Tokyo Games organisers hang their recycled hats on sustainability

Plastic podiums, recycled medals, cardboard beds and fuel-cell buses make for a ‘beyond carbon neutral event’

Bandaged head raises questions about Kim Jong-un’s health

Images of North Korean leader provide fodder for those looking for clues

Chinese hackers ‘gained total control’ of telecom companies

Researchers say state-backed hacking groups waged campaign from 2017 to 2021

Indonesia urges Myanmar to approve ASEAN special envoy

ASEAN ministers met to finalise the envoy tasked with ending violence and promoting dialogue between Myanmar's junta and its opponents

Hong Kong anti-corruption watchdog charges pro-democracy singer

Anthony Wong is charged with "corrupt conduct" at a 2018 election rally in the latest legal action by authorities in the Chinese-ruled city

In China, pigs are being bred in 13-storey ‘hog hotels’

High-rise blocks can cut farmland use by a third compared with traditional farms with the same number of pigs

India likely to face third Covid-19 wave that could peak in October

The country may experience a worsening of its outbreak as soon as this month, researchers say

Delta variant poses biggest threat to China since start of pandemic in 2019

Wide spread indicates that the Covid-19 strain has been on the loose for some time and is alarming officials

Backlash against overseas workers is back on Singapore’s political agenda

Companies have come under heightened scrutiny as government cracks down on suspected preselection of foreigners for jobs

Australia prevents Reef from being listed as in danger due to climate change ... for now

The Great Barrier Reef’s status will be examined again at the Unesco World Heritage Committee's mid-2022 session

Hong Kong man jailed for nine years in first national security case

Former waiter Tong Ying-kit was accused of driving his motorcycle into three riot police last year while carrying a flag with a protest slogan

Sydney brings in the unarmed army to try to keep Covid-19 Delta strain at bay

State health minister Brad Hazzard says ‘we are seeing more families coming in with a family member who is presenting not alive but dead’

Japan aims to expand state of emergency

Expert panel approves plan to add three prefectures adjacent to Tokyo as coronavirus cases surge

Hong Kong joins the craze for cruising to nowhere

Seacations offer the city’s Covid-weary citizens an offshore alternative to staycations

Outspoken Chinese billionaire jailed for 18 years

Agriculture mogul Sun Dawu jailed for 'provoking trouble' amid China's ongoing clampdown on dissent

Myanmar ruler Min Aung Hlaing calls for help with Covid-19 from abroad

Junta leader says vaccinations need to be increased, through both donated doses and by developing domestic production

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