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Protesters in Portland burn US flag and draped it around a George Washington Statue they later pulled down
On the side of the fallen statue they scrawled “1619” which is the name of the New York Times project to cancel 1776 as America’s founding.
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China builds hospital in 5 days as COVID-19 cases rise in Beijing
China on Saturday finished a five-day construction project on a 1,500-room hospital as clusters of COVID-19 spread in Beijing and the surrounding provinces. China recently hit a...
Five Hong Kong fugitives who fled to Taiwan ‘seeking asylum in the US’
US-based Samuel Chu of Hong Kong Democracy Council says he ‘would be overjoyed to welcome them as they seek asylum’ in the country.
Covid-19 in old Hong Kong blocks, subdivided flats sparks strategy rethink
A fast-growing outbreak in ageing tenement buildings in Jordan has prompted calls for a more proactive approach.
Police launch probe after video of two men having sex on train goes viral
MTR Corporation says it has no knowledge of the source of the video or when it was filmed, and did not receive any report from passengers.
China’s yuan replaces US dollar as most used currency in Greater Bay Area
The yuan replaced the US dollar as the most used currency in transactions in the Greater Bay Area development zone, a local branch of the country’s central bank said.
Beijing’s reprisal against BN(O) scheme down to ‘loyalty test’ for Hong Kong officers
Saga centres on possible action by China to disallow BN(O) passport holders to be in public office in Hong Kong.
WhatsApp postpones privacy changes, but ‘crisis of confidence has already begun’
Hong Kong experts say the move is unlikely to stem the exodus of users from the app, even if there are ‘not many privacy issues with the new policy’.
Activist lawyer: I will continue what I believe I should do
Lawyer Daniel Wong Kwok-tung who was one of the suspects nabbed for allegedly assisting the escape of 12 Hongkongers to Taiwan said he would remain steadfast in his position, af...
After Trump bans, Facebook and Twitter see combined $51 billion in losses
Investors react negatively to surprise banishment of sitting president.
What China’s New Digital Currency Tells Us About a Cashless Future
China is testing a digital yuan, aiming to accelerate the replacement of cash and increase state control in a society where digital payments via Wechat Pay and Alipay are alread...
Wuhan a year after Covid struck: 'Everyone wants to reset'
Wang Fan is a young craft beer brewer in Wuhan. When his city became the first in the world to enter lockdown, he volunteered to help support other residents, and documented the...
France shields Carrefour from takeover in food security battle
Economy minister says Paris is ready to use new investment screening powers.
Sharing a collection before joining the millions deleting WhatsApp
It looks like 2020 was just a light promo for 2021...
Dior Chez Moi Pop-Up Shop Opens in SoHo
The House of Dior's new pop-up shop in New York City's SoHo district showcases Dior Chez Moi, the brand's first limited loungewear collection.
"So Glad You Exist": Elon Musk's Birthday Wish For Wikipedia
Wikipedia, started by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001, is one of the most popular websites on the Internet.
Parler Chief, Family In Hiding After Receiving Death Threats: Court Document
Parler, a platform widely embraced by Trump supporters, had earlier launched an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant discontinued its services following last we...
James Murdoch, son of Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch, said news outlets that promoted 'lies' are to blame for US Capitol riot
James Murdoch, who broke with the family empire last year, said, without naming Fox News, that certain news outlets had "unleashed insidious forces."
Voters want to stop the second impeachment and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech
Voters want Speaker Pelosi to stop the second impeachment of President Trump and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech for censoring the President, according to a leaked i...
Storeage Designs New Retail Store for B+Tube Cosmetics in China to Appeal to Gen Z
Confidence comes from within, but makeup can help tease it out. Teenagers know this better than anyone, and digitally oriented Gen Z is pioneering new uses of beauty products to...
'Ministry of Truth'| Critics slam Democrat bid to gag social media
Critics blast Democratic Party lawmakers' proposal to regulate the fake news and to the censorship of Donald Trump and his supporters.
U.S.-Canada border closure impacts towns that rely on cross-border traffic
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended the border closure between the United States and Canada. The border closure has devastated small towns and businesses that re...
The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite...
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has died of a heart attack
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild (57), banker and Chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild holding company, has died of a heart attack.
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