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How China is keeping to its strict ‘zero Covid’ strategy

By Jing Xuan TENG The distressing case of a pregnant Chinese woman miscarrying after a strict lockdown delayed her access to medical treatment has reignited...

Covid variant ‘tsunami’ as world cases hit record

A Covid variant-driven "tsunami" threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems, the WHO said Wednesday as AFP data showed cases have surged across the world in...

WHO warns of Omicron overload as China, Europe impose new curbs

By Hui Min NEO with AFP bureaus The WHO warned Tuesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant could overwhelm healthcare systems despite early studies suggesting it...

2,300 flights cancelled as Omicron hits holiday travel

More than 2,300 flights were cancelled around the world Friday and thousands more were delayed as the highly infectious Omicron variant disrupted holiday travel. One...

More contagious, less severe: What we know about Omicron

By Paul RICARD A month after it was first detected in southern Africa, Omicron is now known to be far more contagious than previous variants...

No country can boost its way out of pandemic: WHO chief

The World Health Organization chief warned Wednesday that the rush in wealthy countries to roll out additional Covid vaccine doses was deepening the inequity...

Man escapes 4th-floor hotel quarantine by tying bedsheets together

Australia — A 39-year-old man serving quarantine was arrested after he fled his fourth-floor hotel room using tied-up bedsheets. According to the police, the man...

90-year-old infected with ‘two Covid-19 variants at once’; rare phenomenon underestimated

Paris (AFP) — Researchers in Belgium announced that a 90-year-old woman who died due to Covid-19 complications was infected with the Alpha and Beta...

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Half naked woman throws killer litters out from 3rd floor flat, including baby cot & potted plants

    Italy — A woman in Italy, who wore only her underwear, was caught on camera disposing of her belongings...
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YouTuber buys grandpa S$1M Lamborghini and gives S$161k cash to grandparents

    Bangkok — A popular Thai YouTuber who goes by the handle “SpriteDer SPD” recently bought his grandfather a custom...

Woman gets stuck on blind date after city goes into lockdown

    A Chinese woman may have thought she was stuck on Groundhog Day, or maybe caught in one of Dante’s...

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