Pressure on Hong Kong’s Pro-Democrats Ramps Up. The Pope Backs Down.
A senior official warned that a pro-dem primary this weekend could somehow violate the city's controversial national security law. Meanwhile, Pope Francis appears to have thought better of raising concerns over the situation in the city.
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Singaporeans Are Calling the Cops on Political Candidates for Fanning Racial Tensions. It's Not What You Think.
The flurry of police complaints appear less aimed at seeing justice done than scoring cheap political points.
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Al Jazeera Reported on Malaysia's Migrant Policies. Now the Gov’t Is After Them.
The Qatari news outlet filmed a documentary on Malaysia's alleged harsh treatment of migrants amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Malaysia vowed to take action—against Al Jazeera.
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2020 Hasn’t Been All Bad. Here's Some Good News From the Year So Far.
Some uplifting news to tide us through the rest of the year.
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Amid Fears Over a New National Security Law, Taiwan is Seizing on an 'Opportunity' to Attract Hong Kongers
The self-governed island has opened an office meant to help Hong Kongers seek asylum, over the predictably heated objections of Beijing.
Babies Could Be Drinking Lab-Grown Breast Milk by 2021
A Singapore-based startup is focusing on breast milk for now but also plans to develop lab-grown alternatives for the dairy industry.
Places I Wish I Visited Before the Pandemic Happened
Underrated travel destinations to add to your post-pandemic plans.
Be Careful What You Copy and Paste on Your iPhone. TikTok May Be Reading It.
According to a new security feature in iOS 14, TikTok reads users’ clipboard information about once every second.
China is Placing Visa Restrictions on US Officials Amid Diplomatic Row Over Hong Kong
After the US announced it would be imposing sanctions on Chinese officials for undermining Hong Kong's autonomy, Beijing has responded in kind.
Singapore’s Election During a Pandemic Means Social Distancing Becomes Political Too
Unorthodox campaigns spell uncertainty for opposition parties, which "have traditionally commanded greater participation and excitement during their live rallies.”
LGBTQ People Share the Pop Culture Moment That Awakened Their Sexuality
"I remember really liking Ellen Page in 'Juno' and couldn't tell if I liked her or wanted to be her."