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Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in New York.  Stocks are climbing back in the early going on Wall Street Thursday, a day after the market took its biggest one-day loss since October.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Stocks rise sharply, with investors watching online traders

Jan. 28, 2021 11:18 AM EST

Stocks were moving sharply higher Thursday morning, a day after sinking to their worst loss since October amid lingering worries about the long-term economic damage from the pandemic. Investors continued to closely watch the nauseating moves of stocks like GameStop and AMC, which have become targets of online...

A man walks past Tokyo's promotional banners for its rescheduled Olympic games to be held in the summer 2021, in Tokyo on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Japan to produce 90M doses of AstraZeneca shots

Jan. 28, 2021 10:31 AM EST

TOKYO — More than 90 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in Japan by a Japanese pharmaceutical company through a licensing agreement. It will cover three quarters of the supply the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company has pledged to provide to the country, officials said...

Members from the World Health Organization team of experts prepare to leave on a bus after ending their quarantine at a hotel in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

WHO team in Wuhan departs quarantine for COVID origins study

Jan. 28, 2021 9:51 AM EST

WUHAN, China (AP) — A World Health Organization team emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers, who were required to isolate for 14 days after arriving in...

Workers wave to the team of experts from the World Health Organization who ended their quarantine and prepare to leave the quarantine hotel by bus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asia Today: China's big holiday travel season light so far

Jan. 28, 2021 9:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Efforts to dissuade Chinese from traveling for Lunar New Year appeared to be working as Beijing’s main train station was largely quiet and estimates of passenger totals were smaller than in past years. Thursday started the roughly two-week travel rush ahead of the holiday that falls...

Workers wave off a team of experts from the World Health Organization who ended their quarantine and left the quarantine hotel in a bus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The WHO team emerged from quarantine to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

EXPLAINER: How experts will hunt for COVID origins in China

Jan. 28, 2021 8:46 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After a two-week quarantine, the real work can begin. Maybe. A World Health Organization team of researchers emerged from their hotel Thursday for the first time since their arrival in the central Chinese city of Wuhan to start searching for clues into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Morocco's king to kick off virus vaccination drive

Jan. 28, 2021 8:20 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's King Mohammed VI is due Thursday to start his country's coronavirus vaccination campaign, which will primarily target health care workers, security forces and people over 75, according to Moroccan authorities. Morocco has one of Africa’s most advanced vaccination...

Expecting to fetch more than US$49,000 at auction, a 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky from Scotland is displayed at a Bonhams auction preview in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Despite the economic uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, interest in the rare whisky remains high. Compared to other investment commodities, collectable whisky is doing strong in the past 10 years, with a four-fold increase in its price, Bonhams specialist Christopher Pong said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Rare 72-year-old Scotch whisky to be auctioned in Hong Kong

Jan. 28, 2021 6:29 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky from Scotland is expected to fetch more than $38,000 in an auction in Hong Kong on Friday. It is the first time that the 1948 Glen Grant whisky, by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, is being offered in an auction. It is number...

FILE- In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in India's Ladakh area. The Indian army said Saturday, Jan. 9, 2020, that it has apprehended a Chinese soldier in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border. An army statement said the Chinese soldier was taken into custody on Friday for transgressing into the Indian side in area South of Pangong Tso lake. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India says China ties at crossroads amid border standoff

Jan. 28, 2021 5:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday said its relationship with China is at a crossroads with the months-old military standoff in mountainous border areas profoundly disturbing the ties. “Peace and tranquillity in the border areas is the basis for the development of relations in other...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, Chinese singer-songwriter Wanting Qu holds two trophies after winning Hong Kong Most Popular Singer-Songwriter and the Best Mandarin Song at the Yahoo Buzz Awards in Hong Kong. A Chinese pop star whose mother had been held in custody since being arrested for corruption six years ago said that the charge had been removed by Chinese prosecutors. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Chinese singer says mother's bribery charge dismissed

Jan. 28, 2021 5:45 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese-Canadian singer says a Chinese corruption charge against her mother, who has been held in custody for six years, has been withdrawn but she remains in detention. Wanting Qu, 36, who has lived in Canada since she was a teenager, shared a social media post by her aunt saying...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020 file photo, a view of the TikTok app logo, in Tokyo. Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after with hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Chinese app TikTok cuts jobs in India following ban

Jan. 28, 2021 4:56 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. ``Given the lack of feedback from the government about...