

Reports: Biden Administration Expected to Announce Diplomatic Boycott 2021-12-06 05:25:11U.S. news outlets say the Biden administration is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. A dip

Myanmar Junta Jails Suu Kyi for Four Years 2021-12-06 03:24:11Myanmar's junta jailed ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday for four years for incitement against the military and breaching Covid rules, a gover

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi: The Legal Challenges 2021-12-06 02:49:51The four-year prison sentence given to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday on charges of incitement and failing to observe pandemic restr

Solomon Islands Leader Faces No-confidence Vote After Riots 2021-12-06 01:46:38Lawmakers in the Solomon Islands debated on Monday whether they still have confidence in the prime minister, after rioters last month set fire to buil

Cambodian PM Says Myanmar Junta has Right to 2021-12-06 01:37:40Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday he plans to visit Myanmar for talks with its military rulers and said junta officials shou

Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Hampering Rescue Operations 2021-12-06 01:26:54Indonesia's Mount Semeru spewed more ash on Monday, hampering the search for survivors as aerial images showed the extent of the devastation unleashe

Myanmar Court to Give First Rulings in Aung 2021-12-05 17:57:38A court in Myanmar is due to deliver the first rulings on Monday in the trial of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the popular former leade

Myanmar Junta Chief Meets Suu Kyi Party Stalwart 2021-12-05 07:56:10Myanmar's junta chief sat down with a prominent senior figure of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted party on Sunday, the first significant meeting since the

5 Reported Dead after Myanmar Security Forces Ram 2021-12-05 07:43:34Five people were killed and at least 15 arrested after Myanmar security forces in a car rammed into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon,

Smoldering Debris, Mud Hinder Indonesia Volcano Rescue  2021-12-05 07:37:34Rescuers were sifting through smoldering debris and thick mud in search of survivors a day after the highest volcano on Java island erupted with fury,

Journalists Work Clandestinely in Post-Coup Myanmar 2021-12-05 01:47:03Post-coup Myanmar has proven a difficult place for journalists to operate. Ten months after the February coup that overthrew the elected government,

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Officials urge people to get vaccinated as Covid-19 2021-12-06 04:34:56NEW DELHI - Cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have risen to 21 in India over the weekend and people must step up for vaccination, officials sai

US embassy in Tokyo warns of suspected racial 2021-12-06 04:20:25TOKYO - The United States embassy in Tokyo on Monday (Dec 6) warned in a tweet of incidents of suspected racial profiling of non-Japanese by Japa

Daily roundup: New to the AFF Suzuki Cup 2021-12-06 03:04:55Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. New to the AFF Suzuki Cup and our national football team? Here's a primer The AFF S

South Korea's Covid-19 rules put some vaccinated foreigners 2021-12-06 02:34:54SEOUL - South Korea imposed stricter measures on Monday (Dec 6) to contain growing coronavirus infections and the Omicron variant, leaving some foreig

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi gets 4-year jail 2021-12-06 02:15:32Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi received a four-year jail term on Monday (Dec 6) on charges of incitement and violations of a law on natural

5 die and dozens injured by security forces 2021-12-06 01:47:00Five people were killed and at least 15 arrested after Myanmar security forces rammed a car into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, loc

Cambodian leader Hun Sen says Myanmar junta has 2021-12-06 00:57:26PHNOM PENH - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday (Dec 6) he plans to visit Myanmar for talks with its military rulers, adding that

Poor weather hampers search and rescue efforts at 2021-12-06 00:29:45SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia - Heavy rain and wind temporarily halted rescue efforts on Monday (Dec 6) after Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupted and ki

Thailand detects first potential case of Omicron variant 2021-12-06 00:24:00BANGKOK - Thailand has detected its first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in a US citizen who had travelled to the country from Spain lat

Pakistani wildlife team cradles green turtles babies from 2021-12-06 00:22:27AsiaOne has launched EarthOne, a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find ar

Omicron variant: Hong Kong adds Singapore and Iceland 2021-12-04 00:34:13Hong Kong has added Singapore and Iceland to its list of high-risk countries after they recorded Omicron Covid-19 variant infections, forcing city res

South Korea reports record-high Covid-19 cases, deaths 2021-12-03 21:25:14SEOUL - South Korea reported a record daily 5,352 new Covid-19 infections and 70 deaths, while a nationwide total of nine cases of the Omicron variant