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Global food crisis ‘will kill millions’ by disease, health executive warns

The knock-on effects of the food shortages mean many will die not only of starvation but from having weaker defenses against diseases

Green group rejects push for revival of Philippine mining industry

The outgoing economic team of President Rodrigo Duterte pressed for the revival of the mining industry to generate more jobs

Thailand to drop mask rule, foreign tourist registration

Thailand's relaxation on facemasks comes after similar moves by regional peers including Cambodia and Singapore

Black Death origin mystery solved… 675 years later

The start of the Black Death has been linked to a so-called "Big Bang" event

Caritas Internationalis calls for waiver of trade-related COVID-19 vaccine property rights

Caritas said it is “a basic right for every person to have access to healthcare in all circumstances, especially during pandemics”

Court junks charges against urban poor residents who defied lockdown to...

The court said the residents were “within their rights when they went outside of their respective residences to plea for food”

Shanghai eases COVID curbs in step towards ending lockdown

After some rules were gradually relaxed, authorities began allowing residents in areas deemed low-risk to move around the city freely

North Korea punishes officials for failing to contain coronavirus

North Korea is in a state of “maximum emergency” after the spread of COVID-19 following a large-scale military parade in April

Pandemic creates new billionaires as more countries log higher poverty rates

573 people became new billionaires during the pandemic, at the rate of one every 30 hours

HIV ‘a silent epidemic’ amid COVID pandemic, says health advocate

The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed the HIV-AIDS issue after the government declared a national health emergency in 2020

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