August 23, 2019

Romance scam ‘targeted women worldwide’

The Japanese woman and a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria started communicating in March 2016 on an international social network.
August 23, 2019

YouTube shuts down 210 channels posting about Hong Kong

Google announced Thursday that it had disabled 210 YouTube channels that were uploading videos "in a coordinated manner" about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
August 22, 2019

Qantas, BYD and Henderson Land Development post earnings

Asian markets were mixed Thursday as investors digested a slew of corporate earnings.
August 22, 2019

Hong Kong protesters stage sit-in to mark vicious attack

A crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong staged a silent sit-in at the Yuen Long MTR station on Wednesday evening, marking a month since a group of suspected organized crime group members violently attacked demonstrators there.
August 21, 2019

Asian markets drift lower as all eyes turn to the Fed

Markets are entering a holding pattern.
August 21, 2019

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against conviction for child sex abuse

Former Vatican treasurer George Pell will remain in prison after an Australian appeals court rejected the disgraced cardinal's appeal against his conviction for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the mid-1990s.
August 20, 2019

High schoolers seen in video giving Nazi salute and singing Nazi marching song

Another group of high school students has been caught on video giving the Nazi salute.
August 20, 2019

Asian markets mixed after latest trade developments, China sets key rate lower

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as China took the next, critical step in a long-awaited money management reform, and as the United States gave the Chinese tech company Huawei a slight reprieve in Washington's ongoing trade war with Beijing.
August 18, 2019

What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia’s ‘doomsday weapon’

An explosion. An abruptly-canceled village evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in the air over the northern Norwegian coastline.
August 17, 2019

Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers

Zinedine Zidane's second coming at Real Madrid proved the Frenchman is no miracle worker.