US ‘certainly looking’ at banning TikTok & other Chinese social media apps, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed Washington is considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including the ultra-popular TikTok, apparently inspired by a similar ban in India and Australia’s threat to...

Australia’s coronavirus death toll reaches 100

By Jane Wardell -  Japan Today SYDNEY Australia's death toll from the novel coronavirus reached 100 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally of official data, a fatality rate much lower than in North America and...

China Slaps Australia with Huge Barley Tariff Amid Canberra’s Push for COVID-19 Origins Probe

Beijing's recent decisions come against the backdrop of heightened diplomatic tension between China and Australia, following a push by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an independent COVID-19 investigation amid allegations the Asian country had...

Australian man fined for rescuing whale from sea nets

BBC.COM-Image copyright ABC NEWS Image caption Onlookers say they saw the man speed out to rescue the whale by himself An Australian man who acted on his own to free a whale caught in sea...

Trump urges Nato members to double military funding target

US President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit 4% of their annual output (GDP) to military spending - double the current target. The White House confirmed he had made the remarks during the...

28 Americans among the crew on cargo ship missing in Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a lost cargo ship with 33 people aboard, including 28 Americans, as Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin slams the Bahamas. Officials said the 735-foot ship, known as El Faro,...

New Zealand hit by second earthquake in two days

WELLINGTON New Zealand's capital shook for a second consecutive day on Tuesday after a magnitude 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Wellington, data from monitor GeoNet showed. There were no initial reports of damage, according to news reports...

Ten Worst Foods for Prostate Health

It’s not enough to know the best foods you should eat to promote prostate health, you should also know which foods are the worst so you can avoid them. Some of the foods on...

UK Gov’t ‘Tossed Out Lockdown Plan for Care Homes Proposed to Stem COVID-19 Deaths’

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, care homes in the UK have increasingly become epicentres for deaths linked to the respiratory disease, with some 16,000 residents suggested to have died, according to official UK figures. Public health...

New Zealand beaches turn red as lobsters dig in to the death

Swaths of coastline covered with squat lobster, which cling to the sand at high tide and then perish Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin -  The Guardian New Zealand squat lobster turning an Otago beach red Photograph:...

Covid: Sydney residents urged to stay home amid new outbreak

BBC.COM-image copyrightEPA image captionThousands of people have gone for testing on Sydney's Northern Beaches Hundreds of thousands of residents in Sydney have been told to stay home after a new outbreak of coronavirus ended a two-week...

Grace Millane murderer raped another British tourist months earlier

Killer, whose name can now be reported as Jesse Kempson, also terrorised his girlfriend for months Tributes are placed at a memorial for Grace Millane after her killing in December 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand....

India’s IT Ministry Excludes Huawei From 5G Rollout Plans, Source Says

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - India has decided to keep Chinese tech giant Huawei from 5G rollout plans in what appears to be a U-turn on its previously announced plans to allow all vendors to...

Niger Says 75 ‘Boko Haram Terrorists’ Killed

The Sahel state of Niger, which has been battling a bloody jihadist insurgency, said Wednesday around 75 Boko Haram combatants had been killed in the southeast and in neighbouring Nigeria. Twenty-five "terrorists" were killed on...

Australian PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threat

By Colin Packham SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged people not to attend planned Black Lives Matter protests around the country this weekend, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Organizers expect thousands of people to...

Baikar” Weekly resumes its century old mission

     On the first day of 2017 the first issue of “Baikar” Weekly will be published. “Baikar” has a rich history behind it spanningover a period of one full century.  It has served as...

Australia storms: Floods spark evacuation warnings for NSW towns

BBC.COM -image copyright NSW SES image caption The deluge has led to rising floodwaters across parts of northern New South Wales Australian authorities have issued evacuation warnings for low-lying towns in northern New South Wales (NSW)...

‘Hard lockdown’ in Australian state ‘violated human rights’ & was ‘contrary to the law’...

A “hard lockdown” imposed in the Australian state of Victoria over the summer amid a surge in its coronavirus outbreak was “rushed” and deprived citizens of their rights, the state’s ombudsman concluded in a...

Report shows how New Zealand mosque shooter eluded detection

By NICK PERRY -  Japan Today WELLINGTON, New Zealand A comprehensive report into the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings in which 51 Muslim worshippers were slaughtered sheds new light on how the gunman was able to elude...

Australia says China ban on its coal exports would be clear WTO breach

Australia's economy has seen solid growth in recent decades on the back of supplying the raw materials for China's emergence as a modern economy Photo: AFP/File By WILLIAM WEST -  Japan Today SYDNEY Australia on Tuesday decried...