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Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, no deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed no new local COVID-19 cases, no deaths and six imported cases Saturday (Sept. 18), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). As Saturday...

Pearl FALCO Launches Kickstarter Project 'Pearl of Hope' to Help the Underprivileged Children

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 September 2021 - Pearl FALCO today announced the launch of its annual Kickstarter initiative, Pearl of Hope, to create educational opportunities for underprivileged c...

Australia to get U.S. nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and Australia said on Wednesday they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-po...

Taiwan reports 1 local COVID case, no deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 15) reported one new local COVID-19 case. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced f...

Philippines says Duterte won't cooperate with ICC 'war on drugs' probe

The Philippines will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court's investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs," his lawyer said on Thursday. This comes a d...

ICC judges authorize probe into Philippines' 'war on drugs'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday authorized an investigation into the Philippines’ deadly “war on drugs” campaign, saying the crackdown “cannot be seen as...

Pac-12 has 3 undefeated teams, lowest among Power 5 leagues

DENVER (AP) — For their 2-0 start, Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins will appear on “prime time” this weekend. “In the Philippines,” the Bruins coach cracked about a 10:45 p.m. Eastern ...

Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema to screen martial arts classics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chicago's Asian Pop-Up Cinema will screen some of the martial arts director Hu Jinquan’s (胡金銓) signature works. Chicago's Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season 13 i...

Philippines to test localised lockdowns in capital region

The Philippines' capital region will exit wide-scale coronavirus restrictions from Thursday, as the government launches a pilot test of localised lockdowns, amid efforts to balance reopening the e...

Flights restored as Typhoon Chanthu lingers off Shanghai

BEIJING (AP) — Transport links in the Chinese commercial hub of Shanghai were largely restored Tuesday as a typhoon remained offshore. Typhoon Chanthu brought high winds and rain to...

Will Malaysia's ties with the EU improve under new government?

Changes of government are usually occasions for countries to reassess their foreign relations, but few analysts reckon Malaysia's new government that came into office late last month will oversee ...

Indonesia's deadly prison blaze highlights region's overcrowded jails

A blaze broke out at Tangerang prison near Indonesia's capital city Jakarta last week while inmates were sleeping. In total,41 prisoners died and eight others were seriously injured. The facility...

Oldest US veteran of WWII celebrates his 112th birthday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by...

Report: 2020 is deadliest year for `environmental defenders’

LONDON (AP) — At least 227 people died last year defending their homes, land and livelihoods from environmental exploitation as the deepening climate crisis increasingly pits economic interests agains...

Indonesia arrests key leader in al-Qaida linked group

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism squad has arrested a convicted militant and suspected leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has been blamed for a string of past bombings...