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Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in city, health officials say

Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in...

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Health chief Sophia Chan says authorities will continue to monitor situation closely but does not reveal what types of vaccine or medication are...
Climate change may increase risk of new infectious diseases, especially in Asia, Africa

Climate change may increase risk of new infectious diseases, especially in Asia, Africa

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A new study brings together the two most pressing global concerns and suggests over 3,000 mammal species might migrate and share viruses over...
China’s semiconductor value chain facing more disruption risk as Shanghai extends lockdown to residential area near its ‘Silicon Valley’

China’s semiconductor value chain facing more disruption risk as Shanghai extends lockdown to residential...

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China’s semiconductor supply chain is facing fresh risks after the local authority in Zhangjiang, known as Shanghai’s Silicon Valley, extended a strict lockdown...
Thousands of US intelligence officers refusing Covid-19 vaccine mandate risk being fired

Thousands of US intelligence officers refusing Covid-19 vaccine mandate risk being fired

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Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the US government’s vaccine mandate, leading some Republican lawmakers to...
Australia getting nuclear subs via Aukus ‘ups risk of conflict near China’

Australia getting nuclear subs via Aukus ‘ups risk of conflict near China’

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The new security partnership to help Australia acquire its first fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will add risks of military conflicts in waters close...
Coronavirus Hong Kong: experts call for stepped-up testing for high-risk individuals amid Delta’s spread; city confirms 4 new cases

Coronavirus Hong Kong: experts call for stepped-up testing for high-risk individuals amid Delta’s spread;...

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Unvaccinated Hong Kong residents at higher risk of coronavirus-related complications should undergo testing every week as an added precaution against the more contagious...
National security law: Hong Kong schools remove books at risk of breaking Beijing-decreed legislation

National security law: Hong Kong schools remove books at risk of breaking Beijing-decreed legislation

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Hong Kong schools are removing books from their libraries over the summer break that may violate the national security law, including titles targeted...
Huawei 5G ban is upheld by Swedish court in further blow to Chinese telecoms giant’s European plans

Huawei 5G ban is upheld by Swedish court in further blow to Chinese telecoms...

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A Swedish court has upheld a ban on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies selling 5G equipment in the country.Sweden’s regulator, the Post and...
Will Russia invade Ukraine? ‘Low to medium’ risk in next few weeks, US general says

Will Russia invade Ukraine? ‘Low to medium’ risk in next few weeks, US general...

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There was a “low to medium” risk that Russia would invade Ukraine over the next few weeks, the top US general in Europe...
Fragile Venice lagoon still at risk even after decree diverting cruise ships, activists say

Fragile Venice lagoon still at risk even after decree diverting cruise ships, activists say

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Activists opposed to cruise ships in Venice are seeking a meeting with the Italian government to argue that its latest proposal to divert...
Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns ‘natural’ hair dyes are not always risk free

Hong Kong consumer watchdog warns ‘natural’ hair dyes are not always risk free

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Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that more than half of a sampling of 26 different at-home hair dyes – many of them...
Lockdown: SA shuts 20 land ports of entry amid growing risk of Covid-19 infections

Lockdown: SA shuts 20 land ports of entry amid growing risk of Covid-19 infections

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Twenty land ports of entry will be closed for general traffic, with a few exceptions, to reduce people being exposed to Covid-19 in...
Hong Kong researchers claim breakthrough method can detect autism risk by scanning back of eye

Hong Kong researchers claim breakthrough method can detect autism risk by scanning back of...

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Researchers in Hong Kong say they have developed a world-first method to detect autism in children by scanning and analysing the back of...
Coronavirus: World Health Organization lists Nigeria and 12 others as top risk African countries

Coronavirus: World Health Organization lists Nigeria and 12 others as top risk African countries

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The World Health Organisation have listed Nigeria and twelve other nations as high-risk African countries for coronavirus. Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia,...