REUTERS Sri Lanka announced a 10-day lockdown starting on Friday night in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, assurging infections and deaths overwhelm the island's health system. The Indian Ocean nation recorded its highest si..
REUTERS The Philippines reported a record in new coronavirus cases on Friday and warned the trend could continue as restrictions were relaxed in the capital region to try to spur economic activity. The health ministry confirmed 17,231 new cases..
REUTERS Vice President Kamala Harris, in a visit to Singapore and Vietnam next week that aims to counter China's growing influence, will have to contend with a new problem: the collapse of Afghanistan, which has left allies questioning the cre..
CNA KABUL: An Afghan footballer who played for the national youth team fell to his death after trying to cling to a US plane airlifting people out of Taliban-controlled Kabul, a sports federation said on Thursday (Aug 19). The General Directora..
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..
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