Volcano in southern Japan erupts with massive smoke column

A volcano in southern Japan is erupting with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky ByThe Associated Press October 20, 2021, 10:54 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into … Read more

Aussie NBA rookie Josh Giddey’s Ben Simmons wish

As Ben Simmons’ standoff with the Philadelphia 76ers continues, an Aussie sensation has revealed his hope for the troubled star. Australian NBA rookie Josh Giddey says he would love to play with Ben Simmons one day. After being picked up by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the sixth pick in the NBA draft, the 19-year-old … Read more

‘Doomsday’: China doubles down on Taiwan

It’s a flare-up that doesn’t seem to be going away and now Beijing has set out its plan to “unify” with this country, but there is strong resistance. This is Taiwan’s “last madness” before “doomsday” threatens China’s Communist Party. “The hope of a peaceful solution to the Taiwan question is declining sharply,” China’s state-controlled Global … Read more

$590 mn in ransomware payments reported to US in 2021 as attacks surge

New data showed a major jump in the number of ransomware-related payments that have been reported to US authorities New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half of 2021, setting a pace to beat totals for the previous decade as cyber-extortion booms. “If current … Read more

Anguish and anger after Taiwan building blaze kills 46

Taiwanese residents voiced anguish and outrage on Friday after 46 people perished in an inferno that tore through a dilapidated housing block, as investigators searched for what sparked the island’s deadliest fire in decades. The blaze is the latest tragedy to highlight concerns over lax safety standards in Taiwan and has exposed the poor living … Read more