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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...

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...

Art on a chopping board: An Insta series celebrates unsung heroes of the kitchen

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India, Jan. 1 -- "It had to begin with the potato," says Devi Menon, 40, of her Instagram food art series. "My mother, who lives in Kerala, cooks amazing dishes with potatoes that I have sorely missed since we moved to the UK." In that...

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

Yemeni men, women and children filled a hall earlier this month in rebel-held Sanaa, laughing and clapping as actors took to the stage with comic relief for their war-wracked country. Yemen's conflict has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the UN says, and the Arab...

Demi Lovato preaches self love, body positivity with glittering stretch marks; opens up about eating disorder recovery

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India, Dec. 27 -- Popstar Demi Lovato has always been very open about her battle with an eating disorder, overdose and consequent recovery, and the 27-year-old recently opened up about the same and celebrated her stretchmarks, urging her fans to accept themselves as they...

German pilot traces giant syringe in sky to mark Covid jabs

A young German pilot said Sunday he traced a giant syringe in the sky as a way of marking the start of Germany's rollout of vaccines against the coronavirus. Samy Kramer, a 20-year-old amateur pilot, had carefully plotted out the route he needed to take...

Zaid Darbar-Gauahar Khan wedding festivities kick off with haldi ceremony, see photos

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India, Dec. 22 -- Actor Gauahar Khan and social media influencer Zaid Darbar began their multiple day wedding celebrations with a haldi ceremony. She took to Instagram to post pictures of the function, in which they were seen in matching yellow outfits. While he...

Happy birthday Taimur Ali Khan: When Kareena Kapoor revealed how her son brought out ‘the best in me and also the worst’

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India, Dec. 20 -- On December 20, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan's son Taimur Ali Khan turns four. He is easily one of the most photographed boys in the country. From the day he was born, he has been the favourite of the...

Leader of ‘virus-free’ Turkmenistan champions herbal defence

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by Anton Lomov / with Christopher Rickleton in Almaty Ayna Garayeva, a school teacher in the capital of authoritarian and secretive Turkmenistan, began taking extra sanitary measures in her classroom when the government issued new guidelines in August. As well as standard coronavirus precautions like temperature checks...
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