Kim Jong Un mobilizes North Korea’s military in response to Covid-19 outbreak

Despite having placed all cities under lockdown on Thursday, a further 392,920 new cases of “fever”…

China tensions loom as Okinawa marks 50 years since US handover

Okinawa, a string of tropical islands off far southwest Japan much closer to Taiwan than Tokyo,…

What we know (and don’t know) about North Korea’s Covid outbreak

North Korea reported 21 more deaths and 174,440 new “fever cases” Friday, according to state media…

With eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes chance to open up

The tables at his diner in the Taiwanese capital are buzzing with customers, waiters bustle with…

Destructive jumping worms found in Iowa

Jumping worms are taking over. They have now been found in 12 Iowa counties, including Polk…

North Korea announces first Covid deaths amid ‘explosive’ outbreak

On Thursday, North Korea reported 18,000 new “fever cases” and the six deaths, one of which…

Who is ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr and why are some Filipinos nervous about his family’s return?

Despite his popularity among millions of voters, many Filipinos are shocked by his win and what…

North Korea identifies first Omicron coronavirus case, state media reports

The state-run news agency KCNA called the situation a “major national emergency.” It is not clear…

Sri Lanka protesters burn politicians’ homes as country plunges further into chaos

Police in the island nation said Tuesday in addition to the destroyed homes, 75 have been…

Military rescues Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister in pre-dawn operation as violent clashes leave seven dead

The military were called to the Prime Minister’s ‘Temple Trees’ compound after protesters tried to breach…