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33 articles published


Scared but desperate, Thai sex workers forced to the street

Asia Pacific Apr 5, 2020

Scared but desperate, Thai sex workers forced to the street

A shutdown to contain the coronavirus has killed Thailand's party scene and forced sex workers like Pim out of bars and onto desolate streets. She's scared but desperately needs customers to pay her rent. Red-light districts from Bangkok to Pattaya have gone quiet with night ...

Chinese students fleeing virus face uneasy reception back home

Asia Pacific Apr 5, 2020

Chinese students fleeing virus face uneasy reception back home

Chinese students flying home from overseas to escape the coronavirus pandemic face a frosty reception from sections of the public who view them as wealthy, spoiled — and potentially contaminated. The number of officially reported cases in China has dwindled dramatically over the last month, ...

Residents take coronavirus surveillance into their own hands

World Apr 5, 2020

Residents take coronavirus surveillance into their own hands

A week after Malaysia ordered a partial lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, construction supervisor Hafi Nazhan saw residents in his affluent Kuala Lumpur neighborhood jogging outside. He took photos of people flouting the stay-at-home order and published them on Twitter, receiving hundreds ...

Could Keir Starmer be U.K. Labour’s knight in dull armor?

World / Politics Apr 5, 2020

Could Keir Starmer be U.K. Labour’s knight in dull armor?

After a decade in the political wasteland, members of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party have chosen a moderate, unflashy lawyer as their new leader. Their hope is that turning the page on the socialist radical Jeremy Corbyn, who was resoundingly rejected by voters last ...

NBA's prospects for resuming season on the wane after CBA's move: report

NBA Apr 5, 2020

NBA's prospects for resuming season on the wane after CBA's move: report

The NBA's chances of resuming the 2019-20 season are growing smaller because of the global coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Brian Windhorst said. Speaking late Friday on "SportsCenter," Windhorst said NBA owners are increasingly pessimistic that play will resume. As a result, the league and the NBPA ...

World champion swimmer Adam Peaty adjusts to life with no pool

Swimming Apr 5, 2020

World champion swimmer Adam Peaty adjusts to life with no pool

Cyclists and rowers can stay in top shape in their personal gyms even during the coronavirus shutdown, but Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty has to make do with no pool. Britain's Peaty, an eight-time world champion, would have been preparing for the Tokyo Games had ...