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Mexico population rises to 126M; now older, better educated

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's just-completed census puts the country's population at 126 million people, and finds it a bit older, better educated and more connected to the internet, officials announced...

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking produce this week to receive the coronavirus vaccine on a Southern California grape farm. Th...

Beijing's assurances on forced labor 'hot air': Chair of EU Parliament's China Delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EU leaders and China hammered out the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) in the closing days of 2020 at a time when the Chinese Communist Party is increasingly on...

SAT doing away with optional essay, subject tests

NEW YORK (AP) — The College Board said Tuesday it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape. “The pa...

South Asia's LGBT Muslims turn to social media for social support

Shahamat Uddin moved to the United States recently to look for a better future after living in fear for his life as a marginalized gay man in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. The numerous instances of vi...

Insider Q&A: Mark Weinstein, MeWe's anti-Facebook CEO

BOSTON (AP) — Some users have fled Facebook and Twitter after the platforms booted President Donald Trump and some of his confederates for inciting unrest and spreading false claims about election fra...

Fact check: As Wikipedia turns 20, how credible is it?

Wikipedia, which has been referred to as a world treasure, turns 20 on Friday. According to research conducted over the years — including a scientific study published by the journal Nature in 20...

Grieving congressman leads effort to remove Trump after riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Jamie Raskin's 25-year-old son, Tommy, killed himself on New Year's Eve and was buried the following Tuesday. A day later, a violent mob launched a deadly insurrection at the U....

Singapore’s DBS Bank picks Taiwan for third technology development center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore-based DBS Bank has chosen Taiwan as the site for its third technology development center after Singapore and India, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 12). The compan...

China denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washingto...

he top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nonfiction 1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random Ho...

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) facilitates upskilling & reskilling with online MBAs & courses

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 5 January 2021 - As we to move into Phase 3 of Covid-19 towards the end of 2020, flexibility and adaptability remains an indefinite priority for Singaporeans as the labour...

NHK WORLD-JAPAN to explore Mega-Tsunami

10 years after: First-hand footage, insights, eyewitness reports TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 5 January 2021 - NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the 24-hour international English-language TV channel from Japan's pu...

EU and China agree on investment deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union and China agreed to an investment deal on Wednesday (Dec. 30) that looks to give European firms greater access to Chinese markets. The deal was negot...

'Twilight' author, Nobel laureate to attend Taipei book fair virtually

The author of the famed Twilight series Stephenie Meyer and Nobel literature prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro will give virtual talks at the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) in January, the orga...