Is India the next global coronavirus hotspot?

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus took hold slowly in India, but six months after its first confirmed infection it has overtaken Russia to record the world’s third largest caseload. With the world’s second-largest population, much of which lives packed into cities, the country was perhaps always destined to become a global hotspot. But the … Read more

Co-founder of an Indian alternative to TikTok says his firm will never accept Chinese investments

Indians surf the internet on their phones at a free Wi-Fi zone inside a suburban railway station in Mumbai on August 22, 2016. Indranil Mukherjee | AFP | Getty Images India’s recent move to ban dozens of Chinese mobile apps on security grounds has found favor among local start-ups, some of whom have seen a … Read more

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Miami

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cesar Duarte (pictured here in 2012) fled Mexico after he was accused of embezzlement César Duarte, a former Mexican state governor who became a fugitive, has been arrested in Miami after more than three years on the run. Mr Duarte, governor of Chihuahua until 2016, fled after he was accused … Read more

Asia Pacific stocks rise as China releases inflation data

Shares in Asia Pacific were mostly higher in Thursday morning trade as Chinese inflation data for June was released. Mainland Chinese stocks, which have already seen a strong performance so far this week, continued to trade in positive territory. The Shanghai composite gained 0.17% in morning trade while the Shenzhen component advanced 0.877%. Hong Kong’s … Read more

Scientists warn of potential wave of brain damage linked to Covid-19

Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested Covid-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with Covid-19 who suffered either temporary brain … Read more

Fears for LGBT rights as Poland heads for second round

Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is seeking re-election on Sunday, is accused of running on an anti-LGBT platform and says he plans to ban same-sex couples from adopting. Before the coronavirus lockdown, Ben Hunte, the BBC’s LGBT correspondent, went to Poland to visit its so-called ‘LGBT-free’ zones, and discovered what life is like for gay … Read more

Microsoft’s new KDP tech blocks malware by making parts of the Windows kernel read-only | ZDNet

Microsoft has published today the first technical details about a new security feature that will soon be part of Windows 10. Named Kernel Data Protection (KDP), Microsoft says this feature will block malware or malicious threat actors from modifying (corrupting) the operating system’s memory. According to Microsoft, KDP works by giving developers access to programmatic … Read more