2 women, political opposites, vying in race for Japan PM
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2 women, political opposites, vying in race for Japan PM
Protecting the Beijing Winter Olympics from the coronavirus is the "biggest challenge", organisers said Wednesday, as millions of people in China were under stay-at-home orders to contain small outbreaks 100 days before the Games.
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 27 — The Penang state government is calling for the rollout of the Covid-19 booster shots to be sped up in the state. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said as of October 26,...
After 12:30pm UK time, chancellor Rishi Sunak will outline the next steps in Britain’s recovery plan from the coronavirus pandemic.
Adelaide United player Josh Cavallo came out in an emotional video published on October 27 in which he told the public, “I’m a footballer and I’m gay.”SBS News said that it’s believed Cavallo is now the “only current, openly gay male professional footballer in the world.”Speaking from his home in Adelaide, Cavallo said: “growing up I always felt the need to hide myself, you know, because I was ashamed. Ashamed that I’d never be able to do what I love and be gay.”In the video, which was posted through Adelaide United’s social media profiles, he added that “All I want to do is play football and be treated equally.”Cavallo enthused about the “immense” support he has gotten since coming out, saying “I know there are other football players living in silence. I want to change this.”In a statement, Adelaide United Football Club said “Adelaide United, not only as a football club, but as the embodiment of an inclusive community, supports a remarkable and brave person.” Credit: Josh Cavallo/Adelaide United Football Club via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Recently, Malaysians were left surprised after seeing former education minister, Maszlee Malik appearing in a trailer for a Squid Game-inspired short film called Taruh. The...
The Czech Republic’s premier nonfiction fest, the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, launched its 25th edition Tuesday in the historic town’s renovated cultural center, previewing an impressive program that accompanies its first fully live version in two years. Fest director Marek Hovorka greeted the audience with fond memories of the improvements the event – and […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 today challenged parties contesting in the upcoming Melaka state election to promise political stability after the poll by way of five...
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — A veteran Chinese actress received a warning from China’s internet censors to remove a post complaining about her high electricity bills if she wants the matter to be...
Hong Kong has passed a series of censorship law amendments that empower the city’s No 2 official to prohibit the screening of films deemed threats to national security and increase the maximum penalty for violations. Lawmakers on Wednesday approved the Film Censorship (Amendment) Bill 2021, which also requires official censors to assess the impact of a production on national security during the approval process. The maximum penalty for unauthorised screenings will be increased to three years in
Latte drinkers may in the future be sipping on java sourced from a petri dish rather than a plantation, say scientists behind a new technique to grow what they hope to be sustainable coffee in a lab.
The streets of Haiti were unusually quiet on Tuesday.Days of fuel shortages have left people with few transportation options, forced the closure of some businesses and threatened the daily running of hospitals.Gang members are blocking the entrance to ports that hold vital fuel stores as their leader demands Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down.The people of Haiti are already struggling under a weakening economy and a wave of gang kidnappings.This local resident says the situation is dire.''There is no petrol in the country. Hospitals are unable to operate. I think other institutions could close their doors but hospitals cannot run out of diesel! We are at the most serious level. This is the limit! Because today public hospitals are not operating, private hospitals are not operating. Maternity wards with newborns, (wards) with COVID patients.''In a radio interview on Monday, the country's main gang boss - Jimmy Cherizier - said he would ensure the safe passage of fuel if Henry steps down.His statements show how gangs have taken on an increasingly political role following the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise.Cherizier also demanded that Henry answer questions linking him to Moise's murder.The Prime Minister has denied any involvement.Elections originally scheduled for November have been suspended after Henry last month dismissed the council that organizes the vote.
PETALING JAYA, Oct 27 — A video of a four-month-old baby in Puchong being towed by a remote control car has caught the attention of TikTok users. In a 20-second video posted five days ago, the baby...
A Group of 20 summit scheduled for this weekend in Rome - the first in-person gathering of leaders of the world’s biggest economies since the COVID-19 pandemic started - is not business as usual. In many ways, the two-day G-20 meeting is serving as a Roman holiday preamble to the 12-day Glasgow summit, with the climate dossier taking center stage at the new Nuvola (Cloud) convention center in the Italian capital's Fascist-era EUR neighborhood.
Scott Pianowski & Frank Schwab discuss why heavy favorites have fared so well in 2021 and preview Week 8's games.
A cyberattack in Iran affected all of the Islamic Republic's 4,300 gas stations, a senior official said, as some still faced problems Wednesday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack that began Tuesday, though it bore similarities to another months earlier that seemed to directly challenge Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the country’s economy buckles under American sanctions. Abolhassan Firouzabadi, the secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, linked the attack to another that targeted Iran's rail system in July, in comments reported by the state-run IRNA news agency.
At 671 pubs three alcoholic drinks will be on sale for 99p each.
Those buying flats in prime locations have to occupy their units for at least a decade before they can be sold on in the open market, said HDB.
China has reported nearly 250 locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 since the start of the current outbreak 10 days ago, with many infections in remote towns along porous international borders in the country's northwest. China had 50 new local cases for Oct. 26, the highest daily count since Sept. 16, official data showed on Wednesday. It is also modest compared with more than 1,200 local cases reported during China's July-August outbreak and the more than 2,000 cases in January during the last winter.
Hong Kong’s lived-in home prices declined by the most in nearly a year in September, after touching a record high in July as buying power was hit because of a retreating stock market, according to property consultants. Prices slipped 0.4 per cent to 396.3 last month, according to an index published on Wednesday by the Rating and Valuation Department. It was the steepest fall since October 2020 when it retreated by 0.5 per cent, according to property consultancy Knight Frank. It was also the seco
PETALING JAYA, Oct 27 — Sarawak’s unique Orang Ulu culture has earned a spotlight at Taiwan’s biggest outdoor world music event for the first time ever. The ethnically diverse tribal groups...