Josh Hazlewood once again proved Virat Kohli's nemesis as Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja blazed half-centuries for India to reach 302 for five in the final one-day international against Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.
COVID-19 "passports" to show peoples' inoculation and infection history will be hard to do in practice but are a good idea, Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Wednesday, offering support to a means to get global travel going again. Global aviation body IATA said last month it is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments. Taiwan has kept the pandemic well under control thanks to early and effective prevention, and has been very cautious about when it may re-open its borders, which are still largely closed to visitors.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) today confirmed that one of its employees at the Sedenak Toll Plaza in Johor tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. As a result, Sedenak Toll...
The Ministry of Health has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Wednesday (2 December), taking the country’s total to 58,230.
ISKANDAR PUTERI, Dec 2 — The current crime trends and statistics involving young people — both victims and offenders — in Johor remain worrying, said Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin...
A storm hit Sydney, New South Wales, and surrounding areas on the evening of December 1, with meteorologists warning of damaging winds.This video shows a cloud formation above Moss Vale, located southwest of Sydney, as the storm moved towards the city.The bureau of meteorology said winds of up to 102 km/h were recorded. Credit: Nick Pike via Storyful
A Chinese woman who filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a TV host told dozens of cheering supporters at a courthouse Wednesday she hopes her case will encourage other victims of gender violence in a system that gives them few options to pursue complaints. Zhou Xiaoxuan spoke ahead of a trial for her lawsuit, which was delayed for two years and reflects the challenges Chinese women have in pursuing sexual misconduct complaints despite the spread of the global #MeToo movement. Zhou, 27, accuses Zhu Jun, a popular state TV host, of forcibly kissing her in 2014.
Tesco has decided to repay the £585 million business rates relief it has been given during the pandemic. The retail giant said it will repay the money to the UK government and the devolved administrations. A number of supermarkets have faced scrutiny about benefiting from the business rates holiday, aimed at helping firms ride out the virus crisis, because they are also paying out dividends to shareholders.
Thirteen “dangerous” Jamaican criminals were deported on a flight on Tuesday night but more than 35 other offenders escaped removal from the UK after last minute legal appeals by their lawyers. The 13 had been convicted of offences earning more than 100 years in jail and included three murderers, a paedophile convicted of grooming a child, and four drug dealers. However, immigration minister Chris Philp said he was disappointed by the last minute tactics used by lawyers to block the deportation of some 35 more offenders. “These individuals had every opportunity to raise the claims in the days and weeks leading up to the flight, however a significant number of claims were not submitted until hours before the flight was due to leave – meaning murderers and rapists have been able to stay in the UK," he said. “Those we are attempting to remove have committed crimes which have a devastating impact on victims and their families. “We will be working through these cases as quickly as possible. I remain committed to removing foreign criminals and anyone without a legal basis to be here to keep the British public safe – which will always be my number one priority.” Campaigners appealed on Tuesday evening for any pro bono lawyers who could challenge the deportation of the remaining 20 on the flight for breaches of their rights to a family life and even on the grounds that their high blood pressure made them unfit to fly. A Home Office source said: “Lefty lawyers are going to spend all evening on the phones to judges in their pyjamas to try to get people who have committed heinous crimes dragged off this flight.” The breakdown of those on the flight included: Murder and manslaughter 1 convicted of murder and given a life sentence. 1 convicted of murder and given a sentence of 18 years and 10 months. 1 convicted of murder and given a sentence of 16 years. 1 has 4 convictions for 6 offences including manslaughter, criminal damage, possession of drugs and having a weapon in a public place. He was given a sentence of 10 years Violent crime 1 convicted of GBH and given a 6 year sentence Sexual offences 1 convicted of sexual grooming and activity with a female under 16 years old and sentenced to 5 years. 1 convicted of multiple offences including GBH and 2 counts for intercourse with a female under the age of 16 years. He was sentenced to 10 years. Drugs 1 convicted of possession with intent to supply of class A and B drugs and given a sentence of 7 years. 1 convicted of possession of class A drugs and given a sentence of 6 years. 1 convicted of possession with intent to supply of class A drugs and given a sentence of 4 years and 8 months 1 with 5 convictions for 7 offences including possession with intent to supply of class A drugs. He was sentenced to 4 years and 1 month. Burglary and firearm offences 1 convicted of aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm and given a 10 year sentence. 1 convicted of theft, robbery and failing to surrender to custody. He was given a 3 year sentence
In the third quarter of 2020, Mah Sing saw its net profit drop to RM27 million from RM50 million over the same period in 2019.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — The Dewan Rakyat approved the allocations for three ministries under Budget 2021 at the committee stage today, with all passed via voice vote as Opposition lawmakers did...
Game 7 of the 2021 NBA Finals, as of now, would be played on July 22. The opening cermony of the Tokyo Olympics, as of now, would be the next day. “I don’t think we’re going to let the finals go seven games,” Popovich said.
Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. The move makes Britain one of the first countries to begin vaccinating its population as it tries to curb Europe’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak. Other countries aren’t far behind: The U.S. and the European Union also are vetting the Pfizer shot along with a similar vaccine made by competitor Moderna Inc. British regulators also are considering another shot made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
Boris Johnson’s humiliation in Parliament triggers concerns about UK stability
Tesco is to repay £585m in business rates relief it received during the pandemic after declaring it was "financially strong enough" to return the money to the taxpayer. The supermarket insisted "every penny" of the rates relief it received had been spent on its response to the pandemic, and that it would incur around £725m of costs this year from Covid-19 after altering its stores to introduce social distancing – "well in excess of the £585m rates relief received". However sales have boomed at supermarkets since March and the sector has been seen as one of the winners from Covid-19; Tesco's sales suged 30pc in the first half of its financial year. It admitted its business had "proven resilient in the most challenging of circumstances". Ken Murphy's newly installed chief executive said: "While business rates relief was a critical support at a time of significant uncertainty, some of the potential risks we faced are now behind us. "Every decision we've taken through the crisis has been guided by our values and a commitment to playing our part. In that same spirit, giving this money back to the public is absolutely the right thing to do by our customers, colleagues and all of our stakeholders."
Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from early next week. A vaccine is seen as the best chance for the world to get back to some semblance of normality amid a global pandemic which has killed nearly 1.5 million people and upended the global economy. "The government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use," the government said.
Habibou Sore had to pause for breath as she ran barefoot from the approaching gunmen. Soon after arriving at a nearby town in northern Burkina Faso, her feet cut and swollen, Sore gave birth. Attacks by Islamist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have killed thousands of people this year in Africa's Sahel region, an arid belt to the south of the Sahara Desert.
Brokers are increasingly predicting the coronavirus vaccine news last month will herald a strong gain in share prices for a long time, but Liberum today upped the ante, calling it the dawn of a “multi-year bull markets.” It particularly claims small and medium sized UK stocks will benefit, rather than the giant of the FTSE 100.
Training camps pushed back to January as most opt for low-key COVID-proof December
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