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2021/12/20 | Deutsche Welle

Over 200 Dead as Philippines Reels From Typhoon Rai

The damage from Rai has led to comparisons with super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck in 2013 and left more than 7,300 people dead or missing.

2021/10/04 | Deutsche Welle

North and South Korea Reconnect Cross-border Hotline

Pyongyang last cut off the hotline in August after joint U.S.-South Korea military drills. The move comes amid a series of weapons tests by the North.

2021/07/23 | Deutsche Welle

AI Protein Database Reveal is “a Great Leap” for Biology

The transformative AlphaFold neural network has predicted the structures of more than 350,000 proteins from various organisms. This could “fundamentally change biological research.”

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/09/14 | Deutsche Welle

Biden to Host ‘Quad’ Leaders for Summit to Counter China

Joe Biden will host prime ministers of India, Japan, and Australia at the White House for the first Quad summit. Covid-19, climate change, and China are expected among the key issues at the meeting.

2021/07/19 | Voice of America

Covid Vaccination Rate ‘Must Increase Rapidly’, WHO, Red Cross Warn

WHO warns that global vaccination efforts need to be stepped up as Myanmar experiences ‘crippling Covid-19 crisis’

2021/08/25 | Voice of America

Harris Says China Coercing, Intimidating in South China Sea 

U.S. vice president, Kamala Harris, cited Chinese intimidation in the South China Sea along with a need to maintain freedom of navigation and commerce as the main focus moving forward.

2021/06/23 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week

The parent company of Apple Daily will make a final decision to shut down this Friday after authorities freeze $2.3 million of the paper’s assets

2021/09/17 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Jakarta Court Rules in Favor of Residents’ Clean Air Bid

A court has ordered President Joko Widodo and other top officials to take measures to tackle air pollution. It's a landmark ruling for the residents who filed the case, but not everyone is celebrating.

2021/12/24 | Voice of America

South Korea’s Moon Pardons Disgraced Former President Park

According to a poll last month, 39% of South Korean voters supported a pardon, while 44% opposed it.

2021/07/07 | Voice of America

North Korea Faces Worsening Economic Woes Amid Covid Lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently acknowledged food shortages, comparing situation to devastating 1990s famine.

2021/09/03 | Deutsche Welle

Japan’s Suga Won’t Run In Leadership Race, Opening Door for New PM

With his popularity in freefall, Yoshihide Suga has said he will not enter a race for party leadership key to determining Japan's next prime minister. Markets have responded positively to the prospect of a new leader.

2021/09/29 | Deutsche Welle

US General Defends Calls With Chinese Military During Trump Presidency

Top U.S. General Mark Milley told Congress that the Defense Secretary and others knew about his call to his Chinese counterpart, to reassure Beijing that former President Donald Trump was not preparing a sudden attack.

2021/11/02 | Deutsche Welle

Singapore Bans Book About Censorship for Including Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

A book was banned over “offensive images” containing cartoons depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were the same ones published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in 2015.