Facebook and Google are fast becoming “human rights-free zones” in Vietnam, Amnesty International warned on December 1, accusing the tech titans of helping censor peaceful dissent and political expression in the country.
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a 12-year high, according to official figures released on November 30 that drew a chorus of condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government.
President-elect Joe Biden’s victories in Arizona and Wisconsin were certified on November 30, further cementing his win even as Donald Trump continues to make baseless claims of vote fraud.
Some 3,000 people began returning to their homes and deserted farms in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno on December 1, six years after fleeing jihadist violence and despite a weekend massacre that underscored the security risks they still face.
Opposition protesters in Belarus took to the streets of the capital Minsk on November 29 in the latest of three months of demonstrations against the re-election of strongman president Alexander Lukashenko.
Indonesia’s Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted on November 29, belching a column of smoke and ash 4km into the sky, triggering a flight warning and the closure of the local airport.
Hundreds of protesters marched on a barracks of Thailand’s royal guards unit on November 29 hoisting inflatable rubber ducks high above their heads, a whimsical show of force by a pro-democracy movement calling for curbs to the powe
A suspect in a robbery at a Government Housing Bank (GH Bank) branch in Bangkok was arrested on November 28 by police from Bang Khun Thian station.
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on parents to stay cautious and patiently continue assisting their children in remote learning, suggesting that the majority of schools across the country would still be closed for the remainder of the year amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The US should prepare for a “surge upon a surge” in coronavirus cases as millions of travellers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned on November 29.