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Malaika Arora’s power suit to Sonam Kapoor’s quirky top: Who wore what to ring in New Year 2021

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India -- Celebrities welcomed New Year in style. Dressing up for special occasions even though you are not going anywhere is always fun and puts you in a happy mood. That is what our favourite Bollywood celebrities did. This was the year of celebrating...

Priyanka Chopra shares pouty selfie on ‘last Monday of 2020’, asks fans if they are excited for the new year

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India, Dec. 29 -- Actor Priyanka Chopra has shared a new selfie on Instagram, in celebration of the last Monday of 2020. The actor said that the end of the year has put her in a reflective mood. Sharing the photo, Priyanka asked her fans...

Virus hollows out German city centres

by David COURBET The charming German city of Luebeck was lovingly done up for the holidays with fairy lights and garlands but the usual festive bustle was eerily absent this pandemic-scarred winter. Across the country, all non-essential businesses have been forced to shut until at least...

Australian lobster sector claws back trade after China ban

Even in the scorching Australian summer sun, long queues of customers snake around Fremantle harbour -- a soothing sight for beleaguered local fishermen trying to replace lost business with China. Australia's rock lobster exports are worth half a billion US dollars a year -- and...

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...

RM45b stimulus package to help people needed, says Guan Eng

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 12 -- Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng said a RM45 billion economic stimulus package is needed for Budget 2021 following the rise in unemployment and drop in manufacturing output. Lim said the additional RM45 billion was needed to create new sources...

Kaspersky: Information shared online becomes one’s reputation and creates an impact in the real world

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Manila, Dec. 10 -- Asia Pacific (APAC) is fertile land for social media, housing more than half of the world's total users and center of Facebook's growth. East Asia logs the most number of virtual network users at over 1 billion as of 2020, with...

No more CMCO, please: Retailers want government to use a more targeted approach to curb spread of Covid-19 as economy stutters

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 10 -- Retailers are asking the government to apply a more targeted approach when it comes to restricting movement instead of implementing a blanket conditional movement control order (CMCO) to control the spread of Covid-19 in the country. This targeted enhanced movement...

Putrajaya should spend another RM45b in 2021 for economic growth, says Lim

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 9 -- The federal government should have spent and borrowed more to save jobs, businesses and livelihoods next year, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. The Bagan MP, who was also the finance minister in the Pakatan Harapan government, said the country's...

LGE: Expect more credit rating downgrades if PN govt continues to bury its head in the sand

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 7 -- DAP's Lim Guan Eng has warned the government to expect more sovereign credit rating downgrades for Malaysia in the future if it does not accept that the country is in the midst of an economic and political crisis. The recent...
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