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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...

Love in the time of Covid: TV kisses return, despite pandemic

by Juan Sebastian SERRANO Dozens of peasants wearing face masks remain immobile under the baking midday sun in a coffee plantation in central Colombia. Suddenly a voice shouts out: "Face masks off, we're going to roll!" Colombia's popular daytime soap operas -- known as telenovelas in Latin...

Singapore’s Covid-19 Christmas economics

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Kuala Lampur, Dec. 27 -- There's no snow. No real sleigh bells. And no one's roasting anything by an open fire but this weekend Singapore celebrated Christmas like never before. Instead of big parties and Christmas fairs, we had smaller events and households hosting smaller...

Singapore surpasses Switzerland

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 20 -- So, after months of Covid-19's unprecedented economic contraction, restrictions and the embarrassment of large-scale transmission within foreign workers' dormitories, our leaders have pulled off a real triumph. The world economic Forum (WEF) -the summit of the most powerful world and...

Christmas gift guide: Five Malaysian brands selling ethically conscious gifts for under RM100

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PETALING JAYA, Dec. 15 -- 'Tis the season of giving so why not amp up the joy of the holidays and turn it into a chance to give back to the community? These Malaysian brands and social enterprises are selling unique gifts under RM100 for...

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...

Pandemic sends hunger rising in America, and children bear the brunt

by Chris Stein Before the pandemic closed her middle school and US immigration agents deported her father to El Salvador, Kimberly Orellana did not fear going hungry. But with her mother now alone and cleaning houses for pay that isn't enough to reliably feed Orellana and...

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...

EPF withdrawals a real lifesaver

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Kuala Lampur, Nov. 17 -- For most of us out there, RM2 million would set us up for life. We could purchase a house, two cars, feed and educate our families without a single care. However, sadly, for some corrupt politicians out there, RM2 million is...
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