Japan suicides jumped 16%. And women have been impacted most

Shoppers walk through the Nishiki market in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Japan expanded its state of emergency beyond the Tokyo region to encompass the country’s other main economic hubs including Osaka, as it battles to contain a record surge in coronavirus cases. Photographer: Kosuke Okahara/Bloomberg

There is an increasing concern that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could harm psychological health and exacerbate suicide risk. Japan had seen a rise in the number of people taking their own lives in recent months, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous… Continue reading Japan suicides jumped 16%. And women have been impacted most

WHO team arrives in Wuhan and What the researchers are trying to learn

Health workers at the international airport in Wuhan on Thursday, following the arrival of a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

The World Health Organization (WHO) team of international researchers that arrived Thursday in the central Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The visit has been shrouded in secrecy, with neither… Continue reading WHO team arrives in Wuhan and What the researchers are trying to learn

How does Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution work?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to reporters in Washington, on Jan. 7, 2021.Erin Scott / Reuters

Following the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021, a growing number of Republican leaders and Cabinet officials said that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before January 20. Four of them called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked, and… Continue reading How does Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution work?

Taiwan officially launched a brand-new passport

The new passport, right, makes Taiwan larger and Republic of China smaller than on the old passport, left

Taiwan on Monday launched a brand new passport that places a diplomatic spin on the idea of social distancing amid the pandemic. The self-governing island’s official identify, Republic of China, has been downsized, though it stays on the quilt in Chinese characters. The phrases “Taiwan Passport” seem in massive daring sort. The authorities stated early… Continue reading Taiwan officially launched a brand-new passport

A Hong Kong website gets blocked, which would signal an end of Hong Kong’s ‘open Internet’

A Hong Kong website gets blocked, which would signal an end of Hong Kong’s ‘open Internet.’ Police blocked a Hong Kong website, The HKChronicles,  that publishes material mainly related on anti-government protests in 2019. The website has warned its users to prepare for large-scale internet blocks, filters, and censorship in the future. Sources said the… Continue reading A Hong Kong website gets blocked, which would signal an end of Hong Kong’s ‘open Internet’

Where Is Alibaba Founder Jack Ma? Tech tycoon silent as China gets tough with his business

HAIKOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 29: Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, speaks during 2020 China Green Companies Summit on September 29, 2020 in Haikou, Hainan Province of China. (Photo by Liu Yang/VCG via Getty Images)

Jack Ma, the co-funder of Alibaba and Ant Group, hasn’t been seen publicly in more than two months. Mr Ma was replaced as a judge in the final of Africa’s Business Heroes, a television contest for budding entrepreneurs, his photograph was removed from the judging webpage, and he was conspicuously left out of a promotional… Continue reading Where Is Alibaba Founder Jack Ma? Tech tycoon silent as China gets tough with his business

HK judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma speaks to reporters at a news conference in the territory yesterday, ahead of his retirement on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong’s outgoing top judge said on Tuesday that calls for reform of the city’s judiciary cannot be based on dissatisfaction with court rulings, as China state media and a growing host of pro-Beijing figures call for an overhaul of how the financial hub’s courts are run. Hong Kong’s chief justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said… Continue reading HK judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

Historic change to Australian national anthem

Olivia Fox sings Australia's national anthem in the Eora language during the Tri Nations rugby match in Sydney on December 5, 2020.

Australia woke up to a new year on Friday — and a slightly different national anthem. There has been a historic change to Australia’s national anthem to reflect the country’s indigenous past. The first line “Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free,” and now end with “one and free.” The anthem,… Continue reading Historic change to Australian national anthem

Afghanistan’s NDS have arrested ten Chinese nations suspected of espionage

The ten Chinese nations have been detained by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) on espionage charges. They were allegedly running a terror cell in Kabul with the help of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, and two were in contact with terrorist outfit Haqqani Network which serves as the sword arm of the Taliban. Pakistan’s… Continue reading Afghanistan’s NDS have arrested ten Chinese nations suspected of espionage

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