Lotta Klemming, 31, dives off Sweden's west coast for wild oysters
Lotta Klemming, 31, dives off Sweden's west coast for wild oysters
Pakistan on Saturday began a nine-day shutdown affecting travel and tourist hotspots in a bid to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
A drawing of a bear's head by Leonardo da Vinci is seen fetching up to $16.7 million, potentially setting a record, when it heads to auction in July, Christie's said on Saturday. Measuring 7 cm (just under 3 inches) squared, "Head of a Bear" is a silverpoint drawing on a pink-beige paper. The auction house says it is "one of less than eight surviving drawings by Leonardo still in private hands outside of the British Royal Collection and the Devonshire Collections at Chatsworth".
Lightning was reported in Miami late on Friday, May 7, as severe thunderstorms moved through southeastern Florida.The National Weather Service had warned of strong to severe thunderstorms from Friday afternoon, with possible damaging winds and hail.This video was posted by James Van Fleet on Friday night. Credit: James Van Fleet via Storyful
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (8 May) confirmed 20 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 61,331.
The Scottish National Party (SNP), which has vowed to hold an independence referendum that could tear the United Kingdom apart should it be returned to power, will find out on Saturday if it has won a majority in Scotland's parliament. The SNP says it will seek to hold a new vote on secession if a pro-independence majority is returned to the devolved 129-seat parliament. This would set up a clash with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will refuse any such vote because Scots backed staying in the United Kingdom in 2014.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — The Malaysian government today released its first-ever list of locations nationwide that an artificial intelligence system has flagged as potentially becoming Covid-19...
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — All golfing activities in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur may be cancelled again barely 12 hours after the go-ahead was given while movement control order (MCO) 3.0 is in effect....
In a potential boost to global vaccine supplies, a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine has been granted emergency use by the World Health Organization.China's state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm is the first vaccine by a non-Western country to win WHO backing on Friday.It's also the first time the WHO has given emergency use approval to a Chinese vaccine, for any infectious disease. Sinopharm is one of two main Chinese coronavirus vaccines already being given to hundreds of millions of people at home and abroad. The WHO emergency listing is a signal to regulators that the product is now considered safe and effective.The listing also allows it to be included in COVAX. That's the global program providing vaccines mainly to poor countries struggling with vaccine supplies. The WHO said in a statement, "It's easy storage requirements make it highly suitable for low-resource settings."Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke on Friday. "This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing to Sinopharm Beijing's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality. This expands the list of vaccines that COVAX can buy, and gives countries confidence to expedite their own regulatory approval, and to import and administer a vaccine."The WHO estimates Sinopharm's efficacy to be 79% for all age groups. It recommended the vaccine for adults aged 18 or older, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of three to four weeks. In the COVAX program, Sinopharm's vaccine now joins those developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, and as of last week, Moderna.But a WHO official said it would be up to Sinopharm how many doses it chooses to provide the program. The WHO also said it could reach a decision on Sinovac China's other main COVID-19 vaccine by next week.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — As a means to hep graduates seeking jobs and upskilling while helping entrepreneurs to grow their business, Perikatan Nasional (PN) Youth has launched an online platform...
The head of Ethiopia's Orthodox Church has accused the government of wanting to "destroy" the country's northern Tigray region, in his first public comments about the war there.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who qualified for the Olympics after overcoming leukaemia last year, asked the public to show patience and support for athletes amid mounting calls for them to pull out of the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 20-year-old's story has become a bright spot in a tortured build-up to the Olympics, with Japan's government facing increasing criticism for forging ahead during an upsurge in infections. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it is still possible to host the Games, due to run from July 23 to Aug. 8, even as a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas was extended on Friday until the end of May to stem a surge in infections.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — The time has come for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to completely overhaul and restructure how the Covid-19 and economic crises are managed, DAP secretary-general Lim...
An attack by an unmanned aerial surveillance system on Saturday targeted Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq which hosts U.S. and other international forces, but it caused no injuries, a coalition spokesman said. U.S. Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, said on Twitter that the attack was being investigated but that an initial report suggests that the attack took place at 0220 local time and caused damage to a hangar. The United States accuses Iran-backed militia groups of launching regular rocket attacks against its troops in Iraq.
New Zealand had blocked travel to and from New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, on Thursday after a couple in Sydney with no links to high risk professions or people tested positive for COVID-19. The cases prompted a reinstatement of some social distancing measures around Sydney, and a campaign to get more people tested, as authorities scrambled to determine the source of infection. New Zealand COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said travel to and from NSW, home to one-third of Australia's 25 million population, would resume after health officials determined the risk to New Zealand was low.
The fight to make the French language kinder to women took steps forward, and back, this week. Warning that the well-being of France and its future are at stake, the government banned the use in schools of a method increasingly used by some French speakers to make the language more inclusive by feminizing some words. Specifically, the education minister's decree targets what is arguably the most contested and politicized letter in the French language — “e.”
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Dozens of Muslim militants occupied a public market overnight in the southern Philippines before fleeing after a tense standoff with government forces, officials said Saturday. The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters did not take any hostage or put up resistance when army troops and police took positions at dawn Saturday near the public market in the farming town of Datu Paglas, said military spokesman Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar.
Mohamad Sabu and Liew Chin Tong say the cabinet had failed to prioritise the military's needs to modernise.
Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed remained in intensive care Saturday as security services stepped up the hunt for the attackers, who allegedly used a remote control bomb on the democracy pioneer and climate activist.