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North Korea launches sixth unidentified projectile in under a month

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off the coast of Japan Sunday morning, the sixth launch by the Kim Jong Un regime in less than a month.
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16 Hong Kong domestic workers were infected by their employers who traveled internationally

The Hong Kong government issued guidance on January 30 asking the city's 390,000 domestic workers to remain at home on their day off, when typically they would congregate in large groups in public spaces.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News


Love under lockdown: The couples pushed together and kept apart by coronavirus

Henny Ansell is effectively in a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend -- but her boyfriend is only a few miles away.
Tags: Asia, News, Henny Ansell


Dozens of young women in South Korea were allegedly forced into sexual slavery on an encrypted messaging app

The word slave was written across lower stomach of one girl. Another was made to bark like a dog while naked.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News


North Koreal launches sixth unidentified projectile in under a month

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off the coast of Japan Sunday morning, the sixth launch by the Kim Jong Un regime in less than a month.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, North Korea, Kim Jong


LPGA players face distinct stress from delays due to coronavirus

Alana Uriell tried to sneak onto a golf course the other day. The second-year LPGA Tour member ventured out onto Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, her home course, which this week was supposed to host the LPGA’s Kia Classic. That tournament, like six others so far, was postponed by the LPGA. Earlier, in February, the tour also canceled three stops in Asia because of the growing coronavirus outbreak that now has shuttered scores of golf courses throughout Southern California, Aviara included. Itching...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Australia, China, Singapore, Sports, Sport, Netflix, Thailand, Soccer, New York Times, Hsbc, Pga, Pga Tour, Nba, Sports Illustrated


Asia virus latest: People return to China epicentre, security talks off

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. AFP saw crowds of passengers arriving at Wuhan railway station on Saturday, most wheeling suitcases alongside them. A top Asian security conference that gathers defence ministers -- including from the US and China -- and senior military officials was cancelled due to the pandemic.
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Asia virus latest: China epicentre starts to reopen, security talks off

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. People are now allowed to enter Wuhan but not leave. A top Asian security conference that gathers defence ministers -- including from the US and China -- and senior military officials was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Tags: Asia, News, China, US, Wuhan


Singapore threatens 6 months in jail for breaking social distancing laws

Singapore has introduced new laws governing social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak that could see offenders serve six months in jail.
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore


As coronavirus cases spike worldwide, China is closing itself off

China is closing its border to most foreigners amid fears of imorted novel coronavirus cases causing a second outbreak in the country where the infection was first detected.
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Analysts lay out the financial damage each of Disney's businesses could face, as it closes parks 'until further notice' and delays films (DIS)

Disney is one of the media companies most threatened by the coronavirus because of its large theme park and theatrical businesses. Wall Street analysts at Bernstein, Needham, Rosenblatt Securities, and UBS have started crunching the numbers to figure out how much of a hit the company could take from the outbreak. Disney's usually stable theme-park business risks nearly $2 billion in revenue if the company is forced to close its parks worldwide for a full month. Two of the company's most profi...
Tags: Asia, Disney, US, Trends, Italy, Ubs, Espn, Disneyland, Hulu, Disneyland Paris, Bernstein, Disney World, Needham, The Walt Disney Company, Disney Plus, COVID


BTS postpones US tour including Rose Bowl dates as coronavirus threat stays high

Fans of BTS will have to wait a bit longer to see the global superstars on stage after the K-pop boy band announced it has postponed its North American tour dates due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The group had been slated to play three nights at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on May 2-3 and May 5, after opening its U.S. tour in Santa Clara at the end of April. As the pandemic spread from Asia to Europe and finally the United States, those shows seemed increasingly unlikely as other larg...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Elton John, Pasadena, Santa Clara, Rose Bowl, Concerts, Thon, Microsoft Theater, Chino Hills


Chinese arrivals to U.S. plummet in February as coronavirus forces travel curbs

Arrival data from the International Trade Administration (ITA) also said the number of Chinese travelers in the first two months of 2020 fell 35.4% to 353,911 from a year earlier. U.S. airlines started extending China flight cancellations https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-united/u-s-airlines-extend-china-flight-cancelations-into-late-april-idUSKBN20703W early in February after the government placed restrictions on travelers who had visited China. The total number of overseas arri...
Tags: Asia, News, China, International Trade Administration ITA


BBC Studios Strikes Content Deal With China’s Huawei

BBC Studios and China’s Huawei Video have struck a deal in which British TV content is supplied to Huawei consumer mobile devices in 26 countries. The deal was announced to coincide with the launch of Huawei’s P40 cell phone. Some 300 hours of drama, comedy and factual shows will be available to stream via Huawei’s […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Bbc, Huawei, Bbc Studios, Huawei Video


Analysts stress test 5 major media companies whose stock has cratered, including Disney and Fox, and forecast their potential to bounce back

Wall Street analysts are tallying up the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken media conglomerates like Disney and Fox — and the key drivers that could help them in this period of economic turmoil. Combined, Disney, Fox, ViacomCBS, Discovery, and AMC Networks lost $92 billion in market value since the last market high on Feb. 19, largely thanks to Disney. We break down the impact on each of these companies, based on separate reports released this week by firms Bernstein, CFRA Research, and U...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, Amc, Walking Dead, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Nba, Ubs, Cbs, Fox News, Ken Burns


China Is Pushing a ‘Zero’ Myth on COVID-19

Chinese president Xi Jinping has a new slogan: “Zero” — the goal of reducing to zero the number of cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, aka COVID-19. Reaching zero is crucial to achieving his broader goal of global leadership and domination. Xi must show the world that the totalitarian Chinese political system is vindicated by the defeat of the virus. The truth about COVID-19 inside China is the greatest obstacle to his ambition.For years now, Beijing has tried to position China under the Communist P...
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, China, Bbc, Cnn, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Harvard University, United Nations, Chinese communist party, Party, Xinjiang, Wall Street Journal, Liu Xiaobo, Wuhan


How the coronavirus is impacting the advertising business as sports TV viewing evaporates, events are cancelled, and consumers stop spending

The coronavirus pandemic is upending the advertising business, along with other swaths of the economy. Here is a breakdown of how the pandemic is impacting advertising, from events cancellations to buzzy startups whose sales are tanking. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The advertising business has been upended by the coronavirus, along with other sectors of the global economy. Events and in-person pitch meetings have been cancelled, advertisers have hit the breaks in spend...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Barack Obama, Trends, Fox, Nba, Hilton, Ncaa, Silicon Valley, Publicis, WPP, McCann, JPMorgan Chase, IPG


WarnerMedia and Sony-Backed Asian Streamer Hooq Files For Liquidation

Hooq, the multi-territory streaming service in Asia backed by WarnerMedia and Sony, filed Friday for voluntary liquidation in Singapore. In recent weeks it had been reported that the company had failed to make full remittances to some of its in-production original series. The company was started in 2015 and remains majority controlled by Singaporean phone […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Global, Sony, Hooq, WarnerMedia


The good, the bad, and the ugly: Analysts stress test 5 major media businesses including Disney and Fox whose stock has cratered and forecast their potential to bounce back

Wall Street analysts are tallying up the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken media conglomerates like Disney and Fox — and the key drivers that could help them in this period of economic turmoil. Combined, Disney, Fox, ViacomCBS, Discovery, and AMC Networks lost $92 billion in market value since the last market high on Feb. 19, largely thanks to Disney. We break down the impact on each of these companies, based on separate reports released this week by firms Bernstein, CFRA Research, and U...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, Amc, Walking Dead, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Nba, Ubs, Cbs, Fox News, Ken Burns


The coronavirus has ravaged media. Analysts dissect how 5 major companies like Disney and Fox have been affected and the key drivers that could help them recover.

Wall Street analysts are tallying up the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken media conglomerates like Disney and Fox — and the key drivers that could help them in this period of economic turmoil. Combined, Disney, Fox, ViacomCBS, Discovery, and AMC Networks lost $92 billion in market value since the last market high on Feb. 19, largely thanks to Disney. We break down the impact on each of these companies, based on separate reports released this week by firms Bernstein, CFRA Research, and U...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, Amc, Walking Dead, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Nba, Ubs, Cbs, Fox News, Paramount


Insiders say $2 billion startup Deliveroo is frustrated its Amazon funding is under lengthy competition scrutiny even as it helps fight COVID-19

UK food delivery unicorn Deliveroo is frustrated that it is still undergoing a competition probe, even as it volunteers its help to the UK government to tackle COVID-19. Deliveroo has been under investigation since 2019, after Amazon led a $575 million investment into the company. The probe is expected to conclude in June 2020. The company is separately in discussions with the government about using its network of delivery riders to drop off care packages for the elderly and vulnerable as the ...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Europe, UK, London, Trends, Cma, Deliveroo, Will Shu, McDonald, Shu, Nando, Uber and Amazon, Amazon Deliveroo, COVID


Sony Takes Stock of Corovavirus Impact, as Cinemas Close Around Asia

Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony said that the coronavirus has not – yet – caused it to change its financial guidance it has provided for the financial year, which ends in just a few days. Its games unit has escaped lightest so far. But the movie business at Sony, and in Asia, continues to […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Sony, Toho, CJ CGV, Coronavirus, Sony Takes Stock of Corovavirus Impact


#Saudi struggles to find buyers for extra crude as demand dives: sources - Reuters

Saudi struggles to find buyers for extra crude as demand dives: sources - Reuters:Saudi Arabia is struggling to find customers for its extra oil as demand plummets due to the coronavirus and freight rates surge, industry sources said, undermining the kingdom’s bid to seize market share from rivals by expanding production.Royal Dutch Shell and U.S. refiners were taking less Saudi crude, Finland’s Neste was not taking any in April and Indian refiners had sought delayed deliveries, the sources said...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Royal Dutch Shell, Finland, Neste, Sinopec, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Unipec, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Asia's stockbrokers swamped as retail investors dive in, bet on post-virus bounce

Crashing markets are driving the biggest rush from Asian retail investors into stocks in a decade or more, brokers say, as bargain-hunting and a fear of missing out prompts a scramble to "buy the dip".
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews


Legume Love Affair

Stocked up on dry beans recently? Judging by the empty shelves anointed with “sold out” and “temporary shortage” placards replacing usual price tags, you’re certainly not alone. Always one step behind the trend, pickings were already slim by the time I got motivated to hit the grocery store. A few bedraggled sacks of dusty pinto beans looked the most promising, which isn’t saying much. Nothing against the little legume, but it doesn’t inspire the same way that, say, chickpeas do. They’re not qui...
Tags: Food, Asia, Europe, Cook, Georgia, Recipe, Baking, Dinner, Healthy, Vegan, Omega, Stew, Beans, Cook Time, Peach State, Entree


Deep Dive: Asia Performance in the Time of COVID-19 | By Laura Resco

COVID-19 swept through Asia first. Chinese health officials first reported the outbreak to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Dec. 31, 2019, and the rapid spread of the virus prompted aggressive containment measures across the entire region. The impact on the hotel industry was swift and severe, because many Asian travel markets rely heavily on Chinese visitor demand.
Tags: Travel, Asia, World Health Organization WHO, Laura Resco


Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of tourists escaping cold weather in Europe were scrambling this week to find alternative ways to return home from the Thai island of Phuket in the Adaman Sea. Ksenia Vostriakova and her friends were schedu...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Thailand, Nepal, Moscow, Mount Everest, Singapore Airlines, Phuket, Adaman Sea, Ksenia Vostriakova


Streaming service Hooq files for liquidation

On-demand video streaming service Hooq said on Friday it has filed for liquidation after it failed to grow rapidly and cover its increasing operating costs. Hooq Digital, a joint venture between Singapore telecom group Singtel (majority owner), Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros Entertainment, said the company sailed through “significant structural changes” in the on-demand video streaming market for five years but is now struggling to provide sustainable returns to investors. “Global and local c...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Media, Singapore, India, Disney, Tech, Philippines, Sony Pictures, Singtel, Hooq, Warner Bros Entertainment, Hotstar, India Indonesia Thailand Singapore, Slator Yvan Hennecart Head


Asia stocks ride stimulus hopes higher but dollar left behind

Asian stocks rose on Friday as investors wagered policymakers will roll out more stimulus measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic after U.S. unemployment filings surged to a record.
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Edward Snowden warns 'bio-surveillance' may outlast coronavirus

Edward Snowden is a former CIA contractor who exposed NSA mass surveillance programs. In a recent interview, Snowden expressed concern over the ways in which governments are using technology to track the spread of the virus. These new tracking measures may someday be repurposed to advance governments' mass surveillance programs, Snowden warned. As governments turn to technology to help contain the spread of COVID-19, privacy advocates are expressing concern over how new bio-surveillance prac...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, South Korea, Technology, Snowden, Government, Nsa, White House, China, US, Virus, Surveillance, United States, Edward Snowden, Innovation, Disease