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The Australian state of New South Wales - home to the major city of Sydney - unveiled a road-map out of COVID-19 lockdowns on Monday.State leader Gladys Berejiklian said in a news briefing, the "staged reopening" gives residents different levels of freedoms, depending on their vaccination status:"For those of us who are fully vaccinated at the 70 percent double dose life will feel so much better. Life will feel, getting back to normal. And obviously a number of things kick in at 80 percent, including community sport, regional travel and a whole range of other things.Then on the first of December, will be the final stage of reopening where unvaccinated people will be able to participate."Berejiklian also revealed that 60 percent of over-16s in New South Wales are now fully inoculated, well above the national average of 52 percent.Officials in Sydney expect to reach their 80 percent target by the end of October based on current vaccination rates.On Monday, the state eased some of its restrictions, allowing construction sites to return to full capacity, and outdoor swimming pools to reopen with social-distancing in place.The arrival of the Delta variant in Sydney in June led to Australia's biggest surge in infections.The city accounted for nearly seven-tenths of the country's 100,000 cases.The federal government has said before it can go ahead with national reopening plans, 70 to 80 percent of Australian adults must be vaccinated.But some virus-free states say they may keep their borders closed even when they reach that target.
State-backed media in China heralded the return of a Huawei top executive to home soil as a chance to reboot relations with the U.S., on Monday.Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei touched down in China over the weekend, arriving to a red carpet welcome after a three year fight in Canada against extradition to the United States.Her return follows a deal with U.S. prosecutors to end a bank fraud case against her and closes longrunning source of diplomatic friction.On Monday morning, state-backed China Daily painted the release as an opportunity to reset ties with America, a reset they say quote "depends on the extent to which Washington and Ottawa are willing to heed the lessons of their rash ploy"But China's the Global Times warned that what it called 'toxic political rhetoric' could still 'poison the atmosphere.'It accused 'anti-China forces' of creating 'noise', citing weekend criticism by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.Meanwhile Chinese press has been relatively quiet on the release of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.They were let go on the same day of Meng's return after being held in China for more than 1,000 days, although one Sunday article in the Global Times said the two were released on bail for medical reasons.Meng was detained in 2018 in Vancouver after a New York court issued an arrest warrant, saying she tried to cover up attempts by Huawei-linked companies to sell equipment to Iran in breach of U.S. sanctions.The two Canadians were detained by Chinese authorities on spying charges.China has previously denied engaging in "hostage diplomacy," insisting that the arrest and detention of the Canadians was not tied in any way to the proceedings against Meng.
JOHOR BARU, Sept 27 — Johor police have crippled an online gambling syndicate’s call centre, which have raked in about RM2.4 million in profits since being active in the last four months. The...
Cryptocurrencies rallied on Monday after tumbling on Friday afternoon as the People's Bank of China said all cryptocurrency-related transactions were illegal.
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Satellite technology tracksrare pink river dolphinsLocation: Rio Ichilo, BoliviaScientists and fisherman hopeto learn more about the speciesDIRECTOR OF FAUNAGUA PAUL VAN DAMME, SAYING:"The fishermen hunted the dolphins to use them as bait for fishing. Now we are raising their awareness and including them as researchers and scientists who monitor the dolphins through cell phones. With them we have developed an application to monitor bufeo populations in the rivers."Tracking data will tell us moreabout the dolphin's lifelike what they eat, their migration patternand the threats they faceHEAD OF WILDLIFE IN WORLD WILDLIFE FUND IN BOLIVIA, LILA SAINZ, SAYING:"Dolphins are indicators of the quality of an aquatic ecosystems and its habitat. Everything that affects dolphins affects the humans that use those resources and it inhabits the surrounding marine ecosystems. So, if dolphins are doing well, people are doing well."Deforestation, dams, and forest firesthreaten the Amazon ecosystem
A sweet little kangaroo joey named Dixie rubbed its eyes and was ready for bed after enjoying a bottle of milk at a wildlife sanctuary in Reedy Creek, Victoria.“Dixie’s mother was hit by a car and killed and left on the side of the road. Someone stopped to see if the kangaroo was OK and move it to the side of the road, and that’s when he heard a rustle in the bushes and Dixie was found and brought to us. She was cold and scared,” Little Urchins Wildlife Santuary told Storyful.The wildlife sanctuary said the joey was doing well and they were hopeful for a safe rehabilitation. Credit: Little Urchins Wildlife Sanctuary via Storyful
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JOHOR BARU, Sept 27 — A policeman in Johor is in trouble with the law after his colleague from Melaka accused him of seducing his wife, and formally filed a complaint based on a controversial law...
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The elderly victim remains in hospital in a serious condition after the assault at his home in Birmingham.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — Upgrades in basic amenities, infrastructure, and communications to bridge the socio-economic gap between the less and more developed states has been listed as one of the...
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“Fever dream” has lately become an overused term in film marketing and criticism alike, often generically applied to anything faintly strange or surreal with fractured storytelling trickery and a lick of gauzy ambience. As a title for the latest feature from Peruvian director Claudia Llosa, it serves a similarly loose, woolly purpose, despite not being […]
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Vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy Covid lockdown by mid-October, Australian officials said Monday, outlining a three-stage "blueprint for freedom" as case numbers fell in the city.