Holocaust survivors take part in the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Oswiecim, Poland on January 27, 2023. Photo: Reuters
Germany

On Auschwitz anniversary, survivors express ‘horror’ that wars continue

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1.1 million people were killed at the concentration camp in Poland under the occupation of German forces during WWII. A survivor appealed for ‘no more fascism, which brings death, genocide, crimes, slaughter and loss of human dignity’.

Holocaust survivors take part in the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Oswiecim, Poland on January 27, 2023. Photo: Reuters

On Auschwitz anniversary, survivors express ‘horror’ that wars continue

1.1 million people were killed at the concentration camp in Poland under the occupation of German forces during WWII. A survivor appealed for ‘no more fascism, which brings death, genocide, crimes, slaughter and loss of human dignity’.

41 minutes ago

Covid-denying Russian monk gets 7 years

Nikolai Romanov urged his followers to disobey the government’s lockdown measures and spread conspiracy theories about a global plot to control the masses.

2 hours ago

Burning trees in the Amazon melts snow in the Himalayas

Scientists have discovered that when the Amazon warms, so does the Tibetan Plateau, whereas the more it rains in the Amazon, the less it rains in Tibet.

2 hours ago
Nikolai Romanov, a former monk known as Father Sergiy until he was excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church, was handed a new prison sentence on charges of inciting hatred. Photo: AP

Covid-denying Russian monk gets 7 years

Nikolai Romanov urged his followers to disobey the government’s lockdown measures and spread conspiracy theories about a global plot to control the masses.

2 hours ago
Americas

Burning trees in the Amazon melts snow in the Himalayas

Scientists have discovered that when the Amazon warms, so does the Tibetan Plateau, whereas the more it rains in the Amazon, the less it rains in Tibet.

Scientists have discovered that when the Amazon warms, so does the Tibetan Plateau, whereas the more it rains in the Amazon, the less it rains in Tibet.

2 hours ago
Malaysia

Malaysian Muslims take to streets to protest Koran burning in Sweden

Rasmus Paludan, convicted Danish-Swedish racist who heads a Danish far-right party, burned copy of Koran in front of Stockholm’s Turkish embassy; Muslims around the world have been reacting.

Rasmus Paludan, convicted Danish-Swedish racist who heads a Danish far-right party, burned copy of Koran in front of Stockholm’s Turkish embassy; Muslims around the world have been reacting.

5 hours ago

Pro-China spammers flood YouTube with unpopular videos, Google says

While most of the content failed to draw viewers or readers, the China-linked influence network has been persistently experimenting with new tactics, posing a continuous threat, researchers say.

5 hours ago
Pro-China spammers flood YouTube with unpopular videos, Google says

Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire as tensions soar after deadly raid

Gaza militants fired rockets and Israel carried out air strikes after an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that led to the largest single death toll in years of fighting.

27 Jan 2023 - 11:07AM
Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire as tensions soar after deadly raid

Malaysian Muslims take to streets to protest Koran burning in Sweden

Rasmus Paludan, convicted Danish-Swedish racist who heads a Danish far-right party, burned copy of Koran in front of Stockholm’s Turkish embassy; Muslims around the world have been reacting.

5 hours ago

Pro-China spammers flood YouTube with unpopular videos, Google says

While most of the content failed to draw viewers or readers, the China-linked influence network has been persistently experimenting with new tactics, posing a continuous threat, researchers say.

5 hours ago

Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire as tensions soar after deadly raid

Gaza militants fired rockets and Israel carried out air strikes after an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that led to the largest single death toll in years of fighting.

27 Jan 2023 - 11:07AM
Ukraine war
The Monument to Heroes of the First World War at Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia Photo: AFP

Russia acting against ‘entire collective West’, top general says

Russia’s new military reforms respond to possible Nato expansion and the use of Kyiv by the ‘collective West’ to wage a hybrid war against Russia, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov says.

24 Jan 2023 - 3:42PM

Russia seeks to boost troops in west with armed forces expansion

Russia will create new commands near Europe as it expands its military to 1.5 million people amid deepening tensions with the US and its allies over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia will create new commands near Europe as it expands its military to 1.5 million people amid deepening tensions with the US and its allies over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.

18 Jan 2023 - 3:25PM

Henry Kissinger softens stance on Ukraine joining Nato

US elder statesman Henry Kissinger said that Russia’s invasion shows there is no longer a point to keeping Ukraine out of Nato, the long-held aspiration of Kyiv that he had opposed.

US elder statesman Henry Kissinger said that Russia’s invasion shows there is no longer a point to keeping Ukraine out of Nato, the long-held aspiration of Kyiv that he had opposed.

18 Jan 2023 - 10:52AM

Explainer | Who is Russia’s new war commander Gerasimov?

Valery Gerasimov, who in a surprise move was named to lead Russian troops in Ukraine after months of setbacks, has been Moscow’s top general for the past decade as chief of the general staff.

Valery Gerasimov, who in a surprise move was named to lead Russian troops in Ukraine after months of setbacks, has been Moscow’s top general for the past decade as chief of the general staff.

13 Jan 2023 - 3:36PM
Ukraine war
The Monument to Heroes of the First World War at Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia Photo: AFP

Russia acting against ‘entire collective West’, top general says

Russia’s new military reforms respond to possible Nato expansion and the use of Kyiv by the ‘collective West’ to wage a hybrid war against Russia, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov says.

24 Jan 2023 - 3:42PM

Russia seeks to boost troops in west with armed forces expansion

Russia will create new commands near Europe as it expands its military to 1.5 million people amid deepening tensions with the US and its allies over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia will create new commands near Europe as it expands its military to 1.5 million people amid deepening tensions with the US and its allies over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.

18 Jan 2023 - 3:25PM

Henry Kissinger softens stance on Ukraine joining Nato

US elder statesman Henry Kissinger said that Russia’s invasion shows there is no longer a point to keeping Ukraine out of Nato, the long-held aspiration of Kyiv that he had opposed.

US elder statesman Henry Kissinger said that Russia’s invasion shows there is no longer a point to keeping Ukraine out of Nato, the long-held aspiration of Kyiv that he had opposed.

18 Jan 2023 - 10:52AM

Explainer | Who is Russia’s new war commander Gerasimov?

Valery Gerasimov, who in a surprise move was named to lead Russian troops in Ukraine after months of setbacks, has been Moscow’s top general for the past decade as chief of the general staff.

Valery Gerasimov, who in a surprise move was named to lead Russian troops in Ukraine after months of setbacks, has been Moscow’s top general for the past decade as chief of the general staff.

13 Jan 2023 - 3:36PM
World | OPINION
A bus shelter advertisement in New York, US, part of efforts by the city’s Asian-American community to discourage hate speech and action. Photo: MK Luff

Opinion | We must not underestimate the power of our words

One US university’s attempt to eliminate biased language from campus has revived discussions about the limits of free speech. While Hong Kong generally has a relaxed attitude to language use, the rise in anti-Asian attacks in the US is a reminder that hateful rhetoric can incite violence.

27 Jan 2023 - 8:15AM

Opinion | Debate over Chinese New Year vs Lunar New Year rooted in misplaced patriotism

Chinese critics of the British Museum’s decision to title its event a celebration of Korean Lunar New Year were keen to defend their country’s culture, but probably left a bad impression. The episode highlights how first-generation Chinese immigrants to the UK may struggle to find their footing amid strained Sino-British relations.

Chinese critics of the British Museum’s decision to title its event a celebration of Korean Lunar New Year were keen to defend their country’s culture, but probably left a bad impression. The episode highlights how first-generation Chinese immigrants to the UK may struggle to find their footing amid strained Sino-British relations.

26 Jan 2023 - 4:29AM
Debate over Chinese New Year vs Lunar New Year rooted in misplaced patriotism

Opinion | Fears over China, doubts about US driving Japan’s military build-up

Japan’s moves reflect decades-long efforts to be more self-reliant amid growing concerns over China’s rise and the reliability of the US as an ally. Given Japan’s past, though, ramping up its military spending risks sparking fears among its neighbours and ruining decades of building up soft power.

Japan’s moves reflect decades-long efforts to be more self-reliant amid growing concerns over China’s rise and the reliability of the US as an ally. Given Japan’s past, though, ramping up its military spending risks sparking fears among its neighbours and ruining decades of building up soft power.

26 Jan 2023 - 2:06AM
Fears over China, doubts about US driving Japan’s military build-up

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