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A division of SoftBank invests $1.6 billion into New! 2021-05-11 08:26:48SB Management, a division of Japanese tech giant SoftBank, is investing $1.6 billion into a planned technology division of THG.

Indian authorities warn of rare fungal infection seen New! 2021-05-11 04:49:08Mucormycosis is a "serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes," and mostly affects the sinuses or the lungs.

Most Asia-Pacific markets fall sharply after U.S. tech New! 2021-05-11 03:41:50Stocks in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Australia were among those that fell on Tuesday.

WHO labels a Covid strain in India as New! 2021-05-11 03:05:44The B.1.617 strain was reclassified as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization, indicating it has the "highest public health implic

JPMorgan says China tech stocks are in a New! 2021-05-11 02:50:20Howard Wang, head of Greater China equities at JPMorgan Asset Management, said Chinese tech companies have the potential to grow over the long term.

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn New! 2021-05-11 00:28:15Some in Singapore are turning to urban farming in this land-scarce city, as they look for ways to turn waste into resources for electronics or cosmeti

Indian Premier League cannot be completed in country 2021-05-10 11:13:30The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) cannot be completed in the country, says Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control f

Indian stocks remain resilient despite Covid surge as 2021-05-10 04:39:19Despite the second wave of Covid ravaging India, the BSE Sensex is still up more than 3% so far this year, while the Nifty 50 index has jumped about 7

Asia-Pacific markets trade broadly higher, oil prices climb 2021-05-10 03:27:53Investors shrugged off the U.S. jobs report for April that came in weaker than expected.

U.S. and China could find common ground for 2021-05-10 02:17:38Scot Marciel, a former American diplomat, said the U.S. and China may have "shared interests" in ending the violence in Myanmar.

Singapore's foreign minister says Covid won't go away 2021-05-10 02:14:52Vivian Balakrishnan, a medical doctor before entering politics, said subsequent waves of coronavirus infections will be a usual occurrence in the comi

Debris from a large Chinese rocket is expected 2021-05-09 02:35:06The debris from a Chinese rocket is expected to crash land back on Earth this weekend with experts trying to work out exactly when and where the remna

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Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell 2021-05-10 19:49:40Several hundred more migrants have reached a tiny Italian island, swelling past 2,100 the number of arrivals in 24 hours

Dracula's castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 2021-05-10 18:50:51At Dracula’s castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart.

FDA clears Pfizer shot for children as young 2021-05-10 17:34:21U.S. expands use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for children as young as 12 to get shots.

What's behind the protests and clampdown in Jerusalem? 2021-05-10 10:46:56Palestinian protesters and Israeli police have faced off on a daily basis for weeks in and around Jerusalem’s Old City, a frequent site of confl

Biden administration restores healthcare protections for transgender people 2021-05-10 09:52:31The Biden administration says the government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in healthcare.

Cyberattack that shut down U.S. pipeline linked to 2021-05-10 08:54:51The shutdown of a pipeline that carries gasoline and other fuel from Texas to the Northeast is continuing.

Today's Headlines: Hearts, minds and vaccines 2021-05-10 08:00:10With shorter lines, 2,000 canvassers and even TikTok ads, California is trying to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.

Inside Arizona's election audit, Republican fraud fantasies live 2021-05-10 07:27:13In an aging Phoenix arena that once hosted NBA games, Republicans search for evidence to support claims of election fraud they already believe.

Spot the leopard: Big cat on the loose 2021-05-10 06:59:34Authorities in China are hunting for the last of three leopards that escaped from a safari park, which concealed the breakout for nearly a week.

Taliban says it will observe 3-day cease-fire in 2021-05-10 06:41:55The Taliban says it will observe a three-day cease-fire in Afghanistan for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 doses 2021-05-09 15:33:00Nearly a dozen countries, most in Africa, still lack any COVID vaccine doses. They include Chad, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Eritrea and Tanzania.

With civil rights charges, Justice Department signals shift 2021-05-09 14:27:11Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland is making good on his promise to shift the Justice Department's focus on civil rights after the tumult of the Trump years


Indian doctors warn against cow dung as Covid-19 New! 2021-05-11 00:05:00AHMEDABAD, INDIA  - Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off Covid-19, saying there is

Osaka says deaths at home surge amid 4th New! 2021-05-10 23:44:00TOKYO - Eighteen people have died from the Covid-19 respiratory disease outside of hospitals in Japan's Osaka prefecture, officials said, amid c

Vietnam police arrest US deportee on suspicion of New! 2021-05-10 22:14:44A Vietnamese man deported from the United States under a push by the Trump administration to expel immigrants convicted of crimes in the United States

India's coronavirus patients face desperate journeys to find New! 2021-05-10 22:04:00When Neelam Mehta took her 82-year-old mother to the doctor in New Delhi last week, her coronavirus symptoms were mild but her oxygen saturation had d

Myanmar's Suu Kyi expected to appear in court New! 2021-05-10 21:19:23Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to attend her next court hearing in person, her chief lawyer said on Monday (April 10), after weeks

'Black fungus' complication adds to India's Covid woes New! 2021-05-10 21:00:00The Indian government has told doctors to look out for signs of mucormycosis or “black fungus” in Covid-19 patients as hospitals report a

Taiwan fights to attend WHO meeting, but China New! 2021-05-10 20:43:00TAIPEI  - Taiwan will fight to the end for an invitation to a World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting this month, its foreign ministry said on Mo

Government advisor in Japan sparks ire with tweet 2021-05-10 05:47:00TOKYO - A tweet by a top Japanese government advisor downplaying the pandemic and laughing off calls for the Olympics to be cancelled is drawing

Thousands suspended at Myanmar universities as junta targets 2021-05-10 05:23:00More than 11,000 academics and other university staff opposed to Myanmar's ruling junta have been suspended after going on strike in protest against

Bring back your empty oxygen tanks to help 2021-05-10 05:19:02Nepal is so short of oxygen canisters that it has asked climbers on Mount Everest to bring back their empties instead of abandoning them on mountain s

Oxygen on Taobao: How Chinese and Indian expats 2021-05-09 22:58:33The death toll began to pile up in Ritwick Ghosh's social circle back in India. First a college friend succumbed to Covid-19, then a close friend's

Ramadan dos and don'ts spark debate among Asia's 2021-05-09 22:18:55As Ramadan enters its final days, a spate of incidents has led to renewed debate online about religious piety and whether behaviour during the Muslim

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Registration opens for hopefuls in Iran's presidential vote New! 2021-05-11 12:02:19Iran opened registration Tuesday for potential candidates in the country's June presidential election, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over

Iran's Guards blame US ship for warning shots New! 2021-05-11 10:47:37

East Jerusalem hospital fills up after Al-Aqsa clashes New! 2021-05-11 10:27:37

Iran candidates register for presidential election New! 2021-05-11 09:54:34The five-day registration period at the interior ministry ends on Saturday, with the names of candidates then handed to the conservative-dominated Gua

Qatar's emir visits Saudi Arabia as rift eases New! 2021-05-11 09:16:59Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani landed in Saudi Arabia for talks Monday, in his second visit since the countries re-established re

22 killed as Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas New! 2021-05-11 09:07:13Israel and Hamas exchanged heavy fire on Tuesday, with 22 Palestinians killed in Gaza, in a dramatic escalation between the bitter rivals sparked by u

Explained: What is Eid and how do Muslims New! 2021-05-11 08:20:32Eid literally means a "festival" or "feast" in Arabic. There are two major eids in the Islamic calendar per year - Eid al-Fitr earlier in the year

Twenty killed as Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas New! 2021-05-11 03:27:08

Gaza militants fire rockets at Jerusalem; Israel responds New! 2021-05-11 02:30:35

UAE to bar airline passengers arriving from Bangladesh, 2021-05-10 17:23:28

Air raid sirens, explosion heard in Jerusalem amid 2021-05-10 16:59:32

Explainer: What's behind the clashes in Jerusalem? 2021-05-10 14:41:41For weeks now, Palestinian protesters and Israeli police have clashed on a daily basis in and around Jerusalem's Old City, home to major religious si