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Long Covid now has a formal definition. Here’s 2021-10-06 08:57:44Health experts say long Covid is clearly of public health concern, given the substantial impact it has on society.

CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum 2021: The agenda 2021-10-06 07:40:26Building on the success of our special report, the week commencing Monday Oct. 18 will see CNBC’s first ever “Sustainable Future Forum.

Hong Kong's leader says national security law has 2021-10-06 06:17:28According to Hong Kong's top leader, who was appointed by Beijing, the city has entered a "favorable era" for Hong Kong to plan for its future.

These are the countries historically responsible for the 2021-10-06 05:47:06The U.S. — by some distance — was found to be responsible for the largest share of CO2 emissions from 1850 through to the present day.

China’s military activity near Taiwan increases risks of 2021-10-06 04:27:04The probability of an armed conflict in the Taiwan Strait remains "very low" but incursions increase risks of military accidents, said Neil Thomas

Here's a ranking of the world's 50 best 2021-10-06 03:37:53An annual list of the world's 50 best restaurants is back — and for the first time, one city dominated the top two spots.

U.S. tech investor Coatue is planning to set 2021-10-06 03:36:05U.S. hedge fund Coatue Management is planning to set up a new office in Europe as part of an effort to capitalize on the continent's growing tech ind

Japan's Nikkei falls 1%; New Zealand's central bank 2021-10-06 03:24:47The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Wednesday raised its official cash rate to 0.5%, among the first advanced economies to do so in the pandemic era.

Business insolvencies set to rise globally in 2022 2021-10-06 01:00:01Globally, business insolvencies are expected to jump 15% on year in 2022 following two consecutive years of decline, said trade credit insurer Euler H

Facebook says sorry for mass outage and reveals 2021-10-05 11:19:37Facebook has apologized for the mass outage that left billions of users unable to access Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger for several hours

Japan's Nikkei 225 drops more than 2%, paring 2021-10-05 03:28:57The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday announced its decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

U.S. will use all steps necessary to defend 2021-10-04 21:06:14Tai confirmed a CNBC report last week saying that the Biden administration believed that Beijing has not complied with the phase one trade deal.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for mosque bombing in New! 2021-10-16 07:59:21The Islamic State group says its members are responsible for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan

The seedy world of private lending in 'Squid New! 2021-10-16 06:00:22The popularity of "Squid Game" is inseparable from South Korea's very real crisis of mounting household debt, gaping inequality and a weak social s

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into the sky New! 2021-10-16 05:59:25A NASA spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore a record-setting eight asteroids.

China's Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docks for 6-month mission New! 2021-10-16 04:29:47Three astronauts entered China’s space station for a six-month mission, setting to work after successfully docking aboard their Shenzhou-13 spac

U.S. pledges to pay relatives of innocent Afghans 2021-10-15 23:08:50The State Department is trying to relocate the some of the family members to the United States. Ten people, including seven children, were killed in t

El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanos 2021-10-15 18:39:37At a geothermal power plant near the Tecapa volcano, computers make mathematical calculations verifying transactions for the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Why are U.K. and the EU still fighting 2021-10-15 16:53:42Britain and the European Union are once again trading insults and accusations as they wrangle over Brexit.

In surprise turnaround, Parkland school massacre suspect to 2021-10-15 11:31:51Lawyers for Nikolas Cruz say the 23-year-old plans to plead guilty to the murders of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in 2018.

Fatal stabbing of U.K. lawmaker was a terrorist 2021-10-15 10:45:34A member of Parliament was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents at a church in England, in what police said was a terrorist incident.

Suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills 2021-10-15 09:01:22Suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that was packed with worshipers attending Friday prayers, killing and wounding dozens of people.

Protests greet Italy's new requirement of COVID-19 passes 2021-10-15 08:10:45Italy's new rule requiring employees to have a COVID-19 pass to access their workplaces is one of the strictest anti-coronavirus measures in Europe.

Boy Scouts sex abuse victims vote on $1.9-billion 2021-10-15 08:00:31Opponents of the plan say the settlement lets the Boy Scouts off the hook for billions in damages from decades of abuse.

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US Law Firm Drops Work on Hong Kong 2021-10-15 16:28:41A U.S. law firm said on Friday it had withdrawn from helping a Hong Kong university remove a statue honoring slain Tiananmen Square protesters after t

Former Job Is Key in Case Against American 2021-10-15 15:40:13An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news servic

ASEAN Ministers Meet to Discuss Stuttering Myanmar Peace 2021-10-15 11:01:27Southeast Asian foreign ministers began a special meeting Friday to try to address a political crisis in Myanmar, with some countries set to push for

In Indonesia, Predatory Loan Apps Boom Amid Pandemic 2021-10-15 09:16:00Scammers have long preyed upon the economically vulnerable. But in Indonesia, economic hardship and increased online activity during the COVID pandemi

Russia Tries to Boost Asia Ties to Counter 2021-10-15 08:13:31Russia is attempting to expand its influence in Southeast Asia through meetings and plans with Association of Southeast Asian Nations members, say ana

Young Australians Demand Stronger Climate Action 2021-10-15 03:13:06Thousands of students and schoolchildren are expected to attend dozens of rallies in Australia on Friday demanding urgent action on climate change.

Facebook Objects to Releasing Private Posts About Myanmar’s 2021-10-14 20:10:56Facebook was used to spread disinformation about the Rohingya, the Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, and in 2018 the company began to delete posts, a

Microsoft to Shut Down LinkedIn in China Over 2021-10-14 12:30:48Microsoft will close LinkedIn in China later this year, the company announced Thursday. The professional networking site, which started operating in

Overnight Building Blaze in Taiwan Raged for Hours, 2021-10-14 08:30:27A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, a

Taliban: China is Ready to Invest Billions in 2021-10-14 05:53:11China wants to invest billions of dollars in Afghanistan if the Taliban guarantee security for their workers and their assets. This, according to the

India Dismisses Chinese Objections to Leaders’ Visit to 2021-10-14 05:44:34Days after talks to resolve a 17-month military standoff between India and China stalled, the Asian rivals are involved in a new war of words over a r

Record COVID-19 Cases Reported in Australia’s Second Most 2021-10-14 03:25:58Victoria state has Thursday reported 2,297 new local COVID-19 cases -- the highest number of daily infections recorded by any Australian state or terr

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Bisexual Superman comic ruffles feathers in Muslim-majority Indonesia 2021-10-14 23:11:19New Superman comics that depict the man of steel as bisexual are ruffling feathers in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority count

'Bangkok's Hamptons': Why Thailand's elite are buying beach 2021-10-14 23:00:01Worn out by coronavirus restrictions, pollution and traffic gridlock, wealthy Bangkok residents are buying up bolt-holes in the southern beach retreat

Japan dissolves parliament, setting stage for general election 2021-10-14 05:06:00TOKYO - Japan dissolved its parliament on Thursday (Oct 14), setting the stage for an election at the end of the month that will pit new Prime Ministe

Taiwan won't start a war with China, defence 2021-10-14 05:05:05TAIPEI - Taiwan will not start a war with China but will defend itself "full on", Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Thursday (Oct 14), amid a

Indonesia's Bali reopens to international tourists, but with 2021-10-14 05:05:00DENPASAR - Indonesia's holiday island of Bali reopened to foreign tourists after 18 months of pandemic hiatus on Thursday (Oct 14), but the isla

Indian doctors save father-of-two by transplanting liver for 2021-10-14 02:14:33The proud new owner of a third-hand liver says he’s “feeling good and hoping for a full recovery” following a landmark surgical proc

Myanmar military won't allow Asean envoy to meet 2021-10-14 01:42:32Myanmar's ruling military has not blocked a special Southeast Asian envoy from visiting the country but will not allow him to meet detained former le

Suicides among Japanese children at record high during 2021-10-14 01:41:30TOKYO - Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than four decades, local media have reported, citing the country's education m

Death by snakebite: New murder weapon of choice 2021-10-13 22:09:27There’s a new weapon of choice for cold-blooded Indian murderers: venomous snakes. Indian courts have warned of a disturbing new trend in which

Difficult customer? Buffalo charges into woman at Thai 2021-10-13 06:35:00A 'difficult customer' recently left a trail of destruction in its path at an electronics store in Chiang Mai, Thailand. TikTok user than

Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him 2021-10-12 23:54:44Myanmar's deposed president testified on Tuesday (Oct 12) that the military tried to force him to relinquish power hours before its Feb 1 coup, warni

Can Thailand beat Malaysia and Singapore in the 2021-10-12 23:07:18Thailand wants wealthy foreigners to settle down in the Southeast Asian nation after the pandemic, and is looking to lure them with possible perks inc

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