- Ancient viruses found in Tibetan glacieron July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
Scientists have discovered previously unknown viruses dating from 15,000 years ago in ice samples taken from a glacier in the Tibetan plateau.
- First person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law sentenced to 9 yearson July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
The first person charged and convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday, setting a likely precedent for how future cases will be tried.
- Why North Korea is so afraid of K-popon July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
North Korea is doubling down on its culture war, warning citizens to stay away from all things South Korean — including its fashion, music, hairstyles and even slang.
- Dead turtles and waves of plastic show Sri Lankan ship disaster’s deep ramificationson July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
For almost two weeks, a thick, black smudge stained the sky off Sri Lanka’s western coast — smoke from a burning container ship nine nautical miles out to sea.
- US Air Force to send dozens of F-22 fighter jets to the Pacificon July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
The United States Air Force is sending more than two dozen F-22 stealth fighters to an exercise in the western Pacific this month, an unusually large deployment of the powerful jets that analysts say sends a strong message to a possible adversary in China.
- Two charged for allegedly hitting police horse during anti-lockdown proteston July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
Two men have been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly striking a police horse during anti-lockdown protests in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, police said, as daily Covid-19 cases in New South Wales state continue to rise.
- Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high amid US withdrawal, UN sayson July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached record levels in the first half of 2021, the United Nations warned Monday, noting that deaths and injuries spiked markedly from May when the United States and its allies began withdrawing troops from the country.
- First person charged under Hong Kong national security law found guiltyon July 31, 2021 at 11:22 am
The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law faces life in prison after being found guilty on Tuesday of inciting secession and terrorism, in a landmark court ruling that is likely to have profound implications for the city’s legal system.
- Two more parts of China report COVID-19 outbreakson July 31, 2021 at 2:22 am
BEIJING: China’s worst COVID-19 outbreak in months has spread to two more parts of the country, health authorities said on Saturday (Jul 21), including a sprawling megacity of 31 million people. The National Health Commission reported 55 new cases in areas including Fujian province and Chongqing …
- Olympics-Tokyo organisers report 21 new Games-related COVID-19 caseson July 31, 2021 at 2:06 am
Tokyo Olympics organisers on Saturday reported 21 new Games-related COVID-19 cases.
- IN FOCUS: Hospital beds, oxygen in short supply as Indonesia wages fierce battle against COVID-19on July 31, 2021 at 12:14 am
With the pandemic worsening, CNA looks back at how the situation unfolded from one that seemed to be under control, to record cases after the Idul Fitri holiday.
- First evacuation flight brings 221 Afghans to USon July 30, 2021 at 11:44 pm
WASHINGTON: The first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, to new lives in the United States on Friday (Jul 30), and President Joe Biden said he was proud to welcome them home. The …
- China’s space propaganda blitz endures at slick new planetariumon July 30, 2021 at 3:37 pm
SHANGHAI: China has opened the doors to what it bills as the world’s largest planetarium, a slick new Shanghai facility showcasing the nation’s recent extra-terrestrial exploits while notably downplaying those of space pioneers like the United States. Beijing has spent much of this year bombarding …
- China nuclear reactor shut down for maintenance after damageon July 30, 2021 at 3:32 pm
BEIJING: A reactor at a nuclear plant in southern China has been shut down because it is damaged, the operator said on Friday (Jul 30), but it insisted there were no major safety issues. Chinese authorities last month blamed minor fuel rod damage for a build-up of radioactive gases at the Taishan …
- US Vice President Kamala Harris to make first official visit to Singapore, Vietnamon July 30, 2021 at 2:50 pm
SINGAPORE: US Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first official visit to Singapore and Vietnam next month, the White House announced on Friday (Jul 30), adding that the trip is aimed at strengthening ties with “two critical Indo-Pacific partners”. Her visit to Singapore comes at the …
- Sri Lanka ends work-from-home option despite COVID-19 surgeon July 30, 2021 at 1:40 pm
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced Friday (Jul 30) it was ending its work-from-home option for civil servants, ordering all 1.2 million back to the office from Monday despite a surge in coronavirus infections. The island’s top bureaucrat, PB Jayasundera, said there was no need for officials to work from …
- Hong Kong police arrest man for booing China anthem during Olympics broadcaston July 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm
HONG KONG: Hong Kong police said on Friday (Jul 30) they had arrested a 40-year-old man for booing China’s national anthem in a shopping mall broadcasting live the city’s first Olympic gold medal win in 25 years earlier this week. More than 100 people gathered briefly on Monday night in a mall to …
- Indonesia believes it can achieve 5 million vaccinations per day: Coordinating ministeron July 30, 2021 at 12:59 pm
JAKARTA: Indonesia is hoping to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccination drive to administer up to 2.5 million jabs a day by September and eventually achieve a daily rollout of 5 million doses, its Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan said. In an exclusive interview …