San Francisco

  • Transport

    Bomb scare on flight from San Francisco to Singapore

    A flight from San Francisco California to Singapore suffered a bomb threat midway through the journey. Singapore Airlines flight SQ33 alerted the Singapore Police Force early this morning that a passenger had become unruly and claimed to have a bomb on board the flight. While the claim was found to be false, the flight was on high alert and the…

  • Crime

    US President Biden signs hate crimes law to help protect Asian Americans

    After multiple incidents of violence against Asian Americans in the US, President Joe Biden has recently signed a hate crime law. As violence against Asians in America has been on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic, Biden told Asian American politicians and senior members of Congress that racism has long been toxic. He says the Asian American community has been…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Protest leader gets Time magazine nod, foreign teacher crackdown | February 18

    A prominent protest leader and human rights lawyer in Thailand, who is currently in court detention, was named in Time magazine’s “Time 100 Next” as an influential leader, calling him “the lawyer who broke the silence around Thai Monarchy.” Traders at 2 wet markets in the central province of Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok, have expressed their frustration at…

  • World

    LA artist behind portrait of murdered Thai man condemns surge in racist violence

    The US artist behind a portrait of an elderly Thai man who died after a brutal attack outside his San Francisco home, has voiced his disgust and sadness at the rise in anti-Asian sentiment in the US. Los Angeles artist Jonathan D. Chang drew the portrait of 84 year old Vicha Ratanapakdee and posted it on Instagram as a tribute…

  • World

    Elderly Thai man killed in violent attack in California

    An 84 year old Thai man has died after being brutally attacked outside his home in San Francisco, in the US state of California. CCTV footage shows Vicha Ratanapakdee being approached by a man who pushes him violently to the ground before running away. The attack took place on the footpath outside Vicha’s home early on Thursday morning, with the…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Airbnb slashes 1,900 staff to ride out the travel downturn

    Accommodation-sharing online disruptor, Airbnb, says it’s slashing a quarter of its workforce, nearly 2,000 workers, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to shred the international travel industry. The company said that it plans to soften the blow for former employees with benefits, including providing 12 months of health insurance. Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky says the cuts are needed until…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Second Princess cruise ship held over virus “links”

    After the nearly month-long ordeal of the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan on which more than 700 Covid-19 coronavius cases were confirmed, now a second Princess Cruises ship, the Grand Princess, is reportedly being held off San Francisco after authorities discovered “links” to the virus onboard. According to the Los Angeles Times the liner…

  • Việt Nam

    Mỹ cho xuất viện nhầm bệnh nhân nhiễm virus corona

    Bang Texas, thị trưởng thành phố San Antonio Ron Nirenberg cho biết vừa cho xuất viện nhầm một bệnh nhân nhiễm virus corona (Covid-19). Theo Newsweek, vào 1/3, ông Nirenberg tiết lộ trung tâm kiểm soát và phòng ngừa dịch bệnh Mỹ (CDC) cho xuất viện nhầm một bệnh nhân dương tính với virus Covid-19. Người này trong nhóm những…