- China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and seaon April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
China’s armed forces conducted simultaneous military exercises to the west and east of Taiwan on Monday in a move analysts said was a warning to the self-ruled island and its supporter, the United States.
- UN rights chief fears Myanmar heading to ‘full blown conflict’ with echoes of Syriaon April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
The United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has warned Myanmar is heading toward a “full blown conflict” with “clear echoes” of Syria in 2011, unless the international community steps in to stop the violence.
- South Korea launches first homegrown supersonic jet fighteron April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
South Korea unveiled its homegrown supersonic jet fighter on Friday, joining an exclusive club of military aviation giants and setting the stage for a $5.2 billion program it hopes will be a top export driver and jobs creator.
- Iran releases seized South Korean tanker Hankuk Chemion April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
A South Korean tanker seized by Iranian authorities in January has been released.
- Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant to a Covid-19 patienton April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
A Japanese woman whose lungs were severely damaged by Covid-19 has received what doctors say is the world’s first lung transplant from living donors to a recovered coronavirus patient.
- Myanmar military denies responsibility for child deathson April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
“This is not a coup,” said Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun from a gilded hall in Myanmar’s purpose-built capital Naypyidaw, the city where his comrades recently ousted an elected government, detained the country’s leadership, and installed a military junta.
- 19 people sentenced to death by Myanmar militaryon April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
Nineteen people have been sentenced to death in Myanmar for killing an associate of an army captain, the military-owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday — the first such sentences announced in public since a February 1 coup and crackdown on protesters.
- Japan’s powerful patriarchy often sidelines women. Fixing that won’t be easyon April 15, 2021 at 4:48 am
There was the Tokyo 2020 official who floated the idea of an “Olympig” creative campaign with plus-sized model Naomi Watanabe. An Olympic chief who resigned after making sexist remarks about women.
- Biden tells US ‘time to end America’s longest war’ in Afghanistanon April 14, 2021 at 7:56 pm
President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday (Apr 14) it’s “time to end” America’s longest war with the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, where they have spent two decades in a bloody, largely fruitless battle against the Taliban.
- US spy chiefs warn of ‘unparalleled’ China threat in return to Congresson April 14, 2021 at 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON: US spy agency leaders warned on Wednesday (Apr 14) of the “unparalleled threat” posed by China, citing Beijing’s regional aggression, cyber capabilities and economic clout as they testified at a public congressional “Worldwide Threats” hearing for the first time in more than two years …
- Pakistan bans Islamist political party after violent rallieson April 14, 2021 at 2:46 pm
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s interior minister on Wednesday (Apr 14) recommended a ban on an Islamist political party whose supporters held violent rallies this week to condemn the arrest of their leader that left at least five people dead. Saad Rizvi, a Muslim cleric, had threatened protests if …
- Climate change makes Indian monsoon stronger, more erratic: Studyon April 14, 2021 at 2:40 pm
PARIS: Climate change is making India’s monsoon stronger and more chaotic, scientists said on Wednesday (Apr 14), warning of potential severe consequences for food, farming and the economy affecting nearly a fifth of the world’s population. A new analysis comparing more than 30 climate models from …
- CanSinoBIO says no serious blood clots from its COVID-19 vaccineon April 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm
China’s CanSino Biologics Inc said on Wednesday that no serious blood clot cases related to its COVID-19 vaccine had been reported so far.
- Olympics: India sets ‘double digit’ medal goal in Tokyoon April 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm
NEW DELHI: India set itself the goal of improving its Olympic medal tally to a “double digit” in Tokyo, with the country’s top sports officials pledging every help to the athletes with 100 days to go to the Games. The world’s second-most populous nation has been an Olympic laggard, and the six …
- Myanmar charges doctors over civil disobedience protestson April 14, 2021 at 11:52 am
YANGON: Myanmar’s ruling junta has charged at least 19 medical doctors for participating in civil disobedience protests against the military’s Feb 1 coup, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday (Apr 14). Doctors, nurses and medical students have marched and joined strikes to show their …
- Sri Lanka bans 11 Muslim groups ahead of Easter attacks anniversaryon April 14, 2021 at 11:37 am
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Apr 14) banned 11 organisations, including the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda, a week ahead of the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings which killed 279 people. Anyone linked to the groups – the other nine of which are local religious and …
- Thailand reports daily record of more than 1,300 new COVID-19 caseson April 14, 2021 at 11:14 am
Thailand reported on Wednesday 1,335 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest daily rise since the start of the pandemic and the third record rise this week, as the country struggles with a new wave of infections.
- India’s new COVID-19 infections hit record as Hindu devotees immerse in Gangeson April 14, 2021 at 10:15 am
HARIDWAR/AHMEDABAD, India :India’s new coronavirus infections hit a record on Wednesday, as crowds of pilgrims gathered for a religious festival despite oxygen shortages and strict curbs in other areas.