Surangel Whipps (R) became Palau's president last year after defeating an opponent who favoured closer ties with Beijing
Surangel Whipps (R) became Palau's president last year after defeating an opponent who favoured closer ties with Beijing
The 'Home Alone' star and former Disney channel star Brenda Song have become parents to a baby girl.
In order to steal from her family, a 22-year-old woman turned to her boyfriend and his twin brother for help.
Anthony Stolarz made a career-high 46 saves in his third start of the season as the visiting Anaheim Ducks defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Monday. The save total was the highest in franchise history during a shutout. The old mark of 45 saves was set by Dominic Roussel in a 1-0 road win over the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 22, 1998.
This eye scan can detect COVID-19 in three minutesThe app could usher in a new era of testingwith a hit rate of 95%Location: Munich, GermanyIt scans people's eyes to evaluate "pink eye"and identify disease carriers(SOUNDBITE) (German) SEMIC RF MANAGING DIRECTOR, WOLFGANG GRUBER, SAYING: "Specialists realized that there is a connection between COVID-19 and the so-called "pink eye syndrome". That is the pink coloring in the sclera - which is what we are investigating here. That is, the white around the pupil, not the iris - these are often mixed up - but the sclera. And we managed to isolate the pink color of COVID-19 from over two million different pink shades and put this in the app."Semic RF hopes for a U.S. roll out in May 2021pending regulatory approval
KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — SJK (C) Puay Chai 2 will be shutting temporarily, in stages starting today, following a Covid-19 outbreak at the school. This comes as a relief for students’ parents, the...
Thousands of supporters of a Pakistan Islamist party who blocked major roads to protest the arrest of their leader also disrupted critical oxygen supplies for Covid-19 patients, health officials said Tuesday.
The Minnesota National Guard said it would double its presence in Brooklyn Center on April 12, in response to protests following the death of Daunte Wright.In a press conference on Monday, a spokesman for the National Guard said personnel would increase from 500 to more than 1,000 in the area.This footage, posted on Facebook by Jasmine Booker, shows a large National Guard presence gathered at a car park in Brooklyn Center.Police used tear gas as demonstrators gathered in large numbers in Brooklyn Center on Monday night, despite a 7 pm curfew.Demonstrations began after a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as an “accidental discharge”, saying to reporters that the officer in question drew a hand gun instead of a Taser. Credit: Jasmine Booker via Storyful
HONG KONG (Reuters) - "Better Days" director Derek Tsang said his Oscar-nominated film could inspire other Chinese artists to pursue difficult topics despite the challenges in getting works past censors in China. The romantic crime film, shot in mainland China and the first by a Hong Kong-born director to receive an Oscar nomination, is shortlisted in the best international feature film category. Hong Kong TV audiences won't be able to watch a win in real time, though, because free-to-air broadcaster TVB won't air the Academy Awards for the first time in more than 50 years.
Iran's top diplomat said on Tuesday that the attack on the Natanz nuclear facility by Israel was a "very bad gamble" which will strengthen Tehran's hand in talks with major powers to revive the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago. Iran has accused arch-foe Israel of sabotaging its key Natanz nuclear site on Sunday and has vowed revenge for the attack.
German e-commerce company Berlin Brands Group (BBG) said on Tuesday it had raised $240 million in debt financing to support the expansion of its direct-to-consumer brand portfolio, which it markets via Amazon and other channels. Unicredit, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank were part of the banking consortium that extended the loan.
One Hong Kong police officer drew his gun and another used pepper spray to subdue a 45-year-old man accused of attacking a fellow officer with a hammer at one of the force’s precincts in the early hours of Tuesday. Two officers suffered minor injuries in the incident, which took place in the car park of Kwun Tong Police Station soon after 12.30am. A video circulating online shows the man carrying a hammer in his right hand and climbing over a barrier at the entrance to the police station’s car park on Lei Yue Mun Road, but does not capture the ensuing alleged attack.Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. Hong Kong police officer among 65 arrested in raid on illegal gambling den According to police, as officers approached the hammer-wielding man, he began chasing one of them and attacked him with the tool. “After repeated warnings were ignored, one of the officers drew his service revolver and another policeman pulled out his baton to guard against the man before he was pepper-sprayed and eventually subdued,” a police source said. A sergeant from the patrol subunit of the Kwun Tong Police Station suffered injuries to his hand, while his colleague – a constable – suffered a fractured finger. The two injured officers were taken to United Christian Hospital for treatment. Police arrested the man on suspicion of wounding and possession of an offensive weapon. Man shot after car chase in Hong Kong believed to be linked to burglary ring: police An initial investigation showed the suspect, who worked as the driver of a delivery van, had suffered from an unspecified mental illness for about five years and required regular consultations at a public hospital, according to the source. The man lives in a nearby public housing estate. As of midday, the suspect was still being held for questioning and had not been charged. Detectives from the Kwun Tong district crime squad are handling the case. In 2020, police handled 1,049 reports of wounding across the city, a 1.8 per cent increase from 1,030 cases in the previous year.This article Hong Kong police draw gun, deploy pepper spray while subduing hammer-wielding man in station car park first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Some 50 NGOs on Tuesday called for a fresh approach to fighting jihadism in Africa's vast Sahel region, including dialogue with insurgents and protecting civilians from soldiers.
A Hong Kong newspaper linked to a spiritual group banned in China said Tuesday it would "never back down" after a gang of sledgehammer-wielding men ransacked its printing presses.
The singer dismissed the notion that he was talking about Neelofa in his recent rant
A Hong Kong couple has been found guilty of murdering their five-year-old daughter three years ago in one of the city’s most horrifying cases of child abuse in memory. The girl’s 56-year-old step-grandmother was also convicted of two out of four counts of child cruelty. A High Court jury of three men and four women on Monday returned the verdicts after 10 hours of deliberations, following a month of heartbreaking testimony from family members, teachers and doctors.Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. Murder and manslaughter are both punishable by life imprisonment, while the cruelty charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. All three defendants had no prior convictions. The father was found guilty of murder by a unanimous vote, while the stepmother was convicted by a 6-1 majority. The grandmother was cleared of ill-treatment of the children unanimously, but found guilty of two counts of neglect by a vote of 6-1. None of the defendants showed a visible reaction to the verdicts. Hong Kong child abuse escalating as pandemic sees children, stressed parents together more at home: expert The judge will hear mitigation on Wednesday and sentence them on April 20. The step-grandmother’s bail was revoked, while the parents have been remanded since their arrest in January 2018. The shocking abuse first came to light on January 6, 2018, when the child was rushed unconscious to Tuen Mun Hospital, in a diaper, her body covered with some 130 injuries. On the same day, her eight-year-old brother was also sent to hospital, where he was found with about the same number of injuries on his underweight body. The children’s 29-year-old father, a transport worker, and 30-year-old stepmother, a housewife, admitted they had ill-treated and neglected them over a period of 150 days, since they moved in with the step-grandmother on August 10, 2017, but denied murdering the girl. The death sparked public outrage and brought renewed attention to the city’s child protection measures, and in the aftermath, the government announced new arrangements for reporting pupils’ absence and suspected abuse, introduced more social workers, and revised its guidelines on handling similar cases in the future. Public interest was also evident from the regular full attendance in court and heated online discussions, which included comments so alarming it prompted Mr Justice Albert Wong Sung-hau to ask correctional services to pay more attention to the couple’s life in prison. One post read: “Hope someone inside will take care of them.” “Convict them already and let the inmates assault them,” wrote another. Death of girl, 5, sparks calls for more help for Hong Kong schools in tackling child abuse The judge has issued a gag order barring the identification of the family members and schools involved, to protect the siblings and their stepsister, who was not abused. But that did not stop the online doxxing of one teacher, even after his full name was withheld by the media. Murder and manslaughter are both punishable by life imprisonment, while the cruelty charge carries a maximum term of 10 years. All three defendants had no prior convictions. An autopsy concluded the girl had died of septicaemia after she was infected by two kinds of bacteria: salmonella enteritidis and staphylococcus aureus. Derek Lai Kim-wah, the senior assistant director of public prosecutions, said the chronic abuse was a significant cause of the girl’s death because it weakened her immune system’s ability to fight the salmonella infection that eventually killed her. That was reflected by the experts’ finding of the change in the girl’s thymus – a vital organ responsible for the production of white blood cells that fight salmonella – which had been reduced to its smallest size, despite it generally being at its largest in children her age, in response to toxic stress. Opinion: Hong Kong’s child abuse laws must be updated as a matter of urgency in 2021 The parents accepted they caused the death and offered to plead guilty to manslaughter, but that was rejected by the prosecution. The murder charge hinges on the question of whether the parents had the intent to cause the girl grievous bodily harm at some point via their ill treatment or neglect. One example offered by prosecutors was denying her food for three to four days on three occasions in November and December 2017, when she was also experiencing other forms of abuse. But both parents have denied having such an intent, and said they did not know about the deterioration of the thymus when they used corporal punishment for the purpose of “teaching”. Number of child abuse cases in Hong Kong hits 14-year high, as activists urge action As for the step-grandmother, Lai said the most serious crime she committed was neglecting the children in her care, in the flat she owned, as she could have stopped the punishments and saved the girl. But the grandparent, an accounting clerk, said she did intervene, while questioning if the children were truly in her care. She also denied using a rattan stick on the children. Halfway through trial, her defence counsel Chase Pun argued she had no case to answer, because the prosecution’s allegations rested on inconsistent accounts given by the children. But Wong ruled against her on all four counts. She did not testify. The Social Welfare Department has been following up on the girl’s brother and stepsister since January 2018, providing clinical psychological services, residential care and financial assistance. A spokesman said the department would continue to provide support and services as appropriate. The Post has been told the boy has been returned to his paternal grandmother’s care, without requiring further counselling since 2019, while the stepsister has been placed in foster care. Both were accompanied by social workers when they testified against their parents and grandmother in a separate room via a live television link.This article Hong Kong couple found guilty of murdering 5-year-old daughter in child abuse case that gripped city first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Andy Lau, Joey Yung and Jacky Cheung among those involved in recording "If Love is in My Heart"
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When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resorts they manage in Spain’s Canary Islands, the British-Norwegian couple didn’t know when they would have guests again. The Spanish government — struggling to accommodate 23,000 people who disembarked on the islands in 2020 — contracted hundreds of hotel rooms left empty due to the coronavirus travel restrictions. The deal not only helped migrants and asylum-seekers have a place to sleep, it also allowed Lucock to keep most of his hotel staff employed.
JD Sports performed well during the pandemic and has embarked on at least three big acquisitions in the United States and Europe in the past few months. The online retailer, known for its sneakers and athleisure products, also said it has signed a letter of intent with Clipper Logistics for e-fulfilment and warehousing as it expects online sales to remain elevated for the foreseeable future. Britain's departure from the European Union, however, had caused some disruptions from customs checks on transfer of goods from the UK to EU countries, the sportswear retailer said.
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 April — DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke has said that it is the responsibility of party leadership to convince its representatives of the party's direction....