Tuesday, 26 October, 2021

Category: Asia / Pacific


Issued on: 26/10/2021 – 03:27 Coal-rich Australia unveiled a much-delayed 2050 net zero emissions target Tuesday, but shied away from setting more ambitious goals ahead of a landmark UN climate summit. Widely seen as a climate laggard, Australia is one of the world’s largest Read more…


Issued on: 25/10/2021 – 05:16 The Beijing marathon this weekend has been postponed until further notice, organisers said, as China seeks to stamp out a Covid outbreak and return to zero cases ahead of the Winter Olympics. China reported 39 Read more…


Issued on: 24/10/2021 – 13:26 Myanmar’s junta on Saturday said it would not engage in talks with coup dissidents, including members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted government, after a loyalist said dialogue was necessary to save the country. The Read more…


Issued on: 23/10/2021 – 07:18 The UN said Friday it feared an even greater human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the Southeast Asian country, which has been in chaos since Read more…


Issued on: 22/10/2021 – 16:11 Myanmar’s junta has re-arrested more than 100 anti-coup protesters freed in a recent amnesty, according to a local monitoring group that tracks detentions and killings in the country.  The Southeast Asian nation has been in Read more…


Issued on: 22/10/2021 – 11:29 Two groups of Rohingya refugees clashed Friday in a camp in southern Bangladesh, leaving at least six refugees dead and 10 others injured, police said. The violence broke out in Cox’s Bazar district when one Read more…


Issued on: 22/10/2021 – 09:42 China’s troubled property giant Evergrande has made a key offshore interest payment a day ahead of a weekend deadline, state media said Friday, averting a default and buying the embattled company a reprieve as it Read more…


Issued on: 21/10/2021 – 11:56 South Korea launched its first domestically developed space rocket on Thursday, carrying a 1.5-tonne payload into orbit it seeks to join the ranks of advanced space-faring nations. The Korea Space Launch Vehicle II, informally called Read more…


Issued on: 21/10/2021 – 09:55 Chinese property giant Evergrande’s shares plunged Thursday after resuming trading in Hong Kong, with the failure of a unit sale deal deepening fears the indebted firm will collapse and send shockwaves through the world’s second-largest Read more…


Issued on: 21/10/2021 – 05:28 Britain and New Zealand have unveiled a comprehensive free trade deal, including a commitment aimed at preventing the revered Maori cultural tradition of the haka, famously performed by the All Blacks, from being misused. The in-principle deal was Read more…