Japan PM wants basic policy on new digital agency by year-end - Media

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he wanted to compile a basic policy on a new digital agency by the end of 2020 and submit the bills to 2021's ordinary session of parliament, local media reported.

Mongolia authorities confirms teenage boy died of plague

A suspected case of plague in western Mongolia has been confirmed by lab test results, the country's health ministry reported on Tuesday.

Filming locations of hit suspense show become popular tourist attractions

The filming locations of the Chinese hit crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids have become popular tourist attractions among its fans, with many Chinese netizens saying that the well-received TV series not only brings joy to audiences, but can also boost ...

Let's ride!

Saudi and expat members of the Hawks Riyadh MC club wave a Saudi national flag as they ride their motorcycles in a parade to mark Saudi national day in the ...

Big seizure

An Indonesian narcotics officer burns a pile of confiscated marijuana during a ceremony at the regional police headquarters in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Wednesday. Some 372.6 kilograms of marijuana, 80.2 ...

In SUVs and on planes, richest 1% drive climate-heating emissions

Prone to frequent flying, a passion for SUVs and big spending, the richest 1 percent of the world's population produced twice as many planet-heating emissions as the poorest half of humanity over the last quarter-century, researchers said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/21 18:23:40

Amgen drug shrinks tumors in lung cancer patients: study

An experimental Amgen Inc drug that targets a specific genetic mutation shrank tumors in 32 percent of advanced lung cancer patients and 7 percent of those with colon cancer, according to data from an early-stage trial presented on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/21 18:18:40

Job or hijab? Singapore debates ban on Islamic veil at work

Every day before she starts her shift at a government hospital in Singapore, Farah removes her hijab - the Islamic veil she has worn since a teenager.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/21 17:53:40

Tech agreement shows China-US entanglement no longer easy

In my opinion, in the next decade or more, the frictions between China and the US will be normalized. The game is most likely to be an entanglement rather than a one-sided battle or a violent confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 17:13:40

Seoul begins in-person classes

Schools in the South Korean capital Seoul and nearby areas resumed in-person classes for the first time in almost a month on Monday after daily coronavirus cases dropped to the lowest levels since mid-August.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/21 17:08:43

British, Aussie experts killed

Two bomb disposal experts from Britain and Australia died in the Solomon Islands when World War II ordnance they were helping to clear exploded, officials said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:08:41

10 dead in building collapse

Ten people were killed and up to 25 were feared trapped after a three-story residential building collapsed before dawn on Monday in western India, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:08:40

Thousands of Israelis in 1st protests since new lockdown

Thousands of Israeli protesters gathered Sunday in Jerusalem to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first of such demonstrations since the start of a new nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:03:41

US faces 'maximum isolation'

Iran said Sunday its arch-foe the US is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN sanctions on Tehran were back in force.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 16:58:41

Lebanon hosts concert for blast victims at ravaged palace

Lebanon on Sunday held a concert for the victims of August's deadly Beirut blast in the grounds of a 19th-century palace wrecked by the massive explosion.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 15:48:41

Fire at Greek migrant camp under control

A fire that broke out Sunday at a reception center for asylum-seekers on the Greek island of Samos was under control, police and the fire services said.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 15:48:40

Trump's court push is abusive: Biden

White House hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday branded US President Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential election an “abuse of power,” as some of the president's own party also objected.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 15:43:40

Ecuador's capital lifts restrictions on traffic despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreak

Traffic picked up in Ecuador's capital Quito on Sunday, after local officials lifted pandemic lockdown restrictions on vehicles, allowing them all to circulate.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 13:40:48