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A division of SoftBank invests $1.6 billion into 2021-05-11 08:26:48SB Management, a division of Japanese tech giant SoftBank, is investing $1.6 billion into a planned technology division of THG.

Indian authorities warn of rare fungal infection seen 2021-05-11 04:49:08Mucormycosis is a "serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes," and mostly affects the sinuses or the lungs.

Most Asia-Pacific markets fall sharply after U.S. tech 2021-05-11 03:41:50Stocks in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Australia were among those that fell on Tuesday.

WHO labels a Covid strain in India as 2021-05-11 03:05:44The B.1.617 strain was reclassified as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization, indicating it has the "highest public health implic

JPMorgan says China tech stocks are in a 2021-05-11 02:50:20Howard Wang, head of Greater China equities at JPMorgan Asset Management, said Chinese tech companies have the potential to grow over the long term.

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn 2021-05-11 00:28:15Some in Singapore are turning to urban farming in this land-scarce city, as they look for ways to turn waste into resources for electronics or cosmeti

Indian Premier League cannot be completed in country 2021-05-10 11:13:30The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) cannot be completed in the country, says Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control f

Indian stocks remain resilient despite Covid surge as 2021-05-10 04:39:19Despite the second wave of Covid ravaging India, the BSE Sensex is still up more than 3% so far this year, while the Nifty 50 index has jumped about 7

Asia-Pacific markets trade broadly higher, oil prices climb 2021-05-10 03:27:53Investors shrugged off the U.S. jobs report for April that came in weaker than expected.

U.S. and China could find common ground for 2021-05-10 02:17:38Scot Marciel, a former American diplomat, said the U.S. and China may have "shared interests" in ending the violence in Myanmar.

Singapore's foreign minister says Covid won't go away 2021-05-10 02:14:52Vivian Balakrishnan, a medical doctor before entering politics, said subsequent waves of coronavirus infections will be a usual occurrence in the comi

Debris from a large Chinese rocket is expected 2021-05-09 02:35:06The debris from a Chinese rocket is expected to crash land back on Earth this weekend with experts trying to work out exactly when and where the remna

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In blow to gun group, judge dismisses NRA New! 2021-05-11 18:10:53The case was over whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the

Three men plead not guilty to federal hate New! 2021-05-11 17:33:03Three Georgia men say they are not guilty of federal hate crimes in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery.

Prosecutor plans to seek death penalty in Atlanta 2021-05-11 14:26:16A man accused of killing eight people in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses has been indicted on murder charges.

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little 2021-05-11 13:21:01The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities.

Most U.S. residents who remain unvaccinated will need 2021-05-11 13:13:12Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than a few months ago, but questions about side effects and safety still hold some back.

Offshore wind project near Martha's Vineyard approved 2021-05-11 12:43:23An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 400,000 homes, was approved by the federal

Scores of dead bodies found floating in Ganges 2021-05-11 11:31:26Scores of corpses have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections.

Israel vows more strikes as violence escalates and 2021-05-11 11:12:24Israel has unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza, hitting buildings believed to be harboring Hamas militants as the latest flare-up of violence escalates.

Today's Headlines: A new California stimulus plan 2021-05-11 08:00:57California's governor has unveiled a plan to provide additional $600 stimulus checks and $5 billion toward rental assistance.

Republicans prepare blitz against Democrats' voting rights bill 2021-05-11 06:38:22Republicans, already restricting voting on the state level, are preparing an all-out assault on a sweeping federal voting rights bill from Democrats.

Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell 2021-05-10 19:49:40Several hundred more migrants have reached a tiny Italian island, swelling past 2,100 the number of arrivals in 24 hours

Dracula's castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 2021-05-10 18:50:51At Dracula’s castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart.

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Thai court grants bail to two protest leaders New! 2021-05-11 21:42:12BANGKOK (Reuters) - A court in Thailand on Tuesday (May 11) granted bail to two leaders of anti-government protests who have spent weeks in pre-trial

Too cold to handle? Race is on to New! 2021-05-11 21:14:55AsiaOne has launched EarthOne, a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find ar

Ad campaign critical of Japan's coronavirus response makes New! 2021-05-11 21:14:00A newspaper ad criticising the Japanese government's response to the nation's fourth pandemic wave was widely shared on social media on Tuesday (May

Myanmar's army needs to co-operate for peace, Singapore New! 2021-05-11 21:01:00Myanmar's army needs to cooperate to end the crisis since the Feb 1 coup and Southeast Asian countries should keep pressing it to show restraint and

Myanmar marks 100 days of junta rule with New! 2021-05-11 20:59:02Protesters rallied in towns and cities around Myanmar on Tuesday (May 11) to denounce its military rulers, 100 days after the generals' overthrow of

Taiwan tightens restrictions after new domestic Covid-19 cases New! 2021-05-11 20:55:00Taiwan's government on Tuesday (May 11) tightened rules on public gatherings after reporting six new domestic Covid-19 cases with no clear source of

Dozens of corpses believed to be Covid-19 victims 2021-05-11 06:25:00On Monday (May 10), Indian officials said dozens of dead bodies – washed ashore on the banks of the Ganges River in Northern India – are s

Bahraini prince among returning climbers to Mount Everest 2021-05-11 05:18:38KATHMANDU - Foreigners climbed Mount Everest for the first time since Nepal's government reopened the mountain after it was shut last year owing

Daily roundup: Indian doctors warn against cow dung 2021-05-11 03:25:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Indian doctors warn against cow dung as Covid-19 cure Some believers have been going

Record numbers of Chinese granted refugee status in 2021-05-11 02:43:20Nearly one-quarter of the foreign nationals granted refugee status by Japan in 2020 were Chinese, a record high despite the dramatic decline in people

Indian doctors warn against cow dung as Covid-19 2021-05-11 00:05:00AHMEDABAD, INDIA  - Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off Covid-19, saying there is

Osaka says deaths at home surge amid 4th 2021-05-10 23:44:00TOKYO - Eighteen people have died from the Covid-19 respiratory disease outside of hospitals in Japan's Osaka prefecture, officials said, amid c

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Iran's former firebrand president to run again for New! 2021-05-12 13:48:30Iran's former firebrand president will run again for office in upcoming elections in June, raising the possibility of a bolstered hardline leadership

Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza New! 2021-05-12 12:48:12Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 w

Fears of 'full-scale war' as Israel-Palestinian clashes kill New! 2021-05-12 10:35:19

Timeline: Deadly Gaza and Jerusalem clashes New! 2021-05-12 09:45:47

Iran state TV says Ahmadinejad will run in New! 2021-05-12 07:42:53Iran's state television has reported that former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is registering as a candidate to return to the same office in upcoming

35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as New! 2021-05-12 05:57:22Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into Wednesday morning, as the Islamist group and other Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket

Israeli strikes target top Hamas figures: Report New! 2021-05-12 05:34:32

Deadly night of violence flares between Israel and New! 2021-05-12 05:30:36

Islamic Jihad say they fired 100 rockets at New! 2021-05-12 05:14:20"At 5am this morning, we launched a powerful strike against the enemy, with 100 missiles fired in retaliation for attacks on buildings and civilians,

Israel, Hamas escalate fighting with no end in New! 2021-05-12 03:54:45Israel on Tuesday stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least thre

Hamas rockets target Tel Aviv after Israeli strikes New! 2021-05-12 03:06:44

Saudi Arabia includes fines in Covid-19 regulations 2021-05-11 14:55:40The fines vary between 10,000 riyals ($2,666) and 50,000 riyals for individuals while businesses will have to pay between 10,000 and 100,000 riyals.

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