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Investors pushed most Asian markets higher Friday on easing concerns about runaway inflation and an overheating economy after the Federal Reserve officials brought forward their forecasts for hiking interest rates.
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A woman allegedly involved in several racist incidents, some of which were filmed on the MRT, was charged in court.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Malaysia’s Parliament must reconvene on August 2 at the very latest, the day immediately after the current Emergency’s scheduled August 1 end date, PKR MP Fahmi Fadzil...
Authorities said all planned outdoor events with good COVID-19 safety plans can proceed in the country's largest city. "We don't want people panicking but at the same time we want everyone on high alert," NSW state Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney. "We feel the response we have outlined today is enough for the information we have today ... we have room to move if the situation worsens or something unexpected happens," Berejiklian said.
He’s already gotten the attention of big brands. This article, Singapore artist melts lipsticks, shreds handbags, and more in splashy ASMR, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were set for a weekly loss, while the U.S. dollar hovered near two-month highs as investors continued to digest comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve projecting interest rate hikes in 2023. While the Fed messaging indicated no clear end to supportive policy measures such as bond-buying, signals of faster-than-expected rate hikes indicated concerns about inflation as the U.S. economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely above water in morning trade after four sessions in the red, edging up 0.01%.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper hit the stands Friday a day after police raided its newsroom, with an extra-large print run and a characteristic message of defiance emblazoned on its front that read: "We must press on".
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) -With Neymar in fine form and scoring a goal that took him past Ronaldo on the country's all-time goals list, Brazil scored early in the game and then got three more in a commanding second half to defeat Peru 4-0 in their Copa America clash on Thursday. The result means Brazil are the first team in the tournament to win both their first games, and immediately go to the top of Group B, two points ahead of Colombia, who drew 0-0 with Venezuela earlier in the day. The reigning champions won their opener 3-0 against Venezuela on Sunday but although coach Tite rotated their lineup, giving starts to Ederson, Alex Sandro, Thiago Silva, Everton and Gabriel Barbosa, it still took them only 12 minutes to get the opener when Alex Sandro volleyed home a cut back from Gabriel Jesus.
Hosts Brazil continued their perfect start to the Copa America as goals from Alex Sandro, Neymar, Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison gave them a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded U.S. warnings that participation of a Chinese company posed a security threat, two sources told Reuters. The former Huawei Marine Networks, now called HMN Technologies and majority owned by Shanghai-listed Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd, submitted a bid for the $72.6 million project priced at more than 20% below rivals Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Finland's Nokia, and Japan's NEC, the sources said. The East Micronesia Cable system was designed to improve communications in the island nations of Nauru, Kiribati and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), by providing underwater infrastructure with a far greater data capacity than satellites.
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Riot's investigation into the incident found that both Germsg and Dreamycsgo coordinated to bet against their own team in their match against BlackBird Ignus.
The issue of interior design in a post-COVID world will be one of the major themes at this year's Singapore Interior Design Festival.
A woman in Crowell, Texas, captured the dramatic moment a fuel tanker exploded on June 12.The truck’s driver and multiple volunteer firefighters received minor injuries, local media reported citing Foard County Sheriff Mike Brown. Brown said the fire that sparked the explosion started due to a leak in the tanker.In this footage by Jymi Ranjel, plumes of black smoke can be seen funnelling skyward from a large fire. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfs the area.“This was a very dangerous fire,” Crowell Volunteer Fire Department said of the incident in a Facebook post. Credit: Jymi Ranjel via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Health workers administered 221,706 Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday to give the country a total of 5.3 million doses to date, according to data released by the Special...
Jordan is racing against time to save a tiny rare fish from extinction as falling water levels partly triggered by global warming threaten to dry up its last habitat.
Caeleb Dressel's hunt for Olympic 100m free gold is on, but Simone Manuel won't defend the 100m free title she won in 2016 after stunningly crashing out of the semi-finals at the US Olympic swimming trials.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Over two years after a plan was approved by the Pahang State Executive Council to declare an area covering 4,600 hectares at Tasik Chini as a forest reserve to protect...
Coldplay played a show in Queens, New York, on June 17 for fans who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after the city lifted restrictions relating to containing the virus.The crowd gathered at a park on Long Island City overlooking the Manhattan skyline as the band played a pre-recorded show for the Macy’s July 4th celebration.New York state lifted nearly all coronavirus restrictions on June 15 as around 70 percent of residents had received their first dose of vaccine. Credit: Rhona Tarrant via Storyful