Infinix NOTE 7: Powerful Features, Infinite Possibilities

NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 23 July 2020 - Infinix, a premium online-driven smartphone brand designed for the young generations, and Infinix NOTE 7 which is a newest smartphone model targeting t...

Flooded southern China braces for more storms

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rain is forecast for five more days in the Yangtze River basin, China's meteorological agency said Wednesday, in a region already devastated by flooding this year. ...

China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this year

BEIJING (AP) — A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. ...

SoftBank Corp. leads Series B investment round into travel- and mobility-app integrator, Splyt

LONDON, UK AND TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 18 June 2020 - Splyt, a scale-up integrator of mobility apps and travel platforms, has closed a USD 19.5 million Series B investment round to support i...

China says US action on Hong Kong 'doomed to fail'

BEIJING (AP) — The mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party said U.S. moves to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong “grossly interfere” in China’s internal affairs and are “doomed to fail.” ...

At least 13 US journalists facing expulsion from China

BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in t...

Some Japanese fret more over economy and virus than Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Amid the spreading coronavirus and uncertainty over the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, many Japanese may be more concerned about the virus, what happens to their schools, and the state of th...

China turns to propaganda to right image in virus 'war'

BEIJING (AP) — As the rest of the world grapples with a burgeoning virus outbreak, China's ruling Communist Party has deployed its propaganda playbook to portray its leader as firmly in charge, leadin...

Website aims to highlight hidden figures in black history

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A few years back, Matthew Delmont felt his teaching about African American history had gotten a little stale so he starting casting around for a fresh way to bring it to life. ...

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

BEIJING (AP) — China revoked the press credentials of three reporters for The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column the government said Wednesday was racist. The...

Asian shares track Wall Street rebound, Shanghai up 1.3%

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are higher in Asia, with the Shanghai Composite up 1.3% as China's central bank stepped up its intervention by channeling another 400 billion yuan ($57 billion) in extra funds in...

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

LONDON (AP) — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolit...

Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virus

BEIJING (AP) — As a viral outbreak spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan this week, the ruling Communist Party's political and legal affairs commission issued a stern warning: “Whoever deliber...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STRIKING VISUALS WILL RULE THE DAY Chief Justice John Roberts and House pro...

UK police use of facial recognition tests public's tolerance

LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces. In a sign of the technology’s div...