Category: World

Kamala Harris

US tells Southeast Asian leaders it will be in region for ‘generations’

Story by Reuters The United States told Southeast Asian leaders on May 13 that it would remain in the region for generations and stressed the need to maintain freedom of...

Bitcoin, stablecoin

Bitcoin’s 2021 gains wiped out in shocking stablecoin rout

Cryptocurrencies extended their sell-off on May 12, with Bitcoin falling to its lowest levels in 16 months as a stampede out of so-called stable coins sent shockwaves...

Birds, india, heatwave

Birds fall from the sky as heatwave scorches India

Rescuers in India’s western Gujarat state are picking up dozens of exhausted and dehydrated birds dropping everyday as a scorching heatwave dries out water sources...

China covid

WHO chief says China’s zero-COVID policy not ‘sustainable’

Story by Reuters The head of the World Health Organisation said on May 10 China’s zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy is not sustainable given what is now known of the...

Crypto assets, Bitcoin

Crypto assets shed $800 billion in market value in a month

Crypto assets bled nearly $800 billion in market value over the past month, touching a low of $1.4 trillion on May 10, according to data site CoinMarketCap, as the end...

Malala Yousafzai, Apple, dramas, documentaries, Malala Yousafzai Apple

Malala Yousafzai responds to Taliban’s burqa order in Afghanistan

Pakistan Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday took an exception to the Afghan Taliban government’s order of forcing women to cover their faces in public, a...

Sri Lanka PM, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resign

Sri Lanka prime minister resigns, curfew imposed after clashes

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, his spokesman said, shortly after violent clashes between his supporters and anti-government protesters...

Afghanistan Burqa

Top Afghanistan leader orders women to wear burqa in public

Afghanistan’s supreme leader and Taliban chief on Saturday ordered the country’s women to wear the all-covering burqa in public — one of the harshest controls...

UK newspapers

UK newspapers at risk as investors shun the sector, report finds

Story by Reuters British newspaper publishers could be shunned by investors because they do not offer decent returns, threatening the future of a pillar of democracy, a...

Covid booster, Europe Covid

Covid led to 15 million deaths globally, not the 5 million reported: WHO

Story by Reuters Almost three times as many people have died as a result of Covid-19 as official data show, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report,...