Eros STX Global Corporation’s streaming platform Eros Now is launching a Premium Video On-Demand ‘First Day, First Show’ service in India. It will kick off in March with STX Films’ Gerard Butler title “Greenland.” Other STX Films titles that will be made available on PVOD on Eros Now over the next 18 months include “Horizon […]
China's ByteDance has decided to reduce the size of its India team and is unsure when the company will make a comeback in India, it said in an internal memo to employees on Wednesday. India has decided to retain its ban on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps after reviewing responses from the companies on issues such as compliance and privacy, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The apps were banned amid rising tensions between India and China following a border clash between the two nations last year.
PETALING JAYA, Jan 27 — Since the movement control order was put in place, there have been many reports of students going to great lengths to attend online classes. From bad internet...
About 1,200 participants were allowed to fly to Australia for the summer of tennis as thousands of its citizens are unable to return home due to travel restrictions. Players are serving 14 days of isolation during which they are allowed five hours outside their rooms each day to train for the year's first Grand Slam, which has been delayed by three weeks and will be played from Feb. 8-21. But 72 players have been confined to their rooms after passengers on the charter flights that carried them to Australia tested positive to the virus.
WarnerMedia has acquired “There Is No I in Threesome,” a New Zealand-made documentary about a couple exploring an open relationship, and set is as an HBO Max Original. It will have its world premiere at the WarnerMedia Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival and begin streaming on Feb. 11, shortly before Valentine’s Day. A theatrical […]
Hundreds of police guarded the historic Red Fort in the heart of the Indian capital on Wednesday following violent clashes between farmers and authorities in which one person was killed and at least 80 injured. Tens of thousands of farmers, protesting against reforms of the agriculture sector that they say benefit big private buyers at the expense of growers, have been camped on the outskirts of the city for two months to demand the reforms be scrapped. A protest parade of tractors around the city's fringes to coincide with Tuesday's Republic Day celebrations turned to chaos when some farmers diverged from agreed routes, breaking through barricades and clashing with police, who used tear gas and batons to try to restrain them.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Jaya Grocer outlet at Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang is now closed until further notice, after several staff members tested positive for Covid-19. In a Facebook...
The Chinese government said Wednesday that actions like its warplanes flying near Taiwan last weekend are a warning against both foreign interference in Taiwan and any independence moves by the island. Asked about the flights, Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said China's military drills are to show the nation's resolution to protect its national sovereignty and territorial integrity. "They are a stern warning against external interference and provocation from separatist forces advocating for Taiwan independence,” she said at a regular briefing, giving the Chinese government's first official comment on the recent flights.
A Cricket Australia probe Wednesday concluded Indian players were racially abused during the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but cleared six people who were kicked out of the stadium.
The Taliban militant movement gave its backing on Tuesday for a coronavirus vaccination campaign in Afghanistan that has received a $112 million pledge from the World Health Organization’s COVAX programme. The immunisation drive will have to take place amid relentless violence in the country despite the government and the Taliban insurgents opening peace talks in September. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters that the group would "support and facilitate" the vaccination drive conducted via health centres.
IPOH, Jan 27 ― Chinese New Year has always been the busiest period for lion-and-dragon head maker Teh Wing Liang. But not this year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 46-year-old's business has...
IPOH, Jan 27 — Arnee Ahamad Pazir, who earns RM30 a day, could be fined far above his daily wage, jailed up to 10 years, and even whipped, after he found himself on the wrong side of the law today....
Presented with a movie, meal, medicines and a $20 cash handout, Cambodia's cyclo taxi drivers received a rare treat at the weekend, and a brief distraction from hard times as the coronavirus takes a toll on tourism. Hundreds of drivers who are struggling to make ends meet were seen sprawled out in their pedal-driven vehicles during the special screening on Saturday, when a makeshift movie theatre sprang up in a grassy yard in the capital Phnom Penh. They were shown the new film "Fathers" by local director Huy Yaleng, about a cyclo driver's daily battle to support his family.
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 27 — The Penang Port Commission (PPC) has agreed to gift one of its iconic ferries to the Penang state government. PPC chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng said PPC made this decision due...
Three LGBT rights protesters have been arrested in Singapore after taking part in a tiny, rare demonstration triggered by the government's alleged mistreatment of a transgender student, police said Wednesday.
US President Joe Biden reaffirmed US commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, setting the stage for renewed transatlantic ties after his predecessor Donald Trump accused European members of not paying enough for the Western defence alliance. Biden spoke by phone on Tuesday with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to convey that Washington intended to work with Nato allies on shared security concerns such as in Afghanistan, Iraq and Russia. Biden said the United States was committed to collective defence under the North Atlantic Treaty and “underscored his commitment to strengthening transatlantic security”, the White House said in a statement. Stoltenberg, who has invited Biden to Brussels for a Nato summit on an unconfirmed date this year, said the two had stressed the need to “maintain the momentum for increased defence spending to keep our nations safe in an unpredictable world”, according to a Nato statement. The Nato readout said the two also addressed “the implications for our security of the rise of China”, a matter which was not mentioned in the White House statement.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. Biden has conducted a series of phone calls with close US partners since his inauguration last Wednesday, including with the leaders of Canada, Britain, France and Germany, in a bid to repair relationships that were strained under the “America First” approach of the Trump administration. But observers have warned that it will be difficult for Biden’s administration to reassure US allies, with lingering concerns that Washington’s security priorities might change yet again the next time a new president assumes office. Nato has joined US in seeing China as a risk to security, US envoy says During his presidency, Trump repeatedly accused Nato allies, including Germany, of not “paying their fair share”, and threatened to withdraw the US from the alliance. His administration took actions that ran counter to Nato positions, including the withdrawal of the US from the Treaty on Open Skies – a decades-old pact allowing unarmed surveillance flights over other member countries – and cutting the number of US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq at the end of his term. Last year, Trump also announced he would pull back 12,000 American troops from Germany – where the US has maintained a significant security presence since 1945 – although the move has since been halted by bipartisan lawmakers. Also on Tuesday, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin spoke with his Australian counterpart Linda Reynolds to reaffirm the “enduring strength” of the alliance between the US and Australia and the importance of “maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific founded on existing international law and norms in a region free of malign behaviour,” the US Department of Defence said in a statement. Reynolds said in a statement that the two had stressed that the Indo-Pacific was a key focus for their alliance to ensure the region was “secure, prosperous, inclusive and rules-based”. Neither statement named China directly, but the reference to a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific by both the US and Australia was a clear nod to Beijing’s growing influence in the region, including through its belt and road development initiative and in its more aggressive approach to vast claims in the resource-rich South China Sea.More from South China Morning Post:Britain’s G7 ‘democracy summit’ not an anti-China coalition with Joe Biden, says EU diplomatJoe Biden makes first calls to Canada, Mexico amid strained US ties with North American neighboursJoe Biden seeks to bring normalcy back to White House after tumultuous 4 yearsJoe Biden to seek full 5-year extension of New START nuclear pact with RussiaWorld powers hopeful for reset with US under Joe BidenThis article Biden extends US commitment to Nato, with both to work on security concerns for stronger Western alliance first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) Residents’ Association today reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the housing issue of the longhouse residents living near Taman Rimba...
Economic profiteering is fueling the catastrophe in Yemen, where a six-year war has involved attacks on civilians, forced disappearances and other violations of human rights and international law, U.N. experts said in a new report. The experts estimate Houthi rebels diverted at least $1.8 billion in 2019 that was supposed to go to the government to pay salaries and provide basic services to citizens. The report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press describes a deteriorating situation in Yemen, where the panel said the Houthis and the government “appear to be indifferent” to the devastating impact of the economy's downfall on its people while continuing to divert the country’s economic and financial resources.
The number of positive COVID-19 tests linked to the Australian Open has been downgraded to eight after authorities reclassified one of the results as a previous infection, health officials said on Wednesday. "One case has been reclassified due to evidence of previous infection, meaning there is now a total of eight positive cases related to the AO cohort," COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria (CQV) said in a statement. CQV, the government agency overseeing the quarantine of tennis players and officials ahead of the Grand Slam, said the reclassified case was a man in his 40s who was not a player.
Demand for Xiao's skills has soared since he graduated in 2014 with a computer engineering degree but now he just ignores the offers, having recently joined TikTok owner Bytedance after several years with Southeast Asia's Grab. Singapore is aiming to become a regional tech hub but faces a severe talent crunch as more firms move in, interviews with more than a dozen recruiters, companies and workers show. China's Tencent, Bytedance, U.S.-based Zoom Video Communications and unicorn Grab and Sea Ltd are among companies expanding in Singapore, fueling a war for tech talent in the city-state, where the jobless rate had reached a 16-year high due to a coronavirus-induced recession.