Brazil authorizes import of potential vaccines from China

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s health regulator has authorized the import from China of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus, just days after President Jair Bolsonaro insisted he wouldn't allow dose...

In Brazil's richest city, works to clean a filthy river

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Pinheiros River that runs through the heart of Sao Paulo makes its pollution known with a miasma that wafts across city streets, choking rich and poor alike. It’s an unwelcome fea...

Japan still reporting imported coronavirus cases from China, despite 'zero' case claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has reported over a dozen airline passengers infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) arriving from China over the past two months, despite claims by the commu...

Restrictions tightened, but no new virus lockdown in Belgium

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime minister Alexander De Croo stopped short Friday of imposing another full lockdown, as the country did in March, but introduced a series of new restrictive measures as the...

Those in Upper Management Are Least Likely to Learn Online; Upskilling Should Be Led from the Top, Says NTUC LearningHub

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 October 2020 - Out of a majority of Singaporeans who learn online, it has been uncovered that those who are senior leaders of their organisations are the least likely t...

400 years on, Mayflower's legacy includes pride, prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling with the complicated legacy of their an...

Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of US

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tall...

The French battle for freedom of speech: 'It's all about the principle'

DW: A week ago, Samuel Paty, a teacher, was killed in Paris. France commemorated his death with a funeral service at the Sorbonne. He was even given a posthumous Legion of Honor award. What is the atm...

The Latest: New cases in India below 60,000 for 5th day

NEW DELHI — India has reported below 60,000 new coronavirus cases for a fifth day as the promise of a free COVID-19 vaccine turned into a key state election issue. The Health Ministr...

Authorities release name of Black man fatally shot by cop

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Black man fatally shot by a suburban Chicago police officer who also shot and wounded a Black woman after her vehicle rolled toward the officer following a traffic stop was ide...

Albania joins global efforts to combat anti-Semitism

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution joining global efforts to combat anti-Semitism. The parliament unanimously voted to approve the definit...

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry’s progress toward inclusivity. The “Euphori...

What you should know about being Indigenous in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "I was in third grade when my dad brought the family back to the tribe; people were celebrating for a wedding, and at that time, my grandpa, who lived in the tribe wi...

Slovenia struggles to contain surge in COVID-19 cases

Skofja Loka is a small town with almost 12,000 inhabitants to the northwest of the capital, Ljubljana. According to official statistics, 348 people in the municipality have been infected with COVID-19...

The Latest: India issues virus warning ahead of state polls

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities are worried elections in the third-largest state and a religious congregation could spread the coronavirus. India added fewer than 60,000 new cases fo...