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People with Neanderthal DNA run a higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19
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People with Neanderthal DNA run a higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19

The potentially dangerous string of DNA is not evenly distributed today across the globe with some 16 percent of Europeans carrying it and the highest — 63 percent — found in Bangladesh.

Coronavirus cases in Asia rise to 2,50,000, accounting for 7% of global infections; Singapore, India, Pakistan worst-affected
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Coronavirus cases in Asia rise to 2,50,000, accounting for 7% of global infections; Singapore, India, Pakistan worst-affected

Coronavirus cases in Asia rose to a quarter of a million, according to a Reuters tally, driven by outbreaks in Singapore, Pakistan and India, even as China, South Korea and Japan significantly slowed the spread of the disease

Black customers asked to change tables at Chicago restaurant; attorney demands training of employees for 'racially charged situations'
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Black customers asked to change tables at Chicago restaurant; attorney demands training of employees for 'racially charged situations'

An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color urged the restaurant chain Tuesday to make wholesale changes to avoid a discrimination lawsuit

Asian elephants are forming gangs to survive threats from human-occupied areas
science

Asian elephants are forming gangs to survive threats from human-occupied areas

Asian elephants normally live in mixed-sex groups till they reach mating age, after which they move out as lone rangers.

UK Sikh soccer fan racially targetted for supporting British team during World Cup
India

UK Sikh soccer fan racially targetted for supporting British team during World Cup

A Sikh football fan has been targeted in a vile and racist letter due to his "skin colour" after he put up British flags on his shop window, according to media reports.

Japan Airlines to launch low-cost carrier ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, to focus on Asian air hubs
Business

Japan Airlines to launch low-cost carrier ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, to focus on Asian air hubs

Japan's formerly state-owned flag carrier will focus on middle-distance flights between Narita International Airport and other Asian air hubs as well as connections to Europe and the Americas,

Automated passport system rejects application of Asian descent in New Zealand; asks him to open eyes
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Automated passport system rejects application of Asian descent in New Zealand; asks him to open eyes

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.

Trump presidency to create high anxiety among Asian allies
| Reuters
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Trump presidency to create high anxiety among Asian allies | Reuters

By Linda Sieg and Ju-min Park | TOKYO/SEOUL TOKYO/SEOUL Republican Donald Trump's victory in the U.S.

Honda working on an all-new seven-seater SUV
Auto

Honda working on an all-new seven-seater SUV

Honda will unveil the new seven-seater SUV at the sixth Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS)

Diversity efforts by Google show scant progress
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Diversity efforts by Google show scant progress

Alphabet's Google on Thursday released data on its two-year-old initiative to create a more diverse U.S. workforce, saying it had more black, Latino and female employees but still lagged its goal of mirroring the population.

Iranian president raps Trump's proposed Muslim ban as pretext - state TV 
| Reuters
World

Iranian president raps Trump's proposed Muslim ban as pretext - state TV | Reuters

ANKARA The president of Shi'ite Muslim Iran criticised U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Wednesday for urging a ban on Muslims entering the United States "on the pretext of countering terrorism", suggesting the call was hypocritical.

Huge crowds converge for pope Mass in Manila park
World

Huge crowds converge for pope Mass in Manila park

MANILA (Reuters) - Huge crowds converged on a Manila park on Sunday to see Pope Francis wrap up his Asian trip with an outdoor Mass expected to draw one of the largest crowds in Philippine history. Organisers say as many as six million people may attend the afternoon service at Manila's Rizal Park, more than the some five million who flocked to a Mass by Pope John Paul 20 years ago in Asia's largest Catholic country. Faithful began arriving at the sprawling park on Saturday night to get good places and police expect the crowd to flow over into surrounding areas

Thailand a narcotics hub, said to have worst drug situation among Asian countries
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Thailand a narcotics hub, said to have worst drug situation among Asian countries

Thai Justice Minister Paiboon Khumchaya has said that the country has the worst drug situation among all ASEAN members.

US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Mehta as federal judge
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US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Mehta as federal judge

Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position.

U.S. sees N.Korean leader's absence, talks as tactical
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U.S. sees N.Korean leader's absence, talks as tactical

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surprise visit by a senior North Korea delegation to South Korea and the disappearance from public view of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the past month have triggered speculation about Kim's health and the stability of his government. But U.S

Insight - Chinese troops play symbolic role in Hong Kong drama over democracy
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Insight - Chinese troops play symbolic role in Hong Kong drama over democracy

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Major General Tan Benhong, the commander of the People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong, was a picture of uniformed calm as he shared champagne toasts with Chinese officials on Wednesday at local celebrations marking China's national day. The streets surrounding the bash at the Hong Kong Convention Centre presented a starkly different scene as thousands of protesters escalated the most sustained push for full democracy since China took Hong Kong back from Britain in 1997. As the protests enter their second week amid fresh signs of street violence, some demonstrators and ordinary Hong Kong citizens fear Tan's troops could eventually be ordered to crush a movement unthinkable on the mainland

Hong Kong democracy protesters start to pull back, fear government crackdown
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Hong Kong democracy protesters start to pull back, fear government crackdown

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters remained in a tense stalemate with the Hong Kong government late on Sunday after authorities warned they were determined to get the Asian financial hub back to work after more than a week of unrest. Some protesters left the Mong Kok area of the city, pulling back from the scene of recent clashes with those who back the pro-Beijing government. But many hundreds more remained, disputing reports on social media that their leaders had called for them to leave

Syrian border town still under siege by Islamic State despite allied air strikes
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Syrian border town still under siege by Islamic State despite allied air strikes

MURSITPINAR/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it. U.S.-led coalition warplanes had struck at Islamic State targets overnight to halt the insurgents' advance and Saturday's barrages were less intense than the previous day.

You can keep your medal: Sarita Devi is not alone, others have said 'no' too
Sports

You can keep your medal: Sarita Devi is not alone, others have said 'no' too

For an individual to take on the governing bodies because they'd rather keep their pride than medals that they feel they don't deserve requires guts that go beyond the normal.

Hong Kong leader refuses to resign but offers talks with protesters
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Hong Kong leader refuses to resign but offers talks with protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying defied pro-democracy protesters' demands to step down by Friday, and repeated police warnings that the consequences would be serious if they sought to surround or occupy government buildings. Leung, speaking to reporters just minutes before an ultimatum for him to resign expired, also said that Chief Secretary Carrie Lam would hold a meeting with students soon to discuss political reforms.