Category: World

Climate change businesses

Climate change will affect more than 90% of big businesses: report

New data from a unit of S&P Global has shown that more than 90% of big businesses and companies will be terribly affected by the effects of climate change and a...

Luna South Korea arrest warrants, Luna, Do Kwon

South Korean authorities to arrest developer of failed cryptocurrency Luna

Story by AFP A South Korean court issued an arrest warrant on Sep 14 for the founder of the failed Terra cryptocurrency, which collapsed earlier this year, wiping out...

Kao Man-jung Malaysia, Miss Taiwan Kao Man-jung, Malaysia, Kao Man-jung

Taiwan says beauty queen barred from waving flag in Malaysia

Story by AFP Taipei accused China on Sep 14 of pressuring organisers of a Malaysian trade event into barring a Taiwanese beauty queen Kao Man-jung waving the...

Queen Elizabeth umrah

Man arrested in Makkah for performing Umrah on behalf of Queen Elizabeth

Saudi authorities have arrested a man who claimed to have travelled to the Muslim holy city of Makkah to perform an umrah pilgrimage on behalf of the late Queen...

Australia banknotes queen

Australia open to replacing queen’s image on banknotes with local figures

Story by AFP The Australian government said on Sep 13 that the image of King Charles III would not automatically replace Queen Elizabeth II’s on A$5 notes, and it...

Queen Elizabeth death

Death of Queen Elizabeth II: What happens next?

As preparations build for next week’s state funeral and with a procession of the coffin along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Monday: here is how the UK plans to...

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, the nation’s figurehead and a towering presence on the world stage for seven decades, died peacefully at...

Liz Truss

UK’s ‘other Liz Truss’ wisecracks her way to Twitter fame

One is Liz Truss, Britain’s former foreign secretary and now prime minister. The other is Liz Trussell, an ordinary Twitter user. But having up snapped up the...

China approves world’s first needle-free Covid-19 vaccine

Chinese drug regulators have approved the world’s first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine, made by Tianjin-based manufacturer CanSino Biologics, boosting the...

US life expectancy, CDC data

US life expectancy fell further in 2021 due to Covid

Life expectancy fell in the United States in 2021 to its lowest since 1996, the second year of a historic retreat due to Covid-19 deaths, provisional government data...