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 2021-08-01 01:01 

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No place for vaccine arrogance — Yeap Ming Liong...

AUG 1 — The high daily number of vaccine doses administered recently must be commended. It is a step in the right direction to achieving herd immunity against the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia. News that more than 90 per cent of the adult......

 2021-08-01 00:54 

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Protesters demand probe into Canada indigenous schools...

MONTREAL, Aug 1 — Hundreds of protesters in Canada's capital called yesterday for a probe into a boarding school system for indigenous children, as outrage built after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at several of the facilities.......

 2021-08-01 00:24 

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Schooling Singaporeans on sportsmanship...

AUG 1 — Five years ago I vividly recall watching Joseph Schooling swim past world champion Michael Phelps and finish the 100 metres butterfly as the new Olympic champion, setting a record and winning Singapore's first Olympic gold medal. I......

 2021-07-31 23:56 

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US top diplomat Blinken to court Southeast Asia in virtual meetings next week...

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually with Southeast Asian officials every day next week, a senior state department official said yesterday, as Washington seeks to show the region it's a US priority while.....

 2021-07-31 23:48 

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Surviving childhood trauma: Singapore mental health advocate, 29, learns to love mum who has schizophrenia...

SINGAPORE, Aug 1 — An only child to a parent with schizophrenia, 29-year-old Matt Oon knows what it is like growing up in the shadows of mental illness. He still remembers the years of uncertainty and stigma even though he was only around seven......

 2021-07-31 23:37 

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Juve confident of signing Locatelli after 'suitable offer' to Sassuolo...

MILAN, Aug 1 — Juventus are confident of signing Italian midfielder Manuel Locatelli after making a "suitable offer" to Serie A rivals Sassuolo, the Turin club's director Pavel Nedved said on Saturday. Locatelli, 23, burst into the limel...

 2021-07-31 23:33 

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US teen Nakashima reaches second successive ATP final...

LOS ANGELES, Aug 1 — American teenager Brandon Nakashima reached his second ATP final is as many weeks by coming from behind to beat Emil Ruusuvuori 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Atlanta Open on Saturday. The 19-year-old Nakashima, who upset top seeded......

 2021-07-31 23:17 

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China, Australia ramp up Covid curbs as Delta variant spreads...

BEIJING, Aug 1 — China and Australia ramped up Covid-19 curbs yesterday as Delta variant cases surged and tens of thousands rallied in France against restrictions designed to stop the pandemic. The Delta variant, which was first identified in......

 2021-07-31 23:08 

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UK warns Covid monitor devices work less well for darker skin...

AUGUST 1 — Britain's state-run healthcare service warned Saturday that devices used by people with Covid to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home may give inaccurate readings for people with darker skin. The warning concerned pulse oximeters,......

 2021-07-31 22:01 

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Ruud emulates Murray with third successive title...

KITZBUHEL, Aug 1 — Norway's Casper Ruud on Saturday became the first player since Andy Murray in 2011 to win three ATP titles in as many weeks. World number 14 Ruud defeated 97th-ranked Pedro Martinez of Spain 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in the rain-hit final...

 2021-07-31 21:56 

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US Senate in rare Saturday session on US$1t infrastructure bill...

NEW YORK, Aug 1 — The US Senate in a rare Saturday session worked on a bill that would spend US$1 trillion (RM4.2 trillion) on roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, as lawmakers from both parties sought to advance President Joe Biden's top...

 2021-07-31 21:49 

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Khairy vows to tighten SOPs at mega PPVs to reduce Covid infection risks...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — The standard operating procedures (SOPs) at vaccination centres (PPVs) especially the mega-scale PPVs will be tightened and enhanced to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection. National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme......

 2021-07-31 21:43 

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Environment Dept probing allegations of pollution at Sungai Kim Kim in Johor...

JOHOR BARU, Aug 1 — The Department of Environment (DoE) is investigating complaints from the public who claimed that Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, here was polluted with a bad odour and black river water on July 28. DoE in a statement......

 2021-07-31 21:39 

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Penang Perikatan firmly behind Muhyiddin, says Shabudin...

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 1 — Penang Perikatan Nasional (PN) has unanimously pledged its support to the PN government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Penang PN chairman Datuk Shabudin Yahaya, in a......

 2021-07-31 21:36 

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Bergson Da Silva hits hat-trick as JDT rout Perak FC 5-0...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Bergson Da Silva's hat-trick helped Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) secure a 5-0 win against Perak FC at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri last night. Benjamin Mora's squad were out to extend their good run in ...

 2021-07-31 21:32 

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New London attraction faces uphill battle for visitors...

LONDON, Aug 1 — Rising from a busy roundabout in central London, it was meant to be a draw for tourists who have largely stayed away from the British capital during the coronavirus pandemic. But visitors to the 25-metre (82-foot) high Marble Arch......

 2021-07-31 21:29 

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New Netflix documentary on 'multi-layered' Michael Schumacher...

NEW YORK, Aug 1 — Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is the subject of a new Netflix documentary to be released on September 15, the platform announced on Friday. The film titled Schumacher retraces the life and career of the.....

 2021-07-31 21:27 

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New York's Broadway mandates vaccines, masks for all shows...

NEW YORK, Aug 1 — Broadway will require audiences to be fully vaccinated and wear masks at all shows, New York's theatre industry announced Friday, as the US steps up mandatory vaccinations. All performers, backstage crew and theatre staff will....

 2021-07-31 21:22 

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Record breaker Durant guides US to Olympics basketball knockouts...

SAITAMA, Aug 1 — Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum turned on the style as the US men's basketball team eventually shook off the Czech Republic to win 119-84 to reach the Olympic knockout phase Saturday. Boston Celtics star Tatum scored 27 points and...

 2021-07-31 21:11 

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Ukraine's Yaremchuk joins Benfica for 17m...

LISBON, Aug 1 — Ukraine striker Roman Yaremchuk moved from Ghent to Benfica on Saturday in a deal worth 17 million (RM85.1 million), the Portuguese giants announced. The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract until 2026 with a release......

 2021-07-31 21:02 

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Former Leeds, England defender Terry Cooper dies at 77...

LONDON, Aug 1 — Former Leeds and England defender Terry Cooper has died at the age of 77, the Premier League club announced on Saturday. Left-back Cooper won 20 caps and played at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico where defending champions England were.....

 2021-07-31 20:58 

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Hamilton rejects 'gamesmanship' claims in Hungarian GP pole fight...

BUDAPEST, Aug 1 — Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said he doesn't have to resort to "gamesmanship4; to beat Formula One title rival Max Verstappen after backing up the Red Bull driver on his way to pole position in qualifying fo...

 2021-07-31 20:55 

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Advocaat to take charge of Iraq in World Cup qualifiers...

THE HAGUE, Aug 1 — Veteran coach Dick Advocaat will take charge of a seventh national team after being unveiled on Saturday as the new coach of Iraq, the country's football association said on social media (@IraqFA). It comes just months after.....

 2021-07-31 20:49 

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In Penang, most employers in both services and manufacturing sectors support vaccine mandate for workers...

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 1 — Factories and small businesses in Penang, especially those hard hit by disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are looking forward to resuming operations as soon as possible even if it means making vaccination mandatory for......

 2021-07-31 16:07 

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Chinese pop star Kris Wu detained on suspicion of rape...

BEIJING, July 31 — Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape, Beijing police said today. Wu was accused last week by 19-year-old student Du Meizhu of date-raping her when she was 17, drawing widespread condemnation......

 2021-07-31 16:03 

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UK prime minister Johnson and wife expecting another baby...

LONDON, July 31 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are expecting a second baby, British media reported today. Their first child, Wilfred, was born in April last year. Newspapers said Carrie told friends in a post on social......

 2021-07-31 15:56 

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Villa agree deal for Bailey as Grealish linked with Man City...

LONDON, July 31 — Aston Villa announced today they had agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for Leon Bailey as England's Jack Grealish has reportedly been the subject of an offer from Manchester City. According to British media, City have bid a.....

 2021-07-31 15:52 

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Malaysian contingent erupts with joy at Tokyo Olympics, thanks to Aaron-Wooi Yik's bronze...

TOKYO, July 31 — It was a Super Saturday, after all. It may have taken nine long days, but the Malaysian contingent finally got their hands on the country's first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games through Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik in the......

 2021-07-31 15:45 

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Swiss Bencic beats Vondrousova to win women's singles gold...

TOKYO, July 31 — World number 12 Belinda Bencic dug deep to overpower the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 7-5 2-6 6-3 today and win the Tokyo Games women's singles title, becoming the first Swiss woman to earn an Olympic tennis gold. Th...

 2021-07-31 15:44 

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Cops to call up cosmetics entrepreneur for breaching Covid-19 SOPs at PJ durian party...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Police will call up a cosmetics entrepreneur to give a statement for allegedly violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of Phase One of the Movement Control under the National Recovery Plan (PPN). Petaling Jaya......

 2021-07-31 15:36 

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MB says Selangor to achieve Covid-19 herd immunity within a month...

SHAH ALAM, July 31 — Selangor is expected to achieve herd immunity in less than a month following an integrated collaboration between the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) and the Selangor Vaccination Programme (SelVAX) under the......

 2021-07-31 15:35 

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Hamilton on pole in Hungary...

BUDAPEST, July 31 —Seven-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix today with teammate Valtteri Bottas alongside on the front row. Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen qualified...

 2021-07-31 15:25 

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Police: Man found dead on Tanjung Sepat roadside was Covid-19 positive...

SHAH ALAM, July 31 — A man who was found sprawled unconscious by the roadside of Jalan 3 Tepi Laut, Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat, near here, on Wednesday (July 28), as viraled on social media, was confirmed positive for Covid-19. Kuala Langat......

 2021-07-31 15:18 

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Anwar blames J-Kom for rumour of his audience with Agong...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today blamed alleged propaganda by Department of Community Communications (J-Kom) for a rumour that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would be holding an audience with him. The PKR......

 2021-07-31 15:14 

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117 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 42 unlinked infections and 26 new ones in Jurong Fishery Port cluster...

SINGAPORE, July 31 — Singapore today (July 31) recorded 117 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, including 42 that are not linked to earlier infections. Another 26 cases were added to the cluster at Jurong Fishery Port, bringing it to......

 2021-07-31 14:59 

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Nine PPVs to implement walk-in vaccination in Klang Valley from August 2...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Nine selected vaccination centres (PPVs) will conduct walk-in vaccination operation for residents in the Klang Valley starting August 2. The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) in a statement today said the PPVs are KL......

 2021-07-31 14:49 

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Needless for MPs to debate Emergency Ordinance after it lapses, says Dewan Negara president...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — It will be "highly superfluous" for Members of Parliament to debate the Emergency Ordinance (EO) in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday as the EO will lapse tomorrow, former Dewan Negara president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran said.....

 2021-07-31 14:10 

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UN calls on countries need to be more ambitious in climate goals...

PARIS, July 31 — Countries that have signed up to the Paris accord to tame climate change need to be more ambitious in their own national efforts, the UN's climate chief said today. Only just over half of countries that are party to the accord.....

 2021-07-31 14:00 

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PM: Congratulations, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik, for winning bronze in Tokyo Olympics...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has congratulated national men's doubles shuttlers Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik for delivering the country's first bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He also expressed confidence that....

 2021-07-31 13:57 

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Childhood friends give Taiwan first Olympic badminton medal...

TOKYO, July 31 — Childhood friends Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin won men's doubles badminton gold today in Tokyo, giving Taiwan its first Olympic medal in the sport. They beat China's Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen 21-18, 21-12 in the final in just 34...

 2021-07-31 13:50 

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Pioneer of Caribbean zouk music dies...

PARIS, July 31 — Jacob Desvarieux, the Guadeloupean co-founder of Caribbean band Kassav' which shot to global fame in the 1980s by creating the fast-beat zouk music style, has died of Covid-19. Local media in the French territory of Guadeloupe.....

 2021-07-31 13:40 

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Sports minister congratulates badminton pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik for winning Malaysia's first Tokyo Games medal...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican has congratulated men's doubles shuttlers Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik for delivering Malaysia's first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He said that.....

 2021-07-31 13:31 

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Sweden's Stahl wins men's discus gold...

TOKYO, July 31 — Daniel Stahl added the Olympic men's discus gold to his world championship title and his compatriot Simon Pettersson made it a one-two for Sweden today. Stahl sent the discus soaring to 68.90 metres on his second attempt to take...

 2021-07-31 13:13 

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Johor police: Man dies in crash involving three vehicles in Mersing...

MERSING, July 31 — A man died while his wife suffered chest pain after being involved in a crash involving three vehicles at Kilometre One, Jalan Mersing-Endau near Endau town here, this morning. Mersing district police chief Supt Cyril Edward......

 2021-07-31 13:03 

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Thompson-Herah wins women's 100m gold...

TOKYO, July 31 — Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women's 100 metres at the Tokyo Olympics today. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took the silver and Shericka Jackson won the bronze medal to make it a clean sweep for Jamaica. — Reuters...

 2021-07-31 12:58 

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Deputy Health D-G: Covid-19 cases in Greater Klang Valley may decline in mid-August as vaccinations ramp up...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The daily Covid-19 cases may begin to show a downward trend in the middle of August as efforts are taken to ramp up the vaccination rate in the Greater Klang Valley. Deputy Health director-general Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong.....

 2021-07-31 12:50 

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Poland win gold in 4x400m mixed relay...

TOKYO, July 31 — Poland won the gold mdeal in the 4x400 metres mixed relay today at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium. Dominican Republic won silver and the United States took bronze. — Reuters...

 2021-07-31 12:43 

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Domestic Trade Ministry: Illegal subsidised LPG decanting syndicate in N.Sembilan crippled, six arrested...

PUTRAJAYA, July 31 — Activities to siphon subsidised liquid petroleum gas (LPG) were busted after two stores in Negri Sembilan were raided by a Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) enforcement team yesterday. KPDNHEP......

 2021-07-31 12:31 

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Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit holds syndication session to address Malaysia's p-hailing issues...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) held a two-day online syndication session with stakeholders to address issues in the parcel-hailing (p-hailing) services sector. P-hailing refers to food, beverage and parcel......

 2021-07-31 12:28 

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Tighter border measures for travellers from Australia and China's Jiangsu province after rise in Covid-19 cases...

SINGAPORE, July 31 — Singapore today (July 31) announced tighter border measures for travellers with a travel history to Australia and China's Jiangsu province after a spike in Covid-19 cases there. All travellers with a travel history to......

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