ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming donates $77.35million to China’s Longyan city for education

The founder of TikTok owner ByteDance will give 500 million yuan (an equivalent of $77.35 million) to the Chinese city of Longyan for education, city authorities said on Tuesday, the latest charitable donation by a tech business leader as the sector comes under scrutiny. Zhang Yiming’s donation to his hometown in Fujian province will go… Read More ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming donates $77.35million to China’s Longyan city for education

Two dead, fifteen injured following clash between separatist brigades in Yemen city of Aden

Clashes between brigades of the main southern separatist movement in Yemen killed two fighters and wounded 15 people, including civilians, in the port city of Aden, security sources said on Thursday. Aden is the interim seat of Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and has seen rising tensions between the government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) over… Read More Two dead, fifteen injured following clash between separatist brigades in Yemen city of Aden

EU imposes wide-range economic sanctions on Belarus over Ryanair incident

The European Union imposed wide-ranging economic sanctions on Belarus for the first time on Thursday, targeting its main export industries and access to finance a month after it forced a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk. The measures include banning EU businesses from importing goods or doing business with Belarusian companies in sectors including banking,… Read More EU imposes wide-range economic sanctions on Belarus over Ryanair incident

At least one dead, ten injured following partial collapse of oceanfront residential building near Miami

Hundreds of fire and rescue workers scoured through tons of rubble after a 12-story oceanfront residential building partially collapsed just north of Miami Beach early Thursday, leaving at least one person dead and at least 10 injured, officials said. Dozens of people were evacuated from the building and from a nearby hotel, but it was… Read More At least one dead, ten injured following partial collapse of oceanfront residential building near Miami

Indian PM Narendra Modi to hold first talks with Kashmir political leaders since removal of region’s autonomy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold face-to-face talks with top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, the first such meeting since his government revoked the region’s autonomy in 2019, detained thousands and imposed a lockdown. India said carving its only Muslim majority state into two federally administered territories in August 2019 was… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi to hold first talks with Kashmir political leaders since removal of region’s autonomy

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies at 61

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino, the son of two of the Southeast Asian country’s democracy icons, died in a Manila hospital on Thursday of renal failure as a result of diabetes, his family said. The 61-year-old was president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016 and was hospitalised earlier on Thursday. “It is with profound… Read More Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies at 61

Indonesian court sentences Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab to four years imprisonment for coronavirus misinformation

An Indonesian court jailed hardline Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab on Thursday for four years for spreading false information in a video saying he was healthy despite having tested positive for COVID-19. The verdict comes after an eight-month jail term handed last month to Rizieq, the spiritual leader of the outlawed Islamic Defender’s Front (FPI), for… Read More Indonesian court sentences Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab to four years imprisonment for coronavirus misinformation