• Vaccinated people make up 75% of recent Covid-19 cases in Singapore
    Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore’s COVID-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed, as a rapid ramp-up in inoculations leaves fewer people unvaccinated. While the data shows that vaccines are highly effective in preventing […]
  • Magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Philippines, no tsunami threat
    A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but it was deep, and local authorities said they did not expect damage. The 6.7-magnitude quake struck off the main island of Luzon at 4:48 am (2048 GMT) at a depth of […]
  • Covid: South Korea to extend social distancing rules in Seoul for 2 more weeks
    South Korea, which is currently battling its worst of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, said on Friday it will extend the ongoing social distancing rules imposed in its capital Seoul for two more weeks till August 8. The government, on July 12 imposed the highest […]
  • WADA says it’s in discussions with Russia’s anti-doping agency over a dispute.
    Tokyo, Jul 20 (Sputnik) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) continues to work with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) on restoring RUSADA’s status, WADA president Witold Banka said on Tuesday. Speaking at the 138th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Tokyo, Banka said that the conditions […]
  • The Afghan war: It’s going to impact all of us!
    The 20-year war in Afghanistan has been abandoned, with the United States announcing in mid-September that it will withdraw its troops from the country. What has the US left in its wake? Leaving power in the hands of a deliberately weak government is virtually a […]
  • Lockdown returns in Australia’s Melbourne due to growing Covid clusters
    Amid concern over rising Covid cases in Australia, the country’s largest city Melbourne has been put under a 5-day strict lockdown, starting tonight. Melbourne’s fifth lockdown of the pandemic will apply across Victoria state, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Thursday. On Wednesday, officials announced […]
  • Indonesia becomes Asia’s hotspot, reports 54,000 Covid-19 virus cases
    Indonesia reported more than 54,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time Wednesday, surpassing recent daily infections in India, whose disastrous outbreak is declining, and becoming Asia’s new virus hotspot. Officials fear that the more highly transmissible delta variant is now spreading from the islands […]
  • Magnitude 5.4 earthquake registered near Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula – Seismologists
    PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East on Wednesday, the regional branch of the Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GS RAS) said. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at […]
  • Indonesia reports record daily COVID-19 cases at 47,899
    Jakarta: Indonesia on Tuesday recorded 47,899 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily spike and bringing the total tally to 2,615,529, the Health Ministry said. The ministry also reported that the COVID-19-related death toll added by 864 to 68,219. […]
  • Hong Kong’s longest railway line to open fully
    Tuen Ma Line, the longest railway line in Hong Kong, will fully open on Sunday, running through the eastern and western New Territories and Kowloon.   Chief Executive Carrie Lam officiated a ceremony celebrating the opening of Tuen Ma Line on Saturday, saying it was another […]
  • China Space Station: First crewed mission to construct new orbiting laboratory launched
    China on Thursday successfully launched its crewed spacecraft, sending three astronauts to its space station’s core module Tianhe for a three-month mission. The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gobi Desert. The […]
  • Putin lashes out at US after ‘constructive’ talks with Joe Biden
    “As for the general assessment, I believe there was no hostility at all,” Putin said during his solo press briefing, adding that the meeting, the first of its kind since Biden took office in January, was “open” and with “no pressure of the parties on […]