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HSBC beats estimates, reports 36% year-on-year fall in 2020-10-27 00:06:47Analysts had expected the bank's pre-tax profit to come in at around $2.07 billion in the third quarter, according to estimates compiled by HSBC.

Japanese yen won't strengthen significantly unless there's a 2020-10-26 23:36:26The Japanese yen is unlikely to see a significant strengthening to 100 against the greenback, barring a "negative shock," according to Nikko Asset M

Asia-Pacific shares decline; investors await HSBC earnings ahead 2020-10-26 21:49:28HSBC is set to announce its results for the third quarter on Tuesday.

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as coronavirus cases in the 2020-10-26 03:22:05Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed on Monday as new coronavirus cases surge in the U.S. as well in countries across Europe.

Protests in Thailand could spiral into violence and 2020-10-26 02:31:16The military would have the "perfect rationale" to intervene if clashes between pro-democracy protesters and "counter protesters" grow, said Paul

Tesla recalls nearly 50,000 Model S and X 2020-10-25 04:47:04The China State Administration for Market Regulation announced the recall of nearly 50,000 Tesla Model S and Model X cars.

Businesses should get ready for more volatility in 2020-10-23 04:20:54The Chinese currency, also known as the renminbi, strengthened this week to levels against the U.S. dollar not seen in more than two years.

Mainland China markets lead losses in mixed trading 2020-10-23 03:36:24The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead Sciences' antiviral drug remdesivir for the virus. The intravenous drug has helped shorten the

Goldman Sachs agrees to pay more than $2.9 2020-10-22 17:21:33The deal resolves an issue that has weighed on CEO David Solomon since he took over from Lloyd Blankfein two years ago.

Why Tesla's 20-million electric vehicle goal could next 2020-10-22 14:11:18As Tesla ramps electric vehicle production in China and constructs a new auto factory in Germany, Elon Musk envisions 20-million EVs from the company.

'Learn to live with the pandemic': Physicians warn 2020-10-22 10:07:47The virus, like other coronaviruses, may eventually become present in communities at all times, scientists said.

Asia-Pacific markets lower as IMF downgrades growth forecast 2020-10-22 03:29:06The IMF on Wednesday downgraded its forecast for Asia-Pacific to -2.2% in 2020 — "the worst outcome for this region in living memory."

L.A. Times - Asia

Today's Headlines: Not turning the corner New! 2020-10-29 08:00:07As COVID-19 cases spike in the Midwest, President Trump's struggles on the campaign trail mount.

Pilot in 2019 Hawaii plane crash had a New! 2020-10-29 06:46:07Witnesses told investigators that the pilot of a plane that crashed on Oahu's North Shore, killing all 11 on board, had a history of pushing limits.

3 dead in suspected terrorist knife attack at New! 2020-10-29 05:44:05French anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating a fatal knife attack at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice.

South Korea's high court upholds ex-president's 17-year prison New! 2020-10-29 04:54:23South Korea’s top court has upheld a 17-year prison sentence for former President Lee Myung-bak, who was convicted of corruption.

He got a coronavirus vaccine in China, but New! 2020-10-29 04:30:35China has already injected hundreds of thousands of people with COVID-19 vaccines under an "emergency use" program. Its broad application has raise

Seeking to expand their influence, China and Russia 2020-10-28 16:10:49It could be a while before U.S. efforts to develop coronavirus vaccines benefit the developing world. China and Russia are trying to fill the void.

France and Germany impose new lockdowns to curb 2020-10-28 15:15:05France announced a full nationwide coronavirus lockdown and German officials imposed a partial four-week lockdown

Philadelphia officials pledge better responses to emergency calls, 2020-10-28 14:02:36Peaceful protests in Philadelphia give way to more unrest as some demonstrators clash with police over a Black man's fatal shooting by cops.

Poles join nationwide strike in revolt over abortion 2020-10-28 10:20:15People across Poland are vowing to stay off their jobs as part of a nationwide strike called to protest a court ruling on abortion.

Tanzania votes for president amid fears of election 2020-10-28 08:49:46Tanzanians are voting in a presidential election that the opposition warns is already compromised by manipulation, violence and an internet slowdown.

Today's Headlines: A championship with a 2020 twist 2020-10-28 08:00:46After a drought of more than three decades, the Dodgers won the World Series, but like much this year, it didn't follow the script.

Behind the story: From Nepal to Saudi Arabia, 2020-10-28 07:00:54The story behind the story of Nepalese workers and modern indentured servitude that has haunted a Times reporter for years.

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France's Macron Visits Church in Nice After Decapitation New! 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, New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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' New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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


Why Irene of Red Velvet's bullying incident is 2020-10-28 23:57:01K-pop girl group Red Velvet are facing an uncertain future with member Irene under pressure to leave the group due to a bullying scandal involving a s

League of Legends finally launches on mobile, but 2020-10-28 23:56:12League of Legends: Wild Rift , the long-awaited mobile adaptation of the hit PC game League of Legends , finally got a regional beta in seven countrie

Thai schoolgirl slapped for not standing up during 2020-10-28 23:30:00A 15-year-old schoolgirl was slapped in the face by a nationalist who got angry when the girl did not stand up for the national anthem at a train stat

Baby killed, parents severely burned in trailer accident 2020-10-28 23:20:00A trailer truck flipped over due to a brake and engine malfunction in Prachinburi province early on Wednesday, killing a one-month-old infant and seve

Air pollution may factor in Covid-19 deaths, especially 2020-10-28 23:14:04Air pollution may contribute to deaths among people suffering from Covid-19, according to new research, which estimates 15 per cent of global fataliti

Hong Kong actor Mat Yeung Ming charged in 2020-10-28 22:57:24Hong Kong actor Mat Yeung Ming, who has filmed crime prevention clips for police, has been charged with careless driving and refusing to provide a blo

Hong Kong judge jails trio over 'savage' attacks 2020-10-28 22:40:31Two men and a woman have been jailed for up to four years by a Hong Kong court over their roles in “savage” and “senseless” at

Hong Kong woman arrested over fire that left 2020-10-28 22:22:47A Hong Kong woman was arrested on suspicion of arson after she was accused of setting her Kwai Chung home alight in the early hours of Wednesday, leav

Typhoon Molave lashes Vietnam coast, 26 fishermen missing 2020-10-28 21:30:00HANOI - At least 26 fishermen were missing at sea as one of the strongest typhoons in two decades tore into Vietnam’s central coastline on

South Korea's conscripted doctors feel like 'human shields' 2020-10-28 04:55:00OKCHEON, South Korea - As the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping through South Korea late in February, doctor Nam Ha-jong received an order to report

Covid-19 task force officials chased away during Medan 2020-10-28 00:06:59Covid-19 task force officials attempting to carry out a health protocol check were driven out of a birdsong contest at the National Bird’s Breed

Jakarta teacher draws ire for discrimination against non-Muslim 2020-10-27 23:53:54An image depicting a text message reportedly sent by a senior high school teacher in East Jakarta has gone viral on social media for what many conside