- The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted in favor of reprimanding Russia for its recent display of “aggression against Ukraine.”
- The text of the resolution “deplores in the strongest terms the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine in violation of Article 2, paragraph 4 of the United Nations Charter” and “decides that the Russian Federation shall immediately, completely, and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.”
- Out of the assembly’s 193 members, 141 voted in favor of the resolution, five voted against, 35 abstained and two did not vote at all.
- Afghanistan (former government), Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar (former government), the Maldives, Nepal, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste voted in support of it.
- Bangladesh, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam abstained from voting.
- North Korea is the only Asian nation to vote against the resolution.
On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted overwhelmingly to reprimand Russia for its recent display of “aggression against Ukraine” during a rare emergency session called by the UN Security Council.
The assembly successfully passed a resolution seeking to diplomatically isolate Russia, with support expressed by 141 of its 193 members.
Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin, has been cleared of six out of seven civil charges during a trial in a Miami court on Dec. 7 that put him up against the estate of his deceased business partner.
Trial and claims: The plaintiff of the civil court case declared that Wright and David Kleiman, a computer forensics expert and Wright’s friend, pre-mined 1.1 million bitcoin together (worth $54 billion), fueling an argument over whether Wright owed half of his assets to Kleiman’s family.
Unlike Mulan who only exists in ancient Chinese folk tales, Mongolia has a real-life warrior princess named Khutulun who fought in wars alongside her father and remained undefeated in wrestling throughout her entire life.
Who is Khutulun?: Born around 1260, Khutulun, also known as Aigiarne, Aiyurug and Khotol Tsagaan, was the daughter of Kaidu Khan, cousin of Kublai Khan who would found China’s Yuan dynasty and great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan, according to South China Morning Post.
The eldest daughter of Malaysian King Yang di-Pertuan Agong was recently appointed the international patron of the World Mental Health Day 2020.
Royal advocate: Known for her mental health advocacies, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah was appointed the role upon the recommendation by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), The Star reports.
A German man who went viral online in May 2019 for helping his Thai wife sell chicken barbecue on the streets of Pak Chong, Thailand has turned out to be a wanted person and subject of a red notice of Interpol.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Maximilian Fernsebner, was arrested by Thai authorities earlier this week.
A Facebook post that seemingly burned a cast member in the credits for being just a “Korean girl” and not one of the “Hot Korean Girls” gained thousands of reactions on the group Subtle Asian Traits.
But for the the deep-thinking intellectuals of SAT, the post begs a number of questions. Who is Yuna Song? Why is Yuna Song not a hot girl? What movie is this from? Because I think I will decide for myself if Yuna Song is a hot girl or not. Significant resources were spent to get to the bottom of this — this is what we found.
More than 80 people were reportedly injured after a high-speed ferry collided with a whale in Niigata, Japan on Sunday.
The accident occurred when the ferry, a high-speed hydrofoil ship that was carrying 125 people including crew members, hit the object as it was en route to Sabo Island from Niigata port, according to BBC.
Asian parents love telling their children about various cultural superstitions and most of us already know how much influence this can have in our daily lives — their words will make you paranoid for the rest of your life. Many of these wild superstitions involve the different meanings of dreams and what they’re trying to tell you about the future.
An innocent dream such as getting a new haircut or losing a tooth can be foretelling the death of a loved one, while dreaming of being covered in poop can mean you’ll experience great luck.
The story of a woman who fell in love with her boyfriend’s male lover and later got pregnant with his baby has gone viral in the Philippines.
In June 2015, Angelica Mabuhay met her housemate’s friend, a man identified as “Justin,” who expressed interest in her.
We could all use a relaxing getaway these days. Work is hard, so is school and the constant repetition of mundane chores. If you’re a millennial, there’s also a 99.9% chance you’re one meltdown away from being burned out. A trip to the Cayman Islands may just be what you need. Visit this site https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/experiences/watersports/fishing to know more about this Caribbean destination.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking of the perfect, romantic vacation. Or if you’re broke like I am, you might be interested in looking through lavish resorts you can’t afford during your annual Valentine’s Day Netflix marathon.
Even though everybody and their grandmother seem to have a Kindle these days, good old print books refuse to die.
There’s something about the feel and smell of real paper that’s simply irreplaceable. It’s comforting, homely, nostalgic. What better way to escape the frenzy of modern life than by curling up by the fire with a nice hardback?
New details of the harrowing cave rescue of the now-famous Thai soccer team and their coach last year have emerged in a new book, revealing the use of drugs and handcuffs to swim the boys to safety.
“The Cave,” written by ABC Australia Southeast Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane, details the more specific measures that rescuers took to save the 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team during an exhausting 3-day rescue, notably the use of ketamine to sedate the boys before the rescue journey and handcuffs to prevent them from removing their masks in a panic, according to The New York Post.