Singapore to tag visitors with electronic monitoring devices to ensure Covid-19 quarantine compliance

New arrivals to Singapore won’t necessarily have to quarantine at a government facility during the pandemic – some, including residents, will receive an electronic monitoring device that will alert authorities if they leave home. Singapore...

North Korea has ‘probably’ developed miniaturized nukes to fit ballistic missiles, ‘confidential’ UN report...

Pyongyang has highly likely developed nuclear warheads capable of fitting ballistic missiles in its arsenal, and is making other progress in its weapons program, according to a report submitted to the UN Security Council. The “confidential” UN...

Abe to attend Hiroshima, Nagasaki events marking U.S. atomic bombings

TOKYO- Japan  Today Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will take part in peace memorial ceremonies to be held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of...

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

Authorities in the Philippines have ordered people to stay home unless they need to buy essential goods or exercise outdoors Photo: AFP/File By Maria TAN -  Japan Today MANILA More than 27 million people in the Philippines...

China uses Hong Kong security law against US and UK-based activists

  Arrest warrant issued for campaigner and US citizen Samuel Chu Britons also among those wanted for ‘incitement to secession’ Adam Gabbatt in New York -  The  Guardian The security law China recently introduced in Hong...

Hong Kong leader says key election postponed, blow to pro-democracy camp

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election for seats in the city legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing...

China Rejects Accusations of Hacking US Vaccine Developer Moderna

Reuters reported on Thursday citing an anonymous US security official that Beijing-linked hackers attempted to steal data from US coronavirus vaccine research developer Moderna earlier this year. The accusations of China's attempts to hack US...

Hong Kong: China says it will not recognise UK overseas passports

Ambassador’s warning comes in response to UK’s special visa offer to Hong Kong citizens Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor – The  Guardian The Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, said the UK should take responsibility for...

Coronavirus Load In Children Up To 100 Times High Than In Adults: Report

The prevalence of coronavirus in young children raises concerns about their behavioural habits, and their proximity in schools and day care-centres as public health restrictions are eased, researchers said. WorldReuters - Data on children as...

From Bricks to Dust: Three-Storey Building in India’s Bengaluru Collapses Into Nothingness

New Delhi (Sputnik): ​The concrete building that was under construction had begun to develop cracks since Monday, after which residents occupying the area were shifted away from the building, the media reported on Wednesday. An...

Lockdowns and school closures may be killing MORE children than Covid-19, warn leading UN...

Advocates of reopening schools may have found a surprise ally in leaders of UN agencies – including the WHO – who cited a new study to show children may suffer more harm from lockdowns...

Coronavirus: Hong Kong implements strict measures amid new cases

BBC.COM-Image copyright EPA Image caption Facemasks have been made mandatory in public places Hong Kong is introducing some of its toughest measures yet to control the coronavirus, following a sustained peak in new cases. From Wednesday,...

Turkey accused of deporting Uighur Muslims back to China: report

Turkey has been accused of deporting Uighur Muslims back to China via third countries that neighbor the western Chinese province of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands are said to be held in concentration camps,...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib convicted of 7 graft charges

In this April 3, 2019, file photo, former Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, gets into a car after his court appearance at the Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP file By...

Video: France Dispatches Rafale Fighters for India Amid Tense Situation Along Chinese Border

New Delhi (Sputnik): India purchased 36 Rafale fighter jets from France under a government-to-government deal in 2016 at a cost of $8.7 billion. The delivery of the jets was expedited by France at the...

Huawei India to Fire Over 60% of Staff, Slashes Revenue Target by Half for...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India recently indicated that it would ban Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from supplying equipment to telecom units amid border hostilities between the two countries. The move is set to significantly...

False alarm? Person suspected of bringing 1st Covid-19 case into N. Korea wasn’t infected,...

A man who crossed into North Korea and put the city of Kaesong on high alert because he had symptoms resembling coronavirus is unlikely to have been a transmitter of the deadly contagion, Seoul's...

China Records Highest Surge In Coronavirus Cases Since April

The bulk of 57 new domestic cases were found in the far northwestern Xinjiang region, according to the National Health Commission, where a sudden outbreak in the regional capital of Urumqi occurred in mid-July. WorldAgence...

Chengdu: US leaves consulate in China as deadline passes

BBC.COM-Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crowds of curious locals gathered outside the US diplomatic mission American diplomatic staff have left their consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, after a 72-hour deadline expired. China ordered the...

U.S. sets global benchmark for COVID-19 vaccine price at around the cost of a...

(Reuters) - The U.S. government has set a benchmark for COVID-19 vaccine pricing in a $2 billion deal announced on Wednesday with Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German biotech BioNTech SE (22UAy.F) that will likely...