KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Government agencies must enhance their verification processes to prevent possible abuse, such as the unsolicited registration of Malaysians by the People’s Volunteer Corps...Read More »
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Malaysians have lost the opportunity for almost half a year now to scrutinise government policies and decisions in Parliament through their elected representatives, while...
Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau will hear plenty of "Brooksy" from US Open spectators, but he won't be playing alongside his social media rival on Sunday at Torrey Pines.
Canada's Mackenzie Hughes has missed the cut in his past five events and six of eight prior major starts, but he'll be in Sunday's final pairing at the US Open.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Malaysia administered 164,282 Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday to give the country a total of 5,675,002 doses to date, according to data released by the Special Committee on...
World record-holder Caeleb Dressel will try to add 100m butterfly Olympic gold to his two world titles after a victory Saturday at the US Olympic swimming trials.
JUNE 20 — So in good news, Singapore is loosening the restrictions it imposed in May following a spike in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases. Almost a month ago, restaurants and bars were...
A member of the Uganda Olympic team has tested positive for coronavirus on arrival in Japan, just over a month before the pandemic-postponed Games, officials said.
Taiwan reacted with an outpouring of thanks to the United States for shipping 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the major semiconductor-producing island, more than doubling its arsenal as it deals with a rise in domestic infections. Washington, competing with Beijing to deepen geopolitical clout through "vaccine diplomacy," initially had promised to donate 750,000 doses but increased that number as President Joe Biden's administration advances its pledge to send 80 million U.S.-made shots around the world. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted she was touched by the U.S. move.
The village chiefs say that they had to combat a lot of misinformation that was being spread about the vaccination process.
French voters go to the polls on Sunday in regional elections that will test the appeal of far-right leader Marine Le Pen's softened image less than a year before the next presidential election. Coming after a gruelling year and a half of lockdowns, curfews and restrictions, Sunday's first round is likely to prove dire for President Emmanuel Macron, whose party is projected to win none of mainland France's 13 regions. Boosted by a resurgence of law-and-order issues during the campaign, despite the fact French regions have no police powers, Le Pen is hoping to capitalise on a rebrand that has seen her ditch promises of "Frexit" and inflammatory rhetoric.
HAVANA (Reuters) -Cuba's Soberana 2 vaccine candidate has shown 62% efficacy with just two of its three doses, state-run biopharmaceutical corporation BioCubaFarma said on Saturday, citing preliminary data from late phase trials. Cuba, whose biotech sector https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-vaccine-cuba-focus-idUKKBN27S1OZ has exported vaccines for decades, has five vaccine candidates in clinical trials, of which two - Soberana 2 and Abdala - are in late phase trials. "In a few weeks we should have the results for the efficacy with three doses which we expect will be superior," said Vicente Vérez, director of the state-run Finlay Vaccine Institute, which developed Soberana 2.
Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy snapped an 18-month win drought on Mother's Day and put himself in position Saturday to snap a seven-year major win drought on Father's Day.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — It appears that Phase 3 of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program is starting in the Klang Valley next week with the opening of the Bukit Jalil Stadium...
Britain's airlines and holiday companies are planning a "day of action" on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on the government to ease travel restrictions, with just weeks to go before the start of the peak summer season. Travel companies, whose finances have been stretched to breaking point during the pandemic, are desperate to avoid another summer lost to COVID-19. As the clock ticks down to July, Europe's biggest airline Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group on Thursday launched legal action to try to get the government to ease the rules before the industry's most profitable season starts.
West Indies' vulnerable batting was again exploited by South Africa with the home side routed for 149 in reply to the Proteas' first innings total of 298 at stumps on the second day of the second Test on Saturday.
Brazil on Saturday became the second country after the United States to surpass 500,000 Covid-19 deaths as the South American giant grapples with a third wave of the pandemic.
Mohamed Sherif scored as title-holders Al Ahly of Egypt took a giant step toward the CAF Champions League final by winning 1-0 at Esperance of Tunisia on Saturday after pre-match clashes between fans and police saw teargas fired and kick-off delayed by an hour.
In a repeat of the European Champions Cup final, Toulouse will meet La Rochelle in France's Top 14 final after seeing off Bordeaux-Begles 24-21 in Lille on Saturday.
Wales can secure a place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 when they face Italy in Rome later, after Germany breathed life into their campaign with a stunning 4-2 win over holders Portugal on Saturday in Munich.
John Bercow, the former speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament, said on Saturday that he had joined the opposition Labour Party after spending most of his political career as a Conservative legislator. Bercow, who clashed with Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Theresa May over their approach to Brexit and treatment of parliament, told the Observer newspaper that he now believed the Conservative Party was "reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic".
South African athlete Caster Semenya missed out again on Saturday in Regensburg, Germany to qualify for the 5,000 metres at the Tokyo Olympics.
Luis Enrique admitted he expected more from Spain at Euro 2020 after a 1-1 draw with Poland on Saturday left his team facing a fight to reach the last 16.
Olympic champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk on Saturday achieved the 400m qualifying standard for the Tokyo Olympics at a meeting in Madrid.