This Day in History | 1957 Rahman to lead independent Malaya

Tunku Abdul Rahman has been elected for a five-year term as head of state of Malaya. He was chosen by his fellow Malay rulers in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday and

US | Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration’s construction of portions of the border wall with Mexico following a recent lower court ruling that

Thousands in Russia’s Far East protest governor’s arrest

Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to protest the arrest of their governor, keeping up a three-week wave of opposition that has challenged

China’s ByteDance prepared to divest 100% of TikTok in US

China’s ByteDance Ltd. is prepared to sell 100% of TikTok’s U.S. operations as a way to head off a proposed ban on the music-video app by President Donald Trump, said

‘Mastermind’ accused of Twitter hack just out of high school

The alleged mastermind behind the July 15 hack of Twitter accounts of business titans, celebrities and a former president didn’t need sophisticated hacking tools to pierce the company’s security system.

The Buzz | London lockdown considered in worst-case scenario

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering sealing off Greater London and ordering at-risk members of the population to stay at home under a potential scenario designed to avert a

UK quarantine means bummer summer for Spain

When Spain locked down to slow the coronavirus in March, about 25,000 British tourists were enjoying the beaches and bars of the Costa Blanca resort of Benidorm. Local officials quickly

World Views | Why big nations have been brought low by the pandemic

India is now the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. It ranks just behind the U.S. and Brazil in confirmed cases and is growing faster than either. The total rose

Monday, August 3, 2020 – edition no. 3589

  * Go Hengqin tours — Macao Ready Go! Local Tours will soon stretch across the border * Hong Kong to treat third wave patients at new makeshift hospital * A fire that broke

Asia Today: SKorea arrests leader of church with big cluster

SEOUL — South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government's anti-virus response

Taiwanese pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI — Taiwan's leaders and its people were paying their respects today (Saturday) to former President Lee Teng-hui, who died this week at age 97 after bringing full democracy to

Macau’s gaming revenue falls 94.5% as visa ban thwarts recovery

Macau gaming revenue plunged by more than 90% for a fourth straight month, as China’s ban on tourist visas continued to deprive the gambling hub of its biggest source of

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