Asia Pacific

WhatsApp Sues India’s Government to Stop New Internet Rules

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 09:25:12 +0000 - asia-pacific

The rules, which would require WhatsApp to make people’s messages traceable, would violate people’s privacy, the messaging service said.

Kentaro Miura, Creator of Epic Manga ‘Berserk,’ Dies at 54

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 15:00:34 +0000 - asia-pacific

For more than 30 years he reached tens of millions of readers worldwide with a fantastical tale of vulnerable characters in an apocalyptic world.

Pentagon Accelerates Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 14:25:56 +0000 - asia-pacific

American troops are set to be out by early to mid-July, well ahead of President Biden’s Sept. 11 deadline, even as big issues remain unresolved.

Indian Police Visit Twitter Offices as Modi Goes on Pandemic Offense

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 19:39:09 +0000 - asia-pacific

The visit sent a clear message that India’s powerful ruling party is becoming increasingly upset with the company.

What It's Like to Be in India's Covid-19 Crisis

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 09:00:25 +0000 - asia-pacific

Fear, grief and boredom pervade the lives of those contending with the country’s severe outbreak. Their solace: family, friends and their own efforts to help others.

Poets in Myanmar Are Killed After the Coup

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 07:00:08 +0000 - asia-pacific

More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected.

Train Collision in Malaysia Injures Over 200 People

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 09:54:52 +0000 - asia-pacific

A light rail train carrying passengers in Kuala Lumpur collided in a tunnel with an empty train on a test run. Officials promised a full investigation.

With Tokyo Olympics Weeks Away, U.S. Warns Americans Not to Travel to Japan

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 04:39:32 +0000 - asia-pacific

The move’s effects are likely to be minimal, as Japan’s borders are largely shut because of the pandemic and American athletes are expected to participate in the Games regardless.

Delhi Considers Lifting Covid Limits, Despite Vaccine Shortage

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 10:27:26 +0000 - asia-pacific

Officials in the Indian capital have pledged to buy enough inoculations to avert another wave, but tight supplies and squabbling between central and local leaders make that a difficult prospect.

She Was Supposed to Become Prime Minister but Was Locked Out of Parliament

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 03:19:24 +0000 - asia-pacific

A constitutional crisis deepened in the Pacific Island nation of Samoa, which now has two competing governments and two claimants to the prime ministership.

Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Court Appearance Since Coup

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 13:50:31 +0000 - asia-pacific

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, faces a raft of charges after being detained by Myanmar’s military. If found guilty, she could be imprisoned for life.

New Zealanders Are Flooding Home. Will the Old Problems Push Them Back Out?

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 21:27:08 +0000 - asia-pacific

More than 50,000 have escaped the pandemic by moving back, offering the country a rare chance to regain talented citizens. But they are confronting entrenched housing and employment challenges.