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U.S. to require contact tracing, Covid tests when 2021-10-25 17:10:34The restrictions were put in place first by the Trump administration in early 2020 and then extended by the Biden administration this year.

HSBC reports 76% jump in third-quarter profit, plans 2021-10-25 04:50:02The bank's reported pre-tax profit came in at $5.4 billion in the third quarter of 2021 — beating expectations.

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as HSBC earnings beat expectations; 2021-10-25 04:27:01HSBC on Monday reported a pre-tax profit in the third quarter of 2021 that bested expectations.

Pakistan beat India in World Cup for first 2021-10-24 23:34:45Pakistan had lost all 12 of their previous World Cup matches against India, finally breaking the losing streak with a 10 wicket win on Sunday.

Scientists turn durian waste into bandages — and 2021-10-24 19:53:41Singapore scientists are making wound-healing bandages from durian husks. But questions — mainly around the smell of the pungent fruit — l

Palantir's Peter Thiel thinks people should be concerned 2021-10-22 09:44:55Tech billionaire Peter Thiel said this week that people should be more worried about "surveillance AI" than artificial general intelligences.

CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum Europe: Technology & Innovation 2021-10-22 07:23:11CNBC meets those at the forefront of research and digital development to explore how the technology works and what environmental benefits it can bring

Asia stocks mixed; Evergrande shares jump following reports 2021-10-22 04:49:12Chinese media reported that debt-ridden developer China Evergrande Group was preparing to pay the interest on a bond before the grace period ended on

Watch CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum Asia: Technology & 2021-10-22 03:01:21CNBC meets those at the forefront of research and digital development to explore how the technology works and what environmental benefits it can bring

WeWork shares jump more than 13% in public 2021-10-21 16:17:34The office-leasing company halted initial plans for an IPO in 2019 after investors raised concerns over its business model and then-CEO Adam Neumann.

CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum Europe: Money & Investing 2021-10-21 11:21:26From full finance systems such as Carbon Trading, to specific and new asset classes like Green Bonds, the choice on where to put your cash has never b

Japan's Nikkei 225 drops nearly 2%; Evergrande shares 2021-10-21 04:37:05Hong Kong-listed shares of China Evergrande Group returned to trade on Thursday following a more than two week halt that started in early October.

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A cyberattack forces gas stations across Iran to 2021-10-26 08:49:06An apparent cyberattack shut down a government system managing Iran's fuel subsidies and left angry motorists stranded in long lines at gas stations.

As anti-vaccine comments began proliferating, Facebook froze 2021-10-26 08:20:26Despite having found ways to reduce COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on its platform, Facebook delayed acting on suggestions from its own researchers.

Today's Headlines: Historic storm replenishes and rehydrates — 2021-10-26 08:00:26The major storm marked a welcome change for a parched California after a year of heat and drought with so little rain.

A champion to some, a threat to others, 2021-10-26 07:28:34For months, a relatively obscure judge has been investigating last year's Beirut blast — and a lot of powerful detractors are trying to block h

Moderna to supply Africa with up to 110 2021-10-26 07:00:33Moderna says it will make up to 110 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine available to African countries

New victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy 2021-10-26 06:47:45A North Carolina man has been newly identified as a victim of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the 1970s.

What led to the military coup d'etat in 2021-10-26 05:58:47The military takeover in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy after the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar Bashi

Protesters block some roads, urge resistance to Sudan's 2021-10-26 05:41:12Pro-democracy protesters have blocked some roads in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, with makeshift barricades and burning tires after Monday's coup

Roh Tae-woo, coup plotter who became South Korea's 2021-10-26 04:39:40Roh Tae-woo, who participated in a military coup, won a presidential election and eventually found himself imprisoned for corruption, dies at 88.

Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner Kei Komuro and 2021-10-26 02:02:40Japan's Princess Mako has married a commoner and lost her royal status in a union that has split public opinion.

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2021-10-25 08:58:15Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record last year and increased faster than the average rate for the last decade, the United Nations reports.

Three generations of Black women overcome boundaries and 2021-10-25 08:57:22The story of the Little family women is one of perseverance, of pushing further than the previous generation and yet still starting from behind.

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China to Vaccinate Children Aged 3 and Up 2021-10-25 07:33:57Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are main

Australian Scientists Boost Climate Change Adaptability in Frogs 2021-10-25 05:12:54For the first time in a laboratory, Australian scientists have produced tadpoles more tolerant of climate change. A team from the University of W

Amnesty International to Close Hong Kong Offices  2021-10-25 04:26:56Amnesty International says it is shutting down its two offices in Hong Kong by the end of the year because of the effect of the national security law

Evergrande Says it Has Resumed Work on 10 2021-10-25 01:09:26Shares of embattled Chinese developer Evergrande rose Monday after it said it had resumed work on more than 10 projects, as it sought to soothe fears

Thai Water Project Clears Major Hurdle After China 2021-10-24 08:32:22Thailand is moving forward on a controversial and long-pondered water diversion project after the plan drew interest from a major Chinese firm, a move

US Envoy Urges North Korea to End 'Provocations' 2021-10-24 03:59:35The U.S. envoy for North Korea once again urged Pyongyang on Sunday to engage in talks to denuclearize. Special Representative Sung Kim called Pyong

Taiwan, US Discuss UN Participation Ahead of Key 2021-10-24 03:34:51Taiwanese and U.S. officials have discussed how Taiwan can "meaningfully" participate at the United Nations just days before Chinese President Xi Ji

US Special Envoy Arrives in Seoul to Reopen 2021-10-23 20:30:11U.S. special envoy for North Korea Sung Kim arrived Saturday in South Korea to reopen stalled denuclearization talks with the North.  U.S.-Nort

Report: Beijing Built Repressive Governance System for Uyghur 2021-10-23 10:51:06More than 170 Chinese Communist Party, government, military, paramilitary and hybrid administrative entities in China have participated in building an

AUKUS, China Sea Tensions Put Indonesia in Tight 2021-10-23 10:25:49Heightened Sino-Australian tensions over the new AUKUS agreement calling for the sharing of U.S. nuclear submarine technology with Australia, along wi

Russian, Chinese Warships Hold First Joint Patrols in 2021-10-23 05:27:48Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean on October 17-23, Russia's defense ministry said

New Reports Point to Dams 'Stressing' Cambodia's Mekong 2021-10-23 02:47:08Kong Kim, a fisherman in Cambodia's northeast, is worried about the next few years. "I am concerned that there will be no fish in the future," th

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South Korea's former president Roh Tae-woo dies at 2021-10-26 05:14:21SEOUL - South Korean former president Roh Tae-woo, a decorated war veteran who played a pivotal but controversial role in the transition to democratic

Indonesia, US call on G20 to plan pandemic 2021-10-26 05:00:38JAKARTA - The United States and Indonesia on Tuesday (Oct 26) called for the launch of a forum to prepare for future pandemics, urging members of

North Korea calls UN rights investigator report 'malicious 2021-10-26 04:47:39SEOUL - A report this month by a United Nations rights investigator expressing concern about the human rights and humanitarian situation in North Kore

Vaccinated but stuck: Indians await WHO nod for 2021-10-26 04:35:56PANDALAM - Stuck in a village in southern India for nine months and unable to return to his job in Saudi Arabia, Sugathan P.R. is hoping the World Hea

Seoul court fines Samsung leader Lee for unlawful 2021-10-26 01:57:46SEOUL - A Seoul court fined Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee 70 million won (S$81,000) plus a fee for unlawful use of a controlled

Recognising Myanmar junta won't stop violence: Outgoing UN 2021-10-25 23:07:38UNITED NATIONS - Recognising Myanmar's junta as the country's government would not stop growing violence, the outgoing United Nations special envoy

Cambodia passes law barring dual citizenship for holders 2021-10-25 23:02:57PHNOM PENH, Oct 25 - Cambodia's parliament on Monday (Oct 25) passed constitutional amendments barring holders of the country's top posts, including

South Korea plots course to scrapping Covid curbs 2021-10-25 22:57:50SEOUL - South Korea unveiled on Monday (Oct 25) a three-phase strategy to get back to normal from the coronavirus with all limits on gatherings a

Asean holds summit, excluding Myanmar coup leader 2021-10-25 22:52:35BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - A summit of Southeast Asian leaders got underway on Tuesday without a Myanmar representative, after its junta leader was exclude

Amid Princess Mako's low-key wedding, Asia still loves 2021-10-25 21:31:49Japan’s Princess Mako will on Tuesday (Oct 26) register her marriage to her university sweetheart Kei Komuro, a 30-year-old commoner, without an

Bollywood stars, Indian celebrities launch NFTs amid global 2021-10-24 22:25:37MUMBAI - Indian celebrities from the world of Bollywood and cricket are increasingly launching digital memorabilia through non-fungible tokens (NFT),

Vaccinated and want to visit Israel? Read the 2021-10-24 22:13:49TEL AVIV - Tourists hoping to visit Jerusalem or Tel Aviv after Israel's announcement last week that it would open to some vaccinated foreign travell