Asia

A spike in harassment of Asian-Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began has led community activists in the United States to fight back
Eyewitnesses reportedly saw one of the monkeys chewing on a sample collection kit at the top of a tree.
Activists have warned the law could quash civil liberties and pave the way for Beijing to strip the territory of its autonomy.
Demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday to protest a controversial national security law that would ban secessionist and subversive activity against Beijing
"At every turn, the Trump administration has failed to live up to its trust responsibility to tribes across the country," fumed Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.).
Such a move has long been under consideration but was hastened by months of anti-government protests last year.
This was supposed to be the big year for transforming the palm oil industry and ending its environmental toll.
U.S. authorities arrested a son and father who are accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan as he awaited trial.
Authorities warned that Cyclone Amphan could wreck densely populated regions that are home to some of the most vulnerable communities in South Asia.
For months, the president applauded China’s coronavirus response before he and his reelection team flipped to blaming that country.