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Chinese police say Tencent likely swindled by chilli sauce impostorsSHANGHAI: Chinese police on Wednesday said Tencent appears to have been duped by a group of people masquerading as representatives of China's best-known chilli oil maker, Lao Gan Ma, after the internet giant accused the latter of breaching a contract.
Dreams of Myanmar's 'unwashed' jade miners buried by disasterHPAKANT, Myanmar: Five Yay Ma Hsay -- or 'unwashed' as the jade miners of northern Myanmar are known -- arrived early Thursday at the pit to scrape out a living on a scraggy hillside, lured by the prospect of finding a stone that could transform their lives.
Study shows how quickly coronavirus spreads at homePARIS: The novel coronavirus is twice as infectious within households than similar diseases such as Sars, with a substantial number of additional infections spreading before a Covid-19 sufferer shows any symptoms, according to modelling released Thursday.
Plastic panicSightings of dolphins in canals, sea turtles laying eggs on the beach, and a clear sky as a result of reduced pollution may seem like silver linings amid all the devastation brought on by Covid-19. While humans may suffer, it looks as though nature and the environment are getting a much needed break to recover from all the human activities that have disrupted them in the past -- a positive impact from the lockdown, as it appears on the surface to be.
New breed of US survivalists prepped for collapseMATHIAS (UNITED STATES) - The narrow, worn track in West Virginia, close to the foothills of the Appalachians, leads to a camp set back in the woods, where a group of US survivalists began preparing for the collapse of civilization long before the arrival of the new coronavirus that has brought so much of the world to a halt.
Panic buying follows coronavirus across the globeHONG KONG - Shelves are being stripped bare of toilet rolls, hand sanitiser and surgical masks everywhere from Japan to France to the United States as panic buying criss-crosses the globe with the coronavirus, defying repeated calls for calm and disrupting supply chains.
In her viewThe art industry in Thailand is male-dominated. To support and empower female artists, Tongjit Torsuwan, aka Pang Torsuwan, decided to form the group HERspective. In the month of love, eight artists from the group joined forces to hold their first exhibition, "Her Love", in which the artists convey their love stories from different perspectives at Yelo House. Life spoke with four of them -- Pang Torsuwan; Atchalinee Kesornsook, aka Atchalinee; Onanong Kaewsomboon, aka Jang Onanong; and Wannaprapa Tungkasmith, aka Collagecanto -- about the power of love and their art.1
Vietnam's economy comes of ageVietnam in Southeast Asia is one of the best growing economies in the region. The country has become an attractive destination for investment from all over the globe. The trade wars between the US and China have certainly contributed to this outcome. Since the US has stopped cooperating with China in a number of industries, the profitability of manufacturing in China has fallen. As the general living standard has also increased, labour is cheaply available elsewhere. This has motivated manufacturers to find cheaper destinations, such as Vietnam.1
As the going gets tough, Indians get going ... to the moviesMUMBAI: As a prolonged economic slowdown forces Indians to curb spending on everything from underwear to automobiles, business in Bollywood has never been better -- offering audiences an escape from the increasingly grim daily grind.