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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — One of Narita Airport’s runways was closed off for 12 minutes after the surprise appearance of a tortoise. According to The Mainichi, it was spotted by a pilot who then...
Germany's Social Democrats were set on Monday to start the process of trying to form a government after they narrowly won their first national election since 2005 to end 16 years of conservative-led rule under Angela Merkel. The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) won 25.7% of the vote, ahead of 24.1% for Merkel's CDU/CSU conservative bloc, according to provisional results. The Greens came in at 14.8% and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) were on 11.5%.
Speed has always been paramount for supercar makers, and now they're in the race of their lives to go electric before climate policy cuts their combustion engines. That's why the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz are turning to startups such as Oxford-based electric motor company YASA for expertise and technology to solve the unique challenges of electrifying the highest-performance vehicles. Batteries are immensely heavy and electric motors overheat if driven too hard - big problems for a niche industry that charges hundreds of thousands of dollars for lightweight cars capable of screaming round 10 laps of a track at full throttle.
San Marino, a tiny and deeply Catholic republic in northern Italy, has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing abortion.Official results from Sunday's referendum showed some 77% of voters backed the proposal to allow for terminations within 12 weeks of pregnancy.The turnout was low, though, with just 41 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot.Home to 33,000 people, San Marino has been one of the last places in Europe where abortion is banned.The list has now been reduced to just Malta, and the micro-states of Andorra, Liechtenstein and the Vatican City.Up to now, women who ended their pregnancies in San Marino risked three years' imprisonment.The term is twice as long for anyone who carries out an abortion.San Marino women wanting an abortion normally went to Italy, where they could get one privately at a cost of about 1,500 euros.Social progress has tended to be slow in the world's oldest republic.Women did not get the right to vote until 1960 and have only been allowed to hold political office since 1974.
New proposals will only grant the right to ask for flexible working – they will not automatically give people a right to flexible work.
Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized over the weekend. The westbound Empire Builder was traveling from Chicago to Seattle when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin, a town of about 200. Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said the train was carrying about 141 passengers and 16 crew members.
In the fourth episode of this season, Dr Roopa Dhatt, co-founder of Women in Global Health discusses how capitalism plays into healthcare inequality for both female workers and female patients, how to close the gender gap in public health leadership.
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 27 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today said that the state government is not considering building a third bridge for Penang to replace the proposed undersea tunnel...
Joshua’s career is not over by any means, and because he has a rematch clause, he’ll get the chance to avenge the defeat.
PETALING JAYA, Sept 27 — Mobile internet services were temporarily suspended in 16 districts in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan for 12 hours yesterday to deter students from cheating in...
‘Chris, you will forever be in our hearts.’ This article, Chris Ho, Singapore punk icon and DJ, dies ‘forever 27’, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Germany's Social Democrats narrowly won a milestone election on Sunday, a victory that marks an end to 16 years of conservative rule under Angela Merkel.Projected results showed the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) were on track for 26 percent of the vote, ahead of nearly 25 percent for the conservative bloc - though both groups believe they could lead the next government.SPD’s candidate for Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, thanked his supporters."And of course I am very happy about the election result that the citizens of this country have chosen. They have decided that the SPD should rise upwards, and that is a big success."Scholz would become the fourth socialist democrat chancellor since World War II.His conservative rival, Armin Laschet, signaled his bloc was not ready to concede, though his supporters were more subdued."We will do everything possible to build a conservative-led government because Germany (INTERRUPTED BY APPLAUSE), Germany now needs a future coalition that modernises our country."The most likely outcome is a three-way alliance involving the smaller Greens and liberal Free Democrats, led by either the Social Democrats or Merkel’s conservatives.A new coalition could take months - and Merkel will remain in charge in a caretaker role while Scholz and Laschet court the support of the smaller parties.They have both said they aim to form a coalition before Christmas.
Around 3,000 Armenians marched in the capital Yerevan Sunday to commemorate the victims of the war with arch-foe Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region a year ago.
As Democrats push ahead with President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, they’re promising historic investments across the arc of an education — from early childhood to college and beyond — in what advocates describe as the most comprehensive package of its kind in decades. The education provisions in Biden's “Build Back Better” proposal would serve as a bedrock for schooling opportunities for countless Americans and test the nation's willingness to expand federal programs in far-reaching ways. Equity is a focus, as it seeks to remove barriers to education that for decades have resulted in wage and learning disparities based on race and income.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — Kuning, the former stray dog that played a pivotal role in rescuing abandoned dogs at Pulau Selat Kering in 2009 has passed away of cancer. The news was relayed to Malay...
Matt Harmon reveals what we should and shouldn't care about from Week 3's Sunday action, including another fantasy explosion from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Cryptocurrency exchanges and providers of crypto services are scrambling to sever business ties with mainland Chinese clients, after Beijing last Friday issued a blanket ban on all crypto trading and mining. In a culmination of years of efforts to rein in the sector, 10 powerful Chinese government bodies including the central bank, said overseas exchanges were barred from providing services to mainland investors via the internet - a previously grey area - and vowed to jointly root out "illegal" cryptocurrency activities. Huobi Global and Binance, two of the world's largest exchanges and popular with Chinese users, have stopped new registrations of accounts by mainland customers.
A cyclone flooded parts of India's eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday. Heavy rains lashed the town of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state on Sunday, swamping roads and marooning hundreds of villages, local official Shrikesh Lathkar said. Authorities in two coastal states had been on high alert as the cyclone with sustained winds blowing up to 85 kilometers per hour (53 mph) hit the eastern seaboard late Sunday evening.
The long-delayed Tony Awards ceremony has happened at last, and much of it played out as expected — see, for instance, the string of wins for “Moulin Rouge!,” which seemed the likely winner going into the evening. But still, there were some shockers. Here are the biggest snubs, surprises and takeaways of the night. TAKEAWAY: […]
The move by the leading literary non-profit comes amid allegations against Leck of exploitative and abusive practices.