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India's health workers balk at taking homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, cases rising

India's health workers balk at taking homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, cases rising

India is struggling to convince its health and front-line workers to take a homegrown Covid-19 vaccine controversially approved without late-stage efficacy data, government data showed on Thursday ...

Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news

Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news

Facebook and Google will be forced to pay for Australian news under legislation passed Thursday that is being closely watched globally for precedents in the battle between Big Tech and media companies.

Qantas posts huge loss, says no international flights until October

Qantas posts huge loss, says no international flights until October

Australian carrier Qantas reported on Thursday a US$5.5 billion plunge in revenue during the second half of 2020 and said international passenger flights would not resume until October ...

Myanmar students, doctors plan more protests against coup

Myanmar students, doctors plan more protests against coup

Students and doctors in Myanmar plan to hold new protests on Thursday against military rule, as the United States expressed concern about Malaysia's deportation of about 1,100 Myanmar nationals back to the strife-torn nation.

India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off

India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off

Chafing from a dispute with Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigations, according to a draft regulation.

Pakistan offers Lanka $50mn defence credit line, sports development aid, culture centre

Pakistan offers Lanka $50mn defence credit line, sports development aid, culture centre

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (right) and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa gesture at the end of the Trade and Investments conference, during Khan’s two-day visit, in Colombo, Sri Lanka yesterday.

World's biggest cricket stadium renamed after India's Modi

World's biggest cricket stadium renamed after India's Modi

The world's biggest cricket stadium was renamed after India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a surprise move Wednesday hours before its inaugural international match between India and England.

Tiger Woods 'recovering' after surgery following roll-over car crash

Tiger Woods 'recovering' after surgery following roll-over car crash

Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries to both legs as his car flew off the road and flipped several times Tuesday near Los Angeles in a crash he was ‘very fortunate’ to survive, law enforcement officials who found the US golf legend said.

At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots

At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots

At least 75 inmates died Tuesday and several were injured in riots blamed on gang rivalry at three jails in Ecuador's overcrowded prison system, authorities said.

Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesian diplomatic efforts falter

Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesian diplomatic efforts falter

Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule while Indonesia's efforts steer a path out of the crisis with the help of other Southeast Asian countries appeared to falter with a proposed diplomatic visit scrapped.

Police on rollerblades deploy in Karachi

Police on rollerblades deploy in Karachi

Police in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, are deploying an armed rollerblading unit to curb theft and harassment on its teeming streets.

Sri Lankan Muslims protest cremations of Covid-19 victims

Sri Lankan Muslims protest cremations of Covid-19 victims

Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims demonstrated in Colombo yesterday demanding an end to forced cremations of Covid-19 victims as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived on an official visit.

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