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  • Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:26

    U.S. judge to decide whether Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell deserves bail

    NEW YORK - A U.S. judge is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to grant bail to Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate, who has been charged with luring young girls so the late financier could sexually abuse them.

  • Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:19

    India's tech hub, other towns back in lockdown as coronavirus infections surge

    ENGALURU/MUMBAI - India’s high-tech hub of Bengaluru will go back into a coronavirus lockdown for a week on Tuesday after a surge of infections, threatening to derail government efforts to revive a stuttering economy.

  • Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:13

    Hong Kong to impose most severe social distancing restrictions

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong will impose strict new social distancing measures from midnight Tuesday, the most stringent in the Asian financial hub since the coronavirus broke out, as authorities warn the risk of a large-scale outbreak is extremely high.

  • Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:11

    Japan traces new coronavirus outbreak to Tokyo theatre boy-band show

    TOKYO - Tokyo health officials appealed on Tuesday for more than 800 theatregoers to get tested for the novel coronavirus after a production starring Japanese boy-band members was found to be the source of at least 20 cases.

  • Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:08

    Beijing's Hong Kong office warns pro-democracy poll could violate new security law

    HONG KONG - Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong has warned the pro-democracy opposition’s primary elections at the weekend could violate a new national security law, exacerbating concerns over a crackdown on the former British colony’s democracy movement.

  • Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:06

    U.S. rejects China's claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING - The United States on Monday rejected China’s claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, drawing criticism from China which said the U.S. position raised tension in the region, highlighting an increasingly testy relationship.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:54

    Tokyo confirms 206 new cases of coronavirus infections on Sunday - NHK

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo officials confirmed 206 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as Japan’s capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:51

    Two missing in south China biofuel plant blast - state media

    SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Two people were missing and two injured after an explosion on Sunday at a biofuel plant in China’s Fujian province, the local fire department and state media said.

  • Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:48

    Styrian GP qualifying could be postponed to Sunday

    SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - Rain washed out final practice for the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring on Saturday, with the risk of qualifying being postponed to Sunday.