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China: Xi's 'Zero Covid Policy' develops fault lines between administration, citizens

Hong Kong, August 11 (ANI): Owing to the hard-line "Zero Covid Policy" of the authoritarian regime of Xi Jinping in ...


In Solomon Islands, Some Wary of Beijing-backed Construction

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS - On the main street of Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, the Chinese presence is noticeable ...


Alibaba laysoff nearly 10,000 in three months

Beijing [China], August 11 (ANI): Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has fired around 10,000 employees, in three months, ...


Nepal battles 'Twindemic' as swine flu wreaks havoc amid rising Covid cases

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 10 (ANI): Amid soaring COVID-19 infections in Nepal, numerous cases of H1N1 virus, also known as swine ...


India ditches US dollar in Russia trade Reuters

New Delhi turns to Chinese yuan and Emirati dirham to pay for coal from sanction-hit countryIndia's imports of Russian coal ...


Taiwan's rocky road to independence and democracy

Published in 1946, the novel Orphan of Asia, by Taiwanese author Wu Zhou-liu, tells the story of Hu Tai-ming. Born ...


Little progress in CPEC SEZs impacting Pakistan's growth: Report

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 8 (ANI): Pakistan's model of industrialization rooted in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and its efforts to bridge ...


China goes ballistic over Taiwan

Hong Kong, August 8 (ANI): The paranoid Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its authoritarian Chairman Xi Jinping reacted furiously to ...


Hong Kong Eases COVID Quarantine Rules for Incoming Travelers

hong kong - Hong Kong will shorten the COVID-19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven, ...


Exodus of Chinese nationals: Over 6,00,000 requested asylum

Beijing [China], August 7 (ANI): More than 6,00,000 Chinese nationals have requested asylum from China due to Xi Jinping's repressive ...


Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite receives One UI 4.1 upgrade for Android 12

Seol [South Korea], August 7 (ANI): The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, which debuted in May with One UI 3.1 ...


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Singapore leader says U.S.-China tensions could trigger conflict

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned this week of the possible miscalculations over tensions in Taiwan, stressing that ...

Tibet experiences rare COVID-19 surge, orders restrictions

LHASA: Tibet: After barely reporting any COVID-19 patients for more than two years, the autonomous Chinese region of Tibet is ...

Nepal's FM in China: China announces Rs15 billion aid to Nepal

QINGDAO, China - China announced a Rs15 billion grant to Nepal on Wednesday to invest in projects chosen by Nepal ...

Blinken: US has treaty to protect Philippines in S. China Seas

MANILA, Philippines: United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that the U.S. will defend the Philippines if it ...

US, India to hold military exercise near disputed Chinese border

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. will participate in a joint military exercise in mid-October with India, less than 62 miles from ...

Russian missile scientist charged with passing secrets to China

MOSCOW, Russia: A leading Russian scientist in the field of hypersonic flight, Dr. Alexander Shiplyuk, has been arrested on suspicion ...

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Croatian bus carrying Polish tourists crashes, 12 dead, 32 injured

ZAGREB, Croatia: Authorities have said that a weekend bus crash near Varazdin in Croatia killed 12 passengers and injured 32.The ...

US, India to hold military exercise near disputed Chinese border

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. will participate in a joint military exercise in mid-October with India, less than 62 miles from ...

South Korea sends orbiter to moon, seeks to join exclusive club

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea has launched a domestically manufactured lunar orbiter that took off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space ...

Russian missile scientist charged with passing secrets to China

MOSCOW, Russia: A leading Russian scientist in the field of hypersonic flight, Dr. Alexander Shiplyuk, has been arrested on suspicion ...

Citing safety of children, LA to move homeless away from schools

LOS ANGELES, California: During a meeting that was disrupted by protesters this week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to ...

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Russian Central Bank reports economy down 4% in second quarter

MOSCOW, Russia: Financial information released by the Rosstat federal statistics service this week indicated that Russia's economy shrank 4 percent ...


Chinese aeroplanes remain grounded at Kathmandu airport

KATHMANDU, Nepal - While the Ministry of Finance has begun repaying interest on the loans for the planes, a batch ...


US gas prices below $4 per gallon after demand falls

WASHINGTON D.C.: Providing relief to drivers in the United States, the average retail gasoline price in the US fell below ...


Walmart looks to streaming entertainment for future revenues

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Walmart could sign a deal with Disney, Paramount, or Comcast, with the aim of breaking ...


Domino's pizza shuts down all stores across Italy

MILAN, Italy: Milano Today has reported that seven years after launching in the country, American pizza giant Domino's has now ...


U.S. stocks bound ahead, Nasdaq advances more than 2%

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. investors again plowed into stocks on Friday, many convinced inflation has peaked."Markets certainly got ...


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Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...