Asia

The popular protest slogan connotes "separatism or subversion," the government said, amid fears that the new security law crushes free speech in Hong Kong.
Fair & Lovely — soon to be called Glow & Lovely — has long been criticized as racist for promoting light-colored skin as the standard of beauty in South Asia.
Adam Silver indicated that the NBA's relationship with China had improved after a spat over Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement in 2019.
Any person taking part in "secessionist activities," such as shouting slogans or holding up banners urging for the city’s independence, is in violation of the law.
Scientists say an influenza strain found in the pigs needs to be watched closely.
“It marks the end of Hong Kong that the world knew before,” pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said.
China is trying to slash birth rates among its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children.
A Russian military intelligence unit linked to assassination attempts in Europe had reportedly offered rewards for successful attacks on U.S. troops last year.
India is battling its worst desert locust outbreak in decades.