Saturday, October 24, 2020

Twitter locks White House Press Secretary’s personal account

Move comes in the wake of the Secretary sharing a report alleging corruption by Joe Biden’s son. Twitter locked the personal account of White House...

LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law

Sexual minority groups and human rights activists launched a petition on Thursday calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that...

Pakistan warns of new lockdown as COVID-19 mortality rate increases by 140%

“Strict punitive actions on SOP violations will be initiated,” an official statement from NCOC said, adding that wearing of face masks and social-distancing must...

Facebook shuts NZ party’s page before polls over COVID-19 misinformation

The newly formed Advance NZ Party's page was taken off because of “repeated violations” of Facebook's policy on misinformation about the virus that could...

Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister becomes acting President

Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister became the acting head of state on Friday in the wake of the President’s resignation amid turmoil sparked by a disputed...

China tracks U.S. Navy ship’s passage through Taiwan Strait

According to a Chinese official, air and sea forces have been mobilised to keep tabs on USS Barry. China says it tracked a U.S. Navy...

Johnson says prepare for no-deal Brexit, cancels talks

‘Unless EU changes course, U.K. to go for Australia-style pact’ Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it was now time to prepare for a...

Israeli parliament formally approves UAE normalisation deal

The UAE has become just the third Arab country to establish official ties with Israel after Egypt and Jordan. Israel’s parliament on Thursday voted overwhelmingly...

500 volunteers fighting fire on Mount Kilimanjaro

The fire has consumed 28 square km of vegetation, say Tanzania National Parks official Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out...

China defends Confucius Institutes now under fire from U.S.

U.S. claims the program gives China’s ruling Communist Party a foothold on U.S. soil and threatens free speech. Following scathing political attacks from the...