China Eastern crash investigation considers intentional action – sources

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Investigators investigating the crash of a China Eastern Airlines plane (600115.SS) are examining whether it was due to intentional action on the flight deck, without any evidence of a technical malfunction, informed two people. on the question said. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that flight data from one … Read more

Explainer: Why Indonesia’s Palm Oil Export Ban Hasn’t Cooled Cooking Oil Prices

May 17 (Reuters) – Indonesia, the world’s biggest exporter of palm oil, has since April 28 halted shipments of edible oil in a bid to flood the domestic market with supplies to control the surge in cooking oil price. Despite these harsh policies that have shaken edible oil markets and cost hundreds of millions of … Read more

Pakistan hit by deadly cholera outbreak as heatwave grips South Asia

Temperatures in parts of Pakistan and India have hit record highs in recent weeks, putting the lives of millions at risk as the effects of the climate crisis reverberate across the subcontinent. Cholera cases were first identified in Pir Koh, a remote mountain town in Balochistan province, on April 17. Since then, more than 2,000 … Read more

North Korea mobilizes military, steps up tracing amid COVID surge

SEOUL, May 17 (Reuters) – North Korea has mobilized its military to distribute COVID medicine and deployed more than 10,000 health workers to help trace potential patients, as it battles a wave of coronavirus , state media KCNA reported on Tuesday. The isolated country is grappling with its first recognized COVID-19 outbreak, which it confirmed … Read more

Sri Lanka hit by crisis until its last day of petrol, new PM warns

Sri Lanka’s new prime minister has said the cash-strapped island nation has run out of fuel as he said the country desperately needs to secure $75 million in foreign currency in the coming days to pay for essential imports, including medicines. “We are running out of gasoline… At the moment we only have stocks of … Read more

What we know (and don’t know) about North Korea’s Covid outbreak

North Korea reported 21 more deaths and 174,440 new “fever cases” on Friday, according to state media KCNA, although it did not say how many deaths and cases were Covid-related, likely in due to the country’s extremely limited testing capacity. But given the opaque nature of the regime and the country’s isolation from the world … Read more

With an eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes the opportunity to open up

The tables at his restaurant in the Taiwanese capital are teeming with customers, waiters are busy with dishes of calamari soup and rice noodles, and conversations and laughter fill the air. Chen considers himself lucky. Taiwan is allowing restaurants like his to remain open despite a wave of Covid infections – hitting more than 60,000 … Read more