World’s loneliest princess – bullied and banned from marrying or ever ruling her country

But Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly against allowing women to rule, believing that because the throne has consistently been passed down through the male line, it should continue the same way.

Coronavirus UK: 10 telling moments from the past 100 days

Toilet paper wars begin – 8 March UK supermarkets start rationing toilet paper after Public Health England urges members of the public to “plan ahead” in case they have to self-isolate for a couple of weeks. People translate this into: must stockpile loo roll. And pasta. And tinned tomatoes. It starts to become difficult to […]

Indonesia’s 2020 state revenue forecast to decline 10 percent due to COVID-19

– Indonesia’s state revenue is expected to decline significantly this year as the government rolls out tax incentives, including corporate income tax cuts, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has triggered declines in commodity prices and business output.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on April 6 that the state revenue would amount to 1.76 quadrillion IDR […]

Police chiefs call on No 10 to tighten UK lockdown

“In a few days’ time it will be the Easter weekend. I hope the negative comments on social media following the last two days, and the number of heart-wrenching testimonies from doctors and nurses treating those suffering from this virus, will cause these individuals to take a long, hard look at their behaviour and consider […]

Coronavirus pandemic | Pakistan, World Bank in talks for $200 million loan

So far, the Punjab government appears to be the most ill-prepared while the Sindh government has done well. The project has been undertaken to procure equipment and consumables for 200 hospitals, including 44 tertiary-level hospitals, for effective clinical management of the confirmed cases. Personal protective equipment will be procured for 200 hospitals, 10 quarantine sites […]

World leaders, British royal family pray for PM Boris Johnson’s speedy recovery

“This horrific virus does not discriminate. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Please #StayHomeSaveLives,”said May, who was the second premier to have resigned over the Brexit crisis. Her resignation led to Johnson being elected as leader of the ruling Conservative party and subsequently the prime ministership.

Madison Bumgarner dominates; Giants 1 win away from World Series title

With Brandon Crawford driving in three runs and Juan Perez busting open the game with a two-run eighth-inning double, while still raw from the news that friend and winter-ball teammate Oscar Taveras of the St.Louis Cardinals had died in a car crash, the Giants grabbed a lead of three games to two in the best-of-seven […]

Wuhan Shows the World Its Post-Coronavirus Future

When much of China was still under lockdown, people spoke of “revenge spending,” a term that harks back to the spike in consumption after the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, now appropriated to outline the urge to splurge after shops reopen when the COVID pandemic subsides. But while businesses in Wuhan, Hubei, and the […]

Ma Yun, Ma Huateng tied for richest man in China

With the wealth of Warren Buffett, the richest investor in the world, shrinking $19 billion, the world’s top 100 billionaires lost $408 billion in two months, wiping out all the gains made in the past two and a half years, according to the wealth impact two months after the COVID-19 outbreak as analyzed by Hurun.

How the man running World Health Organisation trashed by Trump as China-centric is a career politician who worked for a Communist junta and became WHO’s first NON-doctor Director-General ‘following intense lobbying from Beijing’

China’s President Xi revealed in a speech on February 3 that he first gave instructions on the coronavirus on January 7. A transcript of the speech was published by state media outlet Qiushi on February 15. The picture shows Xi giving a speech at a Wuhan hospital on March 10