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 2021-09-19 15:43 

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Iran museums reopen after year-long Covid break...

TEHRAN, Sept 19 — Iran reopened museums in Tehran and other cities today after a more than year-long closure because of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Museums in Tehran and other large cities that are no longer red-coded, meaning the risk of......

 2021-09-19 15:29 

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Sabah minister: 63,826 teenagers in state receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 19 — A total of 63,826 teenagers aged 12 to 17 years in Sabah have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine through the vaccination programme for the group, so far. Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi......

 2021-09-19 15:15 

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Lingard, De Gea earn dramatic late win for Man United...

LONDON, Sept 19 — Jesse Lingard scored a stunning late goal and David de Gea saved a stoppage-time penalty as Manchester United beat West Ham United 2-1 in a dramatic Premier League match today. Substitute Lingard hit a thumping shot into the top......

 2021-09-19 14:59 

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Penampang-Tambunan route blocked after landslide...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 19 — The Penampang to Tambunan has become impassable following a landslide at KM52.35 near the Masakob waterfall this evening. Sabah Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) deputy director Farhan Sufyan Borhan said the......

 2021-09-19 14:18 

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Tired Kvitova pulls out of Billie Jean King Cup finals...

PRAGUE, Sept 19 — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said today she would not play the Billie Jean King Cup finals in November as she needs rest. The rebranded Fed Cup tournament will be held on indoor hard courts at the O2 Arena in Prague......

 2021-09-19 13:59 

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The Netherlands unveils its first national Holocaust monument...

AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 — A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam today, the first national memorial to be built in the Netherlands. The monument, designed by Daniel Libeskind, 75,......

 2021-09-19 13:53 

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Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits out of stock at several Singapore stores, retailers working to bring more in...

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 — Antigen rapid test kits have been out of stock at several retail supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores in recent weeks due to increased demand, with some customers buying them in bulk. TODAY reporters have observed......

 2021-09-19 13:20 

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Thousands march for LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine despite some opposition...

KYIV, Sept 19 —Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital today in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.......

 2021-09-19 13:20 

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Bagnaia holds off Quartararo to win at San Marino...

MISANO ADRIATICO (ITALY), Sept 19 — Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia survived a late charge from world championship leader Fabio Quartararo to win the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday and claim a second straight MotoGP victory. Pole-sitter Bagnaia led....

 2021-09-19 13:16 

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French daredevil takes hair-raising Seine tightrope walk...

PARIS, Sept 19 — A French tightrope walker has crossed the Seine in Paris 70 metres up in a breathtaking feat watched by cheering crowds on the Eiffel Tower and along the riverbanks. Attached by a strap to a safety lanyard, 27-year-old Nathan......

 2021-09-19 13:00 

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Sabah minister: Mount Kinabalu reopened to public since Sept 16...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 19 — All Sabah Parks stations and offices (TTS), including climbing activities to the summit of Mount Kinabalu, have been reopened to the public since September 16, says Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk......

 2021-09-19 11:56 

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Johor wants Home Ministry to review strict conditions of MM2H, says MB...

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Sept 19 — The Johor government hopes the Home Ministry (KDN) would review the strict conditions of Malaysia My Second Home Programme (MM2H) set recently. Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohamad said this was because the new conditions......

 2021-09-19 11:50 

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Greek PM says climate crisis is with us and cost of ignoring it 'unimaginable'...

ATHENS, Sept 19 — Mediterranean nations must lead the way in addressing climate change, the Greek prime minister said, warning that the cost of doing nothing was unimaginable, with mankind possibly struggling to survive beyond the turn of the next.....

 2021-09-19 11:45 

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Former England great Jimmy Greaves dies aged 81...

LONDON, Sept 19 — The former England striker Jimmy Greaves, one of the game's greatest goalscorers and characters, has died aged 81, his old club Tottenham Hotspur announced today. "We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of......

 2021-09-19 11:31 

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SDMC: 99.74pc of 2,707 new Covid-19 infections in Sarawak either asymptomatic or mild cases...

KUCHING, Sept 19 — A total of 99.74 per cent of the 2,707 new Covid-19 infections in Sarawak today were asymptomatic and mild cases, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). The Sarawak SDMC said in a statement that, of the new cases,......

 2021-09-19 11:20 

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Khairy: Those already vaccinated against Covid-19 but still awaiting digital certs can use physical cards issued by PPVs...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Vaccinated individuals who are yet to receive their digital vaccination certificates owing to technical issues can use the physical cards issued by their vaccination centres (PPVs) in the meantime, Health Minister Khairy......

 2021-09-19 10:39 

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Johor MB says state Agriculture Dept receives RM16.66m to implement food security programme...

JOHOR BARU, Sept 19 — The Johor Agriculture Department has received RM16.66 million from the Finance Ministry to implement a Food Security Programme in a move to turn the state into the nation's main food production hub. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk...

 2021-09-19 10:24 

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UAE central bank sees Covid-19 increasing money-laundering risks...

DUBAI, Sept 19 — The United Arab Emirates central bank sees increased risks of illicit financial flows emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, including money-laundering and terrorism financing, it said in a report published today. The use of......

 2021-09-19 10:15 

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Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit...

TAIPEI, Sept 19 — Taiwan threatened to take China to the World Trade Organisation today after Beijing said it would suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from the island on pest concerns, in the latest spat between the two over fruit.......

 2021-09-19 10:05 

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Bomba D-G: 90pc of firemen nationwide fully vaccinated against Covid-19...

KOTA BARU, Sept 19 — Ninety per cent out of the total 14,500 fire personnel nationwide have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, said Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Hamdan Wahid. He said the remaining 10......

 2021-09-19 09:49 

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Khairy targets early Oct roll-out of Covid-19 booster shots for frontliners, vulnerable groups...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced today that he has set early October as the target for the administration Covid-19 vaccine booster shot for high-risk groups. During the Kedah Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force......

 2021-09-19 09:44 

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Higher Education Dept director: Applicants who failed to get a place in public universities may send in appeal...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Applicants who failed to get a place in Public Universities (UA) may submit an appeal, 11 days after the announcement to check the results of admissions to UAs for the 2021/2022 session on Wednesday (September 15). The......

 2021-09-19 09:40 

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Blast targets Taliban truck in eastern Afghan city...

KABUL, Sept 19 — A pickup truck carrying Taliban fighters was the target of a bomb in the Afghan city of Jalalabad today, local media reported, a day after at least two people were killed in a series of blasts in the area. , which one journalist......

 2021-09-19 09:31 

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Rina Harun says ministry focuses on helping Covid-19 orphans regain emotional stability...

SEPANG, Sept 19 — The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) will focus on regaining the emotional stability of the children who lost their parents due to Covid-19 to help them live a normal life. Its Minister Datuk Seri Rina......

 2021-09-19 09:23 

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Perak MB: Cracks on Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley could get worse if rains continue...

IPOH, Sept 19 — The cracks on Federal Route 185 involving Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley here heading towards Cameron Highlands, Pahang could get worse if rains continue at the location, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad. He said the......

 2021-09-19 09:10 

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Perak MB: Viral message of Orang Asli Covid-19 patients in Gopeng fleeing into jungle not true...

IPOH, Sept 19 — The viral message claiming that 250 Orang Asli Covid-19 patients in Gopeng have fled into the jungle is false, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad. He said this was confirmed after bringing up the matter, which has gone......

 2021-09-19 08:58 

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Miti: Malaysia looking forward to welcoming China in CPTPP as early as next year...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — As one of the pioneer members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Malaysia is looking forward to welcoming economic powerhouse China into the fold, anticipated to be as......

 2021-09-19 08:53 

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Under-fire Australian minister resigns over anonymous donation...

SYDNEY, Sept 19 — An under-fire Australian minister who accepted an anonymous donation to sue public broadcaster ABC after it published rape allegations against him has resigned, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today. The accusation that......

 2021-09-19 08:51 

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao nominated as presidential candidate for Philippines 2022 election...

MANILA, Sept 19 — A faction of the Philippines' ruling political party today nominated boxing star Manny Pacquiao as the party's presidential candidate for the 2022 election, his close ally Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said.....

 2021-09-19 08:48 

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Examination Board: 8,077 candidates in Malaysia to resit SPM from Sept 21...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Ulangan (SPMU) 2021 will be conducted from Sept 21 to 23 with 8,077 candidates registered to sit for the examination. The Examination Board (LP) in a statement today said 1,568 examination......

 2021-09-19 08:39 

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New Covid-19 cases drop to below 15,000-mark in Malaysia after almost two months to 14,954...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Malaysia recorded 14,954 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, dipping below the 15,000-case mark since July 26. Malaysia last recorded 14,516 cases on July 26. The new cases were 594 fewer than yesterday's......

 2021-09-19 08:31 

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Khairy: MOH to discuss with JPA on penalties for civil servants refusing Covid-19 vaccination...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) will discuss penalties for government staff refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Health Ministry Khairy Jamaluddin said today. During the Kedah Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF)......

 2021-09-19 08:22 

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MetMalaysia: Heavy rain forecast in Sabah, Labuan from tomorrow until Tuesday...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has forecast heavy rain in some parts of Sabah and Labuan from tomorrow to Tuesday. Met Malaysia director-general Muhammad Helmi Abdullah, in a statement issued today,......

 2021-09-19 07:53 

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Health minister: Over 500 Kedah quarantine breakers in a week, 18pc checked in at supermarkets...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Over 500 people in Kedah were found to have violated their home quarantine, with 18 per cent found to have checked in at supermarkets using the MySejahtera application, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said. He said......

 2021-09-19 07:49 

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Rina: 70pc of Welfare Dept nursery staff fully vaccinated...

SEPANG, Sept 19 — Seventy per cent or 8,895 out of the 12,545 employees of taska (nurseries) registered with the Social Welfare Department (JKM) nationwide have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, said Women, Family and Community Development......

 2021-09-19 07:36 

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Australia had 'deep and grave concerns' over French subs, says PM...

SYDNEY, Sept 19 — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today the French government would have known Canberra had "deep and grave concerns" about French submarines before the deal was torn up last week. France is furious at......

 2021-09-19 07:29 

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Myanmar military convoy hit by roadside bomb near Yangon, says junta...

YANGON, Sept 19 — Myanmar anti-junta dissidents have carried out a bomb attack on security forces near Yangon, with several killed in an ensuing firefight, the military and media said. The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since the......

 2021-09-19 07:19 

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Busy competition schedule for national shuttlers as BAM starts preparing players for Paris 2024 Olympics...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — A busy competition schedule awaits the national shuttlers, with some likely away from home till end of the year as the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has laid out a back-to-back competition plan. BAM Coaching......

 2021-09-19 07:14 

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Deputy housing minister: 1,665 vacancies in Fire and Rescue Dept need to be filled soon...

JOHOR BARU, Sept 19 — A total of 1,665 posts in the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), involving various ranks, will be filled soon to further enhance the department's preparedness in rescue operations. Deputy Housing and......

 2021-09-19 07:12 

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No entry of foreign workers, including maids, until Dec 31, says minister...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 --Private employment agencies that are registered with the Ministry of Human Resources are advised not to make any statements or advertisements that mislead employers on entry of foreign maids into the country. Human Resources......

 2021-09-19 06:52 

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Only 1.8pc left to be vaccinated for adult population 80pc herd immunity, says minister...

JOHOR BARU, Sept 19 — Only about 1.8 per cent of the adult population remains to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for Malaysia to achieve the 80 per cent herd immunity for adults, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba......

 2021-09-19 06:45 

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PM announces Covid-19 booster shot for vulnerable groups, care package for B40 households...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Malaysian government has agreed to the administration of Covid-19 booster shots for high-risk groups after 80 per cent of the country's population have been fully vaccinated, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri......

 2021-09-19 06:38 

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Australia to send officials to provide further understanding on AUKUS, says foreign minister...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — Australia will send its officials to Malaysia to provide further clarification and understanding on the security partnership involving the country, the United Kingdom and the United States, known with the acronym AUKUS, said......

 2021-09-19 06:33 

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Former Kunak assemblyman Nilwan Kabang dies of Covid-19...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 19 — Former Kunak assemblyman Datuk Nilwan Kabang died of Covid-19 early this morning. The 71-year-old Sabah Umno deputy Information chief breathed his last at 3.45am at the Gleneagles Hospital. Sabah Deputy Chief Minister......

 2021-09-19 06:14 

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Illegal house renovation identified among causes of landslide at Kemensah Heights, says minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Illegal house renovation has been identified as among the causes of the landslide incident at Jalan Kemensah Heights here, last Friday, said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan. Takiyuddin,......

 2021-09-19 06:07 

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Evergrande begins repaying wealth product investors with property...

BEIJING, Sept 19 — Cash-strapped developer China Evergrande Group has begun repaying investors in its wealth management products with real estate, a unit of its main Hengda Real Estate Group Co Ltd unit said. Evergrande, with over US$300 billion......

 2021-09-19 05:48 

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With new sectors reopening, remain vigilant and adhere to SOPs, says Tengku Zafrul...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The public must remain vigilant and continue to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP) when the government reopens more sectors once the nation enters the endemic phase, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk......

 2021-09-19 05:43 

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Guan Eng: More field hospitals needed in Penang...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 19 — There is a need for more field hospitals to be set up in Penang to accommodate the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the state, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said today. The Member of Parliament for Bagan said......

 2021-09-19 05:43 

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Singapore's biggest challenge now is to ensure hospitals, healthcare workers are not overburdened, says health minister...

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 — With accident and emergency (A&E) and general wards coming under pressure, the biggest challenge currently confronting the Ministry of Health (MOH) is to ensure that hospitals and healthcare workers are not overburdened.......

 2021-09-19 05:40 

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Living with Alzheimer's: China's health time bomb...

BEIJING, Sept 19 — The first time Chen Shaohua went missing and was picked up by police, the 68-year-old's family put it down to confusion. When he disappeared a second time, they realised he was deeply unwell — but it was already too......

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