A Taiwanese Airport Is Letting People Rediscover the Joy of Travel. Well, the Joy of Going to the Airport at Least.
It’s a one-way ticket to literally nowhere.
a day ago
A Malaysian News Outlet is Facing a Contempt of Court Case Over 'Scurrilous' Reader Comments
The site, Malaysiakini, argued that the sheer volume of comments it receives makes it unfeasible to moderate them in advance, adding that the comments were taken down as soon as they were made aware, but the country's Federal Court wasn't swayed.
2 days ago
A WHO Team Is Going to China to Investigate the Origins of COVID-19. Scientists Are Already Warning of a New Virus Threat.
The global health body noted that the current “pandemic is far from over,” even as new research identified a novel flu that “has all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus.”
3 days ago
A Fight Broke Out Among Lawmakers in Taiwan’s Parliament. Again.
Such brawls are a fact of life in Taiwan. One time, a parliamentarian snatched a bill being considered and tried to eat it.
4 days ago
China is Treating COVID-19 With a Blast From the (Distant) Past
Despite long-held questions over the efficacy of Chinese traditional medicine, Chinese experts maintain that an herbal formulation based on a nearly 2,000-year-old text is showing promise in treating COVID-19.
A New Survey Found Almost a Third of Chinese Canadians Have Been Physically Harassed During the Pandemic
The findings cast a shocking spotlight on what has been called Canada’s ‘shadow pandemic’: anti-Asian racism.
Scientists Remind Us That Single-Use Plastics Can Be Unsafe Amid a Pandemic
All the plastic from food deliveries and online shopping is piling up. But as a group of experts point out, disposable plastics aren’t inherently safer when it comes to possible virus transmission.
A New Zealand Ad Campaign Is Using ‘Porn Stars’ to Promote Cyber Safety
“We don’t even talk about consent do we? No, we just get straight to it.”
A New Zealand Police Officer Was Killed on the Job for the First Time in 11 Years
Prime Minister Jacinda Arden described the shooting as “devastating.”
Survey Shows Filipinos Are Struggling With Hunger and Stress Due to COVID-19 Crisis
Long a problem even before the pandemic, the prevalence of hunger in the country has doubled since last year.
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Japanese Broadcaster Apologizes for Offensive Animated Video About Black Lives Matter Movement
"It's unfortunate that more thought and care didn't go into this video. The caricatures used are offensive and insensitive."
Ex-Malaysian First Lady Seeks Reimbursement For ‘Damaged’ Hermes Bags Seized by Police
It would appear Malaysia’s "Bag Lady," who is facing a raft of corruption charges, doesn’t know how to let a sleeping scandal lie.