Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest anyone not wearing a mask properly, including below the nose, as the country battles to contain surging coronavirus infections.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the West had to be very careful about the exact nature of Chinese investment in Western economies. "I think we have to be very careful about exactly what the nature is of that investment," Blinken told the BBC in an interview when asked about Chinese investment in the West.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — This piece of news sounds a little bit random to me, but because it came from AirAsia I wasn’t too surprised seeing as Tan Sri Tony Fernandez has been doing quite a few zany...
Police and protesters faced off in the historic Plaza de Bolivar, in the Colombian capital of Bogota, on May 5, following days of demonstrations which have left at least 19 dead.Violent scenes have accompanied protests in Colombia against planned post-pandemic tax reforms that began on April 28. The reforms have since been shelved.The video, recorded on May 5, shows smoke, a loud bang and the crowd dispersing from Plaza de Bolivar. The video also shows anti-government protesters peacefully marching through Bogota on the same day. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful
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Australian rugby league international Jarryd Hayne has been sentenced to five years and nine months in jail after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at her home in New South Wales state in 2018. A jury in March found Hayne guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent after his first trial in Newcastle ended in a hung jury in December. Newcastle District Court Judge Helen Syme said on Thursday Hayne was fully aware the victim was not consenting and went ahead anyway, state media reported.
Former Australia rugby league star and San Francisco 49er Jarryd Hayne was Thursday jailed for five years and nine months over the sexual assault of a woman at her home in 2018.
PETALING JAYA, May 6 ― Pencetus Ummah (PU) Amin now has to think twice before taking pictures at work engagements, after a photograph of him and two Instagram influencers went viral last month. The...
A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that cost nearly $250,000 in a controversial bid to boost post-pandemic tourism.
After nearly three decades in London, Christophe Reech was fed up with the city's pandemic lockdowns. This spring, he sold his luxury townhouse and jetted off to the desert sheikhdom of Dubai to start a new life with his family. The French business magnate’s super wealthy foreign friends were doing the same, driving an unprecedented surge in sales of Dubai's most-exclusive properties.
"We welcome this positive development and look forward to working with the US and others to find solutions that boost the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines." "Close collaboration between governments and vaccine manufacturers will remain vital." "New Zealand supports the waiver of IP protections on vaccines as an important part of our collective efforts to address the human catastrophe of the pandemic."
An emotional TJ Oshie scored a hat trick Wednesday as the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 in a fight-filled clash that featured fireworks from the opening faceoff.
India's cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country's coronavirus emergency, insisting it was not a mistake.
Kenyan judge Martha Koome has defended dissidents and helped to write women's rights into the constitution - now she's on track to be the first female chief justice in a country where the role is particularly sensitive. A child of subsistence farmers, she was chosen by a judicial panel over the lawyer who argued President Uhuru Kenyatta's case in a 2017 battle with the Supreme Court that she will now head. Kenyatta endorsed her and his legislative majority means she is set to be confirmed by the end of this month.
The producers of this year’s International Feature Film Oscar winner “Another Round” and Berlin Silver Bear winner “Natural Light” have been selected for European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move program, which promotes promising producers and fosters international co-productions. The 20 participants for the program, which runs online from May 17-21, will be presenting their […]
Chinese tech giant Tencent is in talks with U.S. officials to hold onto its gaming investments in the United States.Reuters sources say the company held talks with a U.S. national security panel over its stakes in Epic Games and Riot Games.There have been concerns that Tencent poses a national security risk due to its handling of U.S. players' personal data and its Chinese ownership.Tencent owns a 40% stake in Epic Games, the maker of hit video game Fortnite.It also bought a majority stake in Riot Games in 2011, and acquired the rest of the company four years later.Riot develops one of the most popular games in the world, League of Legends.According to the sources, Tencent is negotiating risk-mitigation measures so it can keep its investments. These could include appointing independent auditors to monitor any agreement reached.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has the power to order the company to divest its U.S. holdings.The body has been cracking down on Chinese ownership of U.S. technology assets in the last few years.It comes amid escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade, human rights, and the protection of intellectual property.Another Chinese tech giant - ByteDance - was ordered by Trump last year to sell its popular short video app TikTok.The Biden administration, however, is yet to enforce that ruling.
Cambodia ended on Thursday a blanket coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh after three weeks, as busy traffic returned to some streets of the capital, though authorities retained tighter curbs in some districts where infections have surged. The Southeast Asian nation has recorded one of the world's smallest COVID-19 caseloads, but infections have climbed from about 500 in late February to 17,621 now, with 114 deaths. Authorities recorded 650 new cases and 4 deaths on Thursday.
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SpaceX’s Starship SN15 prototype successfully landed after completing a test flight from the company’s launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, on May 5.The spacecraft performed a successful six-minute test flight, prompting SpaceX founder Elon Musk to take to Twitter, posting that the landing was “nominal”, or successful.A similar test flight of the Starship SN10 in early March ended with fiery explosions shortly after the craft landed. Credit: Trevor Mahlmann via Storyful