Miran Miyano

world coronavirus

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.
Miran Miyano
a day ago
malaysia

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.
Miran Miyano
2 days ago
Coronavirus

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.”
Miran Miyano
3 days ago
world politics

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.
Miran Miyano
4 days ago
Coronavirus

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.
Miran Miyano
6.29.20
world coronavirus

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.
Miran Miyano
6.25.20
world coronavirus

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.
Miran Miyano
6.23.20
News Zealand

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.”
Miran Miyano
6.22.20
News Zealand

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.”
Miran Miyano
6.19.20
Coronavirus

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.
Miran Miyano
6.16.20
Black Lives Matter

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."
Miran Miyano
6.12.20
malaysia

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.
Miran Miyano
6.11.20
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