Day: October 22, 2020

Watch Ball Park Music Cover Radiohead’s ‘Paranoid Android’ For Like A Version

Brisbane indie-pop faves Ball Park Music have a new, self-titled album out today. To celebrate, the band appeared on this morning’s triple j Like a Version from the Queensland University of Technology’s music studios, where they delivered their spin on Radiohead‘s OK Computer cut ‘Paranoid Android’. Ball Park play it fairly safe for their rendition, staying faithful […]

Thai street cooks thrive as protests simmer

BANGKOK—Thai street food sellers have earned the nickname “CIA” for the intelligence that helps them reach protests not only before police, but before many protesters, too. Selling everything from fishballs and fried chicken to dimsum and coconut ice cream, their business is booming as tens of thousands of people take to the streets in protests […]

1M Pinoys apply for PhilSys ID

More than a million Filipinos have applied for a national identification card in the first eight days of registration despite fears that the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) may be used to suppress civil liberties or violate privacy laws. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said in a report that the first step in the […]

A Giant Borat Statue Appeared In Bondi Beach Yesterday

A giant six-metre statue of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat has been airlifted into Bondi Beach, marking the release of the filmmaker’s new Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The sculpture was unveiled yesterday as part of a press conference that also included a remote appearance by Cohen in character as the Kazakhstan journalist and a parade of scantily-clad Borat doppelgängers […]

Gilead’s remdesivir gets US FDA approval for use in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

An ampule of Gilead Sciences COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir is pictured during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. Ulrich Perrey/Pool via REUTERS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for treating […]

Water contamination in El Nido beach?

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—Just as tourism and local government officials were preparing to reopen to visitors the beaches of El Nido in Palawan province, hailed as the 2020 “best island in the world,” photos and videos surfaced on social media on Thursday showing a portion of its beach that has turned black after sewage water was […]

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