Abroad

Ads for sanitary pad in M’sia withdrawn after backlash for motif resembling vulva

The brand clarified that it is not their intention to offend any woman or community.

September 20, 2021, 12:46 PM

Backpackers are allowed in Bali if country opens up to foreign tourists: Indonesian minister

Backtracking on previous comments.

September 20, 2021, 12:21 PM

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao to run for presidency in 2022

Pacquiao: "I will always be a fighter.”

September 19, 2021, 08:41 PM

Hongkonger, 35, wins S$1.87 million apartment in lottery for those vaccinated

After participating and losing out on "almost every vaccine lottery".

September 19, 2021, 07:22 PM

Indonesian lecturer with kidney disease never shows face on Zoom lectures as he doesn't want students to worry

:')

September 19, 2021, 03:25 PM

Girls in Afghanistan excluded from going back to secondary school

A Taliban spokesman said they are working on allowing girls back to school.

September 19, 2021, 01:27 PM

Hong Kong lawmaker gets Pfizer booster shot after previously getting Sinovac vaccine

The lawmaker recently offered a Rolex as a lucky draw prize to encourage citizens to get vaccinated.

September 18, 2021, 04:17 PM

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 3 months in space, first crewed mission since 2016

Part of the process in assembling China's own space station.

September 18, 2021, 11:24 AM

Chinese netizens angry at Gong Li for wearing Adidas, point out that she's not a Chinese citizen

Some netizens perceived the action as "insulting China".

September 17, 2021, 06:51 PM

China wants to join major trade deal which US previously abandoned

The CPTPP's previous iteration, the TPP, had excluded China when it was first formed.

September 17, 2021, 04:17 PM