Darren Maung

Chinese City of Harbin Partially Locked Down as COVID-19 Spreads North
COVID-19 cases continue to increase in China prompting the northeastern city of Harbin to be placed under a semi-lockdown. The semi-lockdown was implemented following reports of a surge in reported transmissions of the virus that...
Thousands of United Airlines Employees at Risk of Being Placed on Unpaid Leave; United Sued Over Vaccine Mandate
United Airlines is facing scrutiny after six of its employees filed a lawsuit against the airline company claiming its "draconian" COVID-19 vaccine policy is discriminatory towards its workers. The class action lawsuit was filed before...
British Golf Club Workers Unearth Bronze Age Coffin
Workers at the Tetney Golf Club were tending to the landscape of the area when they unearthed an extraordinary find - a 4,000-year-old coffin that is believed to come from the Bronze Age. While Britain...
Remembering the 9/11 Boatlift: A Massive Rescue Effort to Remove People From Lower Manhattan
As one of America’s greatest tragedies unfolded 20 years ago, killing thousands and triggering shock and panic throughout Manhattan and the other boroughs, a memorable rescue effort took place over water. Along the City’s shores,...
ISIS Leader in West Africa Killed in French Drone Strike
West Africa-based ISIS leader, Abnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, has died due to wounds inflicted by a French drone strike last month. His death was announced on Twitter by French President Emmanuel Macron, stating that the...
A view of the South China Sea between the city of Xiamen in China, in the far distance, and the islands of Kinmen in Taiwan, in the foreground, on February 02, 2021 as seen from the airspace above Kinmen, Taiwan.
Japan and Vietnam Sign Defence Transfer Deal in Response to China’s Influence
With China’s looming presence in the South China Sea, Japan has signed a deal with Vietnam to ensure that military defence equipment and technology from Tokyo are sent to Hanoi to counter China’s influence. As...
Taiwan Air Force Repulses Mainland China Aircraft During Anti-landing Drills
In the midst of annual military drills, Taiwan’s air force has intercepted nine military aircraft of the communist People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which departed the mainland coast and ran maneuvers near the island. The mainland...
In this photo illustration, the logos of the applications, Google Maps, Google and Gmail are displayed on the screen of a tablet on October 23, 2018 in Paris, France.
South Korea Curbs Google’s Abuse of Market Dominance with $177 Million Fine
According to Apple Insider, Alphabet Inc.’s Google has been fined about 207 billion Korean Won (177 million dollars) for abuse of its dominant market position in the Android operating system (OS) market. This is the...
Talking Duck Has a ‘Fowl’ Mouth
While we are all familiar with talking parrots, and even the odd talking raven, these birds are exceptional at mimicking, and it often takes years of training for them to form recognizable words. So who...
Apple Store photographed on August 08, 2021 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
U.S. Tech Giant Apple Under Scrutiny for Secret Government Surveillance Feature
While China-owned company Huawei has become the center of several surveillance-related controversies, rival U.S.-based company Apple has recently also sparked outrage. A planned surveillance program intended to scan pictures on its messenger app is now...
In this photo illustration ABC News reports on Facebook's news ban on Australian and International content on February 18, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Facebook has banned publishers and users in Australia from posting it sharing news content as the Australian government prepares to pass laws that will require social media companies to pay news publishers for sharing using content on their platforms. On Sept. 8, additional restrictions have been imposed on Facebook and other media companies.
Australian Online Free Speech in Danger as High Court Rules Social Media Sites Liable for Malicious Content
On Sept. 8, a court ruling by Australia’s High Court determined that media companies and other account holders are legally responsible for any comments on posts made by users. This includes Facebook posts made by...
Geronimo – Long Legal Battle Ends With the Death of a British Alpaca
The eight year old alpaca Geronimo, owned by a veterinary nurse, was finally put down four years after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis, a disease that attacks the respiratory system in cattle. For the protection...