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KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — Amid an extended lockdown, retailers in Malaysia struggling for survival today urged the government to allow them to reopen for business next month. They expressed concern...
It’s the massive birthday cake for me. This article, ‘Gang 35’ suspects behind bars over Father’s Day party, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
The BB Breakfast host fainted twice during the 'routine procedure' but insists she has a high pain threshold and is not squeamish.
Hundreds of candles illuminated Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro cities as Brazil became the second country to pass 500,000 COVID-19 deaths after the United States.In Sao Paulo, people placed candles at Largo da Memoria's steps, the city's downtown, while in Rio de Janeiro, demonstrators gathered at Floriano square. Protesters mourned the deaths and called for the resignation of President Jair Bolsonaro over what they say is his mishandling of pandemic.
A wildfire north of Perkinsville, Arizona, had grown to almost 22,000 acres by the early hours of June 22, prompting evacuations in Coconino county.Footage shared on Twitter by @VerdeVideo and filmed farther south, in Cottonwood, shows smoke billowing from the wildfire.Pre-evacuation notices were also in place locally. Credit: @VerdeVideo via Storyful
Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its presidential election on Friday was neither free or fair, Iranian state media reported. A U.S. State Department spokesman said on Monday the United States viewed the process that made Ebrahim Raisi Iran's president-elect as "pretty manufactured", reiterating the U.S. view that the election was neither free nor fair. "We consider this statement as interference in our domestic affairs, contrary to international law and reject it," Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei was quoted by state media as saying.
Media outlets in Hong Kong must not "subvert" the government, the city's leader says, rejecting US criticism of recent action against pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily under a powerful new security law.
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday defended her government’s actions against the pro-democracy tabloid, Apple Daily.Hundreds of police raided the paper last week as part of a national security probe into allegations of “collusion with a foreign country.”The company’s assets have since been frozen and an internal memo seen by Reuters said the paper would decide by week's end whether to shut down.Lam told reporters the raid wasn’t an attack on the press."What we are dealing with is neither a news outlet problem, nor a news reporting problem, it's a suspicious act of endangering national security. So, our action is not attacking press freedom.”Police have said dozens of Apple Daily articles may have violated the city's national security law, a law imposed by China.It marks the first time the law has been leveraged against a media company.Rights groups and Western governments criticized the move and expressed concern for press freedom in the Chinese-ruled city.An adviser to the jailed Apple Daily owner and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai told Reuters earlier this week the publication will shut its doors in a “matter of days,” likely by the end of the week.
“Boardwalk Empire’s” Jack Huston will star in a new action/thriller series inspired by “The Count of Monte Cristo,” Alexandre Dumas’ timeless novel. It is being developed by Constantin Film and will be directed by Stephen Hung (“Into the Badlands”). Huston will play a broken man who, upon escaping his imprisonment, sets out to find justice […]
Tokyo Banana, a Japanese banana-shaped sponge cake with cream filling, is arguably the most popular souvenir to bring back from Japan.
China’s regulatory crackdown continues to take toll on cryptocurrencies.
Tens of thousands of soccer fans packed the Puskas Arena in Budapest last week to attend Euro 2020 matches. It was the first full-house international soccer event in Europe in more than a year — made possible largely by Hungary's adoption of government-issued immunity cards. The only one of the tournament's 10 host countries to allow full crowds in stadiums, Hungary has conducted one of Europe's most successful COVID-19 vaccination drives.
An arachnid invasion left swathes of Australia's Gippsland region covered in webs as the spiders sought higher ground to escape flooding.
“Creepshow” and “Twelve Forever” producer Cartel Pictures is launching a global distribution outfit, with operations based out of Los Angeles and London. Former Endeavor Content executive Gary Marenzi is building out Cartel Studios International, working alongside former CBS and Viacom executives Giovanni Pedde and Stephen Tague. The new venture will focus on the international distribution […]
As counting of the vote began in Ethiopia on Monday, several opposition parties complained of irregularities and in some regions staged a boycott.Nobel peace prize winner Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power promising sweeping reforms, lifting a ban on many political parties and releasing tens of thousands of political prisoners.At a polling station he promised a fair election:"You can see how it is a free and fair election, everybody is here for free and I hope it will be the best election in our history." But human rights activists say his gains have been reversed, after reports of abuses and a looming famine in the war-ravaged northern region of Tigray.In four of Ethiopia's 10 regions, authorities were unable to hold elections.The election board chief said that in two of the regions that did vote, opposition observers were reportedly chased away from polling stations, and some polling agents were beaten and had their badges confiscated.And that's not all, in different areas polling agents postponed the vote after less than half the ballot papers arrived, while others filed complaints of government intimidation and militia blocking party observers.That intimidation pushed major opposition parties to boycott the vote in Ethiopia's most populous region, Oromiya.Regional officials did not return calls seeking comment.However, in other areas, including the capital, voting went peacefully.
Alina and Tyrone may have only been together for five minutes, but it seems she’s already expecting his baby. Plus, there’s a health crisis for Gail, and James comes out at a press conference.
Terms of the deal between the two London-based firms were not disclosed.
A European telco and a U.S. VC giant walk into a proof-of-stake network…
LMAX CEO David Mercer said the key question for DeFi going forward is, how do you value this stuff?
KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — YTL Communications has issued a statement acknowledging the two recent incidents involving the Yes Altitude 3. Based on their preliminary investigations, the company said...