Taiwan | Leader says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said she would follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests. Tsai

Tsai says 2020 election will be a test of its democracy

Taiwan’s presidential election next year will be a test of its democracy and value system, President Tsai Ing-wen said at the end of a U.S. trip

Exit polls: Japan’s ruling bloc secures upper house majority

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition appeared certain to hold onto a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament following yesterday’s election, with exit polls indicating

Pakistan | Female suicide bomber strikes hospital, 9 killed

A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan yesterday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex

Space | Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

Fifty years after humanity’s first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA’s court. The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto —

UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

British Treasury chief Philip Hammond said yesterday that he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week on a

Offbeat | Sweet spot: Officer craving ice cream nabs gun suspect

A police officer’s craving for cake batter ice cream put him and his colleagues in the right place to take action when a loaded gun fell out of

This Day in History | 1977 – Deng Xiaoping back in power

The disgraced deputy Prime Minister of China, Deng Xiaoping, is to return to Chinese Government. The Chinese Communist Party conference has restored him to the offices of

Life & Style | Ali called Marvel about ‘Blade’ after ‘Green Book’ win

Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and “Blade.” Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character

Surfers test waves ahead of sport’s Olympic debut at Tokyo

As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new

Boxing | Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision

From his first-round knockdown punches to his tenacious 12th-round finish, Manny Pacquiao gave yet another one-sided thrashing to Father Time. Keith Thurman was a whole lot

World briefs

The Buzz | Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Europeans to confront populism, nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism as she paid tribute to the Nazi resistance in her own country. Speaking

Instagram expands hiding ‘likes’ to make you happier

Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many “likes” people’s posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make

Rear Window | Typhoon season forecast

Space conquest science has been developing new tools to forecast weather with more accuracy, thus giving humanity a better chance to minimize damage and spare lives. However, meteorological

Monday, July 22, 2019 – edition no. 3337

• Hong Kong locked in turmoil with no end in sight * Gaming regulator carries out ‘lightning’ junket inspections * Private sector maternity leave lagging 20 days * Two lawmakers are calling for

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