Singapore

Climate change activists test strict Singapore protest laws

Young people questioned by police after sharing photos of themselves criticising oil companies on social media.

Climate change activists test strict Singapore protest laws

Coronavirus pandemic

UK coronavirus toll jumps as Johnson leaves ICU: Live updates

UK PM remains in hospital as country's death toll rises by 881 to 7,978 and confirmed cases worldwide top 1.5 million.

UK coronavirus toll jumps as Johnson leaves ICU: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

China tackles coronavirus cluster brought from Russia

After new cases jump, Suifenhe city along border with Russia announces restrictions similar to those Wuhan endured.

China tackles coronavirus cluster brought from Russia

Coronavirus pandemic

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

What we know so far on what COVID-19 does to the human body in cases of infections and deaths.

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle the new coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands.

Health

Coronavirus: All you need to know in 500 words

Virus thought to have originated in China's Wuhan has killed around 89,000 people and infected more than 1.49 million.

Tonga

Pacific's monster storm Harold destroys tourist resorts in Tonga

'Superstorm' with winds of 260km per hour hammer South Pacific island nation with buildings reduced to rubble.

Pacific's monster storm Harold destroys tourist resorts in Tonga

AJ Impact

'Severe impact': Bank of Japan warns of worsening funding strains

Japan's central bank head said the pandemic is hurting the country's exports, output, tourism and consumption.

'Severe impact': Bank of Japan warns of worsening funding strains

AJ Impact

Hong Kong's tourism will be back to normal by July, minister says

Things could return to normal by mid-year as Hong Kong reopens its borders, the city's tourism minister says.

Hong Kong's tourism will be back to normal by July, minister says

Asia Pacific

Indonesia protests: Burials of COVID-19 victims raise fears

Worries over COVID-19 burials spark protests in Indonesia but UN health agency says bodies of COVID-19 patients generally not infectious.

South Korea

US ambassador to South Korea discussing plans to resign: Sources

Harry Harris, a 40-year US Navy veteran, has reportedly expressed frustration with the tensions and drama of his tenure.

US ambassador to South Korea discussing plans to resign: Sources

Coronavirus pandemic

Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO probe

Study published in the Science journal also found cats can infect each other via respiratory droplets.

Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO probe

AJ Impact

Supply change: Japan to fund firms to shift China production

Japanese manufacturers have been starved of key components from China since its factories closed due to the coronavirus.

Supply change: Japan to fund firms to shift China production

AJ Impact

Oil prices climb before OPEC+ talks, Asian shares falter

Energy investors hope oil producers can agree to an output cut, but economic uncertainty continues to pressure markets.

Oil prices climb before OPEC+ talks, Asian shares falter

World Health Organization

Taiwan rejects as 'groundless' accusations it attacked WHO chief

Taipei says Tedros' claim that racist slurs against him had originated from Taiwan are 'imaginary' and 'irresponsible'.

Taiwan rejects as 'groundless' accusations it attacked WHO chief