According to UNICEF, most children in South Asia are exposed to extremely high temperatures

CNN — According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, nearly half a billion children in South Asia are exposed to extremely high temperatures as life-threatening heatwaves fueled by the climate crisis grow stronger and more frequent. In a press release Monday, UNICEF said its analysis of 2020 data showed an estimated 460 million children in … Read more

The Chinese spy service’s social media debut calls on “all members of society” to fight against espionage

Hong Kong CNN — China’s top-secret civilian espionage service has set up a public account on a major social media platform to call on “all members of society” to join its fight against espionage, offering rewards and protection for those who provide information. The Ministry of State Security oversees intelligence and counterintelligence both in China … Read more

As Japan joins US chip restrictions on China, some are uncomfortable in Tokyo

TOKYO/NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – Japan’s imposition of export controls on chipmaking tools, in line with US policy restricting China’s ability to produce advanced semiconductors, is worrying some Tokyo officials who believe US aggressive action could hamper coordination and unnecessarily provoke Beijing. Starting this week, Japan is restricting 23 types of devices, from machines … Read more

Hun Sen is the longest-serving head of state in Asia. He has sidelined critics and is on track to win Cambodian polls

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – Cambodians go to the polls on Sunday, with incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party securing all but a landslide victory thanks to effective crackdown and intimidation of any genuine opposition, which critics say has made a mockery of democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Asia’s longest-serving leader, Hun … Read more

Alipay and WeChat Pay now accept Visa and Mastercard for all payments in China

Hong Kong CNN — For international travelers, visiting China is now much easier. From Friday, Visitors can link their Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA) accounts to China’s most popular mobile payment platforms, allowing them to book taxis, ride the subway and pay for goods and services at millions of outlets across the nearly cashless country. … Read more

Canada tops day two of the Women’s World Cup as the Olympic champion meets Nigeria

CNN — The Women’s World Cup is finally here and the tournament’s second day of action has plenty of exciting storylines in store. Olympic champions Canada kick off their campaign in Friday’s opening match before one of the Women’s World Cup debutants – the Philippines – takes on the global event. Finally, the Spanish women … Read more

Countries home to 3.3 billion people spend more on debt than on health and schools | News on Poverty and Development

According to the UN, almost half of humanity lives in countries that spend more interest on debt than on health or education. According to a new report by the United Nations, about 3.3 billion people – almost half of humanity – now live in countries that spend more money on interest on their debt than … Read more

Ant Group assessment: Jack Ma’s speech cost Chinese company about $230 billion

Hong Kong CNN — Ant Group has announced a $78.5 billion share buyback, down about $230 billion, or 75%, from the valuation it reached almost three years ago before its IPO was blocked by Chinese regulators became. The company was co-founded by Jack Ma, as was e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (BABA). Ant and Alibaba’s combined … Read more

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Karim Khan says the world must not look away from Myanmar’s Rohingya

CNN — The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court told CNN on Friday that efforts to bring justice to the Rohingya must be accelerated and the world must not look away from the ongoing crisis. Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan visited Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. for four days this week to hear testimonies from survivors of … Read more

According to ANOC, the 2023 World Beach Games were canceled after Indonesia withdrew from hosting

CNN — The 2023 World Beach Games, due to be held in Bali next month, has been canceled after host Indonesia suddenly withdrew from the tournament. Three months earlier, world football’s governing body FIFA stripped Indonesia of the right to host the men’s U20 World Cup on the tourist island after objecting to Israel’s participation. … Read more