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PYONGYANG (Xinhua): North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said although his country suffered serious damage from a recent flood, it would not accept outside assistance due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday (Aug 14).
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In an Italian bistro in an upmarket Johannesburg neighbourhood, smiling patrons chat at candle-lit tables in a scene reminiscent of less-troubled times before the COVID-19 pandemic.
LAOS, Aug 14 (Vientiane Times.ANN) : The Global Partnership for Education is allocating a grant of US$7 million via UNICEF to help respond to and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s education in Laos.
SINGAPORE, Aug 14 (The Straits Times/ANN): Amid the growing threat to jobs posed by the coronavirus pandemic, tripartite partners will reconvene the National Wages Council (NWC) later this month, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a statement on Friday (Aug 14).
With the challenges of working from home and adapting to the new normal, many of us are feeling extra stressed.
Eating shows originated from South Korea before gaining popularity globally via videos featuring broadcasters consuming a large quantity of food. In a Weibo poll, more than 50% of roughly 155,000 respondents said that while they enjoyed watching eating shows they would say ‘no’ to food waste.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia lowered its forecast for the economy this year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and it expected negative growth of between 3.5% and 5.5% this year before rebounding 5.5% to 8% next year.
(Reuters) - The campaign of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has raised $48 million (36.77 million pounds) in the 48 hours since he named U.S. Senator Kamala Harris the Democratic vice presidential nominee, a campaign spokesman told Reuters late on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economy shrank 17.1% in the second quarter ended June 30 as it was seriously impacted by the movement control orders, especially in April, which was a much deeper contraction compared with a Bloomberg survey of 10.9%.
MANILA (Xinhua): China, through its Embassy in Manila, has donated 130 ventilators to the Philippines as part of its commitment to helping the country fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy said on Thursday (Aug 13).