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 2021-09-21 00:05 

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Two teens injured in US high school shooting...

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 Two 17-year-olds were injured in a shooting at a high school in the US state of Virginia yesterday, officials said, adding that the suspect had been arrested after fleeing the scene. "One person a male juvenile is......

 2021-09-21 00:02 

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In Singapore, Covid-19 snap work-from-home regime to kick in if at least three employees infected; duration cut to 10 days...

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 — From tomorrow (September 22), employers will be required to activate an immediate work-from-home plan for all its employees only when three or more of them test positive for Covid-19 and have been to the workplace in the past......

 2021-09-20 23:57 

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Covid-19: Melbourne construction sites shut down after anti-vaccine mandate protest...

SYDNEY, Sept 21 Australian authorities shut down construction sites in Melbourne for two weeks from today after an anti-vaccine mandate protest in the city turned violent and Covid-19 infections in the state of Victoria surged. Hundreds of......

 2021-09-20 23:43 

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Why is the chair emoji causing a sensation on social media?...

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21 Why are we seeing the chair emoji everywhere in comments on social media posts? It's a new trend that is storming the platforms. Is it to show support for a particular movement? A feminist statement? An anti-racist symbol?......

 2021-09-20 23:39 

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Lawsuits against doctor to test constitutionality of Texas abortion law...

SAN ANTONIO, Sept 21 A San Antonio physician who announced he gave an abortion to a woman in defiance of a new Texas law was sued in Texas state court yesterday by two plaintiffs from other states who want to test the law's constitutionality.......

 2021-09-20 23:34 

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Undi18 status, Covid self-test kit price cap under spotlight in Parliament today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The status of the implementation of Undi 18, and steps to be taken by the government to implement the move, will be among the focus at today's Parliament sitting. According to the Order Paper of the Dewan Rakyat, the......

 2021-09-20 23:34 

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Republican Party operatives charged with arranging illegal Trump campaign contribution...

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 US prosecutors yesterday unsealed criminal charges against two longtime Republican Party operatives, accusing them of illegally funnelling a foreign campaign contribution to former President Donald Trump in 2016. According to......

 2021-09-20 23:31 

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'Shang-Chi' runs rings around box office competition...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 21 — Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Disney blockbuster featuring Marvel's first leading Asian superhero, dominated the North American box office for a third straight week, taking in US$21.7 million (RM90.9......

 2021-09-20 23:28 

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Covid-19 vaccine sceptic Bolsonaro gets a pass at UN but not New York restaurants...

BRASILIA, Sept 21 Unvaccinated heads of state attending the United Nations General Assembly this week may have to settle for a piece of pizza on a sidewalk instead of fine dining at New York's restaurants. That is how Brazil's President Jair......

 2021-09-20 23:27 

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Koepka-DeChambeau feud 'non-issue', says US Ryder Cup captain...

KOHLER, Sept 21 — Brooks Koepka's feud with teammate Bryson DeChambeau won't be an issue at the 43rd Ryder Cup, US captain Steve Stricker insisted Monday. But don't expect the major champions to be paired when the Americans face holders....

 2021-09-20 23:24 

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Shell scores deal to sell Permian oil assets to ConocoPhillips...

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 — Royal Dutch Shell announced on Monday it was selling its assets in the shale-oil rich Permian Basin of the United States to rival ConocoPhillips for US$9.5 billion (RM39.8 billion). Shell plans to use the proceeds from......

 2021-09-20 23:22 

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More Americans lost to Covid-19 than 1918 flu pandemic, data shows...

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 Despite a century of medical advances, more Americans have now died from Covid-19 than the number who succumbed to the 1918 flu pandemic, according to new data. The latest grim milestone comes as the country is experiencing a......

 2021-09-20 23:18 

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Canadians vote as Trudeau's bid for decisive win hangs in the balance...

MONTREAL, Sept 21 Canadians went to the polls yesterday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared likely to lose his bid for a parliamentary majority after a tough campaign that may have dashed his Liberal Party's hopes for a convincing win.......

 2021-09-20 23:13 

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Two Singaporean men in their 80s die of Covid-19 complications; death toll reaches 62...

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 — Two Singaporean men in their 80s died on Sunday (September 19) from complications due to Covid-19. The first is an 84-year-old man who was fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. He was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.....

 2021-09-20 21:53 

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NSC: High utilisation rate of hospital beds among reasons Kedah, Johor still in Phase One of NRP...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The high utilisation rate of hospital beds, including those in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Kedah and Johor, is among the factors the two states have not moved to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan......

 2021-09-20 21:47 

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Nirvana's 'Nevermind': An album forged by contradictions...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 21 — Released 30 years ago this week, Nevermind was a generation-defining milestone that sold 30 million copies and made a tragic icon of Kurt Cobain. Ranked the most influential band of all time by US magazine Spin last year,......

 2021-09-20 21:42 

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Barca held at home by Granada as pressure cranks up on Koeman...

MADRID, Sept 21 — Ronald Koeman's position as Barcelona coach became even more fragile on Monday as Ronald Araujo's late header was only enough to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Granada. Granada were ahead inside two minutes and......

 2021-09-20 21:34 

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Twitter to pay US$809m to settle suit claiming investors were misled...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — Twitter announced Monday it will pay US$809 million (RM3.3 billion) to settle a 2016 lawsuit alleging members of the social network's leadership, including founder Jack Dorsey, provided misleading information to investors......

 2021-09-20 21:30 

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Tsitsipas says coronavirus vaccination 'will happen this year'...

ATHENS, Sept 21 — Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas defended his views on coronavirus vaccinations on Monday but said he would get the jab this year. The world number three was lambasted by the Greek government last month after he said would......

 2021-09-20 21:27 

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Bill Gates raises over US$1b for clean energy...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — Bill Gates's nonprofit group Breakthrough Energy announced Monday that it has raised more than US$1 billion (RM4.2 billion) from seven major companies, including ArcelorMittal and General Motors, to fund clean energy......

 2021-09-20 21:24 

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Harvey Weinstein denies sex crime charges in Los Angeles...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein denied a raft of charges when he appeared in a Los Angeles court on Monday. The former movie power player pleaded not guilty to counts involving alleged abuse of five women. Weinstein,.....

 2021-09-20 21:21 

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Universal Music valued at US$39b ahead of stock market debut...

PARIS, Sept 21 — Universal Music Group, the world's biggest label whose lineup features The Beatles and Taylor Swift, was valued at more than US$39 billion (RM163.5 billion) on Monday, a day before its huge stock market debut. The company is......

 2021-09-20 21:17 

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Napoli continue perfect start at Udinese to move top of Serie A...

MILAN, Sept 21 — Napoli moved top of Serie A on Monday thanks to a 4-0 stroll at Udinese which made sure they maintained their 100 percent start to the season. Goals from Victor Osimhen, Amir Rrahmani, Kalidou Koulibaly and Hirving Lozano earned......

 2021-09-20 21:13 

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Audience for Emmy Awards show rises to 7.4 million...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — The television audience for Sunday's Emmy Awards reached 7.4 million viewers, according to data released by broadcaster CBS, up some 16 per cent from last year's record low. A year ago, when the ceremony was held virtuall...

 2021-09-20 21:10 

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Report: US securities regulator probes Activision over workplace practices...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — The US securities regulator is investigating Activision Blizzard's handling of employees' allegations of sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar.....

 2021-09-20 21:07 

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Prosecutors rest case against R. Kelly after month of testimony...

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — US prosecutors on Monday rested their sex trafficking case against R. Kelly, after a month of often disturbing and graphic testimony from people who accused the R&B star of sexually abusing women and girls. Prosecutors have.....

 2021-09-20 21:05 

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Wall Street ends sharply lower in broad sell-off...

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 — Wall Street plunged on Monday as fear of contagion from a potential collapse of China's Evergrande prompted a broad sell-off and sent investors fleeing equities for safety. The Nasdaq fell to its lowest level in about a......

 2021-09-20 21:02 

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External review finds deeper rot in World Bank 'Doing Business' rankings...

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 — Weeks before the World Bank scrapped its flagship Doing Business rankings following a damning independent probe, a group of external advisers recommended an overhaul of the rankings to limit countries' efforts to......

 2021-09-20 20:57 

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Penang Deaf Association appeals to the government for rent-free space as donations drop because of pandemic...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The Penang Deaf Association (PDA) is appealing to the government to allocate spaces for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of the disabled community as many of these groups are now facing financial problems due to a lack.....

 2021-09-20 15:55 

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Universal Music to make stock market debut on Euronext...

PARIS, Sept 20 — Universal Music Group, the world's biggest label whose lineup features The Beatles, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift, is set for a huge stock market debut tomorrow. The company is based in the US but owned by French media......

 2021-09-20 15:49 

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US to end travel bans for vaccinated passengers...

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — The United States announced today it will lift Covid travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing. The unprecedented restrictions had kept relatives,......

 2021-09-20 15:49 

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Bank for International Settlements warns of potential green investments bubble...

ZURICH, Sept 20 — The Bank for International Settlements, considered the central bank of central banks, warned today of a potential bubble forming around the boom for so-called green investments. In its quarterly review out today, BIS said the......

 2021-09-20 15:44 

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Worst is behind me, says Federer...

ZURICH, Sept 20 — Roger Federer said his injury comeback was not yet in sight but insisted he was over the worst as the 40-year-old tennis great targets a return to the courts. Federer had been out for more than a year with two surgeries on his......

 2021-09-20 15:42 

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UK govt rules out winter gas supply emergency...

LONDON, Sept 20 — Britain's government does not expect a gas supply emergency during the winter as soaring prices threaten suppliers, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told parliament today. "We have sufficient capacity, and more than......

 2021-09-20 15:35 

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Volkswagen files offer for Europcar with French market regulator...

BERLIN, Sept 20 — A consortium led by Volkswagen today handed in a proposal for a takeover of Europcar Mobility Group to France's market regulator AMF, Volkswagen said today, following through on an announcement in July that an offer was......

 2021-09-20 15:29 

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Sarawak DCM says record high 20 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday due to backlogs...

KUCHING, Sept 20 — The record-high 20 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday were due to backlogs, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He explained that backlogs were inevitable as the medical personnel......

 2021-09-20 15:25 

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Sources: Didi co-founder Liu told associates she plans to leave...

\HONG KONG, Sept 20 — Didi Global Inc co-founder and President Jean Liu has told some close associates that she intends to step down, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the Chinese ride-hailing giant faces intense regulatory scrutiny......

 2021-09-20 15:17 

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Wild party: In Kuala Lumpur, two cops among 14 nabbed at luxury condominium in Changkat Raja Chulan...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Two policemen — a lance corporal and an extra police constable — were among 14 individuals detained by the police after they were believed to have attended a wild party at a luxury condominium in Changkat Raja Chu...

 2021-09-20 15:14 

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Wall Street tumbles on growth worries; focus turns to US Fed...

NEW YORK, Sept 20 — Wall Street's main indexes tumbled today, as concerns about the pace of a global recovery hit economy-linked stocks at the start of a week in which the Federal Reserve will decide on potentially tapering its pandemic-era......

 2021-09-20 15:13 

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Lens ordered to play behind closed doors after pitch invasion...

PARIS, Sept 20 — French football authorities today ordered Lens to play their home matches behind closed doors until further notice after a half-time pitch invasion marred their 1-0 win over northern rivals Lille. The ruling applies to......

 2021-09-20 15:07 

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In Kuala Lumpur, police deny Indonesian woman in viral video was victim of abuse...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Police have denied that an Indonesian woman who was filmed to be in a state of fear was a victim of abuse by her employer. Wangsa Maju District Police chief Supt Ashari Abu Samah said the woman was instead suffering from......

 2021-09-20 14:59 

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Rwandan court finds 'Hotel Rwanda' film hero guilty in terrorism case...

KIGALI, Sept 20 — A Rwandan court today sentenced Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of terror-related charges. Rusesabagina,......

 2021-09-20 14:52 

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BTS dance through UN to promote youth solutions for planet...

NEW YORK, Sept 20 — It wasn't exactly the screaming audience BTS is accustomed to but the Korean pop sensations had another sort of world stage Monday as they addressed the United Nations. The seven-member boy band, clad in subdued dark suits,.....

 2021-09-20 14:50 

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FBI enters home in search of Gabby Petito's fiance after body discovered...

NEW YORK, Sept 20 — FBI agents today were seen entering the Florida home of the parents of Gabby Petito's fiance Brian Laundrie, as her family waited for official identification of remains found in a Wyoming national park, close to where the......

 2021-09-20 14:44 

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FT Ministry allocates RM15m to repair public infrastructure in Kuala Lumpur...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The Ministry of Federal Territories has allocated RM15 million to repair and upgrade public infrastructure in the capital under the Strategic Programme to Empower People and the Economy 2.0 (Pemerkasa 2.0). Its minister......

 2021-09-20 14:42 

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Covid-19: Sabah govt allowed to operate at 80pc capacity starting tomorrow, says state minister...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 20 — All Sabah government offices are allowed to operate with 80 per cent staff capacity effective tomorrow, says Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun. The Sabah Covid-19 spokesperson said the......

 2021-09-20 14:38 

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UK PM Johnson calls on rich countries to meet US$100b climate pledge...

LONDON, Sept 20 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Monday for wealthy countries to meet a pledge to spend US$100 billion (RM419 billion) a year to tackle climate change as he prepares to host a United Nations summit starting at the......

 2021-09-20 14:35 

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Covid-19: Walk-in vaccination at five PPVs in Johor Baru starts today...

JOHOR BARU, Sept 20 — Five vaccination centres (PPV) in the district today started to provide the walk-in vaccination aiming to speed up the Covid-19 vaccination process in the state, said Johor Baru district officer Datuk Abdul Rahman Salleh. He......

 2021-09-20 14:31 

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Singapore vaccinated Travel Lane may be expanded to more places soon; one traveller so far tested Covid-19 positive on arrival...

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) may be expanded in the "coming weeks and months", with several countries and regions having expressed interest in such an arrangement with Singapore. Transport Minister S......

 2021-09-20 14:17 

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Putin thanks Russians for their 'trust' after United Russia election win...

MOSCOW, Sept 20 — Russian President Vladimir Putin today thanked Russians for their trust after the ruling United Russia party that supports him won an emphatic parliamentary majority in an election that opponents said was marred by large-scale......

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