Wednesday, April 21, 2021



Apple expands repair provider program to 200 countries

Tech giant, Apple Inc., AAPL, is expanding its ‘Independent Repair Provider’, IRP, programme to more than 200 countries.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

ITF trains over 500,000 Nigerians in 4 years – Ari

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Joseph Ari, has said that the Fund has trained over 500,000 Nigerians in various skills in the last four years.

Philippines raises alarm as China deploys over 200 vessels in disputed sea

The Philippines has raised the alarm, alleging that China had deployed more than 200 vessels in a disputed reef in the West Philippines sea, reports said on Monday.

COVID-19: Russia donates 1,000 Sputnik V doses to Vietnam

Russia has donated 1,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam, marking the first time the vaccine was being delivered to the South-East Asian nation, state media said on Tuesday.

Japan to open fire on foreign vessels entering its territorial waters

The Japan Coastguard could henceforth open fire on any foreign vessels aiming to land on the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, local media reports said on Friday.

COVID-19: Vietnam to begin vaccinations March – Report

Vietnam will begin offering Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccinations in March, with frontline health workers and vulnerable citizens first on the list, according to state media, Tuoi Tre on Monday.

Vietnam jails journalists for ‘propaganda’ critical of state

A court in Vietnam, on Tuesday, sentenced three freelance journalists, known for their criticism of the government, to between 11 and 15 years in prison.

COVID-19: Singapore Airlines launches test, vaccination app

Singapore’s national airline is testing what it calls “a new digital health verification process,” which will allow passengers to present their coronavirus testing and vaccination status on their mobile or smart phones during travel.

Vietnamese Facebook user arrested for abusing democratic freedoms

Vietnamese authorities have arrested a Facebook user over posts deemed as anti-state and abusing democratic freedoms, state media reported on Friday.

Facebook, YouTube blamed over rise in Vietnam jailed activists

Amnesty International has taken aim at Facebook, YouTube and Google as the number of activists imprisoned for expressing their opinion online in Vietnam reaches a record high, a report said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Pakistan resumes flights to, from China, screens passengers for virus

Pakistan, on Monday, said it was resuming flights to and from China, three days after it suspended them because of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Minister dies after falling from 8-storey office building

Vietnam’s deputy minister of education died on Thursday morning after falling from the eighth floor of his office, the ministry said.

24 dead, 6 missing in Vietnam floods

The body of the last missing flood victim in south central Vietnam has been recovered, bringing the monthly death toll from floods in the...

Truck crash in Vietnam injures 11 Tourists

A coach carrying 16 South Korean tourists made a head-on collision with a container truck on Monday in Vietnam’s Central Da Nang city, injuring...

Information Minister suspended amidst corruption scandal

Vietnam Minister of Information and Communications, Truong Minh Tuan, was suspended on Monday for alleged involvement in a financial scandal at a state-owned telecom company, state media reported.

Sadness at Vietnam noodle shop where Bourdain dined with Obama

The owner of a Hanoi noodle shop where Anthony Bourdain slurped down 'bun cha' with former US president Barack Obama expressed her shock and...

Three dead as Typhoon Doksuri lashes central Vietnam

Typhoon Doksuri wreaked havoc on central Vietnam Friday, lashing the coast with fierce winds and heavy rains as tens of thousands were evacuated and...

Vietnam braces for ‘strongest storm in a decade’

Vietnam on Thursday ordered tens of thousands of people to evacuate its central coastal area as Typhoon Doksuri closed in, with officials predicting the...

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