Hong Kong Freezes Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai’s Assets

Hong Kong authorities on Friday announced they had frozen the assets of billionaire pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai, including shares in his media publications, for breaching the city’s national security law.

Prison Outbreaks Fuel Thailand Virus Surge

Thailand reported its largest ever spike in coronavirus infections Thursday, with more than half coming from two Bangkok prisons where prominent democracy activists have been detained.

Two Foreign Climbers Die on Everest

A climber from the United States and another from Switzerland have died on Mount Everest, the first fatalities of this year’s season, expedition organizers in Nepal said Thursday.