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Darren Maung

Darren is an aspiring writer who wishes to share or create stories to the world and bring humanity together as one. A massive Star Wars nerd and history buff, he finds enjoyable, heart-warming or interesting subjects in any written media.
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...
This photo taken on April 9, 2021 shows social media influencer and granny Ruan Yaqing (R) with assistant Xie Xincun (L) as they check a short video for her channel on video-sharing apps Kuaishou and Douyin - China's version of TikTok - in Beijing.
China’s TikTok Overtakes YouTube in US Average Watch Time
TikTok, China’s viral app known for its short clips and videos, has overthrown rival platform YouTube in average watch time per user in the U.S. and UK. App monitoring firm App Annie reports that TikTok...
People’s Liberation Army Sends 19 Combat Aircraft Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
In light of movement by mainland Chinese military forces, Taiwan’s defense ministry has reported at least 19 aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) passing through the island’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday,...
An Afghan man rides his bike outside the entrance to the Chinese embassy in Kabul on June 10, 2004.
China-Taliban Relations More A Problem than an Opportunity: Eurasia Group President
Following China’s opportunistic moves on Afghanistan, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer stressed the negative consequences the U.S. withdrawal from the country could bring to Beijing's plans. China and the Taliban As Afghanistan falls back into...
An FBI building in Miami, Florida on June 23, 2006.
Child Sex-Crime FBI Investigator Charged for Sex Crimes Against Children
An FBI agent tasked with investigating sex crimes against children is now facing charges for allegedly committing sex crimes on children. The case has spanned several states, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports. Twisted irony...
A McDonalds in Oregon has lowered its working age to attract new staff.
Oregon McDonald’s Hopes 14-Year-Olds Will Solve ‘Staffing Issues’
A banner hung up by the staff of a McDonald’s in Oregon has caught the attention of the Internet. It is calling for the services of teenagers to apply for a job due to “staffing...