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‘Enough is enough’: China attacks US at Security Council

by Philippe Rater with Valerie Leroux in Paris China on Thursday lashed out at the United States at a high-level UN meeting over its criticism...

How coronavirus has spread across the world

On January 11, the first coronavirus death was officially recorded in China. Eight months after the identification of the disease that appeared in Wuhan...

Kim Jong Un ‘very sorry’ over killing of South Korean, Seoul says

by Claire LEE North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare apology Friday over what he described as the “unexpected and disgraceful” killing of...

BMW fined $18 mn in US over inflated sales data

US securities regulators charged BMW with inflating its retail sales volumes to investors, fining the luxury car company $18 million in a settlement announced...

Jose Raymond invites TikTok users to follow him

It’s not every day you see a politician launch a TikTok account. However, Singapore People’s Party (SPP) chairman Jose Raymond has done just that. Founded...

Calvin Cheng: Revoking the work passes and banning of foreigners who break covid rules “too harsh”

Former nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media calling the revoking of work passes and banning of foreigners who break...

What's happening in Asia

North Asia

Japanese theme park for adults to open in Tokyo’s red-light district in October

Japanese adult video producers Soft On Demand (SOD) will be opening a theme park for adults in Tokyo's red-light district of Kabukicho on Oct...

How Chinese propaganda is using the 1962 war to shape public opinion

Chinese social media and websites have lately been peppered with news articles and analyses on how well-prepared the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is to...

‘Heartiest congratulations’: PM Modi wishes new Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga

India, Sept. 16 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Yoshihide Suga, who was formally elected by the Japanese parliament as the country's...

South East Asia

DBS Bank says “very difficult” to stop questionable transactions

Singapore — In response to the FinCEN Files investigation published on Sunday (Sept 20) based on “Suspicious Activity Reports” showing that criminals moved around...

Malaysia’s Anwar says has backing to form govt, PM stands firm

by Patrick Lee Malaysian opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he had “formidable” support from MPs to form a new government, but the prime minister...

Report: More than 15,000 Malaysians lost their jobs in Singapore due to Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR -- Official data showed that 15,666 Malaysians have lost their jobs across the Causeway between January and July 2020, as the Covid-19...
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‘Provide food to sex workers during lockdown’: SC tells Centre, states

India, Sept. 22 -- Moved by the plight of lakhs of sex workers rendered jobless and without an alternate source of livelihood following the...

Unveiling: Malaysian activist fights for hijab freedom

by Choo Ching Yee Harassed and placed under investigation by religious authorities — activist Maryam Lee is a highly controversial figure in Malaysia. Her crime? Speaking...

What Malaysia needs urgently: Unity of all Malaysians for a New Sabah and a New Malaysia – Lim Kit Siang

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 21 -- First of all, let me congratulate Syed Saddiq for showing the way that Malaysia needs new thinking, that we...

Sabah election: BN and Warisan dependent on their partners for a good result

COMMENTARY, Sept. 20 -- Political parties participating in the Sabah state election have already identified the seats that they are confident of winning. Except for...

South Asia

UK believed Rajiv ran ‘oriental court’, was ‘king among courtiers’

India, Sept. 20 -- The British government had a poor opinion of Rajiv Gandhi's performance as prime minister (1984-89) and on the eve of...

Covid-19 vaccine: India to start final phase of trial next week

India, Sept. 19 -- The final phase of human clinical trial of Oxford-Astrazeneca's Covishield will begin at the Sasson General Hospital in Pune next...

Guest column: Shape of fashion

India, Sept. 19 -- I think fashion will undergo a sea change in the coming months which will define its future trajectory. It's a...

Alluring images of Crab supernova leave people stunned. Seen them yet?

India, Sept. 19 -- The universe is gorgeous, and the photos available on the Internet are a constant reminder of the same. Still, if...

Celebrity Gossip

Beauty queen said she is not the woman in nude photo as her figure ‘isn’t as good’

Just less than a month ago, Lisa-Marie Tse was crowned Miss Hong Kong but it was not long before she was embroiled in a...

Selena Gomez confidently shows off scar in swimsuit

Three years have passed since actress-singer Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant from her friend Francia Raisa after she suffered organ damage caused by...

Singers Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith expecting baby boy early next year

Los Angeles — Singer Mandy Moore is going to be a mother. She made an announcement sharing the good news that she is expecting...

Roxanne Tong’s parents approve of Kenneth Ma, treat him like son-in-law

Hong Kong — Actor Kenneth Ma and actress Roxanne Tong are in a loving relationship and they are proud to show it. After going public...