CNA TOKYO: At a Tokyo cafe, Michio Imai greets a customer, but not in person. He is hundreds of kilometres away, operating a robot waiter as part of an experiment in inclusive employment. Dawn cafe's robots are intended to be more..
REUTERS WELLINGTON, Aug 20 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended New Zealand's strict nationwide coronavirus lockdown on Friday, saying the full extent of the Delta outbreak was still unknown. The lockdown will run until ..
AFP The Taliban are going house-to-house searching for opponents and their families, according to an intelligence document for the UN that deepened fears Friday Afghanistan's new rulers were reneging on pledges of tolerance. After..
REUTERS SEOUL, Aug 20 - South Korea has extended its social distancing curbs for two weeks to ward off a surge in coronavirus cases, while allowing vaccinated people some latitude, its prime minister said on Friday. The country's ..
NDTV Beijing, China: China passed a sweeping privacy law aimed at preventing businesses from collecting sensitive personal data Friday, as the country faces an uptick in internet scams, leaks and concerns about tech giants abusing client..
REUTERS U.S. President Joe Biden said he and first lady Jill Biden would receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to boost their immunity, as his administration announced booster shots would be offered to Americans in September. "We wi..
REUTERS France, Germany and Britain voiced grave concern on Thursday about a report that Iran had accelerated its enrichment of uranium to near weapons grade, saying this was a serious violation of its commitments. At a time when the West and I..
REUTERS Russia is ready to provide its civilian aircraft to fly Afghan citizens from Afghanistan to other countries, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. "We are ready to offer the services of Russian civilian avi..
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 - Malaysia reported 22,948 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a new daily record. The country has recorded nearly 1.49 million infections overall. Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Martin Petty
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