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Another COVID lockdown would be completely wrong right now as Britain is learning to live with the novel coronavirus, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Wednesday. "I absolutely think that it would be completely wrong for us to go back into a lockdown," he told Times Radio. He said the critical indicators were hospitalisations and death rates - and that those were much lower.
A 76-year-old woman was fined $2,000 for making lewd remarks on a young female neighbour who was molested by her son-in-law.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) will discuss the position of the four Melaka state assemblymen who triggered the collapse of the state government recently in a meeting this evening,...
Whether your goal is to manage stress or anxiety, breathe or relax, mindfulness apps can improve your mental wellbeing.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — China’s top cyberspace regulatory body, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), is now training its sights on accounts of banned users and “zombie followers” of...
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Record-sized hailstones fell across Australia's east coast this week, with ice pellets larger than grapefruits lashing residents in parts of Queensland, the country's metereology bureau said on Wednesday. A thunderstorm struck the Yalboroo area north of Mackay, 954 km (593 miles) north of Brisbane on Monday, bringing record-sized hailstones measuring 16 cm (6.3 inches) in diameter, the Bureau of Metereology (BOM) said. Video obtained by Reuters also showed vehicles and buildings at an industrial site in the Gold Coast being pelted by hail on Monday, with a man picking up one hailstone the size of a golf ball and showing it to the camera.
He was only a year old when his panicked father picked him up and they fled with his mother from the gunfire rattling their neighborhood. It was the day Lebanon’s civil war started 46 years ago. Now 47, Bahij Dana did the same thing last week.
LONDON (Reuters) -British inflation slowed unexpectedly last month but the decline was probably only a temporary respite for consumers and is unlikely to deter the Bank of England from raising interest rates, possibly as soon as next month. Consumer prices rose 3.1% in annual terms in September, easing back from 3.2% in August, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Overall, the figures did little to change expectations that the BoE will become the first of the world's major central banks to raise rates, with investors increasingly betting it will do so on Nov. 4 after its next policy meeting.
Intense rainfall triggered landslides in India’s Kerala state on October 17.At least 27 people were killed by the extreme weather, according to local news reports. The majority of the deaths were in the Kottayam district.A red alert was issued for the state on October 16, as a low-pressure system was expected to bring “extremely heavy falls” to the area, the India Meteorological Department said.Heavy rainfall was expected to return to Kerala on October 20, according to the national weather agency.This video shows emergency services workers in Koottickal, in Kerala’s Kottayam district. Credit: S Santhosh via Storyful
KUCHING, Oct 20 — The families of four anglers and a boat skipper, who were reported missing on October 3 in the waters off Santubong, today appealed to the state government to resume search and...
The mother of a murdered Hong Kong woman blasted the authorities on Wednesday for allowing her daughter's killer to live as a free man, a case that has festered because China does not recognise Taiwan.
New York City Police Department said it was reviewing an incident involving a pair of unmasked police officers who were filmed pushing a man out of a subway station in New York City on October 19.This video by @toriahall shows two NYPD officers shoving the man through an emergency exit door at 8th Street station. The video does not show the confrontation that led up to the incident.According to a local news report, from the New York Daily News, the man seen in the video had asked the police officers “why don’t you just put on a mask?” before they forced him out of the station.According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority “masks are still required at indoor train stations and on board trains, buses, and paratransit vehicles” in New York.An NYPD spokesperson told Storyful the incident was under internal review. Credit: @toriahall via Storyful
A Brazilian senate committee will on Wednesday ask that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with "intentional" crimes over his management of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left 600,000 of his compatriots dead.
‘Whenever we talk among men, we cannot really control ourselves,’ says actor Fauzi Nawawi, who gets excited when playing a rapist. This article, Thousands slam Malaysian TV show over rape scene locker room talk and naming actress, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
A senate investigation in Brazil recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with homicide for mishandling the COVID-19 health crisis.The report was prepared by opposition Senator Renan Calheiros and said Bolsonaro's mistakes led to the death of thousands.It recommended 13 criminal charges, including genocide against Brazil's indigenous population for leaving their communities vulnerable to the virus.Meanwhile, the Brazilian president has dismissed the probe as politically motivated and did not immediately respond to a request for comment.It's unlikely he'll face a trial for charges, as they'd have to be brought by Brazil's prosecutor general, a seat Bolsonaro appointed.The nearly 1,200 page document alleges that Bolsonaro deliberately turned down early offers to purchase vaccines, which delayed Brazil's inoculation campaign and cost an estimated 95,000 lives.The report also says Bolsonaro was guided by "an unfounded belief in the theory of herd immunity by natural infection and the existence of a treatment."He has been widely criticized by public health experts for rallying against lockdowns, refusing to wear a mask in public, and declaring he has not yet been vaccinated.Bolsonaro also pushed unproven remedies for the illness such as antimalarial hydroxychloroquine.The draft report still needs to be voted on by the Senate and could be vetoed and altered.The vote is scheduled to take place next week.
JOHOR BARU, Oct 19 — The federal Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) has denied allegations that a Malaysian man who was arrested in connection with a seizure of over RM431.8 million...
More than 100 people have died in several days of massive flooding and devastating landslides that swept away roads and houses in India and Nepal, officials said Wednesday, with scores more missing.
Manufacturers are rushing to replenish chip stocks depleted during coronavirus pandemic factory curbs - not least automakers who earlier cancelled orders expecting poor demand. At factories in Malaysia, operators like chip packaging firm Unisem say that drive is leading buyers that sell chips on to auto and electronics manufacturers to become willing to sign up for big price hikes, some even asking for as many assembled chips as plants can produce - whatever the cost. But Malaysia's chip assembly industry, accounting for more than a tenth of a global trade worth over $20 billion, warns that shortages - exacerbated by years of under-investment in basic chip production, while high-end semiconductors were favoured - will last at least two years.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Miss Hong Kong 2021 contestant Ukei Cheung has confirmed that she has complied with the demand letter issued by Hong Kong comedian Stephen Chow to remove photos taken on his...