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Facial recognition technology at 4 airports to be introduced by March next year: Centre

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) has not yet been introduced at any of the airports ...


China's predatory actions in South East Asia backfire

Beijing [China] December 2, (ANI): China's intimidating attitude, particularly over the South China Sea issue, is backfiring as countries in ...


Riz Ahmed, Lulu Wang collaborate to produce comedy series 'Son of Good Fortune'

Washington [US], December 1 (ANI): British actor Riz Ahmed's Left-Handed Films and Lulu Wang's Local Time have partnered up to ...


Safer and More Convenient: Nearly 2 in 10 in APAC embrace digital payments during the pandemic

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI/Bloomingdale): Is cash still king in Asia Pacific (APAC)? Kaspersky's recent study showed it still ...


Duterte-backed candidate makes sudden exit from presidential race

Philippines presidential candidate 'Bong' Go, who enjoyed the backing of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, has quit the race in a ...


Asia Album: Philippines speeds up COVID-19 vaccination

© Provided by Xinhua MANILA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines on Monday started a three-day vaccination campaign to speed ...


CBI files FIR against pvt firm for cheating Bank

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a case against a private ...


AirAsia reports discouraging results as it exits India; will Singapore-KL travel lane improve its outlook?

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, November 29 (ANI): Last week, AirAsia reported a disappointing set of results for the quarter which ...


Philippines imposes travel ban on seven more countries over Omicron variant

Manila [Philippines], November 28 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines on Sunday imposed travel restrictions on seven European countries to keep out the ...


Possible shelf-life extension of expired Covid-19 vax eyed: NTF

MANILA - The government, along with vaccine manufacturers, is reevaluating all coronavirus jabs that have already expired or nearing expiration ...


MRT-3 posts highest single-day riders since pandemic

MANILA - The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has recorded 186,111 passengers on Bonifacio Day on November 30, the ...


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Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

US Congressmen, in Taiwan, pledge support in struggle against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan: U.S. lawmakers have made a surprise visit to Taiwan, in a bid to show support amidst Chinese threats ...

Under new security law, Hong Kong independence leader sent to jail

HONG KONG: Tony Chung, former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism, was sentenced to 43 months in prison after ...

Hard hit by Covid variant, Asia reports more people now vaccinated

SINGAPORE: Three months after Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, just 11 percent of its population had received at least one ...

Ashes: Paine is not the greatest of gloveman, he won't be missed, says WV Raman

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): Former women's cricket team coach WV Raman feels that the absence of Tim Paine ...

VFS Global issues new update on visa services in India

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 2 (ANI): VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic ...

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New electric car factory in Beijing targets 300,000 cars annually

BEIJING, China: Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has signed a cooperation agreement to build an electric auto assembly plant in Beijing ...

Stocks in Asia choppy, uncertain

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stock markets were wary on Thursday after major falls on local markets and overseas over ...

Big jump in can costs could close many small craft beers: officials

BROOMFIELD, Colorado: One of the world's largest suppliers of aluminum cans, Ball Corp, is increasing the minimum number of cans ...

U.S. stock markets go into panic after first Omicron case is reported

NEW YORK, New York - A single case of Omicron, that being the first in the U.S., sent stocks into ...

After outage, no 911 calls, T-Mobile to pay $20 million fine

WASHINGTON D.C.: As part of a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), following a 12-hour outage in June 2020 ...

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Bomb threat: Malaysian Airliner makes emergency landing in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Following a bomb threat on board, a Malaysia Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal ...


Notre Dame rebuild plans called 'woke theme park' by critics

PARIS, France: The rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has come under fire from critics, after the new plans ...


Lebanese take to streets as currency drops 90% in value

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Protesting Lebanese took to the streets, lighting tires on fire and blocking roads throughout Lebanon to express their ...


Stowaway survives in landing gear on Guatemala flight to Miami

MIAMI, Florida: A stowaway has been found alive in the landing gear of an American Airlines plane that flew from ...


New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...


After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...


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