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Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

Malaysian villagers were evacuated in an excavator while others swam through deep waters Wednesday as the number forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.  Flooding hits the country's east coast during the rainy season annually and...

‘End of an era’ as Chinese football’s star power fades

by Peter STEBBINGS In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market. But four years later it is a very different story...

US pharmacist who destroyed vaccines was ‘conspiracy theorist’: police

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An American pharmacist who allegedly destroyed hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses last month was an "admitted conspiracy theorist" and believed in a baseless rumor about their safety, authorities have said. Steven Brandenburg removed 57 vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, each containing around 10 doses,...

Australia vows not to rush vaccine rollout, citing UK ‘problems’

Under mounting pressure to speed up coronavirus vaccinations, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said he would not take "unnecessary risks" and emulate Britain's emergency drug approval. While vaccinations are already well underway in many countries, Australia's pharmaceutical authority is not expected to rule...

Japan sumo champion Hakuho tests positive for coronavirus

Record-breaking sumo champion Hakuho has tested positive for coronavirus, just days before the New Year tournament, the Japan Sumo Association said Tuesday. A spokesperson for the JSA said it was not clear if anyone else at Hakuho's Miyagino stable had tested positive for the virus,...

Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace

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by Anna MALPAS with AFP bureaus Britain on Monday began rolling out the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a possible game-changer in fighting the disease worldwide, while China raced to inoculate millions with a homegrown prophylactic. Britain started the new drive with 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,...

Beijing vaccinates thousands in Covid-19 jab drive

Thousands of people lined up in Beijing Monday to receive a Covid-19 vaccine as China races to innoculate millions before the Chinese New Year mass travel season in February. More than 73,000 people in the Chinese capital have received the first dose of the vaccine...

French-Irish teen’s death ‘misadventure’: Malaysian coroner

by Patrick Lee A French-Irish teenager with learning difficulties died by "misadventure" after disappearing in the Malaysian jungle on a family holiday and there was no sign she was murdered or sexually assaulted, a coroner ruled Monday. The body of Nora Quoirin, 15, was discovered unclothed...

Man held after entering Japan emperor’s residence: media

A 29-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into the Tokyo residence of Emperor Naruhito, where he reportedly spent two hours before being discovered, local media said Sunday. The man, who has not been named, entered the usually heavily guarded Akasaka residential complex for...

Israel plans 2 million vaccinated by end of January

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Israel said Sunday two million people will have received a two-dose Covid-19 vaccination by the end of January, a pace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasts is the world's fastest. Starting on December 19, when Netanyahu got his first jab, Israel launched an aggressive push to...
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