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Paraplegic athlete in wheelchair climbs 820 feet up Hong Kong skyscraper

January 18, 2021

On Saturday, Hong Kong residents watched paraplegic athlete Lai Chi-wai strap himself to his wheelchair and climb up one of the city's towering glass-paned skyscrapers.

South Korea is cracking down on digital sex crimes. Has it done enough?

January 16, 2021

From the time she was 11, South Korean teenager Chung-hee was threatened, stalked and pressured into taking sexually explicit photos by men on the internet.

Philippines' Duterte says the presidency is no job for a woman

January 15, 2021

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday declared the presidency was no job for a woman because of their emotional differences to men, and dismissed speculation his daughter would succeed him next year.

Three dead, 24 injured after strong quake in Indonesia's Sulawesi

January 15, 2021

At least three people have died and 24 been injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, the country's disaster mitigation agency said on Friday.

Two members of WHO team blocked from entering China over failed coronavirus test

January 14, 2021

Two members of a World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic have been blocked from flying to China after failing a coronavirus test.

Japan expands state of emergency over coronavirus as infections climb

January 13, 2021

Japan will expand its state of emergency to seven more prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

Concerns grow as Chinese Covid-19 vaccine far less effective than initially claimed in Brazil

January 13, 2021

A leading Chinese Covid-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech was just 50.38% effective in late-stage trials in Brazil, significantly lower than earlier results showed, according to a statement published by the government of Sao Paulo Tuesday.

North Korea's Kim Yo Jong calls South Korean government a 'truly weird group'

January 13, 2021

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and one of the country's most important political figures, has criticized South Korea's "idiot" authorities after they called attention to an apparent military parade held in the capital Pyongyang over the weekend.

Hong Kong's new Chief Justice has vowed to uphold the city's judicial independence. Can he?

January 13, 2021

Hong Kong's courts are the one branch of government which retain some degree of autonomy, but one which may be sorely tested by the blunt instrument of Beijing's new security law.

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