Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupts – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The country’s most active volcano has unleashed a river of lava, searing gas and ash down its 3,000m slopes on Java island, threatening vulnerable villages Mount Merapi volcano erupts Läs mer…

All countries should pursue a Covid-19 elimination strategy: here are 16 reasons why | Michael Baker and Martin McKee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Countries trying to eliminate the virus have been far more successful and economically better off than those that have tried to suppress it Coronavirus – latest updates See all Läs mer…

Japan faces Olympian task with slow start to Covid vaccinations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With a vaccine-hesitant public and jabs yet to begin, there are fears immunisations are off the pace Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Japan was among Läs mer…

China starts using anal swabs to test 'high-risk' people for Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers to be at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV has reported. Officials took anal swabs from residents Läs mer…

The Queen of Black Magic review – derivative gross-out horror

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Leaving their home in Jakarta, well-to-do dad Hanif (Ario Bayu), his wife Nadya (Hannah Al Rashid) and their three kids drive to the remote rural orphanage where Hanif grew Läs mer…

Assassins review – the 'prank show' killing of North Korea's pretender

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This gripping documentary explores the story of the two young women who carried out a nerve-agent attack on Kim Jong-nam Nothing to do with the 1990 musical by Stephen Läs mer…

Episode 1: Hong Kong's accidental pop star – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was the stuff of dreams: in 2013, Kashy Keegan was an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town when, out of nowhere, he became the voice of Hong Läs mer…

Behind closed doors: Filipina workers trapped by the pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Journalist Corinne Redfern discusses the impact the pandemic has had on the Filipino women trapped overseas, including Mimi (not her real name) who works for a wealthy family in Läs mer…

'Seen all this before': Tourism NZ says ditch influencer shots for something new

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand’s tourism agency is seeking to edge out influencer-style photoshoots at tourism hotspots with a tongue-in-cheek campaign against “travelling under the social influence”. In a video, the comedian Läs mer…

Let WHO experts meet Wuhan families, says coronavirus victim's son

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization team, saying it should speak to affected families who say their voices Läs mer…

HSBC denies taking political stance over China's crackdown in Hong Kong

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; HSBC’s chief executive has denied taking a political stance on China’s crackdown in Hong Kong, claiming the bank was not in a position to question police requests when it Läs mer…

Life in hotel quarantine: 'I'm on day two. It's around day 11 things get difficult'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ian Samson, originally from Edinburgh, describes his experience of Hong Kong’s strict isolation rules for travellers I have a pile of 20 bananas in my hotel room here in Läs mer…

Australian government MPs push for protectionism in China trade war

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A split has emerged within the Australian government, with members of the junior Coalition partner pushing protectionist policies as a way of “fighting fire with fire” in the trade Läs mer…

After Audition: Takashi Miike's rehearsal-room shocker Over Your Dead Body

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Continuing our series on the best films about theatre, a 200-year-old Japanese ghost story takes centre stage in a movie merging reality and fantasy The prolific Japanese director Takashi Läs mer…

Covid patients turned away as hospitals in Indonesia face collapse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One man died after rejection from 10 hospitals as country nears one million cases of coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Health experts in Indonesia Läs mer…

New Zealand borders to stay closed until citizens are 'vaccinated and protected'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jacinda Ardern has said New Zealand and “the world” need to return to some semblance of normality before she opens the country’s borders to foreign nationals. The prime minister Läs mer…

New Zealand school climate strikers call for 'can-do Kiwi attitude' to combat crisis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Crowds outside parliament demand government take the same science-led approach on climate as it did on Covid School climate strikes have resumed in New Zealand, with young people calling Läs mer…

'No system is perfect': Siouxsie Wiles on New Zealand's fight against Covid complacency

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Christmas morning, Siouxsie Wiles got a call from her father-in-law. He he had woken up feeling fluey after attending an event a few days before. As he spoke, Läs mer…

Wuhan doctor: China authorities stopped me sounding alarm on Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A doctor from the Wuhan hospital hit hardest by the Covid-19 epidemic has said he and colleagues suspected the virus was highly transmissible in early January last year, weeks Läs mer…

Xi Jinping warns of 'new cold war' if US keeps up protectionism

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China’s president, Xi Jinping, has sent out a warning to Joe Biden that he risks a new cold war if he continues with the protectionist policies of his predecessor, Läs mer…

Chinese vessels detained by Vanuatu, accused of fishing illegally

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Crew on two vessels face further investigation in Pacific nation, a month after similar incident in Palau Two Chinese fishing vessels have been detained by Vanuatu authorities amid allegations Läs mer…

India says its soldiers brawled with Chinese counterparts on border

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Indian and Chinese soldiers brawled last week along a disputed border, Indian officials have said, as a months-long standoff between the two countries continued. The clash in the Naku Läs mer…

Latest North Korea defection may show Kim Jong-un's power base 'drifting'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea in the latest high-profile escape from the isolated country. Ryu Hyun Woo had led North Korea’s embassy in Läs mer…

Australia halts New Zealand travel bubble over case of infectious new Covid variant

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia has suspended its travel bubble with New Zealand for three days after a confirmed case of a highly transmissible Covid-19 variant was identified in a woman who had Läs mer…

Lorde's former manager fired from Warner after admitting harassing staff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The former manager of pop sensation Lorde has been fired by Warner Music New Zealand after multiple cases of harassment were revealed as part of a Me Too investigation. Läs mer…

Māori knowledge can help New Zealand get rid of predators but it mustn't be whitewashed | Tame Malcolm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When I was taught how to trap possums, I was encouraged to combine the traditional knowledge of my Māori ancestors with modern technologies. An example of this is when Läs mer…

The strange case of Alibaba's Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wearing burgundy lipstick and a long peroxide wig, the diminutive entrepreneur who would soon become China’s richest man took to the stage and belted out Can You Feel the Läs mer…