Locust swarms put millions at risk of starvation across Africa and Asia

Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images In East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, traveling swarms of locusts the size of Manhattan are putting potentially hundreds of millions at risk of starvation in what the UN has called the … Read More

Make No Mistake, China Really Does Want to Dominate the Pacific

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Can Beijing be stopped? In this decade, the United States Navy may be displaced as the most formidable maritime presence in the Pacific Ocean. China is determined to challenge America’s ability to project military power forward into the Western Pacific. … Read More

South Korean PM says ‘turning point’ near in coronavirus fight

Medical workers monitor screens showing negative pressure quarantine rooms at Seoul Medical Centre on March 9, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE SEOUL (REUTERS, AFP) – South Korean officials warned against prematurely calling the peak of the coronavirus outbreak while expressing hope on Monday (March … Read More

North Korea launches unknown projectile, Seoul says

North Korea launched at least one unidentified projectile on Monday, just days after its leader Kim Jong Un supervised an artillery drill aimed at testing the combat readiness of some of its units. 5 TIMES TRUMP LOBBED INSULTS AT WORLD … Read More

COVID-19 Continues to Spread in S.Korea

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YONHAP News “Citizens of Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, stay strong. We can fully overcome this COVID-19 and we will.” President Moon Jae-in visited the southeastern city of Daegu, which has become a hotbed of coronavirus cases in South Korea. … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge

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The South Korean city of Daegu has seen the biggest increase in infections – AFP South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the “highest level” as confirmed case numbers keep rising. President Moon Jae-in said the country faced “a … Read More

South Korea as virus kills at least 8 in Iran

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Italy and South Korea leaped upward on Sunday, spurring authorities to take new steps in an effort to fight a soaring viral outbreak now blamed for at least eight deaths in Iran. Italian authorities announced they were shutting down carnival events in … Read More

Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran

A medical worker takes a look outside a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, where people suspected of having contracted the novel strain of coronavirus are being tested. –Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The number of … Read More

China, Asean foreign ministers begin emergency meeting on coronavirus in Vientiane

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The event is the first major multilateral meeting seeking a coordinated effort to combat the public health crisis A day before, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met his Philippine and Singapore counterparts and thanked them for supporting China ‘in difficult … Read More

How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart

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Members of India’s Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at a rally near Hyderabad. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images For seven decades, India has been held together by its constitution, which promises equality to all. But Narendra Modi’s BJP … Read More

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