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UNICEF to transport 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 92 countries in 2021

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Manila, Nov. 24 -- Nearly two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be transported to 92 countries worldwide in 2021, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday. UNICEF said it is working with major global airlines including the International Air Transport Association (IATA),...

Anthony Blinken, likely secretary of state, is positive on US-India ties

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India, Nov. 23 -- US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anthony Blinken, a long-time national security and foreign policy expert who has been enthusiastic about ties with India and called China a "common challenge", as his secretary of state, US media reported. Jake...

Rise in Covid-19 cases leaves health experts divided on CMCO’s efficacy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 23 -- The persistent spike in daily Covid-19 cases in the last two months has prompted health analysts to question if the renewal of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has been effective in reining in the pandemic. Despite the consensus that...

Joe Biden poised to name cabinet

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India, Nov. 22 -- US President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top leaders for his cabinet as early as next week as President Donald Trump's attempts to question the election outcome continue to fail. Biden has already...

Patriot rubbishes DBKL liquor ban as infringement of non-Muslim rights

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 -- Veterans' group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has condemned the recent decision by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to ban the sale of liquor in sundry shops, grocery stores and convenience stores, calling it "unnecessary and ridiculous". Its president Brigadier General...

Donald Trump and the Rule of Law

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By William Cooper Donald Trump has spent his adult life chasing real estate deals, younger women and television cameras. He has not been sitting in a law library pondering the nuances of America's constitutional order. When it comes to the rule of law, he simply does not know the rules. Take his assertion that his...

Dr Mahathir wants to make Pejuang kingmaker in GE15

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 21 -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes his newly-formed party Parti Pejuang Tanah Air could determine who wins the upcoming general election as a third force between two sides with no clear advantage against one another. The two-time former prime minister told...

The Covid-19 mental toll on Malaysia: Over 37,000 calls to help hotlines

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 19 -- The Health Ministry has disclosed that 37,009 calls were made to helplines during the Covid-19 pandemic. More than half called seeking emotional and psychological support. The helplines for mental health services and psychosocial support were set up by the Health...

Detained citizen journalist in China faces jail for reporting on Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan

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India, Nov. 19 -- A Chinese citizen journalist who reported on the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan could face five years in jail after being formally charged with spreading false information. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was detained in May while covering stories on the...

Ron Klain: Biden’s pick for White House Chief of Staff who served as ‘Ebola Czar’

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India, Nov. 12 -- US President-elect Joe Biden has named Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff amid reluctance from President Donald Trump to concede defeat after the recently concluded elections. As the coronavirus pandemic remains a major challenge for Biden, Klain's appointment...
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