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 2021-10-21 10:01 

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Tokyo to ditch nightlife curbs as COVID-19 cases plunge...

TOKYO: Tokyo will lift curbs on bar and restaurant opening hours as COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital hit their lowest level this year, officials said on Thursday (Oct 21).It is the latest softening of coronavirus restrictions in Japan, where cases h...

 2021-10-20 19:52 

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Nienaber says South Africa ready to host Covid-hit Championship...

GQEBERHA: Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber said on Saturday he would welcome the rest of the coronavirus-hit Rugby Championship being played in South Africa.Speaking after South Africa's 29-10 second-round win over Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay...

 2021-10-20 02:41 

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New Zealand's daily COVID-19 cases fall, some classrooms to reopen...

Daily COVID-19 cases in New Zealand fell on Wednesday (Oct 20) after a record jump the day before, with most infections still in Auckland as the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to affect the country's biggest city.Authorities reported 60 ne...

 2021-10-20 01:09 

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Chinese hot pot chain Haidilao slows growth as COVID-19 curbs consumer appetite...

BEIJING : China's biggest hot pot chain Haidilao is slowing its rollout of new restaurants and increasing diversification of its fare, tempering its rapid expansion during the coronavirus pandemic to cope with a subsequent slump in consumer spending. ...

 2021-10-19 15:43 

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Nearly 7 in 10 Premier League players double-jabbed against COVID-19...

LONDON: Sixty-eight percent of Premier League players have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus, the English top flight confirmed on Tuesday (Oct 19) following criticism of hesitancy among footballers.Reports earlier this month suggested only seven o...

 2021-10-19 12:44 

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Abu Dhabi's tech hub sees surge of interest from start-ups...

DUBAI : Abu Dhabi's new technology hub says it has seen a surge in interest from start-up firms in the United Arab Emirates and abroad despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic last year, amid increased optimism from the sector.Hub71, ba...

 2021-10-19 12:15 

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IMF welcomes new Japan premier's stimulus plan, focus on income gap...

TOKYO : The International Monetary Fund welcomes the plan by Japan's new prime minister to deploy a fresh stimulus package as well as his focus on tackling inequality as necessary to mitigate the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic.Prime Min...

 2021-10-19 10:09 

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Indonesia cuts 2021 oil and gas production targets on pandemic woes...

JAKARTA: Indonesia has cut its oil and gas production targets for this year, officials at industry regulator SKK Migas told reporters on Tuesday (Oct 19), as the coronavirus pandemic impacted new projects.The oil lifting target for 2021 was cut to 665,000...

 2021-10-19 08:14 

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Thailand approves US$1.64 billion more support measures...

BANGKOK : Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a further 54.5 billion baht (US$1.64 billion) in relief measures as the Southeast Asian country deals with its biggest and most prolonged coronavirus outbreak.The measures include 42 billion baht of cas...

 2021-10-19 05:33 

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Oil prices fall as weaker China growth, US output stoke demand concerns...

TOKYO: Oil prices fell on Tuesday (Oct 19), with Brent down a second straight day, after Chinese data showed slowing economic growth and US factory output dropped in September, raising fresh concerns about demand amid patchy recovery from the coronavirus ...

 2021-10-19 01:09 

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'Unprecedented' crackdown on free speech during COVID-19 pandemic: Amnesty...

LONDON: Oppressive regimes around the world have used the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on critics, Amnesty International said Tuesday (Oct 19). The rights monitor said there have been...

 2021-10-18 22:26 

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Russian regions introduce QR codes for entry to public venues as COVID-19 cases hit record...

MOSCOW: Many Russian regions on Monday (Oct 18) announced plans to keep cafes, museums and other public venues open only to those who have recently recovered from COVID-19, have proof of inoculation with a Russian vaccine or a negative coronavirus test, a...

 2021-10-18 07:59 

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Thai economy faces uncertainty, monetary policy to stay accommodative...

BANGKOK : Thailand's central bank said on Monday there was high uncertainty facing the economy and monetary policy would remain accommodative to support a recovery from the country's most prolonged outbreak of the coronavirus.The Bank of Thailand ...

 2021-10-18 05:14 

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Japan must issue bonds to fund pandemic-relief steps, PM Kishida says...

TOKYO : Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday the country must issue government bonds to fund policies aimed at helping the public weather the hit from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-10-18 04:10 

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New Zealand PM Ardern extends COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland...

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (Oct 18) that the country's biggest city Auckland will remain in lockdown for another two weeks as it looks to control the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.There will be...

 2021-10-17 19:41 

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Italy reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths, 2,437 new cases...

ROME: Italy reported 24 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday (Oct 17), up from 14 the previous day, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 2,437 from 2,983.Italy has registered 131,541 deaths linked to COVID-19 since the...

 2021-10-17 05:10 

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Frustrated and weary over long pandemic hours, more US workers are striking...

NEW YORK: Exhausted after working long hours during the coronavirus pandemic and resentful that their bosses are not sharing sometimes huge profits, tens of thousands of nurses, laborers and entertainment workers are going on strike across the United Stat...

 2021-10-16 12:49 

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Russia's daily COVID-19 death toll at record high as vaccination programme stalls...

MOSCOW: Russia reported a record 1,002 deaths from coronavirus on Saturday (Oct 16), the first time the daily number has passed the 1,000-mark since the start of the pandemic.New COVID-19 cases, confirmed in the past 24 hours, were at 33,208, setting a re...

 2021-10-15 23:17 

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US will accept mixed doses of COVID-19 vaccines from international travelers...

WASHINGTON: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Friday (Oct 15) that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from international travelers, a boost to travelers from Canada and other places.The CDC said last week tha...

 2021-10-15 22:33 

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Here's what the future holds for the coronavirus and us...

We lost the first few rounds, by allowing the virus to spread unchecked, but we still have powerful weapons to bring to the fight....

 2021-10-15 16:33 

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Bill Clinton, 75, recovering in hospital after infection...

LOS ANGELES: Former US president Bill Clinton was recovering Friday (Oct 15) after two days in a California hospital for an infection not related to the coronavirus, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said.Clinton, who led the United States from 1993 to 2001...

 2021-10-15 04:14 

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Japan's Q3 growth forecast trimmed further on COVID-19 drag: Reuters poll...

TOKYO : Japan's economy likely grew at a slower pace than previously expected last quarter and faces ongoing risks from soaring raw material prices and coronavirus-linked production and supply disruptions, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Friday...

 2021-10-15 03:46 

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South Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to 'living with COVID-19'...

SEOUL: South Korea said on Friday (Oct 15) it would lift stringent anti-coronavirus curbs on social gatherings next week, as the country prepares to switch to a...

 2021-10-14 22:29 

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NY artist nails it with mosaic grotto in Times Square...

NEW YORK : A New York artist has assembled more than 350,000 acrylic fingernails to create a neon and pale pink grotto - a tribute to surviving the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-10-14 10:59 

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Price pinch: global economy caught in perfect storm...

LONDON/TOKYO : From beef bowls in Tokyo to chicken fillet rolls in London, consumers are beginning to feel the pinch from the surge in costs washing over the global economy.The rebound in economic activity from coronavirus restrictions has exposed shortag...

 2021-10-14 10:43 

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Indian festival crowds return as COVID-19 horrors fade...

KOLKATA: India's main religious festival season is back in full swing with huge noisy crowds, thronging markets and fairs for the first time in two years, barely six months after a devastating COVID-19 surge.The coronavirus is still claiming more than...

 2021-10-14 10:20 

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Russia's daily COVID-19 cases, deaths surge to record highs...

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday (Oct 14) reported a record 986 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours and 31,299 new cases, its highest one-day infection tally since the pandemic began.The Kremlin has blamed the rising death toll on Russia's slow ...

 2021-10-14 09:50 

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Philippines reopens cinemas, gyms in capital to boost jobs...

MANILA: The Philippines will allow cinemas and gyms to reopen in the capital Manila, an official said on Thursday (Oct 14), after a sharp fall in the daily number of coronavirus infections and increased vaccinations.Restrictions have been eased in recent ...

 2021-10-14 09:19 

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After Wild West start, scooter providers chase scale to survive...

LONDON : The era of breakneck growth for electric scooter firms is giving way to more selective expansion focused on profits as they face tougher regulations, more demanding customers and wary insurers.Hurt badly by global coronavirus lockdowns last year,...

 2021-10-14 03:24 

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Japan ruling party executive calls for US$290 billion stimulus package...

TOKYO: Japan must compile an economic stimulus package worth at least 32 to 33 trillion yen (US$282 to US$290 billion) to cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a senior ruling party official close to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday...

 2021-10-14 00:59 

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Australia employment falls 138,000 in Sept amid lockdowns...

SYDNEY : Australian employment fell sharply for a second month in September as coronavirus lockdowns forced businesses to lay off workers and slash hours, while the jobless rate was held down by another drop in the number of people looking for work.Thursd...

 2021-10-14 00:59 

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Australia sees more jobs lost to lockdowns, but recovery beckons...

SYDNEY :Australian employment fell sharply for a second month in September as coronavirus lockdowns forced firms to lay off workers, while the jobless rate was held down by another big drop in the number of people looking for work.Policy makers are counti...

 2021-10-13 20:29 

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BOJ's Kuroda: Told G20 that global economy continues to recover...

WASHINGTON : Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he told a Group of 20 finance leaders' meeting that the global economy continues to recover, although some emerging economies still faced downward pressure from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-10-13 11:19 

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AC Milan defender Hernandez tests positive for coronavirus...

ROME : Theo Hernandez has tested positive for COVID-19 on his return from international duty with France, AC Milan said on Wednesday. The left back started both of France's games at the UEFA Nations League Finals in Italy, providing a goal and an assi...

 2021-10-13 08:44 

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Amid global inflation fears, Nippon Paint profit warning etches bleak outlook for Japan Inc...

TOKYO : Alarm bells are ringing for Japan Inc after a paint maker slashed its earnings forecast this week, offering a gloomy portrait of a brewing storm of rising global energy costs that is overshadowing hopes of post-coronavirus economic recovery.The pr...

 2021-10-13 04:09 

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China September copper imports post first gain in five months...

China's copper imports rose in September from the previous month, customs data showed on Wednesday, snapping a run of five straight monthly declines as shipments held up by coronavirus pandemic curbs arrived in the country.Arrivals of unwrought copper...

 2021-10-13 04:09 

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China Sept copper imports snap 5-month fall as delayed shipments arrive...

:China's copper imports in September snapped a run of five month-on-month declines, customs data showed on Wednesday, as shipments held up in ports of the world's biggest user of the metal became available after coronavirus curbs were eased.The co...

 2021-10-13 01:34 

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Japan August machinery orders fall, miss expectations...

TOKYO : Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly fell in August, underlining persistent pressure on businesses and the broader economy as firms struggle to shake off the drag from the coronavirus pandemic.The Cabinet Office data on Wednesday showed ...

 2021-10-12 23:59 

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Japan manufacturers' mood drops to 6-month low in October - Reuters Tankan...

TOKYO : Japanese manufacturers have become less positive about business conditions whereas the service-sector outlook improved to a level not seen since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, showed the Reuters Tankan poll for October.Manufacturers were t...

 2021-10-12 12:50 

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Russia hits record daily death toll from COVID-19...

MOSCOW: Russia reported 973 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday (Oct 12), its highest single-day toll since the start of the pandemic, and the government voiced concern at the pace and intensity of new infections....

 2021-10-12 07:44 

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Thai industries mood rises for first time in 6 mths...

BANGKOK : Thailand's industries sentiment rose for the first time in six months in September thanks to an easing of coronavirus curb, while reopening plans should bolster the mood further, an industries group said on Tuesday.The curbs were relaxed in ...

 2021-10-12 04:17 

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Japan's ruling party to unveil platform for October election...

TOKYO: Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is due to unveil a platform on Tuesday (Oct 12) for an Oct 31 general election, with an expected focus on tough measures to end the coronavirus pandemic and a boost for defence spending.The party...

 2021-10-12 01:24 

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New Zealand's budget deficit shrinks sharply on economic rebound...

SYDNEY : New Zealand's government on Tuesday reported a marked improvement in its finances thanks to a surprisingly brisk recovery for its economy, though a fresh coronavirus outbreak has since clouded the outlook somewhat.The New Zealand Treasury sai...

 2021-10-11 08:14 

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Thai digital payments surge from pre-coronavirus level...

BANGKOK : Digital payments in Thailand have quadrupled from pre-pandemic levels, the central bank said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian country's longest-running wave of infections accelerates demand for online services.Thailand9;s latest outbreak...

 2021-10-11 05:05 

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New Zealand makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers, teachers...

WELLINGTON: Most of New Zealand's healthcare workers and teachers will soon be legally required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, the government announced Monday (Oct 11).A new mandate compels doctors, pharmacists, community nurses and many o...

 2021-10-11 02:19 

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Oil gains as energy demand rises; WTI tops US$80...

TOKYO : Oil prices rose on Monday, extending multiweek gains, amid supply restraint from major producers and growing demand for fuels as economies try to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.Brent crude was up 81 cents, or 1per cent, at US$83.20 a barrel...

 2021-10-09 17:47 

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Italian police use water cannon to push back anti-vax protesters in Rome...

ROME: Italian police on Saturday (Oct 9) used water cannon to push back hundreds of people demonstrating in Rome against coronavirus vaccination, seeking to keep them from the prime minister's office.Around 10,000 people took to the streets in the hea...

 2021-10-09 04:25 

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Simplified health protocols and reconnecting with the world as Singapore moves to live with COVID-19: PM Lee...

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans must update their mindsets about COVID-19 and not be paralysed by fear, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.In outlining the steps which must be taken for the country to live with the coronavirus, Mr Lee pushed for simplified healt...

 2021-10-08 18:14 

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Canada's current COVID-19 surge could decline in coming weeks, says health official...

OTTAWA: Canada's latest COVID-19 wave could decline in the coming weeks with increasing numbers of Canadians now vaccinated against the coronavirus, a top medical official said on Friday (Oct 8), citing longer-term forecasts.Theresa Tam, the chief pub...

 2021-10-08 00:34 

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Japan household spending falls on persistent COVID-19 pressure...

TOKYO: Japan's household spending fell 3.0 per cent in August from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday (Oct 8), as state of emergency curbs to combat the coronavirus pandemic weighed on consumption during the summer holiday season.The dat...

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