YATSUSHIRO: Emergency services in western Japan were “racing against time” on Tuesday to rescue people stranded by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 50 people, with more torrential rain forecast. Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued its second-highest emergency warning for heavy rain and landslides over vast swathes […]

HONG KONG: China has quickly moved to censor Hong Kong‘s internet and access users’ data using a feared new national security law, but US tech giants offered some resistance citing rights concerns. The online censorship plans were revealed in a 116-page government document released on Monday night that also unveiled […]

Representative image JAKARTA: A deep undersea earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Tuesday, but no injuries or serious damage were reported. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.6 magnitude and was centered about 94 kilometers (58 miles) north of Batang, a coastal […]

WASHINGTON: The United States passed another grim coronavirus milestone Monday as the death toll from the virus climbed past 130,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The country also posted a worrying number of new daily infections, at 54,999 — a few thousand shy of the record […]

By: AP | Toronto | Published: July 7, 2020 11:18:16 am Trudeau is conducting online Cabinet meetings instead of in person meetings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned down a White House invitation to celebrate the new regional free trade agreement in Washington with U.S […]