A taxi driver died from COVID-19 in Taiwan, officials say marking first such death on island and fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that IMF says could damage global growth.
Google parent Alphabet missed revenue expectations in the fourth quarter despite stellar growth at YouTube and in the cloud.
Small numbers of cases also have been found in Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the US, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France and Australia.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who was seeking a second four-year term, pitched herself as a defender of Taiwan's liberal values against the increasingly authoritarian shadow cast by Beijing under President Xi Jinping.
Taiwan to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections, which will set the course for the democratic island's ties with its neighbour China, which claims Taiwan as its territory.
Chief of general staff General Shen Yi-ming was killed after the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains near Taipei, according to the defence ministry.
The government’s revamp of the way it teaches students aims to ensure motivation to learn comes intrinsically rather than from the outside.
In the past 30 years, the island state has reduced the salary gap between male and female workers from 33 percent to 14 percent.
Meanwhile, Beijing slams a new US defence act, which includes measures to strengthen Washington's ties with Taiwan and support for Hong Kong's anti-government protestors, saying it "blatantly interfered" in China's internal affairs.
Beijing seeks normalcy in war-affected Yemen to ensure its flagship Belt and Road Initiative has safe access to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.
Canberra has been trying to neutralise China’s influence by banning foreign political donations and all covert foreign interference in domestic politics.
China's film regulator said in August it was blocking the country's movie industry from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards without giving a reason, in the latest sign of rising tensions between Beijing and the Chinese-claimed island.
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