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Politicians are often accused of sanitizing the news. On Tuesday, Thailand’s prime minister sanitized members of the press. After fielding a slew of questions from journalists at his weekly news conference in Bangkok, the famously mercurial Prayuth Chan-ocha sprayed back — with disinfectant.
The lawyer for the family of beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty expressed her anger on Tuesday over lies spread on social media which led to the murder.
JOHOR BARU, March 9 — The highly-anticipated RM1.4 billion Sultan Ibrahim Solar Park’s official ground-breaking ceremony scheduled for this month has been scrapped due to the federal government...
Right after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, dozens of U.S. companies announced they would halt political donations to the 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn Donald Trump’s presidential election loss. Two months later, there is little sign that the corporate revolt has done any real damage to Republican fundraising. If anything, the biggest backers of Trump’s false election-fraud narrative - such as Missouri Senator Josh Hawley and Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene - have been rewarded with a flood of grassroots donations, more than offsetting the loss of corporate money.
Over more than a century of the Federal Reserve's existence, the critical job of controlling the cost of money and the availability of credit has fallen mostly to white men, even though women and minorities have for decades made up a majority of the workforce in an increasingly diverse economy. Inside the Fed there is a move to change that, made more urgent in the wake of last year's pandemic downturn that hit women and people of color particularly hard. To that end the central bank is remaking an important part of its leadership structure - the 108 people who serve as directors at its regional banks - to look more like America.
A British-Australian academic imprisoned by Iran on a spying conviction said in a television interview broadcast Tuesday that she endured “psychological torture” during her more than two years behind bars. Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was picked up at the Tehran airport as she tried to leave the country after attending an academic conference in 2018.
Tesla has seen more than a quarter of a trillion dollars wiped off its market value.Monday (March 8) saw its shares fall for a fifth straight day. Over the past month the total losses for the stock now stand at 277 billion dollars. That's taken a big bite out of founder Elon Musk's assets. By the end of last week, his wealth was down by 49 billion dollars - ending his brief reign as the world's richest man. The stock losses come as investors shift money to assets set to benefit from a global economic recovery. Over the last three weeks the tech-heavy Nasdaq index is down over 10%. One analyst told Reuters Tesla had looked clearly overvalued at its peaks of around 900 dollars, and predicted the decline had further to run. The broader auto industry has also been hit by a shortage of computer chips. Last month that forced Tesla to temporarily halt production at one plant in California.
On March 3, FedEx became the latest major company pledging to eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s 2040 target to reach net-zero emissions comes with the promise of cash: $2 billion to buy electric vehicles, and $100 million to found a new climate solutions research center at Yale University. The strategy suggests the company is ready to charge into electric vehicles (EVs), but is still hedging its expectations of low-carbon alternatives for its fleet of 679 aircraft.
Russians are competing in bikini jogging, skiing and ice swimmingIt is called a cryathlon"I got a ton of positive emotions after the four stage of the cryathlon. I think the best thing was a swim after jogging and skiing."Fans believe it helps you stay healthythrough enduring cold temperatures during exerciseEven some spectators were convinced"We also want to do this. I think in two years we will try it."
A line stretched several hundred meters down two streets outside a foodbank in the Wembley area of London on Saturday, March 6, timelapse video shows.The video was taken by Mumtaz Khan from London’s Community Kitchen, and starts at the back of the long line on Chaplin Road, leading to the foodbank at the Brent Indian Association on Ealing Road, over 700 meters away.The charity said they served 785 families in two hours on the day the video was recorded.In a livestream on Facebook, London’s Community Kitchen said: “On a very cold Saturday morning we are here to serve this community living in food insecurity. The queues don’t alarm us anymore. [It] has become something like the norm.” Credit: Mumtaz Khan via Storyful
Unilever wants to become more inclusive.The maker of Dove soap will remove the word "normal" from its beauty and personal care products.And will stop digital alteration of body shapes and the skin colour of models used in its advertising.The London-based company is one of the top advertisers in the world.But the changes come as it tries to move beyond the backlash it has faced for some of its campaigns.Last year Unilever was pushed to rename its top selling skin-lightening brand in India as "Glow & Lovely" instead of "Fair & Lovely".And in 2017 the company faced a social media outcry over an advert for Dove body wash.It showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman.More recently, an ad forced Unilever to pull all its TRESemmé haircare products from South African retail stores for 10 days due to a backlash.The company's president on Tuesday (March 9) told Reuters "we know that removing 'normal' alone will not fix the problem, but we believe it is an important step towards a more inclusive definition of beauty."Globally, more than a hundred Unilever brands will have the word "normal" removed.It'll be replaced with terms such as "grey hair" for shampoos or "moisture replenish" for skin creams by March next year.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — Malaysians have taken to social media to express their dismay after an image was shared purporting that a law firm’s advertisement to hire a legal assistant included the...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — Events with live audiences under the creative industries may be held starting tomorrow, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today. While the relaxation...
A 23-year-old Singaporean student studying in the UK flew back to Singapore in the early days of the pandemic in March last year when she had allegedly had flu-like symptoms, a court heard.
Shortly after the military seized power, 55 foreign investors in Myanmar from Coca Cola to Facebook signed a statement committing to the country and employees there during developments of "deep concern". A month on, those pledges are being sorely tested with Myanmar's economy all but paralysed by massive anti-coup protests, widespread strikes and the junta's killing of dozens of protesters drawing calls for boycotts and sanctions. This week, fashion giant H&M, which has around 45 direct suppliers in Myanmar and is also a signatory to the statement, said it had paused new orders from the country due to transport and manufacturing disruptions.
Britain will see a resurgence in coronavirus cases at some point and can't bring deaths from COVID-19 down to zero even with a successful vaccine rollout, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Tuesday. Whitty said that caution in re-opening the economy would affect the size and the timing of a resurgence, but that vaccines would not be able to prevent all deaths from COVID. "All the modelling suggests there is going to be a further surge and that will find the people who either have not been vaccinated, or where the vaccine has not worked, and some of them will end up in hospital and sadly, some of them will go on to die," Whitty told lawmakers.
JOHOR BARU, March 9 — The Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened an investigation paper on an alleged RM10 million offer to Sekijang MP Natrah Ismail to obtain her support for...
Sandra Contreras is wiping away tears outside a hospital in Lima, Peru.It's not just because her mother is inside, deeply sick with COVID. It's because to pay for the treatment she's become so desperate that she may need to sell her own house. And she's not the only one. Across Latin America, where healthcare systems and social safety nets are thin, many people are being forced to put up the cost of treatment of out of their own pocket - at astronomical cost. "I've pawned all my things. I've been left without work (...) I told my siblings, 'What do I care if we have to sell the house to save my mother? We're going to do it. That's my mother's house that she gave us."There are others literally camping outside the hospital such as Yoselin Marticorena, who says she doesn't have any money to her name any more, and that the hospital is going to disconnect her father from life a ventilator. She doesn't know what to do.The United Nations estimates that 22 million people in Latin America are being pushed into poverty because of the pandemic.In Paraguay, for example, where the healthcare system has effectively collapsed, sparking protests, only about one in five people have social security or healthcare coverage through their employers, and only about 7% pay for private care.The country does have free state-run healthcare but it's very limited.In Brazil, we met Cintia Melo, who is paying about $3,500 a month to care for her 87-year-old mother at home, including a ventilator and visits from health workers."There were absolutely no hospital beds (...) With the help of family members, nephews, children. We also had the help of friends, so it was a joint effort. There were a lot of people who also offered to help, who gave us oxygen. That was all very important for her recovery, to have mother back."Melo's mother is recovering but the costs haven't finished yet.The U.N. believes about half of the people living in Latin America have received some form of monetary help from their governments, to get through the crisis.
Lancashire Police said they broke up an illegal rave attended by around 100 people near Chorley on the night of March 6, with 12 fines being issued.The rave, which was in breach of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, took place in woodland near Healey Nab, Chorley. Police said “many people” fled the area when officers arrived.Chief Inspector Phil Hutchinson said: “This party was a blatant breach of the current restrictions and it is unbelievably selfish for anyone to believe they can gather in these numbers when so many law-abiding citizens have not seen their friends and family properly in almost a year.”This footage shows police approaching the area, with music heard in the background. Police then confront several people, telling them to come forward out of the wooded area. Credit: Lancashire Police via Storyful