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GEORGE TOWN, June 22 ― The Penang state government has allocated an estimated RM468,000 to pay for the ferry fares of all Malaysian foot passengers for the next six months. Infrastructure and...
KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 ― Health workers administered 235,623 Covid-19 vaccine doses yesterday, pushing the total number of vaccinations in Malaysia over six million mark so far. According to the...
On Monday afternoon the New York Times tweeted its support for star reporter Maggie Haberman after the publication of a Fox News article that criticized her for continuing to report more on Donald Trump than on the Biden administraion. On Monday, Fox News published an article with the headline “New York Times’ scribe Maggie Haberman can’t quit Trump, largely ignores Biden.” (The article’s author, Brian Flood, is a former reporter for TheWrap.) The article noted that Haberman has written or assis
Canada has set ambitious targets for slashing emissions to fight climate change, but faces a stiff challenge: not only is its economy dependent on oil production, but the Canadian oil industry's carbon emissions are among the world's highest for every barrel of oil it pumps. The Canadian oil patch exemplifies the most vexing problem of the energy transition. In the long term, Canada needs to cut its dependence on the energy sector that accounts for 10% of its economy, as the world moves away from planet-warming fossil fuels.
Since the army seized power on Feb. 1 and removed the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, the security forces have put down protests opposing military rule. In response, groups of opponents of the coup known as people's defence forces have sprung up across Myanmar. Up to now, fighting involving lightly armed militias has been mainly confined to small towns and rural areas, but a group claiming to be Mandalay's new People's Defence Force said its members responded after the army raided one of its bases.
Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida pleaded for patience from disgruntled shareholders Tuesday and promised a turnaround at the Japanese automaker, which is projecting a third year of losses as it struggles to distance itself from a scandal over its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. “What we have worked on during years of hardship will bear fruit,” Uchida said at the annual regular shareholders’ meeting. One shareholder got up and demanded a detailed disclosure of Ghosn’s alleged wrongdoing, saying questions about governance remained unanswered.
Infectious disease expert Atsuo Hamada still fondly remembers the thrill of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, but with a month until Japan hosts the Games again, he has concerns.
Japanese carrier Skymark has launched a Pikachu-themed airplane with a colourful ceremony featuring balloons and dancing Pikachus.
On Monday Jimmy Kimmel welcomed his first real live studio audience since the COVID lockdown began in March 2020 — for the last few months’ he’s been filming in the studio but the audience has consisted of his staff and the occasional guest. And to celebrate the momentous occasion, he reminded the audience of proper etiquette for watching things live and in person. For instance, “it’s rude to go to sleep during the show, ok?” Also, Kimmel shared with his new audience the last joke he the last pr
Koki will be making her movie debut in a Japanese horror film titled Ushikubi Mura.
The director's China debut is a huge success with a RMB 13million opening number
A policeman's wife was sentenced to 30 years' jail for abusing her maid to death, in what the judge deems as "one of the worst types of culpable homicide".
KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 ― Singaporean singer JJ Lin's cafe in Taiwan has applied for financial relief due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Today reported that one of two of Lin's cafe, Miracle Coffee, had...
Hong Kong- and Paris-based All Rights Entertainment has added “The Thing Behind the Door” to its pre-Cannes and Cannes Market slate of films. The picture is a female-led French horror which is currently shooting and is to be delivered by the fourth quarter of this year. All Rights pitches the film as a “Lovecraftian creature […]
KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called for Covid-19 testing to be expanded for a more accurate assessment of Malaysia’s situation, claiming some politicians...
The reigning world champion and event favorite, Brazier faded and won't be going to the Olympics.
In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he was nuts. “Harry the Torch,” “Burn-Em-Up Biswell” and “Doctor Burnwell” were some of his nicknames from critics, who included federal and state foresters and timber groups. Six decades after Biswell preached an unpopular message to those who advocated full-on fire suppression, he is seen not as crazy but someone whose ideas could save the U.S. West’s forests and ease wildfire dangers.
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Hong Kong’s leader has hit back at the United States over its condemnation of last week’s arrest of five Apple Daily executives, accusing it of attempting to “beautify” the tabloid’s behaviour and downplay the significance of breaching the national security law. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor also said the move to freeze the tabloid’s HK$18 million (US$2.32 million) in assets represented an accepted “international norm”, but stopped short of saying whether the Security Bureau would r
Five stars to watch at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which start on July 23 after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: