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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The Ministry of Health recorded 14,554 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of cases since the pandemic began to 2,171,232. Sarawak logged...
Dozens of structures were destroyed as California’s Fawn Fire grew to over 5,000 acres (7.8 square miles) in size and was at 5 percent containment, as of Thursday, September 23.According to CALFIRE, at least 25 structures were destroyed and another 2,000 structures remained under threat from the Fawn Fire as of Thursday evening, prompting evacuations of surrounding areas.This footage, filmed by Lexie Rodriguez, shows a large smoke plume looming over Redding, California, emanating from the fire burning near Shasta Lake. Credit: Lexie Rodriguez via Storyful
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday said it was "admirable" of the South to propose a formal end to the Korean War but demanded Seoul first drop its "hostile policies" towards Pyongyang.
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The cinematic escape of six prisoners who tunneled out of an Israeli penitentiary earlier this month shone a light on Israel's mass incarceration of Palestinians, one of the many bitter fruits of the conflict. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have passed through a military justice system designed for a temporary occupation that is now well into its sixth decade. Nearly every Palestinian has a loved one who has been locked up in that system at some point, and imprisonment is widely seen as one of the most painful aspects of life under Israeli rule.
Mexican officials are urging Haitians on the Texas border trying to reach the United States to give up and return to Mexico's frontier with Guatemala to request asylum, even as discontent grows over the treatment meted out to the beleaguered migrants. Up to 14,000 mostly Haitians were camped just north of the Rio Grande river this month as they attempted to enter the United States, but hundreds retreated to Mexico after U.S. officials began sending planes of people back to Haiti.
In a remote part of northern India, deep in the Himalayas, health workers are scaling mountains to bring vaccines to villages.These workers have helped the state of Himachal Pradesh become the first in India to administer at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose to its entire adult population.Their journey to the village of Malana includes scrambling over rocks, scaling a retaining wall and a three-hour trek down and up a river valley.They use a cable car connected to pulleys to ferry the medicine across the river gorge that separates Malana from the road.Not only are they faced with the hostile terrain, but once there, they have the challenge of overcoming vaccine hesitancy amongst the locals.Kanta Devi is a 26-year-old health worker:"When vaccinations started here in 2021 we faced a lot of problems. People couldn't understand and they had some wrong beliefs in regards to that. And convincing them was really difficult. But slowly we tried our best and now the maximum number of people are getting vaccinated."The district chief had priests invoke a local Hindu deity to convince people to take their first shots.Health workers say invoking the gods helped them inoculate up to 700 people in just three days.55 year old Rajuram was one of them:"I saw that when the vaccinations started, the villagers were scared. I was the first one to get vaccinated here in the village, and then the villagers also mustered the courage (to get vaccinated)."The state's chief minister pins the success of the inoculation drive on its village-to-village campaign and its reliance on local politicians.India wants to vaccinate nearly all of its adults by December.
At least seven people were injured, according to Queensland Ambulance after a driver ploughed into a Starbucks cafe in Broadbeach on September 24.Footage by Leonie Fudge shows emergency services at the scene. A pink car can be seen in the seating area of the cafe. Credit: Leonie Fudge via Storyful
Cambodia has cancelled its "Festival of the Dead" -- an annual holiday where the Buddhist faithful pay respects to deceased relatives -- after a coronavirus outbreak among monks in the capital.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has appealed his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, citing 14 complaints about his high-profile trial earlier this year in a case that roiled the United States and laid bare deep racial divisions.
PETALING JAYA, Sept 24 ― British band Coldplay have released their third single in its first joint effort with KPop boy band BTS from its upcoming album Music Of The Spheres. The British rock...
Over 200 Chinese gaming companies have pledged to regulate their industry to combat gaming addiction, including through the possible use of facial recognition to identify minors, a state-backed gaming association said on Friday. The statement, published by the CGIGC gaming association, which is affiliated to the online game publishing regulator National Press and Publication (NPPA), on its official WeChat account, was signed by 213 companies including Tencent Holdings and NetEase. China has expressed strong concern over growing video game addiction among its youth and the NPPA last month published new rules that forbid under-18s from playing video games for more than three hours a week.
The Taliban will have no choice than to bend to the demands of Afghan women if they want to escape economic collapse and diplomatic isolation, a leading rights activist said.
They threatened to dissolve her in acid. But Debora Cerreoni would not be cowed, and her testimony in Italy has proved decisive in exposing a new mafia -- the Casamonica.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 ― The August consumer price index for Malaysia continued to deflate contracting by 0.2 per cent compared to July in a sign that the economy has yet to recover from the effects...
Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper admitted Friday Quade Cooper had been key to their success since his surprise return to the fold, praising the veteran playmaker for his on-field leadership.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 ― The High Court today dismissed an application by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to nullify her corruption case by disqualifying Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as senior deputy public...
Family seeks to strengthen their case in suit against govt.
The International Monetary Fund warned on Friday that Australia must act to curb runaway home prices, which have surged more than 20 percent in major cities over the past year.
Telegram channel that leaked wanking videos and dick pics gained 30,000 new subscribers overnight. This article, Police investigating Telegram channel targeting celebrity preacher Ebit Lew, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.