Iraqi woman arrested after drowning children in the Tigris River

AN  Iraqi woman was arrested after throwing her two children off a bridge into the Tigris River to punish her husband. The woman’s three-year-old son and two-year-old daughter were presumed…

China’s economy continues to bounce back from virus slump

CHINA’S economy continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic according to its latest official figures THE world’s second-biggest economy saw growth of 4.9% between July and September, compared to the…

China to test entire city for COVID-19 in 5 days

THE Chinese city of Qingdao is testing its entire population of nine million people for Covid-19 over a period of five days. The mass testing comes after a dozen cases…

Japan ‘Twitter killer’ pleads guilty to murders

A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case that has shocked the country. Dubbed the “Twitter killer”, Takahiro Shiraishi…

Chinese teacher sentenced to death for poisoning nursery children

A Chinese court has sentenced a nursery teacher to death for poisoning 25 children, one of whom died. Wang Yun was arrested last year after children at a kindergarten in…

Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s new Prime Minister

JAPAN’S Parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country’s new prime minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe. After winning the leadership of the governing party earlier this week, Wednesday’s…

Three COVID-19 vaccines at clinical trial stage in India

THREE COVID-19 vaccines are at a clinical trial stage in India and two indigenous vaccine candidates have completed phase one trial, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) DG Dr Balram…

Asia sees first regional recession in 60 years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says the Covid-19 pandemic has pulled the region’s developing economies into recession. It is the first time in six decades that “developing Asia” – a…

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe

JAPAN’S governing party has elected Yoshihide Suga as its new leader to succeed Shinzo Abe, meaning he is almost certain to become the country’s next Prime Minister.Last month Mr Abe…

Kerala plane crash: ‘Black boxes’ from Air India jet found

INVESTIGATORS have found the so-called “black boxes” of a plane that crashed in the southern India state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people. The Air India Express plane, en…