Covid vaccinations hit another record, average now above 3 million daily

Larry Wiggins is given the Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine by Anya Harris at Red Hook Neighborhood…

Amazon apologizes for tweet dismissing lawmaker’s claim that workers urinate in bottles

Amazon drivers begin their delivery routes as workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New…

U.S. companies face boycott threats, mounting pressure to take sides in America’s battle over voting rights

Protesters gather outside of the Georgia State Capitol to protest HB 531, which would place tougher…

Waymo CEO departure comes after tenure filled with milestones, hurdles and hype

After five and half years leading Waymo, John Krafcik announced Friday he is stepping down from…

Matthew McConaughey: Lessons for a successful life in post-Covid reality

The Matthew McConaughey advice-giving role that seems most made for CNBC is his turn in "The…

How Britain inspired Beijing’s changes to the Hong Kong electoral system

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Will the Whitsun Reef dispute come between Beijing and Manila?

Chinese vessels are pictured moored at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea, on March 27, 2021. Photo:…

Thai court voids order for ex-PM Yingluck to pay US$1.1 billion

The finance ministry had sought compensation in 2016 for a money-losing rice farming subsidy programme launched…

China’s maritime militia underlines its control over South China Sea

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How a middle-class Indonesian millennial became a militant

Zakiah Aini was a quiet student who achieved good grades at university – until she became…

Coronavirus: Vietnam asks for foreign support in procuring Covid-19 vaccines

Asia /  Southeast Asia On Wednesday Vietnam’s health minister met Chinese, Indian and Russian diplomats to discuss…

Coronavirus: Death threats for Italy’s health minister while UK adds more countries to red list

The British government is adding four more countries – Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines –…

Filipino-Americans on high alert after New York attack

The brutal attack on 65-year-old Vilma Kari was part of a recent wave of anti-Asian hate…

Japan’s Yoshide Suga to be the first foreign leader to meet Joe Biden

The meeting in Washington shows the importance the US attaches to relations with Japan, Chief Cabinet…

Uproar in Japan over Valentino’s kimono-belt ‘trampling’ ad

A quick apology from the Italian fashion house did little to lessen outrage amid claims it…

Artist turns river into a giant ‘hotpot’ soup to raise pollution awareness

Locals have nicknamed the watercourse the ‘Little Yellow River’ due to the colour caused by pollution…

As Asia tries to spur baby boom, Indonesia says no thanks

Officials are trying to convince people to have fewer children as Indonesia focuses more on improving…

Korea jab drive slows; Malaysia, China reach deal on vaccine passports

Delayed supply from the global vaccine-sharing scheme has raised concerns about the country’s aim to immunise…

Indonesia needs more women in counterterrorism, like Malaysia’s Normah Ishak

The two terror attacks in Indonesia this week point to an alarming trend: women are taking…

Don’t wait for UN nod to punish Myanmar generals, Suu Kyi ally says

With China likely to use its veto to shield Myanmar’s generals, like-minded countries can opt to…

Will Thailand’s 10-day quarantine rule spark a revival of tourism?

Thailand has reduced quarantine for unvaccinated tourists from 14 to 10 days The restrictions will ease…

Company in trouble for job ad offering ‘beautiful girls and handsome boys’

People & Culture /  Gender & Diversity The beverage company advertised a number of roles for a…

China to fill bulk of global demand in 2021 as trade roars back to life

North America will drive demand in merchandise trade this year, with US imports set to rise…

Pakistan reverses decision to allow imports of Indian sugar, cotton and wheat

Pakistan Finance Minister Hammad Azhar on Wednesday said the government made the decision to allow imports…

Philippine lugaw, inspired by congee, stirs debate in locked-down Manila

The popular rice porridge trended on social media after an official told a Grab delivery driver…

‘Doomed to fail’: G7 pressure on China over subsidies could be ignored

The Group of 7 (G7) - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States…

Seoul proposes co-hosting 2032 Olympics with North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to pursue the joint…

‘Baby Jane thanked everyone’: sacked Filipino domestic worker dies at 40

Baby Jane Allas, who was fired in 2019 in Hong Kong after being diagnosed with cervical…

‘Do public service, donate sperm!’: bank wanting quality men hits social media

Sperm bank director says that the bank has been facing a shortage of donors in recent…

New Zealand says no pressure to stay quiet on WHO Covid-19 report

New Zealand said it wants to independently analyse the report on the origins of the coronavirus…

Myanmar junta may scapegoat insurgents to ‘rain hell’ on civilians: UN expert

Thomas Andrews, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, says any coordinated effort by insurgents…

US in talks with Australia on potential responses to Taiwan war: diplomat

Michael Goldman, the US Embassy’s chargé d’affaires, said the strategic planning covers a range of contingencies,…

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged under official secrets law, lawyer says

Meanwhile, the UN special envoy on Myanmar warned the 15-member UN Security Council that ‘a bloodbath…

US analyst claims China is backing Okinawa independence movement

In an opinion piece, Robert D. Eldridge says Beijing has deployed thousands of ‘agents provocateurs’ to…

Asean nations ‘stand to gain’ from supply chain diversification from China

Southeast Asian economies stand to gain further from multinational firms looking to diversify supply chains from…

Why is Xinjiang more of a worry for Australia than its detention of refugees?

Australia has long been reticent to address its ‘offshore processing’ policies, even as its officials weigh…

Myanmar junta makes ceasefire offer, but not to protesters

The move comes after clashes with ethnic armed groups, but makes an exception for actions that…

Woman dies after botched fat grafting cosmetic procedure left her brain dead

A woman seeking cosmetic surgery to smooth lines around her forehead and eyes has died after…

Pakistan lifts two-year ban on Indian sugar and cotton imports

‘If opening trade with some country lessens burden on the pocket of an ordinary person, there…

Why is China’s Wang Yi meeting four Asean ministers individually in Fujian?

This Week in Asia /  Politics Myanmar is expected to be on the agenda but all parties…

Thai protesters charged over clash with queen’s motorcade face long sentence, even death

They were charged over an incident during a protest in October last year when thousands marched…

Man throws hot soup at woman who asked him to stop smoking inside restaurant

‘We Sichuan people all do it (smoke) like this (in restaurants)’, the man said, ‘is that…

South China Sea: Philippine military vows to continue aerial patrols after Chinese warning

Chinese radio operators challenged the aircraft with local journalists on board ‘at least five times’ as…

Woman shot dead at Indonesia’s national police HQ had Isis sympathies, police say

The shoot-out in Jakarta occurred days after two suicide bombers attacked a cathedral in the city…

11 things you may not know about Asia’s territorial disputes

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US trade war pushed China to ‘poach’ Taiwan’s semiconductor tech, talent

Economy /  China Economy Taiwan is home to a thriving and world-leading chip industry, including Taiwan Semiconductor…

Chinese zoo in the doghouse after claiming a pet golden retriever was a lion

Visitors to a zoo in China were shocked to find a golden retriever waiting to greet…

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd’s neck ‘totally unnecessary’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kneeling on George Floyd ’s neck while he was handcuffed and lying on…

EXPLAINER: Analyzing use of force by police officers

As former Officer Derek Chauvin stands trial in George Floyd’s death, a central question is whether…

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according…