The Afghan War’s ‘Boat People’

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By: David BrownForty-six years after the last helicopter lifted off the last roof in Saigon and the bloody US intervention in Vietnam ceased, America's war in Afghanistan drags toward its unsuccessful, ugly end. President Joe Biden has no good options, only choices that are more or less bad. Understandably, most Americans, and particularly the progressive wing of Biden's...

1 community case among 27 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore; new cluster formed

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SINGAPORE: A new COVID-19 cluster involving four confirmed cases has been identified in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Apr 14) in its daily update.MOH reported 27 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, including one community case, who is part...

Horse racing-Blackmore becomes first female jockey to win Grand National on Minella Times

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LONDON: Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National when she steered Minella Times to victory at Aintree on Saturday.Minella Times, priced at 11-1, surged off the final fence to beat 100-1 shot Balko...

National Wages Council to meet on Apr 19 to develop wage, employment guidelines

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SINGAPORE: The National Wages Council (NWC) will convene on Monday (Apr 19) to develop its annual guidelines on wage and employment-related issues.The NWC aims to make an announcement on this year’s guidelines by the end of May, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said...

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Congratulates Himself For Destroying Opposition in New Year’s Address — Radio Free Asia

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen lauded himself for the 2017 ban of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in a New Year’s address Thursday, saying the group had sought to sow chaos in the country, while observers...

Intellasia East Asia News – HEC Pharm Selects ABEC Large-Scale Fermenters to Increase Biopharmaceutical Production Capacity

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<!-- --> ABEC stainless steel fermentation solutions to enhance HEC Pharm’s manufacturing productivity and flexibility BETHLEHEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#abec--ABEC, a global provider of integrated solutions and services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, today announced it will design, manufacture, and install multiple 4,000L fermenter trains for HEC Pharm’s manufacturing site in Guangzhou, China. The stainless-steel fermenter trains are custom designed to support...

Chinese Political Prisoner Dies Amid Suspicion of Torture, Mistreatment — Radio Free Asia

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A Chinese political prisoner jailed after he publicly supported the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has died at the age of 48, despite warnings from his family that mistreatment and possible torture at the hands of the...

How machine learning can revolutionize the quality of hearing

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Most hearing aid tech on the market has not changed for decades,...

Family of Late, Ousted Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang Visit Grave — Radio Free Asia

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The family members of late ousted Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang paid their respects at his grave on the outskirts of Beijing on Sunday, with tight security ensuring that nobody else could enter the private cemetery where his ashes...

South Asia surpasses grim milestone of 15 million Covid-19 cases: Reuters tally, Asia News

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NEW DELHI - Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday (April 10), a Reuters tally shows, led by India's record daily infections and vaccine shortages. South Asia - India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka - accounts for 11 per cent of global cases and almost 6 per...