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 2021-09-20 13:31 

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Covid-19 pandemic speeds innovation shift to Asia, says UN...

GENEVA, Sept 20 — The Covid-19 pandemic sped up the shift of innovation from Europe and North America towards Asia, UN world rankings showed today. The Global Innovation Index 2021, from the United Nations' World Intellectual Property......

 2021-09-20 13:30 

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Biden administration to seek ways to protect people from extreme heat...

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — US President Joe Biden today ordered his administration to seek ways to ensure people are protected from extreme heat, including through work-related rules and other cooling efforts. Biden, in a statement, said various......

 2021-09-20 13:29 

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Covid-19: 85pc of Sandakan's BID cases involve those with no vaccination, says district health officer...

SANDAKAN, Sept 20 — About 85 per cent of brought-in-dead (BID) cases due to Covid-19 in Sandakan, involved those who had no history of vaccination against the pandemic, said district health officer, Dr Johari Awang Besar today. He said that since......

 2021-09-20 13:24 

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Hong Leong Industries posts higher net profit of RM291.88m in FY2021...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Hong Leong Industries Bhd recorded a higher net profit of RM291.88 million in the financial year ended June 30, 2021 (FY2021) from RM169.32 million in FY2020. Revenue edged up to RM2.63 billion from RM2.31 billion......

 2021-09-20 13:17 

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Tourism minister hails Langkawi travel bubble pilot project a success...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Langkawi island in Kedah, which is the pilot project for the country's travel concept, has shown to be a success since it was opened on Thursday when it recorded a total of 9,500 tourist arrivals, said Tourism, Arts and.....

 2021-09-20 13:14 

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UK's Princess Beatrice gives birth to baby girl...

LONDON, Sept 20 — Britain's Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, has given birth to a baby girl, her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace announced today. The baby, who weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounce...

 2021-09-20 13:11 

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Liverpool's Thiago to miss next two games with calf injury...

LONDON, Sept 20 — Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss the next two matches after picking up a calf injury over the weekend while Trent Alexander-Arnold is sidelined with illness, the Premier League club said today. Thiago was......

 2021-09-20 13:08 

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Fifa to consult national FAs on biennial World Cup plans Sept 30...

PARIS, Sept 20 — Fifa has invited football's domestic governing bodies to an online summit on September 30 to discuss its controversial proposal to hold the World Cup every two years instead of four. The topic is set to be discussed with......

 2021-09-20 13:03 

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Asean manufacturer hopes CanSino Covid-19 vaccine included in Malaysia's booster programme...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Solution Group Bhd (SGB) hopes the government would consider including the Convidecia single-dose Covid-19 vaccine as part of the booster dose programme. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Solution Biologics Sdn Bhd, is the Asean.....

 2021-09-20 13:00 

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MPs urge govt to expedite tabling of Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Several Members of Parliament today urged the government to immediately table the Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill in Parliament to protect women's interests and safety. Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim (GPS-Batang Lupar) said......

 2021-09-20 12:58 

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'Art is dying': Afghan artists hope to resist Taliban rule...

PARIS, Sept 20 — Two days after the Taliban seized Kabul last month, 26-year-old artist Sara took the terracotta plates she'd painted with images praising inspirational Afghan women — and hurled them to the ground. "Art, for me, was to...

 2021-09-20 12:48 

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France started having doubts on Australian submarine deal in June, Elysee says...

PARIS, Sept 20 — France started having serious doubts on its US$40 billion (RM168 billion) submarine contract with Australia in June, while the US never answered any questions related to the deal, the Elysee presidential palace said today. The......

 2021-09-20 12:48 

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NSC: Kampung Garib in Kudat under EMCO from Wednesday...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be enforced in Kampung Garib, Matunggong in Kudat, Sabah from Wednesday to October 5, according to the National Security Council (MKN). MKN national security director-general......

 2021-09-20 12:26 

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Uggah: Necessary preparations underway to ensure Covid-19 vaccine booster shots can be administered for high-risk groups in Sarawak...

KUCHING, Sept 20 — The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) is doing all the necessary preparations to ensure that it is ready to administer Covid-19 booster shots for high-risk groups. Its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the......

 2021-09-20 12:18 

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MDEC launches Malaysia Digital Creativity Festival 2021...

CYBERJAYA, Sept 20 — Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has launched the Malaysia Digital Creativity Festival (MYDCF) 2021, combining the Kre8tif! animation initiative and the LEVEL UP KL video games conference into a single festival for......

 2021-09-20 11:56 

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Police receive 26 reports related to safety, property damage in Kemensah Heights landslide...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The police have so far received 26 reports related to safety and property damage from residents following the landslide incident at Jalan Kemensah Heights on Friday (September 17). Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Mohamad......

 2021-09-20 11:49 

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India to restart Covid vaccine exports to Covax, neighbours...

NEW DELHI, Sept 20 — India will resume exports of Covid-19 vaccines in the October quarter, prioritising the global vaccine-sharing platform Covax and neighbouring countries first as supplies rise, the health minister said today. India, the......

 2021-09-20 11:48 

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Indonesia logs fewest daily Covid-19 cases in over a year...

JAKARTA, Sept 20 — Indonesia today reported 1,932 new daily coronavirus infections, the lowest since August 2020, data from country's Covid-19 task force showed, and the government further eased restrictions in Java and on its resort island......

 2021-09-20 11:47 

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Health Ministry flags rise in Covid-19 cases among children in Malaysia, says 67 dead since start of 2021...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) today said that there has been a concerning rise of Covid-19 cases among children aged 18 and below, with 67 children recorded dying of the disease this year, up until yesterday. MoH compared......

 2021-09-20 11:43 

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High Court fixes Nov 7 for decision to call former Johor exco, son and consultant to enter defence for 37 graft charges amounting to RM35m...

JOHOR BARU, Sept 20 — The High Court here has fixed November 7 to decide whether to call former Johor executive councillor (exco) Datuk Abd Latif Bandi, his son and a real estate consultant to enter their defence or acquit them on 37 counts of......

 2021-09-20 11:40 

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Middle East's first Expo to open in Dubai under shadow of Covid-19 pandemic...

DUBAI, Sept 20 — The first world fair to be held in the Middle East, Expo 2020 Dubai, opens its doors to exhibitors from almost 200 countries on October 1 after being delayed for a year by the coronavirus pandemic. The 4.3 sq km (1.7 sq mile) site.....

 2021-09-20 11:28 

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Kuala Lumpur Badminton Association rewards Malaysian shuttlers, coaches for success in Tokyo...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The Kuala Lumpur Badminton Association (KLBA) today presented incentives totalling RM25,000 to the country's badminton players and coaches who achieved success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games recently.......

 2021-09-20 11:23 

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SDMC: Four new Covid-19 clusters declared in Sarawak...

KUCHING, Sept 20 — Four new Covid-19 community clusters involving longhouses were declared in Sarawak today, according to the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). It said in a statement that the Sungai Separai 2 Cluster were......

 2021-09-20 11:19 

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BP gambles big on fast transition from oil to renewables...

LONDON, Sept 20 — Deep in the Oman desert lies one of BP's more lucrative projects, a mass of steel pipes and cooling towers that showcases the British energy giant's pioneering natural gas extraction technology. The facility earned BP Plc.....

 2021-09-20 11:14 

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Sarawak forms working committee to bolster Covid-19 public awareness during endemic phase...

KUCHING, Sept 20 — The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today announced the formation of a working committee tasked with coming up with a publicity plan to create public awareness on Covid-19 during the state's endemic phase. SDMC......

 2021-09-20 11:07 

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Form Four and Five students in Johor, Pahang begin Covid-19 vaccination today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Several states in the peninsula today began implementing the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (PICK) for Adolescents, following in the footsteps of Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan, which had kicked it off earlier after......

 2021-09-20 11:02 

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High-stakes Christmas looms as surging toy demand meets supply-chain snarls...

CHICAGO, Sept 20 — With demand for toys at an all-time high, US suppliers and retailers are racing to outrun severe air, sea and land shipping snarls so Santa has a mountain of dolls, scooters and video game consoles to deliver at Christmas. The......

 2021-09-20 10:58 

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Weekend talking points from La Liga...

MADRID, Sept 20 — Real Madrid leave it late again, champions Atleti are struggling in front of goal, plus will Villarreal ever stop drawing? Here are the talking points from weekend La Liga action. Real Madrid's late shows The league season is.....

 2021-09-20 10:51 

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In Kuala Lumpur, former govt staff and acquaintance plead not guilty to migrant smuggling...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — A former government contract staff and his female acquaintance were arraigned in the Sessions Court here today on charges of smuggling seven Indonesians. Jafperi Noor, 54, and Rohani, 49, an Indonesian, pleaded not guilty......

 2021-09-20 10:50 

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Ringgit closes lower versus US dollar ahead of Fed meeting...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The ringgit slid against the US dollar in the week's first trading day amid jitters ahead of the US Federal Reserve (US Fed) meeting which starts tomorrow. At 6pm, the local note fell to 4.1905/1950 from 4.1700/1730 at......

 2021-09-20 10:43 

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DoE: Hong Kong firm that illegally brought in e-waste into Malaysia fined HK$13,000...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — A Hong Kong-based company whose container was detained by Malaysian authorities in February this year has been convicted by a Hong Kong court for violating the Waste Disposal Ordinance (WDO). Department of Environment (DoE)......

 2021-09-20 10:36 

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US Fed to reveal new projections with investors on alert for rate liftoff timing...

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — US Federal Reserve officials will lay bare how soon and how often they think the economy will need interest rates rises over the next three years when they release new forecasts at their policy meeting on Wednesday, with......

 2021-09-20 10:32 

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MAHB opens private Covid-19 health screening facility in KLIA, KLIA2...

SEPANG, Sept 20 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has opened private Covid-19 health screening facilities at eight locations in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Main Terminal and KLIA2. Five of the testing facilities are located.....

 2021-09-20 10:32 

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In Putrajaya, teens happy to receive Covid-19 vaccination, can't wait to go back to school...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — The first group of students who are getting vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) for Adolescents here today are excited to receive their first dose jab and cannot wait to go back to school. The......

 2021-09-20 10:23 

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UK government holds emergency meeting over gas prices...

LONDON, Sept 20 — The UK government held an emergency meeting with energy and consumer groups today as the country experiences record gas prices that threaten households with huge bills and suppliers' futures. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought...

 2021-09-20 10:22 

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Serie A weekend talking points...

MILAN, Sept 20 — Talking points from the weekend's Serie A matches. No Lukaku, no problem for Inter When last term's MVP in Serie A — the league award for the best player of the season — Romelu Lukaku left for English Premier Lea...

 2021-09-20 10:16 

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Former Singapore national footballer 'Mat Noh' dies at 67...

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Former Singapore national footballer Mohamed Noh Hussein died today after suffering a heart attack yesterday morning. In its Facebook update, Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said it is deeply saddened to hear about the.....

 2021-09-20 10:03 

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Bursa Malaysia ends in red, KLCI falls 1.33pc...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Bursa Malaysia ended today in red for the seventh consecutive session despite foreign investors returning to the market, pushed down by the selling of selected heavyweight counters led by Sime Darby Plantation and Top......

 2021-09-20 09:49 

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Kenya judge: policemen must answer for killing of human rights lawyer...

NAIROBI, Sept 20 — Four police officers and a police informer have a case to answer in the killing of a human rights lawyer, a Kenyan judge ruled today, a rare move in a nation where rights groups have accused the police of hundreds of......

 2021-09-20 09:48 

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Hong Kong police arrest three members of student prisoner, says support group...

HONG KONG, Sept 20 — Hong Kong police arrested today three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a "conspiracy to incite subversion" including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers.....

 2021-09-20 09:46 

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Money-laundering trial: Shafee did not produce proof RM9.5m from Najib was for legal services rendered during MACC questioning, court told...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah did not produce any supporting documents as proof upon request by a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigating officer that he had received RM9.5 million from Datuk......

 2021-09-20 09:41 

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MAHB partners Maxis to set up Malaysia's first 5G digital airport...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has announced a strategic partnership with Maxis Bhd to co-develop a digital transformation roadmap for "smart airport" operations as part of its Airports 4.0 digitalisation......

 2021-09-20 09:33 

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Global sell-off, BoE uncertainty, gas prices push sterling lower...

LONDON, Sept 20 — Sterling hit a one-month low against the dollar today as a global sell-off prompted by China's struggling Evergrande hit risk-oriented currencies while uncertainties about the Bank of England's monetary policy and surging g...

 2021-09-20 09:33 

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Covid-19 vaccination for 3,150 inmates at two Terengganu prisons starts today, says state health dept...

MARANG, Sept 20 — The Terengganu Health Department today kicked off its vaccination drive for 3,150 inmates at two prisons in the state to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection among them. Its director Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong said of the......

 2021-09-20 09:29 

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Appeals court dismisses businessman Deepak's bid to reinsate suit against Najib, Rosmah and Azeez Rahim...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 — Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd director JR Deepak Jaikishan and two others today failed to reinstate suit against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul.....

 2021-09-20 09:22 

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Khairy: Those entering Malaysia can apply online for Covid-19 home quarantine from Sept 21...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin said fully-vaccinated foreigners and travellers coming or returning to Malaysia can apply for home quarantine prior to their visit to the country. He said the Crisis Preparedness and......

 2021-09-20 09:20 

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Melbourne to buy trains from French firm amid diplomatic spat...

PARIS, Sept 20 — French firm Alstom signed a contract today to provide commuter trains to Melbourne, even as a diplomatic spat between France and Australia over a cancelled submarine deal rages. Alstom said in a statement that it will supply 25......

 2021-09-20 09:16 

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Puchong MP: Will PM revamp MACC and PDRM?...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo questioned today if Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has the political will to overhaul the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM),......

 2021-09-20 09:14 

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Singapore education centre apologises to parents, calls off 'roadshows' amid probe into clowns approaching children at primary schools...

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Education centre Speech Academy Asia has apologised to parents and called off what it described as "roadshows", shortly after the police said today that they were probing incidents where persons dressed as clowns alleged...

 2021-09-20 09:11 

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Hishammuddin: Interstate travel not part of trimmed SOP...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The permission for interstate travel is not part of the trimmed standard operating procedures (SOP) of the National Recovery Plan (PPN), said Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. He said the decision on......

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