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The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has accepted Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam's challenge to debate the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) in Parliament.
A Chinese magician’s trick of table floating was exposed by his partner, to the displeasure of his audience in Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong province.In this video posted to Pokerface Man’s Kuaishou account filmed on April 24, the magician, called Embarrassing Man, makes a table float off the ground and enjoys applause from the audience.However, his brief moment of success is ruined by his friend, named Pokerface Man, who steps in and pulls off the tablecloth, revealing the string that the Embarrassing Man used to keep the table off the ground. The disappointed audience throws water bottles at Embarrassing Man.The Pokerface Man’s account frequently posted humorous revelations of the secrets behind Embarrassing Man’s tricks. Credit: Pokerface Man via Storyful
Merrill Kelly tossed seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their franchise-record, 17-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in Phoenix. Kelly (3-7) allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts for Arizona, which had lost 31 of its previous 33 games. Ketel Marte contributed two hits, an RBI and a run as the Diamondbacks recorded their first victory since June 1.
The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.1% by 0703 GMT, with economically sensitive stocks including banks, miners and energy stocks leading gains. The group was hammered last week following signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve that inflation was rising more than expected, but European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde on Monday calmed those fears by saying the euro zone and the United States were "in a different situation". Investors this week are looking to a host of Federal Reserve speakers to calm market volatility, saying the reaction to last week's meeting was too extreme.
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Hong Kong's embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has been hit by a wave of resignations as authorities push to silence the outspoken tabloid and staff mull whether to leave or stay until the bitter end.
Chipmaker GlobalFoundries said on Tuesday it will spend $6 billion to expand capacity at its factories in Singapore, Germany and the United States amid a chip shortage that is hurting automakers and electronics firms globally. The U.S.-based company, owned by Abu Dhabi's state-owned fund Mubadala, said it will invest more than $4 billion in Singapore, and $1 billion each in the others over the next two years. The unlisted company's Singapore operations contribute about a third of its revenue.
British supermarket sales fell 1.6% in the 12 weeks to June 13 year-on-year as the re-opening of indoor hospitality took spend away from the grocers and into the nation’s cafés and restaurants, industry data showed on Tuesday. Market researcher Kantar said, however, that sales in the period were still 3.3 billion pounds ($4.6 billion) higher than in 2019 before the pandemic hit. In contrast discounters Aldi and Lidl saw sales growth of 6.6% and 4.9% respectively, with Aldi's market share hitting 8.2%, matching its highest ever in March 2020.
Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee’s proposal. The committee said in a draft report on Monday that “there is no possible doubt” that the network of colorful corals off Australia’s northeast coast was “facing ascertained danger.” The report recommends that the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem be added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, which includes 53 sites, when the World Heritage Committee considers the question in China in July.
Most of Lasalle's Continuing Education Programme courses are funded by SkillsFuture, with many supported by the National Silver Academy.
Myanmar soldiers battled an anti-junta civilian militia with small arms and grenades in the country's second city on Tuesday, with four protesters killed and several members of the security forces injured, authorities said.
Hong Kong resident Tsang Yin-Hung, who made the fastest ascent of Mount Everest by any woman, and dozens of other mountaineers from China are unable to get out of Nepal because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Beijing, they said. Nepal has had a surge of infections including at the base camp of Everest, prompting several countries to block travel from there. The travel restriction was imposed after the climbing season began and there were fresh outbreaks in Nepal.
Sydney was battling a fresh Covid-19 cluster on Tuesday just as Melbourne's latest outbreak receded, highlighting Australia's difficulty in quashing persistent small virus flare-ups.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced another 4,743 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia today, a rise of 132 from yesterday’s 4,611. This brings the cumulative number of cases...
KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the Umno Supreme Council has not discussed, or made any decision, regarding what action is to be taken if the Perikatan Nasional...
A coronavirus outbreak in Fiji is rapidly growing, with 180 new cases reported on Tuesday. The current outbreak began in April and has resulted in seven deaths and numerous restrictions, although so far the island nation has resisted a nationwide lockdown. New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said this week it was providing an additional 10 million New Zealand dollars ($7 million) for COVID-19 operations and food supplies in Fiji.
The founder of TikTok owner ByteDance will donate 500 million yuan ($77.35 million) to the southeastern Chinese city of Longyan for education, the city government's education bureau said on Tuesday. Zhang Yiming's move came as Chinese tech billionaires are rushing to make charity gestures, especially in education, amid China's unprecedented crackdown on the tech sector. The donation will set up the "Meifang Foundation" to assist teachers with advanced education and support vocational education, Longyan's education bureau said in a statement.
A suit has been brought forward by an opposition party deputy and a group of citizens against the country's bitcoin law.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he’s ready to face possible charges in any local court for the thousands of killings under his anti-drug crackdown but never before the International Criminal Court, which he has repeatedly ridiculed. The ICC's outgoing chief prosecutor said last week that a preliminary examination found reason to believe crimes against humanity had been committed during Duterte’s crackdown on drugs between July 1, 2016, and March 16, 2019. The dates cover the period when Duterte launched his police-enforced crackdown shortly after winning a six-year presidential term up until when he withdrew the Philippines from the court.
The Malaysian singer reveals that the money goes to a medical group to provide more PPEs