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 2021-09-23 04:49 

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Stats Dept: Covid-19 pandemic slashed Malaysia's 2020 tourist arrivals by 83.4pc, worst drop in history...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an 83.4 per cent decrease in inbound tourist arrivals to the country in 2020 from the previous year, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia. Chief Statistician Datuk......

 2021-09-23 04:44 

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CM says Sabah's Covid-19 vaccine drive hamstrung by spotty supply, slow sign-ups...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 23 — Erratic supply of vaccines and low registration of senior citizens on MySejahtera were among the reasons Sabah has been lagging behind other states in terms of the vaccination rate, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji......

 2021-09-23 04:38 

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Penang island council to enforce fortnightly Covid-19 tests at construction sites next month...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 23 — The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will introduce mandatory Covid-19 testing of workers at construction sites at least once every two weeks from October. MBPP Mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said all construction firms will be.....

 2021-09-23 04:34 

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Tengku Zafrul: Development financial institutions' loans to micro SMEs total RM8.1b...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Development financial institutions (DFIs) have implemented various financing schemes — especially for the micro small and medium enterprises (micro SMEs) — through Bank Negara Malaysia's funds, to the......

 2021-09-23 04:27 

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Taiwan says plans to contribute to global fund on fighting pandemics...

TAIPEI, Sept 23 Taiwan plans to contribute to a new fund run by the World Bank fund to fight pandemics and will also share vaccines globally once it has enough domestic supply, former Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen told a virtual summit on......

 2021-09-23 04:07 

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Sabah CM says no bid to give citizenship to foreigners who get vaccinated against Covid-19...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 23 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said authorities have no intention of offering Malaysian citizenship to encourage the state's undocumented migrants to come forward for Covid-19 vaccination. He said this was.....

 2021-09-23 03:58 

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Japan doubles Covid-19 vaccine donation pledge to 60 million doses...

TOKYO, Sept 23 Japan will double its Covid-19 vaccine donations to about 60 million doses intended for needy countries, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said at a virtual summit today. The pledge adds to a previous agreement to provide 30 million......

 2021-09-23 03:23 

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Parents of autistic children urged to ensure kids receive continuous guidance, training to help improve and develop skills...

IPOH, Sept 22 Parents with children diagnosed with autistic need to take proactive and positive actions to improve and enhance their child, a psychologist with the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom) said. R. Geetha said autistic......

 2021-09-23 03:19 

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Rina Harun: 9,015 domestic violence cases reported during Covid-19 pandemic...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said 9,015 police reports were lodged for domestic violence since the movement control order (MCO) for the Covid-19 pandemic started last year. However,.....

 2021-09-23 03:12 

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Tok Pa: 12th Malaysia Plan focuses on people's welfare, social security...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) will prioritise the people's welfare, social protection and people-centred projects in light of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department......

 2021-09-23 03:00 

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Bus driver, two passengers taken to hospital after accident involving SBS Transit bus at Singapore's Changi Airport...

SINGAPORE, Sept 23 — A bus driver and two passengers were taken to hospital yesterday (September 22) after an SBS Transit bus appeared to have crashed into a pillar along Airport Boulevard at Changi Airport. A statement by the Singapore Civil......

 2021-09-23 02:44 

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Evergrande's second-biggest shareholder plans to sell entire stake...

HONG KONG, Sept 23 — Chinese Estates Holdings , the second-biggest shareholder of embattled developer China Evergrande, said on Thursday it has sold US$32 million (RM134 million) worth of its Evergrande stake and plans to exit the holding......

 2021-09-23 02:39 

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Alaska, overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients, adopts crisis standards for hospitals...

ANCHORAGE (Alaska), Sept 23 Alaska, which led most US states in coronavirus vaccinations months ago, took the drastic step yesterday of imposing crisis-care standards for its entire hospital system, declaring that a crushing surge in Covid-19......

 2021-09-23 02:15 

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Impossible Foods to roll out meatless pork in HK, Singapore, US...

HONG KONG, Sept 23 Impossible Foods is rolling out its meatless pork product in Hong Kong in October and Singapore later in the year as it tries to bolster its footprint in the fast-growing plant-based food space. The California-based company......

 2021-09-23 01:51 

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Billie Eilish, BTS, Elton John in concert for climate action, vaccines...

PARIS, Sept 23 — Some of the biggest names in pop, from Billie Eilish to BTS and Elton John, will lend their star power to Global Citizen Live on Saturday for a round-the-world event to raise awareness on climate change, vaccine equality and......

 2021-09-23 01:50 

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Bursa opens higher on positive Wall Street showing...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Bursa Malaysia opened higher today amidst better Wall Street performance overnight. At 9.15am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 4.13 points or 0.27 per cent to 1,533.15, from......

 2021-09-23 01:48 

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Ringgit opens lower after US Fed meeting...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The ringgit declined further against the US dollar at the opening bell today, following the United States Federal Reserve's (US Fed) upbeat conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)......

 2021-09-23 01:46 

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'Espresso' yourself: How to stop worrying and start drinking coffee (the way you like it)...

COMMENTARY, Sept 23 — Some of us can't fathom starting our day without a cup of coffee. Our daily dose of caffeine, be it a kopi O kaw at your neighbourhood kopitiam or a quick instant coffee at the office. My mornings start with me boiling and....

 2021-09-23 01:45 

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Khairy: More than half million teens have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Over half a million teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 years' old have received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) for Adolescents or NIP Youth, said Health......

 2021-09-23 01:26 

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Amid US border crackdown, some Haitian migrants seek asylum in Mexico...

MEXICO CITY, Sept 23 Hundreds of Haitian asylum seekers congregated outside Mexico's refugee agency in the capital and in shelters in the northern city of Monterrey yesterday, as migrants deterred by a crackdown at the US border sought legal......

 2021-09-23 01:22 

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George Floyd police reform Bill doomed as US Senate talks collapse...

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 A bipartisan effort spurred by the death of George Floyd to pass a police reform Bill in Congress has collapsed, US lawmakers said yesterday, in a setback for President Joe Biden. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was......

 2021-09-23 01:18 

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US mandates vaccines for 2022 Winter Olympic team...

LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 — US athletes taking part in the Beijing Winter Olympics next year must be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to guidelines released by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. The USOPC rules......

 2021-09-23 01:17 

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The minister distracted them, or how I learnt to push a trolley and wheelchair solo...

SEPTEMBER 23 — The two of us arrived in a 13-year-old Proton Saga, which probably sealed our fate even before exiting the highway. On Malaysia Day, to enter a national edifice. KLIA, the international airport three decades in without a heyday, is......

 2021-09-23 01:13 

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'Breach of trust': Yale-NUS faculty members break silence, slam decision to close college...

SINGAPORE, Sept 23 — Ignoring pleas by college administrators to refrain from commenting about the impending Yale-NUS College closure, a group of faculty members has issued a public statement — albeit anonymously — to reject the justific...

 2021-09-23 01:11 

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Japan pub-chain leader urges new PM to help eateries hit by Covid-19...

TOKYO, Sept 23 Miki Watanabe, the chief executive of Japanese pub chain Watami, has urgent advice for the next prime minister: provide fair compensation for restaurants impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions on eateries. Watanabe, himself a......

 2021-09-23 00:58 

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Australia says will be patient on rebuilding ties with France...

SYDNEY, Sept 23 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he has tried to arrange a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron but has been unsuccessful so far, a week after his cancellation of a major submarine deal sparked a......

 2021-09-23 00:46 

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Malaysia reports 487 new Covid-19 deaths...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The Health Ministry has disclosed another 487 deaths related to Covid-19 as of midnight yesterday, bringing the country's human losses from the disease to 24,565 lives. The number is the second highest on record for......

 2021-09-23 00:42 

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Police find 'nothing' in fifth day of searching for Gabby Petito's fiance...

FLORIDA, Sept 23 Police and FBI agents called off a fifth day of searching for the fiance of slain travel blogger Gabby Petito in a Florida wilderness as darkness fell yesterday, saying they had still found no sign of the man whom they have......

 2021-09-23 00:29 

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Foreigner nabbed for concealing birth after baby found dead in Melaka hostel...

ALOR GAJAH, Sept 23 — The police have arrested a Nepalese woman for allegedly concealing the birth of her baby, who was found dead at a hostel for foreign workers of a factory here. Alor Gajah district police chief Supt Arshad Abu said......

 2021-09-23 00:25 

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Will your PC be compatible with Windows 11? (VIDEO)...

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23 The rollout of Windows 11, the newest version of Microsoft's PC operating system, is scheduled to begin October 5, 2021. Some users could be disappointed, however, as only the most recent computers are likely to be......

 2021-09-23 00:23 

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US Treasury's Yellen urges Irish finance minister to take global tax deal...

NEW YORK, Sept 23 — US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged Paschal Donohoe, the finance minister of low-tax Ireland, to take a "once in a generation opportunity" for a global deal that would stop a race to the bottom on corporate tax rates...

 2021-09-23 00:19 

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Feminism, diversity, empowerment: L'Oral Paris is back with a live show staged in a significant location...

PARIS, Sept 23 The cosmetics giant L'Oral Paris will hold the fourth edition of its "Le Dfil" fashion show, October 3, during Paris Fashion Week. The show will be staged on the French capital's Parvis des Droits de l'Homme, a location....

 2021-09-23 00:17 

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How Google is improving search in Gmail for Android...

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23 The Gmail application for Android is getting a new search filtering function, promising to make it quicker and easier to find old messages. iPhone users will have to wait a little longer to benefit from the improvement.......

 2021-09-23 00:13 

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Covid-19: Melbourne faces more anti-lockdown protests as daily cases hit pandemic high...

SYDNEY, Sept 23 Police in Australia's second-largest city of Melbourne prepared for a fourth day of anti-lockdown protests today after more than 200 arrests a day earlier, while Covid-19 cases across the state of Victoria hit a daily record.......

 2021-09-22 23:54 

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US Fed preparing to remove stimulus 'soon' despite slower recovery...

NEW YORK, Sept 23 — Rising Covid-19 cases have slowed the US economy's recovery, but the Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it may nonetheless "soon" be time to begin removing the stimulus it provided during the pandemic. The closely-watc...

 2021-09-22 23:50 

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French envoy to return to US after fence-mending Biden-Macron call...

PARIS, Sept 23 The US and French presidents moved to mend ties yesterday, with France agreeing to send its ambassador back to Washington and the White House acknowledging it erred in brokering a deal for Australia to buy US instead of French......

 2021-09-22 23:46 

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Spotlight on MoH's winding up at Dewan Rakyat today...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is expected to be the focus during the winding up by the government on the debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address in Parliament today. The Health Ministry, which plays a......

 2021-09-22 23:44 

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Everton's James Rodriguez joins Al-Rayyan...

LONDON, Sept 23 — Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez left Everton to join Qatari club Al-Rayyan for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday after falling out of favour at the Premier League club. With the transfer window in the Middle East still open......

 2021-09-22 23:42 

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Tuas fatal blast: Worker who repaired leaking machine admitted welding work was not good...

SINGAPORE, Sept 23 — Days before it ruptured, a leaking mixer machine was being fixed by a worker, but it had voids, discontinuities and cracks after the repairs. The worker, Molla Mohammad Nasim, merely looked when checking if his welding had......

 2021-09-22 23:41 

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Mbappe needs to 'learn how to be humble', says Metz coach...

METZ, Sept 23 — French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe was told Wednesday that he needs to add a dose of humility to his undoubted talents in front of goal "if he wants to be loved". The advice came from Metz coach Frederic Antonetti after th...

 2021-09-22 23:38 

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Tunisian president moves to cement one-man rule...

TUNIS, Sept 23 Tunisian President Kais Saied declared yesterday he will rule by decree and ignore parts of the constitution as he prepares to change the political system, prompting immediate opposition from rivals. Saied has held nearly total......

 2021-09-22 23:31 

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Americas health agency sees Covid-19 outbreaks continuing into 2022...

BRASILIA, Sept 23 The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) warned yesterday that countries in the region could continue to face localised Covid-19 outbreaks "well into 2022" even while deaths have fallen from their peak in January. While......

 2021-09-22 23:27 

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Record high of 1,457 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; newly reported cluster at Woodlands dormitory...

SINGAPORE, Sept 23 — In what is the highest number of Covid-19 cases seen since the coronavirus outbreak began early last year, Singapore recorded 1,457 new infections yesterday (September 22). The number surpassed the total infections recorded in.....

 2021-09-22 23:20 

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Report: US FDA to authorise third dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for older Americans...

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 The US Food and Drug Administration will authorise a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for those aged 65 and older and some high-risk Americans, a Bloomberg News report said yesterday. The move......

 2021-09-22 22:08 

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'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' coming soon to Disney+...

NEW YORK, Sept 23 — Good news for Marvel fans: Disney has just announced the arrival of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on its streaming platform for November. A nice gift for fans on the occasion of the second anniversary of Disney+,......

 2021-09-22 22:01 

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Facebook ad business hit by new Apple privacy rules...

NEW YORK, Sept 23 — Facebook said Wednesday that Apple's iPhone privacy changes, which allow users to block tracking, significantly affected its advertising revenues because less data could be collected. The move by Apple earlier this......

 2021-09-22 21:59 

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Report: Red-list exemptions discussed for Premier League stars...

LONDON, Sept 23 — Premier League players travelling to red-list countries for internationals could be given quarantine exemptions in future, according to reports on Wednesday. Premier League clubs were updated on the progress of talks between......

 2021-09-22 21:58 

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Sevilla go third as early blitz blows away Valencia...

MADRID, Sept 23 — Sevilla scored three goals in the first 22 minutes against Valencia on Wednesday to win 3-1 and go third in La Liga. Alejandro Gomez put Sevilla in front in the third minute at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan before Gonzalo Montiel and.....

 2021-09-22 21:52 

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Murray into first ATP quarter-final in two years...

METZ, Sept 23 — Former world number one Andy Murray reached his first ATP quarter-final in two years on Wednesday with a straight sets win over Canada's Vasek Pospisil at the Moselle Open. Murray, now ranked at 113, swept to a convincing......

 2021-09-22 21:51 

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US Fed warns of 'severe damage' if senators allow debt default...

NEW YORK, Sept 23 — The chairman of the US Federal Reserve called on lawmakers to raise the nation's borrowing limit urgently on Wednesday, warning that failure to pay government debts would do "severe damage" to the economy. "It'...

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