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A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian shares rebound as US, Iran stand down, yen retreats

Asian stocks had their best session in weeks on Thursday, as the U.S. and Iran backed away from the brink of conflict in the Middle East and investors reversed their flight to safety.
A health surveillance officer with temperature scanner waits for passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport, Jan. 4, 2020. Hong Kong authorities activated a new response protocol Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease.

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response” level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city.
Major Chinese stock indices on Friday ended mixed, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.05 per cent, at 3,083.79 points.

Chinese shares closed mixed on Friday

Major Chinese stock indices on Friday ended mixed, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.05 per cent, at 3,083.79 points.
A picture taken on February 4, 2019 shows the Huawei logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. – A government amendment to establish a pre-authorization for the operation of telecom networks, with a view to deploy 5G, received on February 4, 2019 an “unfavorable opinion” from the special commission charged with examining the draft law Pact. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Huawei’s 2019 revenue to jump 18%, forecasts ‘difficult’ 2020

Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said its full-year revenue would likely jump 18% in 2019 to 850 billion yuan ($121.72 billion), lower than its earlier projections, as a U.S. trade blacklisting curbed growth and disrupted its ability to source key parts.
Former Brazil international Hulk, real name Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, says there is nothing hidden about his dating the niece of his ex-wife Iran Angelo de Souza, according to UOL.

Hulk: Nothing to hide about dating my ex-wife’s niece

Former Brazil international Hulk says there is nothing hidden about his dating the niece of his ex-wife Iran Angelo de Souza, according to UOL.
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia state on Diaspora Matters, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, has taken Ikpeazu’s vision across Asia.

Abia governor’s aide takes vision to Asia

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia state on Diaspora Matters, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, has taken Ikpeazu’s vision across Asia.
Manchester United’s pre-season preparations took a hit on Thursday as centre-back Eric Bailly was stretchered from the field during a friendly against Tottenham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives update on Eric Bailly

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Eric Bailly will resume full training with the rest of the team next week.
Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has celebrated Shanghai Shenhua’s Chinese FA Cup final win against Shandong Luneng

Odion Ighalo revels in Shanghai Shenhua’s Chinese FA Cup final win against Shandong Luneng

Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has celebrated Shanghai Shenhua’s Chinese FA Cup final win against Shandong Luneng.

Official: China has over 170,000 elderly-care institutions, facilities

China had a total of 173,300 elderly-care service institutions and facilities at the end of June and more than 140,000 were at the community level, a Chinese official said on Tuesday.
Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).

Police detain 98 suspects over online gambling

Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts following a point against Belgium’s David Goffin in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 5, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic crushes Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up Grigor Dimitrov semi-final in Paris

Novak Djokovic said he played “one of his best matches of the season” to thrash seventh seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 on Friday and set up a Paris Masters semi-final against Grigor Dimitrov.
China will host the newly-revised version of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, which is set to be played between the summer months of June and July.

China unanimously appointed as hosts of 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

China will host the newly-revised version of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, which is set to be played between the summer months of June and July.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 31, 2017 a British one pound sterling coin, and a one euro coin, are arranged for a photograph in central London. – Sterling soared Thursday, October 17, 2019 within a whisker of $1.3, striking five-month peaks after the European Union reached a draft Brexit withdrawal deal with London. (Photo by Daniel SORABJI / AFP)

Pound falls before Brexit votes

The British pound fell Tuesday awaiting key Brexit votes on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement bill.

Boeing wants it to fly, but travellers fear the 737 MAX

On September 12, Boeing started putting out 30-second videos in which employees tout its planes’ safety, hoping to reassure travelers about the 737 MAX that’s been grounded worldwide since two crashes that killed 346 people.
Pound Sterling

Pound drops as Boris Johnson faces battle to pass Brexit bill

Sterling fell Friday as investors fret over Boris Johnson’s chances of pushing his Brexit deal through parliament, while Asian markets were mostly down after data showed China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in nearly three decades.
South Korean national soccer team player Son Heung-min answers a reporter's question upon his arrival after the soccer match against North Korea, at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

South Korean football team tells of ‘rough’ match in Pyongyang

South Korea’s national football team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a “rough” match played under strange conditions that may be reported to FIFA.
The next generation of youngsters made their mark at the Shanghai Masters as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev knocked out former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer respectively, booking their semi-final spots on Friday.

Roger Federer loses cool, follows Novak Djokovic out of Shanghai

Roger Federer’s trademark cool spectacularly deserted him and he was given a point penalty as he followed Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Friday.
An inspired Stefanos Tsitsipas came from a set down to end Novak Djokovic's reign as Shanghai Masters champion and reach the semi-finals after qualifying for the ATP Finals.

Stefanos Tsitsipas stuns Novak Djokovic in Shanghai quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic was stunned in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals by young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets on Friday.

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