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Indonesia aims to start administering Covid-19 vaccines next month

Indonesia aims to start administering Covid-19 vaccines next month

×ViewJAKARTA, Oct 13 (The Straits Times/ANN): Indonesia is aiming to start administering coronavirus vaccines early next month by relying on supply from Chinese drugmakers as the world's fourth-most populous country fights a health crisis that may result in its first recession in more than two decades.The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs yesterday said 100,000 doses will be supplied by CanSino Biologics, the first Chinese company to test a Covid-19 vaccine on humans, next month.Sinovac Biotech, a China-based company, will be supplying three million doses by...

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Spotlight: Europe eyes stricter measures as countries set all-time daily records

Spotlight: Europe eyes stricter measures as countries set all-time daily records

×ViewBRUSSELS, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- From new alert system to local lockdown, European countries have been stepping up efforts to contain the resurgent wave of COVID-19 as they record the highest daily cases ever and the cumulative cases in the region exceed seven million. As of Monday afternoon, Europe had registered 87,100 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period, raising its total to 7,011,756, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO). SURGING CASES In recent weeks, a number of European countries have recorded a sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases, with some even...

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UM scientists discover fossil of extinct elephant in Gopeng cave

UM scientists discover fossil of extinct elephant in Gopeng cave

×ViewPETALING JAYA: Scientists from Universiti Malaya (UM) have discovered the fossil of a stegodon, an extinct elephant, in a limestone cave in Gopeng, Perak. It is the first stegodon fossil to have been discovered in Malaysia, with a rough geological age of between 30,000 and 80,000 years. Lead researcher Dr Ros Fatihah Muhammad from UM’s Geologi Department and vertebrate paleontologist and zooarcheologist Lim Tze Tshen from the Paleontological Society of Malaysia were the scientists behind the discovery. Dr Ros said the discovery was possible thanks to information from cave settlers...

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Armenia's defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet

Armenia's defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet

×ViewYEREVAN (Reuters) - A Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down an Armenian SU-25 warplane over Armenian territory on Tuesday, killing the pilot, an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman said.Shushan Stepanyan, an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman, wrote on her Facebook page that the plane had been on a military assignment when it was shot down. (Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Gareth Jones)Article type: meteredUser Type: anonymous webUser Status: Campaign ID: 18Cxense type: freeUser access status: 3   YesNoCopyright © 1995-Star Media...

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India: Pakistan accuse Indian army killing its soldier

India: Pakistan accuse Indian army killing its soldier

×ViewISLAMABAD/DELHI, Sept 27 (AP): Pakistan’s military said Sunday that Indian troops opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing one soldier.In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts where the fire originated, causing "substantial damage” on the Indian side but gave no details.The Indian army said its troops "befittingly” responded to Pakistani firing and shelling along the Line of Control on Saturday in southern Rajouri district. It reported no damage or casualties.India and Pakistan routinely accused each...

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Spain's Supreme Court rules food delivery riders are employees, not freelancers

Spain's Supreme Court rules food delivery riders are employees, not freelancers

×ViewMADRID: Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Sept 23 that riders for Barcelona-based food delivery app Glovo were employees, not freelancers, in a case that could clear the way for so-called gig economy workers to demand formal labour contracts and benefits. The ruling by the country's top court follows two previous cases heard in regional courts, one involving Glovo and the other its rival Deliveroo. "... fixes the conditions for the provision of its services, and owns the assets essential to carrying out its services," the court said in a statement. "It uses deliverers who... fulfil their...

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North Korea regrets killing South Korean to control coronavirus

North Korea regrets killing South Korean to control coronavirus

×ViewSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea expressed regret on Friday over the death of a missing South Korean, saying it shot him as part of measures to battle the coronavirus, the South's national security adviser said. North Korea's United Front Department, in charge of cross-border ties, sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office a day after Seoul officials said North Korean soldiers killed a South Korean before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire. The message came as Moon faced intense political fallout over the incident, which coincided with a renewed push for...

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Israel reports 11,316 new COVID-19 cases, 204,690 in total

Israel reports 11,316 new COVID-19 cases, 204,690 in total

×ViewJERUSALEM, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 11,316 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 204,690. The number of total death cases reached 1,325, with 40 new fatalities, while the number of patients in serious condition decreased from 668 to 657, out of 1,370 patients currently hospitalized. The number of recoveries reached 144,963, with 4,212 new recoveries, while active cases reached a record high of 58,400.Article type: meteredUser Type: anonymous webUser Status: Campaign ID: 18Cxense type: freeUser access status:...

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Singaporean admits supplying luxury goods to North Korea

Singaporean admits supplying luxury goods to North Korea

×ViewSINGAPORE, Sept 20 (AFP): A Singapore man has admitted to supplying luxury perfume, cosmetics and watches worth tens of thousands of dollars to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.Chong Hock Yen, the 60-year-old director of three Singapore-based companies, pleaded guilty on Thursday (Sept 17) to engaging in a conspiracy to supply luxury goods worth almost $200,000 to the isolated country.Over nearly six years, the companies supplied items including perfume, cosmetics, watches, and musical instruments to firms in North Korea under Chong's instructions, according to...

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Biden says he sees TikTok as a 'matter of genuine concern'

Biden says he sees TikTok as a 'matter of genuine concern'

×ViewHERMANTOWN, Minn.: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Friday he sees Chinese-owned TikTok as a "matter of genuine concern" and promised to review security risks surrounding the video-sharing app if elected. "I think that it's a matter of genuine concern that TikTok, a Chinese operation, has access to over 100 million young people particularly in the United States of America," Biden told reporters at a campaign stop in Minnesota. The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block...

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Wear a mask while having sex, Canada's top doctor suggests

Wear a mask while having sex, Canada's top doctor suggests

×ViewOTTAWA (Reuters) - Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus, Canada's chief medical officer said on Wednesday, adding that going solo remains the lowest risk sexual option in a pandemic.Dr Theresa Tam said in a statement there is little chance of catching COVID-19 from semen or vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing."Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things...

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Indonesia: Jakarta residents despondent as city braces itself for another round of Covid-19 restrictions

Indonesia: Jakarta residents despondent as city braces itself for another round of Covid-19 restrictions

×ViewJAKARTA, Sept 13 (The Straits Times/ANN): Residents of Indonesia's capital are despondent - angry, anxious and pessimistic about the future.This follows the announcement that Jakarta will have to endure tighter restrictions again for the second time from Monday (Sept 14) as Covid-19 cases rise inexorably in the city of more 10 million.Entertainment venues will be shut, restaurants and cafes will offer only deliveries and takeaways, and staff in non-essential sectors will work from home.When restrictions - better known here by the local acronym PSBB - were first imposed on April 10, the...

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Mutineering Mali soldiers round up officials, protesters take to the streets

Mutineering Mali soldiers round up officials, protesters take to the streets

×ViewBAMAKO (Reuters) - Mutineering soldiers rounded up a number of senior civilians and military officials from Mali's capital on Tuesday and drove them back to their base, a Malian security source and an official in the prime minister's office said.​Unconfirmed rumours that the mutineers had arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita swept Bamako, prompting hundreds of anti-government protesters to pour into a central square to celebrate and say it was time for him to resign.Neither source said who the officials were or how many had been arrested. Reuters has seen no evidence that Keita...

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Several MPs start petition to reduce RM1,000 fine for not wearing face masks in public

Several MPs start petition to reduce RM1,000 fine for not wearing face masks in public

×ViewKUALA LUMPUR: Several lawmakers have started a petition urging the government to reduce the RM1,000 fine for flouting the face mask-wearing rule. Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii said so far 78 lawmakers have signed the petition, out of which five are from the ruling government. He said the RM1,000 fine is a burden for many Malaysians, especially those in the B40 groups. "We fully understand the rationale of making it mandatory to wear face masks. Yet, we reckon that the RM1,000 fine is way too excessive for ordinary Malaysians during the current trying economic times. "Hence, we propose...

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Harnessing artificial intelligence as a firefighting tool of the future

Harnessing artificial intelligence as a firefighting tool of the future

×ViewResearchers have developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that will eventually be able to predict wildfires and megafires everywhere in the world. In the collective imagination, global warming is responsible for the increasing power and frequency of forest fires. However, this is only partially true. As paradoxical as it may seem, some researchers suggest that the growing strength of fires is also due to the efficient work of fire services. By systematically extinguishing burning vegetation, firefighters would have inadvertently created the conditions for more and more fires. This...

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India surges past two million coronavirus cases, angry health workers launch a strike

India surges past two million coronavirus cases, angry health workers launch a strike

×ViewMUMBAI, India (Reuters) - India, the country hardest hit in Asia by the coronavirus pandemic, reported on Friday a record daily jump in infections, taking its total number of cases over two million, as government struggled to contain the spread amid striking health workers.More than 3.5 million health workers, who have been the foot-soldiers in the Covid-19 detection efforts across India, embarked on a two-day strike from Friday to secure better wages and proper protective equipment."At least 100 health workers have died of Covid-19 in the country so far, but there has been no...

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India data-curb plan 'anathema', US tech giants plan pushback

India data-curb plan 'anathema', US tech giants plan pushback

×ViewNEW DELHI: India's plan to regulate "non-personal" data has jolted US tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google, and a group representing them is preparing to push back against the proposals, according to sources and a letter seen by Reuters. A government-appointed panel in July recommended setting up a regulator for information that is anonymised or devoid of personal details but critical for companies to build their businesses. The panel proposed a mechanism for firms to share data with other entities – even competitors – saying this would spur the digital ecosystem. The report, if...

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Banker convicted for turning blind eye to Malaysian 1MDB funds

Banker convicted for turning blind eye to Malaysian 1MDB funds

×ViewZURICH: A Swiss court has convicted a banker for failing to sound the alarm over millions of dollars linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. The Federal Criminal Court said on Friday it had found the banker guilty of violating requirements to report suspicious transactions and fined him 50,000 Swiss francs (US$55,000) plus court costs. The ruling may be appealed. The former anti-money-laundering executive at private bankCoutts & Co Ltd had denied any wrongdoing.Reuters is not naming him due to Swiss laws on privacy in court proceedings.Swiss markets watchdog...

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Thailand wants foreign inmates to give English lessons to fellow prisoners

Thailand wants foreign inmates to give English lessons to fellow prisoners

×ViewBANGKOK (Xinhua): Thai Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin on Wednesday (July 29) told the media that he had suggested the Corrections Department to lay out measures, using foreign inmates to teach English to fellow Thai prisoners to supplement their occupational training. "It will be good for the future job prospects for all inmates if they can pick up English from their fellow English-speaking inmates," said Somsak. "We need to maximise all our resources in the Thai prisons," he said. Somsak said that he came up with this idea after he and Labour Minister Chatu Mongol Sonakul earlier...

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Najib gets concurrent 12-year jail sentence, RM210mil fine (Live Updates)

Najib gets concurrent 12-year jail sentence, RM210mil fine (Live Updates)

×ViewKUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has sentenced former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to 12 years in jail and a total fine of RM210mil in default of five years in jail after he was found guilty of seven charges in the first of a series of cases involving the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. Prior to sentencing, Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali said he had taken into consideration several factors including the public interest, and observing key objectives of law enforcement. "The sentence is not only to punish offenders but to deter other people from repeating the...

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US singer Doja Cat tests positive for Covid-19 after downplaying the virus

US singer Doja Cat tests positive for Covid-19 after downplaying the virus

×ViewIn a new interview, singer-songwriter Doja Cat revealed that she had recently tested positive for coronavirus after previously making light of the pandemic on social media. Though she feels better now, Doja told Capital Xtra that she had symptoms that lasted for a few days – and blamed the food delivery app Postmates for contracting the virus. "I got Covid. Honestly, I don't know how this happens, but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and I don't know how I got it, but I got it," Doja, whose real name is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, said. "I'm OK now. It was a four-day...

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Cambodia eyes India FTA, China deal set for August

Cambodia eyes India FTA, China deal set for August

×ViewPHNOM PENH, July 12 (Phnom Penh Post/ANN): Cambodia is studying the possibility of establishing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with India to open a new market with the second-largest regional economy.This comes as an FTA with China is scheduled to be signed next month while similar negotiations with South Korea have also started.The subject of an FTA with India was made during a working lunch meeting between Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak and Indian ambassador to Cambodia Manika Jain on Wednesday.“I discussed with ambassador Jain the possibility of establishing a...

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Jennifer Aniston auctions nude photo for Covid-19 relief

Jennifer Aniston auctions nude photo for Covid-19 relief

×ViewJennifer Aniston is stripping, well sort of, for a good cause. The 51-year-old actress has teamed up with her photographer pal, Mark Seliger to auction off one of her more racy photos to benefit Covid-19 relief fund. The photo, taken in 1995 at the height of her career when she was starring in the hit sitcom Friends, features a nude Aniston seated with legs strategically covering parts of her body. A post shared by (@jenniferaniston) on May 30, 2020 at 8:19am PDT She wrote on Instagram: "My dear friend @markseliger teamed up with @radvocacy and @christiesinc to auction 25 of his...

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Australia mulls return of crowds to sporting stadiums as COVID-19 cases slow

Australia mulls return of crowds to sporting stadiums as COVID-19 cases slow

×ViewSYDNEY (Reuters) - Small crowds at sporting events may be possible in the near future, Australia's deputy chief medical officer said on Wednesday, citing successful efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.Australia has not reported a death from the disease for more than a week. It has recorded 102 COVID-19 deaths and almost 7,200 infections. With fewer than 20 cases each day, Australia has allowed professional sport to begin, though no crowds are permitted.Australia's national cabinet will on Friday meet to discuss how to further ease social distancing restrictions, including...

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Ethiopia unlocks one of the world’s last closed telecoms markets

Ethiopia unlocks one of the world’s last closed telecoms markets

×ViewADDIS ABABA: For delivery man Sisay Alebachew, the difference between a good and bad day depends on Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s monopoly telecoms provider. When the Internet is down or too slow to use, customers struggle to place orders on the website of Deliver Addis, Sisay’s e-commerce employer, meaning he has little to do. Other times, when the phone network is jammed, Sisay can’t reach customers to complete deliveries – he wastes precious time standing outside their homes, dialling in vain. Sisay is thrilled, then, that after years of build-up, change finally seems to be coming to...

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