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 2021-10-22 04:56 

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Khairy: Malaysia among world's quickest in rolling out Covid jab for teens...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Malaysia is among the countries with the fastest adolescent Covid-19 vaccination rollouts in the world, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said in less than two months, 80 per cent of......

 2021-10-22 04:43 

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South Korean actor Kim Seon-ho's ex girlfriend to take legal action against death threats, defamation...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Kim Seon Ho's ex-girlfriend, who posted about her relationship with him on the internet, has decided to take legal action against death threats and assault on her character. She wrote anonymously to an online community......

 2021-10-22 04:26 

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Covid-19: Indonesian teacher carries student on shoulders to get better internet access for online learning...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — A teacher in Indonesia, who carried a pupil on his shoulders to get better internet access, has illustrated the struggle faced by teachers and students in rural areas to carry out online learning. The difficulties came to......

 2021-10-22 04:22 

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Najib seeks court nod to delay Singapore trip after being made Umno point man for Melaka poll...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak has filed a court application to delay his trip to Singapore for the birth of his grandchild as he has been entrusted with overseeing Umno's election machinery during next month's Melaka state......

 2021-10-22 04:20 

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Myanmar junta re-arrests more than 100 released in amnesty, says monitoring group...

BANGKOK, Oct 22 — Myanmar's junta has re-arrested more than 100 anti-coup protesters freed in a recent amnesty, according to a local monitoring group that tracks detentions and killings in the country. The South-east Asian nation has been......

 2021-10-22 04:16 

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Stats Dept: Malaysia's leading index improved in Aug, economy likely to pick up in coming months...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Malaysia saw its leading index (LI) improve in August 2021, with the contraction narrowing 2.3 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to 106.2 points versus a y-o-y contraction of 4.0 per cent (105.0 points) in July 2021.......

 2021-10-22 04:13 

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Stats Dept: Malaysia's Sept CPI up 2.2pc...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Malaysia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 2.2 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to 122.8 per cent in September 2021 from 120.1 in the same month last year, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia......

 2021-10-22 03:47 

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Murray bemoans 'poor attitude' in Antwerp exit...

ANTWERP, Oct 22 — Former world number one Andy Murray said he showed a poor attitude and did not make the right decisions in Thursday's second-round exit at the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium. Murray, currently ranked 172nd, lost 6-4 7-6(6).....

 2021-10-22 03:33 

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Zii Jia advances as Aaron-Wooi Yik crash out of Denmark Open...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — National men's singles ace Lee Zii Jia checked into the last eight of the Denmark Open 2021 as he prevailed over Liew Daren in an all-Malaysian affair at the second round of the tournament yesterday. The......

 2021-10-22 03:29 

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Police: Prop gun fired by Alec Balwin kills woman on set...

LOS ANGELES, Oct 22 — US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement officers said Thursday. The incident happened on the set of Rust in the......

 2021-10-22 03:29 

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Police: Prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin kills woman on set...

LOS ANGELES, Oct 22 — US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement officers said Thursday. The incident happened on the set of Rust in the......

 2021-10-22 03:24 

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Guan Eng: PM Ismail Sabri must come clean on Sabah pipeline projects...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob must come clean on the continuation of the RM9.4 billion Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) and Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) projects, urged DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. In a.....

 2021-10-22 03:08 

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'Total annihilation': 250,000 jobs at risk in Malaysia if pubs, nightclubs remain shut under Phase Four of NRP, group warns...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Trade group coalition Industries Unite today appealed to the government to allow pubs and nightclubs to reopen in states that are under Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). In an open letter addressed to Prime......

 2021-10-22 03:08 

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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill American hostages...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 22 — The leader of a Haitian gang who kidnapped a group of North Americans over the weekend has threatened to execute them, according to video seen by AFP. The footage shot Wednesday but released Thursday on social media showed.....

 2021-10-22 02:54 

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No visitor rule at Singapore hospitals, residential care homes extended till Nov 21...

SINGAPORE, Oct 22 — Visitors will not be allowed at hospital wards and residential care homes for another month to protect healthcare capacity and vulnerable seniors during a period when Covid-19 community cases are on the rise, the......

 2021-10-22 02:54 

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Supermax sees hit to Q2 22 earnings as it audits forced labour indicators...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Supermax Corp Bhd expects a clearer financial impact in the second quarter of 2022 as the company works towards auditing the 11 Indicators of Forced Labour by independent auditors. Currently, 20 per cent of its sales goes......

 2021-10-22 02:50 

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Cartoon dreams: Netflix's Japan anime school targets booming demand...

TOKYO, Oct 22 — Armed with a set of pencils and a feather to sweep away eraser dust, Hitomi Tateno is training the next generation of anime artists at a new Netflix-funded academy as global demand for the Japanese genre soars. From runaway box......

 2021-10-22 02:48 

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MIDF Research downgrades Supermax to 'trading sell', target price revised downward...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — MIDF Research has downgraded Supermax Corporation Bhd to a 'trading sell' recommendation from a 'neutral' as the company could face substantial impact from the United States Customs import ban. It revised down ...

 2021-10-22 02:43 

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Almost 100pc of scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans...

NEW YORK, Oct 22 — Is human activity at the root of climate change and the major climate emergency we are currently facing? While the question has long been asked, it no longer appears to be a matter of debate within the scientific community, a......

 2021-10-22 02:37 

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Two Americas: How the US left and right stopped communicating...

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 — Donald Trump may have lost last year's US presidential election but within his own dominion he remains the undisputed leader of the free world. The entirely false notion that Democrats stole the presidency from Trump is......

 2021-10-22 02:35 

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Biden says 'yes' US would defend Taiwan against China...

BALTIMORE, Oct 22 — President Joe Biden on Thursday said the United States would come to the defense of Taiwan if the island were attacked by China, which considers it part of its territory. "Yes," he responded when asked in a CNN town hall....

 2021-10-22 02:35 

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Arsenal did not consider selling Smith Rowe to Villa, says Arteta...

MELBOURNE, Oct 22 — Arsenal had no intention of selling midfielder Emile Smith Rowe to Aston Villa in the summer, manager Mikel Arteta said after Villa reportedly contacted the north London club for the England youth international's transfer.......

 2021-10-22 02:32 

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Melbourne's Australian Grand Prix 'not going anywhere', says official...

MELBOURNE, Oct 22 — Australian Grand Prix boss Andrew Westacott has dismissed a report the Formula One race could end up in Sydney, saying Melbourne wants to keep it after its contract expires in 2025. Australian broadcaster Seven Network said the.....

 2021-10-22 02:32 

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Two foreign women killed in Mexico resort shooting...

MEXICO CITY, Oct 22 — A shootout between suspected gang members left two foreign women dead and three injured at a restaurant in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Tulum, authorities said Thursday. The women killed were from Germany and India......

 2021-10-22 02:29 

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Civil groups want alleged sexual and financial misconduct by senior govt staff in Sabah investigated...

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 22 — A group of 31 civil society organisations and 289 individuals are calling for an investigation into allegations of sexual and financial misconduct by a high-ranking individual in a government department here. In a statement.....

 2021-10-22 02:26 

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Ringgit slips against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar although the losses were capped by the strong commodity prices. At 9am, the local note stood at 4.1570/1620 versus the greenback 4.1565/1595 at......

 2021-10-22 02:23 

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China Evergrande wires funds for bond coupon, averting default...

HONG KONG, Oct 22 — China Evergrande Group wired funds to a trustee account on Thursday for a dollar bond interest payment due Sept. 23, a source told Reuters on Friday, days before a deadline that would have plunged the embattled developer into......

 2021-10-22 02:18 

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How Netflix's biggest series 'Squid Game' became a cultural phenomenon in Malaysia and the rest of the world...

*This article is brought to you by Henry Goh & Co. PETALING JAYA, Oct 22 — More than a month since its release, the Netflix hit K-drama Squid Game continues to take Malaysia and the rest of the world by storm. Squid Game was officially......

 2021-10-22 02:10 

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Travel smart and keep your children out of harm's way, health experts warn interstate travellers...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — When the government gave the green light for fully-vaccinated people to travel interstate beginning Oct 11, many Malaysians hit the road almost immediately to go on a holiday or visit their parents or family members who they.....

 2021-10-22 02:03 

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Owning an electric car can now be more cost-effective than gas, diesel or hybrids...

MUNICH, Oct 22 — A European study shows that the total cost of ownership of an electric car is now lower than that of a combustion engine vehicle in most countries. Even if some sectors, such as city cars, are still a little more expensive in some.....

 2021-10-22 02:02 

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Report: Religious reasons, disapproving spouses among reasons why almost 2,000 teachers in Malaysia refusing Covid-19 jab...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — A total of 2,753 teachers have not received a Covid-19 vaccine jab as of yesterday, according to a news report that quoted Senior Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin. Malay daily Berita Harian today reported Radzi......

 2021-10-22 01:59 

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No 'Squid Game': South Korea's real-life debt trap...

SEOUL, Oct 22 — Many small business owners in South Korea recognise themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix drama Squid Game, who vie desperately for a chance to win US$38 million (RM158 million), exposing a debt......

 2021-10-22 01:57 

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'The dogs are fine': Mystery banner and footprints hint at volcano rescue...

LA PALMA, Oct 22 — The Spanish drone company trying to rescue three dogs trapped near an erupting volcano on the island of La Palma has found no sign of the animals, but discovered human footprints in the ash-covered no-go area, and a message:......

 2021-10-22 01:54 

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Oslo opens museum to 'The Scream' painter Munch...

OSLO, Oct 22 — "The Scream", arguably the most iconic image in art, is the centrepiece of a new museum dedicated to its creator Edvard Munch that opens in Oslo on Friday, but visitors won't know which of its many versions they will see u...

 2021-10-22 01:46 

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US CDC back Moderna, J&J Covid-19 vaccine boosters, mix-and-match shots...

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 — A panel of advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday unanimously backed Covid-19 vaccine boosters for recipients of the Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson shots, and said Americans can......

 2021-10-22 01:45 

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Bursa opens marginally higher, turns lower thereafter on lack of catalysts...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Bursa Malaysia opened marginally higher today but turned lower thereafter, extending yesterday's profit-taking in almost all index-linked counters, amid lack of positive sentiment in the market, analysts said. At......

 2021-10-22 01:42 

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Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline, say sources...

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 — The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. Former partners......

 2021-10-22 01:37 

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New Zealand sets 90pc vaccine target for ending Covid-19 lockdown...

WELLINGTON, Oct 22 — New Zealand will end its strict coronavirus lockdown measures and restore more freedoms only when 90 per cent of its eligible population is fully vaccinated, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday. Once the poster child......

 2021-10-22 01:35 

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'Wait one or two days': Sarawak minister hints at announcement of state assembly's dissolution soon...

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Oct 22 — Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has called for the public to be patient amid growing speculation that the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) could be dissolved soon......

 2021-10-22 01:32 

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NBA unveils its 75th anniversary team...

LOS ANGELES, Oct 22 — Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and LeBron James highlight the National Basketball Association's 75th anniversary team which was announced on Thursday. The members of the team have won a tota...

 2021-10-22 01:13 

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Pfizer, BioNTech say Covid-19 booster shot showed high efficacy in large study...

BERLIN, Oct 22 — A booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE was 95.6 per cent effective against the coronavirus when compared to a vaccinated group that did not get the third shot, data from a......

 2021-10-22 01:07 

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Thailand to allow quarantine-free travel from 46 countries, PM says...

BANGKOK, Oct 22 — Thailand will let vaccinated visitors from 46 countries forgo Covid-19 quarantine from next month, up from 10 previously announced, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday. The South-east Asian country is poised to......

 2021-10-22 01:04 

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Oversight panel rebukes Facebook, will review VIP system...

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 — Facebook's oversight panel announced Thursday a probe of the company's system to reportedly exempt high-profile users from its own rules, accusing the embattled social media giant of a lack of transparency. A series of.....

 2021-10-22 01:01 

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Phase four takeaway: Head to Salak South Garden's Restoran TC Taste Ori Pastry for excellent pastries...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — For quite some time, I've seen postings on Facebook group buys for this shop's items. There were many raves for the pau and dim sum but I only took interest once they reopened their shop for walk-ins and offered an arr...

 2021-10-22 01:00 

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Melbourne reopens as world's most locked-down city eases pandemic restrictions...

MELBOURNE, Oct 22 — Melbourne residents flocked to the city's pubs, restaurants and hair salons in the early hours of Friday after the world's most locked-down city emerged from its latest spate of restrictions designed to combat the spread ...

 2021-10-22 00:48 

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Biden says he is close to striking an infrastructure deal...

BALTIMORE, Oct 22 — President Joe Biden said on Thursday he was close to striking a deal to pass major infrastructure and social spending measures, after weeks of intraparty bickering among his fellow Democrats. Biden struck a confident note on......

 2021-10-22 00:34 

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What can we expect from Billie Eilish's first scent?...

LOS ANGELES, Oct 22 — American singer Billie Eilish lit up social networks with the announcement that her very first perfume, "Eilish," would launch in November. In line with her commitment to veganism, the artist has chosen a formulation......

 2021-10-22 00:26 

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Three accessories men are borrowing from womenswear wardrobes...

LOS ANGELES, Oct 22 — Forget gender stereotypes in fashion, as the industry is gradually embracing a new modus operandi, whereby everyone can dress however they like, and not necessarily with the clothes assigned to them according to their gender......

 2021-10-22 00:20 

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Five charged as Man City fan fights for life after Belgium attack...

BRUSSELS, Oct 22 — Five supporters of Belgian club Brugge were charged on Thursday after a violent attack left a 63-year-old Manchester City fan fighting for his life. The City fan, a Belgian national, was badly beaten at a motorway service......

 2021-10-22 00:16 

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Boston Celtics' Kanter sparks backlash in China after comments on Tibet, Xi...

SHANGHAI, Oct 22 — Boston Celtics highlights were absent from China's Tencent Holdings Ltd sports platform after their backup center Enes Kanter criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's treatment of Tibet. Kanter, who has a histor...

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