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Brazil approves import of Chinese coronavirus vaccine that Jair Bolsonaro had previously refused

Brazils’ health minister had agreed to purchase CoronaVac doses produced locally by the Butantan Institute.

6 hours ago

Brazils’ health minister had agreed to purchase CoronaVac doses produced locally by the Butantan Institute.

Brazil approves import of Chinese coronavirus vaccine that Jair Bolsonaro had previously refused
British police recover stolen Chinese Ming-dynasty vase worth US$3.3 million

The suspects, aged 44 and 42, were arrested in London last week and have been released on bail until mid-November.

24 Oct 2020 - 6:06AM

The suspects, aged 44 and 42, were arrested in London last week and have been released on bail until mid-November.

British police recover stolen Chinese Ming-dynasty vase worth US$3.3 million
‘The Witches’ movie review: Roald Dahl’s story a brighter affair in Robert Zemeckis remake

A great warm-up for the scary season, but not frightening you won’t sleep at night.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:00PM

A great warm-up for the scary season, but not frightening you won’t sleep at night.

‘The Witches’ movie review: Roald Dahl’s story a brighter affair in Robert Zemeckis remake
Libya’s warring factions reach ‘historic’ ceasefire to end conflict that divided country

The country was plunged into chaos after the 2011 Nato-backed uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:48PM

The country was plunged into chaos after the 2011 Nato-backed uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya’s warring factions reach ‘historic’ ceasefire to end conflict that divided country
US man arrested with van full of guns plotted to kill Joe Biden, court documents show

Investigators said Alexander Treisman searched for the former vice-president’s address and posted a question on whether Biden received Secret Service protection for life.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:48PM

Investigators said Alexander Treisman searched for the former vice-president’s address and posted a question on whether Biden received Secret Service protection for life.

US man arrested with van full of guns plotted to kill Joe Biden, court documents show
‘Over the Moon’ movie review: Charming Netflix release celebrates diversity, falls short

There’s too much going on, but it’s still a worthy effort.

23 Oct 2020 - 1:12PM

There’s too much going on, but it’s still a worthy effort.

‘Over the Moon’ movie review: Charming Netflix release celebrates diversity, falls short
Key takeaways from final Trump-Biden presidential debate: Covid-19, Lincoln and ‘thug’ Kim

Three weeks after drawing criticism for his frequent interruptions of his rival, Trump adopted a more subdued tone for much of the debate.

24 Oct 2020 - 3:10AM

Three weeks after drawing criticism for his frequent interruptions of his rival, Trump adopted a more subdued tone for much of the debate.

Key takeaways from final Trump-Biden presidential debate: Covid-19, Lincoln and ‘thug’ Kim
Sri Lanka rolls back reforms aimed at curbing authoritarianism in vote to boost president’s powers

The changes to the constitution reverse reforms dating to 2015 that aimed to limit presidential powers in a bid to prevent authoritarianism.

23 Oct 2020 - 10:17PM

The changes to the constitution reverse reforms dating to 2015 that aimed to limit presidential powers in a bid to prevent authoritarianism.

Sri Lanka rolls back reforms aimed at curbing authoritarianism in vote to boost president’s powers
Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell denies finding underage girls to have sex with Prince Andrew

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend’s deposition became public on Thursday. She has been charged with recruiting underage girls in the 1990s for Epstein to abuse.

23 Oct 2020 - 6:51AM

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend’s deposition became public on Thursday. She has been charged with recruiting underage girls in the 1990s for Epstein to abuse.

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell denies finding underage girls to have sex with Prince Andrew
Rudy Giuliani only ‘tucking in his shirt’ in ‘Borat’ movie bedroom scene

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer acknowledged his cameo in the new ‘Borat’ movie but said the actions captured on camera were taken out of context.

22 Oct 2020 - 8:14PM

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer acknowledged his cameo in the new ‘Borat’ movie but said the actions captured on camera were taken out of context.

Rudy Giuliani only ‘tucking in his shirt’ in ‘Borat’ movie bedroom scene
US election 2020: Republican Mitt Romney didn’t vote for Donald Trump

The Republican senator didn’t say if he voted for Democrat Joe Biden.

22 Oct 2020 - 10:39AM

The Republican senator didn’t say if he voted for Democrat Joe Biden.

US election 2020: Republican Mitt Romney didn’t vote for Donald Trump
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary

While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages. However, he had never come out publicly in favour of civil unions as pope.

22 Oct 2020 - 2:34PM

While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages. However, he had never come out publicly in favour of civil unions as pope.

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary
Japan’s PM Yoshihide Suga cites South China Sea concerns in push for closer Asean ties

Speaking in Indonesia, Suga reiterated Japan’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, denying China’s criticism that it is an attempt to create a Nato in Asia.

22 Oct 2020 - 3:18PM

Speaking in Indonesia, Suga reiterated Japan’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, denying China’s criticism that it is an attempt to create a Nato in Asia.

Japan’s PM Yoshihide Suga cites South China Sea concerns in push for closer Asean ties
Explainer | Why Donald Trump seized on dubious ‘Hunter Biden emails’ story

Trailing Joe Biden in the polls, US President Donald Trump appears to be trying to make up ground by calling his opponent a ‘criminal’ and attacking his son, Hunter.

21 Oct 2020 - 3:17PM

Trailing Joe Biden in the polls, US President Donald Trump appears to be trying to make up ground by calling his opponent a ‘criminal’ and attacking his son, Hunter.

Why Donald Trump seized on dubious ‘Hunter Biden emails’ story
China urged to release Canadian Michael Kovrig at UN Security Council meeting

President of International Crisis Group Robert Malley appeals to Beijing to let Kovrig ‘be reunited with his loved ones and continue his work towards a more peaceful world’.

21 Oct 2020 - 3:59PM

President of International Crisis Group Robert Malley appeals to Beijing to let Kovrig ‘be reunited with his loved ones and continue his work towards a more peaceful world’.

China urged to release Canadian Michael Kovrig at UN Security Council meeting
Tax records reveal Trump’s bank account, business dealings in China: report

New York Times analysis shows the US president tried for a decade to get Chinese projects off the ground.

21 Oct 2020 - 1:58PM

New York Times analysis shows the US president tried for a decade to get Chinese projects off the ground.

Tax records reveal Trump’s bank account, business dealings in China: report
Singapore Airlines to resume direct flights to New York, as optimism for air travel grows

Singapore’s national carrier will start the over 18 hour flights to New York’s JFK Airport from November, as passenger and cargo demand grows.

21 Oct 2020 - 9:20PM

Singapore’s national carrier will start the over 18 hour flights to New York’s JFK Airport from November, as passenger and cargo demand grows.

Singapore Airlines to resume direct flights to New York, as optimism for air travel grows
Fifa-linked European Premier League ‘boring’, warns Uefa of Champions League rival

Fifa has not denied plans for an 18-team European Premier League, which would rival Uefa Champions League.

21 Oct 2020 - 10:01AM

Fifa has not denied plans for an 18-team European Premier League, which would rival Uefa Champions League.

Fifa-linked European Premier League ‘boring’, warns Uefa of Champions League rival
US universities ‘massively under-reporting’ funding from China, Russia, other ‘foreign adversaries’, says Trump administration report

Scathing Trump administration report is based on investigations at 12 schools including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown.

21 Oct 2020 - 7:40AM

Scathing Trump administration report is based on investigations at 12 schools including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown.

US universities ‘massively under-reporting’ funding from China, Russia, other ‘foreign adversaries’, says Trump administration report
US and Russia appear set to extend ‘New Start’ nuclear pact

Moscow said on Tuesday it could agree to US-proposed freeze on each side’s warheads and to extend ‘New Start’ treaty by one year.

21 Oct 2020 - 3:54AM

Moscow said on Tuesday it could agree to US-proposed freeze on each side’s warheads and to extend ‘New Start’ treaty by one year.

US and Russia appear set to extend ‘New Start’ nuclear pact
‘Semicolon’ EP review: K-pop stars Seventeen offer fleeting distraction with new record

Worth a listen even if you know nothing about baseball.

20 Oct 2020 - 9:00PM

Worth a listen even if you know nothing about baseball.

‘Semicolon’ EP review: K-pop stars Seventeen offer fleeting distraction with new record
Danish submarine killer Peter Madsen escapes prison before being recaptured by police

In 2018, Madsen was sentenced in the Copenhagen City Court to life in prison for killing Kim Wall, a reporter who previously worked for the South China Morning Post.

20 Oct 2020 - 8:04PM

In 2018, Madsen was sentenced in the Copenhagen City Court to life in prison for killing Kim Wall, a reporter who previously worked for the South China Morning Post.

Danish submarine killer Peter Madsen escapes prison before being recaptured by police
Philippines drug war: Duterte says he can be held responsible for killings

‘If you get killed it’s because I’m enraged by drugs,’ the Philippine president said, adding he was prepared to go to jail over the brutal anti-drugs crackdown.

20 Oct 2020 - 10:12PM

‘If you get killed it’s because I’m enraged by drugs,’ the Philippine president said, adding he was prepared to go to jail over the brutal anti-drugs crackdown.

Philippines drug war: Duterte says he can be held responsible for killings
Beijing accuses Canada of being anti-China over envoy’s Hong Kong ‘threat’

Ministry says Canadian leaders ‘did not verify, but condoned’ criticism of Cong Peiwu for comment about ‘health and safety’ of Canadians in Hong Kong.

19 Oct 2020 - 8:56PM

Ministry says Canadian leaders ‘did not verify, but condoned’ criticism of Cong Peiwu for comment about ‘health and safety’ of Canadians in Hong Kong.

Beijing accuses Canada of being anti-China over envoy’s Hong Kong ‘threat’
Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 US election?

In the four years since the last US presidential election, Facebook says it has more people and better technology as well as improved content policies and enforcement to protect its social network.

19 Oct 2020 - 4:08PM

In the four years since the last US presidential election, Facebook says it has more people and better technology as well as improved content policies and enforcement to protect its social network.

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 US election?
Singapore blogger Amos Yee faces child porn charges in US

Prosecutors accuse him of exchanging nude photos and messages with 14-year-old girl in Texas; Yee was granted asylum in US in 2017, but could lose status if convicted.

19 Oct 2020 - 9:25PM

Prosecutors accuse him of exchanging nude photos and messages with 14-year-old girl in Texas; Yee was granted asylum in US in 2017, but could lose status if convicted.

Singapore blogger Amos Yee faces child porn charges in US
Plan to retrieve Titanic’s iconic radio spurs debate on human remains

Company hopes to exhibit Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast sinking ocean liner’s distress calls and helped save about 700 people in lifeboats.

19 Oct 2020 - 9:02PM

Company hopes to exhibit Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast sinking ocean liner’s distress calls and helped save about 700 people in lifeboats.

Plan to retrieve Titanic’s iconic radio spurs debate on human remains
Thailand protests continue for fifth day as demonstrations stretch beyond Bangkok

The movement, which is calling for the prime minister’s resignation, a more democratic constitution and a reformed monarchy, began in March

19 Oct 2020 - 6:49PM

The movement, which is calling for the prime minister’s resignation, a more democratic constitution and a reformed monarchy, began in March

Thailand protests continue for fifth day as demonstrations stretch beyond Bangkok
French teacher’s attacker ‘posted photo of severed head on Twitter’, prosecutor says

French prosecutors reveal more details about the brutal murder and decapitation of a 47-year-old history teacher in suburban Paris.

18 Oct 2020 - 9:33PM

French prosecutors reveal more details about the brutal murder and decapitation of a 47-year-old history teacher in suburban Paris.

French teacher’s attacker ‘posted photo of severed head on Twitter’, prosecutor says
US election: Republican senator under fire for mocking Kamala Harris’ name

As US President Donald Trump courted votes in must-win states, the Georgia senator purposely mispronounced her name at a Republican rally.

17 Oct 2020 - 4:05PM

As US President Donald Trump courted votes in must-win states, the Georgia senator purposely mispronounced her name at a Republican rally.

US election: Republican senator under fire for mocking Kamala Harris’ name