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World Economic Forum President Praises China’s Poverty Reduction Efforts

DAVOS (Xinhua) — China's progress toward eradicating poverty is unprecedented and its effort to promote multilateralism should be embraced by all members of the global community for the sake of common development, the president of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has said.

Yokohama to Welcome New Resident: Life-Sized Gundam Robot

TOKYO (Kyodo) — For some anime fans, it will be the ultimate dream come true.

Human-To-Human Transmission Confirmed in China Coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely.

Trump Heading to Switzerland as Impeachment Trial Reconvenes

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House.

Royal Parade: 4 Things You Might Have Missed

BANGKOK — Nearly 7,000 troops from all four branches of the armed forces – the army, navy, air force, and police – participated in a grandiose military parade before Their Majesties the King and Queen on Saturday.
A still from CCTV footage showing the suspect during the heist on Jan. 9, 2020.

Chakthip Says 1 Detained Over Deadly Heist, But Cops Won’t Discuss It

LOPBURI — Police officials on Monday won’t comment on the national police chief’s announcement that one person was questioned in connection with an armed robbery that left three people dead two weeks ago.
Loose telephone wires at the scene where two tourists were swept off their motorcycle in Kanchanaburi City on Jan. 19, 2020.

2 Tourists Swept Off Road by Loose Cable

KANCHANABURI — Police on Monday said they are investigating who was responsible for a hanging cable that nearly decapitated a foreign motorcyclist yesterday.

Rohingya Activists Rebuke Japan Envoy Over Denial of Genocide

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan-based Rohingya advocacy groups have accused Japan of siding with Myanmar's military over an ambassador's recent remarks denying genocide against the minority group.

Xi Says Wife Too Busy Preparing for New Year to Join Inspection Tour

KUNMING (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, exchanged greetings with tourists during an inspection tour ahead of the Chinese New Year.

Cult ‘Anointed by God’ Kills 7 in Panama Jungle

EL TERRON, Panama (AP) — Bibles rest on a wooden altar next to percussion instruments — a guiro and a drum — in the room where a religious sect allegedly forced a pregnant woman and five of her children to walk through fire in this remote hamlet.

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