Sports-mad Australia has 73 statues and sculptures of cricketers dotted around the country, and they all depict men.
A forecast-busting US jobs report and the Senate's approval of Joe Biden's huge stimulus package helped push most Asian equities higher Monday, while Brent crude broke past $70 for the first time in almost two years after an attack on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia at the weekend.
Deserted farms stand in the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear plant, where a catastrophic meltdown still reverberates. Ten years later, AP journalists have returned to document the communities that were ripped apart by what’s simply referred to here as the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Three members of an underground Belarus theater company join in the mass protests against the dictatorship’s election steal last summer.
Cricket Australia has marked International Women's Day by committing to addressing gender imbalances in the game, including the lack of statues of female cricketers around the country. The governing body said there were 73 statues or sculptures of male cricketers in Australia compared to none of women, but that imbalance would soon be reduced a little with pieces commissioned for the country's two best-known grounds. The Sydney Cricket Ground, which has life-size bronze sculptures of cricketing greats Stan McCabe, Steve Waugh and Richie Benaud in its precinct, will add a statue of a female cricketer this year.
Ten years into Syria's war, a large patch of territory in the country's northwest controlled by jihadists and allied rebels is still holding out against the Damascus regime.
New Zealand will buy additional COVID-19 vaccines, developed by Pfizer Inc and Germany's BioNTech, which will be enough to vaccinate the whole country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. The government has signed an agreement to buy an extra 8.5 million doses, enough to vaccinate over 4 million people, Ardern said, adding the vaccines were expected to reach the country in the second half of the year. "This brings our total Pfizer order to 10 million doses or enough for 5 million people to get the two shots needed to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Ardern said in a statement.
Close to a third of families in the Philippines whose members take school classes online have poor internet connections, according to a Social Weather Stations survey.
Harry revealed the sex of their second baby during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
After a decade of unfathomable violence and human tragedy that has made Syria the defining war of the early 21st century, the fighting has tapered off but the suffering hasn't.
More than 75 percent of Japanese oppose overseas fans attending the Tokyo Olympics, a poll showed Monday, as organisers prepare to make a decision on foreign spectators.
Rhonda Wong and her sister, Race, who started Ohmyhome in 2016, aim to grow the business in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Tan’s print designs range from inspirational quotes to abstract shapes and fun plant images for all the green thumbs out there.
A recent LinkedIn study has shown that 85% of women still believe they missed out on a raise or a promotion owing to their gender.
Toyota Motor Corp's first venture capital fund is investing in startups that help the Japanese automaker refine everyday processes by bringing sharper supply-chain management and robotics to the factory floor, a fund executive said. The Silicon Valley-based Toyota AI Ventures fund, with $200 million under management, has so far invested in 36 early-stage startups, including self-driving car software firm Nauto, factory video analytics company Drishti and air mobility firm Joby Aviation. Toyota, the world's largest automaker by vehicle sales, and many car companies such as Volkswagen AG are funnelling money into startups to help gain an edge in artificial intelligence as investor interest shifts to self-driving cars.
After snatching the America's Cup from Team New Zealand in humiliating fashion eight years ago, Australia's Jimmy Spithill is now plotting a smash-and-grab Italian job for the 'Auld Mug' in the Kiwis' own backyard.
Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa of Italy head out to contest the America's Cup on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour Wednesday in a nautical showdown where the result relies on technological gains as much as sailing prowess.
Meghan claimed she did not get support from the institution when she wanted to take her life.
Tasked with reviving an Israeli Labor party seen as near death just weeks ago, new leader Merav Michaeli is campaigning for social democracy, feminism and environmental issues.
The first Major of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit, the Singapore Major, will not have a live audience due to safety measures surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.