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New Delhi: Thirty months since World Health Organization declared the Covid outbreak as a pandemic and 21 months after the first vaccine was administered in China, Beijing still persists with a draconian ‘zero Covid’ policy despite critics saying that …

Indonesia said it has granted emergency use approval to an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese company, becoming the first country, ahead of even China, to do so.
Indonesia’s food and drugs agency greenlighted the use of Walvax Biotechnology’s…

Asian stocks sank again on Friday after German inflation spiked higher, British Prime Minister Liz Truss defended a tax-cut plan that rattled investors and Chinese manufacturing weakened.
Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated.…
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5/5 © Reuters. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends a delivery ceremony for the Navy's Yushan amphibious landing dock in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang 2/5
By Ann Wang
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – Taiwan's n…

A viral disease has killed nearly 100,000 cows and buffaloes in India and sickened over 2 million more.
The outbreak has triggered devastating income losses for cattle farmers since the disease not only results in deaths but can also lead to decreased …

Seven bodies have been found washed ashore on a beach in southern Vietnam, authorities said on Friday, a week after a boat with more than 40 people on board sank off the neighbouring Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville.…
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Adyen, the global financial platform of choice, has bolstered its partnership with SHOPLINE by processing payments for SHOPLINE in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Under this expanded partnership, SHOPLINE will use Adyen for Platforms in Singapore to…

The United States has announced a fresh round of sanctions for an international network of companies involved in selling Iranian petrochemicals and petroleum products, including an India-based petrochemical company. The US Treasury Department said thes…

Cathay has launched an advanced conversational artificial intelligence (AI) in partnership with Fano Labs, a Hong Kong-based language AI company, to enhance its customers’ digital experience.
Under the airline’s conversational AI roadmap, Cathay is opt…

The United States has announced a fresh round of sanctions for an international network of companies involved in selling Iranian petrochemicals and petroleum products, including an India-based petrochemical company. The US Treasury Department said thes…

Chinese military officers march down the steps of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. A former top graft buster at China's ministry for intelligence and counterintelligence has been indicted on bribery charges, just …

Regional independent communications agency Sinclair prepares for APAC growth with three new leadership appointments, including naming Philippa Lui (pictured middle) as chief financial officer, Carbo Yu (pictured left) as regional executive director and…

Iranian society exists under high pressure and perennially explodes, as it has the past two weeks with thousands of people taking to the streets, seething, following the killing of a Kurdish-Iranian woman in police custody.…
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T he world’s largest tech fund has axed 150 jobs in a bid to cut costs as it deals with the fallout from the plummeting value of its investments.
The SoftBank Vision fund, run by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, is set to send notices out to employe…

A Chinese official has rejected the United States' accusation featured in a new White House strategy document that Beijing employs pressure on Pacific island nations.
The 16-paged document, entitled "Pacific Partnership Strategy of the Unit…

Written by William Yang
Recently, members of the Ukrainian parliament created a cross-parliamentary caucus to promote economic and cultural exchanges with Taiwan.
Oleksandr Merezhko, the head of the Ukrainian Parliament’s foreign policy committee, prai…

U.S. panel manufacturer First Solar is uniquely positioned to benefit from the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, Evercore ISI said as it upgraded the stock to an outperform rating. "First Solar is well positioned to benefit from the Inflat…

Russia is set to annex four regions of Ukraine on Friday.
Moscow is doing so by citing ‘referendums’ which it claims saw citizens overwhelmingly vote to join it, while the Ukraine and the West denounced the ballots as rigged and the action as illegal.&…

President Joe Biden on Thursday will host leaders attending the first Pacific Island summit this week as part of the administration's effort to increase U.S. engagement and investments in the region.…
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New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs Wednesday banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), making it the 43rd outfit to be outlawed in India under the stringent anti-terror act.…
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This analysis covers 487,902 tweets sent by 134,603 users from 14 September 2021 to 14 September 2022
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 29, 2022–
Metaverse conversations on Twitter provide interesting insights into the expected and established industrie…