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Japanese startup creates ‘connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

Tokyo, June 26, 2020 - As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected “smart...

Fashion masks a hit as Indonesians, Malaysians seek style in safety

Jakarta/Shah Alam, June 26, 2020- With no sign of the global coronavirus threat easing anytime soon, protective masks are fast becoming fashion accessories for...

Rock band Queen get postage stamp of approval

London, June 23, 2020 - British postage stamps which often portray the monarch will honor a different Queen in a new Royal Mail series...

Films aiming to win Oscars will need to meet diversity criteria, Academy says

Los Angeles, June 15, 2020 - The organization that hands out the Academy Awards said Friday it would form a group to develop diversity...

South Korean boyband BTS donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter

Seoul, June 7, 2020 - Popular South Korean band BTS donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against...

Books about racial discrimination become best-sellers as U.S. protests grow

Los Angeles, June 4, 2020 - From “White Fragility” to “The New Jim Crow,” literature about the history of racial discrimination in the United...

Asian Americans harassed over coronavirus, push back on streets, social media

New York, May 30, 2020 - A spike in harassment of Asian-Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began has led community activists in the United...

Disney plans to reopen Walt Disney World starting on July 11

Orlando, May 27, 2020 - Walt Disney Co plans to reopen the world’s largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July...

The drive-in movie stages a comeback in U.S. in coronavirus era

The drive-in movie, dismissed by many as a relic of an earlier time in America, is making a comeback as entertainment seemingly designed for...

Virtual Cheers! Japan's ‘nomikai' goes online for coronavirus time

Tokyo, May 13, 2020 - Launched amid the mounting scare over the coronavirus, a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties...