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China central bank declares all Bitcoin transactions illegal

China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial...

US expert panel OKs Pfizer Covid booster shots for 65 years old, vulnerable groups

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel in the US on Thursday voted to recommend a third Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 shot for those...

At least 1 dead, 14 injured in shooting at Tennessee grocery store

One person was killed, 14 others were injured in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tennessee on Thursday afternoon. The suspected shooter...

US, allies seen becoming assertive vs China

With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy...

US to ship 1.1 billion Covid vaccine doses globally

President Joe Biden will announce on Wednesday that the United States is doubling its commitment to buy hundreds of millions of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine and ship them...

UN meet to tackle climate change, Covid, US-China tensions

In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations’ foremost gathering for the first time in two years on Tuesday with...

K-pop band BTS makes pitch for vaccination, earth before UN

K-pop band BTS made a unique pitch for Covid-19 vaccination, the youth and the health of the earth in a speech before the United...

Google to conduct fact-check battle for students in Asia-Pacific

Google will host a live fact-check battle for tertiary students across countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, the Philippines included. Google explained that the University Verification...

Pfizer, BioNTech claim positive results of its Covid vaccine on children

US pharmaceutical Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Monday announced positive results from trials of their Covid-19 vaccine in children age 5-11. The Phase...

Australia assures same commitment to Asean despite new alliance

The Indo-Pacific security pact between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia (AUKUS) does not change Canberra’s commitment to the Association of Southeast Asian...
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