Gabrielle Reyes

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Japan’s Child Population Hits All-Time Low

Japan’s child population reached an all-time low last month after almost five decades of consistent decline, Japanese government data released on Tuesday revealed.

Six-year-old Japanese elemetary student Seishi Nishida (C) raises his hand along with classmates at school in Tokyo on June 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images)

UAE Scientist Studying Coronavirus Antibodies in Camels

A scientist from the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is injecting dead samples of the Chinese coronavirus into camels to study antibodies produced by the animals in response, Al Arabiya reported on Monday.

Camels are seen during a beauty contest as part of the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 160 kilometres east of Riyadh, on January 19, 2018. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features races and camels beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. …

Leftists Call for Nationwide ‘Full Lockdown’ in India

Leftist politicians in India are calling for the country to enter a “full lockdown” to curb transmission of the Chinese coronavirus as India continues to battle a massive surge in coronavirus cases and deaths nationwide.

Relatives push a stretcher with the body of a victim who died due to the Covid-19 coronavirus past a funeral pyre at a cremation ground in New Delhi on May 5, 2021. (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP) (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Report: Australia to Review 99-Year Lease of Darwin Port to Chinese Firm

Australian defense officials are reviewing a Chinese firm’s 99-year lease of Darwin Port in northern Australia due to “national security” concerns, an Australian government source told Reuters on Monday. “Defense officials are looking into whether the Landbridge Group, which is

An Australian solider guards an area during a joint street patrol with Iraqi security forces in Sammawa, south of Baghdad June 22, 2006. REUTERS/Mohammed Jalil/Pool

China Denies Evidence that Slaves Make Its Solar Panels

Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities employed by solar panel plants in China’s western region of Xinjiang are working “of their own will” and paid a competitive salary China’s state-run Global Times claimed Thursday, refuting recent reports from Western media outlets and think tanks alleging the minorities operate under slave labor conditions.

Solar panels and wind turbines work in an integrated power station in Yancheng city, in Jiangsu province, on October 14, 2020, during a media tour organized by the local government. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

DR Congo Returns AstraZeneca Vaccines to U.N.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will return 1.3 million unused doses of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca to the U.N., it announced this week, after the country’s government failed to finalize a distribution plan for the vaccines.

Vials with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the novel coronavirus are pictured at the vaccination center in Nuremberg, southern Germany, on March 18, 2021. - Germany on March 15 halted the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine after reported blood clotting incidents in Europe, saying that a closer look was necessary. …

Australia Invests $580 Million Toward Military Upgrades, U.S. Alliance

Australia will invest $580 million to upgrade four of its northern military bases and expand “war gaming” exercises with the United States, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday. “Our focus is on pursuing peace, stability, and a free and

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Turkey Locks Down Citizens but Encourages Tourists to Roam

Foreign visitors will enjoy a “much more pleasant” experience visiting Turkish tourist sites over the next month while the nation endures a government-mandated coronavirus lockdown because the order has essentially freed up space at monuments for foreigners, Turkey’s tourism minister said Tuesday.

People Walk in front of the Hagia Sofia in Sultanahmet on April 24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. As peak tourism season approaches early booking figures and foreign demand suggest Turkey will reach a record of 40 million visitors in 2018. The tourism sector suffered big losses in 2016 due to …

Boko Haram Seizes 50 Villages Near Nigerian Capital

Members of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram have forcibly seized at least 50 villages near the Nigerian national capital of Abuja over the past three weeks, the governor of Nigeria’s Niger State said Monday.

Nigerian Army soldiers are seen driving on a military vehicle in Ngamdu, Nigeria, on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Audu Marte / AFP) (Photo by AUDU MARTE/AFP via Getty Images)

Turkey: Biden Has Frayed Relations with Ankara ‘Beyond Repair’

U.S. President Joe Biden has frayed relations between Ankara and Washington “beyond repair” with his recent statement using the word “genocide” to describe the 1915 Armenian genocide by Turkey, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency argued Tuesday.

Members of New York's Armenian community hold placards and shout slogans as they march though Manhattan on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, on April 24, 2021. - US President Joe Biden recognized the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, a watershed moment for descendants of the …

China Imposes ‘Anti-Spying Education,’ Surveillance on Sensitive Companies

The Chinese government announced a new “anti-espionage” regulation on Monday requiring Chinese companies and organizations “susceptible to foreign infiltration” to adopt new security measures. China’s Ministry of State Security issued the anti-spying edict on April 26. The order obligates various

A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard outside Beijing's No. 2 Intermediate Court where Hong Kong reporter Ching Cheong was sentenced to five years in jail for espionage on behalf of Taiwan, 31 August 2006. The verdict on Ching, who worked for Singapore's Straits Times newspaper, was handed down after a …

China Announces Toxic Water Ocean Dump After Criticizing Japan

The Chinese government is allowing toxic wastewater from a state-run power plant in northeastern China’s Liaoning province to flow into the Bohai Sea — a minor section of the Pacific Ocean’s Yellow Sea — despite recently criticizing Japan for its planned release of nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean.

This photo taken on December 22, 2020 shows garbage trucks lining up in front of a waste incineration power plant in Shenyang, in northeastern China's Liaoning province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)