Health & Environment
Torrential rains in the east coast led to a record death toll of at least 54, the displacement of some 120,000 people and losses of US$1.5 billion.
The news comes as health minister Ong Ye Kung suggests a tiny percentage of anti-vaxxers in the country are “free-riding” on the goodwill of others.
For those who can stomach it, crocodile is a cheaper and more protein-rich alternative. At this rate, reptile farmers may need to upscale their businesses.
When hot magma rapidly blasts out of the ground and meets cold water, this ‘fuel-coolant interaction’ can be akin to weapons-grade chemical explosions.
Married woman had sex with donor on 10 occasions after finding him on social media. She says he falsely claimed to be a single graduate of an elite university.
The city’s leisure and F&B industry is once again in crisis and it’s up to the Hong Kong Musicians Union to ensure entertainers aren’t cut off from government relief.
With Omicron cases surging, PM Scott Morrison faces a dilemma: allow ‘novax’ to remain and be seen as soft on borders; or throw him out and be seen as a ‘joke’.
No serious adverse events have been reported among children aged five to 11 who got the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, authorities said
Tanya Marwaha, 20, created ‘Championing Youth Minds’ after realising young people from British-Indian families found it hard to seek help for their struggles.
In a rare interview with This Week in Asia, the entrepreneur reflects on a journey that began with his grandparents leaving China in the 1920s and has since come full circle.
Experts hope India’s experience will mirror South Africa’s, where cases peaked in four weeks then went into rapid decline.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans against travel to the city state. Singapore is gearing up for a wave of Omicron cases but says it won’t close borders and ‘go back two years’.
The prefecture is mulling emergency measures amid a sixth wave of Covid-19 infections fuelled by the Omicron variant.
The fires caused an estimated US$118,500 worth of damage and left four people injured. Seoul saw a fourfold increase in the number of fires caused by household pets over an earlier three-year period.
Jokowi hopes the Bali International Hospital will be able to reverse US$7 billion from being spent annually by Indonesians seeking medical treatment overseas.
Bilal Ahmad Dar, featured in a documentary on the preservation of Kashmir’s Wular Lake, was passionately involved in the trash-filled water body’s clean-up.
Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights for Singaporean and foreign athletes and officials from January 21 to March 16.
US-China competition, the Communist Party’s 20th Congress, Asia elections, inflation, supply chain disruptions, decarbonisation goals and the Taiwan issue are among developments to watch.
The man in Sulawesi said he was paid US$7-US$56 each to receive the shots on behalf of others. His story, and others like it, show how widespread vaccine hesitancy is in Indonesia, say observers.
Real estate firms in the country have seen a slight uptick in remote purchases by Chinese clients, providing a balm for the pandemic-hit sector.