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Japan, Britain vow to improve military ties amid Chinese threat

The British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its strike group will visit Japanese ports in September for joint exercises, defense ministers from Japan...

Study in Canada shows lower death rates for patients attended by female physician

The gender of a patient’s attending physician may be factor on whether a patient dies or not in a hospital. This, as a new study...

British govt slams China for cyberattacks on global computer network

The British government on Monday held the Chinese government responsible for a spate of cyberattacks against an international computer network, urging Beijing to take...

UN human rights chief alarmed over spying on journalists, activists, dissidents

The United Nations’ (UN) human rights chief voiced alarm Monday over the reported use of military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group to spy on...

PCG claims driving away Chinese warship near El Nido

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) claimed on Monday that it successfully drove away a ship of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) from Marie Louise Bank located 147 nautical...

Probe shows Israel-developed malware being used to spy on journalists, activists

An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s...

US contributes $135 million to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has announced an additional US contribution of $135.8 million to support its operations. “The signing of the...

3.61 billion Covid vaccines doses administered worldwide

Over 3.61 billion doses of vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have been administered worldwide, according to figures on Saturday on Our World...

Greenland bans new oil exploration due to worsening climate change

The government of Greenland has announced that there won't be any new oil exploration now or in the future on the Arctic island -...

South Korean lawmaker warns China on interfering in future polls

An opposition South Korean lawmaker issued a warning against "election interference" after the Chinese ambassador to Seoul criticized local presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl. Park Jin,...