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Chinese stocks tumble as investors monitor coronavirus developments; New! 2020-08-12 00:18:41Markets in Asia-Pacific declined on Wednesday, as investors continue to monitor coronavirus developments. Russia claimed to have developed a vaccine,

Singapore's top banks brace for more challenges after New! 2020-08-11 21:42:39The three largest Singapore banks warned that the global environment remains uncertain even though some business activity has picked up as economies r

Watch live: Pan American Health Organization holds press New! 2020-08-11 10:54:18Pan American Health Organization officials are holding a press conference to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak in the Americas.

Asia Pacific markets mostly up taking cues from 2020-08-11 03:45:26Major indexes in Australia, Japan and South Korea rose as investors remained unfazed by U.S.-China tensions.

Singapore's economic contraction in the second quarter was 2020-08-11 02:00:44The Ministry of Trade and Industry revised its full-year forecast for Singapore to register an economic contraction of between 5% and 7% in 2020. Prev

Asia Pacific markets trade mostly higher but investors 2020-08-10 03:49:00U.S.-China tensions rose last week after President Trump issued executive orders that are set to ban American use of WeChat and TikTok, taking effect

Some office space could get permanently cut during 2020-08-09 21:40:45Working from home has become the norm in this coronavirus pandemic, and Morgan Stanley predicts that office tenants across Asia will permanently give

Political uncertainty puts Southeast Asia's economic recovery from 2020-08-09 19:32:45As lockdown measures were lifted and domestic politicking resumed, the stability of some governments are in question once more, said Simon Tay, chairm

State Department lifts international 'do not travel' advisory, 2020-08-07 15:54:45The U.S. State Department has lifted its 'do not travel' advisory for international trips but many countries remain closed to Americans.

Nintendo shares jump after blockbuster earnings; analysts are 2020-08-07 10:22:56Japanese video game maker Nintendo on Thursday reported a multi-fold increase in quarterly profit on the back of strong demand for its flagship Switch

Shares of Tencent plunge after Trump's executive order 2020-08-07 10:11:09Shares of Hong Kong-listed Tencent plunged about 5% on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders targeting Chinese apps WeChat

Asia stocks decline as China-U.S. tensions weigh on 2020-08-07 04:56:52Stocks in Asia Pacific were mostly lower on Friday as tensions between Beijing and Washington weighed on investor sentiment.

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Coronavirus cases emerge again in New Zealand after 2020-08-11 08:47:25New Zealand authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household; the source of infection is unknown.

Today's Headlines: A dangerous road to 'herd immunity' 2020-08-11 08:00:06A COVID-19 outbreak at California's oldest prison shows the high human costs of trying to achieve "herd immunity" without a vaccine.

Coronavirus strikes indoor mushroom farms 2020-08-11 07:00:44Coronavirus outbreaks struck at least a half dozen mushroom farms in Washington, Tennessee, Colorado and Pennsylvania, sickening scores of workers.

It's illegal to criticize Thailand's king. They're doing 2020-08-11 06:34:03Student-led protests are calling for curbs on King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s wealth and power, openly defying laws against insulting the monarchy.

Russia approves and touts a coronavirus vaccine, but 2020-08-11 05:20:29Russian says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use, but critics say testing is not complete.

Hong Kong residents line up to buy pro-democracy 2020-08-11 04:56:32Hong Kong residents are buying up copies of the Apple Daily newspaper in support of press freedom after its owner, Jimmy Lai, was arrested.

Belarusian challenger flees to Lithuania amid protests 2020-08-11 04:16:28The Lithuanian foreign minister says that the leading opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential election has fled her country and is now &ld

Seattle police chief to quit following city's move 2020-08-11 03:47:32Seattle's police chief says she will retire as the City Council approves a plan for the department to lose as many as 100 officers.

Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 2020-08-11 02:26:01The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million.

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest 2020-08-10 20:10:42A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest Monday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.

China sanctions 11 U.S. politicians, heads of organizations 2020-08-10 20:10:01China has announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco

Global warming collapses Canada's last intact ice shelf 2020-08-10 13:26:37Canada's 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf had been the country's last intact ice shelf until the end of July.

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7 Quick Facts on Kamala Harris, Biden’s VP New! 2020-08-11 23:39:43The one-time Biden rival is the first Black woman and first candidate of Indian descent to be named on a major US party’s ticket

How Kamala Harris Found the Political Identity That New! 2020-08-11 23:16:25Harris is the Senate’s second Black woman in its history when she was elected in 2016

Biden's Pick of Harris as Running Mate Draws New! 2020-08-11 21:21:50A fantastic and historic ticket or one of extreme positions?

Who Is Speaking at Democratic National Convention? New! 2020-08-11 21:08:29Next week's event will feature a lineup of heavyweight politicians, rising stars and everyday Americans

Harris Under Scrutiny for Tough-on-Crime Prosecutor Past New! 2020-08-11 20:49:44The US senator from California has been named as Joe Biden's running mate

Belarusian Opposition Leader Flees to Lithuania New! 2020-08-11 20:42:35Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya tells supporters she feared for her children’s safety on 3rd straight night of violent anti-government protests

US Makes Deal with Biotech Company for 100 New! 2020-08-11 19:25:04Trump’s announcement comes hours after Russia announced formal approval of a coronavirus vaccine

Assassinations Highlight Security Challenges for US-Backed Forces in New! 2020-08-11 18:40:16The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces accuse IS sleeper cells and Syrian government proxies of carrying out the attacks to cause instability in the

Taiwan Plans to Shift Medical Supply Chain Away New! 2020-08-11 18:35:43Taiwanese industry experts say the memorandum will bring business opportunities to Taiwan, especially if the US provides technology transfers in advan

Biden Picks Senator Kamala Harris as Running Mate New! 2020-08-11 17:58:48Harris, 55, is the first Black woman on a major party presidential ticket

Biden Picks Senator Kamala Harris as His Running New! 2020-08-11 17:58:48Harris, 55, is the first Black woman and South Asian-American on a major party presidential ticket 

Egypt Allows Gazans to Leave Strip for First New! 2020-08-11 17:33:18Gaza has reported 81 cases of the coronavirus – all were people in mandatory quarantine centers set up by Hamas for anyone returning to the terr


Over $44k jewellery robbed at gunpoint from shop 2020-08-11 04:40:22Police have launched a hunt for an armed man who robbed gold ornaments worth over Bt1 million (S$44 million) from a shop in Big C Department Stor

Daily roundup: Swimmers Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng 2020-08-11 04:29:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Olympic-bound swimmers Joseph Schooling, Quah Zheng Wen granted NS deferment till 202

Bhutan orders first coronavirus lockdown as cases hit 2020-08-11 03:36:29THIMPU - Bhutan ordered its first nationwide lockdown on Tuesday (Aug 11) after a returning resident tested positive for coronavirus after being

3 bikers killed in accident on Thai highway 2020-08-11 03:26:00Three young bikers were killed in an accident on a highway in Suphanburi province. Sriprajan Police Station in Suphanburi was informed about the road

Philippines' Duterte has 'huge trust' in Russia vaccine, 2020-08-11 02:30:59MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded Russia’s efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and is willing to participate in

Thai PM 'concerned' after student protest new demands 2020-08-11 02:26:28BANGKOK  - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he is concerned about a growing student protest movement after another student g

Decision to reopen more schools draws ire from 2020-08-11 02:14:47JAKARTA - The Indonesian government's decision to allow more schools to reopen has drawn strong criticism from paediatricians and teachers who have b

Farmers walk from North Sumatra to Jakarta to 2020-08-11 01:08:05Hundreds of farmers have walked thousands of kilometres from their homes in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, to the capital city to demand that Pr

Snakes in, school’s out! Slithering reptiles cause chaos 2020-08-11 01:02:57A school class in Kamphaeng Phet province had to be abandoned today after students discovered four snakes had slithered into the room without anyone n

Indonesian police arrest rape suspect after year-long investigation 2020-08-10 22:08:30Police in South Tangerang, Banten, have arrested a rape suspect who had remained at large for nearly a year since the victim filed the report on the d

Indonesians warned of more eruptions as Sinabung volcano 2020-08-10 07:28:00Authorities have advised the public to remain alert over potential future eruptions at Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, as the

Thai anti-government protesters hold rallies outside Bangkok 2020-08-10 04:22:31BANGKOK - Hundreds joined anti-government protests across Thailand on Sunday following a day of rallies in the country’s capital where prot

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Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow? New! 2020-08-11 11:38:16Under pressure from all sides, Prime Minister Hassan Diab announcd his government's resignation on Monday but it remains to be seen whether new faces

India sending more relief, humanitarian materials to explosion-hit New! 2020-08-11 10:54:46

US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast 2020-08-11 07:24:01

India immediately sending more relief, humanitarian material to 2020-08-10 18:55:59

Lebanese PM Hassan Diab steps down in wake 2020-08-10 18:30:14

As Saudi Arabia snubs Pakistan on J&K, cracks 2020-08-10 17:35:58After Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi publicly berated Saudi Arabia for failing to allow the OIC to stand with Pakistan against India o

Palestinian family in cave home faces Israeli eviction 2020-08-10 13:04:19

Lebanon's justice minister resigns in wake of explosion 2020-08-10 12:11:46

Yemen's UNESCO-listed Old Sanaa houses collapse in heavy 2020-08-10 09:51:26

Turkey becomes 3rd country to develop Covid-19 vaccines: 2020-08-10 08:25:46"The Covid-19 Turkey Platform, founded by the TUBITAK (the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey,) is currently working on eight di

Blast destroyed landmark 19th century palace in Beirut 2020-08-10 08:07:32“In a split second, everything was destroyed again,” says Roderick Sursock, owner of Beirut's landmark Sursock Palace, one of the most st

World donors demand change before money to rebuild 2020-08-10 05:39:31

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