Survey: Australian health system facing ‘significant’ crisis

Staff check a client at a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on Jan 8, 2022. (MARK BAKER / AP) MANILA / HANOI / SINGAPORE / YANGON / YEREVAN / JERUSALEM / BAGHDAD / RIYADH / DHAKA / KUALA LUMPUR / WELLINGTON / SUVA / SEOUL / CANBERRA –  Australians' confidence in the country's healthcare system has fallen, a […]

Virus: NZ protesters occupy parliament grounds for 4th day

Police arrest people protesting against coronavirus mandates at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand on Feb 10, 2022. (MARK MITCHEEL / NZ HERALD VIA AP) BANGKOK / COLOMBO / DHAKA / HANOI / JAKARTA / TOKYO / BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN / SINGAPORE / ANKARA / AMMAN / WELLINGTON / SYDNEY / SEOUL / KUALA LUMPUR / NEW DELHI / ISLAMABAD / ULAN BATOR / PHNOM […]

Tsunami-hit Tonga goes into lockdown over new virus cases

This handout aerial photo taken and released on Jan 27, 2022 by the Australian Defence Force shows the HMAS Adelaide sitting alongside Nuku'alofa to deliver humanitarian stores and medical supplies following the eruption of undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai on 15 January and the subsequent tsunami. (POIS CHRISTOPHER SZUMLANSKI / AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE / AFP) […]

Australia to rebate visa fees for int’l students, backpackers

People walk past signage for an Australian university in Melbourne's central business district on June 10, 2020. (WILLIAM WEST / AFP) CANBERRA – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said the government would rebate visa fees for international students and backpackers to support the workforce challenge amid surging COVID-19 cases nationwide. Those include international […]

Esprit Revitalized with Series of Exciting Developments in the Pipeline

HONG KONG, Dec 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – ESPRIT HOLDINGS LIMITED (“Esprit”, “the Company” or “the Group”; HKEx: 00330) is pleased to announce that it has several exciting developments in the pipeline, which clearly hints at the return of the “Esprit” brand to the Asian market. After relocating its headquarters back to […]