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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — National diver Pandelela Rinong has hit out at those who make light of sexual violence, stating rape is no laughing matter. Her comments come after actor Fauzi Nawawi...
The man’s plan went awry after a deliveryman sent the package to the wrong address.
South Korea’s military said Thursday it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year. A local district court ruled this month that the military unlawfully discriminated against the soldier by forcing her out last year for undergoing gender reassignment surgery. The Defense Ministry said it respects the verdict but has decided to appeal.
New Zealand's new governor-general said Thursday she plans to reach out to people marginalized by issues like homelessness, addiction and discrimination. Cindy Kiro is the first Indigenous woman appointed to the role as the representative of Queen Elizabeth II in the South Pacific nation. “I will connect with new migrants and former refugees and celebrate the many diverse cultures and religions gifted to our nation by those who have chosen to make New Zealand their home," Kiro said at the ceremony in Parliament.
Digging deep to keep their playoff dreams alive, the Astros found their 'sisu' in Framber Valdez.
Every Singapore household is being offered a free bottle of mouth gargle, effective against a wide range of germs.
Monthly school fees for Singapore PRs and international students in government and government-aided schools are set to increase by up to $150 for the next two years.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 ― An Egyptian man waited six months after swallowing a mobile phone to seek help when he suffered from severe abdominal pain. The man sought out Aswan University Hospital where...
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 ― Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to build a 150,000 square metres extreme park in the Arabian Gulf. The announcement made by the Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF)...
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 ― Tourism attractions in Penang recorded a massive jump in visitors in the past week since interstate travel was allowed — 14 places saw 27,059 visitors in total. Penang...
An NBA player slammed China's President Xi Jinping as a "brutal dictator" and declared that "Tibet belongs to the Tibetan people" on Wednesday, risking reigniting tensions between Beijing and the US basketball league.
Getlink, which reported revenue at 223.1 million euros ($260.02 million) for the three months to September, said in July it could not give financial guidance while governments did not give a stable timeframe on a return to cross-border travel. "In the third quarter, the Group faced tightened health restrictions unlike last year," said Chief Executive Yann Leriche in a statement.
Police fired guns to shoo away a couple of black bears that had wondered onto a mountain road near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on October 18.Jaclyn Vozniak, who filmed this footage, told Storyful she and her family had “never seen actual bears other than at a Zoo” and the experience was “pretty epic”.“This is the kind of traffic jam we enjoy as tourists from Georgia,” she said. “After 25 minutes the police showed up because the traffic jam was getting hectic and the bears were enjoying their food too much.” Credit: Jaclyn Vozniak via Storyful
BERLIN (Reuters) -SAP said on Thursday that demand for its cloud business database was growing as the German business software group confirmed its preliminary third-quarter results and full year guidance which it raised last week. The company had forecast cloud revenue to grow by 16%-19% in the year as a whole, helping its overall cloud and software revenue to increase by 2%-4%. Cloud backlog for flagship database S/4HANA was up 58% at constant currencies and current cloud backlog - a measure of incoming business - grew 22% in the third quarter.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the tabling of Budget 2022 will be a “litmus test” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s government as to whether...
At least three people were killed, and dozens injured, during a gas explosion in northeast China on Thursday, October 21, according to local officials.Local fire authorities said 33 people were injured from the blast, which happened at around 8:20 am at a commercial building in Shenyang’s Heping District.Fire crews responded to the incident and all those injured were taken to nearby hospitals, according to officials.These images, uploaded by Liaoning Fire on Weibo, show emergency crews attending the site of the explosion, with multiple buildings destroyed and glass and rubble strewn across the street. Credit: Liaoning Fire via Storyful
German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann was just a year into his tenure when the world began to change with three words. A speech by European Central Bank then-president Mario Draghi in July 2012 promising to do "whatever it takes" to keep the euro zone together wasn't, as it happens, just another turn in Europe's crisis of the moment. It was part of a still-unfolding global revolution in monetary and fiscal policymaking that left Weidmann - and traditionalist inflation hawks like him at the ECB, the U.S. Federal Reserve and elsewhere - increasingly diminished in influence.
The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced. The Biden administration aims to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use, which critics say diverts doses from those who are in greater need around the world. The donated doses include more than 120 million in surplus from the U.S. stockpile of shots, as well as the initial deliveries of the 1 billion doses the Biden administration has purchased from Pfizer for overseas donation by September 2022.
Samu Kerevi has been ruled out of Australia's rugby test against Japan in Oita on Saturday and will be replaced by Hunter Paisami in one of four changes to the Wallabies' starting XV. Kerevi was instrumental in Australia’s four-game winning streak in the Rugby Championship that featured back-to-back victories over World Cup-champion South Africa and two against Argentina.
This week's Frankfurt book fair, the world's oldest and largest, brings with it the first wave of pandemic novels. But are readers ready to relive coronavirus and lockdown life through fictional characters?