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US actress Loughlin released from prison

American actress Lori Loughlin was released from prison on Monday after serving a two-month sentence for her part in a scam to secure spots for privileged children at prestigious universities, authorities said. The 56-year-old known from her role as Aunt Becky in the 1980s-90s hit...

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch sold for knockdown price

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 -- Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch in California has finally sold, more than 10 years after the death of the pop star who abandoned the property following his trial on charges of molesting a young boy there. Billionaire investor Ron Burkle,...

Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

by Martin Abbugao Scientists in protective clothing work in a high-tech laboratory at a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, whose coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from robust global drug demand. The city-state is on course for its worst ever recession this year but...

California orders body bags as intensive care swamped by Covid

by Laurent BANGUET California officials ordered thousands of extra body bags Tuesday as record coronavirus cases left Los Angeles with fewer than 100 intensive care beds available for a county of 10 million people. The situation has grown severe across southern parts of California, which was...

Mayor of a city in California has Malaysian heritage, makes history as youngest female of colour to hold office

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 12 -- The new Mayor of Eastvale (Riverside County) in California, Jocelyn Yow, became the youngest woman of colour to serve as mayor of a California city and her father is a Malaysian. The 25-year-old mother to a six-month-old baby boy was...

What Kamala Harris’s aunt said about the US vice president-elect

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India -- While Indians are all praises for the new vice-president elect of the United States, her aunt on Sunday spoke about how Kamala Harris grew up as a "good child" and how she always accomplished what she aimed for. "We have always seen her...

Kamala Harris recommends ‘a hearty breakfast’ for women, reveals her favourite Indian dishes

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India, Nov. 8 -- Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Kamala Harris has left little girls dreaming big after she was elected as the first Indian-origin and first Black woman Vice President of the United States of America. Ahead of the...

Start of the fourth global Covid-19 wave

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India, Oct. 19 -- As the global case tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed the 40 million mark, the outbreak appears to have entered the fourth and strongest (yet) wave. The latest spurt of infections is fuelled by the second wave in most...

Outcry as Republican senator mocks Kamala Harris’ name

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India, Oct. 18 -- Republican Senator David Perdue, who is seeking re-election from Georgia, has sparked a storm after mispronouncing Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris's first name during a speech at a rally for US President Donald Trump. "Kamala? Kamala? Kamala-mala-mala? I don't know. Whatever,"...

Harris assails Trump virus ‘failure’ in newly civil election debate

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by Eric Baradat, with Shaun Tandon and Michael Mathes in Washington Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris on Wednesday called Donald Trump’s Covid-19 response a historic failure that disqualified him from a second term, in a pointed but mostly civil debate with Mike Pence who...
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