China launches strict crackdown on private tuition by banning online teaching and sessions in certain locations

China’s Ministry of Education has banned tutors from conducting sessions online and in unauthorized locations off campus, to stop individuals profiting from private teaching after incidences of people disguising tuition. … Read More >China launches strict crackdown on private tuition by banning online teaching and sessions in certain locations

China respects Afghanistan’s ‘sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity’ after formation of Taliban govt – spokesman

A spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Beijing respects Afghanistan’s “sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity” in the wake of the formation of the Taliban’s new government. … Read More >China respects Afghanistan’s ‘sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity’ after formation of Taliban govt – spokesman

At least 41 killed, dozens injured after massive blaze erupts at overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital (VIDEO)

At least 41 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a large fire that broke out in a crowded prison near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, according to officials. The blaze has since been extinguished. … Read More >At least 41 killed, dozens injured after massive blaze erupts at overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital (VIDEO)

Deadly bat caves & humanized mice tests: Released docs describe ‘HIGHEST RISK’ involved in US-funded coronavirus research in Wuhan

Documents obtained by The Intercept reveal that the US government funded studies into coronavirus in bats in Wuhan long before the pandemic, with the proposal showing it was aware of the risk that researchers would be infected. … Read More >Deadly bat caves & humanized mice tests: Released docs describe ‘HIGHEST RISK’ involved in US-funded coronavirus research in Wuhan

Deadlier than Covid-19, but less contagious: What we know about Nipah bat-borne virus threatening to become new scourge in India

The Indian health authorities are sounding the alarm after a weekend in which a dozen people were infected and a 12-year-old boy died of Nipah virus, for which there’s currently no vaccine. So, what do we know about the outbreak? … Read More >Deadlier than Covid-19, but less contagious: What we know about Nipah bat-borne virus threatening to become new scourge in India

South Korea becomes first nation without nuclear weapons to develop submarine-launched ballistic missile capability – media

South Korea has successfully test-fired a domestically developed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), becoming the first nation without nuclear weapons to develop the technology, according to media reports on Tuesday. … Read More >South Korea becomes first nation without nuclear weapons to develop submarine-launched ballistic missile capability – media

THIRD person dies in Japan after receiving Moderna Covid vaccine from batch recalled over stainless steel contamination

Japanese health authorities have confirmed that a third man has died, one day after receiving a second dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from one of the contaminated lots that have since been recalled. … Read More >THIRD person dies in Japan after receiving Moderna Covid vaccine from batch recalled over stainless steel contamination

Vietnamese man gets FIVE YEARS behind bars for breach of Covid-19 quarantine & spreading virus

A court in Vietnam’s Ca Mau province has sentenced a local man to five years in prison after he was found guilty of breaking Covid-19 restrictions, with prosecutors arguing that his conduct led to several infections and one death. … Read More >Vietnamese man gets FIVE YEARS behind bars for breach of Covid-19 quarantine & spreading virus