Australia says Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast ‘concerning’

Australia says Chinese spy ship's presence off west coast 'concerning'

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence ship was tracked off Australia’s west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defense facility, Australia said on Friday, raising concern amid an election campaign about China’s assertive behavior in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Chinese navy vessel was not in Australian territorial … Read more

North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and millions of thousands have shown fever symptoms, state media said on Friday, offering hints at the potentially dire scale of country’s first confirmed outbreak of the pandemic. About 187,800 people are being treated in isolation after … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Journalist’s wounded colleague blames Israel for death Israel says Palestinian gunmen likely shot her JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, with … Read more

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was … Read more