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GEORGE TOWN, Dec 4 — Every child with a Malaysian parent or adopted by a Malaysian parent should be granted Malaysian citizenship, said Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh. The former deputy minister of women,...
Ministers have announced plans to redefine the meaning of “treasure” in order to increase the protection of precious artefacts. Items of treasure will no longer just be defined by their “material qualities”, it was announced on Friday. Culture minister Caroline Dinenage said that artefacts will be better protected for the public under the new definition.
Nishikori spent 10 months on the sidelines after undergoing elbow surgery and was slated to return at this year's U.S. Open but pulled out after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. He played six tour-level matches before his season was cut short by another injury, this time to his shoulder, in a five-set loss to Italian Stefano Travaglia at the French Open in September. Nishikori was the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final when he finished runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Open but has struggled for consistency at the highest level, lifting just one ATP Tour title in the past four seasons.
This Christmas, homegrown jeweller, Poh Heng, shines the spotlight on Peranakan culture, as part of the SingapoRediscovers campaign.
There was an explosion at South Africa's second-largest crude oil refinery in Durban on Friday morning, a local metropolitan police official told Reuters, adding it was not yet clear whether there had been injuries or deaths. A Reuters photographer saw several fire engines spraying foam onto the affected part of the refinery, which is operated by African energy company Engen. Ambulances, metropolitan police and national police were on the scene.
Britain hopes for millions of doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year but the final figure will depend on how quickly it can be manufactured, Britain's business minister Alok Sharma said on Friday. "I hope we will have some millions by the end of this year but of course what we also always said is that the vast majority of this vaccination programme will take place in the new year."
PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — Rapper Zamaera is set to represent Malaysian talent on the global stage during the Asean-Korean Music Festival (AKMF) Round 2020 on December 6. Organised by South Korea’s...
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Brexit trade talks are in the difficult phase and a deal can only be struck if the European Union accepts that Britain is a sovereign nation, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said. With less than four weeks left until the United Kingdom finally exits the EU's orbit on Dec. 31, both sides are calling on the other to compromise over fishing, state aid and how to resolve any future disputes. As talks go down to the wire, a senior British government source said on Thursday evening that the prospect of a breakthrough was receding but was still possible.
Bangladeshi authorities set more than 1,640 Rohingya refugees on the final leg of their journey to an allegedly dangerous island on Friday, in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed three new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Friday (4 December), taking the country’s total to 58,242.
If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Fears Macron may torpedo agreement at last moment It is crunch time. Brexit talks are heading for a showdown between Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron this weekend, with the prospect of an EU deal dependent on French access to fish in British waters. Senior Downing Street sources are unsure as to whether the French president might "torpedo" the proposed deal at the last moment. There were hopes yesterday that a deal was about to be agreed, but Brussels Correspondent James Crisp says the British delegation was taken aback after the EU made a series of "destabilising" last-minute demands. These are the sticking points. Camilla Tominey predicts there will be no vaccine against the ire of Red Wall Tories if they sense a "sell-out" to Brussels. NHS staff lose vaccine priority as supply fears hit NHS front-line staff will no longer be prioritised for the Covid vaccine, amid confusion over the number of doses that will arrive by the end of the year. Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers, said that an initial 800,000 doses "could be the only batch we receive for some time". Last night, the first Pfizer vaccines arrived in Britain. They were delivered to a secure Public Health England depot where they will undergo further checks before being delivered to 50 designated hospital hubs across the four nations. It came as it emerged that people who get the jab will not be exempted from self-isolation if they are contacted by Test and Trace. Although the vaccine gives recipients immunity, scientists do not know if it stops them being carriers. Science Editor Sarah Knapton answers your questions. Meanwhile, America's most senior medical adviser rowed back on claims that the UK moved too fast to authorise the vaccine. Dr Anthony Fauci insisted he was not implying sloppiness on the part of British authorities, in whom he had "great faith". A vaccine might be imminent, but Covid's seismic change to our behaviour means we might not flock back to sports stadiums and theatres even when we have had the jab. If we will all be wearing masks for years to come, Harry de Quetteville asks: Will we ever return to the "old normal"? And Matt is inspired by the vaccine for today's cartoon. More snow expected as temperatures drop to -10C Parts of Britain will continue to see "significant snow" over the next 24 hours and could experience the lowest overnight temperatures of the year. The Met Office warned that icy conditions could cause showery rain to fall as sleet or snow in parts of southern England today. In parts of Scotland, overnight temperatures could drop to an icy minus 10C (14F). View the latest UK weather forecast for today and the weekend. At a glance: More coronavirus headlines 'Overzealous' | Police argue with pub landlords over Scotch eggs Quarantine | Business travellers will no longer have to self-isolate Travel | Christmas railway works are 'too vital to be delayed' Father Christmas | 'Top of list', but no need for Santa to have jab Poetry | Author Julia Forster wins Telegraph's lockdown contest Also in the news: Today's other headlines Royals | The Queen is mourning the loss of one of her dorgis, which died at Windsor Castle - leaving her with just one remaining dog. The death of Vulcan, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and dachshund mix, means the Queen has one pet, Candy, also a dorgi. Two years ago, the monarch appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair with the four dogs she had at the time. Explosion | Victim found 500ft away after four die at waste plant Epstein | Bill Clinton did visit private island, former aide says Immigration | Murderers and rapists could be barred from asylum Climate | Half of all cars must be electric by 2030 to reach goals News quiz | Where will Queen and Prince Philip spend Christmas? Around the world: Safe at last in Indonesia Kukar, a five-year-old male orang-utan, clings to one of its liberators as it is taken to safety after being found in Indonesia by members of the charity International Animal Rescue. It was being held in captivity as a pet with a rope round its neck. View a gallery of more world pictures.
Hungary still cannot accept a clause on respecting the rule of law attached to the European Union's budget and coronavirus recovery fund, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, adding that the issues should be dealt with separately. Hungary and Poland have blocked the EU's seven-year budget and its post-crisis development fund for weeks, holding up 1.85 trillion euros ($2.25 trillion) worth of funds from reaching member states, some hurting for cash amid an economic crisis. "For us this solution, attaching some statement like a reminder on a sticky note attached on a piece of paper, it won't work," Orban told public radio.
Fantasy and folklore readers are looking forward to the release of Joel Jacob Ching’s debut novel Wings of the Locust, a coming-of-age tale set in pre-colonial Philippines about an adolescent who leaves behind his humdrum life to learn the ways of a necromancer (mambabarang). The novel, to be released all over Southeast Asia, won the ... This article, ‘Wing of the Locust’ brings magical coming-of-age tale set in pre-Hispanic Philippines, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Friday called for additional restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus in parts of Germany where infection numbers are very high. "Where there are higher numbers of infections in Germany, in my opinion there is a need for additional measures to reduce the number of contacts beyond what has been agreed," Spahn told German ZDF television.
Luhansk [Ukraine], December 4 (ANI): Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said his players were "really unfortunate" to suffer a defeat against Zorya Luhansk after they put so much into the game and had good chances.
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PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — Preacher Ustaz Ebit Lew has reached out to help ease the financial constraints of Sazali P. Ramlee, the son of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee. Lew bought groceries,...
Heartbreak turned into disbelieving tears of joy when Ki Ki the dog was reunited with his Yangon family this week – after someone found him sitting right next to his “missing” poster. Days after Ki Ki vanished in North Dagon Township, Myat Mon Mon Maung was out house-searching on Wednesday when she saw a missing ... This article, This very good Yangon boy waited by his ‘missing’ poster until found (Video), originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.