Fake news or free speech? Singapore’s stoush with Facebook | The World

The World reporter Girish Sawlani delves into the furore surrounding Singapore’s order for Facebook to block a news site’s page as part of the country’s controversial ‘fake news’ laws. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Fake news or free speech? Singapore’s stoush with Facebook | The World

Coronavirus: Volunteers make reusable masks for medical workers to combat shortage

A theatre group in Hong Kong have turned their rehearsal room into a makeshift mask making factory. The group are now turning their skills to making reusable surgical masks to give to medical workers amid a face mask shortage. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, crowds have been gathering to queue for surgical masks across … Read more Coronavirus: Volunteers make reusable masks for medical workers to combat shortage

Japan Is Rapidly Becoming a Coronavirus Hotbed

Feb.19 — Japan is emerging as one of the riskiest places for the spread of the coronavirus, prompting criticism that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has misfired on its policies to block the outbreak. The number of infections in Japan has more than doubled in the past week to 74, rivaling Singapore as the country outside … Read more Japan Is Rapidly Becoming a Coronavirus Hotbed

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Discusses Budget, Virus Outbreak, Economy

Feb.18 — Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat talks about the government’s budget, the coronavirus outbreak and the economy. Singapore will post its biggest budget deficit since at least 1997, pledging S$6.4 billion ($4.6 billion) in dedicated support for an economy being slammed by the virus outbreak. Heng speaks with Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets.”

Queen Mary 2 makes unscheduled stop in Fremantle, bringing a boost to tourism | ABC News

The port city of Fremantle is enjoying a tourism windfall courtesy of an unscheduled detour by thousands of passengers and crew on board the enormous Queen Mary 2 luxury cruise liner. The ship was in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month and was due to travel through Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong before docking at … Read more Queen Mary 2 makes unscheduled stop in Fremantle, bringing a boost to tourism | ABC News

How North Korea is reporting on coronavirus (English subtitles)

The Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the world. It has infected more than 65,000 people and killed over 1,700. But there is little known about how it’s affecting North Korea. The secretive state is close to the centre of the outbreak, with numerous cases reported in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia … Read more How North Korea is reporting on coronavirus (English subtitles)

Coronavirus, UK reshuffle, Griveaux quits Paris race over sex video, Parasite’s historic Oscars win

For some, the vacation from hell is over. Cambodian leader Hun Sen welcoming passengers from the M-S Westerdam that set sail from Singapore on January 16th. The Coronavirus outbreak had Thailand and other refusing entry despite there being no confirmed cases aboard. Meanwhile, the ordeal continues for most of the 37-hundred aboard the Diamond Princess … Read more Coronavirus, UK reshuffle, Griveaux quits Paris race over sex video, Parasite’s historic Oscars win

Coronavirus: The search for ‘patient zero’ in global spread

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … As the death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, health authorities are searching for the person who may have triggered its spread around the world when they attended a business conference in Singapore last month. … Read more Coronavirus: The search for ‘patient zero’ in global spread

Boeing seeks to rebuild public trust

Boeing says it is working to rebuild trust in the brand, even as it struggles to bring its 737 Max back into service. The planes have been grounded since last March following two fatal crashes. The aircraft giant’s reputation has taken a hit, and the company failed to book any new orders in January. Al … Read more Boeing seeks to rebuild public trust