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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,...

Pakistan provincial court bans virginity tests on rape victims

A court in Pakistan's most populous province on Monday outlawed virginity tests on rape victims -- a longstanding practice in the country used to assess a woman's so-called honour. Critics of the tests, including an invasive "two-finger test", had filed petitions in the eastern city...

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...

India: All the celebrity weddings of 2020

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India, Dec. 28 -- Celebrity weddings are usually a grand affair scream opulence with celebrations lasting for days and having eminent personalities from the film fraternity in attendance. However, the big fat Indian weddings turned low-key amid the pandemic this year even for celebrities...

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride

Virtual currency bitcoin -- which broke the $20,000 barrier in trading for the first time Wednesday -- morphed from an academic paper to one of the world's most closely-watched crypto currencies. Here is a look at its tumultuous rise, fall and rise again. - Mysterious beginnings...

Chinese state-owned companies debt defaults send investors into a tizzy

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India, Dec. 14 -- Despite claims of an economic recovery, Chinese state-owned companies are defaulting on their debts. A string of missed debt repayments by major firms has shaken local as well as global markets. State firms defaulted on a record $6.1 billion worth...

DAP rep warns Pakatan against embracing Umno to form new Perak government

IPOH, Dec. 9 -- DAP Pasir Bedamar assemblyman Terence Naidu said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition must not work with Umno to form the Perak government. Terence claimed the political crisis in Perak was simply a ruse for Umno to remove the mentri besar and...

Kit Siang: Is Bersatu following PAS in refusing recognition of secular principles in Malaysian Constitution?

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- A veteran politician has questioned if Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is now headed in the direction of Islamist party PAS, following Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's recent vow to fight 'secularism and liberalism' and uphold moderate Sunni Muslim teachings. DAP's...

Perak incident not a warning from Umno to PM Muhyiddin, analysts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- Umno's efforts on Friday to effectively depose the Perak mentri besar from ally Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia may not be a warning shot towards him, political observers have said. Political analyst Prof Azmi Hassan...

TikTok keeps ticking in US as deadline for asset sale passes

by Glenn CHAPMAN TikTok continued serving up short videos in the US despite missing a Trump administration deadline to come up with an acceptable deal to put its American assets into US hands. Talks between TikTok parent ByteDance and government negotiators were continuing despite the missed...
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