Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to death | Military News

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to death | Military News

A military court finds Phyo Zeyar Thaw and activist Kyaw Min Yu guilty under anti-terrorism laws of the toughest sentences since the coup a year ago. A closed military court in Myanmar has sentenced a lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party and a prominent democracy activist to death. The … Read more

As costs mount, how long can China stick with ‘zero COVID’? | Coronavirus pandemic News

As costs mount, how long can China stick with ‘zero COVID’? | Coronavirus pandemic News

Hong Kong, China – On January 23, 2020, China gave birth to “zero COVID”. Faced with the threat of a mystery virus, authorities in Wuhan imposed the world’s first lockdown on its 11 million people, marking the start of a zero-tolerance policy that would define China’s response to the pandemic. Two years later, the meteoric … Read more

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga amid water, food shortage | Tsunami News

According to the UN, some 60,000 people are affected by damage to crops, livestock and fisheries due to ashfall, saltwater intrusion and the potential for acid rain. More ships and planes carrying aid are due to arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the international community responds to calls for urgent help from the … Read more

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said on Tuesday they would kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according to Department … Read more

Tonga volcano eruption: What we know so far | Tsunami News

Tonga volcano eruption: What we know so far | Tsunami News

As the tsunami threat around the Pacific caused by a massive underwater volcanic eruption began to subside on Sunday, a massive ash cloud covering the Pacific island nation of Tonga prevented surveillance flights from New Zealand to determine the extent of the damage. The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano on Saturday brought tsunami waves to … Read more

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces five new corruption charges | Aung San Suu Kyi News

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces five new corruption charges | Aung San Suu Kyi News

Five new charges brought against the country’s ousted leader relate to the rental, purchase and maintenance of a helicopter used by her government. Myanmar’s military-installed government has filed five new corruption charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in connection with granting permits for the rental and purchase of a helicopter, an official said. … Read more

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

By ACHALA PUSSALLA 14 January 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/elephants-dying-plastic-waste-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste at an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the area, after two more were found dead over the weekend -end. Around 20 elephants have died in the past eight years … Read more

Sweden’s PM Andersson tests positive for COVID: Live News | Coronavirus pandemic News

Sweden’s PM Andersson tests positive for COVID: Live News | Coronavirus pandemic News

Swedish Social Democratic Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to her spokesperson. Andersson, 54, is one of several party leaders to have tested positive for the virus in the wake of a debate in parliament earlier this week while Sweden’s king, queen and crown princess have all been hit with infections … Read more

Bookstores in Eastern States Face Staff Shortage

Bookstores in Eastern States Face Staff Shortage

January 12, 2022 @booksandpublishing After a Christmas plagued by supply issues, booksellers in Eastern Australia, like all retailers, face staffing issues due to Covid infections and contact isolation . On Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Farrells closed last weekend due to a staff shortage due to Covid and informed customers of its schedules for the … Category: … Read more

COVID: Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread | Coronavirus pandemic News

Five million residents in China’s central city of Anyang have started home confinement in a new lockdown to curb the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to state media. China’s city of Xi’an, a city of 13 million people, was also placed under lockdown in late December. Elsewhere, British Prime … Read more