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China is set to report GDP numbers on 2021-01-15 00:00:07China’s upcoming economic data release will likely confirm the country as one of the few economies that grew in 2020 amid the Covid pandemic, sa

Asia-Pacific markets mostly lower as shares of Xiaomi 2021-01-14 23:22:26The Trump administration on Thursday added Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies.

China's electric automakers have potential, but consultant warns 2021-01-14 23:15:55There's good reason to be investing in Chinese electric automakers, but their stock run ups have been "sensational" recently, says Michael Dunne of

5 high-end electric SUVs available in China right 2021-01-14 22:14:15When it comes to China's electric car market, the high-end SUV segment is one start-ups and foreign brands alike are competing heavily for.

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as China's December trade data 2021-01-14 02:25:20China's exports rose 18.1% in December as compared with a year earlier, according to customs data released Thursday.

Samsung's high-end smartphones signal the innovation it has 2021-01-14 02:01:14Reports indicate that Samsung may announce three smartphones for the Galaxy S series: S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra to succeed the company's S20 devices.

Chinese driverless car start-up WeRide raises $310 million 2021-01-14 00:42:47Tony Han, CEO of WeRide said the funding will give the company the strategic resources to fulfill the goal of commercializing self-driving technology.

Biden's focus on climate change could turn up 2021-01-14 00:36:10China has promised a greater focus on cleaner projects under the Belt and Road Initiative — but it has little concrete results to show so far, s

Economists cut forecasts for Malaysia’s growth after new 2021-01-13 20:11:57Malaysia's government imposed a two-week lockdown on six states and territories, while the king declared a state of emergency to curb surging Covid-1

Amazon pushes into education with new academy in 2021-01-13 07:10:28Amazon is pushing deeper into education with a new learning platform that's designed to help students in India get into prestigious engineering colle

Japan's state of emergency is seen having limited 2021-01-13 03:48:51This latest state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas was announced last week, in a bid to combat the latest surge in coronavirus infections.

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as investors monitor coronavirus developments 2021-01-13 03:10:43Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday as investors watched for developments on the coronavirus front.

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Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder quake rescue 2021-01-16 05:39:04Damaged roads, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment are hampering Indonesia’s rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake left at least 46

Two insider attackers kill 12 Afghan militiamen, official 2021-01-16 05:01:46Afghan police say an insider attack by at least two members of an Afghan militia has killed 12 of their fellow militiamen.

A small narcotic leaf brings big comfort — 2021-01-16 04:00:49Chewing qat, a green narcotic leaf, is so widespread and ritualistic that even the fighting in Yemen's civil war can fall silent in the afternoons.

Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution 2021-01-16 03:04:53The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before t

The lost decade: Voices of the Arab Spring 2021-01-15 21:18:27Activists and revolutionaries reflect on their struggles for reform in the countries they fought to free.

Coronavirus sparks exodus of foreign-born people from U.K. 2021-01-15 20:53:03Up to 1.3 million people may have left in the past 12 months, according to research that questions official data.

This Blackwater guard pleaded guilty. He atoned. But 2021-01-15 14:01:36Jeremy Ridgeway, a former Blackwater guard, pleaded guilty to the massacre in 2007 in Nissor Square in Baghdad. He testified against the other guards.

Mexican president accuses U.S. of fabricating drug case 2021-01-15 13:55:27Mexico's president accuses the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug allegations against ex-defense chief Salvador Cienfuegos.

Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million 2021-01-15 13:15:30The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected. With nearly 400,000, the U.S. leads the world in COVID-19 deaths.

Deep in the 'Earth's lungs,' Amazonian city scrambles 2021-01-15 08:57:57Hospitals in the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest are scrambling to get oxygen to their COVID-19 patients.

Today's Headlines: Biden's 'rescue' plan 2021-01-15 08:00:14President-elect Joe Biden has laid out a proposal to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating economic fallout.

North Korea holds huge military parade as Kim 2021-01-15 07:53:28North Korea has displayed new submarine-launched ballistic missiles under development and other military hardware in a massive nighttime parade.


Daily roundup: 5 cluster housing projects with units 2021-01-15 03:15:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. 5 cluster housing projects with units at $2m or under Cluster housing provide the co

Elephant raids Thailand camping ground, flings man to 2021-01-15 01:47:00Campers in Khao Yai were shocked out of their sleep on Friday morning when a wild elephant invaded the camping ground and killed an old man sleeping i

Indonesia spots Chinese research vessel in its waters 2021-01-15 01:44:50A Chinese research vessel was identified in the waters of Indonesia with its tracking system turned off, authorities said on Thursday, amid concerns i

Japan to ban entry of foreign athletes during 2021-01-15 01:39:27Japan will temporarily suspend exemptions allowing foreign athletes to train in the country ahead of the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News reported, as it c

Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by 2021-01-15 01:14:19TOKYO  - Japan missed opportunities to coordinate coronavirus testing and secure hospital beds in the months before the pandemic's third wave, h

North Korea shows off new submarine-launched missiles after 2021-01-15 00:04:05SEOUL - North Korea displayed what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) at a parade on Thursday (Jan 14) night, state medi

Thai police arrest student after king's portraits defaced 2021-01-14 23:36:24A student activist has been arrested and charged under Thailand's strict laws against insulting the monarchy after he was accused of defacing portrai

Mystery of Thai province's close encounter with UFO 2021-01-14 20:24:53Locals in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Muang district were amazed to see a mysterious object streaking slowly across the night sky on Wednesday (Jan 14

Instagram influencers are a vaccine priority in wary 2021-01-14 20:00:48JAKARTA - Among the first in the queue for coronavirus vaccines in Indonesia has been one conspicuous group - social media influencers. Alongside Pre

3 dead, 24 injured after strong quake in 2021-01-14 19:46:02JAKARTA - At least three people have died and 24 been injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, the coun

Burmese actor-model sends internet into frenzy even after 2021-01-14 03:05:00It was a few years ago that British black comedy television series Fleabag gave the world a gift in the form of 'Hot Priest'. Now, it seems that rea

Daily roundup: Singapore will review Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine 2021-01-14 03:05:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Singapore will review Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine carefully before possible roll-out: He

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US plans to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as 2021-01-11 10:31:49

Who are Yemen's Houthis? 2021-01-11 09:36:53

Israelis protest Netanyahu amid 3rd virus lockdown 2021-01-10 06:39:08The protest in a Jerusalem square near Netanyahus official residence comes as Israel is in the midst of its third national lockdown, which was recentl

Iran will expel UN nuclear inspectors unless sanctions 2021-01-10 06:27:13Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors, unless US sanctions are lifted by a Feb 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated parliame

Qatar-Saudi border reopens after thaw 2021-01-10 04:41:58Saudi shut its side of Qatar's only land border in June 2017 as part of a package of sanctions it said was a response to Doha's backing radical Isla

Saudi Arabia's king Salman gets coronavirus jab 2021-01-09 05:17:51

Iran's top leader bans corona vaccines from US, 2021-01-08 10:28:06

Iraq to send peacekeeping force to US! 2021-01-07 21:00:34

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over 2021-01-07 12:20:22

Israel's Netanyahu, US treasury secretary condemn US Capitol 2021-01-07 11:00:03 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned as "disgraceful" violence by supporters of his staunch ally President Donald Trump

Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable': Hassan Rouhani 2021-01-07 10:19:48"What we saw in the United States yesterday (Wednesday) evening and today shows above all how fragile and vulnerable Western democracy is," Rouhani

Sudan says it signed 'Abraham Accords' with US 2021-01-06 16:10:17Sudan on Wednesday said it signed the “Abraham Accords” with the US, paving the way for the African country to normalise ties with Israel.

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