Chinese President Xi Jinping declared his country had achieved the “human miracle” of eliminating extreme poverty.
A Malaysian man wins the country’s first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex.
Indonesian rescuers hunted for survivors yesterday after an illegal gold mine collapsed killing at least three people, with more believed to be buried under the rubble, officials said.
Facebook and Google will be forced to pay for Australian news under legislation passed yesterday that is being closely watched globally for precedents in the battle between Big Tech and media companies.
The US space agency NASA released a spectacular panoramic view on Wednesday of the landing site of the Perseverance rover on Mars.
The body count from simultaneous riots at four prisons in Ecuador rose to 79 Wednesday as family members arrived to claim the remains of loved ones killed in hours of full-out gang warfare that left inmates decapitated and burnt.
The head of a controversial Malaysian “sugar daddy” dating website is charged.
Indonesia says it is in talks with both sides in Myanmar’s political crisis.
More than two-thirds of people polled want to be inoculated against COVID-19 when vaccines are available, but the rest do not, according to an opinion survey by Bangkok University, or Bangkok Poll.
Ghana received yesterday the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
Italy’s foreign minister said yesterday he had asked the United Nations for an investigation into the killing of its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo in an ambush.
Biden orders flags lowered to half-mast Monday after the US crossed 500,000 deaths.
G7 countries “firmly condemn” violence committed by Myanmar’s security forces.
The Malaysian government should allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to visit and check on the 1,200 people that Malaysia planned on deporting to Myanmar, the rights group said, following a local court order to pause the deportation plans for one day.
A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya has broken down at sea.
Boris Johnson was set to start unwinding England’s third coronavirus lockdown.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reached a temporary bilateral understanding with Iran to salvage the nuclear deal for now, said its chief on Sunday.
Governor of Nigeria’s central-north Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello said on Sunday that the state government has managed to secure the release of all the 53 passengers abducted by gunmen on February 14 at village Kundu of the state.
Air New Zealand will trial a digital travel pass to give airlines and border authorities access to passenger health information, including their COVID-19 vaccination status, the carrier said yesterday.
Fifty-nine wealthy foreign tourists arrived in Thailand’s southern island province on Sunday night and went into “villa quarantine” at the Sri Panwa Hotel.
5 people are killed in severe floods that submerged entire neighbourhoods in Jakarta.
Local residents are tackling food and water shortages and price spikes.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog met Iran’s atomic energy chief in Tehran Sunday, hours before a deadline set by the Islamic republic to limit inspections by the agency if US sanctions are not lifted.
The future of three Thai cabinet ministers hangs in the balance following the no-confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, despite the government surviving the motion, political analysts say.
Australia slams Facebook as “heavy-handed” and “wrong” to impose a news blackout.
Hackers attack Myanmar government websites to protest against the military coup.
UN warns that gaping inequities in initial efforts put the whole planet at risk.
Market traders were among the first to benefit from Indonesia’s second phase of mass vaccinations against the coronavirus on Wednesday, as the government looks to right the country’s pandemic-battered economy.
US shoppers resume spending in January, the first increase since September.
The corruption trial of Malaysia’s scandal-plagued former first lady will proceed after a judge ruled yesterday that prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence to make a case, boosting efforts to bring her to justice.