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Philip Bruenn talks new episodes of first season of 'Studio City' Special

Actor and model Philip Bruenn chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about starring in the new episodes of the first season of "Studio City" on Amazon Prime.

India villagers celebrate Kamala Harris ahead of US inauguration

Connaught Place - Villagers from Kamala Harris's ancestral home in southern India made offerings of fruit, lit firecrackers and prepared hundreds of snacks in celebration of her swearing-in Wednesday as US vice president.

Key Thai opposition figure faces royal defamation charge

Bangkok - A Thai billionaire opposition figure was accused Wednesday of defaming the monarchy, a day after a court sentenced a former civil servant to more than 40 years in jail for lese majeste crimes.

Nepali climbers overcame 'treacherous' conditions to make history on K2

Skardu - A Nepali climbing team which made history at the weekend by becoming the first to summit the world's second-highest mountain in winter told Wednesday how they battled hurricane-force winds and freezing temperature to achieve the record.

Partial lockdown in Beijing as UK virus variant detected

Bejing - 1.6 million residents were banned from leaving Beijing on Wednesday as two Covid-19 cases linked to a new UK virus variant were found in the Chinese capital.

Moscow court delays Navalny war veteran libel trial

Moscow - A Moscow court on Wednesday postponed the start of the trial of detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on charges of defaming a World War II veteran, his lawyers said.

EU chiefs express relief as 'friend' replaces Trump

Apo - The European Union's top officials expressed relief on Wednesday that they would again have a friend in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump.

Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, Covid, environment

Washington - US President-elect Joe Biden plans to kick off his new administration Wednesday with orders to restore the United States to the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, aides said.

China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

Bejing - China on Wednesday dismissed Washington's allegation that Beijing was committing genocide against Uighurs and other minorities as "outrageous lies" and "poison" in a rancourous epilogue to a combative period in relations between the superpowers.

Gay US couple to be deported after calling Bali 'queer friendly'

Denpasar - A gay American couple is being deported from Bali after viral tweets that called the Indonesian resort island "queer friendly".

China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

Bejing - China on Wednesday dismissed Washington's declaration that Beijing was committing genocide against Uighurs and other minorities as "outrageous lies" and "poison".

Israel rights group breaks taboo with 'apartheid' tag

Jerusalem - An Israeli non-governmental organisation has accused the Jewish state of "apartheid" in its treatment of Palestinians -- a taboo-breaking move that has seen its representatives banned from speaking in schools.

EU chiefs express relief as 'friend' replaces Trump

Apo - The European Union's top officials expressed relief on Wednesday that they would again have a friend in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump.

Graphene based face mask uses novel technology to inhibit viruses Special

A face mask that utilizes graphene technology has proven efficacy for capturing viruses at a level comparable with surgical masks and then to inhibit the capture virions through the activity of the graphene. Digital Journal reviews.

Alibaba's shares surge as Jack Ma reappears

Bejing - Shares in internet giant Alibaba soared more than eight percent Wednesday after billionaire founder Jack Ma made his first public appearance since November, ending weeks of speculation about his whereabouts after the company took a kicking from Chinese...

Peace talks at 'snail's pace' due to Taliban, says Afghan govt

Kabul - Afghan authorities lambasted the Taliban Wednesday for failing to actively participate in peace talks seeking to end the country's long-running war.

China latest of 60 nations with UK virus strain as US to rejoin WHO

Geneva - China confirmed Wednesday that it had detected the UK variant of the coronavirus, joining at least 60 other countries, as US President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration committed to rejoining the World Health Organisation.

Iran hails end of 'tyrant' Trump, says 'ball in America's court'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the White House departure of "tyrant" Donald Trump, saying that "the ball is in America's court" to return to a landmark nuclear deal and lift sanctions on Tehran.

Foreigners without face masks punished with push-ups in Bali

Denpasar - Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups.

Partial lockdown in Beijing over Covid-19 outbreak

Bejing - A partial lockdown was imposed on the Chinese capital Wednesday, with 1.6 million residents banned from leaving Beijing, after a handful of cases were detected.
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