Category: World

50 journalists lost lives in 2020, says global NGO

At least 50 journalists were reported killed in 2020, more than one-third in the countries considered “at peace”, according to Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) — an international NGO that safeguards the right to freedom of information. 

New virus variant: Japan bans entry of foreigners

Japan on Monday suspended new entries of non-resident foreign nationals from “most of the world” as a precaution against a new variant of the coronavirus.

UN chief wants worldwide ‘state of climate emergency’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for a worldwide “state of climate emergency” to tackle global warming. (Mark Garten/UN Photo/Handout via Xinhua)

Pfizer Chief: No Corners Cut On Vaccine Testing

Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said Tuesday he understands concerns around the speed at which pharmaceutical companies have produced COVID-19 vaccines, but insisted that no corners had been cut. (AFP photo)

WHO: Crisis Not Over As Vaccine Rollout Starts

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that vaccines were no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis, as Russia started vaccinating its high-risk workers Saturday and other countries geared up for similar programmes. (AFP photo)

7 out of 10 richest people in world tech genius

Seven of the top 10 businessmen in the list of the world’s 500 richest people are engaged in technology, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index data. (Anadolu photo)

G20 leaders commit to strong post-Covid-19 era

The Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit held under the term presidency of Saudi Arabia ended Sunday with a commitment for a “strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive post-Covid-19 era”.

True Colors Film Festival 2020 offers remastered Filipino classic, other award-winning films

True Colors Film Festival runs online from 3 to 12 December 2020. Offering 30 award-winning features and short films from 15 countries including the Philippines, it is presented by The Nippon Foundation. (TCFF photo)

Allianz: Cyber crime brings expensive losses for companies, but internal failures most frequent cause of cyber claims

External attacks on companies result in the most expensive cyber insurance losses but it is employee mistakes and technical problems that are the most frequent generator of claims by number, a new report said. (Pixabay photo)