PETALING JAYA, Jan 22 — American rapper Azealia Banks has been raising eyebrows after showing a fractured skull in Australian breakfast radio interview, The Kyle and Jackie O Show. During the...
Glow-in-the-dark rabbit ears, pulsating beats, and a flexible attitude to masks: nightlife in China's Wuhan is back with a vengeance almost a year after a lockdown brought life to a standstill in the city of 11 million.
14 Vietnamese nationals were fined between $2,500 and $3,500 for COVID-19 breaches, including having an illegal social gathering.
Taiwan is under no illusions it can quickly sign a long hoped for free trade deal with the United States but feels when the time is right "success will flow naturally", the island's chief trade negotiator said on Friday. Taiwan has long sought a bilateral trade deal with the United States, the Chinese-claimed island's most important international backer and supplier of arms. But President Joe Biden has only just assumed office, and his nominee for treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, told lawmakers this week they would prioritise domestic investment in workers and infrastructure before embarking on any new free trade agreements.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — A Starbucks outlet in Dublin, Ireland, was ordered to pay €12,000 (RM58,959.42) to an Irish customer with Thai heritage after its barista drew “slanty” eyes on the...
Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he was "determined" to hold the Games.
As U.S. stock prices have marched to record highs, futures contracts for Wall Street's "fear gauge" show some investors are buying insurance against market turbulence that could erupt if surprise glitches hit the U.S. rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. This hedging can be seen in futures on the Cboe Volatility Index expiring in March and beyond, which are trading well above the index's current levels. Uncertainty over the rollout has also helped keep the "fear gauge" hovering above its long-term average near 20, even as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and small-cap Russell 2000 have rallied to record highs this week.
KUALA LUMPUR, January 22 — Nine-year-old Mia Syuhada Sabdani was diagnosed with a squint eye condition that affected her vision when she was just six. Her condition has impacted her life,...
PETALING JAYA, Jan 22 — Cats just love attention. One Malaysian cat epitomised this as it jumped at the opportunity to get its “15 minutes of fame” while its owner was being interviewed...
Shubman Gill wowed fans with his assured backfoot game during India's stunning series win in Australia and the opener's father said he had honed his skills by facing 1,500 short balls per day in practice, often using just one cricket stump as a bat. The 21-year-old made his test debut in the second match in Melbourne, smashed his maiden half-century in Sydney and produced an elegant fourth-innings knock of 91 in Brisbane where India completed a remarkable 2-1 series victory. "Since he was nine, I made him play 1,500 short balls every day," Gill's father Lakhwinder Singh told the Times of India newspaper.
Liverpool [UK], January 22 (ANI): As Liverpool's poor run in the Premier League continued with a defeat against Burnley, manager Jurgen Klopp said it is "not the luckiest period of our lives".
India has cleared commercial exports of COVID-19 vaccines, with the first consignments to be shipped to Brazil and Morocco on Friday, the foreign secretary told Reuters. The shots developed by British-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and Oxford University are being manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest producer of vaccines, which has received orders from countries around the world. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said South Africa and Saudi Arabia would be next to get supplies.
Ford announced on Thursday it was recalling 3 million cars due to potential issues with airbag inflators. The measure is expected to cost the automaker $610 million, and affects vehicles from the 2006 through 2012 model years. The airbag inflators in question were produced by auto parts supplier Takata. In rare instances, a defect in them can lead to a rupture in the bag, sending potentially deadly metal fragments flying. Worldwide, there have been 27 deaths and at least 400 injuries from the inflators. It's prompted the largest automotive recall in U.S. history of more than 67 million inflators, and a further 33 million worldwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected on Tuesday a 2017 petition by Ford and Mazda, which sought to avoid recalling the cars with the potentially dangerous airbags. The regulator said the evidence was clear that these inflators posed a significant safety risk. Mazda will be required to recall and repair driver air bags in approximately 5,800 vehicles.
Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19 in the midst of a residency in Austin, Texas, a rep for the comedian confirmed to Variety on Thursday. Chappelle performed the first of a planned five shows on Wednesday night at the Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, and was scheduled to perform subsequent sets on Thursday, Friday, Saturday […]
A domestic tourism campaign promoted by Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga may have contributed to a sharp increase in coronavirus infection cases in the country, a prominent adviser to the government's pandemic response said. While the government has said there is no evidence that its "Go To" travel campaign spread the coronavirus, Suga suspended it in December to contain mounting COVID-19 cases, and as his approval ratings sank over handling of the pandemic. The campaign, which began in July, had offered various travel-related discounts and vouchers in a bid to prop up regional economies hammered by the pandemic, but critics said it risked spreading the virus from cities to the countryside.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — The government’s latest list of essential services allowed to operate has been streamlined even further to specific services, after more than a week of the movement control...
"What other states can learn from Karnataka is that giving subsidies is not enough. The state governments need to engage with the industry."
Australia is to award tennis great Margaret Court the country's highest honor next week, media reported on Friday, a decision that has stoked controversy because of her history of anti-gay views. The awards are usually announced during the Australia Day holiday on Jan. 26, which comes this year just as the Australian Open, one of the world's big four tennis Grand Slams, begins in Melbourne after a delay caused by the coronavirus. Court is to be awarded a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest category of honor, after previously receiving recognition in 2007, media reported.
A senior Google executive on Friday told the Australian government that it would stop offering its search functions in the country if legislation forcing it to pay for news goes ahead unchanged. The threat was made by Google Australia MD Mel Silva at a senate committee hearing. “Coupled with the unmanageable financial and operational risk […]
Australia is to award tennis great Margaret Court the country's highest honour next week, media reported on Friday, a decision that has stoked controversy because of her history of anti-gay views. The awards are usually announced during the Australia Day holiday on Jan. 26, which comes this year just as the Australian Open, one of the world's big four tennis Grand Slams, begins in Melbourne after a delay caused by the coronavirus. Court is to be awarded a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest category of honour, after previously receiving recognition in 2007, media reported.