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Japan’s Prime Minister to Double as Top Diplomat

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio will double as Japan’s foreign minister until the country’s cabinet reforms in a special session of parliament next week, Kyodo News reported Thursday.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, waits before speaking during the UN Climate Change Conference on day three of COP26 at SECC on November 2, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. 2021 sees the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference will run from 31 October …

Ecuador Expands Reserve Around Galápagos amid Illegal Chinese Ship Invasion

Ecuador’s government announced Monday plans to expand an established marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Galápagos Islands to deter illegal fishing of protected marine life in the area predominantly carried out by China, Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported Wednesday.

View of the Chinese-flagged ship confiscated by the Ecuadorean Navy in the waters of the Galapagos marine reserve, on August 25, 2017. - The Ecuadorian Navy reported on August 14, 2017 that a Chinese-flagged vessel had been seized in the Galapagos Marine Reserve carrying some 300 tons of fish, including …

China Digs Up, Incinerates Corpse over Family Objections After ‘Illegal’ Burial

Police in southern China’s Guizhou province recently exhumed and cremated a woman’s corpse against her family’s wishes as part of their strict enforcement of China’s funeral reforms, which prohibit citizens from burying their dead to conserve land in certain regions, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Wednesday.

Guizhou authorities dig up the body of an elderly woman and cremated it after her son gave her a traditional burial. Photo:

Coronavirus Crisis Strikes over Half of China’s Provinces

China is currently battling a nationwide resurgence of its coronavirus caseload, with new infections detected in “more than half of its provinces and municipalities” in recent days, the state-run Global Times reported Tuesday.

Service sector workers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test during a mass testing at a site baring the words "You and me on the road of civilization" in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, following a spike of the coronavirus in …

Nigeria: Gunmen Storm University in Capital, Abduct Six People

Unidentified gunmen stormed the University of Abuja in Nigeria in the early hours of Tuesday morning and abducted six people, including an economics professor and two of his children, Nigeria’s Premium Times reported. An unspecified number of gunmen “invaded the senior

A police truck is stationed outside the University of Abuja Staff Quarters gate where unknown gunmen kidnapped people amongst whom were 2 of the university professors, lecturers and their family members in Abuja, Nigeria on November 2, 2021. - Gunmen abducted six people early on November 2, 2021 from a …

Brazil Bans Employers from Firing Unvaccinated Workers

The Minister of Labor of Brazil issued an ordinance on Monday prohibiting employers in the country from requiring proof of coronavirus vaccination from their workers for the purposes of “hiring or maintaining employment,” O Globo reported.

A commuter wearing a facemask gets his COVID-19 vaccine at the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Recreio station during the first day of no mandatory use of facemask outdoors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 28, 2021. - Rio de Janeiro is lifting its Covid-19 mask requirement for outdoor areas …

Coronavirus Panic Spreads in Beijing Three Months Before Olympics

Beijing canceled half of all flights into and out of the city and locked down its most populous neighborhood — considered the “largest residential area in Asia” — on Tuesday to contain the spread of nationwide coronavirus outbreak that threatens to overtake the Chinese national capital just three months before it is scheduled to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

People line up to get a booster shot of the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in a tent set up outside a shopping mall in Beijing on November 1, 2021. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

Shanghai Disneyland Shuts Down, Tests 34,000 After ‘Single’ Coronavirus Case

Shanghai Disneyland shut down on short notice on Sunday and refused to allow any of the theme park’s 34,000 visitors to leave the facility until they were tested for the Chinese coronavirus after allegedly detecting just one new case of the disease in a woman who visited the site one day earlier, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Monday.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by …

Taliban ‘Interested’ in Buying Russian Coronavirus Vaccines

A spokesman for the Taliban terror group, which seized control of Afghanistan in August, said Friday the organization is “interested” in receiving Chinese coronavirus vaccines from Russia to administer to Afghan citizens, Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency reported.


Turkey to Deport 11 Syrians for ‘Inciting Hatred’ by Eating Bananas

Turkey’s migration authority said Friday it planned to deport 11 Syrian suspects recently arrested and charged with “inciting hatred” and “insulting Turkish people” by participating in social media videos in which they “provocatively” ate bananas.

TOPSHOT - Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians flee with their belongings amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. - Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria today, with intensive bombardment paving …

Coronavirus Panic: China Quarantines Entire Trains Heading into Beijing

Chinese health authorities ordered two high-speed trains bound for Beijing to “urgently stop” on Thursday so they could place all passengers and staff under a seven-day quarantine, saying they suspected “close contacts of a positive COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] case were onboard,” the state-run Global Times reported Friday.

Passengers wearing face masks wait for a train to arrive at Jiujiang railway station in Jiujiang, a city which sits on the border between Chinas central Jiangxi province and Hubei province, the epicentre of the country's COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) (Photo …

Coronavirus: Singapore Investigating ‘Unusual Surge’ of 5,324 Cases

Singapore’s Health Ministry said Wednesday it was investigating an “unusual surge” in the city-state’s new daily cases of the Chinese coronavirus, which hit a record high of 5,324 earlier Wednesday. “The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to

A woman wearing a mask helps her son put on his mask at Changi Airport on January 25, 2020 in Singapore. Yesterday Singapore confirmed its third case of the deadly coronavirus which emerged last month in the city of Wuhan in China. (Photo by Ore Huiying/Getty Images)

South Korea Declares Halloween a Coronavirus Threat

South Korean health officials recently discouraged “foreigners and young people” against gathering for Halloween celebrations in the coming days, warning that government authorities will seek to deport any foreign nationals found guilty of violating South Korea’s coronavirus restrictions, the Korea Herald reported Thursday.

A health official from Yongsan district, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), sprays anti-septic solution at outside stores in an alley of Itaewon district to prevent the spread of coronavirus ahead of Halloween on October 29, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

W.H.O. Faces Another Round of Sex Crime Allegations During Ebola Crisis

An unknown number of additional women have accused World Health Organization (W.H.O.) staff of sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) during the agency’s response to the country’s Ebola outbreak from August 2018 to June 2020, Reuters reported Wednesday.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus talks during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquaters in Geneva on March 11, 2020. - WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on March 11, 2020 that the new coronavirus outbreak can now …

Singapore to Prosecute Website for Coronavirus Misinformation

Singapore’s Ministry of Health announced Sunday it launched criminal investigations against the owners of a website that allegedly published false statements about the Chinese coronavirus in direct violation of the city-state’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), the Straits Times reported Monday.

A Government Technology Agency (GovTech) staff demonstrates Singapore's new contact-tracing smarthphone app called TraceTogether, as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Singapore on March 20, 2020. - The mobile app using Bluetooth technology developed by GovTech in collaboration with the Ministry of Health informs user who had close …

Indian Congress: Our Military Cannot Operate Without Russia

An unofficial report commissioned by India’s Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently concluded that India’s military “cannot operate effectively without Russian-supplied equipment,” the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Wednesday.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS group leaders sumit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 16, 2014. Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met today …

Nigeria Shuts Down Boko Haram Victim Camps over Rape, Drug Use

The government of northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state confirmed on Monday plans to close camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) within Borno after receiving multiple complaints about alleged “rapes among youths,” drug use, and various other crimes committed at the shelters, some of which house victims of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram.

A woman carries wood on her head Yawuri informal camp on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on March 29, 2021. - The makeshift camp hosts nearly 2,000 people internally displaced by a decade-long jihadist insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Borno hosts over 80 percent of the nearly two …

Report: Starving Afghan Sold 18-Month-Old Daughter into Marriage

An Afghan woman told Agence France-Presse (AFP) in a report published Tuesday her husband recently sold their two young daughters — one just 18 months old — into marriage because their family is starving and desperately needed the money.

A veiled woman carries her child as they listen a speaker before a pro-Taliban rally at the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul on September 11, 2021. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus: China Starts Vaccinating 3-Year-Olds

Chinese government health officials recently began vaccinating children as young as three years old against the Chinese coronavirus, the state-run China Daily reported Tuesday.

This photo taken on June 1, 2020 shows a child receiving a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine at a community healthcare centre in Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia Bans Foreigners from Marketing Jobs

Saudi Arabia’s government announced Sunday plans to nationalize 12,000 state-run marketing jobs, meaning only Saudi citizens will be hired for the positions, Al Arabiya reported.

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Nigeria: Prison Attack Frees Nearly 840 Inmates

Nearly 400 escaped prisoners remain at large in Nigeria on Monday after unidentified gunmen stormed the Abolongo Prison in southwestern Nigeria’s Oyo state on Friday, killing two guards and releasing 837 inmates, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.


Coronavirus Forces China to Postpone Beijing Marathon

Government authorities in Beijing announced Sunday they would postpone the upcoming Beijing Marathon — originally scheduled for October 31 — until an unknown date in an effort to contain a new outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus in the national capital, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

Participants compete during the 2021 Beijing Half Marathon at Tiananmen Square on April 24, 2021 in Beijing, China. More than 10,000 people participated in the race. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Canada Requires ‘Vaccine Passport’ for Foreign and Domestic Travel

Canada’s federal government announced Thursday it will ban anyone without a “vaccine passport” — a certificate proving he or she has received a Chinese coronavirus vaccination — from boarding all planes, trains, and ships in Canada for foreign or domestic travel, starting October 30.

Track and trace QR codes are displayed outside a pub, in Manchester, north west England on October 13, 2020, as the number of cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continue to rise. - The British government faced renewed pressure on October 13, after indications it had ignored scientific advice three …

Reports: Taliban Beheads Member of Kabul Women’s Volleyball Team

Members of Afghanistan’s Taliban terror group allegedly beheaded a female member of the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club in recent weeks according to a claim made Tuesday by a coach for the Afghan women’s national volleyball team, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Mahjabin Hakimi was slaughtered in Kabul as Taliban troops searched for female sports players. Twitter

U.N. Cuts Off Indian Diplomat Criticizing China, Blames ‘Mic Failure’

An Indian diplomat’s microphone conspicuously cut out during a United Nations (U.N.) transport conference in Beijing last week just as the envoy began to criticize China’s infrastructure-building Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Wednesday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping vote at the closing of the 19th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People on October 24, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)