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World’s longest electric vehicle trip ends in New Zealand

Posted on Sunday, 21 July 2019 06:16 AM | No Comments
A Dutch sustainability advocate completed the longest ever journey in an electric vehicle in New Zealand on Friday (July 19) after a three-year drive that took him through more than...

South Koreans boycott Japanese brands and cancel trips as diplomatic row intensifies

Posted on Saturday, 20 July 2019 06:07 PM | No Comments
Angry South Korean consumers are taking action after Tokyo imposed curbs on exports to South Korea, promoting a widespread boycott of Japanese products and services, from beer to clothes and...

Gas explosion in New Zealand’s Christchurch injures several people

Posted on Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:45 PM | No Comments
New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday (July 19) that left a house...

Russia’s FaceApp dismisses U.S. senator security concerns

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 12:18 PM | No Comments
U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in...

Kyoto animation studio fire death toll rises to 33

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 11:55 AM | No Comments
The death toll from an animation studio fire in Kyoto, Japan on Thursday has risen to 33, local police and rescuers said. The local fire department said 36 others have...

Search continues for two Filipino tourists missing in Thailand — DFA

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 11:39 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that two Filipino tourists went missing at Freedom Beach in Phuket, Thailand on Tuesday (July 17). The DFA through the...

Pentagon removing Turkey from F-35 program after its purchase of Russian missile defense

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 02:06 AM | No Comments
The United States said on Wednesday (July 17) that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara...

Over 21,000 evacuated after torrential rain in Guangxi, China

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 02:02 AM | No Comments
Over 21,000 people have been evacuated Wednesday following continuous torrential rain in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to the provincial emergency management department. In the region, a total...

Several feared dead in fire at Japan animation studio

Posted on Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:21 PM | No Comments
Several people are feared dead after a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday (July 18) and police are investigating a possible arson attack,...

Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

Posted on Wednesday, 17 July 2019 03:41 PM | No Comments
Christine Lagarde on Tuesday submitted her formal resignation as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with her eight-year tenure officially coming to an end on September 12....